Monthly Archives: August 2016
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Happy Hump Day, y’all!
For those of you trying to get in some late summer reading, I’ve decided to host a promotional giveaway for both Mellie: A Story of Vinyl and Candy and Poems of Mellie for 5 days starting today. So if you are looking for your dark Young Adult reading fix, you can grab both of these up free right now!
Mellie: A Story of Vinyl and Candy is about a woman has everything going for her- great life, loving husband, and two incredible kids, but is still struggling to cope with the past. After years of battling her demons, she becomes convinced that she only has one option left- to write the story of what really happened. She has to confront what happened with Thomas Scalia. Through old journal entries and writings she recounts a realm of hard hitting beats filled with shimmering candy kids in the underground rave scene, a descent into self-harm and drug addiction, and the escalating violence of her DJ boyfriend, Thomas. In writing her story, Mellie will find peace one way or another- through the pen or through the blade.
Poems of Mellie is a collection of Mellie’s poems from the book. The raw emotion in her poetry weaved together her story of addiction and heartache and pain, so it deserved a book all on its own.
So all of you book lovers take advantage of this 5 day freebie, because after Labor Day they return back to their original price.
Calloused feet mark the journey.
But the eyes and the lines in the face tell the story.
And color blind
To the color skin
As pale as mine
“Mellie is a difficult read but a brilliant read, nonetheless. It follows the life and struggles of a girl whose life has been disrupted by divorce, drugs and an abusive relationship with her turbulent boyfriend. It’s a story about pain and loss and identity but it’s also an extremely interesting look into the rave or candy culture of the 90’s. The fearless storytelling and frank portrayals instantly reminded me of Less Than Zero or Trains Spotting. Mellie is also a story about survival and hope – no matter how dark things become for the heroine it is always possible to see glimpses of her inner strength and joy for life shine through. The narrative is sprinkled throughout with poems that read like stream of consciousness and provide as much insight into the characters as the prose does. The poems could actually stand alone as a separate book.
Sawyer weaves a tale as powerful as it is magnetic and I found myself not wanting to put it down. The ending struck me as abrupt and I can only hope a sequel is in the works. If there is then I will be downloading it without hesitation. Highly recommend!”- Amazon Customer
A brilliant story on self redemption!
“The story is set on one of the most common backdrop nowadays but still provides great impact on our lives: divorce, drug addiction, broken families and hopeless future. A very poignant and candid storytelling: it tells a story of a teenage girl from a broken family. It follows on how the girl, in her difficult age, rebels, trying to cope up from all the sudden change and pain. Her story shows that no matter how we fail and commit mistakes, and whatever hardship we will face, there will always be a chance for us to redeem ourselves back on what we are supposed to be: loved, respected and happy.”
– Laura Turpin
Get your copy of Mellie: A Story of Vinyl and Candy on Amazon http://tinyurl.com/j7nbq9c
“Mellie’s poems tell a story all on their own, so I chose to compile them together in a book of their own right. I dedicate this book to the lost youth, the misfits, the outcasts, the beaten down and abused…you have a voice.” -S. Sawyer
Get your copy of Poems of Mellie on Amazon http://tinyurl.com/zm5pke3
This inspirational book set by S. M. Jacobsen is a must read for everyone! I personally loved it because it offers great tips and information on getting your mind on track to become your best self and changing your thought process to view things in a more positive, motivational light. We ultimately control our on happiness, and this book will help guide you in that direction.
This book set reads like a calendar with daily tidbits to help focus your mind on bettering yourself. And who couldn’t use a little self improvement? For example, in the first book Get Wise, Day 1 states: “Focus on improving yourself first.” It then adds to that a short inspirational story and a quote from Ralph Waldo Emerson that reads, “Make the most of yourself…for that is all there is of you.”
I urge you to go get this book set on Amazon today. It is truly life changing!
Growth Mindset: The Ultimate Mindset Hack http://tinyurl.com/zzqz35j
“And that’s what I did. I cried. And not just over the destruction of a book that could be replaced. I cried for the destruction of me, my sanity. I was those ripped out pages tossed about like nothing.”
Mellie: A Story of Vinyl and Candy on sale at Amazon