August 1st, 2021
Home | Log in!

On Top Shelf
Fresh Pick

New Books This Week

Latest Articles

Reviewer Application

Slideshow image

Since your web browser does not support JavaScript, here is a non-JavaScript version of the image slideshow:

slideshow image
Sunshine Vicram is back!

slideshow image
He can’t resist a puzzle…

slideshow image
She lives for thrills. He’s tasked with keeping her safe…

slideshow image
The acclaimed Martha’s Vineyard series returns for more romance, drama, and intrigue!

slideshow image
The USA Today bestselling author of When We Believed in Mermaids returns with a tale of two generations of women reconciling family secrets and past regrets.

slideshow image
Two sets of lives, Coded messages, will history repeat itself?

August reads to excite you

Barnes & Noble

Fresh Fiction Blog
Get to Know Your Favorite Authors

The Brenda Novak Auction for Diabetes Research

A Sweet Life Boxed Set
Bella Andre, Debbie Macomber, Susan Mallery, Barbara Freethy, Brenda Novak



Barnes & Noble

Fourteen Contemporary Romances by Bestselling Authors to Benefit Diabetes Research

May 2014
On Sale: May 1, 2014
1500 pages
ISBN: 1928068111
EAN: 2940045797030
Kindle: B00JGCK05S
Add to Wish List

Also by Bella Andre:
Love, Laughter, and Steamy Ever Afters, June 2015
Cape Cod Kisses, May 2015
It Must Be Your Love, February 2015
All For You, January 2015

Also by Debbie Macomber:
The Perfect Christmas, October 2021
Unexpectedly in Love, September 2021
A Country Affair, September 2021
Head Over Heels, August 2021

Also by Susan Mallery:
The Christmas Wedding Guest, October 2021
Summer Days, September 2021
The Summer of Sunshine and Margot, August 2021
The Stepsisters, June 2021

Also by Barbara Freethy:
Beautiful Storm, October 2015
A Sweet Life Boxed Set, May 2014
On a Night Like This, January 2013
The Way Back Home, July 2012

Also by Brenda Novak:
Keep Me Warm at Christmas, October 2021
Add to review list
Home for the Holidays, August 2021
When I Found You, July 2021
The Bookstore on the Beach, April 2021


When I launched my first online auction for diabetes research in 2005, I had no idea I would still be running the fundraiser ten years later. I started it because I wanted to make a difference to my son, who was diagnosed at five years old, and everyone else suffering from this terrible disease (over 350 million people have diabetes worldwide). So far, we've raised over $2 million, but I honestly thought we'd have a cure by now. Ever since we first learned that Thad faced this challenge, I've been hearing that a cure is right around the corner. And when you slug away at something for a long time, and it doesn't feel as if you're making enough of an impact, it can be tempting to give up.

In those moments of discouragement, however, something always happens to keep me going. Many times it's an episode of insulin shock and another jolt of that terrible fear that grips every parent of a child with diabetes. But it can also be something positive, like having my son put his arms around my neck and tell me how much he appreciates what I'm doing. Or another author, friend or supporter emailing me to say they will contribute yet again. There have been so many generous people dig in to help, including my volunteers, who have offered hours and hours of selfless service. The bottom line is that I believe this is a disease we can beat with enough determination and focus, so I keep marching forward, and I'm thrilled with the latest news—that the DRI (the research facility that gets the money I raise) is entering human trials with their new Biohub. The Biohub has made the possibility of a cure feel real for me again.

So how does Brenda Novak's Online Auction for Diabetes Research work? Just like E-Bay—only it's more fun. This year, those who register before the auction closes on May 31st(register) will receive a FREE digital copy of THROUGH THE SMOKE, my new historical romantic suspense title. And there will be other freebies we will be giving away throughout. Shoppers will be entered to win simply by participating on any particular day. When the auction is over, payment for any items won can be made via Paypal or credit card (with special arrangements, even personal check/money order). In most instances, the donor picks up the tab for shipping.

