Disability Discrimination and Me.

​Disability Discrimination and Me.
I’ve seen posts circulating social media recently about how discrimination has affected people and their lives, and also about how people should be free to be themselves without the worry of being mocked, judged or bullied.

Being disabled, I’ve been discriminated against a few times in my life. But it’s not just in the workplace or at a job interview, it was in my personal life, too. It was from high school crushes and so-called friends. It was random people in the street. I’ve had guys say they wouldn’t date me because I’m a “cripple”; me having a stump was repulsive to them and a total turn off. I’ve had friends say they don’t want me to go swimming with them in case my stump scares their younger sibling. I’ve had another friend say I can’t go for a bike ride with them because I’d be too slow. Those are just a couple of examples. Kids can be cruel, too. Growing up, I had my fair share of comments from kids making nasty remarks about the way I walk and even about the way I talk (I’ve scarring from having tubes down my throat as I was a prem baby, born 13 weeks early so my voice is now husky and quiet). And I’m not going to lie, it really affected me! I often worry what people will think when I tell them I’m disabled. Every time I got into a relationship with a new guy I’d brace myself when telling them about my disabilities (I’m also blind in one eye) in case of rejection. It can be scary. You don’t know what their reaction is going to be. Will they accept you for who you are or run for the hills? 

Other than a few bad apples, I’ve been fairly lucky in my life to have surrounded myself with very caring and supportive friends and family who love me for me. We’ve certainly had some laughs down the road in regards to my prosthetic leg and funny mishaps. I will never live down the toe socks episode, that’s for sure! Or there was the time my sister and I went down the slide as kids. She was in front of me and for some reason held on to my prosthetic leg. As we were sliding down she accidentally pulled it off and it flew a few feet on to the wood chip ground. Suffice to say there were a few shocked faces! And that’s just a couple out of many stories for you haha. I’ve never taken myself seriously. Why have a chip on your shoulder and be angry at the world when you can find the funny? Laugh, love and live life to the best of your ability. There’s no point being angry and bitter all the time; it’s faaar too exhausting! 

I went on to have a career in business administration where I was with the same company for 12 years before I left to start a family. I have since worked in retail over the Christmas period for the past few years. Marks and Spencer were incredibly understanding of my disability and were so lovely to work for. Sadly, I couldn’t work for them last Christmas because I’d had my second baby so wasn’t ready to return to work yet.

Now that I have a little family of my own, I hope to bring them up with the same outlook on life. I will always teach them to be whoever the heck they want to be, do whatever job they want to do, and love whoever they want to love. They’ll get no judgement from me, just my love and support.

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Cover Reveal – Beautiful Lie by L.G. Campbell.

COVER REVEAL

Title: Beautiful Lie – Book #2 in the Satan’s Outlaws series

Author: LG Campbell

Release Date: 6th April 2021

Buy Link: mybook.to/BeautifulLie 

Hosted by Phoenix Book Promo

SYNOPSIS

Is it even possible to fall for a guy in one night?

Can one night change your life completely?

The answer for me is yes.

One night at the Satan’s Outlaws club changed everything.

One night with a mountain of a man they call Mammoth, a man that any normal person would be terrified of, but not me. I saw past that. He didn’t scare me; he drew me in and made me feel safe, loved even.

I will never forget that night, I will never forget him. How can I when each and every day I am reminded of him? Reminded each and every time I look at my son. Our son, my beautiful lie.

Riley may have thought that one night was enough for Mammoth and that she was forgotten, but the truth is, one night was never going to be enough for him.

But is he too late?

Has he left it too long?

Something has changed her and gone is the fiery red-head he once knew, and in her place is a guarded woman with darkness behind her eyes.

One night, a beautiful lie and a darkness that not only threatens to destroy them but may also help to bring them together.

Beautiful Lie, Book two in the Satan’s Outlaws series.

A dark MC romance full of foul-mouthed bikers, violence and sassy women.

Beautiful Lie, Book two in the Satan’s Outlaws series is coming April 6th!

