Monday, October 27, 2014

Last Hero Standing Book Blitz Tour


Hey gang! I'm back from a small vacation and ready to talk books! Today we have a special post from eleven authors who have come together to help raise money for a colleague stricken with breast cancer. This is a cause close to my heart because I've lost so many family members from this terrible disease. I'm touched by the unity of the author community and more than eager to help a fellow author that is in need. Please keep reading and, if possible, pick up a copy of the box set of eleven novels for only $.99 to help author Pamela Clare back on the road to a healthy life. And if you know of a friend that would love this set of books, please send her over!

Below you'll find a note from Elisabeth Naughton, a reader appreciation giveaway you can enter and an excerpt from Elisabeth's contribution to the Last Hero Standing boxset.

 Authors donate to anthology to raise money for colleague stricken with breast cancer
Eleven authors have donated their work to a box set of novellas to raise money for the medical expenses of a colleague stricken with breast cancer. The LAST HERO STANDING box set, which is set to release on Oct. 28, features 11 novels and novellas for only 99 cents, including a bonus short story from New York Times bestseller Dianna Love. All the proceeds from sales of the box set will go toward the medical expenses of USA Today bestselling author Pamela Clare, who was diagnosed with breast cancer this past April and has been unable to work since then. 

READ PAMELA’S STORY HERE:
http://www.usatoday.com/story/happyeverafter/2014/10/09/pamela-clare-breast-cancer/16920051/

At each stop on the LAST HERO STANDING Book Blitz Tour, one of the contributing authors will be spotlighted. Today, we shine our spotlight on Elizabeth Naughton.

How has cancer touched you personally?
I was diagnosed with skin cancer twelve years ago. Luckily, my cancer was caught early and has not returned, but I’ve watched other family members battle through various forms of cancer.

Why did you participate in the LAST HERO STANDING
fundraiser for fellow author Pamela Clare?
Five years ago I found myself in the ICU with septicemia after a routine medical procedure went awry. I survived, but it was a rough recovery. For months after I was home from the hospital, I was unable to write a single word. My body was working so hard to heal that it drained my mind of every bit of creativity. Thankfully, I wasn’t the sole supporter of my household at the time, but if I had been (like Pamela), the money situation would have been an extra stress on top of everything else. I know how exhausting it is when your body is fighting to heal. If this box set can help Pamela do that without unneeded stress, then it’s one small way I can show my support for a fellow romance author.


Before topping multiple bestseller lists--including those of the New York Times, USA Today, and the Wall Street Journal--Elisabeth Naughton taught middle school science. A voracious reader, she soon discovered she had a knack for creating stories with a chemistry of their own. The spark turned into a flame, and Naughton now writes full-time. Besides topping bestseller lists, her books have been nominated for some of the industry's most prestigious awards, such as the RITA® and Golden Heart Awards from Romance Writers of America, the Australian Romance Reader Awards, and the Golden Leaf Award. When not dreaming up new stories, Naughton can be found spending time with her husband and three children in their western Oregon home. Learn more at www.ElisabethNaughton.com.
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LAST HERO STANDING BOX SET



Enjoy 11 emotional stories - 2000 pages filled with all types of heroes from small town to international action-adventure who earn and protect those they love. Over 360 reviews with a 4.5 star rating!!!

PLEASE NOTE: This box set will be available for ONE MONTH ONLY, and all proceeds go directly to the medical fund for box set author Pamela Clare, who is in the midst of her own battle with breast cancer. Everyone who touched this project donated their time and stories. Please help us help her by treating yourself and your friends to a box set full of great stories!

PICK UP YOUR COPY

 
 
New York Times Bestseller Dianna Love
KISS THE ENEMY, a Slye Temp novel 
"It seems with each book, this series gets better..." 

New York Times Bestseller Cynthia Eden
FIRST TASTE OF DARKNESS, a novella 
“Plenty of passion to fan yourself but also enough love...to make you swoon.” –So Many Reads 

New York Times Bestseller Elisabeth Naughton
FIRST EXPOSURE, an Aegis Security prequel novella 
“This series is off to an explosive start.” 

New York Times Bestseller Joan Swan
SINFUL DECEPTION, a Renegades novel 
"Another fast-paced, action-packed, sexy Covert Affairs story!" 

New York Times Bestseller Bonnie Vanak
TAKEN BY THE ALPHA WOLF, a novella 
"Highly recommend to anyone who likes steamy, sexy novels." 

USA Today Bestseller Pamela Clare
FIRST STRIKE, an I-Team novella 
“If you’re a fan of romantic suspense, you must read Pamela Clare!” 

USA Today Bestseller Mary Buckham
INVISIBLE FEARS, an Invisible Recruits novel 
“The powerful descriptive ability this author displays raises the bar for Urban Fantasy!” 

USA Today Bestseller Adrienne Giordano
THE EVASION, a Justifiable Cause Novella 
"Adrienne Giordano delivers everything romantic suspense readers want…" 

USA Today Bestseller Norah Wilson 
NIGHTFALL, A Vampire Romance Novel 
"...an edge of your seat series." 

Award-Winning Author Stephanie Rowe
ICE, an Alaska Heat novel 
“ICE delivers pulse-pounding chills and hot romance!” 

Award-winning Author Tracey Devlyn
LATYMER, a Nexus novella 
"Powerful…and gripping."

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EXCERPT:
FIRST EXPOSURE - Elisabeth Naughton

“I’ve seen your movies, princess. You’re not that good an actress.”
Now this was the Cade Blackwell Avery remembered. A smart-ass to his core. At one point, she’d found that charming. Now all it did was piss her off. She might not know how to deal with Mr. Dark and Dangerous, but she knew how to deal with Mr. Smart-ass.
“Brace yourself, Blackwell.”
He looked up. His eyes narrowed. But before he could ask what she meant, she straddled his lap, slid her fingers along the scruff of his jaw, and tipped his face toward hers.
Heat sparked in his eyes, and between her thighs, his body tensed. “Avery—”
Victory pulsed through her. She’d caught him off guard. Perfect.
Dipping her head, she pressed her lips to his, cutting off his words. Warmth spread across her own mouth and threatened to distract her, but she refocused on her goal and inched closer, bringing their bodies into full contact. His breath caught, and she felt the surprise ricochet through him, so she did it again, this time pressing her half-exposed breasts against his chest.
His hands landed at her waist but didn’t move. His masculine scent rose in the air around her, making her lightheaded, but she kissed him again and reminded herself she was proving a point. Then she waited for the moment he let her in.
Not a very good actress? Bullshit. She was going to make him eat those words.
She tilted her head the other way. Brushed her lips against his again. His fingers dug into the corset at her hips. He was fighting it. Fighting her. It was time to play dirty.



 Thank you so much for stopping in today. An an author I know the power of a story and understand how a good book can help others go through hard times. Have you read Pamela Clare's books? Do you have a faveorite? Step into the comment section and share. We'd love to hear from you!




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