All posts by Allison Burke

Allison Burke is an international bestselling author of seven literary works, including The Sandman, proceeds of which are donated to the AFSP. She also writes for Geeks Unleashed and manages In the Clouds Independent Publishers.

Coffee Makes Everything Better by Guest Blogger @frankenbabyx3


Mental illness comes with a nasty stigma attached. It sucks, it’s awful, wrong, and ignorant.

  1. lacking knowledge or awareness in general; uneducated or unsophisticated.
    “he was told constantly that he was ignorant and stupid”

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Fifty Shades of Shame by Guest Blogger @MonicaMarieV


I’m an author with a distinct tastes in books. I’ve tried to read things like Wuthering Heights, Jane Eyre, Moby Dick, and Lord of the Flies. But I couldn’t. They didn’t catch my attention, they didn’t hold my attention, and I didn’t enjoy them. That’s not to say that they’re not great books, I just didn’t like them.

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REVIEW: Broken Places by Rachel Thompson

bpI’ve been following Thompson’s writing through blogs and social media for years, but nothing could have prepared me for the stunning voice this author has.

I’m not much of a poetry reader. Though my favorite genre is Literary, I’m definitely one of those numbskulls that just doesn’t get it. I want to read a story, not words.

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Facebook Literature Giveaways Galore


All weekend long, I am running a massive giveaway on my Facebook page. There are more than 20 e-books up for grabs.

All you have to do is comment on the post you want (or all of them!), and I hope you’ll consider checking out the authors involved in the giveaway.

K.M. Randall, Author of Fractured Dream

Jonathan Bruce, Author of Project Northwoods

Chris Minich, Author of Misadventures of Princess Sydney,

Jesse James Freeman, Author of Billy Purgatory

Barbara Eppich Struna, Author of The Old Cape House

Jennifer Gracen, Author of Autumn Getaway.

Julie Schaarsmith Farley, Author of Tripped Up Love

Marianne Sackett McKiernan, Author of Dogs Speak

Carolyn Ridder Aspenson, Author of Unfinished Business

Larry Weiner, Author of Paradise Rot

Hilary Grossman, Author of Dangled Carat

Tess Thompson, Author of Blue Midnight

Claudia Long, Author of The Duel for Consuelo

Rachel Thompson, Author of Broken Places

Meara Platt, Author of My Fair Lily.

Mary Rowen Horgan, Author of Living by Ear

Marni Mann, Author of Seductive Shadows

Melissa Thayer, The Stories We Don’t Tell

Melissa Palmer, Author of Twin Oaks

Shari Ryan, Author of Tag

Thank you so much to all of the authors that participated.