But I had to take a few moments to let you know about a great fundraiser ending late tonight, Operation Auction. From my friend author Lauren Dane's blog:
My beautiful friend Fatin (also well known as “mad” or “mad4rombks”) has been an integral part of the romance community for years – she owns and runs the RR@H Novel Thoughts and Book Talk blog, is an administrator of the WriteMinded loop my author loop and facebook page as well as my assistant and friend. She’s also a tireless advocate for romance novels and a friend to so many in this community. On Tuesday, March 8th, she lost her husband in a senseless act of violence, leaving her alone with four children. You can read more about the tragedy here.
When I heard about this horrible tragedy, I wanted to do something special to help out.
So I've donated a "marked-up" (director's commentary, annotated, whatever) version of Wicked Game. You can learn all sorts of inside information, like which of my real-life first-grade classmates the bully Jolene was based on, how I chose the different playlist songs, how certain scenes played out differently in earlier drafts (hint: one involves David and a LOT of drinks), and which details of Sherwood and vampires are true to "real-life."
I've only done this once before, so this is a two-of-a-kind prize. It takes a lot of work--fun work--to come up with amusing anecdotes and tidbits, which is why I don't often offer a prize like this.
As of now, the bidding is only up to about $15--which is the same amount you would pay for this trade paperback if you bought it in the store! (EDITED TEN MINUTES LATER TO ADD: Wow, it's up to $50 now--y'all rock!) Please consider bidding so that you can have this unique version of the book and to help out Fatin in her time of need.
Thank you so much!