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It has been a crazy ass couple of weeks. I pushed myself to start checking off things on my checklist. Being me when things start to reach the electric wire of deadlines I go into self~sabotage mode.
I push off what I should be doing and start new projects. I put Breaking Faith on preorder
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Amazon requires you to put your finished manuscript in ten days before the release date. August 8th Breaking Faith will be locked away with Amazon with no chance of making changes until after it is released on the 18th.
I wanted to have it out to the amazing blogs that requested ARCs (advanced reader copies) soon. Just in case there was a major error that needs to be fixed. I finished the proofs for Breaking Faith yesterday. Kristen Hope Mazzola formatted it for me and now it is in the hands of blogs to judge my story. Scary stuff.
I have a giveaway for an ARC in my release party page. If anyone is interested in entering.
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I wanted to give the news that I finished Breaking Faith out first before telling you my adventures in self)sabotage mode.
So July 14th was my birthday. I had tickets to go see Corey Taylor that Sunday the 19th. So of course I ignored my laptop and the ticking bomb of a story locked away in it.
While in~line for Corey Taylor Southern California decided to fuck with my hair and pour rain down on my curls while the humidity made standing in~line miserable.
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I have to tell you. I love Slip Knot. I love Stone Sour. I now love love love Corey Taylor. I loved him before so much so Killian “Kill” Taylor took his surname. For the first 45 minutes he did a question and answer with the audience. Seriously he just talked to us. Stupidly I didn’t think of a good question until after the show.
After the Q&A he took a break amd came back to do an acoustic show. He sang everything and the whole audience sang along. He captured my heart completely when he sang Pink Floyd. We all know how much I love them. So much so Donovan Gilmore “Van” the drummer of the JackholeS got his last name from the band.
The night was amazing. He sang Snuff which is one of my favorite songs and the night was amazing.
That night we got home at 2am. We decided what better way to procrastinate than to go to Disneyland. So at 6am we were on the road to the Happiest Place On Earth.
Normally I don’t post pics of the Famn Damily, but it was so much fun. Yes I am running off of maybe one hour of sleep. Don’t judge. I know I look awful.
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This was B’s first time at Disneyland. Yes,.we are taking selfies while a four year old has the wheel and I am pressing the pedal to the floor.
Besides the awful time at California adventure where we waited in~line for an hour and a half just to get to the front and have the Car’s ride break down. B had the best day ever. He actually stated this twice with enthusiasm.
At one point I was crouched down with my knee up. Weird Captain Morgan stance. B was sitting on my knee. The Mad Hatter came over and say on B. He turned around and said, “I’m going to toot on you” The Mad Hatter made a raspberry with his mouth and bounced away.
B turned to me and screamed “best day ever”
He also got a high five from Pluto when he was walking by. As soon as hand touched paw B started jumping up and down screaming “best day ever” even the guy in the costume giggled.

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Story of Space Mountain. I have no problem with roller coasters. My hands are normally extended to get the fullest rush. Except Space Mountain. It’s dark and the track is tight in that tiny space. I am terrified my arms will catch the other track. (I know this fear is unfounded. I don’t care) This explains the T~rex arms in the picture.
This marks a huge milestone for our family. I finally have someone to ride roller coasters with. It took C nine years to reach the required height. I have been waiting patiently for this day to come.
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We got home from this little adventure around 2am. I had to work the next day at 9 am. Five hour massages later and I was tapping out. I felt that last birthday hit me that week.
After recovering I buckled down and finished Breaking Faith.
Now on to the blanket fort.

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Posted: July 27, 2015 in Uncategorized

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Title: The Hysterics

Author: Kristen Hope Mazzola

Release Date: Jan 27, 2015

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Synopsis:

Once upon a time, I was Fallon Dunbar.

Rock and roll, drugs, and bad decisions were the life I lived.

I’d fallen so deep into the dark rabbit hole that I was certain I would never make it out alive. People like me didn’t get second chances. People like me didn’t get lifted from the darkness. So when the opportunity showed up, I had to take it.

I walked away from everything I loved, everything that was killing me, and I became Fae Dunham. After that, I hid behind makeup, long sleeves, and a closed-off heart.

All was well until I met Dane Pearson. He wasn’t convinced of the new me, and whenever he was near, I felt like the old me, the real me, filled with passion and a love for music. Every day was a struggle of self-discovery. Every day was a fight to not fall back down the rabbit hole. And every day, somehow, someway, I slowly began to discover what it meant to find myself.

It was a hysteric ride, but it was ours. And I wouldn’t change a thing.​

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Excerpt:

 

I was Fallon Dunbar.

I was a drummer.

