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Tuesday, May 1, 2018

May Mental Health Awareness Book Fundraiser

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Welcome the 6th Annual Mental Health Awareness Month Book Fundraiser benefiting the Keith Milano Memorial Fund at the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.
For the 6th year, an amazing group of authors have generously agreed to donate a portion of their May sales to the Keith Milano Memorial Fund.
Here is how you can help raise money and awareness for mental health:
  • You can purchase a book from the amazing books listed below! We hope you will #1click4charity a number of these amazing books! Please note that although are Amazon Kindle buy links, the portion of sales is from any platform: digital, print and audio.
  • Share the image below or any of the custom photos the participating authors share on social media to raise awareness and to show your support.
  • Make a tax-deductible donation directly to the Keith Milano Memorial Fund at AFSP.
Thank you in advance for your support as we work to bring mental illness out of the darkness.


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6th Annual May Mental Health Awareness Book Fundraiser

Author Book Buy Link
Alison G Bailey Present Perfect https://amzn.to/2GXior2
The Dance https://amzn.to/2uLCI9X
Amy Harmon The Smallest Part https://amzn.to/2q6ZS4W
Alyson Santos Night Shifts Black (NSB #1) https://amzn.to/2IrIDTm
Tracing Holland (NSB #2) https://amzn.to/2cTC3cL
Viper (NSB #3) https://amzn.to/2EnhPS0
Limelight (NSB #4) https://amzn.to/2GxViYD
Traitor https://amzn.to/2GRhnRf
TRICENT Commissioning https://amzn.to/2uLjhOh
Amy Daws The One Moment https://amzn.to/2vGWlQQ
Amy Lane Chase in Shadows https://amzn.to/2EjRxjs
B Cranford The Brightest Star https://amzn.to/2EjRzrA
A Little Bit Crazy https://amzn.to/2Iu006a
A Crazy Christmas https://amzn.to/2JjjpHX
Brenda Rothert Do you Like my Wiener? https://amzn.to/2q4LbzX
Corinne Michaels Say You’ll Stay https://amzn.to/2JkqdFs
Drew Elyse Dissonance (Dissonance Series #1) https://amzn.to/2GB0jvs
Harmony (Dissonance Series #2) https://amzn.to/2q5iCT4
Savage Disciples Series https://amzn.to/2uIC6lc
Clutch (Savage Disciples MC #1) https://amzn.to/2uLGJLz
Shift (Savage Disciples MC #2) https://amzn.to/2uRPSSM
Engage (Savage Disciples MC #3) https://amzn.to/2GBGW9y
Ignite (Savage Disciples MC #4) https://amzn.to/2EhKXKg
Combust (Savage Disciples MC #5) https://amzn.to/2GBHfBe
Cruise (Savage Disciples MC #6) https://amzn.to/2q72EHo
Emily Snow Distraction https://amzn.to/2EmBzF6
ES Carter Love By Number Series: https://amzn.to/2GUPbNa
Nineteen https://amzn.to/2H9d9SH
Twenty One https://amzn.to/2HbXFgQ
Three https://amzn.to/2GR5SJx
Thirteen https://amzn.to/2H9deFZ
One https://amzn.to/2GYnfs1
Eight https://amzn.to/2uMNkoQ
Felicia Lynn Love’s Learning Curve https://amzn.to/2vIj1QB
Trouble with the Curve https://amzn.to/2HYQ1GZ
Ginger Scott Waiting on the Sidelines https://amzn.to/2uUaOIX
Going Long https://amzn.to/2GvclKC
Blindness https://amzn.to/2EkJCSJ
How We Deal With Gravity https://amzn.to/2Ek2odc
This Is Falling https://amzn.to/2q711cO
You and Everything After https://amzn.to/2Hc6lnq
The Girl I Was Before https://amzn.to/2uMQ8m2
In Your Dreams https://amzn.to/2GUekI2
Hold My Breath https://amzn.to/2GYz8OF
The Hard Count https://amzn.to/2GARUMn
A Boy Like You https://amzn.to/2q6gKZn
A Girl Like Me https://amzn.to/2EjORT0
Wild Reckless https://amzn.to/2q7224j
Wicked Restless https://amzn.to/2EktgJS
Memphis https://amzn.to/2GxRaHZ
Harper Sloan Corps Security 6 book series https://amzn.to/2GTKgJd
Alex (Corps Security book 1) https://amzn.to/2GU7bnR
Cage (Corps Security book 2) https://amzn.to/2HbWGzs
Beck (Corps Security book 3) https://amzn.to/2qrjbG6
Uncaged (Corps Security book 4) https://amzn.to/2ILvOna
Cooper (Corps Security book 5) https://amzn.to/2ED24GH
Locke (Corps Security book 6) https://amzn.to/2HskVaq
K Bromberg Sweet Cheeks https://amzn.to/2qbe91t
Katy Evans REAL https://amzn.to/2EhOkAU
RACER https://amzn.to/2q5kEmh
Kelly Jamieson Shut Out: A Bayard Hockey Novel https://amzn.to/2EjIajQ
Kennedy Ryan Long Shot https://amzn.to/2GRkY1H
Kindle Alexander Double Full https://amzn.to/2Gxv6NE
Laura Ward Because of You
Laurelin Paige Free Me https://amzn.to/2GCnmFY
Leylah Attar 53 Letters For My Lover https://amzn.to/2IvwI6T
The Paper Swan https://amzn.to/2JjorEk
Mists of The Serengeti https://amzn.to/2Jh1WQq
Melanie Harlow Some Sort of Happy https://amzn.to/2q4x4dU
Melanie Moreland Into the Storm https://amzn.to/2Jl99yX
Beneath the Scars https://amzn.to/2q5Wt7n
Over the Fence https://amzn.to/2GAQTnx
The Contract https://amzn.to/2H9ciBp
The Baby Clause https://amzn.to/2uLx5se
It Started with a Kiss https://amzn.to/2q590rl
My Image of You https://amzn.to/2q2GQfY
Bentley - Vested Interest #1 https://amzn.to/2IuJLWz
Aiden - Vested Interest #2 https://amzn.to/2pMeM0Z
Melissa Collins As I Am https://amzn.to/2FgSv0a
Michelle Mankin The Rock Stars, Surf and Second Chances series https://amzn.to/2Jl5FfS
Outside https://amzn.to/2EjVrJ8
Riptide https://amzn.to/2Gxp7sa
Oceanside https://amzn.to/2uPfq2V
Natasha Madison Something so Unscripted https://amzn.to/2JjncVH
Nicole Edwards Sniper 1 Security series https://amzn.to/2GB2NtI
Wait for Morning https://amzn.to/2q3Oesu
Never Say Never https://amzn.to/2q2yoxg
Tomorrow’s Too Late https://amzn.to/2GWZeRQ
Raine Miller Filthy Rich https://amzn.to/2Empdgq
RK Lilley Bad Things https://amzn.to/2qoAPub
Sawyer Bennett Atticus https://amzn.to/2EkkgVf
Sierra Simone American Queen https://amzn.to/2uLL41j
Susan Stoker Rescuing Wendy https://amzn.to/2uMnBgn
Timothy Hilke I am not Broken https://amzn.to/2q4ZB3a
Toni Aleo Overtime https://amzn.to/2GxtZcQ
Virna De Paul Kiss Talent Agency series https://amzn.to/2Ej9heI
Book 1: Lip Action (Book 1) https://amzn.to/2H8iERm
Book 2: Locking Lips (Book 2) https://amzn.to/2GxoZ7R

