April, 2012

Veteran Plea for Help: Bob Strait and Family from RangerUp videos

>Hi all. Most of you probably know, I try to keep out of politics or really anything inflammatory because I really don’t see a point in fighting (which invariably happens), plus I HATE conflict unless it’s in my books. However, my husband showed me this video last night and I HAD to share it. 

What happened to these poor people is DISGUSTING. Completely disgusting. And it’s not just the fact of what happened, which is horrible on it’s own. It’s the fact that the media doesn’t care AT ALL. I NEVER heard a word of this before now. And I don’t even have words for it now except to say that they deserved better. Much better.

I can’t do much to help, but I can share the video. And hope that I can spread the word. So, please, if you could just take a few minutes of your time to watch the video and share it as well, I would appreciate it.

And to Mr. Strait and his family: You and your wife deserved better. I’m very sorry for what happened and how it was basically ignored by every media outlet. My thoughts and prayers will be with you and your family.

To all my blog readers.  We’re all adults (or young adults) here and we’re smart, beautiful people. I know that not everyone will agree with me or the video and will want to voice that opinion. As I have voiced mine. Of course, that’s fine. In fact, I will encourage smart discussion of this topic. Therefore, I will leave comments available for this post, but PLEASE, please keep in mind what this family has already gone through and keep your comments respectful and tasteful. Anything I determine to be disrespectful, inflammatory, or racist/sexist, etc, will be deleted. 

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Hoppy Easter Eggstravaganza Giveaway Hop

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Hoppy Easter Eggstravaganza Giveaway Hop
April 6th to 12th
Hosted by I Am A Reader, Not A Writer & Yara @ Once Upon A Twilight
To celebrate the fact that RENEGADE is available for pre-order (YAY!!!) I decided to participate in the hop. (That and the picture for this is so incredibly adorable!)
 
This one is simple, all you have to do is follow my blog and then enter through the rafflecopter widget below. The prize will be a pre-order of RENEGADE from the retailer of your choice and SWAG.  If you’re international, though, I will be getting it from book depository.   Simple, right?

That being said, if book depository delivers to your country, then you can enter, so yes, it’s International.

Here’s the cover and blurb:

Since the age of three, sixteen-year-old Evelyn Winters has been trained to be Daughter of the People in the underwater utopia known as Elysium. Selected from hundreds of children for her ideal genes, all her life she’s thought that everything was perfect; her world. Her people. The Law.
But when Gavin Hunter, a Surface Dweller, accidentally stumbles into their secluded little world, she’s forced to come to a startling realization: everything she knows is a lie. 
Her memories have been altered. 
Her mind and body aren’t under her own control. 
And the person she knows as Mother is a monster.
Together with Gavin she plans her escape, only to learn that her own mind is a ticking time bomb… and Mother has one last secret that will destroy them all.

*I’m posting early, it doesn’t officially start until midnight, but please do come back and enter. 🙂

a Rafflecopter giveaway

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