Month: July 2014

Every Ugly Word by Aimee L. Salter

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Aimee L. Salter author of Every Ugly Word.

I am thrilled to share the very exciting news, that my writing buddy (and person who introduced me to the big wide world of blogging and social media), Aimee L. Salter’s new book Every Ugly Word has been released today. And not only released, but launched with an almighty great fanfare as part of a brand new digital-first imprint, Alloy Entertainment – a division of the Warner Bros. Television Group. Their first three titles are: Imitation by Heather Hildenbrand, Rebel Wing by Tracy Banghart and  Every Ugly Word by Aimee L. Salter.

With programmes like Pretty Little Liars, Gossip Girl, The Vampire Diaries and The 100, under their belt, it’s fair to say they’re pretty good at spotting a good thing. Here’s what they had to say:

Alloy Entertainment acquired the books based on the unique voices of the authors and originality of the stories. The company worked closely with each of the writers throughout the publishing process in an effort to gain the widest possible readership. The books will be published under the Alloy Entertainment publishing banner, which currently includes more than 75 New York Times bestsellers.

Those of you who follow this blog, will know Aimee initially self-published this book under the title Breakable. The heartbreaking theme and raw emotion was powerful from the outset – which no doubt brought her to the attention of Alloy Entertainment. Working with them, Every Other Word has taken the story to another level. In Aimee’s words:

It’s slimmer, richer and 100% better than the original, in my opinion. Same premise and basic plot, same characters – but a lot of new content and a completely new delivery of the ending.

Every%20Ugly%20WordEvery Ugly Word follows 17 year old Ashley who is relentlessly bullied at her high school and by her own mother, and his helplessly in love with her best friend, Matt.

She seeks help by looking to her future self, “Older Me” who supports her through it all and teaches her to love herself. But is she really seeking “Older Me” or is she looking within herself for the answers?

When Ashley looks in the mirror she can see and talk to her future self. “Older Me” has been her support system through her relentless tormentor’s bullying, her unstable mother at home, and her forlorn love for her longtime best friend. But when Ashley discovers “Older Me’s” betrayal, she is targeted in the worst way and impends her last chance with Matt. She’s done with hearing every ugly word.

Aimee has a gift of being able to transport you back to those years when growing up was full of promise, pain and a clarity of feeling so sharp to be almost unbearable. I’m thrilled that the advanced reviews reflect this too:

“Original. Authentic. Heart-breaking….Officially one of my favorites!”

— Cora Carmack, New York Times Bestselling author of Losing It.

“A gripping story about a teen facing her demons with twists you won’t see coming, Every Ugly Word is a chilling and heartbreaking debut with raw emotion searing every page. I couldn’t put it down.”­

— Katie Sise, author of The Boyfriend App. 

Every Ugly Word is a punch to the gut from chapter one. The tension and mystery build through every page to an inevitable showdown that left me breathless. With a splintered protagonist you can’t help but root for, you’ll battle through the worst of humanity’s ugliness to emerge at the end dirty and broken and full of hope.”

— Mary Elizabeth Summer, author of Trust Me, I’m Lying.

If you want to congratulate Aimee, or get in touch you can do so here:

Better yet, head over to Amazon and buy Every Ugly Word for yourself.

Huge kudos and much love to an author who has worked harder than anyone I know, and has poured her heart into this story. Way to go Aimee!!!

 

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