Beautiful Collision Release Day – The fight against Human Trafficking


 

So the big day is finally here and Beautiful Collision is entering the world and will be available for a special low price of $.99 for the next 2 days. Book 2, Beautiful Conviction is also available on preorder.

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Eighteen year old Gray McAllister is on the run. Leaving her dangerous past behind her is easier said than done, even when she finds herself at last able to forge a new life.

But then the planets align and Gray finds herself bumping into super-hot Thane Blackwell. Drooling over him from afar is safe but that’s only until she is forced to look after Thane while he recovers from surgery.

Being holed up in her apartment is a bad, bad idea. Can Gray control the fire that Thane seems to light inside her, or will she give in to her deepest desires. Can Thane achieve his goal without hurting Gray in the process?

The stakes are impossibly high, but love and lies don’t play nice with each other. Will Gray’s past catch up with her first? Or will Thane’s own secrets explode and tear them apart?

 

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Book 2 in the Desperation series.

Gray McAllister is taken back to Roshkov’s house, having found that leaving her past behind is nearly impossible.
Thane Blackwell is determined to save her, and will go to any length to succeed.

Gray’s heart is broken, her freedom taken away, but she is still protected by Alexei. But reality has a way of laying the cards on the table and with the harsh truth of sex trafficking staring Gray in the face, she soon faces a decision that will change her life. And maybe put her life in danger.

Can Gray go up against her captors? Can she do some good while she is held within the mansion? And when the time comes will she be able to lay her life on the line for all the women held in the basement?

The stakes are impossibly high in this final installment of the Desperation series, but courage, family and love may be the only way to come out alive.

About Toni Vallan

Toni Vallan is the author of two contemporary titles in the contemporary suspense series DESPERATION, and her ongoing Thriller line. Toni loves the dark side of the soul, and studied to become a neuropsychologist. A career path taken over by her first love – writing.
Toni lives in the land of the Hobbits, and secretly wants a Hobbit house, although her husband and two daughters may not agree.
Authors Note
Human trafficking is a reality that most people would like to file away in the ‘This Can’t be Real’ basket. We have a responsibility to ourselves to ensure that we don’t stick our heads under the sand, we don’t put ourselves in harm’s way, and we don’t encourage or fund these businesses.Human trafficking is a reality that most people would like to file away in the ‘This Can’t be Real’ basket. We have a responsibility to ourselves to ensure that we don’t stick our heads under the sand, we don’t put ourselves in harm’s way, and we don’t encourage or fund these businesses.
Awareness is key, and people need to know that human trafficking is a real thing. The statistics, the investigation, the victims. They are all there. We just need to open our eyes or it will continue to happen around us. And we need to stop being naive.Awareness is key, and people need to know that human trafficking is a real thing. The statistics, the investigation, the victims. They are all there. We just need to open our eyes or it will continue to happen around us. And we need to stop being naive.
Be aware that Beautiful Collision is not a romance. At this point I’m still not sure where to file it – contemporary suspense is the most likely label. Being such a difficult book to write, I sometimes felt conflicted about having two people fall passionately into each other’s arms within such a horror-filled backdrop, and there were many days when just couldn’t bear to write another scene. A huge part of me felt that romanticizing this seedy underworld was wrong, which conflicted quite a lot with Gray and Thane’s growing relationship. So I tried to keep it real.Be aware that Beautiful Collision is not a romance. At this point I’m still not sure where to file it – contemporary suspense is the most likely label. Being such a difficult book to write, I sometimes felt conflicted about having two people fall passionately into each other’s arms within such a horror-filled backdrop, and there were many days when just couldn’t bear to write another scene. A huge part of me felt that romanticizing this seedy underworld was wrong, which conflicted quite a lot with Gray and Thane’s growing relationship. So I tried to keep it real.
Within Beautiful Collision, sex trafficking is the backdrop, and the Russian mob are the bad guys. Instead of making the dad next door the antagonist, I chose a believable villain – the mob. But don’t believe that parents and trafficking are mutually exclusive either. Traffickers are all around us – teachers, bosses, parents, mobsters, drug-dealers, conglomerates, clothing companies. Name it and there has been a trafficker to match.Within Beautiful Collision, sex trafficking is the backdrop, and the Russian mob are the bad guys. Instead of making the dad next door the antagonist, I chose a believable villain – the mob. But don’t believe that parents and trafficking are mutually exclusive either. Traffickers are all around us – teachers, bosses, parents, mobsters, drug-dealers, conglomerates, clothing companies. Name it and there has been a trafficker to match.
Human Trafficking can either be for sex or labor purposes, with over 40% of reported cases in America alone. Trafficking is a worldwide problem, and affects people of all ages and genders.Human Trafficking can either be for sex or labor purposes, with over 40% of reported cases in America alone. Trafficking is a worldwide problem, and affects people of all ages and genders.
Despite the world’s insistence to hide the existence of this rot within our society, there are people out there who are making inroads and creating awareness.Despite the world’s insistence to hide the existence of this rot within our society, there are people out there who are making inroads and creating awareness.
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Human Trafficking (2005) – starring Mira Sorvino and Donald Sutherland
CNN Freedom Project – Every day in Cambodia

And if you thought this wasn’t a real problem, here is the link to the FBI initiative

http://www.fbi.gov/about-us/investigate/civilrights/human_trafficking

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If you are interested in finding out more, the below links are the best place to start:
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Please feel free to email me should you have any questionsPlease feel free to email me should you have any questions

Email Toni Vallan at tonivallan@gmail.com

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