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Book Release Tour – Touchback by Dawna Raver.

🏈🏈 New Release  🏈🏈 Touchback by Dawna Raver  BUY NOW → https://amzn.to/3r5y1jJ Blurb –  Football was his first love, but she’ll be his last. Best in College Football Trophy winner, Jett Taylor, hates his life. One unfortunate mistake with the coach’s daughter made him invisible, and he finds himself a bench-rider of the worst team in the American Football Alliance. When Jett receives a second chance as a back-up, he moves to Nashville without looking back. All he has to do is shut up and worship at the feet of veteran QB, Thatcher Scott, the Alliance’s record-holding QB. Oh, and stay away from Thatcher’s daughter, Johannah Thorne Scott. Johannah has lived through hell. Her first boyfriend tried to blackmail her with a sex tape, and now the same illness that took her mother threatens her life too.  When Johannah meets Jett, their attraction is immediate. After months of denying themselves, they give in and begin a secret affair. But Johannah has vowed to help her dad get to the big game no matter the cost—be it Jett or her health. Sometimes, the goal seems closer than it is. And sometimes, you fumble before you ever get close. Touchback A Scott Family Novel A Standalone Football Romance 111k words Where to find Dawna –  http://www.amazon.com/Dawna-Raver/e/B00CFV5ECQ
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Book blog tour – Owned by Angela Nicole

 

Owned by Angela Nicole


Genre Sports Romance

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Angela Nicole’s Owned is a sexy opposites attract, contemporary romance written in K. Bromberg’s Driven Worlds project!

Driven to carry on her father’s legacy, Kathy Jo (KJ) Lennon is one of the few female drivers in the Indy circuit. A wild-child at heart, her reckless and out of control style is well known on and off the track. But when a sudden change in team ownership occurs, KJ finds herself steering around an obstacle she never faced before… an undeniable attraction that could cost her everything.

Wealthy silver fox, Declan O’Donohue, gets what he wants. Yet he got far more than he bargained for when he took over the racing team ownership. One look at KJ and he wants to own more than just her car. Being a shrewd businessman, he knows acting on his desires could come with a high price. One that could accelerate them into a scandal that could leave the entire team skidding out of control.

Crossing the finish line with that checkered flag is a top priority for both KJ and Declan. Can they find a way to steer into a future together? Or is there room for only one in the winner’s circle?





Book Release Blitz – Suck My Life by Andie M. Long.

 

𝐒𝐮𝐜𝐤 𝐌𝐲 𝐋𝐢𝐟𝐞 𝐑𝐞𝐥𝐞𝐚𝐬𝐞 𝐃𝐚𝐲!

Andie M Long’s new paranormal romcom Suck My Life  is out now! 

Global: https://geni.us/Suckmylife

US: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08KS6X2F5

UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B08KS6X2F5

One minute I’m working in a bookshop and the next minute a vampire decides to kill me.

Enter the tall, dark, handsome stranger who’s been hanging around the store lately. He has a deal he says I can’t refuse. I can either a) die or b) become a vampire and Queen of the Wayward.

Great choices there, hey? Obviously, I choose option b.

So here I am, trying to get used to not only being undead, but to my new royal role where I’m in charge of the Home of Wayward Souls. Yep, any newly dead spirits that are wild, unhappy, and out to cause trouble. All mine.

Oh, and there’s another tiny thing I need to get my head around. The guy who prevented my demise? He’s Death himself. The grim reaper took a shine to me and wants to take me on a date.

Suck. My. Life.




About Andie M Long:

Andie M. Long is author of the popular Supernatural Dating Agency series amongst many others.

She lives in Sheffield with her son and long-suffering partner.

When not being partner, mother, writer, or book editor, she can usually be found on Facebook or walking her whippet, Bella.

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Book Release Tour – Crossing the Line by Laura Farr.

 

Crossing the Line

by Laura Farr

Genre: Romantic Suspense 

Crossing the Line is a standalone

Available in Kindle Unlimited

AVAILABLE NOW!

