Saturday, January 21, 2012

Helping out a Friend

First, the winner of the e-version of Transcendent is Shannon. Congrats! I hope you like it!
I'm updating this post because we have had other authors contribute. :)

Today on Twitter I saw my friend Yara's house had burned down.
Luckily she and her family are safe, but the fire destroyed their home and they lost almost everything. Many of you know Yara; she is an active part of the blogger community and most of you have probably visited her blog.
Twilight Mom's have started a fund to help Yara and her family. You can learn more about it and donate to it by clicking here.

As a thank you to anyone who donates, Angela Corbett, Jamie Manning, Brenda Pandos, Kristie Cook, Trisha Wolfe, Karen Hooper, Taryn Browning, Belle Whittington and I will have a drawing for a prize package.
I am offering one copy of Intrinsical, Indelible and Transcendent. I'm also including a small bag of Indelible Swag, a CD of the song Can't Stop Dreamin' of You mentioned in Intrinsical. Also, if you win, your name will be used in Inevitable, the third and final book in the Yara Silva trilogy. It may be for a character who is snobby, sweet, evil, or good, and who might live or die. You may have a street or building named after you but your name will appear in the book.

Angela Corbett is also donating a copy of her book Eternal Starling to the winner and some ES swag.

Jamie Manning is donating an ARC of his upcoming debut novel Blood Born and some BB swag.

Brenda Pandos is giving away two prizes. She is donating a copy of her newest book (as soon as she has it in her hand) The Onyx Talisman. She is also donating to another local person the kindle version of the who Talisman trilogy.

Kristie Cook is donating e-books from her Soul Saver series Promise, Purpose and Genesis.

Trisha Wolfe is donating a copy of her book Destiny's Fire and swag.

Taryn Browning is donating a copy of her books Dark Seeker and Dark beauty and two signed jumbo sized bookmarks.

Karen Hooper is donating a signed copy of her book Tangled Tides along with some Mermaids swag.

Belle Whittington is also offering a copy of her book Cicada as well as a bookmark.

All you have to do is donate money to Yara's fund, then forward the paypal payment email to us at laniwoodland at myself dot com. You can erase the donation amount. We just need proof you donated. Then we will use to pick a winner. This is open Internationally. We will keep this running for the next week. Ending at 11:59 Jan 28th. Thank you!

If you are an author who would also like to include some of your swag or books for the prize pot feel free to contact me.


SupaGurlbooks said...

This is so nice of you! Yara is a great person and my heart goes out to her and her family.

This just goes to show you that the blogging and Author community is an awesome thing!!


Stephanie said...

Oh my gosh, this is so sad! Of course if my book was out I'd be donating too.

Stephanie (SC Langgle)

Trisha Wolfe said...

I'm so sad about Yara's loss. You guys are amazing! *Hugs*

Brittney said...

This is really nice of you. Yara is awesome and it breaks my heart. The instant love and support surrounding her & her family has been amazing.

Taryn Browning said...

Hi Lani,

I am so sorry to hear about Yara's loss. How devastating. I would love to donate a copy of Dark Seeker and Dark Beauty, plus 2 jumbo signed bookmarks to the prize pot. Let me know where to send them and I'll get it in the mail asap. My email is

You are doing an amazing thing. Please let me know if there is anything else that I can do to support Yara. My thoughts are with her and her family.

All the best,
Taryn :)

Amy said...

This is so nice of you to be doing this. This is such a sad situation. I am so glad that her family is safe.

Anonymous said...

Thank you all so much for the love and support you have shown Yara and her family. I am overwhelmed with the amount of helping hands out there. Yara is blessed to be a part of such a wonderful community. God bless you.

primrose said...

Gosh book lovers are the nicest people in the world!

ali cross said...

Wow, I did not know about this! How awful! Thanks for posting about this Lani ~ and for the generous support.

Steph from said...

I would love a follow up on how this is going. How Yara is doing? What they are going to do?


Melanie Fowler said...


I hope that your drive home was safe and well! I'm so glad I got to meet you and talk with you :)