Thursday, 3 September 2020

Book Lovers Unite for World Suicide Prevention Day 2020

Book Lovers Unite for World Suicide Prevention Day 2020

September 10th is World Suicide Prevention Day. Authors, readers, and bloggers are uniting again his year to fight stigma, spread mental health awareness, and support the prevention of suicide. To encourage participation, we're giving away a $50 Amazon gift card and a Book Lovers Unite for World Suicide Prevention Day t-shirt to one lucky winner.

Two kinds of stigma continue to persist: public stigma and self-stigma. Public stigma occurs when other people view a person with a mental illness in a negative way. Public stigma feeds into self-stigma when people with mental illness internalize the negative talk they hear from others.

Well-meaning people say things like, "Suck it up," "Choose to be happy," "Turn that frown upside down," or "Focus on your blessings," as if mental illness were a mood, a frame of mind, or an attitude that can simply be overcome at will.

Often, people who suffer from mental illness blame themselves instead of seeking help. Just as a diabetic needs insulin, a person with mental illness may need treatment.

People who contemplate suicide don't want to die; they just can't fathom how to live because they are so miserable. They can't see past their pain and misery, and they see no point in going on.

According to the International Association for Suicide Prevention, "Every year, suicide is among the top 20 leading causes of death globally for people of all ages. It is responsible for over 800,000 deaths, which equates to one suicide every 40 seconds."

IASP explains that "[e]very life lost represents someone’s partner, child, parent, friend or colleague. For each suicide approximately 135 people suffer intense grief or are otherwise affected. This amounts to 108 million people per year who are profoundly impacted by suicidal behaviour. Suicidal behaviour includes suicide, and also encompases suicidal ideation and suicide attempts. For every suicide, 25 people make a suicide attempt and many more have serious thoughts of suicide."

If you're contemplating suicide, please don't do it! Instead, seek help. You might be suffering now, but you never know what tomorrow brings. Reach out to a friend or family member. See a doctor. If that doctor doesn't help, try another. Please don't give up.

If you're in crisis, please reach out to the toll-free hotline in your region. You can find your hotline here: https://www.iasp.info/resources/Crisis_Centres/.

If you are grieving the death of a victim of suicide and need help, here are resources that can help: https://www.iasp.info/resources/Postvention/National_Suicide_Survivor_Organizations/.

If you suspect that someone you know may be contemplating suicide, please reach out. We often hesitate because we're afraid we might make things worse by saying the wrong thing. According to IASP, "Evidence suggests that this is not the case. The offer of support and a listening ear are more likely to reduce distress, as opposed to exacerbating it."

Warning signs to look for include severe anxiety, agitation, hopelessness, rage, feelings of being trapped, a strong urge for vengeance, engaging in risky activities, excessive alcohol and/or drug use, withdrawing from people, trouble sleeping, and dramatic mood changes.

 

Click to Tweet: Mental illness isn't a personality flaw; it's an illness that comes on through no fault of the individual who suffers with it. Mental illness is treatable and suicide is preventable. #WSPD


THE TOUR

Book lovers from all over the world have joined together to share their stories and spread mental health awareness. Please follow this tour guide to find our posts and to enter our giveaway for a chance to win a $50 Amazon gift card and a Book Lovers Unite for World Suicide Prevention Day 2020 t-shirt:

 

P.D. Workman, Author

Triple A Book Blog

Jessica Burkhart, Author

Here Is What I Read Blog

Crossroad Reviews

Jazzy Book Reviews

Book Corner News and Reviews

I Love Books and Stuff Blog

Luv Saving Money

Debbie Manber Kupfer, Author

Ash Ineski, Author

Allie Burton, Author

Book Butterfly in Dreamland

Sara Crawford, Author

Tawdra Kandle, Author

Quinn Loftis, Author

Kat's Indie Book Blog

Day Leitao, Author

Steph Weston, Author

Lanie Bynum, Author

L.B. Carter, Author

Holly and Mistletoe

Eva Pohler, Author

 

THE GIVEAWAY

From September 1-10, enter for a chance to win a $50 Amazon gift card and a Book Lovers Unite for World Suicide Prevention Day t-shirt. There are lots of ways to enter below--choose one or all. You can also tweet daily for extra entries. We'll email the winner by September 11th.

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OTHER WAYS YOU CAN HELP

1. On September 10th at 8 p.m. your time, light a candle to remember all those we have lost to suicide and to represent the hope of preventing suicide. People all over the world will be participating. You can send an ecard in 63 different languages to invite others to participate. Find the ecards here.

