Love is All: vol. 5

A charity anthology

Love Is All is a romance anthology that celebrates the fact that everyone deserves a happily-ever-after regardless of gender identity or sexual orientation. 

The fifth edition of Love Is All features nine brand new stories from bestselling and award-winning authors, including BL Maxwell, Chantal Mer & Susan Scott Shelley, Connor Peterson, Gabbi Grey, Nic Starr, R.L. Merrill, Sean Michael, Sophia Soames, and Xio Axelrod. They celebrate the universal human right that is to love and be loved.

All proceeds from the anthology will go to two organizations that support and defend LGBTQIA+ rights: the Matthew Shepard Foundation and Equality Texas.

The anthology will only be available for a limited time.

Love Is All, Volume 5 romance anthology


It has come to our attention that the publisher had a formatting error which removed an entire chapter of Swoon from the Love is All anthology.

If you purchased or reviewed the anthology prior to 22 June 2022, then you received the incomplete story. You'll have seen chapters 1, 2, and 3, but that 3 is actually chapter 4, and the real chapter 3 is missing. It's a swoon-worthy chapter central to the story. We don't want you to miss that! Plus, it's an entire quarter of the story.

An updated version of the anthology, with all 4 chapters of Swoon, has been uploaded to Amazon, Apple Books, Barnes & Noble, and Kobo. If you go into your library, you should see an option to get the update. Unfortunately, this affected the paperback too, which has also now been updated.

If you don't see an update in your ebook library, please contact any of the anthology authors with your receipt and we'll send the updated file your way.

Available June 14th through July 14th, 2022

Chantal and I contributed Swoon, part of our Love & Rugby series.

Firefighter Gage Garrison prides himself on being strong and reliable. Since his last relationship’s humiliating end, he’s kept to himself, but thanks to the rec league rugby club he joined, he’s slowly gained new friendships and a place to belong. A place that is threatened when his attempts to rescue a kitten in a tree thrusts his secret fear of heights into the spotlight, in full view of his new friends, and the teammate he’s been crushing on all season.


Dendrologist Valentine Bartley loves plants and trees with a passion. Settled in a new city, a new house, and a new job, he’s now part of the rugby club he used to love playing against, and has formed some solid friendships there. He’s also developed a crush on his fearless teammate Gage. Taking part in the tree rescue gives him a glimpse behind the tough mask Gage shows the world and he’s determined, quirks and all, to pursue the intriguing man.


Caring for the kitten bonds the men. Sharing vulnerabilities and wants, they find support, honesty, and a connection that feels like the solid foundation for a relationship. But with Gage’s worries over how his phobia could color Valentine’s and his teammates’ opinion of him, and Valentine’s doubts over whether he can trust Gage to keep his word when others haven’t, will fears of history repeating itself keep them from the promise of new beginnings they’ve found in each other?