Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Teen Violence is Real

Hi everybody.

Shay Collins here, with a very serious post.

My heart hurts to know that there are young girls out there who are involved in relationships with guys who, for lack of a better term, could really care less about them.

The statistics are out. Our teen girls are being threatened, beaten, and even raped by guys who have led these young girls to believe that they love them.

Well, my latest book, a short story called Brad's Girl, paints a very vivid picture of a young girl who falls for the wrong guy, for the wrong reasons, and literally ends up paying for it with her life.

The story centers around Jennifer Duncan, a senior in high school, who falls for the most popular guy in school, Bradley Jennings, who also happens to be a real ladies man.

The son of wealthy parents, 'Brad' can pretty much do whatever he wishes to, and is allowed to get away with it. Even use a young girls face as his own personal punching bag.

It is my hope that this book will open the eyes of all of the 'Brad's Girls' out there.

There are many of them, most of whom are afraid that leaving their version of 'Brad' will either land them in the hospital or the morgue.

My goal is to raise awareness of this problem, which is fast becoming an epidemic, a crisis.

Our young men and women need to not only know what love is, but how to love one another.

They need to know that putting their hands on someone is not love.

That real love does not hurt; real love heals.

Please share this post with anyone you feel can benefit from it.

Thank you,
~Shay Collins~