Brenda Novak’s Annual Online Auction for Diabetes Research 2013



Brenda Novak’s Annual Online Auction for Diabetes Research is gearing up for its biggest year yet. Thanks to all who have participated in the past — both donors and shoppers — we’ve raised a cumulative total of $1.6 million. This year we are hoping to surpass $2 million to help all those with diabetes [  ].”


Hi all,

As I did last year, I’m participating in Brenda Novak’s annual auction to raise funds for diabetes research.

Like me, the chances are high that you know someone who is affected by diabetes. In Brenda’s case that “someone” is her son, Thad. I’ve gotten to know Brenda through the IndieRomanceInk loop we’re both members of, and she’s not only a talented author, but a wonderful lady all round. So when she put out the call for donations to help raise money for diabetes research it was a no-brainer for me and many other indie authors on the loop to contribute and help make a difference in the lives of those living with diabetes.

The 2013 annual online auction for diabetes research is now live, and runs until 31st May 2013.

This year we’ve again kicked in to buy eReaders, which have been preloaded with eBooks — here’s just three of the eReaders being auctioned off that might interest you:

1) ITEM #2948732: Kindle 6″ WiFi #2 Young Adult 

This Kindle comes preloaded with the following 12 eBooks:

Young Adult Paranormal Mystery:

  • WILDWOOD by Helen Scott Taylor

Young Adult Paranormal:

  • FREAKS OF GREENFIELD HIGH (Book 1: Freaks Series) by Maree Anderson
  • FREAKS IN THE CITY (Book 2: Freaks Series) by Maree Anderson

Young Adult Contemporary Adventure/Mystery:

  • GEM STONE (A Gemma Stone Mystery) by Dale Mayer

Young Adult Contemporary Romance/Ghost Story:

  • IN CASSIE’S CORNER by Dale Mayer

Young Adult Urban Fantasy:

  • DANGEROUS DESIGNS (Designs Series Book 1) by Dale Mayer
  • DEADLY DESIGNS (Designs Series Book 2) by Dale Mayer

Young Adult Paranormal Romance/Dystopian:

  • VAMPIRE IN DENIAL (Family Blood Ties Book 2) by Dale Mayer
  • VAMPIRE IN DESIGN (Family Blood Ties Book 3) by Dale Mayer

Young Adult Zombie Romance:

  • BARELY ALIVE (Barely Alive Series) by Bonnie Paulson
  • FALLING APART (Barely Alive #2) by Bonnie Paulson
  • MOSTLY DEAD (Barely Alive #3) by Bonnie Paulson

2) ITEM #2948735: Kindle 6″ WiFi #4: Erotica, Fantasy, SciFi, Time Travel

This Kindle comes preloaded with the following 16 eBooks:

Time Travel Romance:

  • TIME’S ENEMY (Saturn Society) by Jennette Marie Powell

Science Fiction Romance:

  • HANGAR 18: LEGACY by Jennette Marie Powell

Erotic Romance – A Scottish Historical Novella:

  • HIGHLANDER IN HER BED (Forbidden Fantasy) by Cathleen Ross

Paranormal Erotic (MF Pairing):

  • UP ON THE HOUSETOP (Kyron Pack Series) by Suzanne Rock

Fantasy Romance:

  • A CLOCKWORK FAIRYTALE (Fantasy Romance) by Helen Scott Taylor


  • FEAST OF BEAUTY (Irish Fantasy Romance Novella) (Celtic Magic) by Helen Scott Taylor

SciFi Romance:


Fantasy With Romantic Elements:

  • SEER’S HOPE (Book 1 Of The Seer Trilogy) by Maree Anderson
  • SEER’S PROMISE (Book 2 Of The Seer Trilogy) by Maree Anderson
  • SEER’S CHOICE (Book 3 Of The Seer Trilogy) by Maree Anderson

Gothic Sci Fi Romance:

  • APOCALYPSE BABES: THE COMPLETE SERIES (The Z Word, The X Factor, iRobotronic, Kumbaya Much, Bite Me and Apocalypse For Realz) by Bella Street

3) ITEM #2948807: Kindle Paperwhite WiFi #2: Paranormal Romance

This Kindle comes preloaded with the following 11 eBooks:

Paranormal Romance:

  • THE CRYSTAL WARRIOR (The Crystal Warriors) by Maree Anderson
  • RUBY’S DREAM (The Crystal Warriors) by Maree Anderson
  • JADE’S CHOICE (The Crystal Warriors) by Maree Anderson
  • LIGHTNING RIDER by Maree Anderson
  • MIMI’S MIX – A BOOK FROM EACH SERIES! HOT SUSPENSE & ACTIVE SPIRITS! (Partners, HisDevious Angel, He’s Her) by Mimi Barbour
  • MY DARKEST PASSION (My Immortals) by Carolyn Jewel
  • KISS ME, I’M IRISH (Tennesse Waltz) by Bella Street

Paranormal Romance Novella:

  • ICE GODS by Helen Scott Taylor

Paranormal Vampire Romance:

  • SHADOWS OF FIRE by Nina Pierce
  • THE MERZETTI EFFECT (A Vampire Romance) by Norah Wilson

Sexy Vampire Romance:


If eReaders and eBooks aren’t your thing, there’s a huge range of other items and services to bid for, so make sure you head over to Brenda’s online auction and check them out.

Good luck bidding, and let’s hope this year’s auction is the most successful one so far!



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2 Responses to “Brenda Novak’s Annual Online Auction for Diabetes Research 2013”

  1. Joyce Reece says:

    Hi Maree,
    Thank you so much for donating to the auction. This makes 6 years that I have shopped at the auction and I love it. Actually I make it part of my May plans every year now. Some years I can’t spend as much as others but I budget it in and go on with it.
    However, I wanted to tell you that when I first got into the auction it was because another author had it on her website and monthly letter, Christine Feehan. At the time my father who has since passed had diabetes and I found it a great way to help raise funds for this disease. Now, my husband and most recently myself have been diagnosed as diabetics and I am glad that I had the for sight to donate to this cause. Because wonderful authors such as yourself donate to this auction and spread the word thru your website and newsletters funds are raised and hopefully a cure will be found soon. By the way, I am the top bidder on one of those Kindles :-)
    Joyce Reece

    • Joyce, this auction is now also something I mark on my annual calendar — a great cause, and I’m happy to be in a position to contribute toward it. I love that Brenda has been able to use her successful career as an author to bring diabetes to the attention of so many authors and readers worldwide. I wish you and your husband all the best with managing this disease, and with your bids — I’d love one of those Kindles, too!