I've been watching with great sadness what's happening in Australia - particularly the plight of the animals. As you may know, I wrote a koala shifter book a while back. The character of Seamus sort of started out as a joke, but became very real to me. I'm pledging the January royalties from THE LUCK OF THE SHIFTERS (Seamus's book) to a koala charity in Australia because of the devastating bush fires and all the injured koalas. It just doesn't feel right to accept money for a book with a koala on the cover when they're being killed in such large numbers and their habitat devastated.
I know it's an older book, but the subject matter makes it the right choice, and if sales are lower than usual, I'm going to make up the difference and send the sanctuary a nice donation at the end of the month, regardless. It's what Seamus would want.
You can help by spreading the word. Feel free to let your friends know that if they buy THE LUCK OF THE SHIFTERS this month, I will not be keeping the profits. The money will be going to help koalas affected by the fires. It breaks my heart to see what's happening all over Australia and I hope this small effort on my part will help the good people who are trying to save a species.
You can find the book here:
The Luck of the Shifters
Seamus never expected to land in a town populated by bear shifters, but the much larger predators have been nicer to him than he'd ever expected. Traumatized by having been imprisoned, Seamus knows he drinks too much, but he's going to need the luck of his Irish ancestors and all the magic he can command to not only heal his inner turmoil, but win the hand of the fair Colleen who has caught his eye.
* I'm not trying to profit off this horrific event. I'm just trying to find a way to contribute in some small measure, to help a creature that the whole world loves. If you'd like to donate directly to an Aussie charity, that's fantastic and I encourage you to do so! Here's a great article with a list of Aussie charities involved in the bushfire disaster.