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IS YOUR GIRLFRIEND PREGNANT?

How ready are you for that?

How would you deal with becoming a parent before
you’ve left school?

One thing’s for sure, you can’t unmake babies. A fact that’s borne in on Peter Knight and Samantha Smithson, sixth formers at the South East Comprehensive in Deptford, living at a time when many parents are still of the old
school and pregnancy outside marriage carries a stigma.
Having to face their parents, their school friends, teachers and gossip is only
the beginning. Pete’s plans for university are scotched as he must seek
work and accommodation suitable for a young family. And all
the time he still wants to have fun, with ‘friends’ quite
happy to tempt him to do it.

As for Samantha, abortion is no easy option. Yet as her health and
her faith in Peter goes up and down, she may have
to think the unthinkable.

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this is the first novel by claire boley, i was hooked from page one i couldnt put it down,i am starting to enjoy books that have been written about the old times. it was easy to get into and i really enjoyed it hope to see more from claire

 

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Cruel To Be Kind is the true story of Max, aged 6. He is fostered by Cathy while his mother is in hospital with complications from type 2 diabetes. Fostering Max gets off to a bad start when his mother, Caz, complains and threatens Cathy even before Max has moved in. Cathy and her family are shocked when they first meet Max. But his social worker isn’t the only one in denial; his whole family are too

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this is the 3rd book by cathey glass that i have read and i love each and everyone that she writes, all books are about kids shes looked after and gives you the inside story of how it works.
i loved this one i read it within a week and i was so engrossed it had me hooked from the beginning looking forward to read more of hers as i really do enjoy them

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The Nationals are approaching, and Sacha has her eye set on the prize. She will do anything to win, even if it means the end of her and Dane.

But she didn’t account for one thing. Maddi, the new girl on the salsa scene. She’s got the moves, and quickly becomes the new sweetheart on the dancefloor.

Bitter rivalry ensues as they fight to be the best.

Who will come out on top?q&a with stacey broadbent

What type of book do you like to read?  I love thrillers, suspense, anything that will have me on the edge of my seat. I also like a good ugly cry book. I’ll read most things though, as long as the storyline is compelling and the characters are relatable.
Do you like listening to music while you’re writing?  I prefer to write in silence, but I don’t mind a little music in the background. I definitely prefer music over TV as a background to writing.
What made you want to write?  I’ve always loved reading and writing. As a teen I tried unsuccessfully to write stories – I could never figure out how to get from point A to point B. A few years ago I completed my proofreading qualification, and as a joke, I suggested to my friend that we write a book to make some money.  That thought stuck with me, and after reading Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire, I had the inspiration to give it a go. She was the first author I started following, and I guess she rubbed off on me lol
Do you have any other hobbies?  Yes. Obviously, reading 🙂 but I also love to dance. I used to teach salsa in the evenings, and at one point I was dancing every day, for hours a day. It was like breathing for me.
I also like to do puzzles and cross-stitch when I have the time.

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dancing through the storm is book one out of three i love Dane and Maddi and how they connected i thought Sascha is a horrible person and she got on my nerves at times.
really enjoyed this book it was easy to get into and it was a very quick read cant wait to read book 2 and 3 of this series and see how it ends

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Layken’s mother gets a job which leads to an unwanted move across country. However, a new home means new neighbours… and Layken’s new neighbour is the very attractive Will Cooper.

Will has an intriguing passion for slam poetry, and a matching passion for life. The two feel an irresistible attraction but are rocked to the core when a shocking revelation brings their romance to a screeching halt.

Layken and Will must find a way to fight the forces that threaten to tear them apart… or learn to live without each other.

