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Friday, May 1, 2015

KEITH MILANO MEMORIAL FUND ANNUAL FUNDRAISER FOR MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS: MAY 1-31, 2015

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An amazing group of authors have agreed to donate a portion of their May 2015 books sales to the Keith Milano Memorial Fund at the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP).
The Keith Milano Memorial Fund was established to help raise awareness about the devastating and deadly disease that is mental illness. Our hope is that by having the strength to say that Keith was “Bipolar” we can strip away the stigma.
If anyone wishes to make a direct donation to the Keith Milano Memorial Fund they can do that HERE.
Our goal is to raise awareness about mental illness and to get people talking…..
Suicide is the second leading cause of death for ages 10-24; the US loses 22 Vets a day to suicide, more than they lose in combat; there is one death by suicide in the US every 13 minutes. These statistics are scary but together we can work to make a difference!
Here is a list of the participating authors and books:



Author
Book(s)

Alison Bailey 
The "Perfect" Series Boxed Set 
Past Imperfect (Perfect Series Book 2) 

Amy Harmon
The Song of David (preorder live May 11th) 

Amy Lane
Chase in Shadows

Ann Lister
Fall For Me (The Rock Gods Book 1)
Take What You Want (The Rock Gods Book 2)
Make You Mine (The Rock Gods Book 3)
Looking At Forever  (The Rock Gods Book 4)
Meant for Me (The Rock Gods Book 5)

Anthology - Kindle Alexander  Toni Aleo, Sawyer Bennett, Chelle Bliss, Eden Butler, Brenda Rothert
The Night Shift - Dirty Things Happen in the Dark 

Andria Large
At War 

Beverly Preston
Surviving Broken

Brenda Rothert
Killian
Unspoken 

Cassia Leo
The Story of Us Series -  The Way We Fall (book 1)
The Way we Break (book 2)  releasing in May

Cardeno C 
Jumping In 

Claudia Connor 
Worth the Risk 

Chelle Bliss 
Throttle Me

Emily Snow and  Avonlea Cole
Bad Advice 

Faith Gibson
Rafael (Stone Society Book 1)
Gregor  (Stone Society Book 2)
Dante (Stone Society Book 3)

Felice Stevens
A Walk Through Fire (Through Hell and Back book 1)
 After the Fire (Through Hell and Back book 2)
Embrace the Fire  (Through Hell and Back book 3) releasing in May

Ginger Scott
Wild Reckless

Harper Sloan
Corps Security Series 
Unexpected Fate
Bleeding Love (possible May release) 

Holly Roberts
The Completion Series: Play
Strike
Kick
Slam 

Ilsa Madden Miles
Very Wicked Beginnings 

Julie Jaret 
Perspectives series Extreme Close-Up 
Over-Exposed

K Bromberg
Fueled 

Katy Evans
Real  (The REAL series Book 1)
Mine (The REAL series Book 2)
Remy (The REAL series Book 3)
Rogue ((The REAL series Book 4)
Ripped  (The REAL series Book 5)

Kelly Jamieson
Loving Maddie from A to Z 

Lainey Reese
A Table for Three
Damaged Goods 
Innocence Defied
Embracing the Fall
Guarding Nadia 
Snowfall 

Lauren Blakley
21 Stolen Kisses
No Regrets Trilogy: The Thrill of It, The Start of Us, Every Second With You
Seductive Nights: The Complete Julia and Clay Collection 
Tangled Up in Love Boxed Set 
Burn for Me (Fighting Fire, #1) 
Melt for Him (Flighting Fire #2)
Stars in Their Eyes 

Lisa Eugene 
Grayson

ME Carter
Change of Hart

Melissa Collins
On Solid Ground

Michelle Lynn
Love Me Back

Nicole Edwards
A Million Tiny Pieces
Unhinged writing as Timberlyn Scott 
Unraveling writing as Timberlyn Scott
Chaos writing as Timberlyn Scott

