Friday, December 11, 2015

Turn It Off Available For Order!

Although the official release date is December 13th (this Sunday), Turn It Off is now available to order (Paperback version at least). The link is below and I hope you all enjoy it.

http://www.amazon.com/dp/1940938678

"Life is funny. One minute you're trying to find something to live for, and the next, it comes walking through your door in the middle of the night."
 
Turn It Off follows the life of Peyton Giordano (from A Tragic Heart) as he struggles to find strength to live following the tragic loss of his mother all while falling victim to the lures of drug addiction, mental illness, reckless romances, and countless other internal and external demons. Tormented by his mother's death, and both the absence of his father and the physical abuse he experienced by his step-father, Peyton embarks on a journey to find balance in his life.
 
After starting a new life under his aunt and uncle's care, Peyton finds himself yielding to the evils inside of him more than ever before. Terrified of exposing his true feelings, he learns new ways to turn off his pain. Peyton quickly comes to realize that just because it doesn't hurt for a moment, doesn't mean the pain is really gone.
 
The more he tries to shut everything out, the more he indulges in his dirty habits thrusting his life into a vicious cycle of chaos. As life always has a way of revealing, however, there are but so many times we can go around before we decide to jump off the ride.
 
Turn It Off acts as a prequel to A Tragic Heart and is the third installment to the RED Tragedies series.
 

Monday, December 7, 2015

Turn It Off Update and Reminder.

Hello all! It's finally the month/week Turn It Off will be released. It's due out December 13th (this Sunday). The good news is I just received the digital proof from my publisher and it all looks good so far. I'm going to finish up some character profiles and have them up by Sunday so you all can check out the characters you'll be reading about. For now you can check out the last one here: http://sellecameron.blogspot.com/2015/10/character-profile-from-turn-it-off_23.html and the one before that is already linked in the that one.

The teaser to Turn It Off is still available on Amazon. Counting down the days until Sunday...

Turn It Off Teaser


Friday, November 13, 2015

Turn It Off Release Date!

Turn It Off, the third installment to the RED Tragedies series will be released on December 13, 2015. The novel acts as a prequel to the first 2 novels, A Tragic Heart & RED. Turn It Off is told solely from Peyton's POV and gives readers insight into his life before Taylor and A Tragic Heart. 

Much like the first two novels there is plenty of drama and heartache. Peyton didn't have it easy and Turn It Off goes into full detail of that. It will also give you answers to some questions raised by the first novel, A Tragic Heart. 

For now, you can check out the book cover and the intro and first chapter on Amazon: http://amzn.to/1MPBM6F 


Saturday, November 7, 2015

Ronan: It's Always Her... (Short Story #8)

It's been a while since I graced my blog with a short story based on my book series, The RED Tragedies series (aka A Tragic Heart Series), so I'm giving you a new one I actually wrote almost a month ago but never posted it. This one is from Ronan's POV, and if it was part of a book it would fit with RED (Book 2). It jumps into the future and shows Ronan as a grown man with a career and life of his own. Here's the link to the last short story: Peyton Hayley: No Need To Catch Me (I'm Not Falling)

Listen to "I Hope You Find It" by Miley Cyrus on repeat while reading:



Ronan: It’s Always Her…

            I’m lying next to a girl I barely even know. I shot her a few times for the cover of various popular magazines but that’s about it. Lately this has been my life. Girls come and go because none of them can match my first love. She happened eight years ago and she remains a friend but I can’t help but think that she’s my true one. 

            We ended when we were seventeen years old after a huge scandal broke loose that she was sleeping with a famous rockstar, Alex Kinsley who was eight years her senior. He got booted from his band and his career took a beating all before she found him dead from a drug overdose in his multimillion dollar home. What did she get out of it? A hot music career that looks like it won’t sink anytime soon. 

            Being that we decided to pick up our friendship after Alex’s death, I became her go to photographer. She uses me for everything from album covers, appearances to magazine shootings; the only thing she won’t use me for is love. Even after all the wrong she’s done and the pain she’s caused me, inside I still love her. That will never change but for some reason I fight the feeling.

