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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Readers For Retts Event Invite


Author Rae Z. Ryans and AimeeKay from AimeeKay's Reviews  are co-hosting Readers for Retts Awareness! The event was created to help spread the word about Rett's Syndrome and give people a chance to meet the girls suffering from this awful disease and their families. (If you want to find out more about Retts itself please feel free to follow this link and see what it's about. To actually meet a sufferer of Retts click here.)

Now, onto the details of the event: Currently they are seeking authors, bloggers, Rett families, and small businesses to help us spread the word about Rett Syndrome. They are looking for people interested in opportunities to host families, hold interviews, and spread the word about this disease affecting families and their daughters. Also, Rett's girls(or their families) will be paired with sponsors who will offer giveaways on their behalf.

Some quick facts about  Rett Syndrome:
—Debilitating neurological (movement) disorder that predominantly affects females. (Boys generally die from it because of the genetics involved)
—Baby girls are born "normal" but begin to lose acquired skills between the ages of 1-3 years old.
—Caused by a single gene mutation that leads to underproduction of an important brain protein.
—The leading genetic cause of severe impairment in girls - most cannot speak, walk or use their hands.
—Despite their physical disabilities, girls with Rett Syndrome are believed to be functioning mentally at a much higher level than previously thought.
—As prevalent as Cystic Fibrosis, ALS and Huntington's.
—Another little girl is born with Rett Syndrome every 90 minutes.
—Rett Syndrome is a potentially REVERSIBLE disorder. Research has proven once protein levels are back to normal levels, symptoms subside.

The awareness party will be held on Facebook,so yes you will need a Facebook account to participate as a sponsor for the event. However if you don't have one, but still wish to help spread the word, you can still help.

Time and date:  The event will start  October 3rd @ 10 a.m. CDT. October was chosen since it is National Rett Awareness Month.

If you are interested in participating or spreading the word click on the link and fill out the form below. Readers For Rett's Event Form I also have buttons to share if you want to set up your own post to help promote this event. Please just email AimeeKay a link to the post once it is live. Also they are asking if you do have a Facebook account/page to change your profile pic to one of the buttons to help spread the word.
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If you have any questions feel free to email AimeeKay @ aimeelavalle@gmail.com

Friday, August 15, 2014

Inferno Park (an amusement park horror novel) is now available on Amazon!

Inferno Park, which I've been writing and revising since late 2013, is now available on Amazon in Kindle and paperback!  This is a book close to my heart that reaches deep into my own childhood memories and experiences, so I hope you will check it out!

Here's the book description:

Carter was only twelve when he witnessed the disaster that killed more than a hundred people at Starland Amusement Park. Five years later, Carter’s hometown is no longer a busy Florida panhandle resort, but a slowly dying town full of empty motels and attractions rusting behind chains and padlocks.

Now something evil stirs in the ruins of the old amusement park...something with an alluring siren song drawing visitors into the dark mysteries of the forbidden world behind the gate. Something with an appetite for restless, yearning souls.

Carter reluctantly returns to the old park in the company of a new girl in town, who is obsessed with urban decay and pop-culture ruins, and discovers the evil at work. To stop it, and protect the children of the town, Carter will have to face his oldest and deepest fears.

Get the Kindle or paperback editions on Amazon!


The book is currently exclusive to Amazon for the first 90 days so I can experiment with some tools that Amazon makes available to exclusive books through the KDP Select program.  If you do not have a Kindle, you can read it using a free Kindle app (http://www.amazon.com/gp/feature.html?docId=1000493771) or convert it to ePub using the freeware Calibre (http://calibre-ebook.com/) or just grab the paperback!

If you like this or any of my books, please consider leaving a review at the retailer where you bought it.  Reviews are important for helping others reading discover other books.

Thanks!  Feel free to contact me on Facebook or Twitter and let me know how you liked Inferno Park!

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Cover for Inferno Park - an amusement park horror novel, coming soon!

This is the cover for Inferno Park, a new horror novel that releases on Amazon this Friday (most likely!). I've spent many months on this book, and it draws on some of my childhood memories of amusement parks and tourist traps in places like Panama City Beach, Florida and Hilton Head, South Carolina. I hope you'll check it out! 

If you're on Goodreads, here's the listing: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/20940640-inferno-park

 Here's the book description:

Carter was only twelve when he witnessed the disaster that killed more than a hundred people at Starland Amusement Park. Five years later, Carter’s hometown is no longer a busy Florida panhandle resort, but a slowly dying town full of empty motels and attractions rusting behind chains and padlocks.

Now something evil stirs in the ruins of the old amusement park...something with an alluring siren song drawing visitors into the dark mysteries of the forbidden world behind the gate. Something with an appetite for restless, yearning souls.

Carter reluctantly returns to the old park in the company of a new girl in town, who is obsessed with urban decay and pop-culture ruins, and discovers the evil at work. To stop it, and protect the children of the town, Carter will have to face his oldest and deepest fears.