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Author hosting domestic violence awareness event

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Posted at 2:59 PM, Oct 14, 2015
and last updated 2015-10-14 17:59:21-04

A local author will host a book release party and fundraiser for victims and survivors of domestic violence Thursday.

Renee Jean will host the event from 5-8 p.m. in the Toscana ballroom of The Venetian and The Palazzo Congress Center.

The event will be held in partnership with The Shade Tree, an organization that provides shelter to women, children and their pets in crisis, and Sands Cares, the corporate citizenship program of Las Vegas Sands Corp. Donations to Shade Tree will be accepted in lieu of tickets at the door.

The event, held to coincide with Domestic Violence Awareness month, will feature readings from Jean's book “Survivor,” as well as guest speakers and a raffle. This book release party is the live portion of a two-part event. The second portion will be hosted online through Facebook.

In addition to “Survivor,” there are three additional books that will be released, including “Behind Closed Doors” by Kate Marie Robbins, “Finding Rachel” by Bree Vanderland, and “Fighting Chance,” an anthology contributed to by various authors from the domestic abuse awareness Warriors.

“Survivor” will be available for sale at the event along with a sample copy of the other three, all of the proceeds will go to charities.