Bestselling Author Brenda Novak Creates the Motherlode of Romance Anthologies for the 10th Anniversary of Her Annual Online Auction for Diabetes

Fourteen bestselling authors join forces to support month-long fundraiser

May 01, 2014, 06:00 ET from Diabetes Research Institute Foundation

HOLLYWOOD, Fla., May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Romance lovers rejoice! USA Today and New York Times bestselling romance author Brenda Novak is celebrating the 10th anniversary of her annual Online Auction for Diabetes Research ( with a little help from her literary friends – 14 fellow New York Times and USA Today bestselling authors to be exact. They've come together to create A Sweet Life boxed set – a digital collection of 14 contemporary romances – which goes on sale starting today through the end of the month for less than $3 at this year's auction benefiting the Diabetes Research Institute (DRI).

Priced at only $2.99 (regular price $7.99), bookworms can indulge in this stunning limited edition collection featuring a foreword by #1 New York Times bestselling author Debbie Macomber and stories from the likes of #1 New York Times bestselling author Barbara Freethy, Bella Andre, Heather Graham, Novak herself, and more.  

"I can't tell you how excited I am to bring you this boxed set. I have long admired so many of the authors who are partnering with me on this project, and have been excited to get to know those who are new to me. Every one of them was so generous when I emailed to see if they'd be willing to take part," stated Novak in a recent letter to her readers.

But this auction is not just for booklovers who might also want to snatch up some of the hundreds of must-have items like a Kindle to read A Sweet Life or bestselling author meet and greet passes. You can also bid on luxury Hawaii getaways, VIP Celine Dion Las Vegas concert tickets with meet-and-greet passes, a Macbook Air, designer purses, custom and fine jewelry, original artwork and more. All the proceeds benefit the Diabetes Research Institute, which Novak supports for its sole dedication to finding a cure for diabetes.

"When I went to Florida to tour the Diabetes Research Institute and actually talked with their scientists and learned what they were doing, I felt we were SO close. I got very excited because I could really see a cure coming in my lifetime, which is my goal," she said.

To purchase A Sweet Life and participate in Brenda Novak's Online Auction for Diabetes Research benefiting the Diabetes Research Institute, go to You can also click here to watch the book trailer for A Sweet Life. The auction starts today and closes on May 31, 2014.

About Brenda Novak
It was a shocking experience that jump-started Brenda Novak's author career. "I caught my day-care provider drugging my children with cough syrup to get them to sleep while I was away," Brenda says. "It was then I decided that I needed to do something from home." Now she is a New York Times and USA Today Bestseller, and many of her books have been designated an RT Book Review Magazine "Top Pick" and have gone on to place in contests such as the Romance Writers of America Rita Award, the National Readers' Choice, the Bookseller's Best, the Write Touch Readers' Award, and the Book Buyer's Best. Brenda has given writing workshops at various RWA events, RT Book Review Magazine conventions, California Fiction Writer meetings, women's groups and library events. For more about Brenda, visit, where you can find excerpts of her work, prize drawings, book trailers, freebies and information about her annual on-line auction for diabetes research which she holds every May in honor of her son and the many others who face this terrible disease. You can tweet Novak at @BNovakAuction.

About the Diabetes Research Institute
The Diabetes Research Institute at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine leads the world in cure-focused research. As the largest and most comprehensive research center dedicated to curing diabetes, the DRI is aggressively working to develop a biological cure by restoring natural insulin production and normalizing blood sugar levels without imposing other risks. Researchers have already shown that diabetes can be reversed through islet transplantation, with some study patients living without the need for insulin injections for more than a decade. The Institute is now building upon these promising outcomes by developing the DRI BioHub, an integrated "mini organ" that mimics the native pancreas, containing thousands of insulin-producing cells that sense blood sugar levels and produce the precise amount of insulin needed in real time.  The Diabetes Research Institute and Foundation were created for one reason – to cure diabetes – which is and will continue to be its singular focus until that goal is reached. For the millions of children and adults affected by diabetes, the Diabetes Research Institute is the best hope for a cure. For more information, please visit or call 800-321-3437. You can tweet DRI at @Diabetes_DRI.

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SOURCE Diabetes Research Institute Foundation