*Book source ~ A review teaser was provided in exchange for an honest review.
Of the 22 short stories in this wonderful anthology I have read the first five. And if these five are any indication then the rest of them are going to be delightful! I would offer to pick my favorite of the five, but I'm not sure I can. Maybe...just maybe, Pure Rose edges the others out by a sliver of tourmaline, but don't quote me on that.
2. Pure Rose ~ Vivien Dean (Contemporary Romance – sweet)
3. No Crayons On The Frontline ~ Kallysten (Epistolary Romance – sweet)
4. Paint It Pink ~ C. Deanne Rowe (Contemporary Romance – sweet)
5. Tattooed Hearts ~ JJ and TA Ellis (Military Romance – sexy)
6. The Right Decision ~ Cynthia Sax (Contemporary Romance – sexy)
7. A Study in Pink Anteaters ~ Angela Yseult (YA Romance – sweet)
8. Blood Lost ~ DJ Shaw (Paranormal Romance – sweet)
9. The Gesture ~ Sabrina Garie (Contemporary Romance – sweet)
10. Faith and Trust ~ Catherine Bowman (Shifter/BDSM Romance – spicy)
11. The Long Road Home ~ Nina Day Gerard (Contemporary Romance – sexy)
12. The Broken Highlander ~ Laura Hunsaker (Highlander/Vampire – sweet)
13. Blush ~ T. Hammond (Contemporary Romance – sweet)
14. Touch Me ~ Zoe York (Contemporary Romance – sexy)
15. The Pink Bookmark ~ Gill Taber (Contemporary Romance – sexy)
16. The Wordsmith ~ Deelylah Mullin (BDSM Romance – spicy)
17. Imperfectly Pure ~ Ashley Suzanne (Contemporary Romance – sweet)
18. Plucked ~ Alice Stark (Contemporary Romance – sweet)
19. Brekkah ~ Alicia J. Love (YA Sci-Fi – sweet)
20. A Country Christmas ~ Mitzi Calderone (Contemporary Romance – sweet)
21. Flying Free ~ Susan Harris (Shifter Romance – sexy)
22. Gabriel’s Rose ~ Amara Lebel (BDSM Romance - spicy)
Shades of Pink Charity Anthology
As you may know, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Last year, the first Shades of Pink event raised over $10.000 through more than 1300 donations!
For our second year, 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.
The suggested donation is $5. Funds are raised via Stayclassy.org and all proceeds go directly to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Readers can also donate to the charity organization of their choice (with a focus on breast cancer) and email their receipt to receive their copy of the anthology in either PDF, ePub or mobi (kindle).
Who: Catherine Bowman, Mitzi Calderone, Vivien Dean, JJ and TA Ellis, Sabrina Garie, Nina Day Gerard, T. Hammond, Susan Harris, Laura Hunsaker, Kallysten, Amara Lebel, Alicia J. Love, Deelylah Mullin, C. Deanne Rowe, Cynthia Sax, DJ Shaw, Alice Stark, Ashley Suzanne, Gill Taber, Natasza Waters, Zoe York, Angela Yseult
When: Now through November 15th.
What: 22 short stories, including…
· 4 paranormal, 1 sci-fi, 11 contemporary, 1 historical, 2 military, 3 BDSM, 2 YA (some stories have more than one genre)
· 3 spicy (ménage or kink), 7 sexy (explicit sex scenes), 12 sweet (no sex)
· A couple of vampires, about three dozen humans including soldiers, geeks, teachers, librarians, writers, survivors, bosses, rock stars, teens, mages, wives, husbands and fiancés, 1 succubus, 1 genie, a few aliens, some werewolves and other shifters.
· Pink, pink and more pink, including tattoos, plenty of flowers, precious stones, jewelry, a bookmark, a drawing, ropes, lingerie, a car, a bag, a vase, various clothes, an anteater and a squirrel.
Where: Kallysten’s blog
Here you’ll find links to teasers for the stories, interviews of the authors and blog posts during all of October, a FAQ, and of course the link where you can donate and help this worthy cause.