Showing posts from June, 2017

Behind Closed Doors Promo

Life in a small town is always the same.
Everyone knows everyone else's business. This is the world that Ivy Martin grew up in. Her life was far from perfect. Bullied mercilessly in high school. All she wanted was to leave the town and all the cruel kids behind and start a new life.
But when she goes to the annual graduation party things take a turn for the worse. One of her only male friends, Landon takes advantage of her, leaving her feeling dirty and used.
College wasn't any different. The kids are just as cruel. Then she meets a man and hopes that her luck had finally changed, but Daven isn't who Ivy thought he was. And before she knows what is happening she's trapped in an abusive relationship with almost no way to escape. Isolated from her friends and family, she has nowhere to turn.
This is one woman's story of the devastating heart break that domestic abuse can bring.

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Marsy's Law

What if the criminal who tore your life apart showed up on your doorstep?
Marsy's Law would strengthen notification of major case developments for victims.
Idaho's crime victims deserve a stronger voice. You can help.
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The Sounds of Advice #49: Finding Balance with an Invisible Illness

Balancing an invisible illness, be it mental or physical, with school or work obligations.

Aisling: It can feel exhausting both physically and mentally to balance an invisible illness with school, work or other obligations. It's best to try and take it day by day. If there are bigger goals that have to be met, try setting smaller goals over time that will eventually lead you to your bigger goals.  Vent when you feel the need to someone that you trust & that tries to help & understand your situation.
If things start to feel too overwhelming set aside everything else and take some time for you. Your health is important and you need to take care of yourself first before being able to take care of everything else.
Sandy: I have struggled with depression for many many years myself. Most people wouldn't know this. I have found ways to cope with it, but I also know when I need to see a Dr about it when it gets too bad. At work when it hits me if I can I try to take a break to kin…

YouTube/Song of the Day Spotlight with Aisling Spofford

Meet Aisling Spofford, the face behind our YouTube channel and Song of the Day!

I'm Aisling Spofford, I'm a wife & a mom to three beautiful girls. In my spare time I read, write and spend time with my family. 
I post the song of the Day & do youtube videos for Rock & Roll Saved My Soul. 

I love being a part of the Rock and Roll Saved My Soul team. We're a great group of people putting together some awesome projects to help different charities.

Be sure to follow our YouTube Channel and send in your requests for Song of the Day! 

We have a few theme days for SOTD:
Cover Song Monday
Throwback Thursday
Under the Radar Saturday
Acoustic Sunday

If your song falls under one of those, let us know! It helps us out a lot.

COVER REVEAL: Everyday Miracles

Title: Everyday Miracles Publisher: Rock & Roll Saved My Soul Genre: Miracles  Release Date: July 2017 
Synopsis:  Thy life's a miracle.  --King Lear, William Shakespeare 
Have you ever experienced something that seemed impossible, but inexplicably became a reality? In each of the stories and poems in this anthology you will dive into a world where the impossible becomes possible by the work of a divine agency, hopefully bringing a tear to your eye and joy in your heart. Miracles are all around us if we open our eyes and truly believe. 

Author List: Andrea Stenlund Munia Khan Kate Marie Robbins Brittany Whitmire Heather Kirchhoff Sandy Ashley Esther Rohm Carol Cassada Michaelle Madrid Jasmine McGhee Aisling Spofford

Coming soon!!!  All proceeds support CHERUBS.

The Sounds of Advice #48: Social Bullying

The definition of social bullying: social or covert bullying involves spreading rumors about another person, purposely leaving someone out of an activity or group or embarrassing a person in public. Another form of bullying that falls into this category involves encouraging others to avoid a certain person or group.
The topic of today's blog post is about social bullying: how you can combat it and cope with it.

Sandy: We all at some point hear something about ourselves that clearly didn't happen. As adults it can still happen in a work environment. I have dealt with things like this before. The rumor was that I hacked this other co-worker's Facebook. All because she posted something on her fb and her husband saw. Instead of taking the front of what she did she blamed me because I was over at her house the other day helping her with something. Now some people believed her and others didn't. I just shrugged it off because I knew the truth. I had no reason. To hack her Face…

Facebook Spotlight with Lori McBroom and Michaelle Madrid

Meet Lori McBroom and Michaelle Madrid, the faces behind the RRSMS Facebook page!

My name is Lori and I am 33 years old. I am in charge of the rock and roll saved my soul page on facebook. The group has inspired me to like different music and we inspired other people not to be bullied and I am lucky to be proud of this group 

Michaelle Madrid is a wife, mother, friend, reader and writer. She lives with her family in the dry heat of the Arizona desert. She received a B.A. in Communication with a minor in English from The University of New Mexico and spent ten years working in corporate America. She currently has a few works in progress and is co-writing with a self published author. Michaelle's Muses is a Facebook page she has just recently created and dedicated to all of her different writing; please follow along.
I joined rrsms because I love the way the group reaches out to help others. I am happy to work with an organization that allows me the flexibility to serve our followers on…

Current Submissions

Today I just wanted to take the time to update everyone on the anthologies that are currently accepting submissions! 

Please consider submitting something! If you have any questions, please contact us via e-mail or through any of our social media accounts! 

