When disaster strikes, the romance reader community always rises to the occasion. The most recent offer to help those in need has been taken up by the Australian Romance Readers Association. The ARRA is hosting a very special silent auction to help raise money for the relief fund for those affected by the massive flooding in Queensland, Australia.

In the beginning of January, floodwaters ripped through 75% of Queensland destroying an area twice the size of the state of Texas. The rushing waters killed several and affected thousands more, leaving people without homes or possessions. 

In order to support those affected, the Australian Romance Readers Association is hosting a silent auction at their biennial conference in March. Romance authors worldwide are making donations to help the ARRC raise money. Authors including Jayne Ann KrentzStephanie Laurens, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Julia Quinn, MaryJanice Davidson and Kelley Armstrong are all contributing special prizes for readers to bid on. Fans will have the chance to take home jewelry, signed books, an e-reader, rare Advance Reader Copies and more! Also, aspiring writers can bid on personalized writing critiques from these bestselling authors.

RT BOOK REVIEWS magazine is contributing to the auction as well. We are offering a chance to win the "Royal Treatment" at the 2012 RT Convention in Chicago from April 11-15. This includes RT Convention Registration, a hotel room for four nights valued at $1,000 US dollars and being seated at the head table for all events. The winner will also get one-on-one time with authors, a special box of autographed books and more. We are also contributing a special online advertising package. Authors or booksellers can win a two week "Flash Panel" ad which is prime space on the RT BOOK REVIEWS website. In addition to the flash panel the winner will also get a one month ad on a genre site of their choice, which will also appear on all book review pages related to that genre.

This special silent auction is open to the Astralian Romance Readers Association Convention attendees and will take place during the convention on March 26th from 8:30 am until 5:00 pm. 

Want to learn more about the Australian Romance Readers Association's convention? Click Here >>

Want to see all of the items that will be part of the auction? Click Here >>

Want to donate to the disaster relief programs in Australia? Click Here >>

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