A Call for Help (with giveaway)

Congratulations to Flo! The cool plug-in that Michelle installed chose your name to receive a copy of ENTANGLED, A PARANORMAL ANTHOLOGY. I’ll email you.

On Friday, Dale Mayer announced here that ENTANGLED, A PARNORMAL ANTHOLOGY was released early, and that quite a few of the authors contributing stories are from Magical Musings. All proceeds are going to the Breast Cancer Research Fund.

On Friday, I found out that a friend who’s been fighting cancer for fifteen years received news that her tumor markers are up. In her words, “it’s a fair indication that those little bastard cells are cooking again.”

I’m a breast cancer survivor, so this was personal to me from the beginning. Now the stakes are higher and even more personal. I write stories about characters with attitude. My friend has the best attitude of anyone I know. But attitude can’t do it all. It needs help, and I’m asking for yours.

Please tell your friends about this anthology. It’s already getting great reviews. I knew it would. As one of the editors, I read every story as it came in. With each one, I was wowed. If you’re on Twitter, tweet about it. Or you can RT my tweets at @edieramer. Or any of the other authors. Facebook is good, too!

In case you missed Friday’s blog, here’s the description again:

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 donated to the project by Lori Devoti and Laura Morrigan.

All proceeds go to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

Stories include:

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 Mayer (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.

Available at: Amazon, Amazon UK, Barnes & Noble, All Romance, Smashwords

Now it’s your turn. Most of us have been touched by cancer in some way. I think any discovery that helps one kind of cancer will help another. Who has given you a personal stake in the fight against cancer?

I’ll give one commenter a free e-copy of ENTANGLED. I’ll announce the winner on Wednesday. If you’re interested in more free books, check out Cynthia Eden’s Release Day Party!

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24 Responses to A Call for Help (with giveaway)

  1. Touching post, Edie. That will be on my budget for next month for sure! It touched me in ways I couldn\’t understand, when at nine years of age I lost a great friend, my mom\’s best friend and the woman I called my angel. It tore out my heart only eight years later when it claimed my father. Although I have known others since, those two have remained the strongest childhood images of how precious our time with those we love can be. There is never a day that goes by that I dont remember them. In that and in donating what I could over the years, I have honored their memory, in my work, weaving their amazing personalities into certain characters, I feel I have given them immortality. Thanks 🙂
    florence fois`s last blog was …Change is a good thing …

  2. CrystalGB says:

    My dad is a cancer survivor. Last year he had to have cancer surgery to remove a kidney and part of his colon. He was in the hospital for two months due to complications. Thankfully he survived and is cancer free now.

  3. Liz Kreger says:

    My thoughts and prayers go out for all of those touched by cancer in some manner or form. Its a sneaky, insidious rat-bastard disease that so often takes no prisoners. However, I truly believe that with the right attitude and being as stubborn as hell, you can give it a hellava battle and overcome it.

    I’d known people in the past who’d been touched by cancer and one can never really relate until it happens to you. If contributing to this anthology and raising money for research and finding a cure has in any way helped, then I’m a happy camper and proud to be in the company of such talented and generous people.

    • Edie Ramer says:

      Its a sneaky, insidious rat-bastard disease that so often takes no prisoners.

      Amen. And I know one stubborn as hell woman with the right attitude. If anyone will beat it, she will.

  4. Edie, such a moving post. And I have to confess, I had no idea you’d battled breast cancer. I’m SO thankful you won. I already retweeted this post and purchased a copy of Entangled. Such a wonderful idea, ladies. I look forward to reading each and every story. 🙂

    • Edie Ramer says:

      Donna, I’m very open about my battle with breast cancer. The subject must have never come up. We were probably talking about writing. Or books. Or food. Or something fun.

      Thanks so much for supporting Entangled! Happy reading!

  5. I’m so sorry to hear this, Edie, but I’m so thankful to be a part of this anthology. I’ve said it before, but the best thing about self publishing is being able to write books for wonderful causes like this one.

  6. Misty Evans says:

    Cancer has affected my family and my husband’s. It’s affected several of my dear friends. I hate it with a passion, and I’m proud to work on the cure in a small way by contributing to the anthology. Breast cancer research and funding is particularly close to my heart since working in the public health arena and losing one of my aunts to it. I want to find a cure in my lifetime for all the incredible women I’ve known who’ve fought it, dealt with it, and refused to let it take away their dignity and positive outlook on life.

    Thank you, Edie, for all your hard work to make this anthology a reality!

  7. I’ve had close friends and family members who are survivors, both of breast cancer and of other types. Unfortunately, someone very dear to me didn’t make it through her treatment, so she’s always in my mind. Thanks for this wonderful collection. Wishing you all many, many sales for Entangled!
    Marilyn Brant`s last blog was …ENTANGLED is Out Now!

    • Edie Ramer says:

      Marilyn, that’s so sad. I know someone who didn’t make it either. She had her cancer about the same time as mine, so I very much felt her loss.

      Thanks for your support!

  8. Dale Mayer says:

    So glad you’re getting the word out on release day! Both my mother and my aunt are breast cancer survivors – it scares me to think about it happening to me or my daughter! Even then, like you, it can happen to anyone.

    I’m honored to be a part of the anthology!

    • Edie Ramer says:

      Dale, today is the most insane release day, but so worth it. I’m glad your mother and aunt both survived. I hope it skips you, and that a cure comes before it can even touch your daughter.

  9. Cynthia Eden says:

    Thanks so much for this post!! I have so many wonderful friends who’ve had to battle breast cancer (I believe one may read this and know I’m talking all about her). These women stun me with their strength.

    Earlier, I was loading guest posts for my Release Party. Jennifer Haymore very kindly answered questions for me about her battle with breast cancer. Just reading her responses had me tearing up. She’s such an incredible lady. So strong.

    So many ladies are ready to kick cancer’s ass. And I’m ready to watch that beating!

  10. Maria Geraci says:

    Edie, the book sounds awesome! I FB’d and Tweeted. I hope it makes a lot of money for breast cancer research.

  11. Bonnie says:

    Edie, and all the wonderful contributors, I think this is absolutely fabulous. I\’m really looking forward to reading it (don\’t enter me in the contest as I\’ve bought my copy)
    Both my grandmothers were breast cancer survivors. My grandpa died of liver cancer, and my FIL currently has stage 4 colon cancer. I will tell you who has utterly inspired me, though, is Harry Moseley – the 11 year-old from Britain who has raised over 500,000 pounds (which is something like $800,000 American!) for Brain Cancer Research UK since he was diagnosed like 3 years ago. What a hero – and so are all of you <3
    Bonnie`s last blog was …Happy Release Day, Harlow!!

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