The Sounds of Advice #47: Physical Bullying

Physical Bullying. This is any bullying that hurts someone's body or damages their possessions. Stealing, shoving, hitting, fighting, and destroying property all are types of physical bullying. Physical bullying is rarely the first form of bullying that a target will experience.
Today's blog post will talk about what you should do if you're being physically bullied and coping mechanisms. 

Aisling: If you are being physically bullied you may feel ashamed & want to hide it from others. Please, don't. 
Confide in someone you trust to get the help you need. 
Too often people have tried to hide that they are being physically bullied & can later on end up in life threatening situations because of it.
Sandy: My son was physically bullied at school a couple years ago. All because he let the teacher know the kid had his phone out in class. He wasn't able to fight back really because of how the kid had him, but he did go and tell a teacher what happened and they took care…

Instagram Spotlight with Radeyah Ali and Keleigh Grosso

Meet Radeyah Ali and Keleigh Grosso, the faces behind the RRSMS Instagram!

I really believe in #RockAndRollSavedMySoul. We are a charitable publishing house and we are constantly looking for ways to support and help minority groups through our published work. I absolutely love helping out with #RRSMS's Instagram account since I use Instagram every single day and I think it's such a strong platform for advertising and getting the word out about our charitable publishing house. 
I am an Attorney at law by profession and I have a huge passion for reading. Books mean a great deal to me and my enthusiasm for them fueled me to open my own online bookstore, Scribbles and Quills, and to start my own BookTube Channel on YouTube called 'RadeyahTV'. I also sometimes have a compulsion to write poems, short stories and novels and have been published numerous times under the pen name, R.H.Ali, including in some lovely RRSMS books! 
I am a proud Muslim and I've founded the social me…

Rock & Roll Saved My Soul: A Musician's Tale

Instead of posting an interview from the book, I'll share with you today a bunch of quotes from the collection. Enjoy! 

The book can be purchased on Amazon if you're intrigued by these quotes. And be sure and leave us a review there and on Goodreads!

The Sounds of Advice #46: Verbal Bullying

Verbal bullying is a means of using words in a negative way such as insults, teasing, put downs, etc., to gain power over someone else's life. Many people's lives have been destroyed by verbal abuse at home, in schools and business settings.

Aisling: When it comes to verbal bullying you may feel angry and flustered and want to retaliate verbally as well. Don't, that will give the bully the reaction they are looking for. Talk to someone you trust about it & stay away from the person who is verbally bullying you if possible. Do your best to ignore them. Eventually in most situations they will give up & move on.
Sandy: If you are being verbally bullied. Walk away from the person. They may keep saying things as you do, but go find help and let someone know what happened. So that way things can be handled. If you don't have anyone that can handle it, just make sure the words that are told you that they don't bother you. The less reaction you give them the more the…

June Band of the Month: Daughtry

Daughtry is an American rock band formed and fronted by namesake Chris Daughtry, who was a finalist on the fifth season of American Idol. Their self-titled debut album was released in November 2006 and reached number one on the Billboard 200. The album went on to sell more than four million copies in the United States, and has been certified quadruple platinum by the RIAA. Daughtry was also named the best selling album of 2007 by Billboard, becoming the fastest-selling debut rock album in Soundscan history. The album produced four top 20 hits on the Billboard Hot 100, including top five hits "It's Not Over" and "Home".
The band's second album, Leave This Town, was released in July 2009 and debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 chart, becoming Daughtry's second number one album in the United States. To date, Leave This Town has sold over 1.3 million copies in the United States and has been certified platinum by the RIAA. The album's lead single, …

Band of the Month/The Sounds of Advice Spotlight with Sandy Ashley

Meet Sandy Ashley, the face behind Band of the Month and one of three lovely ladies that help with The Sounds of Advice column. 

My name is Sandy Ashley! I'm a mom of 3 kids, almost 4. They are 12, 5, 15 months and I'm due July 8th. My family means everything to me. There is nothing I wouldn't do for them. They keep me going no matter what.
Other things that I do when I am not working on RRSMS stuff, is writing, swimming, playing games or watching tv. I do love of course spending time with my kids most of all. I try to do a lot of the things I like with them. I have one published short story which I am very proud of having done. I am still working on two full length novels.
I have been working with RRSMS from the start. It is certainly something that I was proud to be a part of! II always love the new an exciting things that we come up with to help reach out to more people! The fact that everything we earn from our published books goes to charity is just amazing. I have never…

June Volunteer of the Month: Lori McBroom

June Volunteer of the Month: Lori McBroom!!
My name is Lori and I was born in Hahn Germany on an American base and dad was in the air force as a special agent and I know a little German as well and I got to see the Berlin Wall fall down as well. I have 1 blood brother and 4 half brothers and 1 half sister and 3 step-brothers.

A message from the RRSMS Team:
Kate: We've been friends for a very long time. It has been such a priveledge to get to work with you. You are a team player and do a great job. Thank you for everything that you do for RRSMS! 
Sid: Thank you for all your hard work. it's a joy to work with you.
Andrea: do a phenomenal job! We greatly appreciate all your hard work and dedication to RRSMS. You're amazing. Keep it up!
Renee: Thank you for sharing your time and being a member of the RRSMS family!
Radeyah: Thanks for all you do for RRSMS Lori!
Aisling: Thank you for all your help Lori! Keep up the great work!
Twinkle: Great Job Lori! Thanks for everything yo…