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This is the first book I’ve read by colleen hoover I was recommended it by a few people and I am glad I got to read it

The story started of a bit slow but as I got about 6 pages into it o got what was going on. this was a page turner of a book and I really enjoyed it can’t wait to start book two and I can’t wait to read her other books

 

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“F*** you for breaking my f***ing heart…”
This is the heart-breaking yet hilarious story of Jimmy Rowland and Erin Poppet.
Jimmy Rowland has the perfect life. He works in his favourite bar by day, and by night he lives his dream with his two best friends in his band.
Erin Poppet crashes into Jimmy’s life like a beautiful storm. He falls in love with her as quickly and as deeply as possible. The intensity of their relationship leaves Jimmy with a broken heart, a useless vacuum and a demon inside him.
Jimmy’s dream life quickly becomes a nightmare when he loses his dream job and destroys his musical career live on stage.
When he hits rock bottom, he decides he only has one choice, to rebuild his life from scratch. He has to get back the life he had before Erin.
This is her story. This is his story. This is their story.
Or as Jimmy would say…
“… this is the story of You, Me and Us.”
Purchase from Amazon – https://www.amazon.co.uk/You-Me-Us-Liam-Hurley-ebook/dp/B076VDT5KG/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1509359576&sr=8-4

 

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My name is Liam; I am an author from Manchester, UK. I love three things in this world, writing, reading and the viral video of the Irish family trying to catch a bat. (My girlfriend, family, friends and cats may be unhappy with this).
My hobbies include listening to podcasts, watching grown men fight and trying every possible type of ground coffee in the world.

You Me and UsHere are my Top Ten reasons to read my book or spend the night with me…

1. It won’t cost you much.
2. It will be over relatively quickly.
3. I will be very grateful.
4. You can tell other people about it if you enjoyed it.
5. If not, don’t bother.
6. It’s always fun to have something in your hands to flick through.
7. You can review it online.
8. It will leave a mark on you.
9. You won’t want to put it down.
10. It’ll make you laugh.

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Dragonetz has failed Eleanor of Aquitaine once. Now that she plans to be Queen of England he could make amends. Although prepared to risk his own life on an impossible quest, a knight should protect his lady, or so say the troubadour songs.
His lady, however, plays to a different tune and she wants partnership, not protection. Estela and Dragonetz fight their enemies, both on the battlefield and in the courts of Christendom, from the sophistication of Zaragossa to the wilds of Wales. Can they win through to song hereafter, together? Or have they broken one rule too many?
Mystery, intrigue, romance and adventure fill the pages of this magnificent conclusion to an epic series sure to delight fans of Elizabeth Chadwick and Bernard Cornwell. Jean Gill captures the soul of the age and the characters who lived in it

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what can I say I was hooked from the beginning of the book I couldn’t put it down loved the story, had me joining in there journey of love and betrayal  even though I haven’t read books1-3 I caught up with what was happening in the book  but I will be buying books 1 -3

I really did enjoy reading this one I was hooked from start to finish had me wondering whats going to happen next, I recommend this book to anyone who like reading historical fiction I gave this book a 4 star

 

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Rose is the mother of two young children, and finds herself living a robotic life with an abusive and controlling husband. While she struggles to maintain a calm front for the sake of her children, inside Rose is dying and trapped in ‘Isolation Junction’.

She runs an online business from home, because Darren won’t let her work outside the house. Through this, she meets other mums and finds courage to attend networking events, while Darren is at work, to promote her business.

It’s at one of these events that Rose meets Tim, a sympathetic, dark-haired stranger who unwittingly becomes an important part of her survival.

After years of emotional abuse, of doubting her future and losing all self-confidence, Rose takes a stand. Finding herself distraught, alone and helpless, Rose wonders how she’ll ever escape with her sanity and her children. With 100 reasons to leave and 1,000 reasons she can’t, will she be able to do it?

Will Tim help her? Will Rose find peace and the happiness she deserves? Can Rose break free from this spiralling life she so desperately wants to change?

 

 

 

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About the author:

 

Born in the north-east, Jennifer is a young, married mum with three children. In addition to being an author, she is an entrepreneur, running a family business from her home-base. Her blog posts have a large readership of other young mums in business.

 

From an early age, Jennifer has had a passion for writing and started gathering ideas and plot lines from her teenage years. A passionate advocate for women in abusive relationships, she has drawn on her personal experiences to write her first novel Isolation Junction. It details the journey of a young woman from the despair of an emotionally abusive and unhappy marriage to develop the confidence to challenge and change her life and to love again.

 

Since the publication of her debut novel, Jennifer has continued to be an advocate for those in abusive relationships through her blog posts, radio interviews and Twitter feed. Jennifer also gained a qualification in facilitating a recover programme for those who have been in abusive relationships.

