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AAR Aid was created to help the victims of Hurricane Katr ina. Well over one hundred authors donated signed books, “boxed sets,” ARCs, and manuscripts to be auctioned off on eBay via MissionFish. Additionally, authors, editors, and others within the publishing community donated their services – we are auctioning their time and skill to critique partial manuscripts and synopses. And, web design companies Comprotex (which designed AAR) and Waxcreative donated design/hosting services and website critiques, respectively. Comprotex’s donation alone has a value of nearly $2,000.

Because we want every single item/service donated to get the attention it deserves, we have staggered the auctions. The first set of auctions just ended today, and the second set begins tomorrow. Look for the third set after the second is complete. And for those of you with websites/blogs of your own, we’d love for you to share information about AAR Aid by a text link to this page and/or linking via one of four (two animated, two static) ads we’ve created.

We are extremely grateful for everyone who stepped up to the plate to donate, and to those who bid in the first set of auctions, thank you as well. It’s up to you, the AAR community, to continue enthusiastically participating in these auctions. Remember that in addition to buying a wonderful keepsake or service, you are donating much-needed funds to the hundreds of thousands who have been displaced from their homes. And to keep the excitement level high, we purposely held back some of our best items for the second and third round of auctions.

 

The following table lists all items from the second set of AAR Aid auctions, which has now opened for your bids. (You can view items from the first set here.)