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Ten years after surviving something no child should ever have to endure, Hallie Anderson is finally ready to stop hiding in the shadows. She has a job she loves, friends who care about her, and a fresh start in an apartment of her own. She can finally put the horrors of the past behind her. Or so she thinks.

When the past merges with the present, Hallie is soon feeling like the scared and vulnerable thirteen-year-old of ten years ago. Wanting desperately to hold onto her new life, she’s reluctant to accept any offer of help. As events take a dramatic turn, she quickly realizes if she wants to stay alive she has no choice. What she doesn’t expect is the help to come in the form of Sawyer Mitchell, a Close Protection Officer who looks like he should be starring in a Hollywood movie rather than watching her every move.

For Sawyer, the assignment to protect Hallie is like any other assignment he’s taken on. He’ll do what he needs to do and then walk away. He never gets close to a client, it makes protecting them all the harder if he does. All that changes when he meets Hallie. He’s inexplicably drawn to her, knowing instantly she isn’t like anyone else he’s protected.

Can Sawyer protect Hallie and keep his feelings for her under control, or will he cross a line, putting both of them in danger?

 

 

Meet The Author

Laura Farr lives in Shropshire with her husband and two children. When she isn’t working, or being a Mummy she is pursuing her dream of writing.

She is a romantic at heart and loves nothing more than writing stories with a happy ever after, even if there is the odd chapter of angst thrown in! Her desire to write came from her love of reading and when she isn’t writing you will find her attached to her kindle or spending time with her family.

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Release Blitz – Once Upon A Kiss by Carina Rose.


Once Upon a Kiss by Carina Rose


Genre: Sweet Contemporary Romance


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When Lacey Winters escapes her stressful New York City life for a relaxing winter vacation in the Caribbean, she’s ready to get some sun and enjoy a little time to herself. But her plans for peace and tranquility are shattered when she finds that her ex-boyfriend is already at the same resort – and with the same woman Lacey found him cheating with. 

Reeling from the shock and determined to prove she’s moved on, Lacey impulsively kisses a handsome stranger she spotted on the beach and does it in front of her ex.

As for the stranger in question, Drew Mitchell was just looking for a fun getaway from his busy life in Chicago. He’s surprised, but pleased at this unexpected turn of events and agrees to pose as Lacey’s new boyfriend.

As they explore their tropical surroundings as a couple, Drew finds himself drawn toward Lacey. Now, all he has to do is convince her their romance is real and strong enough to flourish once their vacation is over, while Lacey must decide if she’s ready to take the leap and fall in love.

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Book Cover Reveal – Satyrday Night Fever by Andie M. Long.

 

Cover Reveal

𝐒𝐚𝐭𝐲𝐫𝐝𝐚𝐲 𝐍𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐭 𝐅𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐫 (𝐛𝐨𝐨𝐤 𝟒 𝐢𝐧 𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐏𝐚𝐫𝐚𝐧𝐨𝐫𝐦𝐚𝐥𝐬 𝐒𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐞𝐬) 𝐢𝐬 𝐨𝐮𝐭 𝐨𝐧 𝐎𝐜𝐭𝐨𝐛𝐞𝐫 𝟐𝟔𝐭𝐡.

Author: Andie M Long

Genre: Paranormal Romantic Comedy

Cover artist: Tammy Clarke at The Graphics Shed 

Amazon Pre-order: 

https://geni.us/SatNightFever

When TV presenter Harley has an emergency, Roman rushes to her rescue. As she finds out the truth— that she’s half-angel—Harley takes a break from her career to come to terms with her new reality. 

As her past unravels, satyr Roman realises he must also face his own—the family who rejected him for his differences. 

Can Harley and Roman help each other to accept their true selves? And as they grow ever closer … can love win when one of you has wings and the other has horns?

𝐍𝐨𝐭 𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐫𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐏𝐚𝐫𝐚𝐧𝐨𝐫𝐦𝐚𝐥𝐬 𝐬𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐞𝐬 𝐲𝐞𝐭?

