OK, friends, a lot of information here but this is a great opportunity to help raise some money for the Movember Foundation. I can’t wait to get my copy.
Movember Foundation Fundraising:
Because Beards anthology
November 1st sees the launch of a scorching-hot bumper-sized 500+ page charity anthology, raising funds for the Movember Foundation.
Entitled Because Beards, the collection’s theme is, as you might guess, that every man is gorgeously bearded.
It’s the anthology EVERYONE will be reading.
We want to keep our men fit, strong and healthy. The Movember Foundation’s goal is to help achieve that and they need our support to do so. It’s fundraising time.
ALL proceeds from the sale of this anthology go towards supporting prostate cancer research and treatment, and other critical men’s health initiatives.
Twenty-one authors have donated stories to this sizzling erotic romance collection. It’s priced at just 99p/99c to allow everyone to enjoy some bearded sexiness, and to feel good about having made a donation to this great cause.
(a print edition is also on the way for those who prefer their steamy reading on paper).
Later this year, we’ll be updating everyone on how much money we raise for this wonderful charity.
Could we reach US$1million? We’ll see!
Please do spread the word wherever you can.
One of the authors donating a story to this fantastic project is Emmanuelle de Maupassant : best known for her debut novella, The Gentlemen’s Club (named by Stylist Magazine as one of the sexiest reads of 2015).
Emmanuelle’s short story, Highland Pursuits, is set in the 1920s, featuring defiant aristocratic debutante Lady Ophelia Finchingfield, as she navigates life, love and lust, in the rugged highlands of Scotland. Her leading man is enigmatic Hamish, red-haired, wild and passionate. With a cast of eccentric characters, an ancient castle, a villainous French count, and some very naughty sex scenes, it’s not to be missed!
To tease your tastebuds, here’s a snippet from Emmanuelle’s story.
He gave her a smile that could have been any man’s smile, given to any woman: a smile that went back into the forest and its shaded dells, into the granite almost. It was the same smile men have been giving to women for centuries. His smile was one of complicity, of intimacies shared, and of remembrance of touch. A flood of heat threatened to overwhelm her. Her body, an archive of desire, remembered everything…
Discover more about Emmanuelle de Maupassant via her website
Pre-order your copy of Because Beards, priced at just 99c/99p, via these links:
Everyone involved in the Because Beards project has given their time, resources and talent free of charge, so that all proceeds from this anthology reach our charity.
Our AMAZING team comprises not only our 21 authors, but cover designer Jessica Hildreth, photographer Wander Aguiar and swoonsome model Jacob Rodney. Thank you to all the lovely book bloggers who are helping spread the word about this anthology, and to Heather Roberts and Jenny Flores for their superb PR work.
Because Beards features stories by Alexis Alvarez, Faith Andrews, M. Andrews, Jeannine Colette, Hayley Faiman, Angelita Gill, Ace Gray, Ruthie Henrick, Scott Hildreth, Evie Lauren, Jerica MacMillan, R.C. Martin, Emmanuelle de Maupassant, Leslie McAdam, Maria Monroe, Adrienne Perry, J. Quist, Renee Rose, Kacey Shea, Martha Sweeney, and Tom Sweeney.
Goodreads fans can add the anthology to their ‘To Be Read List’ here Your support (and reviews) will help make this project a success.
My review of Highland Pursuits by Emmanuelle de Maupassant
With a few wet kisses and an urgency she marry from her mother, Ophelia has been sent to her Grandmothers in Scotland.
The beginning of this story did feel dull. It felt like many historical novels, with a similar plot and characters. In fact, the names did become confusing, and then Hamish enters the story. Sir Hector gives the story wit and I had to stifle my giggles.
The scene with the Comte de Montefiore and Ophelia was by far my favourite of the story.
Highland Pursuits by Emmanuelle de Maupassant is a good story, with a plot and is not only a means to titillate. I look forward to reading the rest of the anthology.