Review: Because Beards (a sizzling charity anthology)

Movember Foundation Fundraising



Because Beards anthology

Because Beards is priced at just 99c/99p, to allow everyone the chance to donate to this fundraising event.

You can pre-order your copy via these links:


Barnes and Noble




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November 1st sees the launch of a gorgeous bumper-sized charity anthology, raising money for the Movember Foundation. Entitled Because Beards, as you might guess, the theme of the collection is that every man featured is beautifully bearded.

We want to keep our men healthy, and the Movember Foundation can help achieve that, with our support. ALL proceeds from the sale of this anthology go towards supporting prostate cancer research and treatment, and other critical men’s health initiatives.

Twenty-one authors have donated stories for this sizzling collection, which is priced at just 99p/99c to allow everyone to take part.

You can feel good about having made your donation to this great cause, and receive a bumper 500+ page e-book into the bargain (there’s even a print edition on its way for those who prefer their sexy reading on paper).

One of the authors donating a story to this fantastic project is Emmanuelle de Maupassant: best known for her debut novella, The Gentlemen’s Club (named by Stylist Magazine as one of the sexiest reads of 2015).

Emmanuelle’s short story, Highland Pursuits, is set in the 1920s, featuring defiant debutante Ophelia, as she navigates life, love and lust, in the wild highlands of Scotland. Her leading man is enigmatic Hamish, auburn-haired, rugged and passionate. With a cast of eccentric characters, an ancient castle, a villainous French count, and some scorchingly hot sex scenes, it’s not to be missed!



Highland Pursuits by Emmanuelle de Maupassant is one of the twenty-one short stories in the Because Beards Anthology. The anthology of passionate shorts is timed to release at the start of “Movember”. How can you not invest in 21 sexy reads when all the proceeds will be donated to charity!?!

Highland Pursuits is a historical romance set in 1928 Great Britain. Ms. Maupassant’s fabulous descriptions take you back in time. Her crisp writing style allows her readers to get a full story in a short-story format. I thoroughly enjoyed the humor infused into the eternally-romantic notion of “the season” as well as the coy inference to fantasy and self-pleasure.

Lady Ophelia Finchingfield is a modern woman of the 1920s. She wants her hair bobbed, and she is not sure that she is ready to get married. This mischievous young lady will not be tempted by gentleman callers solely based on their title and money—especially if their kisses are “overly lubricated”! Her adventure begins when her mother banishes her to Scotland after rejecting the Honorable Percival Huntley-Withington.

Ophelia finds that Mr. Wrong on paper, can turn out to be the Mr. Right of your heart.

Because Beards provides almost a month of sizzling lunch-hour escapes that are sure to delight.



Discover more about Emmanuelle de Maupassant via her website

Visit her Amazon author page or pop over to find her on Facebook



Later this year, we’ll be updating everyone on how much money we raise for this wonderful charity.

Everyone involved in Because Beards has given their time, resources and talent free of charge, so that all proceeds from this anthology reach our charity.

The AMAZING team behind this anthology comprises not only our 21 authors, but cover designer Jessica Hildreth, photographer Wander Aguiar and model Jacob Rodney. Thank you to the many book bloggers who are helping spread the word about this anthology, and to Heather Roberts and Jenny Flores for their super PR work.

Because Beards is written by: Alexis Alvarez, Faith Andrews, M. Andrews, Jeannine Colette, Hayley Faiman, Angelita Gill, Ace Gray, Ruthie Henrick, Scott Hildreth, Evie Lauren, Jerica MacMillan, R.C. Martin, Emmanuelle de Maupassant, Leslie McAdam, Maria Monroe, Adrienne Perry, J. Quist, Renee Rose, Kacey Shea, Martha Sweeney, and Tom Sweeney.

Goodreads fans can add the anthology to their ‘To Be Read List’ here. Your support (and reviews) will help make this project a success.


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