Rarity…A YA novel shining the light on a rare and chronic disorder

One of the first books I ever wrote was Rarity, a love story about an unlikely couple who had their own imperfections and insecurities, but managed to find each other at a time when they needed each other the most. One of the main characters gets diagnosed with a rare and life-threatening disorder, one that has no proven treatment or cure.

I wrote this after my own son was diagnosed with the same disorder. Our family experienced so many emotions with the news and found out lives forever changed. In some ways we are stronger, in other ways…not to much. I wanted the world to have a glimpse into our world and hoped to enlighten others, and possibly help someone who had similar symptoms and didn’t know what to do about it.

This past week, I received a google alert telling me that my pen name was mentioned in an article…a Yahoo! Lifestyle article. I clicked the link and there it was…positioned at the top of a list with the likes of John Green and Veronica Roth…Rarity, by D.A. Roach! It completely made my day.

As an author, we have busy times, where we have our heads down, busy punching the keys and producing our next work…times when we are on top of the world as we release our books and read the reviews from our readers…and times when we are doing neither (which is often the time when we question if anyone is bothering to read our books, if it’s worth sitting at the keyboard for hours to craft another tale…doubting ourselves and the value of our work). I am currently in the latter state and while I know from experience that this will pass and as soon as the kids are back in school, I’ll be busy writing again…but, the doubts creep into my mind.

This article came at the perfect time. It was a positive nod during a vulnerable time, and it is such an honor to be mentioned.

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Rarity, a YA love story unlike any other
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“How far is Brogen willing to go to fight for the one she loves…”
RARITY is a YA Romance Novel by D.A. Roach

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Brogen Mathers can’t deal with teen drama…
As an empath, she is constantly bombarded with other people’s energies. Despite coping techniques taught by her psychologist mother, it’s often too much to bear, forcing her to avoid most activities a typical high school junior would enjoy.
Jay Wilken won’t let his past define him…
A dead mother and an alcoholic father brought Jay to Stanton, but he doesn’t want pity. His good looks, charisma, and friendly nature quickly win over the whole student body, but he has his eye on one girl…Brogen.
Brogen can’t believe anyone could be so genuinely nice. It has to be an act, right? But when Jay literally saves her from deadly jaws, she has to admit he’s exactly what he appears, and he’s worth risking the potential emotional upheaval.
“Drama” might as well be Becca Grant’s middle name…
Another newcomer to Stanton, Becca’s blonde beauty and abundant attitude shoots her straight to the top of the popularity charts—and she believes Jay belongs right there beside her. Accustomed to getting exactly what she wants, she launches a relentless mean-girl campaign to shake up Brogen and claim Jay for her own.
Everything changes with a devastating diagnosis…
When Jay learns he has a rare and potentially fatal disorder, he keeps it secret and begins to push Brogen away to spare her future pain—which is exactly the sort of opening Becca is waiting for.
As Jay’s well-meaning deception unravels,
Brogen realizes there is much more than her heart at stake…
But how far is she willing to go to fight for someone she loves?
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His Confession

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Sophia Valentine

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When Gabriella Woods finds matches from a gentlemen’s club in her fiancé’s pocket, her suspicions require a search for answers. At the club, she realizes it’s not her fiancé’s fidelity that can’t be trusted… It’s her own. Darion Milano is daring, intriguing, and unpredictable… Unable to get him out of her head—and against Darion’s explicit warning—Gabi begins a torrid affair. No longer fighting the urge to enter the depth of his dark and mysterious lifestyle, she indulges in his most intimate desires.They become the most exciting, wild, infatuated couple everybody knows. Until his confession changes everything… Her heart is telling her to stay. Her instinct is telling her to run. She can never match his outrageous ex-wife and become the fun, fearless woman he craves… Or can she? Discover a world of sex, secrets, and seduction. 11057343_507995422706595_6267313714980330728_o

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12321116_486128934893244_646445564359084209_n.jpg   Sophia Valentine grew up in England. Studying English language and literature, as well as law, she worked in a solicitors for many years before moving to Spain. She does however still visit the UK, which in a way, will always be home. Returning to her lifelong passion of writing books, she’s also a weekly columnist for The Ibizan newspaper on: lifestyle and fashion. Her other interests include reading, shopping and a nice glass of wine to shows such as Sons Of Anarchy, Dexter, Gossip Girl and SATC. She’s a social media addict, and loves connecting with new people. For more information, please visit: www.s-valentine.wix.com/books. If you join her newsletter, you will be the first to receive sneak peeks of chapters, teasers, news, giveaway prizes and more! 12656456_508026022703535_467861101_o.jpg

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What Others Are Saying About His Confession

   

His Confession was a surprisingly engaging read with believable characters who were easy to connect with.It dealt with subjects a little different to what I’m used to, but the author did a great job of pulling me into her world.” – Mia Hoddell, YA/NA author.

”His Confession pulled me through from the first paragraph! The enigmatic Darion practically leapt off the pages and I could picture his every move and facial expression clear as day in my head! This story is definitely one to add to your “want-to-read” list-especially if you love a captivating plot as well as scenes so hot that they fog up your glasses. I don’t want to say too much and spoil it for future readers but DARION and GABI put Christian and Ana to SHAME! Enough said. LOL.” – Kiarra M. Taylor, contemporary romance author of THE QUARTER CHANGE.

”I loved it and I’m excited to read more to find out what happens. Darion is a great guy who was hurt badly and doesn’t know how to handle, which in steps Gabi. Love love love her! Hopefully she fights for him! When does the next book come out, as I’m dying to know what comes next! I also hope the girls get their own stories.” – Susan Flynn, Beta reader Writers club.

”S. Valentine does an exquisite job at creating a dynamic between two characters, both His Confession is book one in The Black Door Trilogy. It is a fast paced story that is full of hotness and anticipation that heats you up from your head to your toes. Gabi, is tired of always playing it safe. Darion, has demons that he can no longer control.When these two get together, boundaries are pushed, control is tested and emotions run from different worlds, that goes beyond a physical attraction.runs wild.” – AV. Scott, author of High Heels & New York.

A brilliant book which leaves you wondering what happened in Darion’s past that has left him so wary and so afraid to put himself and his heart out there not to mention to put his faith and trust in Gabi, the one woman whose managed to penetrate the walls he’s built.I can’t wait for book 2 and I’m hoping that Darion and Gabi can overcome the obstacles that stand in front of them, including Eva, Darion’s ex wife.” – Rebecca Barber, author Nobody’s Obligation.

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