 

Jennifer continues to publicly support those who are isolated and struggle to have a voice. Jennifer hopes that Clipped Wings give’s a voice to survivor’s experiences and raise’s awareness further of the types of unacceptable behaviour which fall into the category of domestic abuse.

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When I started the book it was a bit slow but it soon picked up part way through the chapter, this book was about domestic abuse and how rose survived this,there were loads of reason for her to stay and loads for her to leave him.
This book was very emotional and sad to see how she coped day to day, this book was well written and the cover loops like it telling you the story there’s loads of colour

 

 

front cover for jennyInformation about Clipped Wings:

 

Clipped Wings was part funded by a Kickstarter Campaign which reached 128% of funding.

 

The purpose of the campaign was to provide each of those individuals who have come forward with their story, with their own copy of ‘Clipped Wings’ as a means of recognition of their courage in speaking out. It will also enable them to read other survivor stories and hopefully will make them feel less isolated as a survivor. 

 

‘Clipped Wings’ will continue my mission of raising awareness of domestic abuse and coercive control and demonstrate that the statistic of 1 in 4 women and 1 in 6 men is indeed correct. Sadly, this kind of behaviour transcends the age groups with many young men and women entering into relationships dominated by unacceptably controlling behaviours. Together we are stronger and can work to eradicate this insidious and often unnoticed behaviour which is prevalent in an unacceptable number of relationships.

Kickstarter link: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/690571062/clipped-wings-1

 

Synopsis:

 

The silent chorus.

 

Just imagine you thought that you had met the man or woman of your dreams. This person was charming and you thought they were the one or perhaps that this was fate; it was just meant to be.

 

But as the months go by things start to change. Their behaviour towards you isn’t the same, they are more critical, more particular about your appearance, what you do, how you do it, who you see. Time goes by and you feel isolated from your friends and family because that behaviour has now changed to threats, maybe violence and you feel that your identity is all but gone. But still you stay. Where would you go? Who would help you? You are not worthy.

 

But you are.

 

A group of survivors have spoken about their own experiences. In their own words they show that survivors do have a voice and that it needs to be heard. They show that abuse isn’t unique or strange but that it is, unfortunately, a surprisingly common problem in today’s society.

 

The message of this book is one of courage, as with courage comes awareness and an ability to understand what has happened to you and take the steps needed to become a survivor yourself.

 

Quote to introduce the book:

 

‘Our wings were clipped, our restrictions were made, our boundaries were tested but now we are free, aren’t we?

We look above in the sky at the birds and hope to be free. But the birds make their nests in the trees high above, to protect themselves from predators. Free birds must keep looking over their shoulders the same way all of us have to.’

 

-Jennifer Gilmour

 

Jennifer GilmourAbout the author:

 

Born in the north-east, Jennifer is a young, married mum with three children. In addition to being an author, she is an entrepreneur, running a family business from her home-base. Her blog posts have a large readership of other young mums in business.

 

From an early age, Jennifer has had a passion for writing and started gathering ideas and plot lines from her teenage years. A passionate advocate for women in abusive relationships, she has drawn on her personal experiences to write her first novel Isolation Junction. It details the journey of a young woman from the despair of an emotionally abusive and unhappy marriage to develop the confidence to challenge and change her life and to love again.

 

Since the publication of her debut novel, Jennifer has continued to be an advocate for those in abusive relationships through her blog posts, radio interviews and Twitter feed. Jennifer also gained a qualification in facilitating a recover programme for those who have been in abusive relationships.

 

Jennifer continues to publicly support those who are isolated and struggle to have a voice. Jennifer hopes that Clipped Wings give’s a voice to survivor’s experiences and raise’s awareness further of the types of unacceptable behaviour which fall into the category of domestic abuse.

 

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Why did you decide on collating survivor stories together and putting them into one book?

 

Since the publication of my debut novel Isolation Junction I have been contacted by dozens of people wanting to share their experiences with me and as a result, I decided that I would do everything in my power to give these people a public voice.