Donor

Quantity

Item

Ship Date

Loretta Chase 1 Signed ARC of March 2006’s Lord Perfect By or before Jan 31, 2006 Loretta Chase 1 8 signed books: Lord of Scoundrels, Mr. Impossible, Miss Wonderful, The Last Hellion, Three Weddings and a Kiss (anthology featuring Loretta Chase novella), and the recently reissued Traditional Regency doubles The Sandalwood Princess/Knave’s Wager, Viscount Vagabond/The Devil’s Delilah, Isabella/The English Witch Directly after auctionNora Roberts 1 Signed ARC of Oct 2005 hardcover Blue Smoke Directly after auctionLucienne Diver 1 Manuscript critique of 30 pages plus synopsis from Lucienne Diver of the Spectrum Literary Agency To be arranged by donor/winnerMary Balogh 1 Signed paperback set of the complete Slightly series: Slightly Married, Slightly Wicked, Slightly Scandalous, Slightly Tempted, Slightly Sinful, Slightly Dangerous Directly after auctionMary Balogh 1 Set of collectible signed leather-bound copies of the Mistress duo: More Than a Mistress, No Man’s Mistress Directly after auctionEloisa James 1 Manuscript critique of 30 pages plus synopsis from The New York Times and USA Today bestselling author To be arranged by donor/winnerVictoria Alexander 1 Signed set of the Effington series to date (11 titles) PLUS a collectible 1817 replica miniature hat with hat book and Certificate of Authenticity. Titles are: The Wedding Bargain; The Husband List; The Marriage Lesson; The Prince’s Bride; Her Highness, My Wife; Love with the Proper Husband; The Lady in Question; The Pursuit of Marriage; The Trouble with Charlotte (The One That Got Away anthology), A Visit from Sir Nicholas; When We Meet Again Directly after auctionSusan Grant 1 Signed galleys of the author’s novella in the upcoming Mysteria anthology, plus a signed, new copy of the hard-to-find The Only One anthology Directly after auctionSusan Squires/
H.R. Knight (married) 1 Duo of signed books: The Companion (Squires) and What Rough Beast (Knight) Directly after auctionLaura Lee Guhrke 2 Complete backlist of 10 signed books, including rare, out of print titles: The Marriage Bed, His Every Kiss, Guilty Pleasures, Not So Innocent, The Charade, Breathless, The Seduction, Conor’s Way, To Dream Again, Prelude to Heaven Directly after auctionMillie Criswell 1 Signed set of 19 books by the author: Russo Family series ( The Trouble with Mary, What to Do About Annie, The Trials of Angela, Mad About Mia), No Strings Attached, Body Language, Morelli duo (Suddenly Single, Staying Single), out of print Lawmen series (Dangerous, Desperate, Defiant), and nine additional out of print titles: True Love, The Marrying Man, A Western Family Christmas, Prim Rose, Wild Heather, Diamond in the Rough, Sweet Laurel, Mail Order Outlaw Directly after auctionEileen Wilks/
Karen Harbaugh 1 Signed set of 6 books by Eileen Wilks and Karen Harbaugh. From Wilks: Tempting Danger and Tall, Dark, & Eligible trilogy for Silhouette Desire (Jacob’s Proposal, Luke’s Promise, Michael’s Temptation). From Harbaugh, the De la Fer series (Night Fires, Dark Enchantment) Directly after auctionMarcia Evanick 1 Complete set of 6 Misty Harbor series: Catch of the Day, Christmas on Conrad Street, Blueberry Hill, Let it Snow, A Berry Merry Christmas, Harbor Nights Directly after auctionShirley Jump 1 A set of 8 signed books: The Bride Wore Chocolate trilogy (The Bride Wore Chocolate, The Devil Served Tortellini, The Angel Craved Lobster), and five Silhouette Romances (Her Frog Prince, The Virgin’s Proposal, The Marine’s Kiss, Kissed by Cat, The Bachelor’s Dare) Directly after auctionSamantha James   Set of three out of print titles : My Cherished Enemy, My Rebellious Heart, Outlaw Heart   Elizabeth Beverly 1 A set of 6 signed books, including the author’s Oct 2005 release You’ve Got Mail, the out of print single titles The Wedding and The Honeymoon, and the out of print Blame it on Bob trilogy for Silhouette Desire (The Virgin and the Vagabond, Bride of the Bad Boy, Beauty and the Brain) Directly after auction Liz Maverick 1 Manuscript critique of 30 pages plus synopsis from the author of the highly regarded futuristic adventure Crimson City. To be arranged by donor/winnerKaren Hawkins 2 Manuscript critique of the first chapter plus synopsis from the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author To be arranged by donor/winnerKaren Hawkins 1 Signed ARC March 2006 release Master and Commander Feb 2006 Laurie Breton/
Catherine Mulvany 1 A signed set of 4 books by two bestselling romantic suspense authors. From Laurie Breton: Mortal Sin, the out of print Black Widow. From Catherine Mulvany: Run No More, Shadows All Around Her Directly after auction Mary Reed McCall/
Terri Brisbin 1 A set of 11 Medieval romances . From McCall: (The Maiden Warrior, The Crimson Lady, The Sweetest Sin, Secret Vows, Beyond Temptation – this last title in hardback), and from Brisbind, her Siloth Keep titles: (The Dumont Bride, The Norman’s Bride, The Countess Bride, The Christmas Visit, The King’s Mistress, The Betrothal) Directly after auction Lori Wilde/
Karen Templeton 1 Set of 12 signed books (including one ARC): From Wilde: An ARC of January 2006 Silhouette Blaze release Angels and Outlaws, plus Mission: Irresistible, Saving Allegheny Green. From Karen Templeton: Hanging by a Thread, Loose Screws, and her Men of Mayes Country mini-series for SIM (Saving Dr. Ryan, Fathers and Other Strangers, Staking His Claim, Everybody’s Hero, Swept Away, A Husband’s Watch – the final title will be released in March 2006 and shipped at that time) Directly after auction with the exception of A Husband’s Watch, to be shipped in March 2006 Elizabeth Boyle/
Jenna Peterson 1 A set of 5 signed books – including one galley. From Elizabeth Boyle: signed galleys of Nov 2005’s This Rake of Mine, plus the out of print Brazen trilogy (Brazen Angel, Brazen Heiress, Brazen Temptress). From Jenna Peterson: Scandalous, an Oct 2005 Regency-set historical release by Avon Directly after auctionMariah Stewart/
Toni Blake (Toni Blair) 1 A signed set of 13 books from USA Today bestselling romantic suspense author Mariah Stewart and author Toni Blake. From Mariah Stewart: The Dead quartet (Dead Wrong, Dead Certain, Dead Even, Dead End – the last title in hardcover), the Truth series (Cold Truth, Hard Truth, Dark Truth). From Toni Blake: In Your Wildest Dreams, Taking Care of Business, a steamy anthology also featuring stories by Patricia Ryan and LuAnn McLane, and the out of print Mad About Mindy . . . and Mandy, The Cinderella Scheme, Baby Love, October Moon Directly after auctionLiz Carlyle 1 Signed ARC of One Little Sin, her October release (and the first entry in her new Sins, Lies, and Secrets trilogy) Directly after auction