There will be nearly 2,000 items up for grabs, all of them starting at just $3. But that's not all! This year is our big 10-year anniversary, and we are doing everything we can to make it special, including offering a boxed set of digital books by fourteen bestselling authors (foreword by #1 New York Times Bestselling Author Debbie Macomber), for only $2.99 (initial sale price). If you are a fan of contemporary romance, A Sweet Life is a "must have." Besides my own novel, A BABY OF HER OWN, it includes stories from such reader favorites as Bella Andre, Barbara Freethy, Heather Graham, Julia Kent, Susan Mallery, Carly Phillips, Jennifer Probst, RaeAnne Thayne, Rachel Van Dyken, Susan Wiggs, Lauren Hawkeye, Steena Holmes and Jane Porter! But you have to act quickly. This is a limited edition and will only be on sale during the month of May.

A Sweet Life

Kindle | nook | iTunes | Kobo

What else will be available at the auction? Too many things to list! You'll be able to bid on tickets to meet Celine Dion, Kindle Fires and Kindle Paperwhites, antique and other kinds of jewelry, trips & stays, handmade items, purses, the chance to have lunch with Lee Child, Catherine Coulter, Diana Gabaldon, Steve Berry or another of your favorite authors and a slew of opportunities for both readers and writers. Don't miss the fun—register today!

Here's to making a difference!

Novak For The Cure Of Diabetes Auction

One commenter will win a copy of A SWEET LIFE (ebook)




19 comments posted.

Re: The Brenda Novak Auction for Diabetes Research

Wishing you a great turn out and support for your auction and cause!
(Colleen Conklin 4:50pm May 9, 2014)

inow about diabetes i have it and brother it on dylayissi 4 day week now and family has it a lot but your book love to be read and spread around
(Desiree Reilly 8:37pm May 9, 2014)

Congratulations on everything you have achieved so far.
(Jen Barnard 7:45am May 10, 2014)

I have several of your books and enjoyed each and every one of them. Thank you for all those great hours of reading! I have diabetes and appreciate this even more!!!
(Bonnie Capuano 9:18am May 10, 2014)

Great deals for a great cause! I have bids on a few of the
auction items, and have purchased this great set of books.
Hopefully they find a cure soon!
(Heather Machel 10:19am May 10, 2014)

Sounds like a great deal. I love your books.
(Wilma Frana 11:30am May 10, 2014)

Great cause. Thanks.
(Pam Howell 12:38pm May 10, 2014)

bought the set! thanks for this opportunity to contribute
(Beth Fuller 8:18pm May 10, 2014)

I like that a portion is being donated to the diabetes foundation. It looks like a great boxed set.
(Janea Carrell 9:59pm May 10, 2014)

What a great cause, any money raised would be fantastic and help with the research to hopefully one day eradicate diabetes!
(Anita H 6:03am May 11, 2014)

Awesome set of books with some of my favorite authors! And
what a wonderful thing to set up an auction to raise money for
diabetes awareness and research. Way to go Brenda!
(Ada H. 7:05am May 11, 2014)

really awesome set of books thanks so much great cause my
brother and mother in law has diabetes
(Denise Smith 11:28am May 11, 2014)

Good luck with your auction. I'm a huge believer in the Pay it Forward credo too!
(Susan Coster 1:16pm May 11, 2014)

I love your books and have read all of them!
(Denise Austin 6:42pm May 11, 2014)

Awesome idea to raise funds! Our family has been touched by diabetes,
like so many others. Good luck with your auction!
(Michelle Schafer 7:14pm May 11, 2014)

Good luck with your auction. It's for a great cause. I love reading your books.
(Linda Hall 9:22pm May 11, 2014)

I have several people in my family that are Diabetic and I
support it any way I can. I know that it is not something
that is going to be easy and the road is a very long one. Best
of wishes for a great year on your auction.
(Tina Ullrich 10:15pm May 11, 2014)

I wish you lots of luck. The auction is a great way to raise money for a great
(Julie Duffy 11:09pm May 11, 2014)

Glad you are having this fundraiser. I have a few family members that are affected by this.
(Laura Gullickson 11:49pm May 11, 2014)

Registered users may leave comments.
Log in or register now!


© 2003-2021  all rights reserved Privacy Policy