Aged to Perfection Anthology
Release Date: Feb 15, 2022
A Magical Paranormal Women’s Fiction Romance Collection
Featuring 19 all new tales spotlighting women forty and over having the time of their midlife.
Those aren’t gray hairs, they’re strands of glitter letting the world know you’re fabulous. So adjust your crown and join us as we celebrate women who are fabulous, over forty, and aged to perfection in this magical paranormal women’s fiction romance collection. Includes stories from some of today’s top PWF authors, NY Times and USA TODAY bestsellers, as well as new emerging voices in the genre.
Aged to Perfection 19 Author Anthology – Featured Author: Yasmine Galenorn
Meet Yasmine Galenorn
NYT, PW, and USA Today bestselling author Yasmine Galenorn writes urban fantasy and all things paranormal. She lives in the Seattle area with her husband and cats.
Book in the Aged to Perfection Anthology
Yasmine Galenorn—Weaver’s Web
Paranormal investigator and witch January Jaxson, and her wolf-shifter boyfriend Killian O’Connell, take a vacation for Valentine’s Day and find themselves in a search for their hostess’s missing sister.
Q & A with the Author
What’s a misconception about midlife that you’d like to clear up?
That life declines after 50. I’m sixty and–although the body takes a toll–I’m more clear about my life than I’ve ever been. I am stronger as a person, I am happier, and feel more successful than ever before.
What was your favorite part of writing Paranormal Women’s Fiction?
Writing about women who’ve been through the wringer and come out on top.
Tell us a bit about your story.
I had an abusive childhood, an abusive first marriage, and so I know all about starting over. I’ve learned a lot about living life without a safety net, and about taking those lemons and making lemon meringue pie out of them. Sometimes, the baggage spurs you on to become stronger and more secure in yourself.
Tell us about your experience writing a book for the Aged to Perfection Antho.
I knew I wanted to base the story in my Moonshadow Bay Series, and to explore January’s (my main character) new relationship more, even while adding in yet another spooky experience to her life. I wanted to address some of the boundary issues and personal choice issues that women who’ve been through a bad relationship carry forward into the next one.
Tell us about one of your upcoming titles.
I’m currently working on books for my urban fantasy Wild Hunt series and its spinoffs right now–The Tangled Sky, The Broken Shore, and Tattered Thorns are all coming out this year, along with others. I will also be writing more in my Moonshadow Bay series as well.
Why was this story important for you to tell?
Because there wasn’t room in the earlier books of this series for me to explore some of the questions January and Killian faced in this story, and it’s a bridge to the next part of the series arc.
Do you have a writing routine?
I write almost every day. I find the world I’m writing in stays fresher in my mind this way. I’ve been writing since I was a child, and writing professionally since 1996, and with every book, I reignite my love for writing. I get up, get to work, and I work 60+ hours per week, but since I love my work, I don’t mind the time spent at all.
If you could live the life of one single character in your story, who would it be and why?
I think Rowan, January’s great-grandmother. Though she doesn’t make much of an appearance in Weaver’s Web (since January is on vacation), I love her character. She’s witchblood, over two hundred years old, and a powerful, confident character who helps January learn as her powers blossom out.
Do you have a personal connection with any of the characters in your story? Does one resonate with you more than the others?
I’ve been through some of what January has–though my own experiences have been rougher. Plus, since I’m in the Craft, I work with the paranormal in ‘real life’ too, similar to the way she does.
What is something you hope the readers take away from your story?
That a relationship doesn’t have to be a clone of anyone else’s relationship, that every couple is unique and that life can be joyful with the family you create from friends.
How long have you been writing?
Since I was three–well, I’ve been telling stories since then. I’ve been writing stories since about 8 years old. I got my first contract in 1996, and I’ve been writing professionally since then. I’m sixty-one now, and still finding joy in my work.
What words of advice would you give to new writers who are just starting in the genre of Paranormal Women’s Fiction?
Think outside the box. Yes, January is divorced but you can also have a character who’s never been married, who isn’t human but still is navigating ‘midlife’.
Do you have other books out or planned that are related to your anthology story? If so, which ones?
Yes, there are five books in the Moonshadow Bay series that are currently available, and the Moonshadow Bay series is part of my Shadow Towns World, which also includes the Whisper Hollow Series.
Includes 19 brand new never before released stories from:
Mandy M. Roth–Running with the Devil
Michelle M. Pillow–Merely Mortal
Robyn Peterman–My Big Fat Hairy Wedding
Kristen Painter–Code Name: Mockingbird
Yasmine Galenorn–Weaver’s Web
Milly Taiden–Surviving Midlife
Renee George–The Age of Inno-Scents
Jenna Rivers–Spell of a Time
Reggi Dupree–Midlife Collision
Shéa MacLeod–Day of the Were-Jackal
Christine Gael–The Bargain
Charise M. Studesville–The Perks of Being A Hoodoo Rose
Christine Zane Thomas–A Touch of Twilight
Macy Dixon–Midlife Shelf Life
Stephanie Berchiolly–Train Bound to Forty
Bobby Leigh–S now Hill: Hexed On A Feeling
Jade Greenberg–Magic Takes Manhattan
Aaron M. Cabrera–The Invention of Magic