Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Multi-Author Charity Auction!

Welcome to the Multi-Author Charity Auction. All proceeds will be going to Alaqua Animal Refuge, which over the weekend rescued 97 dogs and 6 horses. They are in desperate need of donations to help cover the care of their newly gained residents. This refuge is a NO KILL SHELTER so they are with the animals for the long run.

Some very generous authors have agreed to donate their time or their books to help this wonderful cause. There is something here for avid readers AND writers, so be sure to look at all of the packages up for bid.

How to Bid

Leave a comment below stating the package you're bidding on and the dollar amount you're bidding. For instance, in the comments, you would say "Package C $100".
The bidding opens today when this post goes up, and ends Friday at noon CST. If you've won, you'll be asked to mail me a check or money order made payable to Alaqua Animal Refuge. Open to US/Canada residents only.

You can bid on one or all of these Five Awesome Packages:


The Packages

Package A--BOOKS!

In this package you will receive ALL of the following signed books:

        1.) Signed hardcover of CREWEL by Gennifer Albin

                                                                    




        2.) Signed First Editions of SHADOW AND BONE and SEIGE AND STORM, plus a map,
             from New York Times Bestselling author, Leigh Bardugo


                                                     







                                                     





        3.) Signed copy of MONUMENT 14: SKY ON FIRE plus a Greenway tote bag and a swag pack              from Emmy Laybourne.


                                                     



        4.) Signed copy of THE KARMA CLUB and signed copy of UNREMEMBERED by Jessica
              Brody.

                                                     






                                                     




        5.) Signed ARC of the up coming VITRO by Jessica Khoury, and a signed paperback plus
              signed swag of her first novel, ORIGIN.

                                                     

                                                      



        6.) Signed copies of OF POSEIDON and OF TRITON by Anna Banks.

              







        7.) Signed copy of DEGREES OF WRONG by Anna Scarlett.


                                                      

PACKAGE B--Partial Manuscript Critique by Leigh Bardugo!

 Get 30 pgs of your manuscript critiqued by this New York Times Bestselling author!


PACKAGE C--Partial Manuscript and Query Critique by Lindsey Cummings!


Get your first chapter and query letter critiqued by this up and coming author of THE MURDER COMPLEX (2014 Harpercollins) and BALANCE KEEPERS (2014 Harpercollins).


PACKAGE D---Partial Manuscript Critique (50 pgs) plus a phone call from Anna Banks!

 If you don't have a manuscript ready and just want to talk to me, by all means, bid on this package. We can talk about anything and everything you want to discuss. :)


PACKAGE E--Name a character in Anna Bank's upcoming YA novel JOYRIDE!


JOYRIDE is a YA Contemp which is a mashup of Pretty in Pink meets Bonnie & Clyde. Highest bidder gets to name one of the characters in it!




Okay guys, that's a lot of motivation to make a bid here for such a great cause! Thanks to all the authors who donated, and thanks in advance for bidding.

Ready, set, GO!

81 comments:

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  2. $40 on package A -- beneaththecover@hotmail.com

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  3. What an awesome idea!

    $55 on package A.

    Steph@StephsStacks.com

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  4. I love that you're supporting an animal shelter!

    $70 for package A.

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  5. $25 For Package B to start
    My aunt has a horse and helps out at a Rescue so I know that it takes a lot time/money/efforts, especially with horses.
    Elliemoreton @ gmail.com

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  6. I can't make up my mind.
    Yes I can. 85$ for Package A

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  7. Package E for $100

    Package D sounds so awesome, though I may clam up in embarrassment lol!

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  8. Trust me Nollie, it would be me clamming up in embarrassment! :)

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  9. You guys all rock, by the way.=D

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  10. This is an awesome idea!
    $95 for package A.

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  11. Would love to bid on this but live in the UK!If I am able to send a cheque in the right currency regardless of this is it OK to bid on the critique packages in spite of where I live? Or is there another reason the critique packages are open to US/Canada only?

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  12. This is so awesome! Just a clarification question that might help me decide...when you say partial manuscript read and critiqued in package D, how much of the manuscript does that mean? Package B is 30 pages and C is the 1st chapter, but if D includes as much as B plus the phone call, it is on!!! lol :-D

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  13. Kristen,
    Actually the partial in package D is for 50 pgs critiqued plus a phone call. Sorry I didn't specify! I'll change that now.

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  14. This is the best charity auction ever - I LOVE the cause.

    $30 Package D :)

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  15. $105 for package A

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  16. $50 for Package B (Assuming I am OK to send my cheque in US Dollars as a (sometimes) resident of Europe)

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  17. I shall bid:

    $55 on Package D
    &
    $55 on Package C

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  18. $130 for Package A

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  19. $60 for Package B

    Thanks for such an incredible opportunity to bid on such fantastic gifts AND to help such a nobel cause! <3

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  20. THIS IS SO EXCITING AND FUN!!!
    Package D $80
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    Package C $80

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    1. What a super cool way to raise money for charity! If I (wait-positive thinking...) when I become a published author, this would be something I would love to do. Can you imagine?! You could really help a lot of people out and involving fellow authors and artists...so clever and classy. Do you write?

