Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Matrimonial Mayhem: An anthology where all the proceeds go to charity

Back a few weeks ago we had an announcement about how the Alabama tornadoes hit Astraea Press personally. You see several members of our house were amid the devastation. So as a group we decided to do a wedding anthology most of which are spin offs or extras of books that are published with Astraea.  Matrimonial Mayhem is an anthology of wedding stories, to benefit the Governor of Alabama's Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives, for the hardest hit areas of the state.We at Astraea Press will not recieve any money. With that being said we can only offer it through our site here, as 3rd party vendors want their cut, and it will only be in the form of an ebook. So for $5.00 you get an amazing collabloration of stories and help out some Americans who are hurting. 

Here is the buy link for Matrimonial Mayhem and here is a link for the charity. So here's a fun part of Matrimonial Mayhem. Authors at AP are doing a mini blog hop and if you go to each blog and leave a comment starting here. You can be entered for an amazing prize pack for Astraea Press. So check out more about Matrimonial Mayhem and at the end will be the next blog to go too. But wait don't for get that message. 
Elaine Cantrell, "It All Started with Cinders Malone's Dress," based upon A New Dream. From the wrong dress to a canine disaster with the wedding cake, can anything go right for Matt and Violet on their wedding day?

Therese Gilardi, "Marriage on Sunset," based upon Matching Wits with Venus.  Before Colin and Amelia, came Amelia's parents Stella Sweetwater and Gerard Coillard. Maybe not a match made in Heaven, but certainly one arranged by Venus...on Sunset Boulevard.


J.F. Jenkins, "Legend of the Aero Dragon," based upon The Legend of the Oceina Dragon. When a young dragon falls in love, best not to be standing between him and his chosen mate...especially if his choice doesn't exactly match the choice of his father.


Kim Bowman, "The Ballad of Brenda and Willard," based on a true urban legend  Third time was the charm in the wedding tale of this author's parents, but exactly what date their anniversary should be celebrated on is anybody's guess. (Wayward Soul.)


J. Gunnar Grey, "The Lilies at Laura's Wedding," based upon Deal with the Devil. No happy hitching to be found here, but sometimes the better course to take is to say "I don't."


Kay Springsteen, "Camp Wedding," based upon Heartsight. A blind Marine, a nervous bride, and an adorable child who loves them both is an equation for another tug on the heartstrings in the story behind Dan and Trish's wedding.

Now go on your merry way and check out Elaine Cantrell's blog next in the blog hop HERE. Wait don't forget to leave a comment. 


  1. This is a wonderful fundraiser! I'm looking forward to reading all the stories!

  2. I'm excited to read this, but I haven't finished all the stories related to the anthology yet... arrrgh. I'm going to be busy over the next few days!

  3. Not only am I excited to read these stories, I am excited that all these fabulous authors have donated their time and talents for such a great cause.