 

I was confident, strong, and driven.

 

I was a junkie.

 

I am dead.

The full boxes scattered around my small one room apartment made it feel more real. The sinking feeling in the pit of my stomach made it feel so wrong. The new title and job made it feel surreal.

 

I am Fae Dunham.

 

I am the assistant editor of Raging Underground.

 

I am unsure, nervous, and scared shitless.

 

I am in recovery.

Staring into the full length mirror I had just hung up on the back of the door in my new room, I saw the shell of what I used to be, the life I could no longer have. The only traces left of my old life were the lip piercings I refused to take out. They were my favorites and they were staying. People like me don’t get second chances, but for some reason, I was standing knee-deep in one.

 

There’s no turning back now.

 

I will live again.

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Other books by Kristen Hope Mazzola:

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Crashing Back Down (Crashing #1)

First book in a two part military romance series.

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Falling Back Together (Crashing #2)

Second book in a two part military romance series.

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Stupid Hearts

A standalone erotic, romantic comedy.

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A steamy standalone, step-brother, MC romance.

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You want to know more about me? Well, let’s see…
I am just an average twenty-something following my dreams.  I have a full time “day job” and by night I am an author.  I guess you could say that writing is like my super power (I always wanted one of those).  I am the lover of wine, sushi, football and the ocean; that is when I am not wrapped up in the literary world.
Please feel free to contact me to chat about my writing, books you think I’d like or just to shoot the, well you know.
A portion of all my profits are donated to The Marcie Mazzola Foundation.

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What a beautiful cover!! I can’t wait for everyone to read this gem. I have read it and it is amazing!!!

Breaking Faith

The JackholeS series part 1
by Joy Eileen
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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…

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Breaking Faith

The JackholeS series part 1

by Joy Eileen

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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 not end with resolution. Don’t worry the second book is already done and the third is being created. 🙂

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About the author

Joy Eileen is a born bibliophile who becomes deeply engaged with her characters, and has devoured more books than she would like to admit. She becomes obsessed with happily-ever-afters, and will read any genre that fulfills that requirement. Evading the library is something she has been known to do, because after befriending the characters returning them would be a heartbreaking event. Books are held hostage on her bookshelf, and any author that makes her ugly cry becomes her sworn enemy. Nicholas Sparks is one of the many on the list of villains.

As a massage therapist, most of Joy’s stories come to her while working. With the sound of classical music, and snoring from a half covered hostage, characters are created. The victim (massage patient)  has no idea that while their body is being manipulated, Joy has traveled into distant lands creating landscapes and inhabitants as she goes. Her patients should be wary as sometimes they are pulled into her stories and turned into characters. Hero or Foe? Well, that depends on how they tip.

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In all honesty, I’m not sure what compels me to write. When I was little I would get in trouble for scribbling in the dark when I should have been sleeping. I wish I could say, I have come a long way from when I was little. Scribbling genius quotes in the dead of night only to wake up to pure nonsense in the morning, but that would be a lie. Characters, situations, lyrics, and other odd things would crash into me. The only way to get rid of them was to write them down giving the thought the attention it demanded.

Some of my love of writing comes from my love of reading. My favorite thing is to become immersed in a book. My eyes may not thank me for it, and punish me…

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Breaking Faith preorder

Posted: July 11, 2015 in Uncategorized

Breaking Faith is now available for preorder.
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My bestie just did a cover reveal for her book Sky Watcher. I am so proud of her. Go check it out
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Allison Singleton divorces after her husband tells her he no longer loves her. Left to pick up the pieces she moves to Alabama with her sister.

Destined to be alone forever, her sister sets her up on a blind date with the sexy lawyer, Gavin McDermott.

He offers her a job on his mother’s chicken farm, and Allison accepts hoping it will be what she needs to find herself.

While working on the farm, she meets Gavin’s much younger brother, Luke.

Luke is full of life, and pursues Allison. She tries to fight her feelings for the country boy who is a whole ten years younger than her.

With a new sense of freedom, Allison soon discovers her heart has never fully understood love before.

Follow along as Allison discovers things about herself, and the brothers that will change her life forever.

In the midst of tragedy and turmoil, will she be able to find love in this world where anything is possible?

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Breaking Faith Preorder

Posted: July 9, 2015 in Uncategorized

Hi
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I know I have been quiet lately. I have been working my butt off to get Breaking Faith ready for its August 18th release date. The cover reveal will take place on July 14th (also my birthday) If anyone wants to sign up for the cover reveal or release party the link is below….

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Here is a little teaser for the Cover Reveal. I’m so excited. The cover is my absolute favorite thing. Kristen Hope Mazzola did a phenomenal job.

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