Nina Levine 
The Storm MC series - Storm 
Fierce 
Blaze
Revive
Slay
Relent 

Rebecca Brooke
Letters Home

Raine Miller
Rare and Precious Things

RK Lilley
Bad Things 

Sandra Owens 
Someone Like Her 

Samantha Young
On  Dublin Street
 
Samantha Towle
Trouble 

Sawyer Bennett
Clash  (Cal and Macy #1) 
Grind   (Cal and Macy #2) 
Yield   (Cal and Macy #3) 
 Uncivilized 
 On the Rocks (Last Call, #1) 
 Make It a Double (Last Call, #2) 
 Sugar on the Edge (Last Call, #3) 
 With a Twist (Last Call, #4) 
 Shaken, Not Stirred (Last Call, #5) 
Legal Affairs Boxed Set (Legal Affairs #1-6) 
Confessions of a Litigation God (Legal Affairs #7)
Off Sides (Off #1)
Off Limits (Off #2)
Off the Record (Off #3)
Off the Course (Off #4)
Off Chance (Off #5)
Off Season (Off #6)

Scott Hildreth 
Baby Girl I Ruined (Erik Ead Trilogy Book 1) 
Baby Girl II Owned (Erik Ead Trilogy Book 2) 
Baby Girl III Loved (Erik Ead Trilogy Book 3) 

SJD Peterson 
Pup  (Guards of Folsom #1) 
Tag Team  (Guards of Folsom #2) 
Pony (Guards of Folsom #3 ) 
Roped  (Guards of Folsom #4) 
Beyond Duty 
Mauled (Beyond Duty #2)
BAMF
Rival Within
Plan B 
Masters and Boyd
Always MJ 
Simple
 Lorcan's Desire (Whispering Pines Ranch, #1) 
Quinn's Need (Whispering Pines Ranch, #2)
Ty’s Obession (Whispering Pines Ranch #3)
 Conner's Courage (Whispering Pines Ranch, #4)  
  
This year the event will also include an online auction and author takeover over 4 amazing days!! We hope that you will join us for not only some great auction items but to have an opportunity to speak with participating authors during an epic author take over event.
The Keith Milano Auction Event Banner
Please join us on Facebook HERE
In addition to all of these great things, thanks to the amazing design skills of author SJD Peterson, we also have custom t-shirt for sale, which part of the sales will also benefit the Keith Milano Memorial Fund.
The Keith Milano t-shirt back The Keith Milano t-shirt front
Personal Message from Denise Milano Sprung: When Keith passed away, I made a promise to myself that he would not go quietly nor would he be forgotten. It is with the help of all of you that 10 years later, I am able to keep this promise and most of all to be able to help others who may be suffering in silence.
Thank you does not seem like enough. So please know that from the bottom of my heart to the depths of my soul, every one-click of these books helps others and continues to reduce the stigma that is associated with mental illness. THANK YOU for all you do and for spreading the word and for opening your hearts to help others.
Fund information:
Keith Milano Memorial Fund
140 Adams Ave Suite B-12
Hauppauge NY 11788
@MilanoFund
direct donation http://bit.ly/MilanoFund
#isupportmentalhealthawareness
The Keith Milano Memorial Fund benefits the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP). http://www.afsp.org/
Donations at the end of the May Mental Awareness Event will be made by the authors directly to The Keith Milano Memorial Fund at AFSP. Keith’s fund is a self-directed memorial fund. 100% of the money is spent on programs and research programs selected by the Milano / Sprung family
For examples of programs: http://www.keithmilano.org/#info
AFSP is the only national not-for-profit organization exclusively dedicated to understanding and preventing suicide through research and education, and to reaching out to people with mood disorders and those affected by suicide.
AFSP is a fully accredited 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization incorporated in the state of Delaware with primary offices in New York City. Federal tax ID # is 13-3393329. AFSP’s Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) number is 10545.
All donations to AFSP are tax deductible.

