Friday, December 16, 2011

Humane Society Auction - the ONLY sure way to get a SHINE ARC

A quick thanks to everyone who supported Aura in the Tournament of Heroines on Wednesday. Sadly, she didn't quite win, but she drew to around 50 votes after being down by almost 200! The important thing is, we all had fun and raised $470 for the Poe House.

I'll do a tourney wrap-up post maybe over the weekend, so you can see the excerpts I posted, plus Logan's song and some of the hilarious "celebrity endorsement" pics people tweeted. I've said it before and I'll say it again: SHADE readers are the funniest, most passionate, most inspirational fans in the world. You rock.


Remember how on Monday I explained that Advance Review Copies of SHINE are pretty much impossible to get, unless you win one by chance?

Here's your chance to tell "chance" to take a hike!

A friend of mine, author Christine Johnson, is holding a multi-writer, multi-book auction to raise funds for the Humane Society of Indianapolis. The sad story of what inspired her generosity can be found on her blog. It's hard for any animal lover to read. Some of you may know that years ago, before our greyhound Meadow hurt her back, we used to foster shelter dogs for Tails of Hope animal rescue (click that link for funny stories--for some reason all the photos are gone from Blogger! Booo hiss Blogger!).

All of our fosters had happy endings. The dog Christine found wasn't so lucky.

So...the auction for HSI is going on right now! Christine has a list on her blog of all the signed books from authors up for auction. Each "item" is actually a group of books, so for one bid you get at least two, sometimes three books, all signed!

If you bid on the ARC of SHINE (and win), you'll also get signed copies of Diana Peterfreund's fabulous Rampant and Ascendant. If you enjoy my books because they're different and surprising, you will LOVE Diana's. (Oh, and we sort of recruited Diana as a foster mom for Tails of Hope a few years ago when we stopped fostering, so she's awesome in that way, too.)

Right now, Diana's and my set has the highest bid yet, at $107.50! But I think we can do better than that for the cats and puppers.

(If you're not sure if you want to read Shine sooner rather than later, maybe you wanna take a look at Chapter One.)

So even if you can't bid, please spread the word about this auction and all the wonderful books up for grabs.

Meadow, a former rescue dog herself, says THANKS!

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Such an awesome, beautiful thing you guys have done here! I can't go read the story (way too depressing), but I am inspired by anyone who reaches out to help our four-legged friends!

Posted by: Blogger Jamie Manning at 12/16/2011 3:01 PM

Is Meadow still swimming for fun (rather than hydrotherapy because she has to)?

Posted by: Blogger Tez Miller at 12/16/2011 7:44 PM

I would love to place a bid (I'm a huge animal lover) but I can't bid cause I'm in Canada. Please let me know if there is a different place to go to donate (even if it's not part of the contest) happy holidays!

Posted by: Blogger HayleyAG at 12/17/2011 12:46 AM

I love this! Now to seek out someone to bid, then give me the ARC *because I am poor, but cute*

Posted by: Blogger Heather (Book-Savvy) at 12/17/2011 7:59 AM

Oh, and you are torturous! Posting that eensy bit of Shine, knowing we have to wait MONTHS before we can read what happens next. If it's possible to die of suspense, you will be a murderer.

Posted by: Blogger Heather (Book-Savvy) at 12/17/2011 8:05 AM

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