Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Indie Authors Care Event!!

Please go check out this event!! <3 <3

All of us at Indie Authors Care would be so grateful if you clicked GOING on our March fundraiser and shared it with your friends. Takeover spots are still available. Help us raise money for these causes.

All proceeds will be going to benefit Preemies and Autism Awareness.


Attend the event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/269943280096706/
Sign up for a takeover here: https://calendly.com/fictionatlas/iacmarch
You can donate here: http://fnd.us/indieauthorscare


Make sure to choose the author you are donating for on the payment page.


Proceeds will be split between these two charities.
http://grahamsfoundation.org/
And
https://www.globalautismproject.org/

Friday, March 10, 2017

Guest Post | Healing from Sexual Abuse by Rebekah Palmer

Rebekah Palmer is a close friend of mine and a very wise writer. I enjoy our conversations very much. Rebekah has two books out at the moment. The most recent of these deals with a difficult topic; sexual abuse. I was honored when I was asked to read an early copy of this book. Rebekah does a beautiful job. She handles the subject with grace and integrity. When I offered that she do a guest post it seemed natural that the post would also be about sexual abuse. Rebekah and I come from slightly different viewpoints on things. Rebekah is Christian and is very religious. While I, on the other hand, consider myself more spiritual rather than religious. However, this does not change the fact that we both agree this is a topic (along with many others) that should be discussed more often and openly. This is a difficult topic but I encourage you to read this post and then to check out her book. Even if you are not a deeply religious person I believe there is certainly something worth reading and to be appreciated in this book. I will have more information on that below.

Guest Post

Healing from sexual abuse is not a one size fits all victims. In fact, who the victim is as a person before the abuse took place has much to do with their journey in healing. The kind of survivor the victim will be is based on who they are as a person before and after. The kind of healing a victim is allowed to choose helps in taking their individual power back from their abuser.


When I wrote my book, A Letter to Myself: Speaking Out After Silence, I was coming from a Christian family. I was coming from a predominantly Christian community. I was also coming from a cautious personality as well as a person who considered and still considers authority to be obeyed, unless they ask one to do something against their conscience. I also consider advice from others to be healthy if they have an objective view and one’s best interest at heart. Due to my Christian background, many have assumed that all sexual abuse survivors from religious institutions have my personality and belief system. This is also not true as several abuse survivors within Christendom have utilized other methods and other belief systems to live their lives successfully.



Not every survivor of sex abuse is obligated to share their story nor are they obligated to write it down. Many choose to only report to the police and never mention their story again. Many survivors of sex abuse have found healthy healing in places such as private journaling, yoga, running, joining an activism group, group counseling, a hobby, medication usage*, sex-yes, sex as not all sex abuse survivors fall on the asexual end of the spectrum-.and becoming a parent. For me, becoming a parent would just trigger many things I felt as a child as I would watch a potential offspring of mine grow up. Other sex abuse survivors find rearing a child healing because they determine to watch a child grow up unscathed by what caused their childhood so much heartache.



Here are a few things I have found that have helped and continue to help me in my personal life journey towards healing:
I have an objective therapist as well as a psychiatrist I see regularly.
I use antidepressants to manage clinically diagnosed depression and anxiety.
I write and advocate for other sex abuse survivors.
I participate in community theater.
I utilize a support group of a few people who validate and respectfully challenge my feelings and thoughts.


