Stake Me Out to the Ball Game

A couple of years ago, I heard about a brilliant publishing effort:  The Uncollected Anthology. Seven authors banded together to publish urban fantasy short stories.  Each quarter, they chose a theme, each author wrote a story centered on the theme, each author published her story independently, and all the authors shared telling the world about their work.

Imagine how excited I was when the Uncollected Anthology invited me to be a guest author! This quarter’s theme is “Heart’s Desires.” And my story is part of my Washington Vampires Series (in the Magical Washington universe.)

Here’s what “Stake Me Out to the Ball Game” is about:

Hell hath no fury like a vampire with a toothache…

Vampire Ava Buchanan has a pain in the fang, and the first available dentist appointment is forty-eight hours away. Desperate for distraction, she heads downtown for a baseball game.

At the stadium, she meets Dennis Maugham, a man who soon turns tooth-throb into heart-throb. Dennis is knowledgeable about baseball, he’s emotionally available, and he seems like the perfect companion for an evening out—or maybe even more.

There’s just one catch: Dennis is human. Can Ava gain her heart’s desire while continuing to hide her supernatural existence?

You can buy your copy here:


But that’s not all!  You can check out all the Heart’s Desires stories!

  Leah Cutter’s “The Perfect Shoes”

  Dayle A. Dermatis’s “Love Flu”

  Rebecca Senese’s “Heart Talk”

  Leslie Claire Walker’s “Real Girl”

  And now, the “Uncollected” anthology is actually collected!  You can buy all five stories in one convenient volume, available at a number of vendors.

I’m try honored to be part of this fun publishing venture.  I hope you’ll enjoy “Stake Me Out to the Ball Game” — and that you’ll check out the other Heart’s Desires stories too!