Hi there friends. As you know I am an author, blogger, reader, wife, and dreamer. As a dreamer, I have a message to share with you today, but before I do that, I want to tell you the story of Abraham. This isn’t the Abraham some of you may be thinking of. No, he’s the major supporting character in my latest book release, Eternal Curse: Giovanni’s Angel.
Abraham’s tale is one of rags to riches during the time of The Great Depression. Abraham starts his life poor and desperate. Even though he’s a nice guy and looks on the bright side, that isn’t enough to keep him content. Soon he finds a way to better his life and make his dreams come true, but not without consequences to pay later. He reminds me of a more popular character of that period, Jay Gatsby, but their tales are very different.
Now in the winter of his life, Abraham has served many roles, but the ones of devoted friend and mentor are the ones that define who he has become. Having once been Giovanni’s (the book’s hero) savior, Abraham is now solely reliant on the aid of his young friend as he struggles with and suffers a battle with cancer. When Mira (the book’s heroine) enters his life, Abraham is more than happy to fulfill the greatest desire of her life. He becomes like a father to the little girl, now strong woman, who has never had one.
Eternal Curse is a not-so-typical paranormal romance that may just define a whole new genre. At this time, I would like to invite you to experience Abraham’s story within the tale of Eternal Curse: Giovanni’s Angel and, in turn, help me to give to a worthy cause.
Just as cancer has plagued the lives of the characters in my book, it has also struck a nerve with me after the recent loss of a loved one. During my period of grief so many other struggles, battles, and memories of friends and family dealing with cancer came to mind and I decided I wanted to do something.
So, for today and for the next two following days (6/16 thru 6/18) I’m offering 50% proceeds on all registered sales of my books to the American Cancer Society. Since I’m asking that all sales be verified or “registered”, I’ve set up a sweet little Eternal Curse themed giveaway to hopefully entice you into participating. Since this cause is what matters most to me right now, you may also have the option of making a direct donation without purchasing any of my books and still be able enter the giveaway…I’m cool like. 🙂
On a completely separate note– I have an author friend with a very ill child currently being treated by CHKD. Because of the extensive care the child needs, this author and his wife have had to seek extra and side jobs to pay for the outstanding medical bills. I thought this would be a good opportunity to promote his novelette. He has no idea I’m doing this, but I’m sure his family could benefit from some additional book sales.
Get this; if you register your purchase of his book, Deadblood, you’ll be able enter that for a chance to win my prize (I guess I’m in a major season of giving right now). Remember, he has no idea I’m doing this and is not offering proceeds of his work at this time (I will make $0 from the sales of his books). I just thought it might be nice to share his story.
So here it is, ladies and gents, the special prize that’s up for grabs, should you choose to aid me in this endeavor. It only takes 1 entry for a chance to win. (Open to U.S. and Canada only.)
Eternal Curse themed gift box including:
A set of gourmet coffee, tea, and cocoa (Green Tea Cocoa is a thing),
1 signature piece of December 10 jewelry from Tori J. Jones (my inspiration for Mira),
1 DVD copy of Rear Window (Abraham’s favorite movie),
1 paperback copy of the Dreamer’s Dictionary (It’s all about Giovanni’s dreams),
1 digital download card of Eternal Curse to give as a gift, and
1 Eternal Curse Fan pack: t-shirt, pen, poster, and bookmark
Please select from the active links in this post to make donations or purchases and then visit the Rafflecopter giveaway below to participate in this endeavor, in whatever capacity you can.
This contest is now over.
Thank you for taking the time to hear my spiel and consider this cause. I wish you Eternal health and sensational summer reading.
See you next time, Toi Thomas. #thetoiboxofwords