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Friday, November 7, 2014

For Breast Cancer Awareness Month, 22 authors have allied for 1 cause: fundraising for research. Their gift to everyone who makes a donation? A romance anthology (ebook) titled Shades of Pink (volume 2), totaling almost 150.000 words / about 400 pages as a PDF.

During all of October, we’ll post teasers for the stories, interviews of the authors and blog posts. Find them all on Kallysten’s blog, along with a FAQ, and of course the link where you can donate and help this worthy cause.

Have you placed your donations yet to ensure yourself a copy of this awesome collection of short stories by 22 amazing authors that have come together for this great cause. This cause is near and dear to my heart so make sure you get your donations in before this event ends on November 15th.

Here is a little taste of my short story in this anthology "Blood Lost" Book 2 in The Pink Rhinestone Tiara Series:

The woman nodded and took Mandy’s vacated seat behind the desk. Catriogwyn watched the exchange with a small amount of curiosity. It seemed that Kemp and Evans Esq. kept a tight ship.
That might account for how well they work with their clients, Catriogwyn thought as she looked into all of the offices they passed on their way to their destination.
Mandy’s voice snapped her out of her thoughts, “Here we are, Ms. Stacey. Can I get you anything? Some water? Or a soda perhaps?”
Catriogwyn watched as the door to the office they were standing in front of opened, framing Mr. Kemp. “No, thank you, Mandy," she said.  "I appreciate the offer but I think I’m good.”
Mandy nodded at Catriogwyn and Mr. Kemp then made the trek back to her desk.
Mr. Kemp stepped back, motioning for Catriogwyn to move into the office. “I’m glad you called, Ms. Stacey. What is it that I can do for you?”
Catriogwyn followed Mr. Kemp into his office, taking a seat in front of his desk as he settled himself behind it, “I would like to sell my Great-Aunt’s house. I’ve started the process but I don’t have enough experience in this field to even begin to understand the paperwork. I was wondering if you, or perhaps someone you can refer me to, can help me through this process.”
Mr. Kemp stippled his fingers, nodding while she had been talking. She was never one for small talk so she had just gotten down to business. She figured the sooner she got the house sold, the sooner she could return to her quiet life back in Chicago. She had no idea that her life wouldn’t be quiet again.
Mr. Kemp cleared his throat before he spoke, “I can certainly help you sell the property, Ms. Stacey. But first I have to ask you if you’re absolutely certain that this is something you want to do.”
Even though she knew the question was coming she still groaned softly. “I have a life in Chicago, Mr. Kemp, with a job. I’ve been here for three months with nothing really to show for it. There isn’t a place in this town that will hire me for the kind of work I do. Unless you know of a place? I like this town and the house but I have to return to my life at some point.”
Mr. Kemp nodded. “I understand. What is it that you do for work again? I don’t remember if you ever told me that. I’m pretty sure I can help you find a job here if that is the only reason you want to sell the property. I know your Great-Aunt had said that you can do whatever you wanted with the place, but I was under the impression when she drew up her will that she had hoped you would decide to stay here.”
© DJ Shaw

PS: If you missed out on last year's donation event for "Shades of Pink Vol 1" and missed my short story "Blood Lust" Book One in The Pink Rhinestone Tiara have no fear because that book will be releasing soon <3