On July 1st, Stacy Padula’s newest book Gripped Part 2: Blindsided will be released by Barnes & Noble, Amazon, iBooks, and other major retail outlets ($3.99 e-book, $13.50 Paperback). It will be the 1st book published by her new company Briley & Baxter Publications.
Briley & Baxter Publications will be donating 50% of its July’s proceeds to Last Hope K9 Rescue, a Boston-based non-profit that saves dogs from high-kill shelters throughout the Unites States. The cause is near and dear to our hearts because Baxter is a rescue, after all! To date, Last Hope K9 Rescue has saved the lives of over 7,600 dogs!
Last Hope K9 Rescue (LHK9) is a 501(c)(3), 100% volunteer run, foster based, all breed rescue. They are dedicated to saving abandoned, neglected, and/or abused dogs from high-kill shelters throughout the United States. They don’t discriminate on the basis of age, pre-existing medical conditions, or breed. Why? Because every animal deserves to know love.
Gripped Part 2: Blindsided will be released on July 1st through Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iTunes, and other major retail outlets. Pre-order today at a special discounted rate.
“Gripped Part 2: Blindsided guides the reader through a thrilling narrative, expertly utilizing flashbacks to demonstrate a complete picture of just how devastating and far-reaching substance abuse can impact not just an individual, but entire families and communities. It is an essential book for kids and parents alike.” – E. Harvey, Syracuse University
“One of the main benefits of reading Gripped Part 2: Blindsided, as well as the entire Gripped series, is that it not only shows the horrors of substance abuse, but also reveals the buildup to it. Blindsided depicts not just the worst days, but the first days. Through the story, teens are able to learn about decisions and behaviors that can lead to drug abuse. Throughout the story, the social lives of the different characters intertwine with each other, creating drama, conflict, and new friendships, which makes Blindsided a fascinating read.” – M. Farinacci, St. Sebastian’s School
“Gripped Part 2: Blindsided is an engaging and easy read that is ideal for middle school and high school students, while also being very applicable to adults wanting to know more about teenage drug abuse. It shows the efforts that are needed to even attempt to overcome an addiction, which is shown to be extremely hard to complete. This would hopefully influence Padula’s target audience to avoid using drugs in order to prevent going through this tough and painful process. In all, I rate this book a 5/5.” – K. Banker, Beaver Country Day School