What’s the Charity Sip Blitz, I hear you ask. Well, since 2008, the wonderful people at Torquere Press have been running an annual event, bringing out original short stories on a specific theme, with the authors of those stories donating their royalties to a named charity. Here’s the official blurb to tell you more:
In 2008, Torquere Press’ fantastic authors decided to support a charity with an annual short story collection called our Charity Sip blitz. In the past three years, we’ve donated more than $13,000.00 to charitable organizations that support GLBT causes.
For 2011, Torquere’s authors have chosen the theme “Getting Better” in honor of the It Gets Better project, which helps LGBT youth understand that life as an openly queer adult is not only possible, but happening for millions of people, worldwide. More than thirty authors have written short fiction pieces and have agreed to donate all proceeds of the sales of these stories to this year’s charitable organization. Torquere Press Inc. will match the authors’ donations completely.
This year, we’re also pleased to announce that our distribution partner, Rainbow eBooks, has agreed to be the title sponsor of our Sip collection, and will be our sole distributor outside of the Torquere Books website. Please support our sponsor by visiting them at www.rainbowebooks.com
Torquere Press and our authors truly believe we can make a difference by donating to organizations that promote awareness and equality. If you’d like to help, please support the Charity Sip Blitz and enjoy some great romance today!
The stories in the Charity Sip Blitz will be available from this Saturday, September 17, at www.torquerebooks.com and
Rainbow eBooks. In the meantime, the participating authors, myself including, are taking part in a Review Reach Around, reviewing one of the stories in the collection. Check back here tomorrow, when I’ll be giving you my review of Eden Winters’ Summer Boys.