After Hours

In this engaging anthology of never-before-published stories, twelve award-winning and bestselling authors are united by their unique visions of the resilient woman and her quest for self, for fulfillment, for empowerment, and for an enriching new appreciation for what love really means—and why it matters.

A young woman is torn between the overbearing security of her fiancé and the excitement of an old flame…a desperate wife is forced into the workplace for the first time in her life…an ambitious professional woman finally finds the courage to take control of her career—and her man…an emotionally fragile divorcee finds resolve in the ethereal visitations of an archangel. These are just some of the women who discover and rediscover their wonderfully fallible selves in the shadow of love—romantic love, platonic love, new love, and lost love. You’ll be touched, inspired, charmed, and amused by these twelve original stories of disparate longings, unsettled lives, and the power of love.

In Toni’s contribution, After Hours, Marla has just landed her dream job - in another city – when the man of her dreams, back home, falls for her. After just one amazing and steamy night in Michael’s arms, she is forced to choose – the job or the guy? How will she decide, and which one will make her more complete?

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Awards and Honors

  • A recommended read for May at


  • The novella “After Hours” is Toni's contribution to The Power of LoveAnthology.
  • All author and agent proceeds fromThe Power of Love Anthology go to YMCA Battered Women's Shelter.

Reviews for "After Hours"

“Immensely fulfilling and very romantic. A keeper!” ~Maami Kanbi, Romance Reader at Heart

“Each (story) is uplifting and passionate. The Power Of Love will be the most romantic group of stories on your bookshelf!” ~Nanette, Joyfully Reviewed

“Powerful and well written. Nothing short of genius. Kudos to all these phenomenal authors!” ~Debbie, CK2S Kwips & Kritiques

“Something for everyone. A great book!” ~Jennifer Harden,

“(After Hours is) An emotional tale of choice and risking your heart. Strong and caring characters … in a truly winning story.” ~Jennell, Romance Reviews Today

“(After Hours is) Realistic, bittersweet, and a wonderful read.” ~Lotody, Coffee Time Romance, 4 CUPS

“This fine collection of short stories truly exemplifies the power of love. Worth your while.” ~Susan Mobley, Romantic Times, 4 STARS