New Release: Twin Wars (DORK #3)

Title: Twin Wars
Author: Haley Allison
Series: D.O.R.K. (#3)
Release Date: November 1, 2016
Genre: YA Contemporary
NOTE: Not a standalone. It is strongly recommended to read this series in order. Twin Wars is Book #3 of the D.O.R.K. (Diary of a Rocker’s Kid) Series.
Madison Daley has grown to hate the drama that Beverly Hills and family come with…After Madison’s long-lost twin sister, Raven Redinger, staged a double heartbreak video for the sake of publicity, she lost Madison’s trust and instigated an all-out feud…
or is it a war?Each sister is willing to do anything to finish the other for good. Raven wants to crush Madison and take everything away from her, while Madison wants to stop Raven’s reign of terror, even if she
has to stoop to her level to do it.

Raven isn’t done making Madison’s life a living hell…
Now Madison is caught in a whirlwind of secrets, revenge, and heartache. The only bright spot in her life is Logan Caldwell, the guy she loves, but Raven has managed to manipulate everyone in Madison’s life. Can she manage to take Logan away from her too?

Turns out keeping a diary was Madison’s biggest mistake, but she’s not the type of girl to back down without a fight. This rivalry is far from over, and while Raven may have won a few battles, Madison is determined to win the war.

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★ BOOK 1 

Have you read Diary of a Rocker’s Kid (D.O.R.K. #1)?

“My identity, my childhood, everything I ever held sacred about myself…

it’s all a lie.”

★ BOOK 2 

“Time will tell if Raven has a human side

or if she has too many tricks up her sleeve to ever be real.”


   “Why do you guys call me ‘Princess’? I’m no princess.”
   Dalton sits back on his heels against the lockers next to me with his usual self-assured smirk. “Well, let’s see…you’re rich, your dad is a effin’ rock star, which makes him a king in my book, you’re prudish, you’re pretty, and you have delicate mannerisms sometimes. ‘Princess’ just seemed to suit you.”
   With wide eyes, I struggle to absorb everything he just told me. Delicate mannerisms? What version of Mads does he know, and where can I find her?
   My self-deprecating thoughts are interrupted when Raven appears out of nowhere with her usual swarm of girls in tow. She strides up to Giovanni Abate, who is still standing at his locker behind us. Cupping his neck with her left hand, Raven looks directly into my eyes as she slowly pulls Gio’s face down to hers. Before I can even register what’s going on, they’re in a lip-lock very similar to the one I found them in on Halloween night. Everyone in the hallway gasps and stares at Raven’s disgusting display. My stomach heaves, making me turn the other direction to avoid losing my breakfast. This is a battle tactic I wasn’t counting on her starting off with. She saved all her attack power over the past week for this one effective takedown in the hallway. I’m about to come unraveled right now in front of all these people. From the sounds they’re making, I can gather Gio is returning her kiss with equal fervor. Real or not, I’m not ready for this, and not only is it hurting me, it’s insanely disrespectful to Dalton.
   The disrespect is not lost on my streetwise friend. I hear him growl and seethe behind me. Then I’m surprised when he grips me by the shoulders and whirls me around to face him. He leans down, looks me dead in the eyes, and probes my soul as he asks me a question.
   “You wanna get her back?”

Haley Allison is a South Carolina native. She discovered a love of writing at age fourteen and hasn’t been able to turn off the motor fingers since then. Today she lives in a quiet country home with her husband, son, and Boston Terrier. She is a Graphic Design major at Southern New Hampshire University and hopes to graduate with a B.A. degree sometime in the next couple of years. Her hobbies include composing piano music, nature photography, and blogging about books and authors.

Feel free to contact her at Haley loves interacting with readers and other authors.




FREE EBOOK: Diary of a Rocker’s Kid


Diary of a Rocker’s Kid (Book #1 in the D.O.R.K.
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 Reviewers went bonkers over this debut novel:

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“I fell in love with Madison and her
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Pick up Book #2 while you’re at it!


