Saturday, April 23, 2011

Look What the Mailman Brought Me Yesterday

These books, bookmarks and romance trading cards came from Ms. Lila DiPasqua. And A Midnight Dance will also be heading my way when it gets closer to the release date. (As you can tell from the widget on the sidebar, there's still quite a few more days left before the release date.) I won these for Operation Auction.

What is Operation Auction?

Fatin has been an integral part of the romance community for years – she owns and runs the RR@H Novel Thoughts and Book Talk blog, is an administrator of the WriteMinded loop, an author assistant and a tireless advocate for romance novels. She is also a friend to many in this community.On Tuesday, March 8th, she lost her husband in a senseless act of violence, leaving her alone with four children. You can read more about the tragedy here: romance community would like to rally around her. Therefore, we will be holding auctions on ebay the last week of March. More information on exact days and donations will follow. (source)
There were SO many items to bid on. Not only were authors giving away signed books or book bundles but also, bloggers were giving away baskets of goodies. Critiques from editors, authors and agents. ARC bundles. The much coveted romance trading cards. eBook readers with complete author backlists. (Holy wow!) Your name in an authors next book. Lunch with authors and agents. SWAG!

The one item much talked about was Tessa Dare's customized book video. All props courtesy of the Darelings. (Her book video is posted at end of post. It is EPIC!) She also made 2 other videos to drum up interest for her auction. As for the winner of that auction, we await the final product. Apparently it's going on a blog tour of sorts. I think some 20+ blogs agreed to post it on their page. Can't wait to see it.

The romance community really did come together. What an awesome community!

Did you bid on anything for Operation Auction? If so, did you win? And if you did, what were the item(s)? 
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