2. Purchase a Book Lovers Unite for World Suicide Prevention Day 2020 for $20. For every shirt sold, five dollars is donated to the International Association for Suicide Prevention. Order yours here.

3. Spread the word about this giveaway, to encourage more people to read our posts and tweet about overcoming stigma. Use the share buttons at the bottom of this post, and

Click to tweet: #EntertoWin a $50 #giftcard and #Tshirt while fighting #stigma and spreading #mentalhealthawareness for #suicideprevention #WSPD.

OTHER RESOURCES

Here are videos on suicide and mental helath that I have found to be helpful:

The Bridge Between Suicide and Life

You're Still Here: Living After Suicide

This Is for All of You in a Dark Place

Suicide Is Preventable

Monday, 22 June 2020

Review blitz: Sexy With Attitude Too: An Opposites Attract, Enemies to Lovers, Small Town RomCom by Emily James


#BLURB

Reasons Luke Stone is off limits:

He’s a cop. I have a criminal past.  

His favourite pastime is pulling me over for speeding. Driving fast makes me feel free.

He’s maddeningly hot. I am off men.

He’s my boss’ brother. If they discover my resume is fake, I’ll get fired.

He knows I’m hiding something, and he’s determined to find out what.

So when my boss orders me to cat sit at his place while he whisks his bride away on honeymoon, the last person I expect to share the responsibility with is Luke Stone. AKA the hot-as-hell heart-throb cop.

Surviving him will be impossible. He’s infuriating. He eats all my snacks, makes constant innuendos and walks around half naked, flaunting those rock-hard abs and bulging biceps, making my mouth water. 

They say there is a fine line between love and hate. I’ll either end up killing him or sleeping with him. 

Please God, let it be the first one.

SEXY WITH ATTITUDE TOO is a HOT RomCom with lashings of banter, fun and all the feels. It is recommended for readers over the age of 18 due to adult content.

AMAZON LINK: 
Amazon US: https://amzn.to/37N607V

mybook.to/SexyWithAttitudeToo

AUTHOR FB PAGE: Http://www.facebook.com/Emily.james.author 

#REVIEW #3stars

I had not read OMFG:Operation: My Fake Girlfriend.
But if you had, then this book location would probably be more familiar. But I didnt have any issues reading this as a stand alone. 

If you like light hearted rom-com then the book will be right up your alley.
Luke Stone was a bit clichรฉd as in a typical player. But I sure enjoyed Rosies comebacks and attitude towards him.
The books set in a small fictional town in the UK. But in reality it could be any small town... It seems a world wide phenomenon of gossips and grapevines. But I've lived in places like that (some even have Facebook pages now... I could just imagine how the gossips would be furiously messaging about Luke and his latest conquest to be) I felt sorry for Rosies predicament with her past, and she was the character I really connected to. My other favourite was Geraldine... The cat.
The book as a good read that had me laughing. I may have to check out Operation: My Fake Girlfriend. Since this book has Grace and Sebastian in it.

Friday, 27 March 2020

The Resurrection of Us by Rachel M. Raithby

The Resurrection of Us

Albany Nightingale Duet, Book 2 by Rachel M. Raithby Publication Date: March 27, 2020 Genres: Mature Young Adult, Bully Romance
Read for FREE in KindleUnlimited: Amazon US | Amazon UK | Amazon AU
The crown is mine. Revenge was dealt. But at what cost? I've destroyed those who have wronged me, but lost a piece of myself along the way. The boy I love, hates me and I hate him. We've both done things that can't be forgiven and as much as the connection between us burns, I'm not sure it's enough to fix what we broke. I'm a broken queen, in a tainted kingdom and maybe I got what I deserved...

The Destruction of Rose

Albany Nightingale Duet, Book 1 by Rachel M. Raithby Publication Date: January 11, 2020 Genres: Mature Young Adult, Bully Romance
Read for FREE in KindleUnlimited (99¢ LIMITED TIME ONLY!)
If I’d known then what I know now, I’d never have tried to reclaim my crown. After fleeing London and the scandal that tore my family apart, I’m left broken, confused, and mourning a life I never realized was so fragile. I’m used to being on top. I’m used to being admired, and now I’m desperate for a way back in. I think I’ve found it when I see Aston Cole—my first crush, my first kiss—at my new school. But Ash isn’t who he used to be. He’s the king. And me… well, I’m not going down without a fight—even with the lies and secrets filling the school halls around us.

