Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Fighting for My Right to Live - Michelle Hughes

Fighting for My Right to Live

Advocacy for Vaping

I know this is a romance blog where I share my writing and other authors, but I wouldn’t be here today to do that if it wasn’t for vaping.  As some of you might remember, in August of 2015 I shared my story on being diagnosed with COPD and using vaping as a smoking cessation tool.  It worked.  I was able to put down a 2 pack a day habit by using vaping as my nicotine replacement therapy.  The changes in my body have been unbelievable!

For the first time in three years I’m able to sing again, sleep at night without coughing my lungs out waking up a hundred times, and haven’t gotten bronchitis or pneumonia once.  Prior to vaping it was every other month I was diagnosed with bronchitis.  Vaping was the last thing I tried after:  Nicotine patches, hypnosis, prescription medication, and cold turkey.  None of those things helped me quit smoking.  When I went to the emergency room it was a huge wake up call, getting hospitalized was proof that if I didn’t give up that horrible habit I wouldn’t be around.

This is much more than Big Pharma or Big Tobacco trying to strong arm the FDA, our government, and the opinion of the public.  This is a fight for my life, for my right to breathe, to have an alternative that works for me to keep me away from combustible cigarettes.  Maybe it’s true that the long term effects of vaping haven’t been studied to know how this is going to turn out in the long run BUT… and this is a HUGE BUT…. I wouldn’t have made it another five years without vaping.  So long term effects weren’t my concern because I needed something that worked RIGHT NOW!

There are hundreds of thousands of people out there just like me that can’t WAIT for long term testing because they are DYING today.  I’m an author, but I’m not over dramatizing the facts here!  If they tax these products to where those in a lower economic bracket can’t afford to quit by using vaping, those people suffer!  If they BAN vaping, they essentialy KILL those who need this alternative to smoking to live.  I want you to think about that long and hard!  Without vaping, myself, and several people just like me will DIE addicted to cigarettes when the answer to quitting effectively was right in our grasp but we stood by and did NOTHING!

Looking at things realistically, Big Pharma and Big Tobacco should be the real losers here.  They don’t deserve the right to kill another person with their products or their FAILED methods of nicotine replacement and Prescription medications that have caused people to have suicidal thoughts.  Research the truth on Chantix:  Suicide warning for Chantix and Anti-smoking drug Chantix linked to 500 suicides.

I KNOW without doubt vaping saved my life, and I will fight until my dying breath to advocate for it.  There are so many lies out there about vaping and I encourage you to research for yourself to discover the truth, not what the media is trying to spin off for their agenda.  Get the facts, and please support my cause to Fight for My Right to Live by visiting these pages:

Hope For Will & Brandy

This auction and direct sales event is to raise funds for the Dorsch Family. 

Will Dorsch was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer in 2012. Since that time, he has undergone multiple surgeries and is now unable to work. Will's wife, 
Brandy Dorsch, works long hours to try to ensure her husband and two boys have all they need. However, after several years of ongoing treatment, medical bills are mounting and Brandy struggles to find enough time for work and for her husband and boys. 

It is our hope that this event will ease some of the financial burden felt by the Dorsch Family. Your donations and purchases will directly benefit this loving family as all proceeds will go directly to them to offset medical and living expenses. 

Thank you in advance for your donations and purchases on behalf of the Dorsch Family.

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Monday, May 2, 2016

You Don't Know Jack Boxed Set

You Don't Know Jack the series, combined in one steamy sexy bundle! WARNING Adult language, strong sexual content, and not suitable for young readers.

Bought for Love (Book One)

Can a person be bought for love? You don’t know Jack!
Jack Duncan is a ruthless, egotistical, cold hearted son of a bitch and that’s only in the boardroom. When it comes to sex and romance the only word he expects to hear is yes! Sinfully sexy, he could manipulate anyone to follow his lead and he wasn’t above pretending to be something he was not to get what he wanted.

Emily Yates was sweet, young, and innocent. The perfect pawn for a man like Jack to use. She was a blank slate that he could mold into the woman he wanted by his side for his political career. From the moment she walked into his office, he was determined to have her in his bed, in his life, and as his perfect little pet. Jack poured on the charm and Emily saw the man he wanted her to see, but would she discover out who he really was before her heart was destroyed? You don’t know Jack. He gets what he wants.

Even if Emily discovered his true nature, would she already be too far gone to walk away? And would he let her leave if she tried? When a man like Jack decided you’re his, all you can do is hope to survive the aftermath of whatever plans he has.
You Don't Know Jack!

Sold for Love  (Book Two)

You thought you knew Jack, but he’s back and even more of a sonofabitch than before. Just how much can Emily take before she realizes playing in his world means giving up all control? Jack plays for keeps and he has no intention of losing his family. Is she any match for the man who can make grown men beg forgiveness? Is it possible that she’s got something that even he can’t resist?

It’s time to discover the truth behind Jack, but be warned. Once you walk in his world all innocence is shattered. He’s gorgeous but demanding, intriguing but vengeful, there are so many shades to Jack that discovering the man behind them all may be impossible. You thought you knew. Trust me when I say….You Don’t Know Jack!

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After some thought, I realized there was such a delay between book one and two that they needed to be released together.  Thank you so much to my friends and readers that waited so patiently for this release!  This is the conclusion to the Jack Series, and I hope you finally have the ending you wanted. Jack was probably the hardest character I've ever written because I had times when I wanted to slap his face and others where I wanted to hold him tight and fix all his quirks.  Emily needed to grow and I think her journey to self-discovery was rocky, but final ended in a way that she could find happiness with.

I won't give more spoilers, but I will say what a ride!  Thank you for the COUNTLESS emails, even the not so nice ones telling me to get my tush in gear.  This was a labor of love and I'm glad to say I can finally let Jack and Emily live on forever in their world as we say goodbye.

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