Fundraising for Breast Cancer

On Friday I posted on my Facebook page about the Shades of Pink anthology.   I said I would blog more about it on Saturday but also on Friday I had a little accident and broke one of the metacarpal bones in my right hand.  Right up near the knuckle.  It makes it difficult to type (the Backspace key is getting a lot of exercise this morning) so I put the blog off.  

No longer!   I’m just too excited to let a little broken bone get in the way.  

On Friday, KallySten posted this blog about my contribution to the book.  I was so ….is there another word for excited?  There must be.  *checks, leaves chamber music in her wake*



Well now, there are several words for ‘excited’.  

Main Entry: excited  [ik-sahy-tid] Show IPA

Part of Speech: adjective

Definition: inspired; upset

Synonyms:  aflame, agitated, animated, annoyed, aroused, awakened, beside oneself, charged, delighted, discomposed, disconcerted, disturbed, eager, enthusiastic, feverish, fired up, frantic, high*, hot and bothered, hot*, hyperactive, hysterical, in a tizzy, inflamed, juiced up, jumpy, keyed up, moved, nervous, on edge, on fire, overwrought, passionate, piqued, provoked, roused, ruffled, steamed up, stimulated, stirred, thrilled, tumultous/tumultuous, wild, wired, worked up, zipped up


I don’t think all of them are applicable.  *laughs*

Tangent.  Oops.  *gets back on track*

I was delighted to see the blog about my bit in the book!  I love the story, the cause is dear to me and KallySten is a lovely person.  In other words, I’m totally enthusiastic about the whole thing.  I am hoping that you people will be just as feverish about donating to the cause.  I’ll be beside myself if you do since I’m really quite passionate about this cause.

*grins*  I think that’s enough with the synonyms eh?

Here’s the promo:

The book cover.  Isn't it great?

The book cover. Isn’t it great?


Shades of Pink Charity Anthology



As you may know, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. For this occasion, 33 authors have allied for 1 cause: fundraising for research. Their gift to everyone who makes a donation? A romance anthology (ebook) titled Shades of Pink, totaling over 200.000 words / about 500 pages as a PDF.


The suggested donation is $5. Funds are raised via and all proceeds go directly to the National Breast Cancer Foundation. Readers can also donate to the charity organization of their choice (with a focus on breast cancer) and email their receipt to receive their copy of the anthology in either PDF, ePub or mobi (kindle).


Who: Kate Baum, Brei Betzold, Jean Booth, Catherine Bowman, Perci T. Brooks, Rose Caraway, Bethan Cooper, Sarah Daltry, Vivien Dean, JJ Ellis, Rachel Firasek, Sabrina Garie, Amber Green, T. Hammond, Lisa M. Harley, Susan Harris, K. R. Haynes, Ellie Heller, Laura Hunsaker, Jennifer James, Torie James, Kallysten, K.A. Linde, C. Deanne Rowe, DJ Shaw, Madeline Sheehan, Eden Summers, Gill Taber, J Annas Walker, Matthew Welch, Kristin L. Wilson, Zoe York, Angela Yseult


When: October through November 15th.


What: 33 short stories, including…

  • 30 M/F, 1.5 M/M, 1.5 M/F/M
  • 4 paranormal, 2 sci-fi, 19 contemporary, 3 historical, 1 BDSM, 9 fantasy, 3 YA (some stories have more than one genre)
  • 4 spicy (ménage or kink), 15 sexy (explicit sex scenes), 14 sweet (no sex)
  • A handful of vampires, about four dozen humans including fighters, cursed humans, reincarnated souls, footballers, time travelers, bosses, secretaries, writers, rock stars, teens, witches, soldiers, wives, husbands and fiancés, 1 succubus, 1 genie, 1 extra-terrestrial princess, a few gods and goddesses, a pack of werewolves.
  • Pink, pink and more pink, including cherry blossoms, jewelry,  flamingoes, silk, a leather collar, assorted flowers, hair, a car, lip gloss, champagne, a hair ribbon, a hippo, various clothing items, lemonade and a toy.


Where: Kallysten’s blog

Here you’ll find teasers for all the stories, interviews of the authors posted during all of October, and of course the link where you can donate and help this worthy cause.


It’s a mouthful of a promo but you know what you’re getting there.   I will be posting the promo several times over the course of the next two months.   Donations can be made from now until November 15th. 

Buy the book!  Check out Kallysten’s blog and her writing too.  

Have a wonderful day, folks!



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