            “What are you thinking about?” Adriana asks as she runs her fingers through my hair. She’s the model I photographed today for the next issue of Vogue. I invited her out for drinks and the rest you can come up with yourself.

            “Nothing really. Just how beautiful those photos came out. You’re gorgeous,” I lie rolling onto my side and kissing her neck. She laughs and buys into the lie I just told. I couldn’t tell her that I was really thinking about my ex from high school who I still hang with every once in a while.

            “How come a nice and hot guy like you don’t have a steady girlfriend? What’s wrong with you, huh?” she asks playfully. “Are you really a serial killer or something?”

            “Yeah, that’s totally it,” I reply with a smile. “Seriously, though, I have no idea. I guess I just haven’t met the right girl.”

            Truth is I have met the right girl, our happiness is just stuck in the past somewhere frozen in time. I remember when she asked for me back after Alex died and her life was getting back together. I declined and told her I could never go there with her again. Now I’m not so sure if that was the right decision.

            We remained good friends and talk about anything we feel the need to. I’ve witness a few guys come and go out of her life and she had a share of heartbreaks after Alex but it was nothing she couldn’t handle. Truth is I’m not so sure she ever got over me either. The good news is she’s more stable than she was when we got together.

            Peyton was a broken a girl. She had no parents and was raised by her dad’s closest cousin, his wife and her uncle. Her father died in a car accident when he was only 17 and her mom commit suicide shortly after because of it. Basically, she never had a fair chance. When we got together I thought I’d be the one to fix her and I did for a while…but I wasn’t enough. Peyton always aimed for something a little more risky. 

            She took everything from me. My virginity, my heart, my ability to love another; it’s all gone because of her. 

            “I’m going to jump in the shower for a while…you’re welcomed to join me,” Adriana says with a smirk before climbing out of bed. 

            I told her I’m okay for now as she closed the bathroom door behind her. I picked up my phone from the night stand next to me and saw I had a new text message. 

            I have this really cool idea for a photoshoot. Call me so we can talk about it.”

     Thinking of the devil. Of course I would call her. In fact, I couldn’t wait to hear her voice. I replied to her text saying, “Busy right now but I’ll contact you later. Maybe we can talk about it over dinner?

     For some reason I felt nervous, sort of like I was asking her out on a date. She immediately texts me back telling me that dinner is okay and tomorrow night would be good for her. I smile to myself and put my phone down. I can’t wait to see her again. It’s been months since we’ve last spoke in person. 

            I get out of bed and decide to join Adriana in the shower. It wouldn’t be a good idea to be hung up on Peyton for the rest of the night when I had a beautiful model in my shower. Before I head in the bathroom I hear my phone go off again like I had another message. I double back and check it only to see a message from Peyton.

            Can’t wait to see you. Feels like it’s been ages. Maybe we can hang a little more this week since I’m in town for a while…you know, just us old friends and a lot of catching up?”

            Of course I agree to it. Here we go again…

                        To be continued…

Don't forget to pick up your copy of RED and the rest of the series here: http://www.amazon.com/S.-Elle-Cameron/e/B00FNI34X4/ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_pop_1 

 

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Life (OctPoWriMo2015-Day 31)

Life is a journey
Take it one day at a time
I hate cliches 
But I guess it's true
We can't control everything
And the things we can
We have to learn to let go sometime
Most of life is luck
Very little is hard work
Being at the right place at the right time
Making the right decision
Even though you had no idea it was the "right" one
We punish for things we didn't cause
And celebrate things we don't deserve
But that's life
And it's all we have
Until we're done here
Life is a journey
Enjoy it
Live it
Take it
Cry it
Love it

Friday, October 30, 2015

Senses (OctPoWriMo2015-Day 30)

I can still feel you near
But I can't touch you
What such despair!

I can't see you anymore
And the tears blur my vision
Can't figure out what all this is for

I remember your smell
But now your scent is gone
And there's nothing left to tell

I can still hear your voice
It's in my head all the time
But I'm forced to do without it, I don't have a choice

I have the bitter taste of regret
Just sitting there on my tongue
But there's no going back, time is already set...

