Sunday, April 30, 2017

Forbidding Open Communication is Not the Answer #ThirteenReasonsWhy

As I fight to keep my eyes open at almost two in the morning, I wanted to share my social media post on here as well, because this is such an important topic.

This June, I will be one of the guest speakers at the ASK Conference, where I will be speaking about bullying. As I work on my talking points,  I'd love to hear opinions on this article:

Schools Are Warning Parents About "13 Reasons Why"


My thoughts:

As many of you know, one of my books, Sudden Hope, deals with bullying. It shows the realities that high school students go through, but it also shows that there are people there available to help, and ultimately, the book has a message of hope. I read and watched "Thirteen Reasons Why" some time after Sudden Hope was even published and I love that it is so different than Sudden Hope because people are different, situations are different, and people (students AND STAFF) will deal with bullying in different ways. Forbidding children from talking about the show or book while in school, to me, is a form of DENIAL.

Schools should be using this opportunity to talk about bullying, suicide, and getting help.

Do I think the show glamorizes suicide? Absolutely not. I saw a character who was lost... who had so much happen to her that she didn't know who to turn to, and when she did try to get help, it only made things worse. And the suicide scene was tough to watch for a reason. It was shocking and it was painful.

Use this show as an opportunity to open the doors to communication instead of shutting that door close and throwing away the key...


Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Happy Book Release Day to TJ Penn!

Hi everyone!

I want to wish a very happy book release day to TJ Penn on her very first novel - GAME PLAN. I met TJ Penn when she was fighting readers for Ben from the Academy of the Fallen series and Owen from the Mermaid's Curse. After a while, she became one of my beta readers, and I'm so happy to have been able to return the favor as she worked on Game Plan. 

Game Plan is a sweet romance in the middle of a turmoil of drama, mystery and revenge. If you love strong female characters, you will love Bailey, and after the past she's had, she deserved to meet a sweet guy like Robert. But this sweet guy comes with a whole new set of problems...   

About GAME PLAN: 


Bailey is a struggling waitress at the local bar, who is running from her dark past, when she finds herself in the wrong place at the right time.

Robert, a star quarterback, comes to his new team with hopes to save them from another losing season. Only, he doesn't know the lengths the owner will go to, to make sure he isn't successful.

The owner’s plan starts to fall apart when Bailey and Robert fall in love. Not only that, Bailey’s past is catching up with her.

Will the new lovers find a way or will both lose more than just his season?

About the author:

TJ Penn lives in Alabama with her husband and sons. When she is not writing, she is thinking about it. She is a Supernatural fanatic, and besides being in love with her husband, she's also obsessed with Jensen Ackles. You can find TJ Penn on Facebook ( https://www.facebook.com/authortjpenn/) or email her at authortjpenn@gmail.com.





Monday, August 22, 2016

INDIE BOOKFEST / ORLANDO FL / PRE-ORDER FORMS

INDIE BOOKFEST is right around the corner! Many of the amazing attending authors already have their pre-order forms up, so I'm adding them all below. This list will be updated as more are added.

Enjoy and we hope to see you this October at Indie BookFest!


PRE-ORDER FORMS









Tuesday, August 2, 2016

SURPRISE!

I have awesome news to share! The Complete 'A Mermaid's Curse Trilogy' is now available on HARDCOVER! All 3 books in 1. 

I want to give a shoutout to VLC Productions for the amazing front cover photography. I couldn't have asked for a more perfect Blake and Arianna. 

I do have a very limited number of signed copies available through 

This hardcover edition is also available where books are sold, in the US and UK. 


RELEASE DAY: AUGUST 2, 2016
**Mature Content Warning - Recommended for ages 17+ due to language, violence and sexual content.** 

Arianna always felt like she didn't belong in the world where she was born. Ever since she was little, she used to hide behind the rocks in the sea, and watch the human family who spent their summers on that island. Over the years, there was nothing she wished more than to be like them, especially so she could get close to Blake, the human boy who she saw turn into a troubled teenager and then, an unhappy man.

Once her dad grows tired of her dreams and hopes for a reality that is not her own, Arianna is thrown into an arranged marriage, and her only way out of it is to make a deal with the power-hungry man who will give her everything that she has ever dreamed of. Dreams that turn into nightmares as she watches Blake's world fall apart - all because of her and Blake's inability to control their desires for one another.



Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Six Years and Counting

Yesterday made six years since my first book release - Imprinted Souls. 

Six years since you met Nicholas, the sarcastic and charming vampire who sparked a love/hate relationship with so many readers. He was the first of many book boyfriends that I created, and he was responsible for my first experience watching fans fight over a book boyfriend, which was the best thing ever. lol These might sound like silly things, but they motivated me to keep writing, and fourteen books later, I couldn't have asked for a better support system. 

I really miss the online chats between Nicholas and readers... those late night chats where he never behaved. Those chats were the very reason why his character grew so much and sort of took over the series. Nicholas now has his very own series, and the second book, Blood Ties, is expected to the released next year.

Oh, and I miss his character interviews so much! Those were the best… especially the one where he made fun of the Cullens' by saying that they have fairy DNA, which makes them sparkle (by the way, I love Twilight. That was all him).

I can't thank you enough for making these moments so memorable. 

To celebrate six years of Nicholas, Venom is FREE on Kindle for the rest of this week! AND signed copies are only $8.99 through my website



Thank you for the continuous support. 


Enjoy. v--v

Thursday, November 5, 2015

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