Hell to Pay Release Blitz

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Nancy Kerr refuses to be a victim—even when she walks in on her parents’ killers and is raped and left for dead…
Fourteen months later, Nancy wakes up in a psychiatric hospital with no knowledge of how she got there.
Slowly, her memory starts to return.
Released from the institution, she has just one thing on her mind—two men brought hell to her family home.
Now they’re in for some hell of their own…
Excerpt
An extract from Hell To Pay (Crime Files Book 1) She took a few more steps into the living room and walked straight into hell… Chapter 1 I’m cold, colder than I’ve ever been in my entire life and I don’t know why. Slowly, I open my eyes, tentatively at first because even opening them a fraction feels like someone's shoving red-hot pins into them. The light is so bright. What’s with the light anyway? Has Michael wandered in, blootered on some poncy new beer and left the light on, after collapsing in a heap onto the bed? I’ll brain him if he has. I’m no good to anyone when I don’t get my eight hours. Pulling myself up in bed, I reach out my arm to nudge him awake so I can give him a right mouthful. My hand finds empty space. Where is he? My eyes sting as I prise them open – it’s as though there's been an accident with false lashes and I've glued my eyelashes together - and that’s when I realise I’m not in our flat. The reason I’m freezing is because I’m wearing a tracing paper thin hospital gown: the kind that shows off your backside when you’re being whisked off to x-ray. A tidal wave of panic hits me and I jerk into full consciousness. What’s happened to me? I try to remember, but my brain’s all bunged up as if the top of my head's been removed and the cavity filled with cotton wool. My arms are bandaged up. Have I been in an accident? If I have, I don’t remember. Maybe I hit my head. I take in my surroundings. If I’m in hospital, it’s no ordinary one. For one thing, my room’s more like a cell. There’s a bed and a table bolted to the floor, but no personal stuff: photos, or cards, or stuffed animals from people wishing me well. Does anyone even know I’m here? I grope for a call button to get a nurse, but there isn’t one. What the hell? This place is a prison. Staggering out of bed, I fight the wave of nausea and dizziness that make me want to yell at the world to stop moving because I want to get off the carousel. The tile floor is stone cold and there are no slippers by the bed. My feet are ice blocks. Why don’t I have any socks or tights on? Before I reach the door, there's a jingle of keys, then a key scrapes in the lock. Holding my breath, I brace myself for what’s coming. A woman I don’t recognize with brown hair tied back in a ponytail appears. She’s dressed in a nurse’s uniform and there’s a small smile playing on the edge of her lips. "Good, you’re awake, Nancy." She sounds pleased, as if we’re bosom buddies, when I’ve never seen her before in my life. "Where am I?" My voice comes out as a rasp as though my throat’s been sandpapered down. The nurse puts a hand on my shoulder. "Let’s get you back into bed, Nancy." I do as she says. I’m worried if I don’t lie back, I’ll faint. "You’re in Parkview Hospital," she says, as she fixes the pillows so I can sit upright. I know all the hospitals in Glasgow, but I haven’t heard of that one. I ask her what kind of hospital it is and she tells me it’s a psychiatric facility. The reason I haven’t heard of it, is because they don’t publicize it. Perhaps because it’s full of nutters they want to keep away from society. The prospect terrifies me because that would mean they must think I’m cuckoo. Why else would I be here? I suck in my breath. When I ask her if this is a nut house, she presses her lips tightly together as she tells me no one refers to psychiatric hospitals in that way any more. Suitably chastised, I mumble an apology not because I think one’s needed, but because she’s the one with the keys. "Why am I here?" I’m dreading the answer, but I need to know. I don’t feel any different. Surely if I’d lost my mind, I'd know. "You had a breakdown." The way she says it, she could be talking about the weather. She asks me if I want anything and I tell her a pair of proper pajamas, a dressing gown and slippers would be nice because I’m an ice block. If she gets in touch with Mum, she’ll bring me in some stuff. Her smile’s still there, but breaks down around the corners of her mouth. There’s something she’s not telling me, because she’s worried how I’ll react. There’s fear in her eyes. I notice she’s wearing a lucky heather brooch, the same one I got for Mum. I’m staring at it as she tells me she’s going to fetch a doctor, when a memory stirs inside me and no matter how hard I try to push it away, someone’s taken their finger out the dyke and the water’s rushing in. Blood, blood everywhere. Dad’s slumped in his favorite armchair, head bent forward as if in prayer (he never prayed a day in his life); a single bullet hole in his head. I know it’s him, even although his face has been beaten to a pulp: his blood staining the fireside rug my mum was so fond of. Even in death, my dad has a presence. He fills a room with the sheer weight of his personality. Discarded nearby is the baseball bat they used on him. It’s covered in blood and something sticky and dark brown, resembling raw mince.
All material is copyright of the author Jenny Thomson (C) 2013
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About the author  
Jenny Thomson is an award-winning crime writer who has been scribbling away all her life. She also writes as Jennifer Thomson.
Inspired by her love of zombies and The Walking Dead, she wrote The Restless Dead.
She kills people for a living in the Crime File series of books for Limitless Publishing. Book 1, 2 and 3, will be out soon. To find out more details, check out her publisher's site at http://www.limitlesspublishing.net/authors/jenny-thomson/
Her novella, How Kirsty Gets Her Kicks, about a one legged Glasgow barmaid who goes on the run with a gun and a safe load of gangster's cash after killing one of his henchmen, will be published by the critically acclaimed Snubnose Press.
She blogs about writing at http://ramblingsofafrustratedcrimewriter.blogspot.com/ and about zombies at http://deidbastards.blogspot.co.uk
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Re-Release Blitz - Tethered Through Time by B.A. Dillon


