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Thursday, December 30, 2010

Changing for the New Year!

2010 was definitely an...interesting...year!

Not that I regret one single thing that occurred in 2010, but honestly it did open my eyes to who I am as a novelist, a motivator, and a woman overall! I have grown in ways that were scary, uncomfortable, and downright shocking! Yet I am GRATEFUL for every lesson that was taught; for if it weren't for those lessons I would not be able to grow to the next level.

With that said, things will be vastly different in 2011. I'm going to give my ALL and then some to my craft, my readers, and all those that I come in contact with! I have truly transformed this year, and even though I'm not done I can feel the difference in my personal and professional life already. I am open to receive all of the abundant blessings that God has for me in 2011...and I'm open to giving even more! This year is going to be EPIC! More books! More blogs! More projects! More fans/readers! More growth! More expansion!

As I always say...let's GYIT it!

~Rockstarr~Over~&~Out~

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Thank you for attending...

...my Pixel Project Paint It Purple blog party! I wanted to wrap up with a more detailed account of my story, but my body is requesting rest! I will say this though, I found the strength to get out, and you can do the same. It won't be easy. It will be worth it. Your life is too valuable to waste on someone that does not value you! Make the decision to get out now before it's too late!

Thank you once again. I hope you found the blogs informative. There will be more blogs coming from me soon so stay tuned. Take care, have an amazingly blessed day, and know that you are worthy of true love!

DV is not okay! If you or someone you know is stuck in a domestic violence situation please seek help IMMEDIATELY! Tomorrow may be too late! Visit http://www.ncadv.org/ or call (800) 799-SAFE (7233). You don't have to put up with DV. Take a stand for yourself and get out...TODAY!


~Rockstarr~Over~&~Out~

Friday, October 15, 2010

Blogging Finale 10/16

Due to unforeseen circumstances, I had to abruptly halt the blog party. The final posting will come tomorrow...along with the winner of the Paint It Purple Gift Basket! That means I'll be accepting entries until then! Email author@diamondcartelnovels.com with your name, age, and contact information (email or phone). Thanks to those that attended, and prepare for the grand finale!

My Story: Part 1

My experience with violence and abusive relationships was more than physical. I've had to endure more than one level of abuse, yet with the help of God I got out alive. I'll speak directly about my experiences in the next posting, but for now here is an article I wrote about my situation that was published in Flaimahmy Magazine.

Out of the Shadows

DV is not okay! If you or someone you know is stuck in a domestic violence situation please seek help IMMEDIATELY! Tomorrow may be too late! Visit http://www.ncadv.org/ or call (800) 799-SAFE (7233). You don't have to put up with DV. Take a stand for yourself and get out...TODAY!


~Rockstarr~

My personal take on domestic violence


DV is not okay! If you or someone you know is stuck in a domestic violence situation please seek help IMMEDIATELY! Tomorrow may be too late! Visit http://www.ncadv.org/ or call (800) 799-SAFE (7233). You don't have to put up with DV. Take a stand for yourself and get out...TODAY!
~Rockstarr~

DV: A Minor Charge With Major Punishment

In the court of law, domestic violence is considered a misdemeanor. While it is the equivalent of assault and battery (actually, it is assault and battery amongst couples), there is no felony conviction. That doesn't mean the assaulter gets off scott free! They still are held accountable for their actions in ways that can affect their standard of living...and their life.

When a person pleads guilty/is found guilty of domestic violence several punishments may be issued. Depending on their criminal history, even if they don't have one, they can still do jail time and have heavy fines imposed upon them. The DV charges go on their criminal record and can affect their ability to carry firearms; even your employment may be affected depending on the requirements of your job.

In the case of divorce/separation, a DV charge can affect your ability to see your children, gain custody, or set foot on your residence/property. If there's a history of DV on record, it makes the situation worse. The person assaulted may also be granted a restraining order which can cover them and their children if any are involved.

Being a survivor of domestic violence, I don't think this punishment is enough. When I filed charges, all my assaulter got was 24 hours in jail (only because he had to wait to sign out on his own recognizance), and probation for a year. That was it! Personally, I think it should be considered a felony; either second or third degree. Something more serious than a misdemeanor! I guess in due time there will be changes, but only if we stand together and say enough is enough!

DV is not okay! If you or someone you know is stuck in a domestic violence situation please seek help IMMEDIATELY! Tomorrow may be too late! Visit http://www.ncadv.org/ or call (800) 799-SAFE (7233). You don't have to put up with DV. Take a stand for yourself and get out...TODAY!


~Rockstarr~

What is domestic violence?

Domestic violence is summed up as physical altercations between two people that are in a relationship. Typically, but not always, the assaulter is the male and the person being assaulted is the female. Statistically the following has been found:

  • 1 in 4 women will be involved in a DV situation
  • Approx. 1.3 million women are assaulted by their partner yearly
  • 85% of all DV cases involve women
(*statistics found at http://www.ncadv.org/)

Numbers don't lie...and with statistics like this it baffles me to wonder why more isn't being done about this heinous crime. What is even more disturbing is that even MORE cases go UNREPORTED!

Many women refuse to report DV incidents for various reasons:
  • They don't want to make their spouse/significant (or in my opinion not-so-significant) other upset
  • They don't feel protected by the police
  • Children are involved
  • They don't want to end up sad and lonely
  • They feel it's their fault
All of these reasons can apply, yet none of them are valid. No one, and I mean absolutely NO ONE, has the right to lay their hands on you! PERIOD! DV is a punishable crime, and although it's considered a misdemeanor (which I'll discuss more in the next blog) it is a punishable offense.