 

𝐒𝐭𝐚𝐫𝐭 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐇𝐞𝐱 𝐅𝐚𝐜𝐭𝐨𝐫 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒎𝒆𝒆𝒕 𝑽𝒂𝒎𝒑𝒊𝒓𝒆 𝒈𝒖𝒊𝒕𝒂𝒓𝒊𝒔𝒕 𝑵𝒐𝒂𝒉

𝐀𝐦𝐚𝐳𝐨𝐧: https://geni.us/HexFactor

𝒂𝒗𝒂𝒊𝒍𝒂𝒃𝒍𝒆 𝒊𝒏 𝒌𝒊𝒏𝒅𝒍𝒆 𝒖𝒏𝒍𝒊𝒎𝒊𝒕𝒆𝒅

 

𝐇𝐞𝐚𝐯𝐲 𝐒𝐨𝐮𝐥𝐬 (𝐛𝐨𝐨𝐤 𝟐) 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒎𝒆𝒆𝒕 𝒇𝒓𝒐𝒏𝒕𝒎𝒂𝒏 𝒁𝒂𝒌 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒊𝒏𝒄𝒖𝒃𝒖𝒔

𝘼𝙢𝙖𝙯𝙤𝙣: https://geni.us/HeavySouls

𝒂𝒗𝒂𝒊𝒍𝒂𝒃𝒍𝒆 𝒊𝒏 𝒌𝒊𝒏𝒅𝒍𝒆 𝒖𝒏𝒍𝒊𝒎𝒊𝒕𝒆𝒅

 

𝐖𝐞 𝐖𝐨𝐥𝐟 𝐑𝐨𝐜𝐤 𝐘𝐨𝐮 (𝐛𝐨𝐨𝐤 𝟑) 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒎𝒆𝒆𝒕 𝑹𝒆𝒙 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒘𝒐𝒍𝒇 𝒅𝒓𝒖𝒎𝒎𝒆𝒓

Amazon: https://geni.us/Wewolfrockyou

 

 

About Andie M Long:

Andie M. Long is author of the popular Supernatural Dating Agency series amongst many others.

She lives in Sheffield with her son and long-suffering partner.

When not being partner, mother, writer, or book editor, she can usually be found on Facebook or walking her whippet, Bella.

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Andie-M-Long/e/B00HP5D2NK

Website: https://www.andiemlongwriter.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/andiemlongwriter

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Cover Reveal – We Wolf Rock You by Andie M. Long.

Cover Reveal

𝐖𝐞 𝐖𝐨𝐥𝐟 𝐑𝐨𝐜𝐤 𝐘𝐨𝐮 (𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐏𝐚𝐫𝐚𝐧𝐨𝐫𝐦𝐚𝐥𝐬 𝐁𝐨𝐨𝐤 𝟑) 𝐛𝐲 𝐀𝐧𝐝𝐢𝐞 𝐌 𝐋𝐨𝐧𝐠 𝐢𝐬 𝐨𝐮𝐭 𝐒𝐞𝐩𝐭𝐞𝐦𝐛𝐞𝐫 𝟐𝟖𝐭𝐡 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐢𝐬 𝐧𝐨𝐰 𝐚𝐯𝐚𝐢𝐥𝐚𝐛𝐥𝐞 𝐭𝐨 𝐩𝐫𝐞-𝐨𝐫𝐝𝐞𝐫!

Genre: Paranormal Romantic Comedy

Cover artist: Tammy Clarke at The Graphics Shed 

Amazon Pre-order:

 https://geni.us/Wewolfrockyou

Add to your TBR:

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/55301464-we-wolf-rock-you

After throwing herself at Rex Colton for a week and being cast aside, Freya has decided to move on. So, typically, that would be when Rex decides to declare that she’s his mate.

Well, it’s too late.