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Fund Information:
The Keith Milano Memorial Fund was established to help raise awareness about the devastating and deadly disease that is mental illness. Keith’s spirit and laughter is kept alive through our efforts to increase awareness about mental illness and to raise money for education and imperative research. Keith often struggled with society’s perception of mental illness. Our hope is that by having the strength to say that Keith was “Bipolar” we can strip away the stigma and help others to be more open about their disease.

If you want to know more about Keith or why Denise does what she does, here is short video/interview that speaks to that!

The Keith Milano Memorial Fund benefits the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP). At the end of the event, participating authors will pay AFSP directly.

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. Donations to AFSP are tax deductible.

Blog Tour : Execution by Lucia Franco (April 30-May 4)

Title: Execution
Series: Off Balance #2
Author: Lucia Franco
Genre: Forbidden Romance Over 18 years
Publication Date: April 23, 2018





The move to World Cup Academy of Gymnastics is the greatest challenge Adrianna has encountered. Punished for Coach Kova's overwhelming desires, she's reeling with resentment while she sits out the first meet of the season. As Adrianna fights to regain her focus, he pushes her body to the extreme, leaving her mentally and physically exhausted.

Kova underestimates Adrianna's endurance, and gravitates more toward her, despite his internal battle raging within to stay away. They try to disentangle themselves, but the tension between coach and gymnast mounts, engulfing them both in a forbidden world of deception and passion.

The one place where they should never feel alive, is where they find complete absolution. But one slip, one wrong landing, a missed grip, and everything they built can come tumbling down, damaging both their professional and personal lives.