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  21. $160 for Package A

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  23. I realize my last comment is date marked 12:01, but it was still 12 by my clock when I hit publish, if that counts for anything! :) (stupid prove-you're-human things :P)

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  24. I don't know about you guys but I am with my best friend Justine, literally screaming and jumping up and down like ridiculous children who won the lotto right now!!!!!!!!!!!
    That was my first time ever bidding on anything and I feel fabulous!!!!!!
    Package C & D!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY :-D
    I was so scared my $80 bid would get upped because of my bestie screaming at me, so I upped myself at $85....lol, I don't know if I'm paying $80 or $85, but right now I don't care!!! I wish everyone could see how excited I am right now!!!!

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  25. Kristen, I know what you mean! my heart is pounding and my hands are shaking, and I'm at work :P

    But I'm not going to celebrate until someone verifies whether or not I had the winning bid O__O I will just...continue to stress sweat...

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  26. Darn, I just now noticed it says my last bid was 3 minutes late. I got stuck on the prove-your-a-human thing. Those things always get me.

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  27. Ha! Same here lol I am guessing is based on the timestamp from the blog itself because there wouldn't be any other way to be fair with everyone's clocks being a little off. I felt guilty bidding against you "grey eyed girl" lol I was like "this feels so wrong!" ha I wait in anticipation as well! =o)

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  28. I just checked Anna's twitter and she just tweeted we still have four hours left. https://twitter.com/ByAnnaBanks/status/370956972008697857 Does that mean we still have more time to bid?

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    1. Never mind, Twitter was doing weird things. :D

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    2. Giiiiirl, you had some of us worried AND hopeful!!! Hahahaha! My bestie was bout to take me to Jamba Juice to celebrate and was yelling at me to come out of the bathroom like some tragic event had taken place and I kept saying "what-what? What's wrong!?" She showed me your post and I did that cheesy monologue "Noooooooooo!" cry and posted my 12:27 comment.
      On a high note, I think a nice amount of money was raised for the charity...how cool that no matter who won the bidding, the shelter is getting some help? This was awesome!

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    3. LOL. Sorry for the heart attack. :D
      And you're right. All that matters is the animals.

      And congrats on you're winning bid. *highfive* :D

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  29. To quote our wonderful Anna (or would it be Emma-lol) "Oh my sweetgoodness!" This was one of the top 5 coolest events of 2013 for me!!! Congrats you guys!!!!!!

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  30. Wait...4 hours left? But the contest says:
    "The bidding opens today when this post goes up, and ends Friday at noon CST."
    It's noon:26 CST right now.....I don't think there's still time to bid...if so, my heart just sank into my toes:-(
    I'm going to check the Twitter sight too. Thanks Taylor;-)

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  31. OH TAYLOR!!!!!!!! LMBO!!!! Well, I guess this calls for another round of victory dancing!!! HAHAHAH :-D

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  32. Okay guys, bidding ended at 12 pm CST. Yes, I tweeted that there were four more hours. But that was Hoot Suite! Freaking A.

    The bidding has now ended, the posts must say 12:00 or earlier. Let's tally up!

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    1. WEEEEEEE-Weee-weee-WEEEEEEEEE :-D
      (Said like the pig on the Geico pig Maxwell! teehehe)

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    2. oops, stupid excited fingers! lol, I meant like the Geico pig Maxwell....not like the pig on the Geico pig...
      I'm off for some Jamba Juice now! I think I have earning a Chocolate Moo today! :-D

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    3. I meant earned! WOW! I can't even blame this on my stupid smart phone's auto correct! I should proof read before I post, lol. Lates everybody!!!

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  33. Kristen, a special shout out to you and your BFF for rocking it! :)

    Announcements to come soon!

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  34. Darn prove-you're-human foiled me once again.
    Oh well, it's for the animals anyway. :)

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  35. Thank you thank you thank you Anna!!!! Her daughter is an avid Ebay'r, so you would not believe the ridiculousness happening over here!! Hahaha:-D Best Friday EVER:-D

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  36. Scooped at literally the last second! Oh well.

    Let's just say that it's a good thing I keep deodorant in my desk, though :P

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    1. HAHAHAHAHA!!! Oh Lordy, that was funny! My bestie and I don't know what you look like, but we are over here cracking up!!!

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    2. I look like I could use a stiff drink, probably :P

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  37. Okay guys, first of all, thank you SO MUCH for participating and really making this charity auction a success. It's all for an outstanding cause and it's wonderful that we all came through and DID THIS THING! :)

    Without further ado, here are our winners:

    Package A: Amanda Pan
    Package B: SueAnn Fleenor
    Package C: Kristen Sanchez
    Package D: Kristen Sanchez
    Package E: Nollie Marie


    Winners, please email me for further instruction at byannabanks (at) gmail (dot) com.

    Thanks again guys! That was awesome! :)

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