Happy 3rd Birthday to A Beautiful Girl!

It's day seven of a week long 3rd release anniversary celebration. Thanks so much for coming along for the ride.  Here's an uplifting excerpt from the chapter titled A Cry For Help In Desperation:
     I could hear it. I could feel it. I heard my special song, the song I heard on that beach so many years ago. I leaned forward onto my toes and inhaled deeply, infusing my insides with the music I heard.
     That made me smile.

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6th Day Pick!

Excerpt from the chapter titled The Horror Continues:
     My bus was gone. ~ "I'm sorry. I'm sorry. It won't happen again. Please don't. I promise..." I begged, but my knees gave way, and he dragged me into the house.

Can anyone rescue Sara?

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It's the 5th Day! Yeah!

Excerpt from the chapter titled Hope Exposed:
     I touched Sara's hand. That's all I did. Why did she run? I thought for sure after we played so well together, she had finally relaxed with me. ~ No...I'm still a stranger to her, and I still don't know what her baggage is.

The readers who love this story cross many boundaries from those who've experienced this story to those who have not, from one ethnic background to another, male and female. The pain is all too real and often goes unnoticed. Thank goodness individuals like Rick exist for ones like Sara.

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Partying Some More on Day #4!

Excerpt from the chapter titled Clearing The Air With Song:
     I placed my left hand on the keys and started to play. Rick joined in and we played the song as if we were one. It felt glorious like this was meant to be.
     After we finished the piece, I felt a shiver. I hoped he didn't notice.
     "I want to be your friend so much, but my step-father has forbidden me to make friends with anyone." I couldn't look at him.

Music means different things to the many who appreciate it's sounds.  For Rick, it's his passion.  For Sara, it brings healing to her troubled and damaged heart.  The piano bonded these two teens at a time when friendship is the last thing Sara can afford.

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Day #3. Celebrate with me!

Excerpt from the chapter titled Rick Notices Sara:
     I studied her as she found a seat in the back of the class. I smiled at her when she looked up, causing her olive skin to slightly redden.  I finally released her from my gaze when she turned away once more.

It's hard enough to make friends in a new place.  Even harder when you're not allowed to make friends.  Fortunately, Rick gently tapped against Sara's emotional shield until she let him in. He soon realized he needed him from the adults closest to him.

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2nd day of Release Birthday Celebration!

Excerpt from the chapter titled Sara's Ugly Secret:
     Hi. My name is Sara Miller, and I'm seventeen years old. I was born in Philadelphia and have lived here all my life. Fortunately, I've always had a place to sleep and food to eat. Only problem is, I don't know who I am.

It's a bit ironic that I'm celebrating my novella's release birthday when Sara's upcoming birthday in the story is anything but a moment to celebrate. The emotional and physical pain she endures is something no one should experience, yet many do.  I wrote this story to encourage the hearts of those who have experienced abuse and think there is no one to help.

There is always someone to help.

In Sara's case, that person was Rick.

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Starting the Birthday celebration for Sara and Rick!

I enjoy celebrating birthdays, mine and others, so it's no surprise that I'd be celebrating the 3rd release birthday of A Beautiful Girl for a week.  This inspirational teen novel was released on April 7th in 2011.  I can hardly believe how the time has flown and how many people have been encouraged by Sara's story as told by Sara and Rick.

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