Tell Me You Love Me is Released! (He Wanted My Heart is Officially Published + Story Trailer!)
Happy Valentine’s Day! And what perfect way to celebrate than to announce the release of a romance anthology? That’s right! The Christian romance anthology, Tell Me You Love Me, is now published and available for purchase! Click here to buy an ebook or paperback copy of Tell Me You Love Me. And that also means that my short story, “He Wanted My Heart” is now published! 😀 I can’t believe it! A story idea and characters that came to mind more than a year ago is now in print! I am ever so grateful that God has allowed this for me. “He Wanted My Heart” is one of my favorite short stories I’ve written thus far. (Though this is probably because I love the characters so much. XD)
While you’re here, I’ll let you in on a little secret: I have an idea to write a story about Adrian, one of the side characters in “He Wanted My Heart.” And maybe after that, I’ll write another story about Clarissa and Greyson. (I don’t know for sure yet if I’ll follow through with that plan.) When Clarissa and Greyson’s story first came to me, I felt like I knew enough to possibly write a novella length for them (or even novelette length). But when I decided to tell their story in short story length, I cut out a lot of stuff and condensed it. I’m very happy with how it turned out though, and I think the shorter length was perfect for their story. However, if Clarissa and Greyson seem like they need more of their story told, then I am prepared for that, lol. But for now, I have plans for Adrian’s story next.
Anyway, that’s just me sharing some writing plan secrets,
which I don’t normally do, so lucky you! XDD
About Tell Me You Love Me
Tell Me You Love Me – a timeless collection of stories that truly understand the meaning of “I love you”
Twelve young Christian authors have come together, alongside romance novelist Grace A. Johnson and editor Issabelle Perry to show our world of depravity and cheap imitations of romance what love really means: faith, hope, and sacrifice.
These stories range from contemporary YA to historical to fantasy, and tell diverse, unique love stories that compel, captivate, and warm readers’ hearts with their sweet and authentic nature.
Featuring work from Michaela Bush, Saraina Whitney, Karynn Heckler, Margaret Copeland, Lucia Molano, Sarah Lawton, Brooklyn O’Brennan, Mackenzie Hendricks, H.S. Kylian, Lydia M. Jupp, Katherine Perry, and Amelia Cabot, the Tell Me You Love Me anthology is the collaboration of talented and inspirational young writers you’ve been waiting for!
Graphic designed by Issabelle Perry
About “He Wanted My Heart”
A rude and arrogant man from Clarissa’s past has shown up asking for her hand in marriage. Her initial denial doesn’t work as Greyson tries to win her favor. Through the next several weeks, she begins to see a side of him she never thought existed. Could it be he’s had a change of heart, or does he have some ulterior motive? And what of her own changing feelings?
If you want to learn more about Clarissa and Greyson
and check out their Pinterest board, then you can read this blog post here! And now, the thing I have been MOST excited to share with you all is the STORY TRAILER I made for “He Wanted My Heart”!!!!! This is my first time doing something like this, and although there was a lot of frustration and complications, it turned out to still be so much fun to make! I hope to do it again sometime! Anyway, here it is:
Have you ever read an anthology before? If so, what was it? If you enjoy reading romance, what’s your favorite romance story? Do you enjoy watching book trailers? If you watched the trailer above, what was your favorite scene in it? Anything you want to say, let me know in the comments below!
~ Katherine Perry
Grace A. Johnson
AHHHHHH KAT!! I AM SO EXCITED FOR YOU!!! And YES YES YES I NEED MORE OF CLARISSA AND GREYSON AND AN ADRIAN STORY!!! Bring it on!!!
(Also, that graphic is gorgeous, Is!!!)
AAHHH, THANK YOU!!!! (And thank you SO much for your help with editing “He Wanted My Heart”!!!! Your and Is’ feedback truly made it so much better!!! <333) EEEE, YAY, THAT MAKES ME SO HAPPY!!!!! I WILL DEFINITELY BE WRITING MORE FOR THEM THEN! 😉
Your story looks so good!!!! 🤩 I can’t wait to read it!!!!
Awww, thank you!!!!!😊 I hope you enjoy it!!!!
