Friday, May 1, 2015

The 3rd Annual Mental Health Awareness Month BOOK FUNDRAISER benefiting The Keith Milano Memorial Fund

The Keith Milano Fund Banner
An amazing group of authors have agreed to donate a portion of their May 2015 books sales to the Keith Milano Memorial Fund at the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP).

The Keith Milano Memorial Fund was established to help raise awareness about the devastating and deadly disease that is mental illness. Our hope is that by having the strength to say that Keith was “Bipolar” we can strip away the stigma.

If anyone wishes to make a direct donation to the Keith Milano Memorial Fund they can do that HERE.

Our goal is to raise awareness about mental illness and to get people talking…..

Suicide is the second leading cause of death for ages 10-24; the US loses 22 Vets a day to suicide, more than they lose in combat; there is one death by suicide in the US every 13 minutes. These statistics are scary but together we can work to make a difference!

Here is a list of the participating authors and books:

Author Book(s)
Alison Bailey  The "Perfect" Series Boxed Set 
Past Imperfect (Perfect Series Book 2) 
Amy Harmon The Song of David (preorder live May 11th) 
Amy Lane Chase in Shadows
Ann Lister Fall For Me (The Rock Gods Book 1)
Take What You Want (The Rock Gods Book 2)
Make You Mine (The Rock Gods Book 3)
Looking At Forever  (The Rock Gods Book 4)
Meant for Me (The Rock Gods Book 5)
Anthology - Kindle Alexander  Toni Aleo, Sawyer Bennett, Chelle Bliss, Eden Butler, Brenda Rothert The Night Shift - Dirty Things Happen in the Dark 
Andria Large At War 
Beverly Preston Surviving Broken
Brenda Rothert Killian
Cassia Leo The Story of Us Series -  The Way We Fall (book 1)
The Way We Break (book 2) ( Releasing in May)
Cardeno C  Jumping In 
Claudia Connor  Worth the Risk 
Chelle Bliss  Throttle Me
Emily Snow and  Avonlea Cole Bad Advice 
Faith Gibson Rafael (Stone Society Book 1)
Gregor  (Stone Society Book 2)
Dante (Stone Society Book 3) (Releasing end of May)
Felice Stevens A Walk Through Fire (Through Hell and Back book 1)
After the Fire (Through Hell and Back book 2)
Embrace the Fire (Through Hell and Back book 3) (Releasing in May)
Ginger Scott Wild Reckless
Harper Sloan Corps Security Series 
Unexpected Fate
Bleeding Love (possible May release) 
Holly Roberts The Completion Series: Play
Ilsa Madden Miles Very Wicked Beginnings 
Julie Jaret  Perspectives series Extreme Close-Up 
K Bromberg Fueled 
Katy Evans Real  (The REAL series Book 1)
Mine (The REAL series Book 2)
Remy (The REAL series Book 3)
Rogue ((The REAL series Book 4)
Ripped  (The REAL series Book 5)
Kelly Jamieson Loving Maddie from A to Z 
Lainey Reese A Table for Three
Damaged Goods 
Innocence Defied
Embracing the Fall
Guarding Nadia 
Lauren Blakley 21 Stolen Kisses
No Regrets Trilogy: The Thrill of It, The Start of Us, Every Second With You
Seductive Nights: The Complete Julia and Clay Collection 
Tangled Up in Love Boxed Set 
Burn for Me (Fighting Fire, #1) 
Melt for Him (Flighting Fire #2)
Stars in Their Eyes 
Lisa Eugene  Grayson
ME Carter Change of Hart
Melissa Collins On Solid Ground
Michelle Lynn Love Me Back
Nicole Edwards A Million Tiny Pieces
Unhinged writing as Timberlyn Scott 
Unraveling writing as Timberlyn Scott
Chaos writing as Timberlyn Scott
Nina Levine  The Storm MC series - Storm 
Rebecca Brooke Letters Home
Raine Miller Rare and Precious Things
RK Lilley Bad Things 
Sandra Owens  Someone Like Her 
Samantha Young On  Dublin Street 
Samantha Towle Trouble 
Sawyer Bennett Clash  (Cal and Macy #1) 
Grind   (Cal and Macy #2) 
Yield   (Cal and Macy #3) 
On the Rocks (Last Call, #1) 
Make It a Double (Last Call, #2) 
Sugar on the Edge (Last Call, #3) 
With a Twist (Last Call, #4) 
Shaken, Not Stirred (Last Call, #5) 
Legal Affairs Boxed Set (Legal Affairs #1-6) 
Confessions of a Litigation God (Legal Affairs #7)
Off Sides (Off #1)
Off Limits (Off #2)
Off the Record (Off #3)
Off the Course (Off #4)
Off Chance (Off #5)
Off Season (Off #6)
Scott Hildreth  Baby Girl I Ruined (Erik Ead Trilogy Book 1) 
Baby Girl II Owned (Erik Ead Trilogy Book 2) 
Baby Girl III Loved (Erik Ead Trilogy Book 3) 
SJD Peterson  Pup  (Guards of Folsom #1) 
Tag Team  (Guards of Folsom #2) 
Pony (Guards of Folsom #3 ) 
Roped  (Guards of Folsom #4) 
Beyond Duty 
Mauled (Beyond Duty #2)
Rival Within
Plan B 
Masters and Boyd
Always MJ 
Lorcan's Desire (Whispering Pines Ranch, #1) 
Quinn's Need (Whispering Pines Ranch, #2)
Ty’s Obession (Whispering Pines Ranch #3)
Conner's Courage (Whispering Pines Ranch, #4) 
Jess's Journey (Whispering Pines Ranch, #5) 
Splintered (Splintered #1) 
Stacy Borel  Hitchhiker
Susan Mac Nicol Men of London series Love You Senseless
Sight and Sinners
Tina Reber Jacked 
Violet Duke Can't Resist Series: Resisting the Bad Boy 
Falling for the Good Guy 
Choosing the Right Man 
Finding the Right Girl 
Nice Girl to Love: Trilogy boxed set

