Blog Tour – Stories For Amanda by The Amanda Todd Legacy – Holly’s 5 Star Review

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★SYNOPSIS★
 
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 – Stand Alone
J. L. Brooks – Missing scene from ROTTEN
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
Raine Miller – A Rothvale Legacy 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

Add to Goodreads: HERE
 
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A MESSAGE FROM KAHLEN AYMES★
 
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.

★REVIEW★

****ARC received in exchange for an honest review****

★★★★★

Have you ever been bullied?
Know someone who was bullied?
Saw someone get bullied?
Maybe you were the bully?

Which ever category you may fall into, I’m sure you know that bullying can have a devastating effect. It happens all over the world to people of all ages and walks of life. Last year the world was rocked by one young girls story. She posted a video on the Internet site YouTube, explaining her truly heartbreaking experience with bullies. Amanda Todd was fifteen years old. A month after this video was posted, she took her own life.

Now, 16 incredible authors have joined forces to create Stories For Amanda, where 100% of proceeds go to the Amanda Todd Legacy, an anti-bullying campaign to help teach people the effects their words and actions can have on others, and to let those who have been bullied know that they aren’t alone, and there is a better option than suicide.

Amanda’s story wrecks me. I can’t hear, see, read, or even think anything about her story without crying. It’s truly devastating, so as soon as I heard of this book, I knew instantly I would do what I could to promote it. And then I had the chance to read it prior to release and though Amanda still lay heavy on my mind, this book had a life of it’s own, made possible by the fantastic 16 short stories included within it’s pages.

Stories For Amanda is perfect because not only did I get to read new stories from some of my favourite series and authors, but I got to find and fall in love with authors who are new to me. Just because you haven’t read their previous work, doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the short stories in this book, and like me, you could end up filling your reading device/bookshelf with some fantastic new books.

Though each story is unique, quite a few of them involve bullying in one way or another but the soul focus isn’t on the bullying itself. It’s on the fact that you can overcome it. You may not feel it but you are strong enough. There is someone out there who loves you and believes I you, even if you don’t. Just don’t give up. Please. Don’t give up.

So please. Buy this book. Already have it? Gift it to a friend. Ask them to do the same. I think we can all agree that this is for a fantastic cause, and Amanda’s story is one that needs to be heard.

★BUYING LINKS★

Amazon UK | Amazon US | Smashwords

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