Blitz Tour, Mini-Interview, & Giveaway: LAST HERO STANDING BOXED SET featuring Joan Swan


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Most people know that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Last year, Kindles & Wine participated the in Read Pink® campaign. This year, the message has become more personal for us as USA TODAY best-selling author Pamela Clare, someone several of us read and love, is fighting her own battle with breast cancer. (Read Pamela’s story in her own words here.)

Today we are proudly featuring the LAST HERO STANDING boxed set, which is a collection of 11 romantic suspense novels and novellas available for one month only. All the proceeds will go toward Pamela’s medical expenses.

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Publication Date: October 28, 2014
Length: 1873 pages
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Publisher: Silver Hawk Press
Official Summary
Authors donate to anthology to raise money for colleague stricken with breast cancer
Eleven authors have donated their work to a box set of novellas to raise money for the medical expenses of a colleague stricken with breast cancer. The LAST HERO STANDING box set features 11 novels and novellas for only 99 cents, including a bonus short story from New York Times bestseller Dianna Love. All the proceeds from sales of the box set will go toward the medical expenses of USA TODAY bestselling author Pamela Clare, who was diagnosed with breast cancer this past April and has been unable to work since then.
New York Times Bestseller Dianna Love
KISS THE ENEMY, a Slye Temp novel
“It seems with each book, this series gets better…”
New York Times Bestseller Cynthia Eden
“Plenty of passion to fan yourself but also enough love…to make you swoon.”
New York Times Bestseller Elisabeth Naughton
FIRST EXPOSURE, an Aegis Security prequel novella
“This series is off to an explosive start.”
New York Times Bestseller Joan Swan
SINFUL DECEPTION, a Renegades novel
“Another fast-paced, action-packed, sexy Covert Affairs story!”
New York Times Bestseller Bonnie Vanak
“Highly recommend to anyone who likes steamy, sexy novels.”
USA Today Bestseller Pamela Clare
FIRST STRIKE, an I-Team novella
“If you’re a fan of romantic suspense, you must read Pamela Clare!”
USA Today Bestseller Mary Buckham
INVISIBLE FEARS, an Invisible Recruits novel
“The powerful descriptive ability this author displays raises the bar for Urban Fantasy!”
USA Today Bestseller Adrienne Giordano
THE EVASION, a Justifiable Cause Novella
“Adrienne Giordano delivers everything romantic suspense readers want…”
USA Today Bestseller Norah Wilson
NIGHTFALL, A Vampire Romance Novel
“…an edge of your seat series.”
Award-Winning Author Stephanie Rowe
ICE, an Alaska Heat novel
“ICE delivers pulse-pounding chills and hot romance!”
Award-winning Author Tracey Devlyn
LATYMER, a Nexus novella
“Powerful…and gripping.”
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Book Blitz Tour Mini Q&A with Joan Swan

One of the authors who donated her time and story to this cause is New York Times best-selling author Joan Swan, and she is here today to talk a little bit about this project.

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How has cancer touched you personally?

Cancer touches everyone somehow—we’ve had it ourselves, we’ve lost a loved one to it, or we know someone who’s had it.

My experience is a little different. As a sonographer for over 20 years, I’ve met and scanned thousands of people struggling with cancer. I’ve been the discoverer of cancer and the bearer of bad news. Repeat scans of those fighting cancer have put me the unique position of following patients through their fight from discovery to cure and discovery to death.

In this way I’ve had unique view of how cancer affects bodies, minds, hearts, careers, families, and finances.

Why did you participate in the LAST HERO STANDING fundraiser for fellow author Pamela Clare?

As a member of the medical community for decades, I’ve seen how medical costs can devastate not only a family, but a city, a state, and a country. I know the red tape involved in dealing with insurance companies and medical facilities.

When someone is battling cancer, they need all their strength to fight the disease…and sometimes even fight the cure. Financial worries only drain a person of the strength to heal.


Book Blitz Tour + Bonus Giveaway

The Rafflecopter below is for the tour-wide giveaway, which is for a $100 gift card to any online bookstore of the winner’s choice (open internationally). But keep scrolling down for a special giveaway we’ve got just for our Kindles & Wine readers. ;)

First, enter the blog tour giveaway here:

a Rafflecopter giveaway

And since we’re such big fans of Pamela Clare here on the blog, we are offering a Kindle copy of the LAST HERO STANDING boxed set to THREE lucky Kindles & Wine readers.

To enter for your chance to win this prize, you must:

  1. Be a follower of our blog (click HERE to subscribe), AND…
  2. Hit the comments and tell us about how cancer has touched your life, either you personally or someone you know. We know we asked this same question last October, but Pamela’s story shows us how much can change in just one year’s time.

Please note: For the Kindles & Wine giveaway, all entrants must review and adhere to our official giveaway policy. The contest will close on Sunday, November 2, 2014 at 11:59 PM (CST) and the three winners will be notified via email on Monday, November 3.

Joan was never a star English student or a literature buff, but she’s always had a creative soul and an active imagination. Writing was a natural culmination of those two talents.
Recently, she left her day job as a sonographer at UCSF Medical Center after 22 years in the field to write full time. The muse must have been paying attention, because shortly after, she hit the New York Times Bestsellers list under her name and again a month later under her psuedonym, Skye Jordan. If you like red-hot contemporary romance, check out her alter ego.
This year will mark her 24th wedding anniversary to her own personal hero, a veteran firefighter. They have two beautiful daughters and live in the heart of wine country on the gorgeous Central Coast of California.
You can learn more at Joan’s website and connect with her on Facebook, Goodreads, and Twitter.