Helping Our Armed Forces! + Happy New Year Note from Me!



Author Armand Rosamilia is taking donations to help our Armed Forces by sending them books! This cause has taken off which is the good news. The bad news is that it is very expensive! If you’d like to help, follow the information below and thank you for your help in advance.

Armand Rosamilia:
We take them either by PayPal (sent to armandrosamilia@gmail.com) or you can mail a check (made out to me, we’re not a company or anything) with the books or by buying a shirt that will go live tomorrow… or any combination of the three!

If you’d like to purchase a book for a member of the Armed Forces from me — each one will be signed, of course– the cost is $20. This will cover the book, and the postage for me to send it to Armand. Please email me at unsaintly@gmail.com OR send a payment through paypal to unsaintly@gmail.com and make sure you notate it with ARMED FORCES DONATION. 

Note from Me is below! 

It is New Years Eve… I’d like to take this time to thank every one of you for such an amazing year. It’s hard being such a private person to live in the small limelight that I’ve been in but it has also been very rewarding.

Most of my life has been spent taking care of others and that has probably brought me the most joy in my life. I helped care for my dad who was terminally ill for many years with end stage renal failure. I helped care for my brother and sister while my mother worked overtime to help pay for all the bills. I helped care for my very ill grandmother. And then as I grew older, I was a stay at home mother to four amazing children.

There is nothing more humbling and fulfilling as knowing you are so heavily relied on.

When I finally decided to write my book, the hardest part was that my father(s) – bio & step – and my grandmother, never got a chance to witness the accomplishment. I have no regrets about putting them first I just wish I could’ve shared the moment with them.

Most people have a bucket list for 40. Mine was to finish The Unsaintly. I did it! The book I’d been writing for ten years was finally done. It survived 4 computer crashes, a move to two new homes, notes scribbled on a napkin, and much more. It’s a rough gem but it’s mine. I wrote it for my family and friends, I wrote it for those who inspired me, and for people who brought me through the darkest hours of my life without ever knowing they did.

But most importantly… I wrote it for me. To show myself that I could do – and finish – whatever I put my mind to.

The unexpected reward.. Is all of you.

Thank you and Happy New Year.

Guest Blogger! Drew Avera

The Importance of Dreams

They don’t always come out and say when you’re growing up, but dreams
are important. I’m not talking about those images you see in vivid
detail during REM sleep. I’m talking about those fantastical things
you dream up while you’re awake that preoccupy your mind and distract
you from the monotony of the day. Don’t get me wrong, my family always
took my “dreams” in stride and gave me the encouraging words of, “you
can do anything you want”, but I was never really led in a direction
to make any of them a reality. There are probably several reasons for
that; the two main ones being “I changed my mind a lot” and “it’s hard
to give directions on a place you have no idea how to get there”.
As an adult you learn many things, chief of which is how to get stuff
done. If you don’t believe me then look at how many times you, or
someone you know, have been pressed by your boss to accomplish a task
that seemed overwhelming. The capacity for us to get things
accomplished is usually only rivaled by our tenacity to see it
through. That overwhelming task becomes something you labor over until
it is defeated and laying in a heap beneath your feet (figuratively, I
doubt those TPS reports were slain by your mighty stapler…). But just
the same, you conquered the task and your boss gives you that glint in
his eye that says if he gave a crap, it would all belong to you.
(Sorry, but I’m a pessimist sometimes)
Now, what does this have to do with dreams? The Mr. Smarty Pants in me
wants to make a joke and say, “I don’t know, that’s for you to figure
out,” but that would probably not go over to well for those of you
genuinely interested in accomplishing your dreams.  The key thing you
need to do is to clearly identify what you want in life. The younger
you are the better, but there are many people who discover and achieve
their dreams later in life. It is with a clear definition of what you
want your life to be that enables you to formulate a plan to get
there.
The next thing you need to do is visualize it daily. Some people call
this daydreaming, but it is an effective tool for accomplishing a
goal. You know how athletes will say, “Visualize the ball, you are the
ball”?  It’s the same concept except the ball is your life. What are
you doing that makes you happy in this visualization? Can you really
see it, taste it, smell it, and feel it? If not, try harder.
Up until this point you have been living in a fantasy world. Awesome,
you know what you want and can imagine your life with it, but that is
about as far as most people’s dreams go. The biggest cause of failure
is one’s inability to carry through. You need to develop a game plan
to get you to where you want to be. The marvelous thing about a game
plan is that it can change with your needs as long as the end goal is
still the same. For some, this is the straw that breaks the camel’s
back. Look at the fad diets in the world. They capitalize on a
person’s lack of will power in order for them to make money. Any diet
will work, but they promise the easy button to make it happen and then
you ultimately end up back where you started. Your dreams are worth
more than that, though. Your happiness and your life being rich in
fulfillment are worth more than a half-cocked idea and a failure to
carry through.
Your dreams are important because they tell you who you are, not who
you wish you could be. Did you know Michael Jordan was cut from his
high school basketball team? It was through his dream to play the game
and his dedication to getting better that he became the athlete we
know today (yes, I just dated myself, but hey, he was the best when I
was a kid). The last thing I want to leave you with is this; a setback
is not a failure unless you allow it to be. We all take hits along the
way, that’s called life. “It’s not about how hard you can hit, but how
many times you can get hit and keep getting up”. Bonus points if you
recognize that quote. It is true, though. Don’t let a setback derail
you from your dreams. You need to refocus and fight for it another
day. “You can do it!” (Double bonus points for knowing that quote.)

