(Newswire.net — May 31, 2016) Portland , Oregon —The romance novel writers attending the “Passion in Portland 2016 – Romance Author Signing Event” wanted to do more to support Bradley Angle, a non-profit organization that helps survivors of domestic violence, so they’ve written 20 romance novellas and are publishing them as an anthology, with all the proceeds going to fund programs at the local charity.
“We’re pleased to announce the release of the Passion in Portland 2016 Anthology on Amazon,” stated the event host, and Oregon’s own USA Today Bestselling Contemporary Romance Author, AJ Harmon. “It was exciting to hear authors offering to do more to support our local domestic violence shelter at last year’s signing event, so when Heather Carver (Harmon’s co-host of the author signing event), suggested we publish a collection of novellas from writers attending the event, and donate the profits to Bradley Angle, 20 authors immediately volunteered to pen brand new, never-released stories, and we just knew it would be a perfect fundraiser for this year’s romance reader event, and every fan’s dream come true. It also allows readers to find their new favorite author by giving them an anthology that, more than likely, includes authors they haven’t read before. It’s just a win-win for everyone involved.”
Organizers hope to build on the success of the inaugural signing event held on September 12th, 2015. 54 authors joined over two hundred romance readers and volunteers to celebrate the books they love to write and read, raising hundreds of dollars for the charity. “If we can double last year’s attendance, it will be the northwest’s largest romance novel event and that means we can help more survivors of intimate partner abuse,” explained Harmon. “At this moment, sixty authors have committed to be at the Passion in Portland 2016 – Romance Author Signing Event and twenty of those talented authors are donating their work to the anthology. It’s sad that we had to turn some authors away, as we just couldn’t fit one more page in the paperback. Next year, maybe we’ll have to do two,” joked AJ.
The Passion in Portland 2016 Anthology – Collector’s Paperback Edition is available for just $35 (if pre-ordered by July 31st) or for $45 if purchased at the Passion in Portland 2016 – Romance Author Signing Event on September 10th, 2016, where readers can have their physical copy autographed by the writers for their romance book collections. However, the number of paperbacks for sale at the event will be limited to supply on hand. Romance readers from all over the world will be able to download the digital version from Amazon Kindle for only $.99 (less than a nickel per story) or read it for free by using the Kindle Unlimited program.
This romance anthology is over 843 pages of romance reader delight, with stories in every romance genre; from sweet romance to erotica, including suspense, paranormal and contemporary novellas, all set in Portland Oregon, as a tribute to the Rose City that hosts the annual author event.
New York Times Bestselling Author Cassia Leo and USA Today Bestseller AJ Harmon are headlining the collection of romance novellas from the contributing authors attending the romance novel signing event.
Additional romance novellas in the anthology are by:
Sarah M. Cradit,
R.J. Van Cleave
Heidi Renee Mason
Morgan & Jennifer Locklear
For a complete list of authors scheduled to appear at the Passion in Portland 2016 – Romance Author Signing Event on September 10th, 2016, or to purchase tickets and pre-order your collector’s edition of the anthology, visit PassionInPortland.com.
The romance novel author event will be held the Crowne Plaza Downtown Portland. The scheduled events kick off with a Meet ‘n Greet on Friday evening, with the signing event on Saturday and concluding with an Author/Blogger Brunch on Sunday morning – a full weekend celebrating the books we all love to write and read. Romance readers from across North America have already started securing tickets and accommodations for the event.
AJ Harmon published her debut novel in November of 2012 on Amazon. She now has 15 novels and 6 novellas available from Kindle, Nook and iTunes. She has just released her first audiobook “A Choice For Claire” available on Audible.com
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