Shades of Pink 14

It’s October and you know what that means!  Leaves turning, pumpkins being carved, rugrats in costumes knocking your door down.

It’s also time for events raising money for breast cancer awareness. I am pleased to once again be a part of…

bedding sheets and pillow sleep bed

Lovely, isn’t it.

 For today I will give you, verbatim, the promo info Kallysten sent out to all the authors involved.  

As you may know, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Last year, the first Shades of Pink event raised over $10.000 through more than 1300 donations

For our second year, 22 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 (volume 2), totaling almost 150.000 words / about 400 pages as a PDF.

The suggested donation is $5. Funds are raised via and all proceeds go directly to the Breast Cancer Research 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: Catherine Bowman, Mitzi Calderone, Vivien Dean, JJ and TA Ellis, Sabrina Garie, Nina Day Gerard, T. Hammond, Susan Harris, Laura Hunsaker, Kallysten, Amara Lebel, Alicia J. Love, Deelylah Mullin, C. Deanne Rowe, Cynthia Sax, DJ Shaw, Alice Stark, Ashley Suzanne, Gill Taber, Natasza Waters, Zoe York, Angela Yseult

When: Now through November 15th.

What: 22 short stories, including…

  • 4 paranormal, 1 sci-fi, 11 contemporary, 1 historical, 2 military, 3 BDSM, 2 YA (some stories have more than one genre)
  • 3 spicy (ménage or kink), 7 sexy (explicit sex scenes), 12 sweet (no sex)
  • A couple of vampires, about three dozen humans including soldiers, geeks, teachers, librarians, writers, survivors, bosses, rock stars, teens, mages, wives, husbands and fiancés, 1 succubus, 1 genie, a few aliens, some werewolves and other shifters.
  • Pink, pink and more pink, including tattoos, plenty of flowers, precious stones, jewelry, a bookmark, a drawing, ropes, lingerie, a car, a bag, a vase, various clothes, an anteater and a squirrel.

Where: Kallysten’s blog

Here you’ll find links to teasers for the stories, interviews of the authors and blog posts during all of October, a FAQ, and of course the link where you can donate and help this worthy cause.

As you can see, there is quite the variety of stories available here.  

A pink anteater??   I have to read that one I think.  And the one with the pink squirrel.  Plus the ones with the soldiers.   I like soldiers.  My story, of course, falls into the spicy category.  Would you expect anything less from me?

Maybe next year.

I will be doing a guest appearance on In the Pages of a Good Book on October 7th.  I will be talking about my inspirations and how I wrote the story and I will include a blurb.  You can also find Beckey on Facebook here and on Twitter @InThePages

I spoke about my story in an earlier post, here, and that’s pretty much how the story turned out.  I have noticed that I am becoming less and less a pantser and more a planner.  I can’t outline every detail of what I’m writing but I seem to be able to stick pretty close to an outlined plot – at least for the shorter stories.   It’s been interesting to see how my writing style is changing.  

But that’s a whole other blog, isn’t it?

On to continue the preparations for my trip!  Down to the last few days now.



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