He’s tall, dark, and charming. He’s also her twin sister’s ex. Can Madison avoid breaking The Sister Code?


I’m Published (FOR REALS this time!)

Today has been a crazy roller coaster ride. Not only did my first book release for the second time, but I also had a wild, off-the-walls toddler and a sick husband to tend to. I’m frickin’ exhausted! But I couldn’t be happier to be a published author once again…this time with a publisher on my side!

The publishing journey so far has been a learning process, to say the least. I hope I come out of this a better writer and, more importantly, a better person. I’ve learned a lot about myself through this: specifically, who I am. I’m tough, driven, and determined, but I’ve got plenty of flaws and weaknesses that come out in full force when I’m sleep deprived and stressed. You learn who you really are when you’re put through the wringer, and that’s definitely what happened over the past year as I tried desperately to finish and publish my first book before hitting twenty-five years of age.

I came across this quote from my intro post in this blog, which was published four years ago. It brought tears to my eyes:

“I am a young, budding writer (20 years old) who has big plans for the future. I’m hoping to publish my first book before I’m 25 (a longshot? Yes. But it’s doable).”

It happened. I’m published at twenty-four.

Being published feels incredible, but it’s also a lot of hard work with no promise of reward. There are literally millions of other books out there to be found amidst. Even with the wonderful support of Team Limitless, I still feel a little lost at sea sometimes. How do I keep this needle from disappearing in the haystack? How do I make sure people don’t miss out on this story?

Here’s what I’ve learned. The only thing you can do as an author is take a deep breath, let go of criticism, and keep moving forward with your nose in a book. Whether it’s your book or another person’s, keep your nose in a book. It’s good for your writing and your brain. Also, don’t compete with people or monitor your ranks by the hour. Trust me, I know how hard that is, but it’s toxic, and it really doesn’t change a damn thing.

Focusing on improving my writing is what I plan to do from here on out. DORK is only one of my ideas, and I’ve got two more that are just begging to be written (more info on those later). First, I need to focus on DORK Two, which I’m guessing will be released sometime in March 2016. That’s another thing I’ve learned: being an author, a true one, doesn’t end with one book. The first is only the beginning.

Thanks for reading my ramblings. Hopefully I’ll be blogging more soon and have lots more exciting news to share.

This is my book if you’re curious:


Amazon US:

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Be sure to enter the Goodreads giveaway for a chance at one in three signed paperbacks!


Ciao for now!


Diary of a Rocker’s Kid Cover Reveal!!

This is the moment! Finally, I get to share the incredible cover that was commissioned by Limitless Publishing from Redbird Designs!

Diary of a Rocker’s Kid (DORK Series #1) is coming December 1, 2015.


Madison Daley’s father has concealed the truth from her for seventeen years…

Raised on a Kentucky farm, Madison is stunned when a conversational slip reveals her father Michael is a famous ’90s rock star known as the Grim Weeper. Michael left the spotlight and his mansion behind when Madison was dropped off on his doorstep by a woman in a black mask. A dark past is revealed, and the only thing Madison isn’t allowed to know is her mother’s name.

The answers Madison needs can only be found in Beverly Hills…

Though she does hope to persuade her dad to return to the stage, Madison’s real mission is to discover the identity of her mother.

But she is slightly distracted—literally—by the boy next door. Giovanni Abate’s father is an action film star, his stepdad is a major designer, and Gio has his own claim to fame. Madison catches the handsome, young Italian actor’s eye, and their mutual attraction makes for a hotter summer than she ever could have imagined.

Madison hasn’t set foot in California since infancy, but a lot of people are certain she has…

After Madison has a makeover, people are sure they’ve seen her somewhere before, and she is extremely curious about the identity of her supposed doppelganger. As she looks into this strange situation, she’s unaware that Gio is hiding a potentially devastating secret.

Could finding the answers she seeks change Madison’s life forever?

Or will it just lead to more questions to fill the…

Diary of a Rocker’s Kid.


