Let’s face it; for some readers an anthology is simply a collection of novellas. Unless the collection features one of their favorite authors, they bypass the title in favor of a longer read. After all, they want a full story for their money.
This mindset was very much on our minds when the four of us decided to write The Billionaire’s Matchmaker. We knew immediately that we wanted the stories in our anthology to link together, more like a continuing series with reoccurring characters and a common thread. Originally, the idea of a matchmaking dog started as a joke, but the more we talked about it, the more the dog lovers in us knew we had the perfect idea.
Thus we created Charlie, the matchmaking Jack Russell terrier who invades the town of Chandler Cove and brings romance to four best friends. Charlie belongs to the Nicholas Bonaparte, or Mr. B as he’s called, the mysterious billionaire who lives on the outskirts of town, but through a series of events, ends up spending time with each of the heroines. We liken it to a Sisterhood of the Travelling Pooch.
In many ways The Billionaire’s Matchmaker is more a novel in four parts than an anthology as Charlie’s story stretches throughout. You have to read from beginning to end to find out what happens to the terrier as well as discover the story behind Mr. B.
Why didn’t we write a series instead of an anthology? Simple. We thought this format fit Charlie better. The faster pace ensures that Charlie’s antics don’t get tiresome. Plus, we wanted to give readers a complete read. We didn’t want to leave them hanging over four separate books to learn Charlie’s happy ending.
So if you anthologies aren’t normally your thing, we hope you’ll change your mind and try The Billionaire’s Matchmaker. Like we said, it’s not your ordinary anthology. Oh, and if you like fun, sexy, emotional stories with happy endings? You might want to try the book too.