Title: Tethered Through Time
Series: Time #1
Author: B.A. Dillon
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: May 19, 2014

When it is time for souls to meet, there is nothing on earth that can prevent it from happening. That’s what Emma Finch realizes after her first encounter with Luke Myers. A confirmed bachelor and undercover cop, Luke has made his job his life. Since his first love died tragically in a car accident, Luke hasn’t been seriously interested in anyone … until he meets Emma. 

Emma is navigating life after her husband of 24 years dies suddenly. Her days as a middle school guidance counselor are filled with hormonal teenagers, while her nights are interrupted by a dream stuck on repeat. A chance meeting with the mystifying detective at a Memorial Day barbeque leaves Emma staring into the same grey eyes that haunt her slumber night after night. She knows her dream will unlock a mystery, and that it’s somehow tied to the tattooed, pierced law-enforcer. 

As Emma and Luke’s beautiful love story develops, Emma’s dreams become more frequent and frightening. She’s completely convinced that the enigmatic couple she dreams about each night shares an undeniable connection to Luke and his current undercover assignment. Emma and Luke’s bond is so powerful, they both wonder if maybe they’ve met before. What they learn is that time has a wonderful way of showing them what really matters, and that the universe works in mysterious ways.


This is one of the best books I've read in a long time. The plot twist alone is incredible. I am going to impatiently wait for the next book from this talented author. - Goodreads User
This was a sweet love story, with a past life twist - that will keep you guessing the whole way - and give you hope that there may be a chance for love a second time around. – Sizzling Pages Romance Reviews
Finally… characters I understand, with a twist that’s sure to blow your mind. – Amazon Customer

Chapter 16 – Luke

I Knew I Loved You Before I Met You 

“Emma, come with us. Scott and I want you to sing with us tonight!” Rebecca grabs Emma’s hand and begins to drag her onto the stage. Looking back at me, she can only shrug her shoulders and smile. I have absolutely no idea what to expect once they’re on stage, but everyone in our party is watching the two of us very closely.

