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Friday, October 31, 2014

SPOTLIGHT & GC GIVEAWAY: Last Hero Standing: A Romance Thriller Bundle & A Guest Post by Joan Swan

Today I'm delighted to present a new romantic thriller bundle, "Last Hero Standing". It's a collection of stories written by an assortment of authors to benefit fellow author Pamela Clare, who is undergoing treatment for cancer. The proceeds from the book go to her fund for medical expenses. Regular readers of the blog know that my family had been touched multiple times by cancer so I am always willing to do posts that could help someone with cancer.

The book is only 99 cents for 11 stories! I've got my copy; go get yours!

I'm spotlighting one author, Joan Swan, in my post. 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 twenty-forth 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.

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1.    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.

2.    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.


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, which is set to release on Oct. 28, 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.



Enjoy 11 emotional stories - 2000 pages filled with all types of heroes from small town to international action-adventure who earn and protect those they love. Over 360 reviews with a 4.5 star rating!!!

PLEASE NOTE: This box set will be available for ONE MONTH ONLY, and all proceeds go directly to the medical fund for box set author Pamela Clare, who is in the midst of her own battle with breast cancer. Everyone who touched this project donated their time and stories. Please help us help her by treating yourself and your friends to a box set full of great stories!

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 make you swoon.” –So Many Reads 

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 

" 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."

Publisher: Silver Hawk Press 
Format: ebook
Release Date: October 28, 2014
Buying Links:  Amazon* | Kobo | iTunes | Barnes & Noble 
* affiliate links; the blog receives a small commission from purchases made through these links.



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  1. Sounds like a good set. Thanks for sharing. :-)

  2. My husband has/had cancer. He's clean at the moment, but it's too soon to say he's cancer-free, only been less than a year. For a good cause I'll spread the word. Thanks!


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