Breathing Life Back Into a Story by Wendi Zwaduk – Guest Blog

Long and Short Reviews welcomes Wendi Zwaduk whose new print anthology, Second Chances, recently released.

Breathing Life Back into a Story

Something that scares an author is when their publisher collapses. It might not be a huge explosion or a minor implosion. It could be something as simple as the publisher decided to shut its doors. Simple and clean.

That’s what happened to me. I love all of my publishers. I do. Even the ones I’m no longer with. I love them. Why? Because they’re doing something I think is remarkable—publishing a book. That’s awesome. Now, I could do that myself. I could and I did with Second Chances, but they take the work out of it for me. Yes, I have to complete edits and approve of the covers and all that, but they do the formatting and distribution. Fantastic stuff.

So, one of those publishers of mine closed. Turquoise Morning Press. I learned so much there and love the friends I made along the way. I have no regrets except that they’re no longer in business.

But this is where the rub is. Those stories I had with TMP ended up without a home. What’s an author to do? I could shop them to another pub or dip my toes into self-publishing. I’ll be honest. Self-publishing, although it’s been done by a lot of people—kind of scares me. But…I tried it anyway. What’s the worst that could happen? Well, lots, but I won’t get into that.
So I tried. I put my chin out and gave self-publishing my best shot. Second Chances is what I have to offer. I breathed life into stories that might have otherwise have disappeared. How cool is that? It is to me. I loved these stories and didn’t want them to go away forever. Now, I control the destiny of them. That’s very cool.

Want to know more about my first foray into self-publishing? It’s only in print, but hey, there’s something awesome about holding a print book.

4_19 wendiAnything is possible when you only accept the best, even if it takes some second chances. Four stories of white hot romance from bestselling author, Wendi Zwaduk.

Can this seasoned officer accept what he never knew he wanted? She longs to wrap herself in his muscle-bound arms, but can a chance encounter really be simply the best?

He drives fast, lives on the edge and loved once, but things ended in disaster. Can he accept the woman who holds his heart, despite all of their gagged past? She never intended to leave him, but life got in the way. Is coming to terms with her past the key to winning the love of her life back?

All he wanted was a pint of ice cream, not to be a witness to a double murder. Good thing she has not one, but two sexy men willing to keep her safe. Sam and Quint had it all until she came along. Can these three find love beyond the bedroom or will things go up in flames?

Gage Bell considered Ryan Dane the one that got away—except he never pursued Ryan in the first place. He’s done trying to ignore the way Ryan makes him feel, and an incident on the track has given him the right incentive to find the sweetness he’s always known was in Ryan’s arms. If Ryan will give him an inch and let him take the wheel, Gage is ready to run the right man over and over again.

About the Author: Megan Slayer, aka Wendi Zwaduk, is a multi-published, award-winning author of more than one-hundred short stories and novels. She’s been writing since 2008 and published since 2009.Her stories range from the contemporary and paranormal to LGBTQ and BDSM themes. No matter what the length, her works are always hot, but with a lot of heart. She enjoys giving her characters a second chance at love, no matter what the form. She’s been the runner up in the Kink Category at Love Romances Café as well as nominated at the LRC for best author, best contemporary, best ménage and best anthology. Her books have made it to the bestseller lists on and AllRomance Ebooks.

When she’s not writing, Megan spends time with her husband and son as well as three dogs and three cats. She enjoys art, music and racing, but football is her sport of choice.

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