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Annual Autism Awareness Auction

I’m proud to be taking part again in this wonderful event.

The sixth annual Autism Awareness auction is live on the blog facebook page! Head over there now to start bidding. I’m so happy with the listings that were donated this year. 

There are three types of bids…

Bidding item: There is a starting bid listed and you bid on these items throughout the month. At 1201am on May 1st, the highest bidder will win that item. 

Flat bid item: This is a flat bid that is listed. You will comment and at the end of the auction, all comments will be counted and entered into to choose the winning bidder for that item. 

Author only item: these items are for Authors only. Anyone can bid, but if you are not an Author you must ‘gift’ the item to an Author. 


2018 DONATIONS ITEMS listing…

2 (two winning bids) Grammar natzi coffee mugs mug
UNSIGNED paperback The Magic of Dragonfly by 
Susan Eileen
UNSIGNED thin paperback Cole In her Stocking by 
CA Szarek
(two winning bids) Signed short story paperback copies 
of The Time by Kathy Lyons
Signed trade paperback In Rides Trouble by 
Julie Ann Walker
Signed paperback copy of The Twisted Ones by 
Scott Cawthon and Kira
Breed Wrisley
Signed hard cover Into the Water by Paula Hawkins
Signed paperback winner’s choice from TM Smith’s backlist
A critique of the first three chapters of your manuscript
(up to thirty pages). I will read and review the beginning of your novel or
novella, or as page count allows, your full short story. I’ll happily answer
questions on receipt of my critique.
$20 Gift Card – Winner’s Choice from select retailers
Signed Copy of Changing Lines (Railers 1) by 
VL Locey
& RJ Scott
Signed copy of Crooked Tree Ranch by RJ Scott
Signed paperback copies of all six books in the 
Something About Him series by AD Ellis
Enticing Journey: *1 Release blitz (no reviews $45.00 value)
*1 Cover Reveal (no reviews $40.00 value)
*1 Review Tour ($60.00 value)
$50 (US) Amazon Gift Card
$50 (US) Dreamspinner Press Gift Card
$15 Amazon gift card & 2 eBooks from Susan Mac Nicol Saving Alexander and Worth Keeping
Signed paperback from Will Parkinson or
Parker Williams backlist, winner bidders choice
Signed Paperback copies of Two-Man Advantage and Match Point by Leigh Carman
Signed paperback copies of He Loves Me…KNOT and DITCHED and $10 Amazon gift card from Author RC Boldt 
Surprise Mystery Bundle: Signed book and a swag pack from Author Xavier Neal
Signed paperback copy of The Boy Friend by Mika Jolie
2 (two winning bidders) $25 Gift Cards to Dreamspinner Press. Can also be used
towards Harmony Ink or 
DSP Publications 
Review Only Tour hosted by Words Turn me On
Signed paperback winner’s choice of what the Author has on hand, from Author NR Walker
Signed paperback copy of M4M by Rick R Reed
2 (two winning bidders) signed paperback copy of 
Beneath the Stain by Amy Lane
Four Kings Security series “Employee Kit”
includes: Four Kings Security branded laptop bag, hoodie (personalized with
initials), coffee mug, mouse pad, and personalized employee lanyard. Compliments of Author Charlie Cochet
Signed paperback copy of Zero F*cks by LK Collins
2 signed sets (two winning bidders) of books 1-3 in the Rockstar Series by Anne Mercier
SURVIVOR by TM Sith Play and Read bundle
Sandrine Gasq-Dion bundle
Signed paperback copy of Running to You by Andrew Grey
pair of Storiarts Writers Gloves
Signed paperback copies of Manny Duo by Amy Lane 
and swag catcher
Signed paperback copy of Late in the Day by Mary Calmes
Signed paperback copy of Hot Head by Damon Suede
Signed paperback copies of The Kingmaker Chronicles by Amanda Bouchet’s 
$50 LuLaRoe giftcard to her shop donated by 
Lauren Spease
$50 LulaRoe GiftCard to their boutique donated by 
Kari and Tawny
Signed paperback copy of SECRET by Kindle Alexander
Signed paperback copy of Alpha’s Law by Sara York
$20 Amazon GC
Advertising space for 2 months from Love Bytes Reviews
Signed paperback set of my Curl Up and Dye Mysteries
(books 1-5) by Aimee N Walker
Signed paperbacks from Ann Lister
winning bidder will get THREE books, winnner’s choice, from The Rock Gods or Guarding the Gods series
Signed paperback copies of the first two books in the Codename: Winger series by Jeff Adams 
Signed paperback copy of The Hockey Player’s
Heart by Jeff Adams & Will Knauss
RBTL Promotions: 1 Week Blog Tour for any Author/Publisher 
Thirty-One Gifts Crossbody Organizing Tote, Autographed copy
of Fiancé for the Night, bracelet, mini journal, candle, bath bomb, lip gloss
jar, key chain, and bookmark.
A Basket of Happiness from Happily Ever Chapter
3 (three winning bidders) Treasure boxes from 
Happily Ever Chapter


