Publication Date: December 12, 2012
Amber Brown spent her entire existence believing Dave was her father. When her mother reveals this is untrue, she goes through an emotional spiral with depression. It’s hard for her to believe her mother had lied to her all this time.
A move to a new home and town causes Amber to be consumed by her “darkness” and reverts to cutting to free herself from her pain.
When Casey, her new friend enters her life, she introduces Amber to parties, drugs, and Amber’s new boyfriend Landon. The secret of cutting begins to take affect on Amber as she tries to hide it from her friends and family. In the midst of everything, Amber has the desire to find out who her biological father is.
Follow Amber through her trials of depression and cutting, along with the discovery of love.
Official Book Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vyV6GfOsjxk
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Silenced 2: The Overtaking
Release Date: August 2013
In life when one thing goes wrong, it can feel like everything goes wrong. Secrets come to the surface while friendships twist out of control, romantic relationships end, and even a dear loved one can die!
In Silenced: The Overtaking Amber’s life turns to chaos when she finds out Sarah, her childhood friend dies suddenly, her stepfather reveals another devastating family secret, and her boyfriend begins pushing her away.
After all the truth comes out, Amber turns to her darkness for comfort when her worst fear becomes reality. Her secret with cutting is discovered when she loses control and ends up in the hospital. Amber’s long journey to recovery begins with a battle. While she’s fighting her way to freedom, she discovers the one love she’s been missing her entire life.
Will Amber overtake her darkness of cutting or will the darkness overtake her?
Official Book Trailer Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GPxPfvrJMqk
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Bio: RaeBeth McGee-Buda was born in southwestern Pennsylvania in 1987, the second daughter of Rachel Yost and Arthur Curtis McGee. RaeBeth grew up loving to read and write poetry, as well as short stories. Her childhood dream was to become a teacher. Rae Beth’s dream of writing was created in her eleventh grade literature class where writing became her passion.
RaeBeth married in August 2012 to her husband, Gregory Stephen Buda Jr. and resides in a small Pennsylvania town of Fairchance. RaeBeth is a full time mother of one beautiful daughter Emma, and a mother to an angel, Dakota Emily.
She graduated from American Intercontinental University in 2010 with her associates in business administration. She enjoys spending her time writing and feels connecting with readers and sending her messages are her main goals.
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Why Book Covers are So Important?
One big part of a book is its cover. This is the first thing people see when walking through the store or browsing online about a book. Book covers are part of the marketing with any book. The cover needs to grab the attention of the shopper and pull them to the book. I know while I am walking through my favorite book store, Barnes and Noble, I am faced with hundreds of books yelling out to me to buy them.
Of course, if I see a cover that I really like… I’m more apt to picking it up and checking it out. If the cover is messy, crowded, or just plain, I really don’t take notice to it. Most flashy, bright colored, and bold designs grab my attention. I think when considering a book cover for your book, be sure it’s not over the top and too flashy, making it look crowded, or make sure it’s not too plain.
One type of book cover that has become so popular, I don’t even notice them anymore are the half naked couples on the cover. I think it’s tacky. Yes, it’s a romance but having the nudity on the cover really turns me from the book. I don’t think it’s a good choice but, hey, everyone has their own opinion and this one is mine.
This is one part along the publishing process you don’t want to cut out of the budget. There are many amazing designers online who offer exceptional prices for their covers. Utilize them. The cover of your book and the sale of your book depends on it. Try not to go with what everyone else is doing. Be unique. Be bold. Be different.
Authors: What’s one thing that you think is overused when it comes to covers?
Readers: Do you pay attention to the cover and does this help you choose what books you purchase?