About Rachel M. Raithby


Rachel M. Raithby started her writing career in 2013 and hasn’t looked back.
She draws her inspiration from the many places she has lived and traveled, as well as from her love of the paranormal and thriller movies.
She can often be found hiding out with a good book or writing more fast-paced and thrilling stories where love always conquers all.

Tuesday, 21 January 2020

Rachel M Raithby's Albany Nightingale Duet Book Blitz, #Revew #Excerpt #Giveaway

The Destruction of Rose

Albany Nightingale Duet, Book 1 by Rachel M. Raithby 
Publication Date: January 11, 2020
Genres: Mature Young Adult, Bully Romance
Read for FREE in KindleUnlimited: 



If I’d known then what I know now, I’d never have tried to reclaim my crown.

After fleeing London and the scandal that tore my family apart, I’m left broken, confused, and mourning a life I never realized was so fragile. I’m used to being on top. I’m used to being admired, and now I’m desperate for a way back in.

I think I’ve found it when I see Ashton Cole—my first crush, my first kiss—at my new school. But Ash isn’t who he used to be. He’s the king. And me… well, I’m not going down without a fight—even with the lies and secrets filling the school halls around us.

Please note this is a mature YA read and contains bullying/sex/bad language.




REVIEW

The Destruction of Rose by Rachel M. Raithby
Kat's rating: 5 of 5 stars

Awesome - Rachels First foray into Contemporary has me impatiently waiting for more

This book grabs you and pulls you in. As you read about Rose's life and the changes and challenges she has to face, being the new girl in the elite school is not for the faint-hearted, just when Rose thought she'd be okay, life turns on her again. This book has twists and turns that keep you turning the page to find what happens next.
If you love books where love is complicated, status is coveted and revenge is best served cold, then get this book. I loved it. Rose has lots of decisions to face, will they be the right ones... Well maybe not, but they'll certainly make an impact.

View all Kat's reviews

The Resurrection of Us

Albany Nightingale Duet, Book 2 by Rachel M. Raithby 
Publication Date: March 27, 2020 
Genres: Mature Young Adult, Bully Romance



The crown is mine. Revenge was dealt. But at what cost?


I've destroyed those who have wronged me, but lost a piece of myself along the way.



The boy I love, hates me and I hate him. We've both done things that can't be forgiven and as much as the connection between us burns, I'm not sure it's enough to fix what we broke.



I'm a broken queen, in a tainted kingdom and maybe I got what I deserved...


(Full blurb to come)





Excerpt

He leans in, kissing me softly one last time, his hand cupping my face with a tenderness that breaks me. A single tear rolls down my face, and he brushes it away with his thumb as he releases my lips.

“I wi—”

I cut Ash off. “Don’t. Don’t say it. I’ll see you around, okay?”

My emotions shut down as a cold numbness seeps over my skin. Hurt and longing fill Ash’s face, but it can’t reach me over the invisible wall I’ve built between us. I’m ice. Frozen down to my very core so my heart will never feel again.

Reaching for the door, I pull the handle and push it open. The chilly autumn air wraps around us. Climbing out, I look back one last time, a smile on my lips that doesn’t quite fit. It’s as if I’ve detached from my body—I move and talk, but none of it really sinks in.

“Rose,” Ash gasps, reaching out for me.

His pain splinters the ice, shattering through the walls I built to survive. I feel it right down to my core, and for a moment, we reach out to each other across time and space. The kids we used to be and the adults we’ve become clashing and becoming one.

“It’s okay,” I lie, because it never will be again. “It’s okay.”

The car pulls away and Ash’s face grows smaller and smaller through the back window of the car. The world carries on around me, but I can’t move, even when the car is gone, and Ash’s pain is too far away to reach me. I stand, and I watch. To move would mean it’s over. To move would mean the line has been drawn and, for all my bravo and sass, the truth is I’m not sure I’m going to be okay tomorrow.

My secrets are out. My closet is wide open. They’ve no ammo left to fire. Except there’s no point firing at an opponent who’s already broken. I’ll hold my head up high. I’ll plaster a smile onto my face. But unless I find and expose their secrets, the war will be over before it has begun.  

About Rachel M. Raithby



Rachel M. Raithby started her writing career in 2013 and hasn’t looked back.
She draws her inspiration from the many places she has lived and travelled, as well as from her love of the paranormal and thriller movies.
She can often be found hiding out with a good book or writing more fast-paced and thrilling stories where love always conquers all.

Review - Faking It as the Maid by Emily James

Faking It as the Maid: A Fun and Sexy Romantic Comedy


Blurb 

A brand-new Rom Com with banter so HOT it’s better than foreplay.