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Can we prevent suicide? We CAN help those in need..

An amazing group of authors have agreed to donate a portion of their May 2015 books sales to the Keith Milano Memorial Fund at the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP).

I’m proud to say that for the second year I’m one of these authors supporting Denise Milano Sprung and the Keith Milano Memorial Fund. It’s a very worthwhile cause and one that I believe we should all be supporting.

Author Participant Fundraiser promo


The books involved in my contributions are listed below. They are the first three books in my Men Of London series.

Love You Senseless

Sight and Sinners

Suit Yourself

You can find the listing of all the authors and the books involved by clicking on the link below


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The Keith Milano Memorial Fund was established to help raise awareness about the devastating and deadly disease that is mental illness.  Our hope is that by having the strength to say that Keith was “Bipolar” we can strip away the stigma.

If anyone wishes to make a direct donation to the Keith Milano Memorial Fund they can do that HERE.

Our goal is to raise awareness about mental illness and to get people talking…..

Suicide is the second leading cause of death for ages 10-24; the US loses 22 Vets a day to suicide, more than they lose in combat; there is one death by suicide in the US every 13 minutes. These statistics are scary but together we can work to make a difference!

This year the event will also include an online auction and author takeover over 4 amazing days!! We hope that you will join us for not only some great auction items but to have an opportunity to speak with participating authors during an epic author take over event.

The Keith Milano Auction Event Banner


Please join us on Facebook

In addition to all of these great things, thanks to the amazing design skills of author SJD Peterson, we also have custom t-shirt for sale, which part of the sales will also benefit the Keith Milano Memorial Fund.

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Personal Message from Denise Milano Sprung: When Keith passed away, I made a promise to myself that he would not go quietly nor would he be forgotten. It is with the help of all of you that 10 years later, I am able to keep this promise and most of all to be able to help others who may be suffering in silence.

Thank you does not seem like enough. So please know that from the bottom of my heart to the depths of my soul, every one-click of these books helps others and continues to reduce the stigma that is associated with mental illness. THANK YOU for all you do and for spreading the word and for opening your hearts to help others.

The Keith Milano Fund Button


Fund information:

Keith Milano Memorial Fund

140 Adams Ave Suite B-12

Hauppauge NY 11788


direct donation


The Keith Milano Memorial Fund benefits the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP).

Donations at the end of the May Mental Awareness Event will be made by the authors directly to The Keith Milano Memorial Fund at AFSP. Keith’s fund is a self-directed memorial fund. 100% of the money is spent on programs and research programs selected by the Milano / Sprung family

For examples of programs:

AFSP is the only national not-for-profit organization exclusively dedicated to understanding and preventing suicide through research and education, and to reaching out to people with mood disorders and those affected by suicide.

AFSP is a fully accredited 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization incorporated in the state of Delaware with primary offices in New York City. Federal tax ID # is 13-3393329. AFSP’s Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) number is 10545.

All donations to AFSP are tax deductible.

Direct Link:

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