Monday, June 3, 2013

Ripple Book Blast: Giveaway for a $25 Amazon Gift Card and Autographed Books!


Ripple

When high-powered attorney Helen Thompson discovers that her fifteen-year-old daughter has been sexually assaulted, she takes drastic measures.

Finding herself in trouble, Helen must relinquish control and put her faith in a process she knows to be flawed. As a team of lawyers, therapists and women from a safe house help Helen and Phoebe find hope and healing, a sociopath lurks, waiting for his moment to strike.

A lyrical, dark fairytale that will resonate with fans of women’s literature and psychological thrillers, RIPPLE delves into the nature of evil, without seeking to provide final answers to the issue of what makes a human commit evil acts. And while the author takes readers to scary places, she ultimately shines a light on the human condition and celebrates the triumph of the human spirit in the face of great tribulation.

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About the Author

Ex-lawyer E.L. Farris is a born-again, marathon-running married mother of three who resides in Northern Virginia.

What else do you need to know about me? I talk a lot. I write a lot. I adore my husband. I adore my children. What else? Well, I run. I’ve been running since I turned 14. I started to run then ,and I’ve been running ever since. Whenever I stop running, I land in a lot of trouble.

I ran through a childhood that could well be described as hell. I ran through major depressive episodes and often teetered one step from the edge of a breakdown. Through running, I held onto my sanity, my sobriety, my life and my belief in God. Each step I take, no matter how physically painful, draws me a shade closer into my better angels.

And the steps have become painful over the years, which is how I earned the nickname Phoenix. Some mornings I feel like I’ve been run over by a bus, and the truth is, I was. I survived a collision with a metro bus, and it’s fair to say that the accident messed me up. And yet I keep rising from the pyre of a burning fire, and as I run I realize that as long as I hold the Holy Spirit inside me, my spirit will never die.

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109 comments:

  1. I do like to run, my kness are bad right now so it is on hold but hopefully soon will be back at it

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  2. Run from my problems yes...but literally run...no

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  3. No I don't like to run anymore, it hurts my knees too much. I do love to walk and usually walk about 7-10 mi a day.

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  4. Yes, especially along the beach! Thanks for a chance to win this awesome giveaway!

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  5. Not the spring chicken I was years ago, I more or less kinda lope now not run, I have no where to go in a hurry...LOL.

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  6. Yes love to run, especially with my hubby!

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  7. no i don't run, i keep telling myself if I got an ipod i would though.

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  8. I do if only my knees would allow it with less pain

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  9. I've never liked running!

    eai(at)stanfordalumni(dot)org

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  10. Not really, I'm not a good runner, and I look awful when I do run.

    Lonerwor@aim.com

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  11. No, i don't run. i love walking though. especially on trails.

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  12. Not really, but I'm going to try and get back into it!

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  13. I do not like to run. I don't even like to walk.

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  14. I used to run as a child. I was slow and my knees/feet took a beating. Mostly walks/hiking for me now

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  15. I am trying to run more often. It's hard, because my fitness level isn't there yet, but I am doing better.

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  16. No, I don't like to run; but I like to walk.

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  17. Yes, I like running, but I haven't been running as much as I used to.

    abfantom at yahoo dot com

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  18. Lord, no.

    dwarzel at hotmail.com

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  19. No I am not a runner.
    jstetson2@cfl.rr.com

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  20. NO! I hate running.
    Thanks for the chance.
    mogrill12@gmail.com

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  21. No, but I do fast-walk.

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  22. I used to run but now I am older and my arthritis does not allow it.

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  23. I have never been a runner and am not a fan when I have to run :)

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  24. No, I don't really care for running.
    Thanks for the giveaway! =)
    JJs2468@aol.com

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  25. No, and actually I physically can't run.

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  26. sometimes
    jessicawedwards@gmail.com

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  27. Nah, I only run if someone is chasing me...LOL!!!

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  28. No. I'm disabled with arthritis and fibromyalgia. I wish I could run.

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  29. I'm afraid I am not a runner, walking I do better!

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  30. No, I don't like running.

    kerri, kerbear560 at yahoo dot com

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  31. I like to run but I'm not very good at it.

