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Gretchen de la O
Writer, author, and scribe for the characters in my head.
Writer, author, and scribe for the characters in my head.
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Take Responsibility
TAKE RESPONSIBILITY It’s time we all took responsibility for our actions. It time to stop dodging behind the words and actions of others. Stop hiding behind the illusion that our lives are more important than anyone else’s. It’s not.  The laws of nature app...

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Check out my latest podcast! Enough is Enough! <3 <3

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We all face obstacles, moments where we wonder, "How am I going to survive this?" We struggle to find out why, we fight for answers, and sometimes we just decide to give up. We come from the "flight or fight" mentality because it's all we know. We all have ...

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The Biggest Realization Yet!
REALIZATION YET! When will you
realize that you're more powerful than you give yourself credit for? Ask yourself:
How long will it take of living in the fear, chaos, discontent, worry, anxiety,
pain, guilt, shame, and/or suffering before I reali...

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WHAT DO YOU EXPECT? Just because someone doesn't live up to your expectation, doesn't make them wrong or less than. Interpretation is half of the problem, the other half is our own ability to lay blame with others. When we stop making our way right and othe...

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"Searing, raw, and real. A book for the brokenness we all carry in our souls." ~ Amazon Reviewer.

My name is ROSE NEWTON, and I sell my body on the streets of San Francisco. I’m what you call society's dirty little secret. On the outside, I'm in control, the woman who makes her own rules and gives nothing away for free. Inside, I’m broken and numb. Torn and shattered by my past, my life is nothing more than the lost fragments of what's left of me.

SHANE WEST represents everything that’s foreign to me. He’s brave, kind, funny, gorgeous and persistent. When fate brings us face to face, an undeniable attraction blazes between us. He becomes the constant I've never had and the only man I'll ever trust.

There is nothing simple about falling in love when you're keeping a secret like mine.

*Reader's discretion advised. Certain content might not be suitable for some readers.

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DOGS AND BEES CAN SMELL FEAR ... Well, so can our thinking! Our minds react and produce from whatever thoughts we think. If we come from fear, then our actions and reactions will manifest from fear based ideas. Hear me out... We have within us the power to ...

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"This is one of those stories that sticks with you even after you have finished it and put the book down. Broken Girl is one of the best books I've read this year. This story is about love, heartbreak, suffering and healing. This is not a cliche story, but one that is complicated and deeply moving." ~ Kelsey D, Amazon review of Broken Girl

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That's no lie! Your favorite author needs your words, they need you to leave a review of their books.

LISTEN, I get it, I totally understand that it can be uncomfortable to post your words on Amazon, B&N, iBooks, and Goodreads. I understand it makes the reader extremely vulnerable... I'm not going to deny that. However, the writer of your favorite book needs those couple of sentences, a minute or two of your time to hammer out what you liked about their book.

So important in fact, that it could be your words that leads more people finding the book! The more reviews a book has, will catch Amazon's algorithms and they will capture the activity surrounding the book. Not to mention, the readers that may stumble upon a new read!

Authors only need a couple of lines, two, three tops with your feelings about the book. With Amazon pulling reviews, we can use all the word-of-mouth we can get.

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