Monday, May 27, 2013

Brenda Novak's Annual Online Auction for Diabetes Research

Hello world!

Today I'm proud to be part of a team of people who are offering a loaded Kindle Paperwhite ($259 value, incl. cost of books) at Brenda Novak's Annual Online Auction for Diabetes Research. Find the listing here:

One Day Only! 05/28/2013: Kindle Paperwhite Pre-loaded w/40+ ebooks + wall charger! 
Check out Brenda Novak's auction site. Lots of great things to bid on all month & it's for a great cause!

My WG2E buddies always jump at the chance of doing something for a good cause--such a great bunch of people! The Kindle is loaded with many of our books, 40 of them, including a copy of each of my romances: An Eternity of Roses, Something to Live for, Everything to Lose, and Inescapable (co-written with Zee Monodee). A wall charger is also included.

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Brenda Novak and her wonderful team have hosted this auction for a long time. This year, it is hoped that more than $2 million will be raised for diabetes research. There is an incredible number of items available for bidding on, and when you purchase one of them you can feel good because you're doing something that will help researchers keep working to find a cure for this illness. Win-win, if you ask me! 
And it’s really simple to do. Just click here and it will give you the option to set up an account or to log on if you already have one. Set up a password that is easy for you to remember as you’ll need this each time you bid. Moreover, the person who places the most number of bids will receive a MacBook Air! And just for registering, you’re put in the drawing for an iPad Mini! It just keeps getting better :)
We of course hope you’ll bid on the Kindle Paperwhite we’re offering. We think it’s a great offer with a lot of fantastic books already loaded onto the device. There’s romance, fantasy, paranormal, young adult (YA), suspense, thrillers and more – something for everyone! And while you can bid on many items throughout the month, you can only bid on this one TODAY, MAY 28TH as it’s listed under the One Day Auctions section.
To find out more about about our donation and the authors involved in the blog hop, check out Rhonda Hopkins' post at the RG2E (Reader’s Guide to EPublishing). You can also enter to win an Amazon Gift Card there via the posted rafflecopter. Some of the other authors are also giving away ebooks on their post today. So be sure and check them out!
So why did I decide to participate with a donation this year? 
Diabetes is a very sensitive topic for me. Apart from the fact that I have family members who suffer from it, I did develop gestational diabetes when I was pregnant. This is a very common thing, I was told, but as I was older, I was afraid it would lead to more complications. In the end, I had to have a C-section because I was told my baby would be too large. However, I had managed to control the blood sugar levels to the point that when Cole was born, he was of normal weight. Still, those who develop gestational diabetes are far more likely to develop diabetes in the future, around age 50, so we must constantly monitor ourselves. I have put myself on a healthier diet now, one with less sugars, to help my body stay in a healthy state, yet that thought remains. Diabetes has affected and continues to affect many people's lives, so I believe that this is a worthy cause and again, I'm proud to be a participating author. 

If you're interested in doing your part, please place a bid here. The auction for the loaded Kindle Paperwhite is a ONE DAY ONLY auction taking place on the 28th May (starting at 12.21 A.M. and ending at 8.58 P.M.). Don't miss it!

I'll also be offering a free download copy of the urban fantasy/paranormal romance INESCAPABLE (first book in the Eternelles series) by me and Zee Monodee today to one person who comments to this post. 
All you have to do is: 
1) Tell me about your favorite charity and why; and 
2) Sign up for my newsletter here: 

I promise I only use it to notify people of new releases or important posts such as this, and will not spam anyone. 

~ Natalie G. Owens ~
No Rules. No Formulas. Just a world of love, mystery and fantasy!