All I Want For Christmas: Holiday Romance For a Cause

02 Nov 2016

I have a secret.

Boy, I’ll bet that got your attention, right? Well, that’s not just a statement to hook you into reading this blog. I do actually have a secret and I’m about to share it with you right now. Which means this won’t be a secret for long. Ready? Here we go.

I know how we can cure diabetes.

That’s right: WE as in YOU and ME can cure diabetes. I’ll wait while you stop snorting, rolling your eyes, and mumbling “whatever”. Done? Cool. Okay. There’s a word that can work wonders, can work miracles, when it comes to causes like diabetes that affect millions of people:

Together.

Not so long ago, a cure for diabetes seemed impossible. It was never going to happen. Earlier this year, however, the FDA approved the artificial pancreas for human testing. That. Is. Amazing!! But. It’s not a cure. Not for everyone at least and we are still a ways away from being able to declare victory over this disease. But look what has happened so far because of funding for research? And it’s because people like you have joined forces and, in some instances, found someone to follow into this battle.

We’ve heard it before. It begins with one person with the determination and dedication to take on a cause. It takes an even stronger person to see the fight through to its end. NY Times bestselling author Brenda Novak accepted the challenge over fifteen years ago when her five-year-old son was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes and you know what? She’s hasn’t backed down. Not for one day. With the help of the romance community including publishers, editors, agents, authors, and especially READERS, she’s raised over $2 million that has gone directly to research. I was fortunate to work with her for a number of years. She’s a warrior mom. She’s a woman who’s not going to stop until her son and all the people dealing with diabetes the world over can live normal healthy lives.

This year, she’s shifted tactics. She put out the call to some of the biggest names in romance and they answered, agreeing to contribute one of their stories to the All I Want For Christmas boxed set, which goes on sale November 1st for a limited time!

That’s right, this set that includes holiday stories by NY Times bestselling authors Debbie Macomber, Bella Andre, Melody Anne, Violet Duke, Heather Graham, Marie Force, Brenda Novak, Laurelin Paige & Kayti McGee, Jane Porter, Melanie Shawn and RaeAnne Thayne. Whew! That’s a lot of Christmas romance!

Add in more by bestselling authors Melinda Curtis, Scarlett York, and Anna J Stewart (Hey, that’s me!) and you have fourteen holiday romances (some brand new!) to fill your Christmas season and keep your e-readers super happy during the cold winter months.

Even better? By purchasing this set (discounted by 20% for the first week!), you can know your purchase price will go directly to research. That’s right, NONE of these authors are taking a cent from this set because they know how important funding a cure is. Because they believe it can be done. Because they know the same secret I do: that together we can do anything!

We hope you’ll jump on board, join the cause, and put your clicking power to work. Want to give the perfect holiday gift to your friends who read? Gifting works the same way! It all goes to research. Please help us make a difference in millions of people’s lives simply by doing what you love doing: reading!

Together, we can fund a cure and maybe, just maybe, change the world for the better.

Happy reading!
~Anna J Stewart

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