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So Many Anthologies For the Greater Good

Charity Romance Anthologies Benefitting Worthwhile Causes

I love that the book community is full of passionate people who are giving of their time and resources. It never fails to astound me that readers and authors alike never fail to rise to any occasion when action is needed. Lately our world seems to need help more than ever and so often we are left tucked into our small corner of the world wondering how we can help. Now is the time to help and it’s already something you do so it’s easy.

Authors are joining forces for truly wonderful causes and you, as a reader, can help raise money for those causes by doing what you do best…reading.

I’ve listed several charity anthologies that are coming out soon. Preorders are available for most, if not information should be available for the others.

DISSENT Anthology

Dissent is a charity romance anthology for women’s rights containing brand new stories from over 100 authors, pre-order your copy today.

The DISSENT Anthology will only be AVAILABLE for a LIMITED time.

DISSENT releases September 6th -October 28th

A charity romance anthology with NEW, never before published content from over 100 romance authors. All the proceeds from the eBook and paperback will be donated to an organization that protects reproductive rights.

For National Read a Book day on September 6th, DISSENT will be releasing in eBook and paperback! Over 100 authors will be joining in this cause, which is so very important for everyone. This is an issue that is personal to many, but also what is means for the future for our society and the women in our society which is also critical.

Dissent will only be available for a very limited time, so pre-order your copy today! → https://geni.us/Dissent

DISSENT is an anthology containing original, never-before-seen romance stories from bestselling authors of all genres. All proceeds will be donated to organizations benefiting reproductive rights in the United States, particularly in areas where people need them more than ever.

Add to your TBR: https://bit.ly/3NyWQir


A charity romance anthology with stories from over 50 romance authors, benefiting suicide awareness and prevention.

One More Kiss anthology for Suicide Prevention and awareness releases August 9th

All proceeds from eBook and paperback sales will be donated to The Keith Milano Memorial Fund at the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.

There are over fifty amazing authors who have come together for this cause in which all proceeds (every single cent paid out by retailers for this anthology on every retailer for every version) are being donated to the Keith Milano Memorial Fund at the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.
get yours at:
The cover for this amazingness was created by Echo Grayce with Wildheart Graphics.
The photographer was Artist Regina Wamba

This charity anthology will be donating 100% of its profits to this cause. Mental health and suicide unfortunately impact so many of us. And we don’t talk about that enough.

BLUEBONNET: A Romance Anthology for Uvalde

A charity anthology is coming July 22nd! 100% of the proceeds from the sale of this collection will be donated to a nonprofit organization raising funds going directly to the Robb Elementary School victims’ families.

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Bluebonnet will be a KU release.

Bluebonnet will include stories from Dee Lagasse, Victoria Ellis, Cady Verdiramo, J.J. Grice, B.L. Olson, Crystal Perkins, Cassie Graham, Renee Dyer, DL Gallie, Skye Turner, Tamsyn Bester + Robin Ash, Katrina Marie, Heidi McLaughlin. Nicole Banks. Zoey Drake, Glenna Maynard, Magan Vernon, Emma Nichole. Carmen Jenner, Rue Lennox, Robin Andrews, J. Lynn Bailey, Brigitte Ann Thomas, B. Celeste, R.H. Nix, Chasity Tarantino, Tinley Blake, Phoebe Alexander, Dana Isaly + Amber Danielle, Cali Melle, Echo Grayce, Nikki Leigh, S.A. Clayton, L.S. Pullen, E.M. Shue, K.L. Donn, Alexandria Bishop, J.L. Minyard, Riley Rae, C.G. Burnette, Georgana Roland, Santana Blair, Jen Stevens, Samantha Lind, Isabel Lucero, A. Gorman, Amy Stephens, Janine Infante Bosco, April Aberdeen, Scarlett Cole, Mignon Mykel, AM Canavan

COVER DESIGN: Cady Verdiramo of Cruel Ink Editing + Design

➜ Add Bluebonnet to your TBR: https://bit.ly/bluebonnetGR


A Romance Anthology for Reproductive Rights

We will not be silent. We will not stand down. We are furious. We are the storm.

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Some of your favorite authors have gotten together to create an anthology where 100% of the proceeds go toward charities fighting for our reproductive rights.
Full author announcements and a cover will be coming soon … Hell Hath No Fury will be available on ALL retailers and will be released in both eBook and paperback.

This anthology will only be available for a limited time, so make sure to set your calendars to October 18th for release day or pre-order now:

Amazon: https://amzn.to/3AxNOQ1
B&N: https://bit.ly/3IF3zH3
All other retailers: https://books2read.com/u/bp8orz

HOT Anthology

Hot anthology includes exclusive stories from featured Rockstar Book Boyfriend Authors.

HOT! 99 cents preorder is live!
Amazon: https://amzn.to/3ykwlYG
Other retailers: https://geni.us/Hot-AppleKoboBN

What can you expect?
Hot exclusive stories from featured Rockstar Book Boyfriend Authors
The 99 cents price is only for preorder.
It goes up to $6.99 after release!
Paperbacks with special formatting will be available for a limited time only. They will go up in value.
All ebook profits will go to Feeding America.