It has been a source of controversy that victims have a moral obligation to tell authorities. In the case of adults coming to the realization that what happened 15, 20, 35 or however many years ago was unequivocally wrong, every state in America has different rules in what counts as the statute of limitations. Statute of limitations is the time period allowed in bringing certain kinds of legal action. Even many adult sexual abuse victims will debate within themselves on police involvement due to discrimination and bullying and even more abuse on the victim who told instead of the predator who hurt. Contrary to popular opinion and regrettably, it does matter who your abuser is. Society is wired to look at others and declare on appearances if they are right or wrong such as if a certain type of person could commit that act or couldn’t possibly stoop that low. The legal system is also built upon the idea that a person is innocent until proven guilty. Proven guilty in this sentence means the court must have tangible evidence, besides an oral report, such as a DNA test from the victim, a third party witness, physical marks to photograph, suggestive text messages and phone call reports and the like. These methods are the most accurate way a court declares legal innocence or guilt, which is why reporting after a lengthy time period can be difficult for the injured party. Especially the DNA test as it is more reliable if the police are contacted as soon as possible after rape or abuse in which exchange of bodily fluids has occurred. If a victim has a great support system in place, as mentioned in my book, there can be justice served on the predator and great freedom for the victim as well as successful continuation on one’s journey of healing.


I believe a good friend of mine, who has chosen to deal with things privately and like me has even left legal reporting out of it due to the passage of decades, said it best:  “The thing about healing, is that it is one of the few choices related to the situation that the victim gets to make. The situation is so often the eventual realization that all the choices where made against your will or outside of your control. But now you have a say in what you do....and people still choose to criticize that.”



*Medication usage to treat anxiety and depression should always be done under the care of a physician, preferably a psychiatrist as this licensed doctor consults physical health and mental health together and often will make patient referrals to other therapists or clinical visits.


Thank you Rebekah, for joining us today and tackling a difficult topic. You're helping to shed light on something that is much too often swept under the rug and I'm glad that I can have a small part in bringing it to light.

Here is Rebekah's most recent book information as well as some links to get in touch with her. Rebekah has also contributed poetry to the anthology of true stories by those with Cystinosis and those that love them that I'm working on with a Cystinosis mom. That will be coming out later this year. It is titled Strength: Lives Touched by Cystinosis.

ALtoMyself

Title: A Letter to Myself: Speaking Out After Silence
Author: Rebekah Palmer
Publication Date: June 20, 2016

Blurb:
Have you been told to keep someone else’s secret? Or, have you been told to remain silent for the sake of others’ reputations? In far too many churches and other organizations lurk man-driven agendas which override the needs of the abused, adding to the hurt of those already hurting.

This book uses the author’s personal experience of being sexually molested and subsequently being silenced. She uses prose and poetry along with Scripture and some current statistics to paint a picture of many boys’ and girls’ reality, a picture of a youth who was silenced instead of protected. But more than a picture, this book also points a way forward, helping the reader find resolution and a fulfilled life.

Contact Rebekah

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Cover Reveal | Born, Darkly by Trisha Wolfe!!



Born, Darkly: Darkly, Madly Duet – Book One



Author: Trisha Wolfe http://TrishaWolfe.com

Release date: September 12, 2017
Genre: Dark Romance / Romantic Thriller

Release day notification: http://eepurl.com/caIAg9

Cover artist: Najla Qamber of Najla Qamber Designs

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Blurb: 

He challenged her sanity.
She shattered his reality.
They dared each other to the brink of madness.
A dark and twisted maze awaits criminal psychologist London Noble when she falls for her patient, convicted serial killer, Grayson Pierce Sullivan. As she unravels the traps, her sanity tested with each game, she's forced to acknowledge the true evil in the world around her.

Cover Reveal | Bad Bad Bad by K Webster

Bad Bad Bad

by K. Webster Publication Date: March 30, 2017 Genres: Taboo Hotness ***Two novellas for the price of one and available for free in Kindle Unlimited***

 

Read for FREE in Kindle Unlimited: Amazon

Two interconnected stories. Two taboo treats. Brandt’s Cherry Girl He’s old enough to be her father. She’s his best friend’s daughter. Their connection is off the charts. And so very, very wrong. This can’t happen. Oh, but it already is… Sheriff’s Bad Girl He’s the law and follows the rules. She’s wild and out of control. His daughter’s best friend is trouble. And he wants to punish her… with his teeth. WARNING: These novellas are extremely hot and jam packed with insta-love. They’re MAJORLY taboo so if you have triggers about age and deviant acts, please don’t read this. I can’t be held responsible for corrupting you. If you have a taste for all things naughty, then you’re going to devour these taboo treats!

