Anne Eliot Donates to the #BooksAgainstBullying Campaign! #amreading #youngadult #romance

Posted by on September 11, 2012 in BAB Campaign | 6 comments

HELL YEAH! The wonderful Anne Eliot is donating to the Books Against Bullying Campaign! I’m very excited about this donation because Anne’s book is pretty hot right now! You’ll have to download a copy to see why for yourself, but her book (at the time I am writing this post) has 4.6 stars over 158 reviews and is ranked 831 in the kindle store (Ranked 4 for Girls and Women Fiction and 27 for love and romance). Yeah, this is hot stuff and you DON’T want to miss out. I’m so honored that Anne would donate her book to this cause.

When not listening to any and ALL love songs, or pining for Tim Horton’s to open in Colorado, Anne ponders Joseph Campbell. His work has inspired her to study story structure and how emotion within a story can move people through time–across language barriers and cultures. Emotion and love, she believes, are everything. Anne is married to a saint, has a family that keeps her sane, the world’s cutest dog and an Italian-Canadian mom plus an Irish-American dad. This means they travel tons, love food, hugs, and huge, noisy family gatherings.

Anne writes middle grade and young adult fiction full time. She’s also a proud member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators (SCBWI), Romance Writers of America (RWA), Pikes Peak Writers, and Digital Book World.

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Also a BIG thank you goes to Anne for providing this guest blog on the topic of bullying!

Bullying is about power over those who are believed to be weaker than the bully. 
At it’s root for the person being bullied, is fear. Your own fear.
I’ve learned if you can see fear as simple ENERGY, instead of seeing fear as a WALL, holding you hostage–it helps. 

If you can push away the bully’s attempt to hurt you–and keep yourself surrounded by self-love and personal strength, then your energy will increase. 
If you stay in that strong space, that bully loses power instantly. 

Read the lyrics to Katy Perry’s song Part of Me, or David Guetta’s lyrics for the song Titanium.
These artists are amazing. They get that no one can take your power away from you. Don’t let other people change who you are.

When I was in high school, a kid used to slam me behind a door, or ram my shoulder, cause me to drop stuff every chance she got. She’d always say after,  ‘just jokin’ ha ha’. I was such a spaced out person (still am) she could come up on me face to face. I often wouldn’t see her until it was too late. I hated myself for that, and for laughing it off in front of everyone, even though she scared me, hurt me and humiliated me. As for telling on her. I thought that was impossible. I let myself believe she was ‘joking’. I also spent my time in the hallways with my heart gripped, waiting for her next surprise attack. She was a bully. And I let her change me for three years.
First know you are not alone. If so many artists sing, write, and paint the message to ‘stay strong and powerful inside of yourself’  with all of us relating to this concept, then it’s possible we all have faced a bully. Most probably your bully lives in a terrible space where they are a victim of bullying themselves, or they would not be doing this to you.

Above all:  TELL. TELL. And TELL again. 
The more you speak, the more you move the air in your lungs and can remember FEAR is only air, energy–that you can control within yourself.
That’s all you have power over. You. Sadly, not the bully. 

If you are currently being bullied, hold your head high. Don’t be ashamed of what someone else is doing TO you. You don’t need to stay quiet. Even if the biggest noises you make against your bully are in your heart, be sure to shout them out. Be safe, inside yes, but also outside. Don’t be afraid to reach out and grab someone’s arm that you don’t know (or one that you do). Directly ask them to walk with you, to stay with you, to go with you to your locker, your car. Ask them to listen to you. Tell your story again, and again, until you don’t need them anymore or until someone helps you. It’s okay to ask for help because some bullies are truly dangerous.

And remember, the shame that comes with bullying is not yours. Don’t accept that. The shame belongs to the bully. So many kids mix that up and this is why they hold silent. Please be the kid that tells. This is not your fault. It’s not because you’re broken. It’s because the bully is broken. It’s their bad energy, not yours. You don’t need keep their darkness inside you. Because no one has the power to touch your light.
xo Annie

At a freshman party she doesn’t remember…Jess Jordan was almost raped.
…Almost. Very nearly. Not quite. Three years later, Jess has managed to make everyone believe she’s better. Over it. Because she is….Almost. Very nearly. Not quite.

Unfortunately, until Jess proves she’s back to normal activities, her parents won’t discuss college. So, she lands a summer internship and strikes a deal with hockey jock, Gray Porter: He gets $8,000. She gets a fake boyfriend and a social life.

Jess has no idea Gray signed on for reasons other than money. She also never expects to fall in love. But Gray’s amazingly hot, holds her hand all the time, and makes her forget that he’s simply doing his job. It’s like having a real boyfriend
…Almost. Very nearly. Not quite.

Gray Porter is hiding secrets of his own. About Jess Jordan. About why he’s driven to protect her, why he won’t cash her checks, or deny her anything she asks.

Buy Your Copy!


Holy crud, what can I say? I’M DEFINITELY PLANNING TO BUY MY COPY! This one sounds GREAT! Pick up this great book if you’re looking for a great read and want to support an amazing author!

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You can add this book on the Authors with Amazing and Generous Hearts list on Goodreadsor vote for it if it’s already there! Please also “like” the list at the bottom.

If you would like to donate to the BAB Campaign, please email booksagainstbullies {at} gmail {dot} com

Thank you for stopping by!

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Rebecca Hamilton is a USA Today bestselling Paranormal Fantasy author. Her bestselling Forever Girl Series is available at online retailers and has been optioned for film with Witten Pictures. The Hungarian edition has been published with IPC books and the German edition has been published with Darkiss, a Harlequin imprint.


  1. Anne, what a wonderful post! No one has the right to make you feel bad, to take away your happiness. If everyone speaks out, bullying will come to an end. A big thanks to you and Rebecca for discussing this issue! ALMOST is an AWESOME book and I can’t recommend it enough!

  2. Great message. I’m so glad that the message against bullying is being spread. So many people can be hurt by a bully. It takes courage to stand up for yourself and tell, but doing so helps others and yourself. Go #booksagainstbulliescampain!

  3. …And if you see someone else getting bullied? TELL.

    I can’t remember how many times I, as a teen who was bullied incessantly, looked around, saw someone else getting bullied, and said, “If I say something, it’ll just make my problems AND their problems worse.” And then kept my mouth shut.

    Not true. If the bullies can’t make you shut up – they lose.

  4. Thanks for donating your book, Anne! And for the great message and reminders. I’m printing your post for my sister’s 6th graders – they need to hear it!

  5. As a teacher in middle school, this topic is so relevant. I’m going to share this. Thank you, Annie!

  6. Bullying is still such a problem, from elementary school on. Kudos to Anne for taking up the subject in such an important book. Also, nice move to donate to the #booksagainstbullying campaign. We’ve got to keep pushing to let kids know bullying is NOT ok.

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