Hearts on Fire: An Anthology to Benefit the Wildlife Disaster Network

The devastating fires that have burned throughout the western United States have done more than damage people’s homes, destroy livelihoods, and cause loss of life. These fires have also destroyed vast amounts of natural habitats and injured and killed wildlife in untold numbers. Some caring professionals from the UC-Davis School of Veterinary Medicine in partnership with the State of California’s Fish and Wildlife Department formed the Wildlife Disaster Network to treat wildlife injured in the 2020 California fires.

Ann Gimpel, my friend and a fellow author, lives in northern California, was heartbroken at the stories of injured animals. When she saw the news stories about WDN, she asked some of her author friends to donate a story, a novella, or a novel to an anthology. (BTW, she put together another charity anthology last year for the wildlife injured in the Australian wildfires!)

Check out the ABC news story on the WDN to see what they are doing to aid the injured animals: https://abc7news.com/pets-animals/new-program-rehabilitates-animals-burned-in-ca-wildfires/6984552/?fbclid=IwAR35DzKbOFwD1DcTVx1qrkDc-x2rZ4iuxEoXBExO5ZXn3VOl3_tsbGU3W_E

Hearts of Fire is the result. The anthology features 15 authors of urban fantasy, fantasy, paranormal romance, and fantasy romance. Individually, these authors’ contributions would retail for over $30. The anthology is being sold for $3.99. All the revenue received from the sale of this book will be donated to the WDN.

The on-sale date is November 18th, and will be sold for at most a four-month time period. So grab it soon!

It is now available for pre-order at the following major online retailers:

Google:  https://play.google.com/store/books/details?id=dJoFEAAAQBAJ&fbclid=IwAR2V3Rts1GKJYFfL6a2WJiVDU6Abow3xrFU3LPz_05EDylKQAaxgUv5f2_I

Apple:  https://books.apple.com/us/book/id1537865473?fbclid=IwAR33z7VoLIaaotOnQk6NnuwUlAjGZbwikQfJB-70X-U6DPefOmmpH5kOor0

Kobo:  https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/hearts-on-fire-43?fbclid=IwAR3L4ZjWf0jgmilXsrDqUpmLW18wYGmtLnsRPQP2ONiUtN4n8YimtrKT8K4

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Hearts-Fire-Anthology-Ann-Gimpel-ebook/dp/B08MBKKQCP/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=Hearts+on+Fire+anthology&qid=1604524052&s=books&sr=1-1

B&N: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/hearts-on-fire-a-charity-anthology-ann-gimpel/1137959615?ean=2940163082032&st=AFF&2sid=Draft2Digital_7968444_NA&sourceId=AFFDraft2Digital

And just what is in this anthology? Check it out:

Fallen by Cindy Carroll: http://www.cindycarroll.com

Healer’s Fate by Beth Caudill:  https://BethCaudill.net/

Breath of Roses by Rachel Ember: www.rachelember.com

Shadow Reaper by Ann Gimpel:   https://www.anngimpel.com

Dazzled by J.K. Harper: http://www.jkharper.com/

A Wolf Hunted by Tori Knightwood  https://www.toriknightwood.com/

Winter Princess by Skye MacKinnon: skyemackinnon.com

A Curse, A Key, and A Corkscrew by Anna McCluskey: www.theannafiles.com

Fur Verona by Gwynn McNamee www.gwynmcnamee.com

The Virtuous Vampire by Monette Michaels:  https://monettemichaels.com

Mystery Spot by Russell Nohelty:  https://www.russellnohelty.com/

An Apple Away by Kate Richards:  https://katerichards.wordpress.com/

Lights, Camera, Action by Heather Silvio: http://heathersilvio.com/

Hook by Melissa Snark:  melissasnark.com

Filthy Beast by Liza Street:  https://lizastreetauthor.com

Sometimes it is hard to know what to do when a natural disaster strikes. It is especially hard to know how to help when the victims are animals. The Hearts on Fire charitable anthology gives you the opportunity to help keep the good work of these wonderful veterinarians continue as they treat and heal the injured wildlife and then release them back into the wild.

Here are some images of what types of treatments the veterinarians are performing.

