The Brenda Novak Auction for Diabetes Research
May 9, 2014
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
On Sale: May 1, 2014
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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
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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
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.
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
Here's to making a difference!
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)
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