Guest Post: Entangled Novella to Raise Money for Breast Cancer Research

Novel Reaction is excited to welcome author Edie Ramer (I have reviewed Edie’s Dead People which can be found here) to discuss something near and dear to my heart. Edie Ramer is one of the author’s of the anthology Entangled who is generously donated every dollar made from this novel to Breast Cancer Research. My mother was diagnosed with breast cancer the first time when I was 16, which she beat and we got an amazing ten years with her before it came back but it was four years ago this month that I lost my mother to breast cancer so you can understand why I find this project so worthwhile. Not only do you get a great collection of short stories by some great authors, you are helping donate money to a great cause.

Edie is going to share with us how she was able to get this amazing group of authors together on such a worthwhile project.

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I’m Edie Ramer, one of the writers and editors of ENTANGLED, A PARANORMAL ANTHOLOGY. This whole project was a labor of love, without the “labor” part. From the fabulous cover donated by Laura Morrigan to the formatting by Lori Devoti, and from Amazon’s KDP people (who probably don’t realize how helpful they were) to Stacia Kane (who wrote the best foreword ever), everyone pitched in to make the anthology a success. Most of all are the amazing stories from the uber talented authors. They’re generous, too, because every dollar made from this will go to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

I’m a breast cancer survivor. It’s been eleven years since my mastectomy, and I’m lucky it hasn’t returned. My critique partner and friend hasn’t been as lucky, and I want researchers to find a cure. And I want them to find it fast.

One of the first authors to accept my invite to be in the anthology was New York Times bestselling author Allison Brennan. I immediately sent a squee-mail to Misty Evans, my co-editor, saying, “Allison said YES!!!” Allison and I were in the same critique group before she sold her first book. I critiqued her second published book, which she wrote in 18 days. (That isn’t an error; she really wrote it in 18 days.) At the time she had five young children, one just a baby. I remember thinking that I could never complain again that I didn’t have time to write. This same book, THE HUNT, hit the extended New York Times list. It’s like her to go the extra step and write a novella for Entangled that took my breath away as I read it.

Jennifer Estep wasn’t able to be part of this Round Robin, but I wanted to give her a shout out. SPIDER’S REVENGE, the fifth book in her Elemental Assassin series is just out, and she’s a bit busy. In her short story, HALLOWEEN FROST (a Mythos Academy story), Gwen Frost and her friends are in for more tricks than treats when they run into a mythological monster intent on killing them.

In my story, THE FAT CAT, a witch and a wizard battle for the souls of seven women. The wizard has the god of war on his side. All the witch has is a fat, black cat. You can read an excerpt here, but I thought I’d leave you with the first line of the story:

Of all the cat houses, in all the towns, in all the world, she walks into mine.

You can find out more about me and my books at my website, http://edieramer.com. I hope you’ll love reading the stories in ENTANGLED as much as I did.

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Thank you Edie for sharing how you brought about this great collection of stoies. I know that I will be purchasing a copy of Entangled and I encourage you to do the same. A ebook copy can be purchased at Amazon here.

10 Replies to “Guest Post: Entangled Novella to Raise Money for Breast Cancer Research”

  1. Jessica, thank you so much for hosting Edie Ramer and ENTANGLED today on Novel Reaction! I adore Edie, and am so honored to be involved with this anthology.

    My sincere condolences on your mother’s death from breast cancer. She must’ve have been an amazing woman, and I’m happy you had extra time with her. It’s never enough, but those moments are treasures!

    Light,
    Nancy Haddock

  2. Yay, Edie! The Fat Cat was a cool story. I love how you get into the minds of animals (and dragons!).

    Thank you, Novel Rank, for hosting Edie today and spreading the word about breast cancer research!

  3. Jessica, I’m tearing up because of your mom. That must be her photo. I’m so glad you posted it. It gives a face to cancer. We’re not statistics, we’re someone’s mother, someone’s daughter. Someone’s loved one.

  4. Allison, if I remember correctly, you scrapped what you had, kept the main characters, but pretty well wrote a completely different book. I was in awe of you. I still am.

  5. Misty, actually The Fat Cat has a little bit of my 19-year-old beagle in it. I love your Kali Sweet story, and I’m looking forward to her first book. You’re so talented!

  6. Thank you Novel Reaction for helping to spread the word about Entangled, and my condolences on the loss of your mother. Breast cancer needs to be stopped!

    Edie’s story in ENTANGLED is lovely – then I enjoyed DEAD PEOPLE, too!

  7. Thanks everyone for your kinds words. I was luckier than some in that she beat it the first time and we got to spend more time with her. Every dollar raised helps make it so no one else has to suffer and go through what she did. Thanks Edie for putting together the anthology!

  8. Jessica, it’s wonderful that you had the extra years. When I was 16, my best friend lost her mother to breast cancer. Her younger brother was 15. It’s very sad to lose your mom like that, and it affected both of their lives. I hope this disease finds a cure soon!

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