Haley Despard was born and raised in small, yet ever-expanding Simpsonville, South Carolina. She discovered a love of writing at age fourteen and hasn’t been able to turn off the motor fingers since then. Today she lives just a stone’s throw over in the country side of Greer, SC with her husband, son, and Boston Terrier. Her loves include cats (even though she’s allergic because the universe hates her), reading, composing music, blogging, amateur photography, fro-yo, mall shopping trips, and anything that begins with, ends with, or includes the words “milk chocolate.” She also enjoys gaming with her husband on occasion and driving through the countryside with music on full blast.

Haley’s books will include a combination of feminism, romance, diversity, family values, complicated storylines, and maybe even a scheming heroine or two. She loves to defy conventions and standards and continually thinks outside the box. If you want to read something fresh and original, pick up a Haley Despard novel. A book should be able to make you gasp, sob, laugh hysterically, and want to hug the main character all at the same time.

Haley is very interactive on Facebook and Twitter so don’t hesitate to contact her at one of the links below, or you can email her at





Cover created by Redbird Designs

Cover created by Redbird Designs

Calling All Book Bloggers!

Hey everybody!

Sign-ups for the Diary of a Rocker’s Kid (DORK) book tour are now live! The tour will be taking place between Dec. 7-18 and there are all kinds of options for participation. Please check out this link and if you like YA/Music Fiction, go ahead and sign up! People who liked If I Stay, Where She Went, and The Princess Diaries may like this book series.

Tour Sign-Up Link:

Thanks for your participation/interest!

Haley Despard

No Longer Indie

Hey everyone,

Sorry to break it to you this way, but I am no longer a member of the indie author community. Reason being?

Diary of a Rocker’s Kid scored a contract with Limitless Publishing, LLC.

I am beyond ecstatic about this, and I am very much looking forward to what they will be able to do with my DORK series. It’s officially going to be a three-parter now, but first we’ve got to re-release this first book (again… yes, I know…). Limitless Publishing is home to the works of some great authors, including Apryl Baker (The Ghost Files), J.L. Drake (The Broken Trilogy), and Skyla Madi (The Consumed Trilogy). I am humbled to be working alongside such accomplished people, and I really hope that someday one of my books can measure up to theirs.

Thank you so much, Limitless Publishing, for this incredible opportunity! Everybody stay tuned for release news!

Thank you as well to all the indie authors whom I was privileged to call colleagues for a while (I will still endlessly support authors, traditional or indie!).


Submitted Final Paperback Version!

For review, at least. I proofed it once and only found three grammar errors, so after an easy fix, I put the paperback version of DORK through the review process at CreateSpace for the last time. (I’ve done this like four times already… They probably hate me…)

So yeah, after they approve it for the final time, I’ll be able to proof it once again and finally submit it for good. After that, it will take about 3-5 days to publish on Amazon for only $9.99. Here’s the cover ICYMI:


I’m really looking forward to making this book available to a wider audience. If you would like to be notified when DORK comes out in paperback, please post your email below or send an email to, and I’ll add you to my mailing list. Thanks all!


Paperback Going Live Soon (Cover Preview)

As some of you may know, I am working on a CreateSpace paperback version of Diary of a Rocker’s Kid. I don’t have a release date yet but I just wanted to give you a little sneak peek of the cover:


The paperback version will be only $9.99 on Amazon, and I will be making it available to stores and libraries. It should be finalized by the end of this week, and hopefully it will go live at the beginning of next week.

If you’d rather have the e-version, here’s the synopsis and a link to the book (free if you have Kindle Unlimited):

Madison Daley’s father has been hiding his identity for sixteen years. When he reveals his rock star past, Mads launches a mission to get him back to their mansion in LA in hopes that he’ll decide to go back on the stage. When they get to Beverly Hills, Mads meets Gio Abate, the “perfect” Italian boy next door. Sparks fly and a summer romance ensues, but when Mads finds out who her mother is, she finds out that her new boyfriend also has a secret. Can she get her dad back to the stage, reunite with her mother, and keep her summer love all at once?

Diary of a Rocker’s Kid on Kindle

Thanks for following, and I can’t wait to hear what you think of this debut novel 🙂