Good Love vs. Bad Love

Is there a difference between Good and Bad Love?

Abso-freaking-lutely!

February is Teen Dating Violence awareness month. Did you know that 1 in 3 teens has been abused in a dating relationship?

ONE IN THREE!!

If you have kids, think about your child and two of their friends together. One of them is likely to have already been abused, or will be. I don’t know about you, but that’s just wrong to me on so many levels. I have a fourteen year old, and we talk about it often. I make sure she knows the signs of abuse, and I watch her carefully when she not only talks about herself, but about her friends.

Did you know that only 1 in 9 will seek help? WHAT? One in nine! And with that only 33% of abused teens have ever told anyone. So three out of 9 told someone, but those other two who didn’t get help probably made the person they told promise not to say anything. I mean, teens like secrets, and swearing on each others privacy, right? Oh, no!

Abuse isn’t something to keep secret. Nope. Not when you are 6, 12, 18, 23, 37, 49, or 70. Abuse is never okay to keep secret.

 

But let’s talk about some of the signs of Teen Dating Abuse. This is a list of WARNING SIGNS:

  • Checking your cell phone or email without permission (Digital Abuse)
  • Constantly putting you down
  • Extreme jealousy or insecurity
  • Explosive temper
  • Isolating you from family or friends (HUGE WARNING SIGN)
  • Making false accusations
  • Mood swings
  • Physically hurting you in any way
  • Possessiveness
  • Telling you what to do

Let me just give you a few facts to keep in mind:

  • Girls and young women between the ages of 16 and 24 experience the highest rate of intimate partner violence, almost triple the national average.
  • Among female victims of intimate partner violence, 94% of those age 16-19 and 70% of those age 20-24 were victimized by a current or former boyfriend or girlfriend.
  • Violent behavior often begins between the ages of 12 and 18.

So what do you do if you think your child, or your friends child is being abuse?

YOU SAY SOMETHING!!

To them, their parents, a teacher, someone who can help that young person see that what is happening is abusive and they do not deserve that. Because let’s face it, victims think they deserve it. I did. I know a lot of other survivors who say they thought the same thing. So we need to make sure they know they are not the cause, they are the victim.

Want more information? Check out?http://www.loveisrespect.com where they talk in depth about dating violence and abuse. They have some great resources there, too! They also have a QUICK EXIT in case you’re a victim who is looking for help and your abuser shows up in the room.

Here are two quizzes they offer to see if you are in a healthy relationship or advice on how you can help.

Like this one – A Healthy Relationship Quiz!

Or this one – How Would You Help?

Author Stacy Eaton is a very strong Advocate of Domestic Violence Awareness and helping victims to be come survivors. She herself is a survivor and has written several books dealing with the intense subject: Whether I’ll Live or Die, You’re Not Alone and Barbara’s Plea, along with a New Adult story about finding confidence in yourself, Finding the Strength.

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Now you can do something to help spread awareness, just by downloading a book.?

?From October 11th – October 31st if you download any of the following three books, a portion of the proceeds will be donated to Domestic Violence Awareness.?

I’m a huge supporter of the Domestic Violence campaigns. For years as a Police Officer I saw the worst of the worst. From verbal arguments to homicide at the hands of a partner, I saw the devastation that it caused. Not only did I see it first hand, but there was a time in my life that I too lived as a victim. That is why I spent several years working on the Board of Directors for my local Domestic Violence Center, and why I write stories to educate people about what happens behind closed doors and inside the mind of a victim.
What you can do to help – Purchase a copy of one of these books, or all three, and a portion of each sale will be donated to a Domestic Violence Center.
Note: At this time, these three books are only available on Amazon. The Kindle Reader App is free to download on Amazon.

You’re Not Alone

?Trinity Morris, co-founder of You?re Not Alone, has a domestic violence
past that still haunts her ten years later. She is devoted to helping
victims find freedom and to sharing information on how to help them
through their emotional and violent trials. While Trinity is presenting
at a seminar, she comes across Gavin, a police officer who knows her
past all too well.It?s been ten years since he last saw her, but
the moment Gavin?s eyes land on her, he?s intent on getting to know the
woman who has haunted his dreams all these years.

Can Gavin
break through the wall that Trinity has built around herself, or will
the present and the past collide and take her away from him again?

Check out the Video Trailer:

 

Amazon

?Whether I’ll Live of Die

??It sounded so simple in theory; ready… aim… fire… but what actually transpired was so much more.?

