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Blogathon for Charity

It must be the week/month/etc for good deeds. This past weekend, limecello raised over $1000 to give to RED by starting out a post pledging just $10. Inspired by her generosity (limecello is broke, no job and law school loans), others began to donate their money in exchange for comments as well. It was exciting to see how one person made such a big difference.

ONE-TOUCH-OF-SCANDALWe have another cash for comment charity idea to present to you. In celebration of Liz Carlyle’s latest release, One Touch of Scandal, Avon is pledging up to $3000 to give to Liz’s chosen charity which is Cat Angels ( She says, "It’s a small, sweet organization with fuzzy pictures and no large benefactors at all." For every comment that is made here or at other blog spots like Smart Bitches, Trashy Books, Avon will match that comment with a dollar donation.

I am, I admit, not a huge animal lover but as a user of Icanhazcheeseburger pictures every week, I should be doing something to support animal rescue efforts like those of Cat Angels. It doesn’t cost you guys anything, but a few seconds to tap out a comment in support. Thanks!

Jane Litte is the founder of Dear Author, a lawyer, and a lover of pencil skirts. She self publishes NA and contemporaries (and publishes with Berkley and Montlake) and spends her downtime reading romances and writing about them. Her TBR pile is much larger than the one shown in the picture and not as pretty. You can reach Jane by email at jane @ dearauthor dot com


  1. Liviania
    Sep 28, 2010 @ 10:26:32

    Yay for Avon and Liz Carlyle! (And awesome duckie Limecello, who did an amazing job this weekend.)

  2. Ashley
    Sep 28, 2010 @ 10:32:22

    Yay, I love cats! Thanks for being so generous, Liz & Avon.

  3. KeriM
    Sep 28, 2010 @ 10:39:13

    I have 3 rescue kitties as well. So this is great!

  4. ratman
    Sep 28, 2010 @ 10:49:09

    Have adopted two wonderful cats from Cat Angels. Thanks for all they do, and thanks for this great idea to support them!

  5. adobedragon
    Sep 28, 2010 @ 12:36:58

    I’m a dog and horse person, but happy to help any critter.

  6. Joanne
    Sep 28, 2010 @ 12:58:58

    Definitely a cat person and cat shelters like cat angels in Cary need all the support we can provide!

  7. Li
    Sep 28, 2010 @ 13:57:42

    Count me in – yay for Avon!

  8. vanessa jaye
    Sep 28, 2010 @ 14:18:33

    For a good cause

  9. Ann
    Sep 28, 2010 @ 14:45:05

    Always for the kitties. The ones we had, have, and will have in the future!

  10. Carolyn Jewel
    Sep 28, 2010 @ 15:48:43

    What a great cause! Thanks to Liz and Avon for doing this.

  11. Deb H
    Sep 28, 2010 @ 15:51:21

    Jane and Jayne have great cats and I will post in their honor! ;-)

  12. Evangeline Holland
    Sep 28, 2010 @ 16:10:23

    Who doesn’t love cats?! They’re such independent and unique animals, and my cat amuses me every day.

  13. S Wenz
    Sep 28, 2010 @ 16:12:18

    Thanks for helping the cats.

  14. Melissa (Books and Things)
    Sep 28, 2010 @ 16:39:09

    I rescued my kitty from a bush. I miss her. :(

  15. Leslie
    Sep 28, 2010 @ 16:39:23

    Great charity!

  16. Naomi
    Sep 28, 2010 @ 16:46:28

    What a brilliant idea! I love cats and I love reading :-)

  17. Diane
    Sep 28, 2010 @ 17:26:58

    Thanks so much! Cat Angels is a great place to volunteer. The cats definitely come first there!

  18. Kimi
    Sep 28, 2010 @ 17:29:14

    My family has five rescue cats, three rescue dogs. Thanks for supporting rescue, especially in this economic downturn when adoptions have slowed considerably!

  19. Linda
    Sep 28, 2010 @ 18:10:59

    I’m posting in honor of my wonderful cat, Cody, who died a month ago. He was a rescue cat. I also have 3 other special cats. I can’t imagine a life without cats! Thanks, Avon!

  20. Melanie
    Sep 28, 2010 @ 18:53:09

    Forget the cliche, cats are the best friends and pets you can ever have!

  21. uwalum82
    Sep 28, 2010 @ 18:59:17

    Cats were my first love since I was about 4 years old.

  22. Barbara
    Sep 28, 2010 @ 19:29:14

    Dasher and his little buddy, Charlie, are wonderful cats. Thank goodness they were rescued so I could adopt them!

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    Sep 28, 2010 @ 20:06:15

    […] This post was mentioned on Twitter by avonbooks, pamjaffee, limecello, Melissa, CassandraRose NaRome and others. CassandraRose NaRome said: RT @limecello: Give Avon's $ […]

  24. Hannah B
    Sep 28, 2010 @ 20:06:18

    This is such a cool idea! I love the cats in my life. =)

  25. Rebecca (one of them)
    Sep 28, 2010 @ 21:05:43

    All my cats have been rescue cats. This is a great idea of Avon.

  26. Russ
    Sep 28, 2010 @ 21:10:07

    Cat Angels is a great organization. Thanks to all for doing this.

  27. Linda N
    Sep 28, 2010 @ 21:45:27

    Cat Angels is Awesome! We have the best volunteers staff you could ever imagine and we dearly love each and every one of the kittens and cats that pass through our doors.

