"Tails of Love" will help raise money for a no-kill animal shelter, the Animal Adoption Foundation, and awareness of the plight of abused and abandoned animals and pets.
We – Lori Foster, Stella Cameron, Dianne Castell, Kate Angell, Ann Christopher, Marcia James, Donna MacMeans, Sarah McCarty, Sue-Ellen Welfonder and I – each have contributed an original short story to "Tails of Love." That’s 10 original short stories in one really cute package. Have you seen the cover?
In addition, we’re donating all of our proceeds to the Animal Adoption Foundation. Our agents have pledged the same. That means with each copy of Tails of Love you purchase, you’re contributing to a very worthy cause. For your generosity, we thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
We’d also like to thank Michelle for hosting our Tails of Love Pet Photo Extravaganza to help us celebrate the anthology’s release. As part of the extravaganza, we’re inviting you to e-mail a photo of your pet (w/your full name/snail mail/pet's name) to Michelle with PET PHOTO MASCOT in the subject line to email@example.com between 12:00:00 a.m. Eastern May 12 and 11:59:59 p.m. Eastern May 25. Limit two pets per address, please. The simple details and rules here.
You can see up-to-date photos here – as up to date as Michelle can keep em’ – of Extravaganza entrants here throughout the contest. (unentered grumpy-cat example, right). Then, May 27, right here at RBTB, we’ll announce the names of our 10 Tails of Love Pet Photo Extravaganza Mascots and two Pet Pals. That total of 12 pets’ll score really terrific prizes. In addition to prizes from us – the 10 anthology authors – and Tails of Love pet pals Virginia Kantra and Michelle also are donating prizes. Would you like to know what those prizes are?
10 Extravaganza Mascot prizes from TOL authors:
Lori Foster: IMPETUOUS (reissued), doggy-themed T-shirt, hat, mouse pad, pen, keychain
Stella Cameron: CYPRESS NIGHTS, a luscious fur throw for a furry star and a collection of yummy treats
Dianne Castell: HOT AND BOTHERED, $30 Barnes & Noble gift card
Kate Angell: Books from her BOYS OF SUMMER BASEBALL SERIES and $100 Barnes and Noble gift card
Ann Christopher: TENDER SECRETS, ROAD TO SEDUCTION and SWEETER THAN REVENGE, an Ann Christopher book bag, and pet pillow/bed
Marcia James: AT HER COMMAND, gift basket of pet treats and toys
Donna MacMeans: THE EDUCATION OF MRS. BRIMLEY and assorted pet munchies
Sarah McCarty: PROMISES REVEAL and $100 Amazon.com gift certificate
Patricia Sargeant: YOU BELONG TO ME and $30 Target gift card
Sue-Ellen Welfonder: SEDUCING A SCOTISH BRIDE; DEVIL IN A KILT; TALL, DARK, AND KILTED; and $50 Petsmart gift card
Pet Pal prizes
Virginia Kantra: Gorgeous hand-casted Children of the Sea medallion on black-satin necklace! The warden's triskelion logo, commemorative of Virginia's hot new series.
Michelle Buonfiglio: 12 pack of new romances in sub-genre/s of your choice. If non-US resident chosen, s/he receives $25 e-gift card for books.
So, come on! Send us your pet photos, and help us celebrate the release of "Tails of Love."
What's your pet like? Do you/did you have a favorite pet?
***Encore due! Please help get the word out about "Tails of Love" and the Pet Photo Mascot Extravaganza -- and help pets in need -- by copying and pasting the orange Extravaganza button (above, left) into your blog or site and linking it here: http://romancebytheblog.blogspot.com/2005/05/tails-of-love-pet-photo-mascot.html
Encore due! Head to the Lori Foster Readers & Authors Get Together June 5-7, West Chester, OH. Lori, Dianne Castell and Linda Keller co-sponsor this amazing annual event. Michelle and many of the Bellas'll be hangin'! There's still time to register for this low-cost, high-good karma chance to meet and make friends with tons of your favorite romance writers and readers and lots of online pals.