The Station Series Readers Are Awesome

If you’ve already read The Station books, return to your coffee or juice. Actually, wait, stay…because I have something cool to tell you. If you haven’t read this series yet – I wanted to remind you that the first book is FREE via all authorized distributors. I’ll drop links at the bottom of this, if you want to check them out. But first, what’s this story about, anyway?

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The Station books are part of a YA/NA Fantasy series that follow teenage anti-heroine, Piper Willow, after she dies and wakes up in the afterlife at a place called the Station, and is offered redemption – in the form of a job.

For some, the day you die is only the beginning.

After Piper dies, she gets two choices: enter her own personal hell, or go back to Earth and become the voice of conscience inside a boy’s head. Can she save Sloan from meeting the same fate? A tale of hope that will warm your heart.

With almost 600 ratings on Amazon alone, giving the title a 4.5/5 rating overall, readers have loved this book! If you do pick up a copy, please let me know how you felt about the title via a review/rating online, or send me a message on here. I love to hear from readers!

You can find the free ebook here:

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Now, for the cool thing I promised earlier…it’s really cool. The kind of cool that makes you so happy you cry. Well, maybe YOU won’t cry, but I did. See, a few years ago a teen reader reached out to me via email. She had picked up Dying to Forget after losing her best friend, Jace, to suicide. I never forgot about her, nor Jace, and she has reached out several times over the last few years for updates or to say hello. She was pretty awesome then, but even more so awesome now. Growing up to be a beautiful young woman, she recently sent me a message with a picture of her new tattoo. As far as I know, I believe this is the first Station inspired ink. Yes, I died. I told you this was cool news. 😀

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She’s right, you know…the Station is in every one of us.

Have a wonderful day, readers!

Salty Wednesday

Ohhhh, am I salty. Why? To be honest, various reasons…it’s been hot as balls in San Diego this week, and with no A/C, that sucks. Then this afternoon, a fire started on the hill at the end of my street and nearly caught my neighbor’s house on fire (two doors down, people…that’s scary close)…no property damage, no animals or humans hurt, thanks to SDFD (y’all rock). But the kicker, the REAL reason I’m nice and pissy tonight?

Google Alerts.

It seems yet another pirating site is offering up one of my books for free in PDF form. Sigh. Normally, it’s my already free titles that make the rounds via these sites, and as soon as I find one, two more pop up. It’s never-ending. It’s annoying. It’s now part of my job, checking to see who is illegally distributing my work. But this site…well…what’s unique from the others is that it shows the actual downloads of the title, so I can clearly see (and do the math) all the possible royalties I’ve missed from this one site. Just this one. Perhaps this week’s heat+fire combo lit up my inner bitch, but I felt the need to immediately post a comment on the site. Not much good will come of that, however, because it has to be approved by the site moderator – and y’all know they don’t want the actual AUTHORS on there.

Pfft.

So I screenshot the page. I screenshot my comment. And I’ll be sending the site a take down notice. Why post about this here? Because I can’t wrap my head around the fact that so many people are so eager to read this book…for free. The first was already free. It is a gift, a taste of the series so readers know if they want to invest in the rest. I just wish those readers understood that if the other books don’t sell because of sites like these, then the first book will no longer stay free. Such a shame. For all. I’ll share the screenshots here…

Beware though…there be spoilers.

 

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So…did I go too far? Am I right to be upset, frustrated…salty? lol What are your thoughts on ebook theft?

Let me know in a comment below. 😉

And so my readers don’t feel shat on…I do love you, I do. These stories could be sitting in a ripped up, coffee stained, scraggly old notebook somewhere collecting dust. But nope. I published them for you. Just so you know, I love you all. But stealing, even if it’s just a $4 ebook, sucks hairy donkey balls, and that $4 adds up, as this post shows. And I’m human. And this human has bills and deserves to get paid for her work. Right?? xoxo

Piper’s 4th Story Is Here

It’s Release day! If you’ve been waiting to find out what Piper’s been up to since her return to the Station in the third book, the wait is finally over. ‘Dying to Know’ will turn Piper’s world upside down and inside out, and you can be there for the entire ride. Aren’t you dying to know what’s in store for our favorite Station crew?

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PRE-ORDER the next Station Book NOW!

It’s finally time!!! JUNE 30th is release day!

The 4th Station book is now available for pre-order!