Avery is unemployed and one paycheck away from being homeless. When she helps out a friend by covering her shifts as a maid to the super rich, she doesn’t expect Ben, the arrogant jerk who hit on her, to wind up being her boss. 

To top matters off, he thinks she stole his wallet, and he’s determined to work her hard until she’s paid off her debt.

Now Avery has to keep her infuriating boss sweet, and tolerate his sexy, naked ass, fresh out of the shower, wandering about the place like he owns it. Okay, so he does own the place, but still, it’s indecent—Abs like that should come with a warning label, or whipped cream…

Can Avery clean up her act and keep her friend from getting fired or will cleaning Ben’s mansion make her dirtier than ever? 

Warning: FAKING IT AS THE MAID is a standalone RomCom that hits you right in the feels. Only hit BUY NOW if you are over 18 and can handle SEXY situations, TITILATING foreplay, and red-hot PASSION.

Buy Now 

https://amzn.to/2TL3p9h

Review


Faking It as the MaidFaking It as the Maid by Emily James
Kats rating: 4 of 5 stars

This book was the perfect choice for a light read while I was away with the family. The premise of the storyline had me expecting it to be a little predictable in the essence of the trope of poor girl falls for the rich guy but I was pleasantly surprised. I started reading and couldn't put it down
Avery has had a hard life so far, but she is determined not to fall into the slot society wants to put her in, living in the cheap and run-down estates of the UK, where the impoverished are forced to pay rent to greedy housing corporations who don't give a dam about the niceties of heating or working lifts (elevators).
Being an Expat who recently spent time in the UK and saw the huge changes that have occurred since I left, I felt this book had a really good grasp of how the poor are held back and are unable to get out of the poverty cycle.
I liked the way the author puts Avery and Ben into each other's paths and how each moment after gives the reader an unpredictable set of circumstance, pre-conceived ideas and fate that make both Ben and Avery learn about themselves and each other.
This is the first book of this author I have read and I will be checking more of her work soon


View all Kats reviews

Saturday, 11 January 2020

Release Blitz The Destruction of Rose, Albany Nightingale Duet & Giveaway



The Destruction of Rose

Albany Nightingale Duet, Book 1 
by Rachel M. Raithby 
Publication Date: January 11, 2020
Genres: Mature Young Adult, Bully Romance



Read for FREE in KindleUnlimited: 


If I’d known then what I know now, I’d never have tried to reclaim my crown. After fleeing London and the scandal that tore my family apart, I’m left broken, confused, and mourning a life I never realized was so fragile. I’m used to being on top. I’m used to being admired, and now I’m desperate for a way back in. I think I’ve found it when I see Aston Cole—my first crush, my first kiss—at my new school. But Ash isn’t who he used to be. He’s the king. And me… well, I’m not going down without a fight—even with the lies and secrets filling the school halls around us.


Early Readers Reviews


"Woah, Mumma! What an ending!" Rina's Reads's Reviews

"WOW! This depicted young love perfectly and captured the entire range of angsty emotions that come with a YA/BULLY novel perfectly- it had everything a romance reader could ask for." KAT ♕ Kitty Kats Crazy About Books ♕

"Awesome - Rachels First foray into Contemporary has me impatiently waiting for more" Katsindiebookblog


PRE ORDER BOOK 2 NOW

The Resurrection of Us

Albany Nightingale Duet, Book 2 
by Rachel M. Raithby 
Publication Date: March 27, 2020 
Genres: Mature Young Adult, Bully Romance



Preorder: 

The crown is mine. Revenge was dealt. But at what cost? I've destroyed those who have wronged me, but lost a piece of myself along the way. The boy I love, hates me and I hate him. We've both done things that can't be forgiven and as much as the connection between us burns, I'm not sure it's enough to fix what we broke. I'm a broken queen, in a tainted kingdom and maybe I got what I deserved...

About Rachel M. Raithby


Rachel M. Raithby started her writing career in 2013 and hasn’t looked back.

She draws her inspiration from the many places she has lived and travelled, as well as from her love of the paranormal and thriller movies.
She can often be found hiding out with a good book or writing more fast-paced and thrilling stories where love always conquers all.

