Saturday, March 12, 2016

Strange Shifters (#giveaway #guest #charity)

By Lynn Townsend (Guest Blogger)

Back at Halloween, my second anthology with Coming Together was released. Coming Together: Strange Shifters is a collection of erotic short stories featuring shifters of another sort.

Werewolves, like vampires, are the monsters of the moment, and probably much like you, I was getting a bit tired of them. Surely there were other shape-shifters in the world that could use some love.

A few years back, I read a really cute novel that featured a were-Chinchilla... as the fur-mommy of two adorable chins, myself, I found the writer's portrayal of the sometimes human / sometimes Chinchilla to be just spot on. The character had a lot of the personality traits that I see in my boys, and it was just an all around great read.

So I started seeking out other shifter books; harder than you might think, although I did come across a few.

As I've been told several times: If you can't find the book you want to read, write it.


There are a lot of great charities, and I work with several of them, donating time, or money, or both... One of the ones I'm particularly fond of is Bat World Sanctuary. I stumbled across them on Facebook, started following the page, and fell in love with the little creatures there, and the people that help them out.

I've always been fond of bats -- someday I'll tell you a funny story about my grandmother and trying to get a bat out of the lake cabin -- and thought they were misunderstood creatures.

So I wrote to Bat World to see if they'd want to receive the donations from our collection of smutty stories. Because their Facebook page is considered family friendly, they can't really advertise our book, but they have a burlesque group that does a fund-raiser for them once a year... and that decided me... We'd support Bat World...

And a few weeks ago, I got two of these little babies in the mail as thanks for our donations and time... isn't she cute?

So, I have a signed copy of Coming Together: Strange Shifters (signed by Nickie Jamison, Elizabeth L. Brooks, Lynn Townsend, and T.B. Bond,) as well as one of these little batty babies to give away.

So, leave a comment on this blog (with your email address, please). Leave a comment on MY blog, "like" me on Facebook, follow my Amazon profile, or follow me on twitter (Let me know on my Facebook page, or in your comments that you did these things -- sometimes they don't notify me.) between now and April 1st, and you'll be entered to win... you'll get an entry for each one of these tasks!


Lisabet Sarai said...

Hi, Lynn,

The bat is just adorable!

Thanks for being my guest!

Sharon E said...

Bats are great creatures. I sit on my back deck and watch them when the sun goes down. I even have a ''bat house'' for them. Would love to have that adorable cutie for my own. Thanks.

bn100 said...

looks cute

followed on Amazon

bn100candg at hotmail dot com

Erzabet Bishop said...

OMG. I love it. I have a thing for bats actually. :) Super cute and I love to watch them when I get the opportunity. Would love to put her on my desk. erzabetwrites at gmail dot com

Lynn said...

Thanks so much for having me here


Erzabet Bishop said...

Followed you on Amazon, already did on twitter and Facebook and left a comment on your year end list. I forgot we were in the zombie anthology together. Good times.

Thanks again. Love the bat cutie. He would go well with my witch collection on my desk and the two vampire minions. :)

And did I mention he's dang cute. <3

Have a great weekend.


erzabetwrites at gmail dot com

orelukjp0 said...
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ELF said...

I like the idea of a were-chinchilla. What a cute bat, thanks for the giveaway and kudos to you for supporting Bat World!

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orelukjp0 said...

It's refreshing to read about shifters other than the standard bears, wolves, etc..
Thank you so much for writing Strange Shifters. I can't wait to pick up my copy.

(orelukjp0 at Gmail dot com)

orelukjp0 said...

It's refreshing to read about shifters other than the standard bears, wolves, etc..
Thank you so much for writing Strange Shifters. I can't wait to pick up my copy.

(orelukjp0 at Gmail dot com)

Karen H said...

What a cute little bat. Would love to add him to my collection of unusual stuffed animals. Thanks for the giveaway.
kareninnc at gmail dot com

Booksrforever123 said...

What a cutie. I liked your fb page, followed you on Amazon and commented on your blog.

Jen B. said...

I love stories with less traditional shifters! And I love bats! I liked you on Amazon and Twitter.

Lisabet Sarai said...

Hello, everyone! Thanks for your enthusiastic responses!

If you want to know more about the Strange Shifters book, check out my Goodreads Review.

Mindy said...

Hi Lynn and Lisabet, Following Lynn on Twitter, Amazon, & Facebook. commented on your guest post on Lisabet's blog. The book looks like a great read, I'd LURVE to the book & batty baby. (had a pet bat growing up ;)

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