 

First set of auctions items…these auctions have now ended

Donor

Quantity

Item

Ship Date

Rachel Gibson

1

Signed galleys of her 2006 release Sex, Lies and Online Dating, the first in a new four book series

Directly after auction

Rachel Gibson

1

Complete set of signed books by the author: Simply Irresistible, Truly Madly Yours, It Must Be Love, Lola Carlyle Reveals All, See Jane Score, Daisy’s Back in Town, The Trouble with Valentine’s Day

Directly after auction

Meg Cabot

2

Signed hardcover book/ audio sets of Ready or Not, the author’s new release for teens and the sequel to her New York Times bestseller All American Girl

Directly after auction

Meg Cabot

2

Signed hardcover copies of the original Princess Diaries

Directly after auction

Meg Cabot

1

Complete signed paperback set of the author’s Mediator series for teens: Shadowland, Ninth Key, Reunion, Darkest Hour, Haunted, Twilight

Directly after auction

Meg Cabot

1

Signed ARC of the author’s December release for teens, Avalon High

Directly after auction

Meg Cabot

1

Signed ARC of the author’s December release for adults, Size 12 Is Not Fat

Directly after auction

Lisa Kleypas

 

1

Signed ARC (may be either bound or not bound) galleys of Devil in Winter, the author’s 2006 release and the third entry in her bestselling Wallflowers series PLUS one signed bound ARC of It Happened One Autumn, the second entry in the Wallflowers series

Galleys if Devil in Winter to be shipped during or before Dec 2005, ARC of It Happened One Autumn to be shipped following auction

Lisa Kleypas

1

Signed books by the author: Dreaming of You, Worth Any Price, Lady Sophia’s Lover, and Secrets of a Summer Night

Directly after auction

Eloisa James

1

Complete signed set of the author’s Duchess in Love series: Duchess in Love, Fool for Love, A Wild Pursuit, Your Wicked Ways

Directly after auction

Erin Grady

2

Signed copy of Echoes, her 2004 release awarded AAR DIK status and signed copy of the author’s long out-of-print debut release Web of Smoke

Directly after auction

Erin Grady

1

ARC of Whispers, the author’s April 2006 release

During or before Dec 2005

Cindy Hwang

1

Manuscript critique, 30 pages plus synopsis from Cindy Hwang, Senior Editor, Berkeley

To be arranged with winner/donor at conclusion of auction

Tracy Grant

1

Signed hardcover British (first) editions of Daughter of the Game and its prequel, Beneath a Silent Moon

Directly after auction

Mary Janice Davidson

1

Signed ARC of Undead and Unreturnable, her November 2005 release and the latest entry in her popular series featuring reluctant vampire queen Betsy Taylor

Directly after auction

Mary Janice Davidson

1

Signed ARC of Really Unusual Bad Boys

Directly after auction

Connie Brockway

1

Signed copies of the author’s Rose Hunters trilogy: My Seduction, My Pleasure, My Surrender

Directly after auction

Adele Ashworth

1

Signed new copy of the author’s out of print perennial favorite Winter Garden

Directly after auction

Adele Ashworth

2

Signed galleys of the author’s 2006 release, Duke of Scandal

When available. (TBD)

Brenda Chin

2

30 page manuscript critique from Harlequin editor. Winner will receive 15 minute phone call from Ms. Chin to discuss the pros/cons of their work

To be arranged with winner/donor at conclusion of auction

Virginia Kantra

1

Signed copies of the author’s Trouble in Eden series: All a Man Can Do, All a Man Can Ask, All a Man Can Be, Stolen Memory

Directly after auction

Colleen Thompson

1

Signed copy of the Rita-nominated romantic suspense release Fatal Error and a signed ARC of its December sequel Fade the Heat

Directly after auction

Jennifer Ashley

1

Signed copies of The Pirate Next Door, The Pirate Hunter, and The Care and Feeding of Pirates