Regardless of any excuse, DV is not okay! If you or someone you know is stuck in a domestic violence situation please seek help IMMEDIATELY! Tomorrow may be too late! Visit http://www.ncadv.org/ or call (800) 799-SAFE (7233). You don't have to put up with DV. Take a stand for yourself and get out...TODAY!

~Rockstarr~

Welcome to my Pixel Project Paint It Purple blog party!

Hello fans/friends!

Thank you for attending my Paint It Purple blog party. The purpose of this event is to shed some light on domestic violence and ways we can stop it. I will post a blog every half hour with information you can use to help either yourself or someone you love get out of a DV situation. I will also share my experience with DV and how I got out. There will be a lot of posting going on! Feel free to read and comment on them all!

Also, as I stated in the video, I will be giving away a Paint It Purple Gift Basket full of goodies. To enter, simply email author@diamondcartelnovels.com with your name, age, and why you feel DV needs to stop. It doesn't have to be an entire essay...sometimes the less words used the better.

Finally, please remember that ALL ROYALTIES made from sales os Hurricane today will be donated to The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence! I have a personal goal to donate $100 minimum this month! Please help me reach that goal! Simply make your purchase on one of the following sites:

Books ordered from the last two sites will be personally autographed by myself. This is a cause i am VERY passioinate about. It's time to become aware of the problem so we can find a solution...together!

The postings will begin soon. I can't wait to hear your thoughts! So let's get this party started already!!!

~Rockstarr~

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Paint In Purple blog party coming 10/15!

Friday, October 1, 2010

October is National Domestic Violence Prevention Month

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Books Currently Available

Here is a list of links for books that are currently available:

Hurricane ($5-$9.95)

http://www.diamondcartelnovels.com/
www.isyspublications.com/purchase
http://www.amazon.com/
www.createspace.com/3559689
http://www.amazon.com/Hurricane-ebook/dp/B003XVZC56 (Kindle)

7 Principles to Guide You to Success in 7 Dimensions of Your Life ($7.77)

www.isyspublications.com/purchase
http://www.amazon.com/ (Kindle)

Here's a list of what's coming soon...like, REAL soon!

Gemini (collaboration with J. Cartier) - Oct. 5th
Diamond's Reign -  Nov. 23rd
Amaya's Gift - Feb. 2011

There's more where that came from so stay tuned! Here's how you can link with me for more information:

Facebook
Twitter
YouTube
Web Site

As always, thank you for all the love, support, and prayers you flood my way! Your energy fuels me to keep growing and keep going! You truly are appreciated!

~Rockstarr~Over~&~Out~

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Gemini Pre-Sale Has Started!

How dare I forget to mention this?!

Gemini, my collaboration with author J. Cartier, is now available for pre-sale. Simply pre-order your copy for $9.95 at www.isyspublications.com/purchase. The novel will be released on October 5th. The trailer can be viewed at YouTube! Make sure you reserve your copy of the HOTTEST NOVEL OF THE YEAR!!!

~Rockstarr~Over~&~Out~

Going Purple for October!

Hey!

I have something really serious to discuss. October is National Domestic Violence Prevention Month, and anyone that knows me personally knows how PASSIONATE I am about stopping domestic violence. With that being said, I have an array of events that I'm planning for the ENTIRE month of October. They are still in the works now, but my YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, Web Site, and Blog sites will ALL be purple for the month of October. I'm asking that all of my fans join me in supporting the prevention of domestic violence. It's not just women that are affected; children and even men suffer at the hands of someone they love. This is just another effort of mine to put a stop to the madness. Stay tuned for more details as they emerge, and let's put an end to domestic violence...PERMANENTLY!

~Rockstarr~Over~&~Out~

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

New web site content!

Hey Fans!

I have updated my site and have some new things for you to check out. First I have added a tab for my vlogs that I post on YouTube! You can now find Diamond's Gems under the vlog tab. There's a new topic every Wednesday and Saturday so stay tuned for fresh content! You can also subscribe to my YouTube channel!

I've also created a tab for music, books, and movies that I recommend. These come from personal use or personal association so check them out!

<<--This is an example of what you may find under my recommendations tab on my site! This is my mentor's book! It's an EXCELLENT read! Check Miss Shanel Cooper-Sykes out!

I'm still working hard on a few new projects. I will post updates soon. Until then stop by the page, show some love, purchase Hurricane and some things from my recommendations tab, and keep in touch!

Oh...and SPREAD THE WORD!!!

~Rockstarr~Over~and~Out~

Monday, July 26, 2010

I'm Back!

Hey fans!

It's been a long time coming, but The Rockstarr has returned to the blogging world! This time around I will post more than short stories. You will get a glimpse of my every day grind, how I come up with story lines, what's in store from myself and my company Isys Publications LLC, and so much more! I will post frequently so stay tuned.

Here is what's currently going on in The Rockstarr's world:

Hurricane is available in paperback ($9.95) AND eBook ($5) at the following sites:

http://www.diamondcartelnovels.com/ (paperback & eBook)
http://www.isyspublications.com/ (paperback & eBook)
http://www.amazon.com/ (paperback)
www.createspace.com/3359689 (paperback)

I have a video blog entitled Diamond's Gems that I post on YouTube every Wednesday and Saturday. Subscribe to my YouTube Channel, check them out, and leave your feedback at gems@diamondcartelnovels.com.

I co-wrote yet another novel Gemini with upcoming author J. Cartier. Pre-sales are going on now at http://www.isyspublications.com/. The book will be available Sept. 28th, 2010.

I also have two other novels to be released. Diamond's Reign is set for Oct. 19th, 2010 and As I Die Slowly is set to be released on Dec. 1st, 2010 on World AIDS Day. Pre-sale details for these two are coming soon.

I have so many other projects in the works so fasten your seat belt...it's going to be one rockin' ride!

~Rockstarr~Over~and~Out~