Saturday, May 31, 2008

With Pride now available!

With Pride is the 8th multi-author anthology of erotic fiction in the philanthropic Coming Together series. It is about giving and about sex and about celebrating the diversity of desire. It is simultaneously naughty and wholesome, tender and taboo, raw and refined. In these pages, you can fulfill your wildest fantasies, indulge your primal nature, and embrace a variety of lifestyles. The most delicious part is that you can do it all while helping to heal the devastation of HIV and AIDS. Coming Together is erotic altruism at its finest.

To purchase:

peace & passion, y'all

~ Alessia

Monday, May 19, 2008

With Pride's first review

I'm not the least bit surprised to read a glowing, A+ review about this book. As an editor, the quality of the submissions simply blew me away. Here's what Shira from Simply Romance Reviews had to say:
Being Yourself. Acknowledging your desires. Dealing with the loss of a loved one. Releasing pent up frustrations. Excepting what you cannot change. Experiencing the joys of Sex. These were just some of the themes of the eighteen stories that made up the eighth volume of the Coming Together Collection. All the proceeds from the sale of Coming Together - With Pride will be donated to AVERT ( to help fund HIV/AIDS research and prevention.

I thoroughly enjoyed reading Coming Together - With Pride. This collection of stories and poems took me on an emotional roller coaster- joy, pain, arousal, laughter, enlightenment, love, disgust, passion, and submission. Every story was an eye-opener.

These stories were perfect in the way that they complimented each other and fit together in harmony. I highly recommend this book not just because all the proceeds go towards a greatly needed cause but because it was a beautiful collection of stories that I felt came straight from each author's soul.
Coming Together: With Pride goes on sale (ebook & print) in less than 3 weeks!

Saturday, May 10, 2008

More Cyclone Aid

Your purchase of Coming Together: Special Hurricane Relief Edition benefits the American Red Cross, which is now concentrating efforts to aid cyclone victims in Myanmar. Purchase this eBook today and receive 50% off toward your next purchase! Buy the paperback and receive 75% off your next purchase!*

* Discount coupons will be delivered in a separate e-mail following completed purchase. Visit the Phaze Coming Together page for more information on Coming Together's charity anthologies published with Phaze.

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Thursday, May 08, 2008

Coming Together to help the victims of Cyclone Nargis

(UPDATED 5/9/08)

I'm sure you've seen the horrific numbers. Cyclone Nargis, coupled with the insular junta government of Burma (Myanmar), may be responsible for over 100,000 deaths -- and 40% of those are purported to be children. Over a million people are homeless, either because their homes have been destroyed or because 5000 sq km of Burmese land -- farms, homes, businesses -- are under water.

Author Ann Aguirre has a great fundraising effort ongoing on her blog. By sending her proof of a donation to the aid charity of your choice, you'll be entered into her drawing(s) for $250 worth of giftcard(s) to the online bookstore of your choice. Ann says:
Here’s the deal. You pick a charity and donate some money. I don’t care how much. Send me an email with a transaction number, showing that you gave to disaster relief (even just a buck), and I’ll enter you in a drawing for free books. (Note: the prizes have changed. I started at $150, but Alessia Brio is adding $50 to the pot. Lauren Dane is now kicking in $50 as well.) Now we’re looking at three winners total. We wanted to spread the love around.

The new prizes:
$150 gift card to any bookstore
$50 gift card to any bookstore
$50 gift card to any bookstore

If you tell me how much you donated in that email, I’ll give you another entry. I’d love to track how much we raise. I’ll include my own donation in the tally. Next, post a comment as a secondary tracking system for me, so I don’t lose any entries. I’ll be updating the tally in the sidebar as we go along.

The winner can pick the store where he or she spends his loot. I’ll do Amazon, B&N, Powells, wherever you want. I know contests are usually free, but even small donations will help people who are starving and homeless. A little might make a huge difference in someone else’s life.

I’m going to run this a week, so it will wrap up at midnight on May 14, and I’ll announce the winner on May 15th.

As for Coming Together, our Hurricane Relief edition is still available in both ebook and print. All proceeds go to the Red Cross for disaster relief efforts worldwide. (Although it's available from all the big stores, we raise the most $$ when these books are ordered directly from the publisher.)

By Coming Together, we can make a difference! What are you waiting for?

peace & passion,

~ Alessia

Coming Together: Special Hurricane Relief Edition