"As many of you may have heard my cousin and owner of Once Upon A Twilight blog Yara, has lost everything to a devastating fire that started Friday, late afternoon. The fire engulfed a second time early morning on Saturday leaving nothing but ashes behind. Although, they lost everything in this fire, my family is safe and that is what truly matters. I am grateful today and thank god everyday that my family was not hurt, at least not physically. Newspaper with Full Story
I am touched by all the kind words and support that she has received this past couple of days and how everyone has stepped up and has voiced their support throughout the Internet and phone calls. This means a great deal to Yara and she feels so loved and blessed to have each and everyone of you."Please go here to make a donation! Like I said, every little bit counts, and donators are also entered into a contest for a chance to win some amazing books and swag from some very awesome authors. Check out what Lani Woodland has organized below:
Lani Woodland is giving away a copy of Intrinsical, Indelible, Transcendent, and some Indelible Swag. Also a CD of the song Can't Stop Dreamin' of You mentioned in Intrinsical. AND if you win, your name will be used in Inevitable, the third and final book in the Yara Silva trilogy! How flippin' cool is that?
Jamie Manning is donating an ARC of his debut novel Blood Born and swag.
Angela Corbett is donating a copy of her book Eternal Starling and swag.
Brenda Pandos is donating a copy of her newest book The Onyx Talisman, and to another local person, the kindle version of the Talisman trilogy.
Kristie Cook is donating e-books from her Soul Saver series Promise, Purpose and Genesis.
Karen Amanda Hooper is donating a signed copy of Tangled Tides and some mermaid swag.
Taryn Browning is donating a copy of her books Dark Seeker and Dark beauty and two signed jumbo sized bookmarks.
And I'm donating a signed copy of Destiny's Fire and swag.
Thank you to Lani Woodland for organizing this amazing giveaway, and to Yara's family for putting together the fund, and to all you amazing readers, writers, bloggers, the whole loving community for donating and supporting Yara!