Grace A. Johnson
YOU’RE SO WELCOME!! (Aww, my pleasure!! I’m so glad it helped!!!) WAHOO YAY!!!
😀❤❤ *is super happy you’re excited*
(Aww THANK YOU GRACIE!!!!)
Grace A. Johnson
(YOU’RE SO WELCOME SIS!!!)
YAY!!! I’M SO EXCITED FOR YOU!!! I adored “He Wanted My Heart”, and the trailer?! So perfect!! And, Is, I’ve probably told you this so many times, but the cover is absolutely stunning!! <333
Aw, THANK YOU, AVA!!!!! Aww, yay, I’m so glad you enjoyed the story and the trailer!!!<3 This makes my day!😊 Thank you!!!
Awww, Ava, you’re so sweet!!! THANK YOU SOOO MUCH!!!! I’m so glad you like it!
Yay! I’m so excited that you got a story published, Katherine!! And that trailer you made was so cool! I loved it!
Awww, thank you so much, Lily!!!<3 Thank you!!! 😀 I'm so glad you enjoyed it!!!
YAYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Congratulations on being published in TMYLM!!! And girl, I LOVED that trailer you made!! 😍 I’m so excited for the story you’re planning about Adrian!!!
Thank you!!!! Congratulations to you too, girl!!! 😉 Aww, thank youu!!!!😊 I’m so glad you liked it! Yay, I’m glad you’re excited!! I’ll have to get it done as soon as possible then! *winks*
YAHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO CONGRATULATIONS KATHERINE ON THE SHORT STORY RELEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! *showers you with chocolate and confetti* I am SOOO excited that Greyson and Clarissa’s story is finally released into the world!!! (And I LOVED your writing sneak peek insights!)
AWWW, THANK YOUUUU, IZZY!!!!!!! Girl, you’re making me smile so much with your enthusiasm!😁 *eats chocolate and dances in confetti* Aww, thank you!!! That’s sweet of you to say!! Thank you so much with all your help in editing it!!! It wouldn’t be the story that it is without you and Gracie! (Aww, thank you, girl!! I’m so glad!!<33)
CONGRATS KAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!! <333 EEP, I'm so happy for you! He Wanted My Heart is such an incredible story, and I'm so glad that the rest of the world can read it now!! XD *gasp* And you're going to work on a story with Adrian??!!! *squeals* That's so cool!!
(And the book trailer? You. Nailed. It. XDD It's awesome!)
(Also, Issabelle!! The graphic is stunning!! Love it!)
THANK YOU, E!!!!!!!!!!!!!!<333 Aww, thank you!!! Awww, girl, I'm so glad you loved the story, and you're so sweet!<3 You're brightening my day!! *hugs* Hehe, yep!😁 Ah, thank you! I'm happy to hear you think so!!!
(Aww, thank you so much, girl!!! *beams* Thank you for watching it! I'm so glad you enjoyed it!)
Ahh, I love that book trailer! It looks awesome!
Congrats on having your book out in the world!
Aww, thank you so much, Diamond!!!! I’m so glad you loved it!
Aw, thank youu!!!
Congratulations!!! I have not read many anthologies, but I did read one that was a collection of people who wrote about some funny things they got into at school when they were kids.
Thank you, Corrie!!! Ah, yeah, same here, girl! 😉 Ooh, that sounds cool!!! I bet it was so funny too. What was the anthology called?
Ooo, I can’t remember I think it was called “Tripping the Lunch Lady and other stories”?
Oooh, the title sounds cool!! I’ll have to check that out! Thanks!
Aww, yay! That trailer is lovely!
Aww, thank you so much, Vanessa!!!😊
EEEP KAT I LOVEEEE THAT TRAILER!!! AND A STORY OF ADRIAN WOULD BE AMAZING!!!! 😍
Great work on your short story!!
AW, THANK YOU SO MUCH, LORE!!!!<3 *smiles super big* AW, YAY, THANK YOU, GIRL!!!! I'M SO HAPPY TO HEAR THAT!!!! Now I am EVEN MORE excited to work on it!!!🤗
Thank you sooo much!!!!<33333