"Tighten up, Adrianna. Squeeze your thighs and butt. Everything needs to be firm so you do not sway. The tighter you hold yourself, the less you fall. You cannot loosen for one second. I do not want to see anything jiggle on you. Keep your focus." He paused. "By the way, your mother gave me a ring yesterday. Such a lovely woman she is. So caring of her daughter."
I stopped and looked down at him, letting out a gush of air I hadn't realized I was holding.
"Uh huh. Start over."
I ignored him. I couldn't believe Mom called him. "What did she say?"
"Start over."
"What did she say, Kova?" I pushed, snapping at him. I probably looked like a psycho to him, but he held firm and wouldn't speak until I started up again. I huffed under my breath and jumped. Typical Kova. He always had to get his way. My coach was an exasperating man.
"Just that she wanted to know how her precious daughter was doing. I told her you were getting there but still had a long way to go."
I lowered my eyelids. "Of course you did. What else?"
"She said she was concerned about your diet and wanted to make sure you were eating nutritious meals. She mentioned when you went home for the holidays you let go and ate everything in sight. She wanted to make sure you are not still on that same path. Something about you had to buy new clothes because your old ones did not fit."
My heartbeat sped up, and my lips parted. The animosity in her words rang like a siren in my head of things she'd said to me that I did wrong in her eyes. Moisture beaded above my top lip. I gripped the jump rope handles tighter, my skin burning against the plastic. I jumped faster and harder.
Kova was still speaking but I only caught the tail end of a few words. I wasn't processing any of it; all I could focus on was the fact that my mom had called him and fabricated lies and he listened like a good little sheep. She took vindictive to a whole new level and I had to wonder why she was trying in vain to sabotage my gymnastics career. She wanted to ruin me for the sake of ruining me. It was the only plausible reason I could come up with and a side of her I hadn't yet seen. I was her daughter, she was my mother. I didn't understand her attitude toward me.
A prickling sting deflated my chest and my breathing grew strenuous. I slowed down until I stopped completely. My arms dropped to my sides, and I stood with one foot positioned slightly in front of the other, staring in a blank trance at nothing but feeling everything.
A muffled cry burst from my lips and I threw the rope to the floor. Kova jerked back. Tears filled my eyes and my heart ached, not because I was sad, I was, but more so because I was so irate and filled with resentment that my own mother would purposely set out to hurt me. I hopped down, formed a fist, and dropped it down on the balance beam as hard as I could. I shoved at the side of it trying to push it over, shoving my weight against it, which could never happen. It was too heavy, but it felt good fighting against something.
"God! I hate her! Hate her with a passion!"
"Hey," Kova said softly, coming up behind me, but I couldn't stop.
"I can't stand her! No matter what I do, it's never enough. I never over ate anything, and I bought new clothes because I lost weight. Because we had stupid parties she forced me to attend. She is such a liar." I kept my back to Kova so he wouldn't see the tears in my eyes. "And you played right into it, making me sound like I'm hopeless, like an amateur who still needs years of work, and even that might not be enough. You gave her exactly what she wanted and she fed off that, I know she did. She has it out for me, always has, always will. Nothing I do will be right for her."
A fat tear slipped from the corner of my eye, and I walked away. I didn't take more than a few steps when Kova clutched my arm in his hand.
"Stop," he said gently. "Ria, I told her you still had a way to go because the truth is I am not ready to let you go yet."
I didn't know how to respond to that.
"Just give me a few minutes, Kova." I yanked my arm away and pushed at his chest. "I'll be right back."
Kova grabbed my wrist. "Stop. Listen to me."
I shook my head. "Please, just let me be for a sec and I'll be fine."
"Adrianna."
"Kova! Just leave me alone!" I screamed.
But he didn’t. Kova pulled me to his chest and I immediately fought against him.
"Get it out," he said. I shoved at him and cried harder, giving him everything I could. I hated that he was doing this to me and appreciated it at the same time. "Fight harder, hit me if you have to, just get it out." I struggled between crying and shoving, but Kova didn’t let go, and something in me cracked.
My efforts slowed, and I covered my face and let the tears flow. I poured everything out against his chest. Everything I held in over the past year. From my mom and her backhanded compliments, to the rigorous training I demanded of my body, to the illicit affair I had with my coach. I cried over everything, and he let me.
"Shhh… just let it out," Kova said, rubbing soothing circles on my back. "It is okay."
When my cries and hiccups subsided, I sniffled and expelled a huge breath. I felt like a burden had been lifted from my shoulders and I could breathe again.
Stepping back, Kova tried to lift my chin, but I kept my gaze cemented to the floor. I was too embarrassed. I didn't like crying to begin with, and I sure as shit didn't want to show him my tears. Tears showed weakness, and I wasn't weak.
He tried to lift my chin again, and when I didn’t budge, he sighed and got down on one knee so he was eye level with me.
"Jerk." A sad chuckle escaped my lips. "You always find a way to get what you want."









A competitive athlete for over ten years, Lucia Franco currently resides in sunny South Florida with her husband and two boys. Paranormal romance was her first love, but she has a soft spot in her heart for small-town and reunion romance stories.

When Lucia is not hard at work on her next novel, you can find her relaxing with her toes in the sand at a nearby beach.

Find out more about Lucia at authorluciafranco.com. Make sure to join her newsletter to receive exclusive updates and more!




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