Welcome Bailey Bradford, author of Wild Ones: Destined Prey.
Hi Bailey, thank you for being here today. Tell us a little about yourself, your background, and your current book.
This book came about because Beany and I were chatting, and I told her I wanted to write a book and donate the royalties to my friend Cherri to help with medical bills that had accumulated. In April of this year, Cherri’s son Peyton was diagnosed with Ewing’s Sarcoma. He had a mass that was encompassing almost the entire area of one of his lungs.
Cherri hasn’t been able to clean houses like she’d done for her income. Her husband has missed work, too. St. Jude’s, where Peyton’s been receiving treatment, doesn’t charge for services, and they are a fantastic hospital. They do so much for the children and families there. So very much. If you’d like to donate to a worthwhile charity, please consider St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital:
Before Peyton was sent to and accepted by St. Jude’s, he had been treated by his doctor and the hospital near his hometown. Those are the bills that they need help with, and what I hope to, with help from everyone who purchases this book, unburden the Hollingsworth’s from.
Peyton is a funny, loving, 11-year old boy who loves playing outside, riding go-carts, and Batman. In April, we found out he had cancer. Peyton has asthma, and often had to have nebulizer treatments, so when he was having trouble breathing, his doctor thought it was asthma. But nothing worked to ease his breathing, and the doctor sent Peyton to the hospital for a suspected collapsed lung.
From one day to the next, it went from us thinking he had a severe bout of asthma to finding out that he had a tumor pressing his lung up until it was almost completely obscured, and he couldn’t get much, if any, air into it.
Peyton was sent to St. Jude’s and diagnosed with Ewing’s Sarcoma. The mass was attached to one rib, and was spreading. He has undergone radiation, surgery, and chemotherapy, several transfusions and MRI’s, numerous tests and received numerous shots. It’s been a rough, rough time for the Hollingsworth family, and we are hoping to help them out.
While St. Jude’s doesn’t charge for treatment, the Hollingsworth family has accumulated medical bills from Peyton’s doctor and hospitalization before he was sent to St. Jude’s. Cherri, his mother, has been unable to work during this time, and the financial constraints are something they could really use help overcoming.
We are currently awaiting another MRI to be scheduled and done to see if all the cancer has been eradicated. We are hopeful and have faith that Peyton will be in remission and the cancer will not have spread or reoccur.
If you'd like to help, a Go Fund Me campaign has been set up: https://www.gofundme.com/okwdr0
Thank you for your thoughts and prayers and donations.
Destined Prey by Bailey Bradford
Series: Wild Ones Book: One
Release Date: December 18, 2015 (available for early download on December 14 from Rainbow Ninja Press).
Wild Ones book 1
All Jack Tucker wanted was to come home for a little while and try to figure out where his life had gone wrong. Moving from Wyoming to New York hadn’t turned out the way he’d thought it would, and a bad breakup leaves him bruised in more than just the emotional sense.
He doesn’t expect to be glad he’s back on the Double T Ranch with his brother, Rhett, and he sure doesn’t expect to find the place crawling with coywolves, wolves, and coyotes. There seems to be some kind of animal-warfare going on, and he and Rhett are caught in the middle of it.
Coywolves—the hybrid of wolves and coyotes, hated by both, and more predatory than either. Add in the fact that all the battling species are shifters, and there’s bound to be trouble.
Ben Akers is part of his brother’s pack. The only coywolf shifters in existence, they find themselves under constant attack from wolf and coyote packs determined to make the Akers pack extinct. But coywolves don’t die out so easy, and when Ben’s life takes a surprising turn in the form of one sexy human named Jack Tucker, they’re both in for surprises, danger, and, if Destiny rules, an abiding love that most people—and shifters—only dream of.
Words: 43,000 words
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Meet the author:
A few things about me…
I am a married mom of four who spends most of the day writing, either on stories or at the blog. I love to write as much as I love to read. I am generally quiet and laid back, choosing to let things slide off me rather than stick and irritate me.
And it’s really hard trying to think of descriptives for myself, so I’ll just let y’all e-mail me or comment at the blog if there’s something specific you’d like to know, and spare you from reading a boring bio.
Where to find the author:
Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/3087007.Bailey_Bradford
Publisher: Rainbow Ninja Press
Tour Dates & Stops:
14-Dec: Decadent Delights, Wicked Faerie's Tales and Reviews, Because Two Men Are Better Than One, BFD Book Blog, Hearts on Fire, Mikky's World of Books, Fangirl Moments and My Two Cents, Unquietly Me
Scattered Thoughts & Rogue Words, Carly’s Book Reviews, Dawn’s Reading Nook, Love Bytes, Divine Magazine, Wake Up Your Wild Side, A.M. Leibowitz
Elisa - My Reviews and Ramblings, Happily Ever Chapter, 3 Chicks After Dark, QUEERcentric Books, My Fiction Nook, The Hat Party
18-Dec: Jessie G. Books, Bayou Book Junkie, The Novel Approach, Inked Rainbow Reads, Kimi-Chan, Molly Lolly, Book Lovers 4Ever
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