Other Charity Anthologies 

Falling for the Enemy

A charity anthology for a collection of brand-new, steamy contemporary romances from your favorite authors! Official details coming soon 

Universal: www.books2read.com/FallingForTheEnemy

Girls just wanna have fundamental rights

A charity anthology for safe abortion funds


𝐈𝐭’𝐬 𝐀𝐥𝐰𝐚𝐲𝐬 𝐁𝐞𝐞𝐧 𝐘𝐨𝐮

A romance collection for 𝘉𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘴𝘵 𝘊𝘢𝘯𝘤𝘦𝘳 𝘙𝘦𝘴𝘦𝘢𝘳𝘤𝘩 𝘍𝘰𝘶𝘯𝘥𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯


Evil Queen

WriteGirl (empowering teen girls) 


Hot Boy Summer

HBS is a limited edition anthology collection and 100% of proceeds will be donated to children’s charities 



Save the Quiet Kitty Fund 


Book Reviews, Contemporary Romance, New Adult, Year of Reviews - 2022

Review – Boyfriend Material by Ilsa Madden-Mills

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Boyfriend Material; Hawthorne University #2
(An interconnected standalone within a series)

Publication Date: July 25, 2022

Genre/Tropes: New Adult/Second Chance/Enemies-to-Lovers/Sports Romance

Author: Ilsa Madden-Mills

Review Rating: 5 Gold Stars


Ilsa Madden-Mills gives us an emotional, heart breaking, and deeply touching story with her newest hockey romance in Boyfriend Material. This is a book that will reach into your chest, carve out a piece of your heart and end up residing there forever.

Waiting for this book, I knew it would be fantastic, but that word hardly begins to describe the emotional journey that this story took me on. The saying that – everyone has a story if you just take a moment to listen, or especially the one – everyone wears a mask to hide their true self. Both of those are true especially when it comes to reaching inside what makes Eric and Julia tick. Both wear masks and are basically shells of what they present to the world, but through their journey we both learn who the other is under all the facade. It’s not an easy road for either of them which makes their connection so deep and heartfelt.

It’s the hardest thing in the world to let your shield down, especially to someone who’s hurt you before. Eric and Julia have been down this road, but it’s that past connection that also binds them in a way to their present. They went to prep school together and Eric was, I hate to say a typical dumb teen boy who hurt Julia, because there is so much more going on that I will not divulge, but to Julia that is what it appeared as. Now it’s years later and while they have been attending the same university she’s been able to stay away from him, until recently. Eric keeps popping up like a knight in shining armor and she doesn’t exactly know how to feel about that given their past, but perhaps it’s just best to begin as friends, especially given their circumstances. She has bigger issues than an old flame and her story is only half of what makes this an emotional ride.

Eric is also just as confused as to why he keeps running into Julia, not his willingness to help because he thinks anyone would or should help, but fate certainly seems like it wants to connect them in a big way. His life is a mess, not that anyone would know since he only presents what he wants the world to see as the golden boy. He’s the captain of the hockey team, heading to law school, and doesn’t have money trouble. What could possibly be wrong? All that glitters isn’t gold and Eric’s life is flaking off that gold paint a piece at a time. Julia is one of the few who see beneath the luster and shine. Isn’t that what truly makes a relationship stronger than glitz and glamor?

Their story isn’t easy and there are lots of scary real truths that Ilsa doesn’t shy away from. Honestly, I loved the story even more for not fictionalizing their reality. Boyfriend Material has very raw moments, but also beautiful ones. It’s another gorgeous addition to the Hawthorne U series and I loved reading every page of it.

Eric’s not Boyfriend Material. Or is he?

#1 Amazon bestselling author Ilsa Madden-Mills delivers an all-new, enemies-to-lovers sports romance, a breathtaking tale of passion, heartbreak, and love…

Skyscraper cheekbones, lush lips, and magnetic topaz eyes.
I’m talking about Eric Hansen.
Rich prick.
Glorified hockey star.
Thinks he’s amazing.
Yeah. The Golden Boy and I are well acquainted. In prep school he trampled on my heart and kept right on going.

Three years later, he’s living the high life with frat parties and puck bunnies at Hawthorne University. On the other hand, people barely notice me. I’m the nobody, surviving in the seedy part of town as I struggle to keep my head above treacherous waters.

The avoidance game we’ve been playing was working—until he rescues me from a bad guy and claims he wants to help me more. Hello. I don’t need a knight in shining armor. This girl saves herself.

Yet, I’m not sure how long I can ignore the undeniable spark between us.
(It’s not even a spark; it’s a full-fledged, blazing fire.)

Can this hockey player prove he’s boyfriend material, or will this be a game we both lose?

Reserve your copy today!

Amazon: https://amzn.to/3PbjoYQ
Amazon Worldwide: http://mybook.to/boyfriendmaterialIMM or

begin the series by reading book 1 Boyfriend Bargain. 

Boyfriend Bargain (Hawthorne University, #1) by Ilsa Madden-Mills Boyfriend Bargain (Hawthorne University, #1)
Boyfriend Material (Hawthorne University, #2) by Ilsa Madden-Mills Boyfriend Material (Hawthorne University, #2)

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