Conflicting Hearts Wins Finalist Award – Press Release

21316160_1691508017550556_8185963513174920976_oFor immediate release:

Reader’s Favorite recognizes “Conflicting Hearts” in its annual international book award contest.

The Readers’ Favorite International Book Award Contest featured thousands of contestants from over a dozen countries, ranging from new independent authors to NYT best-sellers and celebrities.

Readers’ Favorite is one of the largest book review and award contest sites on the Internet. They have earned the respect of renowned publishers like Random House, Simon & Schuster, and Harper Collins, and have received the “Best Websites for Authors” and “Honoring Excellence” awards from the Association of Independent Authors. They are also fully accredited by the BBB (A+ rating), which is a rarity among Book Review and Book Award Contest companies.

We receive thousands of entries from all over the world. Because of these large submission numbers, we are able to break down our contest into 140+ genres, and each genre is judged separately, ensuring that books only compete against books of their same genre for a fairer and more accurate competition. We receive submissions from independent authors, small publishers, and publishing giants such as Random House, HarperCollins and Simon & Schuster, with contestants that range from the first-time, self-published author to New York Times bestsellers like J.A. Jance, James Rollins, and #1 best-selling author Daniel Silva, as well as celebrity authors like Jim Carrey (Bruce Almighty), Henry Winkler (Happy Days), and Eriq La Salle (E.R., Coming to America).

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Readers’ Favorite is proud to announce that “Conflicting Hearts” by J. D. Burrows won the Finalist Award in the Fiction – Social Issues category.

You can learn more about J. D. Burrows and “Conflicting Hearts” at where you can read reviews and the author’s biography, as well as connect with the author directly or through their website and social media pages.

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Conflicting Hearts Receives 5 Star Review from Readers’ Favorite

A few months ago, I submitted Conflicting Hearts to Readers’ Favorite, a popular website for an honest review of the book.  As a result, they gave me a five-star review!  “J.D. Burrows presents the facts in a beautiful love story that was impossible to put down.”

To read the full review, CLICK HERE.  Of course, they also give you a nifty badge to display as well.

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Audio Version For Sale

Conflicting Hearts AudioConflicting Hearts is now available on audio at and also   It should be up on iTunes, too, but I don’t have an account to check.

Yesterday I listened to a free downloadable version of the book.  Once again, I am so thankful to have found a wonderful narrator, Andi Arndt, to tackle such a delicate subject matter.  She has done a wonderful job of portraying Rachel’s emotions.

I truly hope that you will listen to the book.  If you have been sexually abused as a child, I want you to know that I understand from my own experience.  The effects can be damaging throughout life, but I must believe there is healing.  For women who have no idea what it means to have your innocence stolen, my hope is that you’ll be awaken to how devastating the trauma can be that carries into adulthood.  Compassion, understanding, and prevention is so important.   They say that one in four girls and one in six boys will be sexually abused before their 18th birthday.  The statistics are staggering.  When I should have been playing with dolls, I had been lured into playing a dangerous game with my future mental health and lifelong happiness.

In recent weeks I’ve stumbled across a few good pages on Facebook that speak of prevention.  We need to tell our children how to set boundaries, protect themselves, and help them understand it is not okay for someone to touch them inappropriately.  Help them to learn to say no, before the ability to say no throughout their lifetime is snatched away.

Starting March 1, I will be running a giveaway for audio versions of Conflicting Hearts.  Stay tuned for more details in the week ahead on how to enter.

In the meantime, you can obtain a free copy through Audible by just opening an account.  Your first book is free.  Here are the details.  CLICK HERE

All my best,


Redesigned Website

One thing about me, which I often wonder is some kind of lingering quirk in my personality, is that I’m never satisfied about how my websites appear.

Because of the Book Blast currently in place for the next two weeks, I thought that I would spiffy it up a bit.

WIX.COM is a great place (where it was formerly located), but frankly their HTML looks horrible on Internet Explorer.  I’ve jumped over to WEEBLY, and shifted everything there.

Check it out HERE and feel free to share.

All my best,


P.S.  My audio book is selling!  Woo-hoo!

Conflicting Hearts on Audio is Headed to Retail

It won’t be long now!  Conflicting Hearts is being distributed to retail on Amazon, Audible, and iTunes.  Want to hear a sample?  You can listen by clicking the link below.  It’s posted on SoundCloud.

When the book is up for sale, I’ll include the links.

Listen to Audio Here