My stalker-buddy, Vicki Batman, is amazing.
I should probably explain why she’s my stalker buddy. She and I attended RWA Nationals in Washington, DC. We were both president of our respective chapters and we somehow kept running into each other all over conference. I asked her if she was stalking me and the rest is history. We’ve been stalking each other ever since.
But back to the story. She’s amazing. She is generous and kind and giving. She goes out of her way to make everyone feel special and welcoming. She and I roomed at Nationals in New York City and had a blast. She talked me into being a Princess and boy am I glad she did.
It’s not just all those things that make her so amazing and special. It’s that she wrote a story to give back. She’s an author in the anthology, Lavender Dreams with her short story, “Taking Flight,” from MuseIt Up Publishing. All proceeds go to benefit cancer research. She wrote this story in honor of a friend who lost her fight with the ugly disease.
The book is divided into three sections: non-fiction, fiction based on true stories, and fictional stories—ten stories generously donated by the authors to help raise funds for cancer. This book is dedicated to the memory of one of their editors who passed away 2011 from cancer, Karen McGrath. Other authors include Barbara Ehrentreu, Gloria Oren, Lisa J. Lickel, Nan D Arnold, Nathaniel Tower, Rosemary Gemmell, Suzannah Safi, and Tanja Cilia.
I think all of us have had some type of cancer touch our lives in some way. A loved one. A dear friend. It’s why I wanted to give back, too. It’s why I joined a group of authors in a paranormal anthology released in September. All proceed from the sale of the anthology to go the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Entangled, a Paranormal Anthology is now available from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Smashwords and All Romance Ebooks.
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, and Dale Mayer, plus a Seven Deadly Sins novella byAllison Brennan. Stacia Kane contributed the foreword. Formatting and cover art were also donated to the project by Lori Devoti and Laura Morrigan.
"Sinfully Sweet" is the story of Chloe who bakes a little magic into her pastries. But she attracts the attention of Edward, the sexy half-demon, half-witch, who’s come to warn her that those who murdered her sister are now after her. I’ve had several requests for more from these two and so I intend to develop this into a full-length novel.
I hope you’re consider purchasing one or both of these anthologies to support two very worthy causes.
You can purchase Lavender Dreams by clicking here: http://tinyurl.com/86p82uy
For more information about purchasing Entangled, a Paranormal Anthology, click here to go to my website. Plus, you’ll be able to read an excerpt from “Sinfully Sweet.”
Michelle Miles write contemporary, paranormal and fantasy romance and is a member of Romance Writers of America. She is the author of The Coffee House Chronicles, the Adventures of Ransom & Fortune, and One Knight Only, now available from Ellora’s Cave. For more information about her and her books, visit her website at http://www.michellemiles.net/.