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RELEASE DAY! First Love: The Art of Making Doughnuts

Could a fiercely independent cop’s heart be stolen by the guy who makes her favorite doughnuts?

Will a maid who used deceit to snare a mail-order husband get a dose of her own medicine?

Can her handsome neighbor rescue a modern-day “princess” from a tenacious ex-boyfriend?

Can two strangers in a rideshare be honest enough to fall in love for real?

You can get the answers to all those questions today! It's release day for the 7th annual Insecure Writer's Support Group anthology!

First Love features the talents of Linda Budzinski, Melissa Maygrove, Michael Di Gesu, Sylvia Ney, Katie Klein, Kim Elliott, Templeton Moss, S.E. White, Denise Covey, and Sammi Spizziri. Hand-picked by a panel of agents and authors, these ten tales will touch your heart and rekindle lost feelings. 

Prepare to return to that first love...


First Love is published by Freedom Fox Press, an imprint of Dancing Lemur Press. Its collection of romance stories is clean and wholesome, and ranges from historical to contemporary. There's something for everyone! 

Get your copy at one of these retailers:

Barnes & Noble

Curious what others think? Blog tour stop #3: Author Kelly F Barr posted a review of First Love on her blog. Check it out!

Don't forget to add it to your Goodreads


This doubles as my Insecure Writers Support Group post for September 7th.

Alex's awesome co-hosts this month are: 
Kim Lajevardi, Cathrina Constantine, 
Please stop by their blogs (tomorrow) and say thank you

September 7th question: What genre would be the worst for you to tackle and why?
Hm... Horror for sure. I don't like scary stories or things jumping out at me. 
Thank for stopping by to celebrate with us!


IWSG is the brainchild of Alex J. Cavanaugh. It's a monthly bloghop that offers a safe haven for writers to express their feelings and concerns without fear of appearing foolish or weak. It's also a venue for offering  support, both in the form of comments and positive posts. Writers of all kinds are welcome. 

We 'meet' the first Wednesday of every month. If you're interested in learning more, click on the link above. And don't be intimidated by the size of the group. We're not expected to visit everyone on the list


  1. Congratulations to you and all of the authors.

  2. Congrats to everyone whose story is in the anthology. I don't like horror either.

  3. Congrats!! I had so much fun being one of the readers for the fantastic entries.

  4. Congrats, Melissa. And also to all the other writers included in this anthology. I love the title!

  5. Congrats, Melissa! And to all of the other authors as well. I'm picking up my copy today


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