Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Stories for Amanda



Amanda Todd was a young girl who dealt with bullying for three years.  Lured into a bad decision by a cyber-stalker when she was only 12 years old, she was mercilessly targeted online and in real life over and over again, until it became more than she could deal with.


She wanted to help other kids by sharing her story and letting them know they should never be punished for who they are or for making a mistake.  AmandaToddLegacy.org is an organization that reaches out to kids in need, educates about the harmful effects of bullying and provides resources that can make a real difference.


If you don't know Amanda's story, you can search her on YouTube and see a video she made 3 weeks prior to taking her own life (she tells her story) because of 3 years of vicious bullying.


When people try to bring you down, it’s because you’re above them.

You only need one person to believe in you… that person is YOU.

With love to Princess Snowflake and others in need…




100% of the proceeds from sale of this book will be donated toward that vision.

The authors are humbled and proud to offer our support to this very worthy cause.


Stories for Amanda is a collection of short stories from these 16 VERY talented authors:


Karen Avivi - Stand Alone story

Kahlen Aymes - Missing Scene from The Remembrance Trilogy (Ryan and Julia)

E.K. Blair - Missing scene from ROTTEN

J. L. Brooks - Stand Alone

Claire Contreras - Stand Alone but characters from upcoming release; Catch Me

Kelly Elliott - Stand Alone

Kailin Gow - A You & Me Trilogy Story for Book 1: Saving You Saving Me

Karina Halle - Stand Alone featuring characters from The Artists Trilogy

Nina Lane - A Spiral of Bliss short story


E. L. Montes – Stand Alone

Alexa Nazzaro - Stand Alone

Jessica Prince - Short story from Picking Up The Pieces Anthology

Madeline Sheehan - Stand Alone

Michelle Valentine - Black Falcon prequel to Rock the Heart

Nikki Worrell - Stand Alone

Steph’s  Review

 I searched for Amanda’s story on YouTube after signing up for this blog tour. My heart shattered and tears flowed endlessly down my cheeks. I was a hot mess. My heart hurts for her. But after watching this I sadly realized that she isn’t the only one suffering from bullying abuse. It seems to be sooo common at school and of course the internet as well. Sad but true.
Stories for Amanda is a collection of 16 short stories by 16 amazing kick ass authors that will touch your heart and soul. The stories were so good that I didn’t want most of them to end! They show what a HUGE difference ONE person can make in another’s life, especially when bullying is present.  I try to instill this in my children (who are 11 and 16), to be THAT friend to someone can’t/won’t stand up for themselves making them a target of a bully for whatever the reason may be: having weight issues,  being poor, being the school slut, being the “weird” kid, being gay, and the list is endless.  Let’s face it, sometimes kids are just mean, little shits. But the cycle needs to stop.
I want to give a HUGE MASSIVE THANK YOU to all the talented authors, Flirty Dirty Book Blog and Denise Tung for putting together such a wonderful, desperately needed ant-bullying book and blog tour!
Stories for Amanda is an absolute 5 STAR one-clicker!




I was approached by Flirty Dirty Book Blog after the RT Convention last May about this cause so I researched Amanda's story and like so many others, was moved to tears. I have a daughter that is just a year or two younger than Amanda was when she ended her life. I asked Denise Tung... "What if we put together a book where 100% of the proceeds went to help fund the anti-bullying effort?" She was thrilled with the idea and then I reached out to some of my author- friends. The response was overwhelming and the rest, as they say, is history.


Now it is 16 stories (some missing scenes from a popular series) and some brand new short stories, from 16 authors that reach across the Young Adult, New Adult and Romance genres. It is our hope that our readers will come together to support this very worthy cause and that we can help, in some small way, to keep even one more child from suffering from this horrific epidemic...


These are very generous women and I feel honored to share pages with them.



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