Friday, January 29, 2016

HELP ME! Now in Audiobook...

I will be giving away 10 FREE audiobook codes for my latest novella HELP ME! If you're interested in a FREE code all you will have to do is email me and I'll send you one. 
 It's that simple!

To listen to a sample of the book click on the link below:

A novella about a boy named Mick and his struggles with life. His parent’s divorce and a friend’s suicide make his world unbearable. Each “cut” has a deeper meaning. A cry for help.

“I spin my dad’s Ruger SP101 revolver on the wood floor of my bedroom. Sometimes, just to see what it feels like, I place the tip of the gun against my temple, but I never once pull the trigger. NO!”
“I’m more into the slice of the blade against my skin and the blood running down my arm.”
“It relieves so much pressure.”
“And I can breathe again…”

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Book Club Readings

Hello fellow readers,

     Last year I joined a Book Club. I'm not sure why I didn't think of posting the books we read and a short review of what I thought about the book on my blog so now I am. I will include a link in case any of my readers are interested in reading the book themselves. We meet once a month so for January reading we read Magic Hour by Kristin Hannah.
It was my second time reading the book as I read it years ago, and loved it then as well. 
Beware may contain spoilers...

My review: January book MAGIC HOUR
by Kristin Hannah

Like the first time, I loved the book just as much as the second time through. But now that I'm in a book club there are things you might not think about when you are reading a book or even after you've read it. Now, I have some questions that were never really clarified at the end of the book. 
First: She never told us the whole story with Max, after Julie said that he could tell her the story when he was ready, so I guess he was never ready?
Second: Did Julia ever go back to Seattle and get her stuff? Did she close down here practice that went down the drain due to a patient killing people? Did she sell her condo? Known of that was made clear. 
Third: If Alice was ankle cuffed in the cave the whole time, then how did she know her way back to the cave when she wasn't really outside of it when they all went to find it so they could catch the killer/kidnapper? 

It's a great story to read, I did really enjoy it, but I guess like other books, there are thing that go unanswered, which is our job as a writer to make sure we have answered all the questions. All bows must be looped, so to speak. It was a heartfelt book that kept me reading and I do recommend to readers that love to read women's fiction. 

In the rugged Pacific Northwest lies the Olympic National Forest—nearly a million acres of impenetrable darkness and impossible beauty. From deep within this old growth forest, a six-year-old girl appears. Speechless and alone, she offers no clue as to her identity, no hint of her past.

Having retreated to her western Washington hometown after a scandal left her career in ruins, child psychiatrist Dr. Julia Cates is determined to free the extraordinary little girl she calls Alice from a prison of unimaginable fear and isolation. To reach her, Julia must discover the truth about Alice’s past—although doing so requires help from Julia’s estranged sister, a local police officer. The shocking facts of Alice’s life test the limits of Julia’s faith and strength, even as she struggles to make a home for Alice—and for herself. In Magic Hour, Kristin Hannah creates one of her most beloved characters, and delivers an incandescent story about the resilience of the human spirit, the triumph of hope, and the meaning of home.

If you want to read along, here is our February Book:
Eight Hundred Grapes
by Laura Dave

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Saturday, January 9, 2016


Please help nominate my latest novel Hidden Secrets for publication through Amazon Kindle Scout. If my book gets selected, I will receive a 5 year publishing contract, but I need your help to win!
The more people who vote the better my chances. The ones that nominate my book will receive a free eBook copy when the book is released.
Thank you so much for the help!

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Donna Zadunajsky's Blog: Book: HELP ME! by Donna M. Zadunajskycategories: B...

Donna Zadunajsky's Blog: Book: HELP ME! by Donna M. Zadunajskycategories: B...: Book:  HELP ME! by Donna M. Zadunajsky categories : Book,  Bullying ,  Suicide ,  Cutting ,  Young Adult ,  Depression ,  Growing Up , ...

HELP ME! receives its first review on Amazon. I have also listed it below.

This review is from: Help Me!: Once I slice, it relieves so much pressure, I can breathe again... (Volume 1) (Paperback)
Help Me! is the story of what bullying can do to a person. Mick is a teenage boy dealing with his parents divorce, losing his friend to suicide and dealing with bully's who make his life miserable. Layla is the one girl who is willing to talk with Mick and ends being a great friend to him but notices that he is hiding something until one night that will change the both of their lives forever.

This is a quick read but it brings a strong message of bullying and suicide, a topic that needs to be addressed in school. I do believe this book needs to be in schools everywhere just for the message it brings about what bullying can do to a person. Losing someone to suicide is never easy and heartbreaking for the family and friends who are effected by it but even more for the person who went through something that nobody can understand even with all the help in the world, nobody can change their mind once it's made up.

Thank You to Donna M. Zadunajsky for writing a book that brings a topic that everyone like to hide out in the open.

I received this book from the Author in exchange for a honest review.

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Please help nominate my latest novel Hidden Secrets for publication through Amazon Kindle Scout. If my book gets selected, I will receive a 5 year publishing contract, but I need your help to win!

Then if you would please post and share this with the people on your page and in your email address. The more people who vote the better my chances. The ones that nominate my book will receive a free eBook copy when the book is released.
Thank you so much for the help!