About K. Webster

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 K Webster is the author of dozens romance books in many different genres including contemporary romance, historical romance, paranormal romance, and erotic romance. When not spending time with her husband of twelve years and two adorable children, she’s active on social media connecting with her readers. Her other passions besides writing include reading and graphic design. K can always be found in front of her computer chasing her next idea and taking action. She looks forward to the day when she will see one of her titles on the big screen. You can easily find K Webster on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, and Goodreads! Website: www.authorkwebster.com Newsletter: http://eepurl.com/bllgoP

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Monday, February 20, 2017

Blog Tour | The Demon Hunter Series by D. A. Roach

BETWEEN THE BLEEDING WILLOWS
by D.A. Roach
The Demon Hunter Series Book 1
YA Paranormal Romance


— SYNOPSIS — 
At eighteen years old, Cassidy has suffered more loss than most…

At the end of her senior year, her boyfriend, Jace Peters, was killed in a car accident, and her grandmother died only weeks later of a heart attack. Emotionally lost, Cassidy desperately searches for an heirloom her boyfriend was wearing in the crash—her mother’s gold ring. But during her search, Cassidy discovers more than her ring.

She finds a gate to the Demon Realm….

A battle is brewing, and Killian—head of the Demon hunters—preps his Clan for the approaching conflict. They’ve been working to secure the gate between his realm and the mortal world. But it’s been nearly impossible since Rya—a voracious demon on a quest to expand her power—devoured the soul of his Clan’s necromancer. Now Rya is possessed with the necromancer’s powers and she may break through the gate at any moment.

Apparently Rya isn’t the only one Killian has to worry about…

When Cassidy accidentally crosses into the Demon Realm, Killian can’t understand how a human girl survived the transition. Now he has to find a way to return her to her own world, or risk her being caught in the crossfire, which is a complication he definitely doesn’t need.

Once back in the Human Realm, Cassidy readies herself for battle. She signs up for Krav Maga classes, where she meets Tyler Romaitis—a handsome, tenacious, humble guy. He seems almost perfect, but nothing is ever that easy.

And as the balance between good and evil shifts, Cassidy finds herself—and her ring—at the heart of the conflict for the survival of mankind.

** ON SALE FOR 99CENTS! **




WITHIN THE DARKEST HOLLOWS
by D.A. Roach
The Demon Hunter Series Book 2
YA Paranormal Romance


— SYNOPSIS —

Cassidy and her mystical ring are stuck in the middle of a battle between the Demon World and the Mortal Realm…

A conflict with the demons has left Killian, head of the Demon Hunters, injured and stripped of his powerful Demon Hunter tattoo. Cassidy is tasked with caring for him in the Human Realm until he is well enough to cross back into the Demon Realm. But soon she notices he is acting strangely and begins to suspect something is wrong.

She seeks help from Serena, a retired Demon Hunter, but it’s too late…

Cassidy returns home to find Killian has gone missing. Tyler, a friend with his own set of mystical powers, shows up to tell her that Killian is at his house demanding a meeting with the Demon Queen Rya. She and Serena have to work fast to find a way to heal Killian and get Cassidy’s ring away from him before Rya is involved. Meanwhile, Tyler and his dad have their own plan to make a deal with the Queen.

The Queen has a decision to make, but not before securing her leverage…

Rya wants time to consider the offer presented by Tyler’s dad, and takes Cassidy to the Demon Realm as collateral. The Demon Queen must choose between Tyler, the mate she was promised, and the mystical ring that was forged for her years ago.

Tyler is forced to face the inner demon he has worked so hard to restrain. Will he succeed, or will he be lost to the darkness, leaving Cassidy to be sacrificed by the demons?

