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Loving Josie, A Torey Hope Novel
This is a stand-alone novel and does not need to be read in order.
Josie Decker has spent her whole life as an unloved and unwanted bother. Like a wild horse captured and bridled, Josie’s spirit is broken. She devises a plan to start her life anew; silently biding her time, she waits for the perfect moment. When that moment arises, Josie takes the opportunity and runs freely into an uncertain future in Torey Hope.
Kyle Martin is a tattooed, pierced, bad boy with a heart of gold. Marching to the beat of his own drummer, Kyle meets his perfect match early on in life. Devastating circumstances beyond his control plunge Kyle into dark despair and suffocating blackness. In an effort to escape the blackness, Kyle accepts an offer from an old friend and moves to Torey Hope.
Josie and Kyle hit it off as close friends and kindred spirits right away. Both are harboring secrets and sadness, but the connection between them is bringing light back to their smiles, their hearts, their lives. Kyle and Josie cling to each other as they battle guilt and crushed spirits. Through it all, with a lot of help from an unexpected accomplice, Kyle and Josie come to view each other in a new light.
When the past catches up to them and causes their lives to come crashing down, will Kyle and Josie get the chance to see where their future is headed? Or will they be forced to admit they waited too long to embrace what was right in front of them the whole time?
A heart-wrenching and heart-warming love story of cherishing the past while embracing the future.
For ages 18+ due to adult language and situations.

A.D. Ellis--Author

Decker, Torey Hope: The Later Years

For Nicky, A Torey Hope Novel Book 1
Because of Beckett, A Torey Hope Novel Book 2
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Christmas in Torey Hope, A Novella
Loving Josie, A Torey Hope Novel (a standalone)

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Book Release: The Exodia Ledgers by Debra Chapoton

Released Today June 25, 2015!

An Epic Journey Like None You've Ever Read Before

By 2093 American life is a strange mix of failing technologies, psychic predictions, and radiation induced abilities. Tattoos are mandatory to differentiate two classes, privileged and slave. Dalton Battista fears that his fading tattoo is a deadly omen. He’s either the heir of the brutal tyrant of the new capital city, Exodia or he’s its prophesied redeemer. Shy, handsome, smart and in possession of powers he doesn’t yet realize, he escapes an order for his execution by fleeing the city with the help of Lydia, who quickly captures his heart. But can he escape a destiny that will force him to marry another girl and return to Exodia as its liberator? 

Based loosely on the ancient story of Moses, this two book dystopian journey crosses genres, combining young adult, new adult, sci-fi, magical realism, and speculative fiction for an adventure full of symbolism, hidden codes, and thematic imagery.

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From the author:
Thank you so much for your continued support. I appreciate my fans - you are the best! I hope you enjoy The Exodia Ledgers.
Debra Chapoton

From Early Reviewers:
"5 stars out of 5!"
"a fantastic read"
"very clever ... well-written ... if you're after a unique twist on a dystopian novel, this book is for you."

"Exodia was like nothing I'd ever read before. Deep. Layered. Very cool."
"2 books that can be enjoyed by any age group"
"I loved the subtle connections and all the cryptic messages"

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UtopyaCon 2015 hangover

I am EXHAUSTED! But so inspired and so ready to get my sh*t together. This is ALL bc of the wonderful people at Utopya that I met, spent time with, talked to, listened to, got autographys from, shared a room with, danced and sang with, got on stage with, got Pitched Slapped by and pitched a few ourselves. Seriously the most amazing place I have been truly bc the people that attended were amazing. They are totally my people.

I fit in! From a life of trying to feel like I belonged, and yes, if you know me, you know I am not a shy person, but deep down that kid who was ostracized, made fun of, told I was not good enough, not pretty enough, not smart enough. It has taken a long time in life to find my comfortable place, but that inner nerd still gets scared. No matter how many trade shows, networking meetings, lunches, etc., I go to I still get scared, nervous and worried I will be struck down.

At Utopya 2015, I was embraced by each and every person; author, blogger, reader, friend, family, daughter, etc. It was such a special place with wonderful people. Being in a convention with a bunch of wallflowers, I was one of the more outspoken people and I swore I would never let anyone eat alone or remain on the outside of a group.

I think the highlight, and there were many, was the morning I was walking by the tables in the lobby, happened to glance down and see a nametage. I kept walking and not a moment later, the name was screaming in my head

I backed up, looked at her nametag again and then took deep breaths to not go all fangirl on her. For the next hour, I was blessed to meet and speak with Katie McGarry and her dear friend, Collette Ballard. We had the most amazing down to earth, learn from our experiences, funny and inspiring time. I missed the panel I was scheduled to go to, but never once was I disappointed. Best hour of the convention.

Another highlight was the Doubts Panel where authors opened up to vulnerability and spoke out against the doubts of being a writer, seeing the white screen, thinking we may not be good enough. Many of these doubts, majority of them come from within! The room was filled with emotions and many tears fell. I was blessed to be a part of this panel where honesty came to the surface and led us to knowledge.

My roomies were awesome! I had never met any of them. It worked out to where Elisabeth and I were the early birds and Hope and Shelley were the night owls. It was fun to have a friend to look to for comfort when I was tired and ready to turn in and also to greet for breakfast in the morning. Then the night owls would greet us later and catch up on how their evening went. It was so funny to see our room fill up with books, hear the massively awesome stories of fangirl moments and hear how we all read and write.

I met a new friend for life in my own city who rode with me and flew with me to and from the Con. Karen was so sweet, fun and inspiring. 

I wish I could list all the beautiful moments I had with these amazing people, but I would be afraid to forget someone. I met the most amazing women who were like sisters from the get-go, women who got my sense of wrong and just before I crossed the line of crazy humor, women who were beyond kind and sweet and warm, women who knew when to tell me to get serious and write, women who gave me info that I have been craving for years on editing, internships, time management, etc. I just cannot say enough about this group.

Okay so the dance party the last night was EPIC! So epic. We sang all the lyrics to the songs, danced til my feet hurt, went from group to group to jam, laughed and pointed at the awesome pictures, took pictures with funny and beautiful women. It was just too much fun. A wonderful way to say goodbye and hello to all the new friends I met.

My booklist is truly staggering at this point. I am a little worried I may not be able to meet all the commitments, to myself and others, but I refuse to let those DOUBTS enter and take over. RAGE AGAINST THE DYING OF THE LIGHT! I will set my own goals of writing weekly, sending my mom for edits, look in to internships for editing, add classes to learn even more about editing and still find the time to read, blog and review bc my heart requires it. My main goal is to have a book, on paper (or computer) complete by the next Utopya. It can be long before any major edits have occurred, but it has to be out from my brain and down on paper. In order to achieve this massive goal, I need to stay focused. These people at Utopya have shown, told and explained how I can do it. And Kim Holden was kind of enough to share LIFE SHOULD BE EPIC. And refuse to not allow this to be in my life. I will make time for that which is important to me - writing.

Thank you UptpyaCon 2015!