Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Sometimes love really is unscripted

I normally don't put alot of personal stuff on my blog, but this was just too inspiring not to share. The other night on facebook I posted this link to my page. Love Unscripted by Tina Reber is one of my favorite contemporary romance novels and I wanted to share it. One of my followers posted that Love Unscripted was unavailable for the NOOK (sad day). I suggested that she download the free kindle app to her laptop because that's how I read all my ebooks. I could hear the gasps echo across cyberland. Everyone was surprised right out of their knickers that I didn't own an e-reader. There was talk about taking up a collection, having me committed to an asylum; facebook was in a WTF tizzy! The big question on everyone's mind was, "HOW?"..."WHY?"

The why is simple...I'm a nursing student putting my way through school. I already hold a degree so I can't receive any financial aid. Because nursing is a full time commitment, I also can't work more than 10-15 hours a week. No worries though, I have a roof over my head, food in my belly, and some extra put away for books of course. I actually saved enough money before I decided to go back to school in order to cover my needs, but that's how I have to live, on needs not wants. The how? Well, you do what you have to do to make it work. So I made it work ;-)

Here is where the really beautiful part comes in. Within about fifteen minutes of this conversation, I was messaged a receipt from the author of Love Unscripted, Tina Reber, saying my kindle fire would be arriving in about three days. Wait, WHAT!?!?! Here's how that conversation went (earmuffs for those under 17, sorry I was in a state of shocked excitement)...

TinaI just bought you a Kindle Fire. It will be delivered Tuesday, July 10
Me: WTF!!! I mean WHAT THE FUCK!!!! You are shitting me!!!!
Tina: No I am not
Me: Seriously Tina that is way too much!! Holy shit!!!
Tina: It's only money
Me: I'm seriously gonna cry and I don't fucking cry and I usually don't curse this much (just fake cursing with symbols), but FUCK!!! Yeah, Money you just spent on a practical stranger
HOLY SHIT!!
I am seriously going to thank you everyday for the rest of my LIFE!!!
Tina: You love reading. What better thing to do than give that love out to others.
Me: Thank you is not a big enough word!
Tina: I'm in a position where I can afford it, and I'm there because of awesome people like you pimping my novel and singing praises. What you have done for me has allowed me to do what I did for you. So Mollie, thank you! 
(Wait, did this woman just give me a kindle fire then say thank you!)
You get the idea! This is one of the most beautiful gestures ANYONE has ever made, amazing & beautiful. I seriously am crying right now. Yes the kindle fire part is HUGE, but it's the act that has me speechless and has brought me to tears. Just when you think the world is full of suck, people remind you that it isn't!! Even when I tried to thank her, she thanked me


The story doesn't end here though, about thirty minutes later I received ANOTHER email from a follower telling me that they wanted to send me a kindle fire! WTF! I went from having no kindle fire, to one kindle fire, to the point I was having to turn kindle fires away! Remember, these are not family members or friends I've known my whole life. These are people I've never met; we connected because of our shared passion for books. They had the means to give me something they knew I needed and would appreciate without hesitating!! That is fucking beautiful!

Tina didn't want recognition or attention. In fact, she asked me not to (more than once). Oops! I'm sorry Tina, but I have to attent you!! This type of beauty is so rare. The best part is, ever since this happened to me I've wanted nothing more than to do something nice for someone else. I want to give someone else the same beautiful feeling that Tina gave me. She inspired me and encouraged me through her lovely selflessness to pay it forward. And because of your actions Tina, you not only touched me, but you will continue to touch others! Though the words aren't near big enough, I just want to say thank you!


THE END! Okay not quite. Some of you may have seen my trailer for Slammed by Colleen Hoover that went live earlier today. Colleen wrote an amazing story that inspired everything that you saw on youtube! Right before I started this post I received an email with an amazon giftcard attached from Colleen. She wanted to thank me for the trailer! Wait, did I miss Christmas?? It's me who should be thanking authors like Colleen and Tina for taking the time to write such amazing stories. They touch lives and give us readers something to be passionate about! Thank YOU!

31 comments:

  1. How wonderful - what an amazing story! So happy for you Mollie; well deserved. And it truly shows what kind and caring people both Tina Reber and Colleen Hoover are. They say actions speak louder than words, and boy, their actions SCREAMED just how special these two women are.