Wednesday, 1 January 2020

๐‡๐‘ ๐Œ๐š๐ฌ๐จ๐ง'๐ฌ ๐‘ต๐’๐’•๐’‰๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ ๐‘ฏ๐’Š๐’…๐’…๐’†๐’ ๐‘ฌ๐’—๐’†๐’“ ๐‘บ๐’•๐’‚๐’š๐’” ๐ข๐ฌ ๐จ๐ง ๐ฌ๐š๐ฅ๐ž ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ ๐ฃ๐ฎ๐ฌ๐ญ ๐Ÿ—๐Ÿ—๐œ!

#99c #sale "๐€๐ฅ๐ฅ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐œ๐ฅ๐ฎ๐ž๐ฌ ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ง๐ฎ๐๐ ๐ž๐ฌ ๐ฐ๐ž๐ซ๐ž ๐œ๐ฅ๐ž๐ฏ๐ž๐ซ๐ฅ๐ฒ ๐ข๐ง๐ญ๐ž๐ซ๐ฐ๐จ๐ฏ๐ž๐ง, ๐ฅ๐ž๐š๐ฏ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ฆ๐ž ๐ฌ๐ฅ๐š๐œ๐ค-๐ฃ๐š๐ฐ๐ž๐ ๐š๐ญ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ž๐ง๐." - ๐‘‚๐‘๐‘ ๐‘’๐‘ ๐‘ ๐‘’๐‘‘ ๐‘๐‘ฆ ๐ต๐‘œ๐‘œ๐‘˜๐‘ 
Gripping gothic suspense “Nothing Hidden Ever Stays” offers the perfect escapism. Secrets and memories trapped within the spectral ancestors of protagonist, Aubrey, will lead to thrills, chills, and all that goes bump in the night.
๐‡๐‘ ๐Œ๐š๐ฌ๐จ๐ง'๐ฌ ๐‘ต๐’๐’•๐’‰๐’Š๐’๐’ˆ ๐‘ฏ๐’Š๐’…๐’…๐’†๐’ ๐‘ฌ๐’—๐’†๐’“ ๐‘บ๐’•๐’‚๐’š๐’” ๐ข๐ฌ ๐จ๐ง ๐ฌ๐š๐ฅ๐ž ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ ๐ฃ๐ฎ๐ฌ๐ญ ๐Ÿ—๐Ÿ—๐œ!
➔ Amazon: https://amzn.to/2ZJs7YA
➔ All links: https://books2read.com/nothing-hidden
๐—” ๐˜๐˜„๐—ผ-๐—ต๐˜‚๐—ป๐—ฑ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฑ-๐˜†๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ-๐—ผ๐—น๐—ฑ ๐—ฐ๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐˜€๐—ฒ. ๐—” ๐˜๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ด๐—น๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ฑ ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜๐—ฎ๐—น ๐—ถ๐—น๐—น๐—ป๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜€. ๐—” ๐—ด๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐˜„๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—น๐—ถ๐˜€๐˜ ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐—ฅ๐—ผ๐˜€๐˜€ ๐—ณ๐—ฎ๐—บ๐—ถ๐—น๐˜† ๐˜„๐—ผ๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ป ๐—ฑ๐˜†๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ป๐—ด. ๐—ง๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ต๐—ผ๐˜‚๐˜€๐—ฒ ๐˜„๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐—ถ๐˜ ๐—ฎ๐—น๐—น ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ๐—ด๐—ฎ๐—ป, ๐——๐—ฒ๐˜€๐—ผ๐—น๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฒ ๐—ฅ๐—ถ๐—ฑ๐—ด๐—ฒ, ๐—ต๐—ผ๐—น๐—ฑ๐˜€ ๐—ฎ๐—น๐—น ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐˜€๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐˜๐˜€.
Abandoned at a hospital when she was only three years old, Aubrey Ross grew up as a ward of the state, passed from one foster family to the next. Having endured years of abuse and neglect, she’s become hardened to the world around her.
She’s flirted with depression and anxiety, and she’s haunted by premonitions. When a strange man approaches Aubrey with information about her past, she knows her life is about to change. Inside the envelope is the deed to a house in Ohio—her ancestral home.
When Aubrey arrives in Rossdale, the town named after her family, she immediately experiences situations she cannot explain. She hears voices, sees apparitions, and has vivid visions of tragedies she can scarcely comprehend. Aubrey comes to realize she is reliving events that have happened to those who came before her.
Then she meets Hank Metzger, the town’s sheriff, whose family has an eerie connection to her own. As the secrets of Desolate Ridge are unearthed, Aubrey begins to understand her destiny is tied to Hank’s in a way she cannot escape.
#gothicsuspense #tangledtreepublishing #NothingHiddenEverStays 

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Rachel M Raithby
Author of the Deadwood Hunter Series

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