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In the fourth installment of the bestselling Station series, Piper Willow finds herself not only struggling to juggle her new responsibilities as a Mentor, but her love life as well. After the Station loses one of its own, Piper’s past returns, and she realizes that the happiness she seeks out for herself and her friends may come with a steep price. As her world changes and crashes down around her, Piper realizes that love isn’t meant to be easy in the afterlife, and that happiness can’t last forever…or can it?


Release Date – JUNE 30th

Save 25% by pre-ordering Dying to Know today

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June is bringing more Piper Willow your way!

Yep, book #4 of The Station series is releasing THIS month! If you’ve been following Piper’s journey since the beginning, then you won’t want to miss the next chapter of her story. And if the Station is new to you, why not start it now with DYING to FORGET – for free? Wondering if you’ve missed a book? Check out the complete list of Station titles below:

DYING to FORGET

DYING to REMEMBER

DYING to RETURN

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All caught up? Are you ready to dive back into Piper’s mind and see what’s been happening in her world? The wait will be over soon, but in the meantime, check out this excerpt to hold you over for a few more days…

“Hi, stranger,” Sloan says.

My hands jerk off my lap and I end up sitting on them, embarrassed to be caught playing with the idea of calling Rush to me. It’s absurd to assume Sloan knows what the bracelet is for – I’ve never told him. Still, instead of looking at his face, I keep my gaze frozen to the center of his chest, staring at his shirt as if I’ve never seen it before. My focus is off. My entire being feels off, and I don’t know why.

Kerry-Anne rises to give Sloan a quick hug before pecking me on the cheek with a kiss and walking off into the crowd. She’s giving us our space, being the thoughtful friend she always is. But for some reason, I want her to stay. I want a chaperone.

Sloan sits down in her spot, his eyes watching the water at my back. “You’ve been avoiding me,” he sighs without looking up.

My words stumble out awkwardly. “I haven’t…I’ve just…things have been busy with the Ones. I didn’t mean to…” My mouth snaps shut on its own, saving me from further mortification.

“I was just joking,” he teases, turning to look up at me. One of his eyebrows is raised, sending me a silent question that I most likely don’t want to answer. “I was a jerk the last time I saw you. Sorry. My head wasn’t in the right place.”

Looking down at my feet, I nod. I know the feeling.

It wasn’t just the last time we saw each other that was strange. Our last few meetings have been…different. We talk, like we always have, about anything and everything. But there’s a shift in the relationship, from both sides. Before my mind wanders, I lock myself up, keeping away from his thoughts.

He elbows me with a smile. “That was an apology, you know.”

“Right, I know,” I lie.

“I’m getting ready to go back out.” He slaps a hand down on the water, spraying it away from us.

“That’s good,” I blurt.

Sloan lost his first assignment about two dozen Ones departures ago. We don’t have a handle on time, so I gauge it by searching through the memories of what all of us were doing then. Like all who have lost a case to suicide, there’s a bit of retreating into oneself that happens once returning to the Station. Most volunteers have been through it, but it hurts every time. I picture Mallory inside my head when I swallowed Dad’s pills, wondering just how freaked out she was the last time I closed my eyes, and how badly she wanted me to make a different decision.

I place a hand on his knee. “You’ve taken time off, attended tons of therapy sessions, even gone through your own review again, right? If you’re ready, you’ll know it.”

With a quick glance up at me, he nods. “I feel it. That…pull.”

The pull. The Station was designed to be in a constant state of motion. The minute, no, the second that a volunteer makes the drift with their assignment, the problems waiting for us at the Station fade, landing on a back shelf somewhere to be dealt with at a later time. Established volunteers are much more successful at this, surely, but even someone like Sloan, who has taken his time between cases and racked up a resume only a tenth of Kerry-Anne’s size, is able to put his issues aside while on a case. But it’s getting harder for him, and losing his last charge is a massive blow.

He surprises me by letting out a low laugh. It’s hollow, no emotion, just…sound. “I guess I don’t have to ask you how it feels to lose someone when I’m sitting right here next to you.”

“Oh.”

He shakes his head, hiding his eyes from me. “Sorry. I didn’t mean it like that. It’s just, shit, how do you look at me and not feel like a failure? How does being around me not make you question everything about what this place means? I don’t know how you do it. And I don’t even have to see my guy all the time. I’ll probably never see him again. But you being around me…does it ever bother you? I couldn’t handle being constantly reminded that I’d fucked up and let someone die.”

Wow.

– DYING to KNOW is Coming Soon – © Trish Marie Dawson

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