Dr. Jamie Peyton, UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, center, administers eye drops to a female mountain lion at the Wildlife Investigations Laboratory. Photo taken on September 23, 2020. (CDFW Photo/Kirsten Macintyre)

CDFW veterinarian Dr. Emma Lantz sutures sterilized tilapia skins on to the bear’s burned paw pads, after medications have been applied. Photo taken on September 21, 2020 at the Wildlife Investigations Lab. (CDFW Photo/Kirsten Macintyre)

Guest Blog: Pauline Baird Jones on the second Pets in Space Anthology, Embrace the Romance

I’d like to welcome my guest blogger Pauline Baird Jones. Pauline is an old and dear friend and a fellow SFR author.  Today, she is sharing a special project from her and a whole crew of other SFR authors to raise money for Hero Dogs.  — Monette



It Started as a Joke and Became Our Mission


The first Pets in Space anthology started as a joke, a throwaway comment on Facebook, but Veronica Scot saw the potential of the idea and contacted me privately and said, “We should do this.”

I thought about it and realized she was right. We should do this, but we both had two requirements that had to happen if we did this.

  1. Awesome original stories (Veronica convinced some amazing authors to write stories for our adventure in space and publishing); and
  2. We had to donate a portion of the proceeds to a charity that is about animals and veterans.

It did not take us long to discover Hero-Dogs.org. We knew they were the charity for us, but would they be willing to partner with something called Pets in Space?

They did! And when we went back to them for Embrace the Romance: Pets in Space 2, we were so honored that they said yes again. Supporting this charity has definitely become our passion.

What is Hero Dogs you ask?

Hero Dogs, Inc., a Maryland 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation, improves quality of life for our nation’s heroes by raising, training, and placing service dogs and other highly skilled canines, free of charge with lifetime support of the partnerships.

In addition to supporting a wonderful charity, Embrace the Romance: Pets in Space 2,  brings you a dozen original stories written just for you! Join in the fun, from the Dragon Lords of Valdier to a trip aboard award-winning author Veronica Scott’s Nebula Zephyr to journeying back to Luda where Grim is King, for stories that will take you out of this world! Join New York Times, USA TODAY, and Award-winning authors S.E. Smith, M.K. Eidem, Susan Grant, Michelle Howard, Cara Bristol, Veronica Scott, Pauline Baird Jones, Laurie A. Green, Sabine Priestley, Jessica E. Subject, Carol Van Natta, and Alexis Glynn Latner as they share stories and help out Hero-Dogs.org, a charity that supports our veterans!

10% of all pre-orders and the first month’s profits go to Hero-Dogs.org. Hero Dogs raises and trains service dogs and places them free of charge with US Veterans to improve quality of life and restore independence.

The authors of Embrace the Romance: Pets in Space 2 hope you’ll join with them in supporting our wonderful charity! You’ll get 12 great reads, all for the price of a cup of coffee! And please tell a friend!


Universal Link for All Stores: books2read.com/u/3L9aYM

Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/35658092-embrace-the-romance

Instafreebie Sampler: https://www.instafreebie.com/free/EZz5p

Website: http://www.petsinspaceantho.com

Newsletter Signuphttp://www.petsinspaceantho.com/stay-in-touch/

Preorder Video: https://youtu.be/UW4CZc76CB0

Hero Dogs: http://www.hero-dogs.org/

Embrace the Romance Pet Coloring Book Contest Link: http://www.petsinspaceantho.com/giveaways/get-embrace-romance-coloring-book-now/

About Pauline Baird Jones:

Pauline Baird Jones never liked reality, so she writes books. She likes to wander among the genres, rampaging like Godzilla, because she does love peril mixed in her romance. You can find her online here:

Website:       http://paulinebjones.com

Facebook:     https://www.facebook.com/AuthorPaulineBairdJones/

FB Handle:    @AuthorPaulineBairdJones

Twitter:        https://twitter.com/PaulineBJones

Twitter Handle:      @PaulineBJones

Instagram:    @paulinebjones

Amazon Author Page:        https://www.amazon.com/Pauline-Baird-Jones/e/B000APFS0M/