  28. Paige
    Sep 28, 2010 @ 21:50:44

    We adopted our “Sammie Cat” from Cat Angels two years ago and can’t imagine our family without her. On behalf of Sammie’s friends still awaiting their “fur-ever” homes, thank you, Avon for supporting this wonderful organization!

  29. Joe Wilkins
    Sep 28, 2010 @ 22:05:54

    Cat Angels is the best! I got my two terrific cats from them several years ago.

  30. Rachel
    Sep 28, 2010 @ 22:06:29

    Cat Angels is awesome and so is Avon for doing this!! Color me impressed, Mr. Publisher. Kudos :)

  31. Cathy W.
    Sep 28, 2010 @ 22:12:03

    I will gladly do anything I can to help out Cat Angels. Without them, I wouldn’t have my two much-loved Siamese rescued kitties, Ziva and CoCo.

  32. Rosario
    Sep 29, 2010 @ 01:44:17

    My cat is a rescue kitten, so I very much support charities like Cat Angels.

  33. Jessica Bechtold
    Sep 29, 2010 @ 08:15:35

    Cat Angels is a great organization!

  34. Meems
    Sep 29, 2010 @ 08:42:25

    Yay, Cat Angels. Thanks Liz and Avon.

  35. Alisa
    Sep 29, 2010 @ 08:48:33

    Glad to participate!

  36. Liz
    Sep 29, 2010 @ 09:21:02

    A comment for Cat Angels, my favorite cat rescue organization!

  37. linda
    Sep 29, 2010 @ 09:25:08

    I volunteer at Cat Angels & an adopted an awesome cat from them.

  38. Darylene
    Sep 29, 2010 @ 09:39:00

    Another comment to help Cat Angels!!

  39. Cheryl
    Sep 29, 2010 @ 09:56:54

    I adopted Ginger (a beautiful Persian) from Cat Angels last year and she is such a sweet kitty. We are so happy to have her as part of our family. Coincidentally, I am currently reading “The Devil You Know” by Liz Carlyle. Great book so far. Thanks!

  40. Amy
    Sep 29, 2010 @ 10:19:36

    When my daughter was young, she wanted to grow up and own a cat farm in Kansas. I never had the heart to explain why that probably wouldn’t work. So, for Jessica and her beloved cats.

  41. Michelle
    Sep 29, 2010 @ 11:31:16

    For my cat, Hector, who was born under one of my sorority sister’s houses six years ago.

  42. Nancy
    Sep 29, 2010 @ 11:49:30

    I am owned by Chiquita, a beautiful kitty rescued by Cat Angels. Thanks Liz and Avon for supporting an amazing volunteer-run organization that is dedicated to rescuing, loving, and finding permanent homes for fabulous felines!!!

  43. SandyO
    Sep 29, 2010 @ 12:36:05

    Thanks to Liz and Avon for this. Go Kittehs!

  44. Cherie J
    Sep 29, 2010 @ 18:02:46

    My sister has two rescued cats so I think this is great!

  45. Diane
    Sep 30, 2010 @ 03:45:21

    This is such a cool idea – thanks, Liz and Avon. Go, Cat Angels!

  46. Mike Cane
    Sep 30, 2010 @ 14:04:49

    Without cats, the Internet would FAIL! They are its nodes. I have three extra!

    The Kittens Of Doom Continue To Doom Me

    There. Donate a buck for EACH.

  47. Deb Vlock
    Sep 30, 2010 @ 14:16:46

    In memory of my three sweet rescue kitties, here’s a comment. Thanks, Avon!

  48. Sumocat
    Sep 30, 2010 @ 16:04:57

    I guess I have support the cats.

  49. rigmarole
    Sep 30, 2010 @ 20:04:37

    Save the kitties! Thank you, DA and Avon!

  50. Ariana
    Oct 01, 2010 @ 10:51:31

    I love kittehs! Cat Angels can has moneez!

    (Sorry – I just had to go there.)

  51. Jocelyn Z
    Oct 01, 2010 @ 18:16:55

    My shelter kitty Mojo is the best $25.00 I’ve ever spent. So much entertainment for such a low price! (Okay, he might eat us out of house and home and have huge vet bills, but hey. No one’s perfect).

  52. Evangeline Holland
    Oct 01, 2010 @ 21:31:28

    I support the cats!

  53. Evangeline Holland
    Oct 02, 2010 @ 21:14:55

    And yet another comment for the cats.

  54. Aly
    Oct 04, 2010 @ 06:46:23

    Great idea! :D

  55. Jennifer V. Miller
    Oct 04, 2010 @ 13:01:08

    Love those furry little faces! Hope this helps Cat Angels achieve their fund raising efforts. . .

  56. Jennifer
    Oct 05, 2010 @ 16:13:56

    My family adopted two siblings from Cat Angels & they are doing great! They are 5 months old & are ruling our house! They are so much fun & have brought smiles into our hearts again after losing our old 19 year old kitty 2 months ago! Cat Angels is a great shelter & I just love everyone I met there & of course all the kitties! I wish I could have adopted more than 2!!!

  57. Savannah
    Oct 25, 2010 @ 21:56:32

    I love all animals but cats are so loving esp. when I am in a lot of pain…they sense it and come on the bed purr and give me that I’m here for you look. I’ve been sick for a long time and they’ve helped me survive just by showing they care.

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