Drew Avera

You can read the first book in The Dead Planet Series for free by
clicking here: http://www.amazon.com/Exodus-Dead-Planet-Book-1-ebook/dp/B00C1KP6SS/
You can learn more about Drew and his writing at http://www.drewavera.wordpress.com

The Unsaintly plus TEN other books FREE

I’m in the giving spirit… Last week I gave you The Unsaintly for free..

This week I’ll give it to you for free with NINE other amazing authors and full length books.

Happy holidays my little sinners!

http://www.amazon.com/Hallowed-Horror-Mark-Tufo-ebook/dp/B00O5IO2KM/

The Unsaintly – Best Sellers in Historical Thrillers

You’ve seen The Exorcist. You’ve seen The Exorcism of Emily Rose. Maybe you’ve seen The Rite.

Now meet Isabel, the daughter of Louis VIII and the Blanche of Castile. Go through the experience first hand. Be introduced to Marciel, the fledgling angel who must record her experience for the Great Book. Walk with him as he sheds his feathers, giving up everything he knew.

The Unsaintly is the prologue to a series where Shakespeare meets The Exorcist and weaves terror into an elegant but tragic tale.

The Unsaintly will continue with epic battles of biblical standard, creatures from the book of Revelations mingled and set against those created from the dark mind of Author Lisa Vasquez

FREE RIGHT NOW!! For a LIMITED time ONLY
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00MS89KMQ

*warning – mature audiences only

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FREE!! For a limited time only!!

For those of you that have been waiting for the FREE version of The Unsaintly — Here it is!

http://www.amazon.com/The-Unsaintly-Lisa-Vasquez-ebook/dp/B00MS89KMQ

This is the prologue of the series where the lines of truth and fantasy blur — Where the book of Revelations comes to life and the riveting, epic battles of the apocalypse grip you until you question everything from Heaven, Hell to the fate of your very soul.

If you post a review, please let me know!

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Zombie Book of the Month Award – All Things Zombie: The Gathering Horde

Congratulations to all of my fellow contributors (many first timers!) who I sit alongside of and share the honor of our first award!

**December 2014 Zombie Book of the Month**
**All Things Zombie: The Gathering Horde anthology**

To join their group, follow this LINK.
To purchase your own copy, please follow this LINK.

Kick ass job, everyone!!