Category Archives: STAR Auction 2018

STAR Auction

If you have been following my posts over the last 10 days or so, you know there are some AWESOME items up for bids for Space Coast Authors of Romance. This is our fundraising activity for 2018 and would appreciate any and all bids!

There isn’t much time left to get your bid in.

Auction ends: Sep 27, 2018 – 10:00pm EDT

Check out the various categories:

  • Book Cover Design
  • Book Formatting
  • Books and More
  • Critiques
  • Business Card Design
  • Editing
  • Gift Basket
  • Gift Cards
  • Instruction
  • Logo Design
  • Video Chat

Don’t miss this opportunity!

Go to: https://www.32auctions.com/organizations/43253/auctions/52859

Bid Today and tomorrow and tomorrow….

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Mah Jongg Instruction up for Bids

Space Coast Authors of Romance Auction

In-Person Mah Jongg Instruction

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Mah Jongg Mystery series author Barbara Barrett
Item Description

Learn how to play the National version of Mah Jongg during a 2-3 hour in-person instruction for one person. Must live in the Melbourne-Saint Cloud-Kissimmee-Celebration area. Venue to be determined. Materials will be provided during the class.

About Barbara: Besides her 11 published contemporary romance novels and one novella, STAR member Barbara Barrett has recently launched the first two novels in her Mah Jongg Mystery series. She has played the game for nine years and teaches it in Lifelong Learning classes sponsored by the Celebration Foundation.

To learn more about Barbara, visit www.barbarabarrettbooks.com

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Upon completion of the auction, the auction coordinator will contact the winning bidder by 10/5 with information on receiving their item. Physical items such as themed baskets, gift sets and signed books are for US bidders only. The donor will ship the item(s) within two weeks of the close of the auction. Custom-designed items will be shipped upon completion.

Value $50

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3-Chapter Critique up for Bids

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First Three Chapters Critique by Naomi Bellina

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Naomi Bellina | Traditional & Indie Published Author
Item Description

Traditional and indie published author Naomi Bellina will critique the first three chapters of your women’s fiction, mystery, romance (Including all romance sub-genres except hard-core erotica. Light erotic is fine), suspense, science fiction, paranormal, young adult genre.

About Naomi: Naomi Bellina lives in sunny Florida with the love of her life and the world’s chattiest cat. She became a romance author because her characters insist on falling madly in love. So she lets them. She writes romantic suspense and light romantic science fiction. Her interests include dancing, motorcycle riding, drumming and creating healthy meals. She’s published as an indie author and traditional.

Learn more about Naomi at https://www.naomibellina.com

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Upon completion of the auction, the auction coordinator will contact the winning bidder by 10/5 with information on receiving their item. Physical items such as themed baskets, gift sets and signed books are for US bidders only. The donor will ship the item(s) within two weeks of the close of the auction. Custom-designed items will be shipped upon completion.

Value $100

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$100 Gift Card up for Bids

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War Serenade by Jill Wallace & $100 Gift Card

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Gift Card from Amazon, Visa or Barnes & Noble
Item Description

Get your signed copy of the WWII romance, War Serenade, by Jill Wallace and a $100 gift card of your choice: Amazon, Visa or Barnes & Noble.

About War Serenade: DIVIDED BY WAR. UNITED BY MUSIC.
ENDANGERED BY PASSION. When bon vivant Italian opera star-turned-pilot Pietro is shot down during World War II, he nearly loses his life. Worse, he’s lost his passion for music and is close to losing his sanity in a soul-crushing prisoner-of-war camp in South Africa when he meets Iris. He has a vision of a love worth dying for-worth living for-and realizes he must find his voice if he ever hopes to find her again.

Iris’s dreams are at stake when she meets Pietro. All she wants is for her brother to come home alive from the war and to fulfill her destiny as a costume designer in Hollywood. But this spirited redhead’s life turns upside down as her eyes meet Pietro’s through the cage of his prison. The world may be at stake, but so is her heart.

Their secretive and daring courtship raises the suspicions of the bully who runs the camp, a scarred and damaged tyrant who once dated Iris. Consummating the couple’s almost mystical connection will mean crossing the barbed wire, risking the deadly charge of treason and confronting their worst fears.

Inspired by a true story, WAR SERENADE is compelling, heart-wrenching, sometimes funny and always dramatic as it celebrates the endurance of the human spirit, the evolution of rich friendships, and love’s triumph against impossible odds.

About Jill: Jill Wallace was born and bred in South Africa. She has lived half her life in South Africa and the other half in America. Learn more at www.jillwallace.com

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Upon completion of the auction, the auction coordinator will contact the winning bidder by 10/5 with information on receiving their item. Physical items such as themed baskets, gift sets and signed books are for US bidders only. The donor will ship the item(s) within two weeks of the close of the auction. Custom-designed items will be shipped upon completion.

Value $100

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First Chapter Critique

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First Chapter Critique by JoMarie DeGioia

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JoMarie DeGioia | Author of more than 40 romance novels
Item Description

JoMarie DeGioia will offer a detailed critique of the first chapter of your Contemporary or Historical Romance.

About JoMarie: JoMarie DeGioia is a bestselling author of Historical and Contemporary Romance. She’s known Mickey Mouse from the “inside,” has been a copyeditor for her tiny town’s newspaper, and a bookseller. She is the author of over 40 Romances, and writes Young Adult Fantasy/Adventure stories and Paranormal Romance, too. She gets lost in DIY projects around the house and works out plot ideas during long runs. She divides her time between Central Florida and New England, and you may contact her at JoMarie@JoMarieDeGioia.com.

