To know that some of my favourite authors have come together to do something so amazing really made me proud. I could only show my support by reviewing Entangled and offering to make a special event for the book to celebrate the release!
Everyone has a story to tell when it comes to breast cancer. My grandmother fought breast cancer and like all women should, I get myself screened and check myself in the shower regularly. It may just be another disease but hopefully one day there will be a cure. Buying Entangled could help bring this cure closer and it is a great read as well!
So I hope you enjoy the following insight to how the anthology Entangled got made. Edie Ramer, Misty Evans and Nancy Haddock all talk about why and how the book came about and what it meant to them to be a part of it.
Also make sure you enter the contest at the end of the event! You could win a copy of Entangled!
Last April, I emailed Misty and casually mentioned that I’d like to set up a short story anthology and give the money to a charity. I'd like to do a lot of things some day--clean all my closets, visit Europe for a summer and Australia for a winter. But Misty isn't a "some day" type of person. She's a "today" type. She emailed me back and said, "Let's do it." I said okay, and we were off and running.
Edie and I are in a couple of groups together and I’ve always been wowed by her mad writing and people skills. When she suggested we put together an anthology with proceeds going to charity, I jumped on the opportunity.
It happened so fast and so smoothly, I'm a bit awed. Misty and I both write paranormal romance, so that was an easy pick. She chose the Halloween theme to unify the stories. I'm a breast cancer survivor, and one of my critique partners has been fighting breast cancer for fifteen years. She's my hero. That was my choice for the charity, and Misty immediately agreed.
I lost an aunt to breast cancer, and one of my childhood friends recently went through a double mastectomy. When I worked in health care, I managed a breast and cervical cancer screening program for women without insurance, and saw how desperate the need was for more screenings, education and research. Breast cancer affects so many of us, it’s a cause near and dear to our hearts.
I think that the charity was the reason so many amazing writers signed on for this. Every writer has been wonderful to work with, and each has written a fantastic story. I'm very proud of what we've done.
Along with all the great stories that were donated, Stacia Kane contributed the foreword, Laura Morrigan created the cover art, and Lori Devoti provided formatting.
Edie and Misty are cherished friends, so I would have jumped at any project for any cause they spearheaded. But breast cancer – along with other cancers – runs in my family. I also have sisters-of-the-heart who are triumphing over the disease including a sister-in-law and numerous writer friends. Breast cancer is personal.
So, when Misty invited me to the project, my first thought was, “I’m so there!” My second thought was, “Can I write a short story?” Yikes! I’d not turned my hand to short stories since college, but the anthology was important enough to give it my best shot. As it happens, I’m pleased with my story contribution, and tickled silly to be in company with such amazing authors. My personal thanks to everyone who donated time and talent to the anthology, and my eternal gratitude to all those readers who by it!!
A multiple award-winning writer, Edie is also a bestselling Kindle author. Tory, Sorcha, and Max from THE FAT CAT were first seen in Edie’s book CATTITUDE. To find out more about Edie and her paranormal romances, visit Edie, like her Facebook page, and follow her on Twitter and Google+.
Misty Evans writes the award-winning Super Agent series, Witches Anonymous series, and now her new Kali Sweet series. She likes her coffee black, her conspiracy stories juicy, and her wicked characters dressed in couture. Learn more about Misty and her books. Like her author page on Facebook or follow her on Twitter.
Nancy Haddock is the award-winning and national bestselling author of the “Oldest City Vampire” series. Her short story for the anthology, Entangled, is also set in St. Augustine, FL. To get the scoop on Nancy and her books, visit Nancy, “Like” her author page on Facebook, or follow her on Twitter.
Ghosts, vampires, demons, and more! Entangled includes ten suspense-filled paranormal short stories from authors Cynthia Eden, Jennifer Estep, Edie Ramer, Lori Brighton, Michelle Diener, Misty Evans, Nancy Haddock, Liz Kreger, Dale Mayer, and Michelle Miles, plus a Seven Deadly Sins novella by Allison Brennan.
Stacia Kane contributed the foreword. Formatting and cover art were also donated to the project by Lori Devoti and Laura Morrigan.
All proceeds go to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
HALLOWEEN FROST by USA Today bestselling author Jennifer Estep (author of the Mythos Academy, Elemental Assassin, and Bigtime series) — It's Halloween at Mythos Academy, but Gwen Frost and her friends are in for more tricks than treats when they run into a mythological monster intent on killing them.
THE FAT CAT by Edie Ramer (author of Cattitude, Galaxy Girls) — In a battle for the souls of seven women, a wizard has the god of war on his side; all the witch has is a fat, black cat.
MEDIUM RARE by Nancy Haddock (author of the Oldest City Vampire trilogy) —What’s spooking the spirits of St. Augustine? As the witching hour of Halloween approaches, ghost seer Colleen Cotton must team with a by-the-book paranormal investigator to locate the one ghost who can save the city’s specters. If she fails, her own great grandfather’s spirit may be lost forever.
SWEET DEMON by Misty Evans (author of the Witches Anonymous series) —When Chicago’s vampire king insists Kali Sweet join his empire, the vengeance demon must rely on her ex – the half-human, half-chaos demon who left her at the altar three hundred years ago – in order to escape the vamp’s clutches.
SIAN’S SOLUTION by Dale Meyer (author of the Psychic Visions series) — When a vampire discovers the human man she loves has been captured and hung in a blood farm, she goes against her own kind and risks everything to save him.
A BIT OF BITE by Cynthia Eden (author of NEVER CRY WOLF and ANGEL OF DARKNESS) — A killer is stalking the streets of Crossroads, Mississippi, and it's up to Sheriff Ava Dushaine to stop him. But when suspicion falls on werewolf alpha Julian Kasey—Ava’s ex-lover and the man who still haunts her dreams—Ava knows that she'll either have to prove his innocence...or watch the whole town go up in flames.
SINFULLY SWEET by Michelle Miles (author of the Coffee House series) — When Chloe bakes a little magic into her pastries, she attracts the attention of Edward, the sexy half-demon, half-witch, who’s come to warn her those who murdered her sister are now after her.
A NIGHT OF FOREVER by Lori Brighton (author of A Night of Secrets and To Seduce an Earl) — Who is Aidan Callaghan? Mary Ellen James is intent on uncovering the truth about the mysterious man, but as she soon finds out, some things are best left buried in the past.
FEEL THE MAGIC by Liz Kreger (author of the Part of Tomorrow series) — Jenna Carmichael’s magical attempt to rectify Jessica Manfield’s birth identity takes an unexpected turn when the past comes back to haunt her.
BREAKING OUT by Michelle Diener (author of the Tudor-set historical suspense novel In A Treacherous Court) — Imprisoned in a secret facility, powerful telekinetic Kelli Barrack and two other 'special' inmates grab a chance to escape, only to confront their worst nightmares on the outside.
GHOSTLY JUSTICE, an all-new Seven Deadly Sins novella by New York Times bestselling author Allison Brennan (author of the Seven Deadly Sins series) — Demon hunters Moira O’Donnell and Rafe Cooper are dragged into the dangerous world of nocturnal predators to find “Ghostly Justice” for a virgin sacrificed to an ancient blood demon.
Entangled is only availabe as an E-book! Otherwise all the proceeds would not go to charity!! So if you don't have an e-reader maybe just try reading this one book on your PC or phone. It is for a good cause and won't hurt you!!!
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