cbr14bingo Heart Level 2
Eternally Yours is filled with stories that fit all types of romance readers. Though it is young adult based; adults can appreciate editor Patrice Caldwell’s collection as well. With a mix of mortal love and supernatural love, and everything else in between, multiple voices are heard. All races, genders, and even different species come to life when it comes to matters of the heart.
Several of the authors you will know, some might be new to you. But each weaves a tale that includes how love conquers all. Even if you are a mermaid, demon, or human. Vampires, monsters, and lovers come to life. Learn how a merfolk (when human presents male) falls in love with a human boy, or another mermaid is part-witch and is enchanted by a local beauty, and how two lovers cannot be separated by distance or even time. Most stories, while they might be edge, dark or not completely hopeful, are about good love; but a few invoke how even evil might be put to good use and live happily ever after.
Some characters are trans, straight or gay. It is not all encompassing, but there is something for everyone. A few stories have some interesting twists and others are fairly straight forward. Each story talks about how the heart wants what the heart wants: be it to be with a local peasant girl or the Bloody (Rose)Mary in the mirror. True love might be fated and even death will not stop it, nor magic stand in its way.
Contributors: Kalynn Bayron, Kendare Blake, Kat Cho, Melissa de la Cruz, Hafsah Faizal, Sarah Gailey, Chloe Gong, Alexis Henderson, Adib Khorram, Anna-Marie McLemore, Casey McQuiston, Sandhya Menon, Akshaya Raman, Marie Rutkoski, and Julian Winters.