Thursday, June 04, 2009

TAILS OF LOVE - supporting a great cause

Anyone who knows Lori Foster and Dianne Castell is aware of their incredibly generous hearts and knows that they are always thinking of others. This year's "benefit" book, which is a big focus at Lori and Dianne's Reader/Author Get Together, is TAILS OF LOVE , a ten author (Lori Foster, Stella Cameron, Kate Angell, Dianne Castell, Ann Christopher, Marcia James, Donna MacMeans, Sarah McCarthy, Patricia Sargeant, and Sue-Ellen Welfonder) anthology benefitting the AAF (Animal Adoption Foundation) in Hamilton (near Cincinnati), Ohio. Previous benefit books have been THE POWER OF LOVE and THE WRITE INGREDIENTS. If you haven't figured it out already, these stories all have a "animal" theme, but don't expect strictly puppies and kittens -the animals these characters love are as varied and different as the characters themselves. As you can imagine, with ten stories in one anthology, they're short but sweet, and make for excellent reading when you don't have hours to devote to a single full-size novel. This book does double duty - it is satisfying for all romance readers and a large portion of its proceeds benefit the AAF shelter.

Here's a blurb:
Ten all-new stories that celebrate our animal friends, by bestselling and award-winning authors. All Author and Agent proceeds from sales of the book will benefit the AAF - Animal Adoption Foundation - a no-kill animal shelter in Hamilton, Ohio.
From Seeing Eye dogs to the cat who cuddles in your lap, animals are there for us in more ways than we can count. Helping us get through the day with a wag of the tail and a tilt of the head, they let us know that someone is on our side—no matter what. They also have an amazing ability to break down barriers between people; bringing families and loved ones closer, and giving strangers an excuse to strike up a conversation. In Tails of Love, each writer draws from her own unique perspective on our loyal friends—exploring the many mysterious ways they bring love into our lives.

I hope you'll check it out! Go here - TAILS OF LOVE - to watch a fun video, an excerpt, and ordering information.
I'll be buying a copy at Lori and Dianne's event this weekend for giveaway here. I hope to get it autographed by all of the contributing authors, so keep an eye out for it!


Dianne Castell said...

Hi, Laurie.

Thanks so much for chatting about Tails of Love! Who doesn't love reading animal stories and writing about animals and people falling in love is the most fun of all.

Can't wait to see you at the Get-together this weekend. Lori and I are so excited. It's always a fun time to get together and talk books. My favorite thing.

And that you do so much to raise money for the troop is wonderful. You are the absolute best.

Hugs, Dianne

Marcia James said...

Hi! Thanks for mentioning Tails of Love on your blog! It's a fun book and a great cause. ;-) I love being one of the 10 authors who donated stories to the anthology.

I look forward to seeing you this weekend at Dianne's and Lori's Reader & Author Get-together!
-- Marcia James ;-)

Kate Angell said...

Laurie, I also appreciate you mentioning Tails of Love. The stories are quite diversified, and should please readers. It's wonderful to have the proceeds go to the no-kill animal shelter. That makes it all worth while.

Stella Cameron said...

Hi Laurie:

Thank you very much for for giving TAILS OF LOVE a lovely spot of attention.

We all enjoyed writing these fun stories and we hope readers will enjoy them too, as well as the chance to help our dear little furry friends.


Ann Christopher said...

Thanks for the mention, Laurie--hope to see you this weekend!

Sue-Ellen Welfonder said...

Hi Laurie - I'm chiming in, too, to say thank you for mentioning Tails of Love on your blog. It's such a wonderful cause and it's fabulous to see how many people in the romance community are big animal lovers.

That's really heartening and the support has been and is so appreciated.

I'll look forward to meeting you at Lori's Weekend tomorrow. Wow! Where did the time go? Can't believe Tails of Love is out now and we're all about to celebrate!

Go pets!

Estella said...

Authors are so very generous people!

Patricia Sargeant said...

Laurie, thank you so much for helping us spread the word about Tails of Love. I'm very honored to be part of this project, which helps raise money for a no-kill animal shelter, as well as awareness of the plight of abused and abandoned animals and pets.



Karin said...

The book sounds great. I hope you have a great time at the event this weekend!

flchen1 said...

Thanks for the reminder about Tails of Love, Laurie--hope you have a terrific time this weekend at Lori and Dianne's event! And what a terrifically generous and talented group of authors this is! Can't wait to read their stories :)

Judy F said...

Picked up my copy yesterday and got all the authors to sign it. Can't wait to read it.

Great job Laurie. I miss you already.

Anonymous said...

Book sounds wonderful.

Pat L.