Learn more about JoMarie by visiting http://www.jomariedegioia.com/

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Upon completion of the auction, the auction coordinator will contact the winning bidder by 10/5 with information on receiving their item. Physical items such as themed baskets, gift sets and signed books are for US bidders only. The donor will ship the item(s) within two weeks of the close of the auction. Custom-designed items will be shipped upon completion.

Value $75

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Literary Agent Critique up for Bids

Space Coast Authors of Romance Auction

First 3 chapters – Read & Critique

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Lauren Bieker | FinePrint Literary Management
Item Description

Literary Agent Lauren Bieker will read and critique the first 3 chapters of your YA, #ownvoices, romance or contemporary women’s fiction novel. Please note, she is not looking for religious fiction, fantasy, or political/military fiction.

About Lauren: After a brief career in the fashion industry, Lauren made her move to publishing as an intern for agent Paige Wheeler. She moved to FinePrint to assist with day-to-day administrative tasks, but is now developing her client list and is open to queries.

Lauren is looking for commercial and upmarket women’s fiction and some well-crafted and differentiated YA novels. She is also open to select dystopian science fiction, as well as high concept and literary fiction works. She appreciates great storytelling and is a “sucker” for outstanding writing and convincing characters. While primarily interested in fiction, she will consider non-fiction proposals related to the world of fashion.

Lauren writes during her free time and has been published on various online platforms. She has attended many writing workshops and intensives, including the National Academy of Writing’s intensive at Cambridge University in the UK.

Follow Lauren on Twitter: @lauren_bieker

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Upon completion of the auction, the auction coordinator will contact the winning bidder by 10/5 with information on receiving their item. Physical items such as themed baskets, gift sets and signed books are for US bidders only. The donor will ship the item(s) within two weeks of the close of the auction. Custom-designed items will be shipped upon completion.

Value $100

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Custom Logo Design up for Bid

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Custom Logo Design by Award-Winning Artist

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Dar Albert | Wicked Smart Designs
Item Description

Award winning international artist Dar Albert from Wicked Smart Designs will create a full vector logo for your business, book, author brand or website.

About Dar: Dar Albert has been selling art since the age of nine, and
designing cover art and logos for ten years. She has worked
with both traditional publishing houses and indie authors alike,
using her diverse skills to help brand and catapult clients into
bestseller lists around the world.

From historical to non-fiction, she has designed it all. With an eye for color and an ear for interpreting what the client wants, she continues to work non stop!

She has been nominated for several awards both local and abroad,
winning historical cover of the year in 2017.

Learn more about Dar and her work at www.wickedsmartdesigns.com

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Upon completion of the auction, the auction coordinator will contact the winning bidder by 10/5 with information on receiving their item. Physical items such as themed baskets, gift sets and signed books are for US bidders only. The donor will ship the item(s) within two weeks of the close of the auction. Custom-designed items will be shipped upon completion.

Value $100

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Critique & Character Review

Space Coast Authors of Romance Auction

50 Page Edit & Character Development Review

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Lisa Carley Hotaling | LCH Consulting and Editing
Item Description

Lisa Carley Hotaling will edit the first 50 pages of your manuscript and offer a character development review.

About Lisa: Lisa is the former director of a college writing center and writing instructor, former copy editor, and curriculum writer. She recently completed her first novel and is the editor of a maternal journal called The Narrow Pass, which she publishes on Mother’s Day.

In addition to proper grammar and mechanics, her specialty is authentic character development. With an MA degree in Psychology, she enjoys bringing characters the depth they deserve, and assuring that they are psychologically consistent.

Pickup/Shipping Instructions

Upon completion of the auction, the auction coordinator will contact the winning bidder by 10/5 with information on receiving their item. Physical items such as themed baskets, gift sets and signed books are for US bidders only. The donor will ship the item(s) within two weeks of the close of the auction. Custom-designed items will be shipped upon completion.

Value $450

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Critique by Carina Press Editor

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40-Page Critique by Kate Marope

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Kate Marope | Carina Press
Item Description

Freelance acquiring editor Kate Marope of Carina Press will critique the first 40 pages of your NA or A mystery and romance novel (all subgenres except historical).

About Kate: A freelance editor and acquiring editor for Carina Press, Kate has professionally critiqued and edited over 30 psychological thrillers, paranormal, urban fantasy and romance novels. She is drawn to books with pragmatic characters, smart heroines and intricate world-building. Kate craves well-developed and authentic characters that feel real. She doesn’t have to like your characters; just understand them.

Learn more at www.theribbonmarker.com and follow her on Twitter @TheRibbonMarker.

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Upon completion of the auction, the auction coordinator will contact the winning bidder by 10/5 with information on receiving their item. Physical items such as themed baskets, gift sets and signed books are for US bidders only. The donor will ship the item(s) within two weeks of the close of the auction. Custom-designed items will be shipped upon completion.

Value $100

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COFFEE!! Up for Bids

Space Coast Authors of Romance Auction

Coffee… and more coffee!

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$15 Starbucks & coffee of your choice
Item Description

Coffee, and more coffee! Brain fuel for a writer, or anyone. This listing is for coffee beans or ground coffee of your choice, delivered by Amazon, up to $20 value. (You don’t have to get the organic, low acid style, but it comes highly recommend!) Starbucks gift card is a $15 value and will be mailed to you.

 

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Upon completion of the auction, the auction coordinator will contact the winning bidder by 10/5 with information on receiving their item. Physical items such as themed baskets, gift sets and signed books are for US bidders only. The donor will ship the item(s) within two weeks of the close of the auction. Custom-designed items will be shipped upon completion.

Value $35

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