Directly after auction

Ashley Gardner/
Jennifer Ashley

1

Signed copies of the author’s Regency mysteries The Hanover Square Affair, A Regimental Murder, The Glass House

Directly after auction

Michele Albert/
Michele Jerott

1

Complete set of the author’s published books: Absolute Trouble, All Night Long, A Great Catch, Her Bodyguard, Getting Her Man, Off Limits, One Way Out. Author will also include the Russian editon of All Night Long and the Spanish trade paperback editor of Getting Her Man

Directly after auction

Julie Elizabeth Leto

1

Signed copies of two of the author’s New Orleans-set Harlequin Temptation titles Pure Chance and Insatiable

Directly after auction

Julie Elizabeth Leto

1

Three signed books by the author: Dirty Little Secrets (trade paperback), Making Waves (mass market paperback), and More Than Words (trade paperback)

Directly after auction

Julie Elizabeth Leto

1

Signed ARC of Dirty Little Lies, the sequel to Dirty Little Secrets

2006 (TBD)

Kimberley Logan

1

Signed Rhapsody Bookclub hardcover copy of the author’s European historical romance A Kiss in the Dark

Directly after auction

Teresa Medeiros

1

A complete signed set of all books published by the bestselling author: After Midnight, Yours Until Dawn, One Night of Scandal, A Kiss to Remember, The Bride and the Beast, Charming the Prince, Lady of Conquest, Nobody’s Darling, Touch of Enchantment, Shadows and Lace, Breath of Magic, Fairest of Them All, Thief of Hearts, A Whisper of Roses, Once an Angel, Heather and Velvet

Directly after auction

Sandra Hill

1

Signed set of the bestselling author’s Cajun series: The Love Potion; Tall, Dark, and Cajun; The Cajun Cowboy; The Red-Hot Cajun

Directly after auction

Sandra Hill

1

Signed set of the bestselling author’s Viking Series II: The Last Viking, Truly Madly Viking, The Very Virile Viking, Wet and Wild, Hot and Heavy

Directly after auction

Marianne Stillings

2

Signed copies of the author’s first two releases: The Damsel in this Dress and Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evie

Directly after auction

Roxanne St. Claire

1

Signed set of the author’s Silhouette Desire Earth, Wind and Fire Trilogy: Like a Hurricane, The Fire Still Burns, and When the Earth Moves

Directly after auction

Roxanne St. Claire

1

A signed copy of Killer Curves, the author’s romantic suspense novel set in the world of auto racing

Directly after auction

Roxanne St. Claire

1

A signed ARC of the author’s October release Kill Me Twice

Directly after auction

Leslie Kelly

1

Signed copies of the author’s HQN releases She Drives Me Crazy and She’s Got the Look

Directly after auction

Leslie Kelly

1

Signed ARC of the author’s December Blaze release Don’t Open Til Chirstmas

Directly after auction

Liz Maverick

1

A signed copy of Crimson City, the first entry in the paranormal romantic suspense series and a signed ARC of the upcoming Crimson Rogue

Directly after auction

Emily Cotler 2 hours Web site designer Emily Cotler of Waxcreative will critique your Web site and tell you what works, what doesn’t, and what you can do to make it better. She is the designer of the sites of authors Julia Quinn, Rachel Gibson, Susan Grant, Jane Porter and many more. To be arranged between donor/winner. Must be completed by Oct 15th, 2005.

eBay requires that auctions to benefit charities be conducted through MissionFish, the charitable organization they’ve selected to make certain that buyers are protected and that auctions truly benefit the designated charities. However, working within this program and with MissionFish does involve the payment of greater fees and higher overhead costs than strictly for-profit auctions. Because AAR operates on a thin profit margin and relies on volunteer staff, we must set the minimum bid at $9.99 for each auction in order to make certain that AAR doesn’t find itself out of pocket when the auctions are concluded.

Equally, our donation now is technically only 90%, again a concession to the higher fees and costs. Please rest assured that when the auctions are concluded, all of the proceeds beyond eBay and MissionFish fees and postage and handling costs will be donated to the American Red Cross. This will be done either through MissionFish or by a direct check donation from All About Romance.

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