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  2. That is beautiful!!!! Wow! I put a link to your video in my blog, but ended up embedding it by accident and realized I didn't credit you! I'm so sorry and will update as soon as I get home. It was amazing!

    And how great of them, and you, to pay it forward!

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    1. LOL, thanks for the confession. No worries girl, just fix it when you can! So glad you liked it!!

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  3. YAY!!!! So happy for you Mollie! This is really a very inspiring post! :) It's nice to know that sometimes when you get the worst from people you've actually known your whole life (speaking from experience, lol) , it truly is heart-warming to know that there are others out there that give you their best regards and in this case, a kindle fire ;D, even though you've never even met ;) Enjoy! You gotta love people like that. Hurrah! The world is not made of suck! ;D haha.

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  4. WELL ITS ABOUT FREAKIN TIME U GOT A KINDLE !!!!! well done Tina :)

    ohhh & babe i know i got an eaely sneak peak but it gets better & better every time i watch the SLAMMED trailer :) well done my capre wearing freaky friend ;)

    now go celebrate with some pokeweed & limewater lol .......( oh & for any1 reading this i would just like to point out mollie does not has a substance problem lol "pokeweed" & "limewater"...is what happens when Autocorrect took over my iphone lol.......what i was trying to type will always be our little secret ;))

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    1. hmmmm & i thought it was bcoz i also wear my KNICKERS on the outside .......teeeheee i said knickers

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    2. Notice I used knickers in the post!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    3. ohhh i noticed ....sniff sniff....i was so proud .......& no im not crying !!! i just have dust in my eye .....super heros dont cry !......up up & awaaayyyy

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  5. OMG That is so awesome and sooo very sweet :) You deserve it though! You do a wonderful job of promoting books AND that trailer was pretty freaking fantabulous! So happy for you Mollie :)

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  6. Ok I about started crying. That is so incredible! Love this!!!!! Makes me want to tell even more people about these authors and their incredible works of art, their beautiful stories!

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  7. Brilliant, just brilliant! :-) Great to see there's still great people in the world, huh!

    And at your photo where you have your comp on the side: I was doing the same thing too until last month when I finally got a kindle lol. You work with what you've got ay! Haha

    Congrats Mollie -You deserve it!

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    1. So sweet! Thanks for the comment, so glad you also got you're kindle!

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  8. All fixed, credited and linked to you. Sorry! I spent so much time figuring out how to put a video in a post, I forgot to finish the post. :)

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  9. I just subscribed to your blog today because of Colleen's post about your awesome trailer (which was fab) for Slammed. This post about your new kindle fire makes me even happier that I did! The whole story is awesome and I'm so glad to support these amazing authors and bloggers like you:)

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    1. Thanks Megan!! That was an absolute lovely comment! Thanks for subscribing and I aplogize in advance for anything I might say in the future ;-)

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    2. Wow, Megan typed exactly what I could have and would have said! I look forward to your craziness :) I have also enjoyed reading all of these books from Indie authors, They are Great. Well just finished Slammed and starting Point of retreat!
      Thanks Michelle

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  10. This is a very nice story... Thanks for sharing. It actually made my day to think about it. Enjoy the Kindle... and we will be expecting even more tough reviews from now on ;-)

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  11. it is nice to see there are still awesome people out there, I know right now is tough, the economy is tough in places. i got my first nook about a year ago, i traded a handmade quilt i made with a woman for her used nook. in my house i am married with 4 kids, so pleasures are nada, and necessities are it. for christmas my mom gave me money to buy a new nook simple touch, and i passed down my original nook to my 13 yo daughter who loves to read as much as i do.
    we both read every day, and my family are not big readers, just my daughter and i. (the little kids are getting there, they love books), the family does not understand so much why we read so much, but it helps me escape. escape from the stresses of being a stay at home mom (I am only 32, and with zilch for friends where I live, it's hard, to find people similar in likes and morals, and who treat you right, so for me, it's easier to keep to myself.) so i make friends with my mind in my books i read. less real life drama!

    i just found your blog yesterday also from colleen because of your awesome trailer, and i am glad i did. kudos to you for putting yourself through nursing school, that is butterflying awesome :D

    i look forward to following your blog.

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  12. Your story brought tears to my eyes! I really enjoy your blog and you've helped me to decide what to read next. Their kind gestures make me love Colleen Hoover & Tina Reber even more.

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    1. You can't go wrong with either. Lovely ladies who write lovely stories

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  13. That is an awesome story! Thanks for sharing.

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