First, I want to thank my dear friend Caridad Pineiro for giving me the opportunity to guest on her blog today. Everyone should have a friend like Caridad. She’s the best!
What I’d like to tell you about today is more of a Public Service Announcement than Blatant Self-Promotion, even though I’d like you all to run out and buy a copy of Dreams & Desires, a new anthology which will be released on February 1st from Freya’s Bower. Because by doing so, you can help change the lives of women and children in desperate circumstances.
Dreams & Desires is a compilation of nineteen stories by nineteen authors. The stories range from sweet to spicy to sizzling and cover a variety of romance sub-genres. Not only did all the authors contribute their stories to this anthology but all the editing and cover art were also donated. All of the net proceeds — that’s 100% of the profit — from the sales of the anthology will go directly to a battered woman’s shelter in Florida.
Did you know that 95% of abuse victims are women? Every year four million women are assaulted by their spouses or partners. When Freya’s Bower, the publisher of Dreams & Desires invited me to participate in this anthology, I jumped at the chance to add my voice to a cause that will help break the cycle of abuse. By doing something I do all the time — writing — I CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE.
When you buy a copy of Dreams & Desires, YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE. I know it’s a small step, but no goal is reached without taking that first step. Maybe the money raised will only help one person break the cycle of abuse, but that will be one less abused person in the world, and that’s a huge achievement.
Please help make a difference by purchasing a copy of Dreams & Desires. As an added bonus to contributing to such a worthy cause, you’ll be rewarded with 19 great short stories by some of today’s rising authors. Freya’s Bower has made it easy with a price to fit all pocketbooks, whether yours comes from Wal-Mart or Fendi.
Dreams & Desires is available as an eBook for $7.99 (ISBN: 1-934069-36-1), a paperback (ISBN: 1-934069-22-1) for $19.95, and a hard cover (ISBN: 1-934069- 23-X) for $29.95. The paperback and hardcover are available from Barnes & Noble at http://search.barnesandnoble.com/booksearch/results.asp?ATH=lois+winston&z=y.
The eBook is available through Freya’s Bower at www.freyasbower.com.
Lois Winston is the author of the award-winning Talk Gertie To Me. Her next book, Love, Lies and a Double Shot of Deception, will be released May 29.