As both sides gain alliances, the tension between the realms grows and the time for action draws near…

** ON SALE FOR 99CENTS! **




— ABOUT THE AUTHOR —
D.A. Roach has been telling stories since she was a young girl in the suburbs of Chicago. In college she met the man of her dreams, her happily ever after, and married him 2 weeks after graduating. They have 3 kids together and a pet cockatiel named Gimli. D.A. did not find a love for books until after college. Her parents were immigrants from Lithuania and found tv and radio easier ways to hear stories so they did not do much reading or encourage it. But once she finished college and D.A. had free time, she discovered how amazing it was to get lost in a story.

D.A. is a full time mom and wife. When she is not doing domestic things (laundry, bills, etc) she is writing, reading, creating mixed media art, and helping beautify her kids’ school landscape. Oh, and she is ALWAYS listening to music. Her favorite authors include Rebecca Donovan, Richelle Mead, Larissa Ione, Stephanie Meyer, E.L. James, and Sylvia Day. Reading great works from authors like these has motivated D.A. to write her own stories. She hopes to make positive changes in the world with her art and writing.

“Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.”
― George Bernard Shaw



Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Release Blitz | Fourteen Shades of F*cked Up

 

 

Title: Fourteen Shades of F*cked Up - An Anthology
Authors: Alyson Hale, Ariel Marie, Brittney Coon, Cristina Slough, J.A. Kerr, J.L. Baldwin, Jennifer Loring, Lilly James, Marie Skye, ML Rodriguez, N. Mills, QUINN, S. Valentine, Zack Halford
Release Date: February 14th, 2017
Genre: Dark/erotic romance anthology

★ SYNOPSIS ★
Roses are red. So is passion. And blood.

Fourteen authors have brought you stories of pain and love.
Struggle and dissonance.
Lust and depravity.

Whether your poison is a naughty husband and wife, a kinky night out on the town, edging toward the pinnacle of pain and pleasure, or something a little more supernatural, come indulge in your deepest, darkest, most f*cked up cravings.

We promise we won’t judge...if you won’t.

Note: This anthology contains content that is not appropriate for readers under the age of 18. 

PETITION DENIED by Alyson Hale
A rich lawyer gives his beloved wife the punishment of a lifetime after finding divorce papers in the mail.

DARKNESS CONSUMED by Ariel Marie
An assassin's life is never easy--and neither is leaving the one you love in order to save them.

EXCITABLE by Brittney Coon
When a dominant is sold as a submissive to another dominant, a dramatic power struggle ensues.

CONSENSUAL by Cristina Slough
A couple tries to resuscitate their broken marriage by going to their first swingers party.

F*CKING ADDICTED by J.A. Kerr
Sex addict Aiden knows his attraction to fellow addict Keira is dangerous--but then, so is he.

FOREVER PROMISES by J.L. Baldwin
When the demons come out to play and stake their claim, there are always fatal flaws.

A STRANGE AND DISTANT SAFETY by Jennifer Loring
For one young man, the nightmare scenario of abduction and torture becomes the key to unlocking his ultimate fantasy.

WICKED GAMES by Lilly James
Lyle and Ivy live for their toxic relationship, but all wicked games eventually come to an end.

AFFLICTION by Marie Skye
A prominent doctor enjoys inflicting pain on his enemies, until he begins to question his original intent.

STORY OF US by ML Rodriguez
He is the first to introduce her to carnal pleasures she never dreamed of, but will he be the last?

HER MISTAKE by N. Mills
Dysfunctional: an adjective that embodies Jezabelle's entire childhood and everything she strives to avoid, until a smooth-talking biker ruins all of her plans.

MISS X by Quinn
She calls herself a "professional mistress"--no love, no commitment, no future, until she meets a strangely familiar man who shows her how to feel again.

KILLER DOM by S. Valentine
Sometimes lust can carry you down surprising and dangerous paths...

ANOTHER LAST GLANCE by Zack Halford
A terminally ill billionaire uses an experimental procedure to feel endless ecstasy, but all he really wants is one last moment with his true love.

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