Officer Nicole Nolan holds the gun steady in her hands, knowing that life will
be forever altered once she pulls the trigger. Her position as a small
town police officer is to protect those who cannot protect themselves.
It is her job, her career and her life.
Amanda stands where
protection does not exist. With several failed relationships behind her,
Amanda turns a blind eye to the possessiveness Josh displays in order
to sooth her desperate need to be loved. As the mental abuse turns
violent, Amanda must deal with the denial and embarrassment of being a
victim once again. With her emotional and physical health siting on the
edge, she must fight to regain control of her life.
A gripping story with one final destination, but will it be life or death?
Check out the Video Trailer:

 

Amazon

Barbara’s Plea

?Barbara lives in constant fear of her husband. She finally summons the
courage to leave with their young daughter, Allie, but dreads the moment
her husband learns of their escape. In his desire to control them and
bend them to his will, he will leave no stone unturned to punish
them–especially Barbara.Grey?s future seems bleak,
especially the day he is fired, but everything begins to turn around the
moment he absently sinks down on a bench occupied by wealthy Gloria
Withers. Gloria sees something in him that no one else bothers to notice
and, within moments, a friendship is sparked that will withstand many
trials.

When Barbara makes good her escape and arrives on the
doorstep of her grandmother, Gloria, whom she hasn’t seen for years,
Barbara is greeted instead by Grey. It doesn’t take long for a different
kind of spark to fly as Barbara takes up residence in the Withers
mansion.

When Grey falls inexorably in love with not only
Barbara, but also her daughter Allie, he vows to do everything he can to
protect them from her husband who is out for revenge.

Check out the video Trailer

 

Amazon

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Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

As many of you know, I am a huge advocate for Domestic Violence Awareness. In my time as an author, I have written three novels dealing with the subject: Whether I’ll Live or Die, Barbara’s Plea and You’re Not Alone. Each of these books sheds light on the subject in different ways, but they all contain one specific focal point: To bring Awareness of Domestic Violence to others.

 

 

The Books

 

 

Whether I’ll Live or Die Amazon Reviewers say:

“Life changing, compelling and heartbreaking are just a few of the words I would use to describe author Stacy Eaton’s novel, Whether I’ll Live or Die. The author takes us on a compelling and life changing journey with characters Nicole and Amanda, two women whose lives are at complete opposites and yet inextricably intertwined.”

“This book had me remembering past troubles and gave me teary eyes and a lump in the throat and a tightness in my chest on many occasions. Perhaps a sad thing for me to say but it is great that there are books out there like this one publicizing the issue of Domestic Violence. These books also help victims and survivors speak out the issue and make them feel that they are not alone. “

 

 

 

Barbara’s Plea Amazon Reviewers say:

“Stacy Eaton has a way of writing about tough subjects that most people either gloss over or simply skip altogether. She does not pretty it up; she just writes what needs to be said. Some parts are heart-wrenching, some anger-inducing.”

“Writing about domestic violence is very hard to do, but to do so in such a realistic and awe-inspiring manner takes a lot of skill and understanding of the topic. This novel is so meaningful and so well written. It packs a huge punch (no pun intended), that just resonates with the reader immediately and never lets go.”

 

 

 

Early Reviews for You’re Not Alone on Goodreads:

“This is another emotional and powerful story about domestic abuse, and how victims can start a new life, knowing that there?s hope and they are, indeed, are not alone. Compared to ?Whether I Live Or Die?, this time the book?s focus is not only on the different perceptions of an abuse situation by the victims, but we also get to see the damaging long time effects of abuse in an adult person. The book has great psychological insights, emotional understanding, empathy and solid knowledge about the work of the police. It also has great romance and hope for recover. One can’t help but be entangled emotionally in each of the characters, feeling the stress that the author lavishes on their lives. Stacy Eaton delivers another heart-breaking and heart-warming drama.”

“This book is so much more than a romance. With strong compelling characters, it shows the long term impacts of domestic violence on men and women. It shows how years later a simple touch can startle and bring back memories.”

 

During the month of October, I will be donating a portion of my proceeds for these three books to a local domestic violence center. Whether I’ll Live or Die and Barbara’s Plea are both priced at $3.99 and $1.00 for each book sold will be donated. You’re Not Alone, which is out on pre-sale until November 10th and priced at $2.99 will have $0.50 per book donated.

Please share this page with your friends!

Domestic Violence is no longer a topic for behind closed doors.

People need to hear it – be educated on it – and understand the signs to stop it.

To purchase:

Whether I’ll Live or Die:

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Barbara’s Plea:

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You’re Not Alone:

Amazon:

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