Freya can’t know whether it’s a genetic error that has triggered Rex’s mate-ometer, or if he now genuinely has feelings for her, and her heart isn’t willing to risk another rejection.

But Rex has decided she’s the one for him. He’s a wolf and there’s no stopping his pursuit of his mate.

Can he make Freya realise that this is real, or is he destined to be a lone wolf? One thing’s for certain, with watermelon whimsies, impromptu duets, and demon drummers, it’s sure to be wild.

𝐍𝐨𝐭 𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐫𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐏𝐚𝐫𝐚𝐧𝐨𝐫𝐦𝐚𝐥𝐬 𝐬𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐞𝐬 𝐲𝐞𝐭?

 

  • 𝐒𝐭𝐚𝐫𝐭 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐇𝐞𝐱 𝐅𝐚𝐜𝐭𝐨𝐫 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒎𝒆𝒆𝒕 𝑽𝒂𝒎𝒑𝒊𝒓𝒆 𝒈𝒖𝒊𝒕𝒂𝒓𝒊𝒔𝒕 𝑵𝒐𝒂𝒉

𝐀𝐦𝐚𝐳𝐨𝐧: https://geni.us/HexFactor

𝒂𝒗𝒂𝒊𝒍𝒂𝒃𝒍𝒆 𝒊𝒏 𝒌𝒊𝒏𝒅𝒍𝒆 𝒖𝒏𝒍𝒊𝒎𝒊𝒕𝒆𝒅

 

  • 𝐇𝐞𝐚𝐯𝐲 𝐒𝐨𝐮𝐥𝐬 (𝐛𝐨𝐨𝐤 𝟐) 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒎𝒆𝒆𝒕 𝒇𝒓𝒐𝒏𝒕𝒎𝒂𝒏 𝒁𝒂𝒌 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒊𝒏𝒄𝒖𝒃𝒖𝒔

𝘼𝙢𝙖𝙯𝙤𝙣: https://geni.us/HeavySouls

𝒂𝒗𝒂𝒊𝒍𝒂𝒃𝒍𝒆 𝒊𝒏 𝒌𝒊𝒏𝒅𝒍𝒆 𝒖𝒏𝒍𝒊𝒎𝒊𝒕𝒆𝒅

 

  • 𝐒𝐚𝐭𝐲𝐫𝐝𝐚𝐲 𝐍𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐭 𝐅𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐫 (𝐛𝐨𝐨𝐤 𝟑) 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐥𝐚𝐬𝐭 𝐛𝐨𝐨𝐤 𝐢𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐬𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐞𝐬 𝐢𝐬 𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐎𝐜𝐭𝐨𝐛𝐞𝐫 𝟐𝟔𝐭𝐡

 

 

About Andie M Long:

Andie M. Long is author of the popular Supernatural Dating Agency series amongst many others.

She lives in Sheffield with her son and long-suffering partner.

When not being partner, mother, writer, or book editor, she can usually be found on Facebook or walking her whippet, Bella.

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Andie-M-Long/e/B00HP5D2NK

Website: https://www.andiemlongwriter.com

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/andiemlongwriter

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/andiemichelle

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Book Review – Heavy Souls by Andie M. Long.

Book Review – Heavy Souls by Andie M. Long.

Heavy Souls is the second book in the Paranormals series. This time it centres around Zak, the rockstar with no soul and Erica, the woman behind The Paranormals fan club who just so happens to have a huge crush on Zak, their lead singer, and sets out in hope of bagging herself a rockstar boyfriend when Erica and her bestie, Freya, get invited to stay at their hotel for a week to get the inside scoop for the fan club!
I’m pretty sure I say this every time but I love Andie’s writing! Her stories are always written so well. Once again I’m drawn in and fall in love with her characters. Heavy Souls was hilariously funny with some real laugh out loud moments! The panties scene had me laughing so hard that I unattractedly snorted! Poooor Erica hahaha but oh so freaking funny! We were also left with a surprise ending that had me shocked and wanting more! It was such an awesome read and I can’t wait for book 3, We Wolf Rock You! Bring it on!

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