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Book: HELP ME! by Donna M. Zadunajsky

Book: HELP ME! by Donna M. Zadunajsky

categories: Book, BullyingSuicideCuttingYoung AdultDepressionGrowing UpTeen Suicide

Donna M. Zadunajsky

Author Donna M. Zadunajskyabout this bookThis book is about teen suicide and the struggles they face as they are growing up. I was inspired to write this book because my daughter knew someone who wanted and tried to kill himself. I choose to go with this cover because her friend was a cutter.

So many kids and adults out there are suffering from something we all know as depression. There are so many that we don't always know who they are. They could be the person we sit next to on the bus or in our math class at school. They may not show any signs of self-destruction on the outside, but on the inside, they want to die, or at most, hurt themselves because they don't think they're good enough, pretty enough, or likable enough. But the truth is, they are loved more than they know. Is it that they don't see it? Or is it that they don't think they're loveable enough for us? How is one person born without these thoughts and self-esteem issues, and another that just wants their world to end? Is it their lifestyle that makes them feel a certain way? Maybe a parent, an alcoholic or drug abuser is abusing them at home? We all live and are raised differently, but what makes us become so depressed that we want to end our life? I'm sure most of us have experienced some kind of bullying in our life. Maybe when we were in school, or maybe even at our job where we work. There's always someone who has to be better than us or get his or her own way. Maybe they feel more superior when they're bullying other people?

I don't know all the answers, but I do know that we need to do something about it.

Friday, January 1, 2016

A look at 2015


Here are the Goodread Winners for my novel FAMILY SECRETS.

Joanne Holland
Thomas Barrington
Ann Neza
Cheryl Bruder
Susan Csoke

Congratulations on winning a signed copy of my book!

Honorable Mentions:
I'm also thrilled to share that my novel FAMILY SECRETS "Secrets and Second Chances", Book 1; received honorable mentions in the Florida Book Festival I entered earlier this year!

Books I read in 2015:

         1: Still Alice
         2: Barely Breathing
         3: Out of Breath
         4: Waterproof Mascara
         5: Forbidden
         6: Sharp Objects
         7: Look Again
         8: Insurgent
         10: Twenty-Eight and a Half Wishes
         11: From a Buick 8
         12: I Was Here
         13: The Witness
         14: What Alice Forgot
         15: UR
         16: The Nightingale
         17: The Girl in the Green Raincoat
         18: Mile 81
         19: Fear the Worst
         20: Winter's Tale
         21: The List
         22: Three Wishes
         23: The Great Gatsby
         24: Dargo Island
         25: Tell Me Lies
         26: The Touch
         27: Gone Too Far
         28:  Mr. Mercedes
         29: Gone
         30: Breaking Rules
         31: Held
         32: Over
         33: Not a Drill
         34: The Last Anniversary
         35: The Child
         36: Liars, Inc.
         37: Dark Places
         38: Not Forgotten
         39: The Ocean at the End of the Lane
         40: The Girls of Mischief Bay
         41: Bone Dust White
         42: Three Wishes
         43: Look Behind You
         44: Every Fifteen Minutes
         45: Help for the Haunted
         46: 14
         47: One Tuesday Morning
         48: The Silkworm
         49: Pines
         50: Beyond Tuesday Morning
         51: Broken Promises
         52: The Girl on the Train
         53: The Escape
         54: The Chance
         55: Every Now & Then
         56: One Breath Away
         57: Another Thing to Fall
         58: How to Fall
         59: Stroke of Innocence!
         60: Some Girls are
         61: Paper Towns
         62: Chasing Sunsets
         63: Mile 81
         64: Everything I Never Told You
         65: Cracked Up to Be
         66: The Hypnotist's Love Story
         67: Never Knowing
         68: Rain Girl
         69: The Good Girl
         70: Bet Your Life
         71: Collision
         72: Cold Fear
         73:  I Am Legend
         74: Always Watching
         75: Clouded Vision
         76: Innocence
         77: Sarah's Key
         78: Saving Grace
         79: Killing Floor
         80: A Killing at the Creek
         81: Drunken Fireworks
         82: Let the Right One In
         83: And Then She Was Gone
         84: Big Little Lies
         85: Confessions Of A Cutter
         86: Flowers in the Attic
         87: Accused
         88: Sunset Kisses
         89: Daddy's Little Girl
         90: Shutter Island
         91: The Boston Girl: A Novel
         92: Absolute Power
         93: The One That Got Away
         94: Where She Went
         95: The Best of Me
         96: The Family of Jesus
         97: The Friends of Jesus
         98: See Me
         99: Broken Harbour
         100: Lone Wolf
         101: The Girls of Mischief Bay
         102: Petals on the Wind
         103: Croak
         104: Go Set a Watchman
         105: My Sister's Grave
         106: My Dirty Confession
         107: Baltimore Blues
         108: Left Drowning
         109: The Girl on the Train
         110: The Stationary Bike
         111: Second Life
         112: Wintergirls
         113: The Fifth Floor
         114: Pretty Baby
         115: Gone Again
         116: The Grownup
         117: Torn Away
         118: Finders Keepers
         119: The Half Life
         120: If You Find Me
         121: The Murder House
         122: Bitter End
         123: Still
         124: Perfect Escape
         125: 11 Birthdays
         126: Trust Your Eyes
         127: HELP ME!

         128: Blackberry Winter

This year I introduced myself to and found that listening to a book while doing work around the house was very convenient. I have highlighted the books in red from Audible; the rest I read.

HAPPY 2016!