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  32. I actually work out on an elliptical, much easier on the joints!

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  33. I run on the weekends, and if the mood strikes, I run during the week.

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  34. I used to run but I am now an amputee so my running days are done

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  35. I can't run...but I did walk the 10K Bellin Run this morning with my daughter. I posted a picture on my FB page. :)
    Man am I sore!!!! I came home and took a nap. ha
    I'm too old for this.

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  36. I do sometimes, just depends on the mood. I'm more of a walker.

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  37. I have never tried it probably because i didn't think i would like it

    cathycasper@hughes.net

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  38. I'm not a runner, but I would like to be.

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  39. I run, to the refrigerator ;) Haha... Seriously, though, I'm not a runner, but I do try to walk at least 3 times a week.

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  40. not anymore, body isn't up for it these days - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

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  41. I have never liked running!

    Kimberley Meier
    momof3chaos at gmail dot com

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  42. No! For medical reasons I had to cease any activity that raised my heart rate for over a year, and now just walking is all I can handle :)
    adrianecoros(at)gmail(dot)com

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  43. No, I don't like the pounding on the joints.

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  44. I never really liked it but I am starting to again for health reasons. I am beginning to enjoy the moments where I get to escape and just focus on my running rather than the problems that I am facing.

    kimtruong604@gmail.com

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  45. I do like to run, but can't do it much ever since I broke my leg as a kid :(

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  46. No, I don't run, but I love to walk.

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  47. I never could run because of Asthma but I like to take walks.

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  48. I wish I could run... I'm a smoker, I can't. But I try to walk 2 or 3 times a week, that's something, right? ;-)

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  49. Cant run as I am no longer able to walk.

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  50. not enough but i like to

    cathycasper@hughes.net

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  51. No I do not like to run. I do walk a lot. I prefer it.

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  52. I don't like to run

    rtrexel@gmail.com

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  53. I always have the urge to run but i dont enjoy it as out of shape as i am

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  54. I'm a track runner...so heck yes!

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  55. I am really not a fan of running.

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  56. Yes, I so enjoy running!

    theyyyguy@yahooo.com

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  57. I am not a huge fan of running, I prefer walking instead.

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  58. Yes, I like to run.

    annemarie562000(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  59. No, I don't, I prefer other machines in the gym!
    Thanks

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  60. No I like biking
    Julie Hawkins

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  61. I do not like to run but my kids do

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  62. Not really - probably cause I'm out of shape
    annabella @ centurytel dot net

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  63. prefer a treadmill. Not running outside.

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  64. I don't run but I walk 1 mile ever week

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  65. Most of the time I don't have enough energy to, but sometimes I am in the mood to!

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  66. I can't, but I love to walk.

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  67. I like to run although i'm not very good at it. I rather take a kickboxing class.

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  68. No, it is too hard on my knees and ankles. I much prefer the elliptical.

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  69. thischickwins said:

    nope, i'm more of a yoga/pilates person

    thischickwins at gmail dot com

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  70. I don't run, but do try to take walks.

    cgclynsg0 @ gmail . com

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  71. I really dislike running!!!
    Allison.bahr@yahoo.com

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  72. No, I would walk first. But can do neither as I am now in a wheelchair!

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  73. Intellectually I would like to be able to say I love running, but my knees have told another story since I was a teenager, ruining my knees by taking Scottish dancing lessons. Now I walk, but am limited to short distances, though intellectually I envision myself walking comfortably for miles! Perhaps, after knee replacements, I may consider it again, but for now, I am most comfortable elevating my legs in a comfy recliner chair!!!

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  74. I dont run but I like to walk on the treadmill

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  75. I do like to run, but sometimes it wears me out! I ran two miles this morning at the gym.

    sugarsweet7202@yahoo(dot)com

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  76. Yes, I do, especially with my Jack Russells!

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  77. No I wish I was though, maybe that's a good goal for me to set :)

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  78. I do like to run - when its not too hot out!

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  79. No, but I wish I could...bad ankle.

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  80. I only like to run when I am playing or running for fitness. I do not like to run when it is not by choice. LOL

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