I am so proud to be a part of this release party with Jordan Deen all day on June 17th. I commend her for putting it together and giving a portion of her sales for Full Moon to the cause. Her goal is to raise $2500 for the domestic abuse hotline.
Why are we doing this benefit? The answer is easy. Facts don’t lie. If 1 in 4 women are victims of domestic abuse, chances are you know a handful already. My best friend was a victim of domestic abuse. She carries scars inside and out that will never fully heal. When it was happening she hid the signs well from the world around her. It’s what victims do. They carry shame, fear and self-loathing and paint a happy smile upon their faces for those around them, because to see the cracks in their shields makes them feel weak for falling for someone who could ever hurt them. She’s lucky to have survived it. Not everyone does. So when Jordan asked for my support, she had it right away.
Here is the swag that I am donating for the auction. I sure hope it raises a little for the cause. One large t-shirt, three signed books, a hypoallergenic cuff bracelet, some postcards, stickers, a magnet, and a beautifully handcrafted resin book charm necklace featuring The Land of the Shadows. Jordan Deen shares the following information on her facebook event page: Come join me and my author, industry professionals and friends as we celebrate the release of ‘Full Moon’ and raise money and awareness for The National Domestic Violence Hotline. All proceeds from auctions and 10% of Jordan Deen’s book sales for the day will be donated directly to The National Domestic Violence Hotline. If you, or someone you know, is being abused- physically or emotionally- stand up and make the call <800-799-7233>. You may be saving your life or the life of someone you love. Love is not abuse.