Emma is front and center on stage flanked on both sides by Scott and Rebecca. When the music begins, Emma looks at both of them with a shock and trepidation. It’s obvious she knows the music and she seems a little irritated with her friends for choosing it. Rebecca begins to sing the opening, but then stops, encouraging Emma to continue the song. Beginning the song quietly, she seems a little nervous. After the first few lines though, her voice picks up and she sings every word loud and clear. And here’s the thing, her eyes never leave mine. Not once. She’s singing this song to me. The words begin to sound familiar as she sings a few lines about seeing her future and finding her best friend. As the chorus begins, I clearly remember this is the Savage Garden song, I Knew I Loved You Before I Met You.

Still seated, I’m fixated on my girl. I can’t move. My smile is so big my face actually hurts. Her voice is a bit timid, but very sweet and completely intoxicating. I think Shane just punched me and he’s laughing. Katie just gave me a few pats on my back, but I can’t shake my gaze away from Emma.

When Emma begins the second verse I know she’s telling me she’s loves me. But this is her birthday – so I have to tell her tonight. As she nears the end of the second verse, I’m up and out of my seat. I walk to the stage and stand directly in front of her. I’m not even sure I remember anyone else is in the room and I’m pretty sure Emma’s forgotten about the rest of the world, too. She no longer seems embarrassed about singing at all – and I’m one hundred percent sure she’s singing every word of this song directly to me.

When the second chorus begins, I’m not exactly sure how to explain what comes over me. Emma and her friends haven’t finished the song yet, but I know the moment is now. Emma’s eyes follow me the entire way as I reach for her. As soon as there is a break in the chorus, I pull her from her perch and drop the microphone on the stage. With my arms firmly wrapped around her, I drag her around to a corner spot between the kitchen and bathrooms. I know, not the most romantic spot – but this cannot wait. Pushing her firmly against the wall, I cannot get enough of her. My tongue rams its way into her mouth and she responds with the same level urgency. For the next minute, I have a full-on make-out session with my girl. 

In the hall.

Next to the bathrooms. 

In a bar. 

And I still cannot get enough of her. I can still hear her friends singing the end of the song and others asking over the music where I took her. My time is running out. It’s now or never. My heart feels like it’s going to beat right out of my chest and I can’t seem to find enough air for my lungs. “Emma … I … damn!” And my tongue is in her mouth again. Slowing my kisses, I pull my hands up to cup her face and pause briefly to find my composure. “Emma … I … I love you. I didn’t realize how much until tonight. You mean everything to me. I know this has happened really fast, but I know this is right. I love you, sweetheart – so much.”

Kissing me tenderly on the lips, her mouth breaks into a full megawatt smile, “Luke, honey, best birthday gift ever! I love you, too.”








BA Dillon is a devoted wife and mother of two grown children, and a dedicated middle school teacher. Writing has always been an outlet for Dillon as she believes words are both powerful and magical. Tethered Through Time is Dillon’s debut novel, with two companion novels on the horizon. Dillon also writes a monthly column, “Turn the Page,” for the magazine 85 South, Out and About. As an avid, passionate reader Dillon gets deeply invested in books, especially if they are full of great dialogue between believable characters. She loves music, words, books, and martinis!











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Release Blitz: Unrestricted by Kimberly Bracco

Title: Unrestricted
Series: The Emotional Conclusion to Inhibitions
Author: Kimberly Bracco
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: May 1, 2015

Earning forgiveness isn’t easy. Especially when you can’t forgive yourself.

How do you begin to right your wrongs?

What do you do when you realize you love someone but you’ve already pushed them away?

What happens when one foolish decision alters your entire world forever?

How can love recover after devastating heartbreak and betrayal?

What happens when everything becomes unrestricted?







Kimberly is a stay at mom of four crazy beautiful children. She lives in New Jersey with her husband of ten years and enjoys every minute of her never dull life. She loves a good book that is impossible to put down and you will mostly likely find her reading in her downtime, unless of course, there is a football game on.
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