Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Book Giveaway - Torn Apart by Diony George

ALLYSON THINKS HER LIFE is perfect. It’s hectic and tiring, of course, but no more so than any other wife and mother of four boys. But with her husband becoming increasingly distant, Alyson wonders if there is something she is doing wrong. Little does she know that the actions of someone she loves dearly are about to change her life forever.
ALYSON NEVER IMAGINED it could happen to her, and when it did she realized it could happen to anyone...
Diony George, wife and mother of seven, addresses a very important topic in her first fiction novel, Torn Apart, based on a true story. Religious beliefs and practices do not make one immune to worldly influences and her book addresses in a compelling way the devastating effects pornography is having on marriages and families today. It has received positive feedback from readers and publishers alike because the issue is relevant, and real. She currently lives in Salt Lake City, Utah with her husband Daryl, and their children.
A signed copy of her book, Torn Apart is available for purchase on line on her personal website or her blog,, It can also be found at, Barnes and Noble, Deseret Book and Seagull Book and Tape.
Win an autographed copy of Torn Apart
Must be a follower of the blog to enter.
1 entry for sharing your thoughts on how you protect yourself and/or your family from pornography.
2 entries for sharing the current giveaway on Twitter or Facebook (please provide a link)
4 entries for posting about the current giveaway or the month-long contest on your personal blog or putting it on your sidebar. If you post about the overall contest, please let me know which book you'd like your extra entries put towards. (please provide a link)
Please include an e-mail address or other contact info.
Contest closes February 11th.
Contest open to residents of U.S. and Canada.
Tomorrow we'll be giving away The Pigpen by Kevin Krogh. See you then!


  1. I think one of the best ways to protect your family from pornography is to monitor computer usage. (Although pornography comes in many other forms.) I find that knowing the, where, when, and why of computer time helps to keep curious eyes in check.

  2. We've moved a lot and have trouble finding the best spot for the general use computer. In this house the dining room was sacrificed. It keeps it in the middle of all the action. Kids are not allowed on-line while no parent is at home. Parental controls block all on-line access. We use laptops because when we need our dining room we can put computers away easily. Watch your children and spouse so you can recognize negative changes in behavior/countenance.

  3. I am a follower.

    as the others have said one must be in the know about what your children are viewing online; don't let them have computers in their own rooms and if you are gone for a long time in a day such as at work put a password protected code in so they can't access the computer while you're away.


  4. I can't believe how many people don't protect their computers until it's too late. Computers have got to be in the open, there have to be parental controls. One of the most important things to teach your children is what to do if they see something they shouldn't. Immediately turn off the monitor and tell Mom or Dad.

  5. All such wonderful points. My b-i-l told me that children are instructed at school to never turn off a computer without properly shutting it down. He tells them - Hit the off button and run to me!
    I think people also discount what their children see in television and movies. I know I can't protect them entirely but I try to focus on doing positive things instead of wasting time on multimedia and that cuts down on our exposure to all the crap.

  6. Thanks Cami for having us take a moment to think and discuss this important issue. I agree children shouldn't have their own computer in their room, and the family computer needs to be placed somewhere out in the open.

    What we do in our family is instead of a desktop computer, we have a laptop. When the children are using it they need to be in the room with someone else and when my husband and I aren't at home the children do not have access to it.

    We also have had many age-appropriate talks about pornography in our home, focusing on the fact it is an addictive drug and how careful they need to be in avoiding it all costs, and why. Education, I believe, is the best prevention.

    My older children have read my book(which may have something to do with the fact they are in it) and setting aside the obvious personal and emotional connection the book has for them, they have come away with a positive response as to why pornography use needs to be avoided at all costs. Many of them have shared their feelings with friends, and as their friends understanding of the seriousness of pornography has increased its created a ripple effect.

    Thanks for sponsoring this contest Cami. Helping others through my own family's experiences is what writing Torn Apart was all about.

  7. I am a follower of your blog, and love what you are doing. Staying involved with your children and having the computer where it is visible to everyone helps protect them from pornography. Even with this, you still need to be open and talk freely about the dangers of indulging in pornography.

  8. I'm a follower and would love to read this book.

    For a good free computer monitoring program check out

  9. This books sounds really interesting...


  10. Thanks, Diony, for writing this book. I can't wait to read it.
    Thanks, Connie, Kimberly, and Audra for your comments. I'm going to check out that computer monitoring program, Kimberly.

  11. This sounds like a great book. I use K9, a free web filter program that is really smart and works so well.

  12. I watch my children very closely on the computer.

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  15. Please enter me!
    I'm now a follower!

    My kids are young now and don't use the internet, but my hubby and I keep the computer in an open room, we block websites and have filters on. I also will immediately get rid of Victoria Secrets mailings that arrive at home, and also my women's magazines like Fitness and Shape.
    It's harder to be tempted if it is not around!

    ladyverlina AT yahoo DOT com.

  16. Simple things like net nanny or other site blocking software is an easy way to keep kids safe. I also check the history and see where they went as well as trying to keep tabs on what they are doing while online.


    coolestmommy2000 at gmail dot com

  17. Super Mom, that is a great point. I think we often imagine the hard porn to be the problem, but it definitely begins with less blatant images.

  18. I think the topic for this is fantastic and so relavent in our society. I'd love to win.

  19. Hi! Carman sent me! I would love to be entered in your draw. Thanks.
    I just became a follower of your blog.

  20. We protect our family from pornography by having a parental control lock on our DVR (Dish TV). My husband also set up software on our computer to block it.

    I am a follower

    nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

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