For The Better (OctPoWriMo2015-Day 29)

Nothing's the same
And I always fear change
When I'm not sure if it's for the better

I like routine
And you don't get what that means
So, I'm not sure it's for the better

Some things you want to end
While others you want to mend
God, I hope it's for the better

Maybe I'll like it
Or accept what I get
We'll see if it's for the better


My Favorite Poem (OctPoWriMo2015-Day 28)

Don't think I have a favorite poem
Because none of them can mirror me
I have to write my own
It's the only way I can get clean
For no one else understands it
No one else can ever write who I am
Nothing else can ever fit

So my favorite poem is whatever I come up with
It changes whenever I write something new
But I must say I still favor Blame It On The Moon

Blame It On The Moon was written by me last year for OctPoWriMo.

My Happy Ending (OctPoWriMo2015-Day 27)

I'm the boss
I have everything I've ever wanted
Most importantly, everything I need
It's not much to ask for
It's rather simple
That's my happy ending...

Monday, October 26, 2015

Simple? (OctPoWriMo2015-Day 26)

Was there a time when things were simple?
Or did I imagine it?
Simple was never part of the process
It's always harder than we remember
Process it in our minds to be something it's not
Remember that thing you thought was easy?
Not so simple when you try again
Easy doesn't exist

We just get over it
And when it's over, we forget...

The Best Mistake (OctPoWriMo2015-Day 25)

I was addicted to sadness
It was my favorite mistake
I embraced my inner madness
And it opened the gates

Locking myself alone
Was my favorite childhood pastime
Practicing a bitter tone
Developing anger I could call mine

And I may have been 5 years old
But I knew what I was doing
Sadness was the only thing I could hold
Something new inside was brewing

But it made me who I am
So, what are you going to do?
It opened up a flooded dam
My favorite mistake was missing you
 

The Best Corner (OctPoWriMo2015-Day 24)

I'll find the best corner at the party and live it up
Blue lights blinking on and off
I'll sit until you notice me
Won't leave until you notice me...

I'll look on and wish that I could be so free
I watch you laugh
But you don't notice me
Won't leave until you notice me

I'll talk to you and share some jokes
While the loud music plays
You finally noticed me
Won't leave until you notice me

 I'll make my way out the door
Simply because I know
Even though we spoke, you didn't notice me
You'll never notice me... 

Party With Dj's And Young People

Friday, October 23, 2015

Character Profile From Turn It Off: Riley Johnson

I missed last week but here's a new character profile. As promised, I'm taking a break from the girls and introducing one of Peyton's boxing friends. He's actually in A Tragic Heart as well but Turn It Off shows how they met in the first place. Let's take a look at Riley! For the previous character profile, click here: http://sellecameron.blogspot.com/2015/10/character-profile-from-turn-it-off_9.html

     

Full Name: Riley Tristan Johnson

Birth Date: September 7, 1992

Gender: Male

Age During Turn It Off: 16-17 years old

Eye Color: Hazel

Hair Color: Black/Dark Brown

Height: 6'0

Weight: 190 lbs

Relatives: Anne Johnson (Mother), Martin Johnson (Father), Chloe Johnson (Sister), Cameron Johnson (Brother)

Interests/Hobbies: Boxing, Football, Basketball, Almost any sport, Hanging at his family owned Pub with friends

Positive Character Traits: He's a very approachable person and a loyal friend. He loves to have a good time and will never turn down a night of fun. Riley is reliable and a great boxer.

Negative Character Traits: Fun can be his downfall.

Choice Quote From Turn It Off: "A rough neck, I see. Your kind is the best. You guys always think you know all there is to know about fighting but once you get in the ring with someone who’s your match…well, it can be a whole different story.”
 That's all for this week! I'll see you in another week with a new character profile.
 By the way, if Riley was a song he'd be "Wouldn't You Like To Ride" by Kanye West