Sadly, many of these stories have similar themes and support the statistic that 1 in 4 women and 1 in 6 men have been affected by domestic abuse during their lifetime. It is because of this that this project has developed and the true impact of the statistic becomes a reality which brought me to this next step, to give a voice to those who would usually not be heard.

 

How do you focus and not let your work with domestic abuse affect you emotionally?

 

Originally I didn’t look after myself and worked on Isolation Junction, blog posts and research even if I wasn’t in a good place. I couldn’t switch off to what I felt needed to be exposed and couldn’t understand why something so common was hidden so well. It did take its toll on me and I am happy to admit and address this. The solution was simple and that was to train myself to channel my thoughts and focus on my current happenings and not letting my mind wander. It can be still a challenge but I feel like I manage myself better and take a healthier approach.

 

What was your original inspiration to start to write?

 

I was on an awareness course about Domestic Abuse. Alongside me were about 8 other women who had been in abusive relationships. As the day progressed, I found that I simply couldn’t believe that some of what the other women were saying was exactly what I had gone through but just in a different format. Domestic Abuse tends to go in a cycle (see the cycle of abuse image) and whichever way it begins, the behaviour spirals again and again. At first it could be months between incidents but for me, as time went on there were many instances within one day. It is quite normal to try to prevent the cycle from starting again by changing your behaviour as much as possible. By the end of the course I had come to understand that we were all subjected to the same behaviour and that no one knew before that this could even happen to someone i.e. that a relationship can be so unhealthy and soul destroying. I realised that others simply needed to know more about this unacceptable behaviour; they needed to see the warning signs before the relationship goes further or the behaviour gets even more serious.  On the other hand I needed others to see the behaviour for what it is. If people are in a relationship and the behaviour within it is not acceptable and is not their fault, it can’t simply be changed by changing yourself.

 

I knew I had a story to tell and with my previous unfinished written work I realised my first novel had to be more than a book but a message – a way for others to be able to pass a book on to help victims and to get the penny to drop and bring about realisation of what is happening sooner. This means that when the relationship ends victims and survivors realise they are not the only ones out there and its ok to talk about the abuse.

 

How do you direct people who may need support after reading your books?

 

At the end of my books there is a message from me which include the UK 24-hour free-phone National Domestic Violence helpline, which is 0808 2000 247. There is also a support page on my website; http://jennifergilmour.com/support/

I do receive a lot of messages and I have personally referred to local centres, once I directed someone in Africa to her local support service. I have been a listening ear to many as well, the first step is telling someone about whats happened to you and so I urge anyone to speak to a ‘safe’ person or service. ‘safe’ meaning someone who isn’t involved with the perpetrator or who you most certainly can be trusted and will help you.

 

What do you do aside from writing?

 

I am a mum of three which keeps me pretty busy when I am not writing; I have a 5, 7 and almost 2 year old. As a family we enjoy the hobby Geocaching which gets us out and about, learning about the local area as well as having some fun. It can get rather competitive, if you haven’t heard of it Geocaching is a real-world, outdoor treasure hunting game using GPS-enabled devices. Participants navigate to a specific set of GPS coordinates and then attempt to find the geocache (container) hidden at that location.

I am also a Jamberry Nail Wraps Consultant which brings in most of my income to support my work in the domestic abuse sector including my writing. You can find out more about that on my other website: https://jennifergilmour.jamberry.com/uk/en/

 

Links:

 

Website; www.jennifergilmour.com

 

Facebook; www.facebook.com/isolationjunctionbook

 

Twitter; www.twitter.com/JenLGilmour

 

Clipped Wings on Amazon UK; https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B076KNZJZQ

Clipped Wings on Amazon USA; https://www.amazon.com/dp/B076KNZJZQ

 

Goodreads author profile; https://www.goodreads.com/JenniferGilmour

 

Clipped Wings on Goodreads; https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/36449221-clipped-wings

 

Huffington post blogger profile; http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/author/jennifer-gilmour

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first handbook ive read and a new author ive discovered.

this book covers diffrent areas of writing a thriller screenplay it is divided into sections and expains how screenplays are done

it was a bit slow at beginning but really enjoyed learning about how to write a screenplay and would mind reading her other

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