This year the event will also include an online auction and author takeover over 4 amazing days!! We hope that you will join us for not only some great auction items but to have an opportunity to speak with participating authors during an epic author take over event.
The Keith Milano Auction Event Banner
Please join us on Facebook HERE
In addition to all of these great things, thanks to the amazing design skills of author SJD Peterson, we also have custom t-shirt for sale, which part of the sales will also benefit the Keith Milano Memorial Fund.
The Keith Milano t-shirt back The Keith Milano t-shirt front
Personal Message from Denise Milano Sprung: When Keith passed away, I made a promise to myself that he would not go quietly nor would he be forgotten. It is with the help of all of you that 10 years later, I am able to keep this promise and most of all to be able to help others who may be suffering in silence.

Thank you does not seem like enough. So please know that from the bottom of my heart to the depths of my soul, every one-click of these books helps others and continues to reduce the stigma that is associated with mental illness. THANK YOU for all you do and for spreading the word and for opening your hearts to help others.
Fund information:
Keith Milano Memorial Fund
140 Adams Ave Suite B-12
Hauppauge NY 11788
direct donation
The Keith Milano Memorial Fund benefits the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP).
Donations at the end of the May Mental Awareness Event will be made by the authors directly to The Keith Milano Memorial Fund at AFSP. Keith’s fund is a self-directed memorial fund. 100% of the money is spent on programs and research programs selected by the Milano / Sprung family

For examples of programs:

AFSP is the only national not-for-profit organization exclusively dedicated to understanding and preventing suicide through research and education, and to reaching out to people with mood disorders and those affected by suicide.

AFSP is a fully accredited 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization incorporated in the state of Delaware with primary offices in New York City. Federal tax ID # is 13-3393329. AFSP’s Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) number is 10545.

All donations to AFSP are tax deductible.

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