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Labor Day Multi Author #Giveaway #KindleFire

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Aug. 31 6 PM Angela Mcpherson 7 PM Tia Silverthorne Bach 8 PM Twyla Turner 9 PM Jennifer Lane (that's ME! stop on by 9 PM EST)
Sept. 1
6 PM A.M. Wallace 7 PM C.M. Stunich 8 PM Heather C. Myers 9 PM Brenda Pandos
Sept 2 6 PM Mary Ting/M. Clarke 7 PM Alexandrea Weis
8 PM Erin Hayes 9 PM Wendy L Owens

Sept 3 7 PM Heidi McLaughlin 8 PM Lila Felix
9 PM CM Doporto 10 PM N.L. Gervasio

Sept 4 6 PM H.D. Gordon 7 PM

Review: BREAKING FAITH by @HeyitsmeJoy #romance

Breaking Faith by Joy Eileen
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Killer Characterization

I met author Joy Eileen on Twitter, where she seems fun and passionate. I'm not surprised her debut novel shares the same qualities.

Faith attends college and works at a coffee shop on campus when she meets hunky Jason, her "knight in coffee justice". Despite the niggling discomfort she feels in Jason's presence, they end up moving in together, and his control over her becomes complete. She tiptoes around trying to avoid his wrath, but he is the one responsible for cutting her down with his words and fists.

When she can't take it anymore, she escapes to meet her friends at a bar where a local band, The Jackholes, plays. Faith feels drawn the the lead singer, Killian. She jumps into help the harried waitress, in the process revealing her bruised arms (to her friends' horror). Kill gets Faith a job as server and a home at his place, to keep her safe from Jason.

Most of the time I dislike scr…

New Release: BREAKING FAITH by Joy Eileen @HeyItsMeJoy #rocker #romance

***Coming soon: My rocker romance review!***
Breaking Faith The JackholeS series part 1 by Joy Eileen Synopsis
Faith made the mistake of giving her heart to someone who didn’t deserve her. After making the decision to leave, she sought refuge at a bar full of misfits. They accepted Faith without question, and now they protect her as if she's family. While putting the pieces of her life back together, she fights to keep her broken heart from falling for the moody lead singer of the JackholeS. A man named Kill. Killian has his own demons to battle, yet Faith brings out his protective side: a side he thought he’d buried long ago. Can Faith and Kill trust each other long enough to leave their pasts behind and find love? Or is the past too overpowering to allow anyone a chance at happiness?
WARNING: This book contains explicit non-consensual sex scenes. It contains strong language and adult situations. This book is not intended for anyone under 18. This is a series so this book does no…

Cover Reveal: Degrade by TL Smith @LsmithT #Romance

Title: Degrade Series: Flawed Author: T.L. Smith Cover Design: LM Creations Release Date: August 31, 2015


Blurb
Zeke

One rule, only one rule women need to follow when they're with me.

Don’t ask for more.

This rule is in place for a reason, you won't get more of what’s not there to give.

Bexley

He is striking, and he's all man. He is also the devil, or so I believe him to be. I gave him my heart, not realizing I was doing so. He likes to break me down, so I'm a shell of the person I once was. He's chipping away at me, bit by bit. Though I’m not as weak as he thinks, and when I can’t handle it anymore, I will come back swinging.

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Excerpt
I’m an idiot, I know this. I just can’t help myself. When it comes to him, I do as he says, do as he pleases. Even if it’s against everything, I believe in. He has a hold on me, which no other person has ever held. I don’t believe he loves me, but I love him. So that has to count for something? Right? My love is big enoug…

Five Tips for #Writing #Therapy Scenes #IWSG

Time for August's Insecure Writer's Support Group. Writers, learn more HERE and join us.


Hey, everyone. I’m Jennifer Lane, psychologist/author (psycho author). I do therapy on the weekdays and write on the weekends, and I can’t decide which is more fun.
Character growth is essential in any story, and I often help my characters develop through psychotherapy. Finding the balance between authentic therapy and engaging storytelling can be tricky. Here are some tips:
1) Empathy. Otherwise known as validation or good listening, empathy is reflecting the speaker’s emotion. It’s a key therapy skill, regardless of the therapist’s theoretical orientation. Here are some examples of empathy:
Client: “What’s the point?” Therapist: “You’re feeling hopeless.”
Client: “He’s such an ass!” Therapist: “You’re really angry at him.”
Sounds simple, right? It’s not. A lot of times we want to give advice or solve problems, when all people need is validation. Empathic listening is quite therapeutic.
2) Boundar…