Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Press Release

For Immediate Release

Coming Together: With Pride

Phaze Books Shows Its Pride

Cincinnati, OH – The latest in the critically acclaimed Coming Together anthology series, Coming Together: With Pride, will debut in June from Phaze Books. The release coincides with a season of Pride Week celebrations world wide. Proceeds from sales of the volume will benefit AVERT, an international HIV/AIDS education and research organization.

Having published three of the eight currently available titles in the charitable series, Phaze Books is now poised to release its fourth. The diverse collection of erotic fiction features stories by well-known authors in addition to fresh new voices in the genre. Previous Phaze titles in the series include Coming Together: For the Cure, Coming Together: Under Fire, and Coming Together: Special Hurricane Relief Edition. Each is available in both ebook and print.

All proceeds from the sale of Coming Together publications are donated to charity, with the authors and its editor, Alessia Brio, donating their time and talents. The first three volumes benefited the Electronic Frontier Foundation, but since the Special Hurricane Relief Edition was published in 2005 to benefit the victims of Hurricane Katrina, each volume has targeted a specific natural disaster or human need.

Coming Together anthologies have been well reviewed, receiving Top Pick and four star reviews from the romance industry's premier publication: Romantic Times BOOKlovers Magazine. In its most recent review, Romantic Times favorably compared the series to Susie Bright's Best American Erotica series. In addition, the organization was a finalist for the Electronic Published Internet Connection's (EPIC's) 2008 Friend of ePublishing Award for efforts in what Ms. Brio has termed "erotic altruism."

Phaze Books, the erotic imprint of Mundania Press LLC, is one of the fastest growing and most recognizable publishers in an exploding genre. Its unprecedented support for Coming Together puts Phaze on the cutting edge of philanthropy in the publishing industry, a commitment that will continue with the next two volumes in the series. Coming Together: At Last will have interracial theme and will benefit Amnesty International, while Coming Together: Against the Odds will include mysteries and will benefit Autism Speaks. Both are currently open for submissions and will see publication in 2009.

For more information about Coming Together: With Pride or any other title in the Coming Together series, please contact editor Alessia Brio at alessia[at]phaze.com or visit www.eroticanthology.com

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