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Helpless: A True Short Story

A dramatic short story from experienced foster carer Rosie Lewis.

Baby Sarah is born to a crack-addicted mother on a freezing cold night in December. Rosie is woken a few short hours later, at 1am, and taken to the maternity unit by police escort to collect the infant and take her to a place of safety.

But it soon becomes clear that Sarah is suffering from severe withdrawal symptoms. Knowing that separation is inevitable, Rosie tries to maintain a professional distance but that's easier said than done.

Kidnapping My Daughter

At just twenty-years-old, Rachel Jensby finds herself faced with a desperate reality: either continue to hand her nineteen-month-old daughter over to the man who is sexually abusing her as the court has ordered her to do, or go into hiding to help her child escape the certainty of further sexual assaults. Kidnapping My Daughter is the true account of a mother who spent more than two years on the run, first from local and state authorities only, and then eventually from the FBI as well. As more and more children are faced with court-licensed abuse every day, Rachel Jensby hopes to be a voice among many; joining other mothers who are effecting change by finally finding the courage to come forward with their stories.

Kidnapping My Daughter is an account of events leading up to, and all that transpired during, this family's life on the run.

A second volume, titled Bringing Cheyenne Home, tells the story of what happened afterward - starting with the family's first day back in court and goes on to detail the tumultuous years afterward, including a peek into Cheyenne's life today. Bringing Cheyenne Home will be available soon on Amazon for Kindle.

Bought and Sold (Part 1 of 3)

A heart-stopping story of lies, brutality and fear. British girl Megan Stephens tells the true story of how an idyllic Mediterranean holiday turned into an unimaginable nightmare when she was tricked into becoming a victim of human trafficking and held captive for six years by deception, threats and violence.

While on holiday with her mother at a popular Mediterranean coastal resort, Megan fell in love. Just 14 years old, nave and vulnerable, she had no reason to suspect that the man who said he loved her would commit the ultimate betrayal of her trust.

When her mother returned to England, Megan stayed with Jak, who said he would find her a job as a waitress and promised they would be together forever. But when Megan travelled to the city with Jak, his attitude quickly changed and instead of finding her work as a waitress, he allowed her to be raped and then sold her to a human trafficker.

Abandoned by Jak but still unable to accept that everything he'd told her had been a lie, Megan was coerced by threats and violence into working as a prostitute in private homes and brothels. Then the trafficker threatened her mother's life and it was Megan's turn to lie: sending her mother the staged photographs that had been taken of her apparently working as a waitress in a cafe, she told her she was happy.

Too frightened and bewildered to trust or reach out to anyone, Megan remained locked in a world of brutality and abuse for six years. In the end, there only seemed to be one way out.

Megan's powerful story reveals the devastating realities of human trafficking and the fear that imprisons its victims more effectively than any cage could ever do.

Please Don’t Take My Baby: Free Sampler

Be moved by No.1 Sunday Times Bestselling author Cathy Glass's 10th fostering memoir, with this free extended eBook sampler.

Jade, 17, is pregnant, homeless and alone when she's brought to live with Cathy. Desperate to keep her baby, but little more than a child herself, she struggles with the responsibilities her daughter brings.

'I'm going to love my baby and give her lots of attention,' Jade said. 'I'll show my mum she's wrong.'

Cathy is worried as soon as Jade arrives: she's never looked after a pregnant teenager before, but none of the mother and baby carers is free, and - seventeen years old, seven months pregnant and homeless - Jade is in a desperate situation.

But Jade doesn't want to listen or advice and although her daughter is born safely it isn't long before Jade's in trouble with the police.

Cathy knows that Jade loves her daughter with all her heart, but will she be able to get through to Jade in time to make her realise just how much she might lose?

The Boy No One Loved: Free Sampler

Discover the incredible memoirs of internationally bestselling author Casey Watson with this free extended eBook sampler of Casey's first book, and Sunday Times bestseller, The Boy No One Loved.

Justin was five years old; his brothers two and three. Their mother, a heroin addict, had left them alone again. Later that day, after trying to burn down the family home, Justin was taken into care.

Six years on, after 20 failed placements, Justin arrives at Casey's home. Casey and her husband Mike are specialist foster carers. They practice a new style of foster care that focuses on modifying the behaviour of profoundly damaged children. They are Justin's last hope, and it quickly becomes clear that they are facing a big challenge.

Try as they might to make him welcome, he seems determined to strip his life of all the comforts they bring him, violently lashing out at schoolmates and family and throwing any affection they offer him back in their faces. After a childhood filled with hurt and rejection, Justin simply doesn't want to know. But, as it soon emerges, this is only the tip of a chilling iceberg.

A visit to Justin's mother on Boxing Day reveals that there are some very dark underlying problems that Justin has never spoken about. As the full picture becomes clearer, and the horrific truth of Justin's early life is revealed, Casey and her family finally start to understand the pain he has suffered...

Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl Written by Herself

This book was converted from its physical edition to the digital format by a community of volunteers. You may find it for free on the web. Purchase of the Kindle edition includes wireless delivery.

I Miss Mummy: Free Sampler

Discover the incredible memoirs of internationally bestselling author Cathy Glass with this free extended eBook sample of I Miss Mummy, the story of Alice, a young and vulnerable girl who is desperate to return home to her mother.

Alice, aged four, is snatched by her mother the day she is due to arrive at Cathy's house. Drug-dependent and mentally ill, but desperate to keep hold of her daughter, Alice's mother snatches her from her parents' house and disappears.

Cathy spends three anxious days worrying about her whereabouts before Alice is found safe, but traumatised. Alice is like a little doll, so young and vulnerable, and she immediately finds her place in the heart of Cathy's family. She talks openly about her mummy, who she dearly loves, and how happy she was living with her maternal grandparents before she was put into care. Alice has clearly been very well looked after and Cathy can't understand why she couldn't stay with her grandparents.

It emerges that Alice's grandparents are considered too old (they are in their early sixties) and that the plan is that Alice will stay with Cathy for a month before moving to live with her father and his new wife. The grandparents are distraught - Alice has never known her father, and her grandparents claim he is a violent drug dealer.

Desperate to help Alice find the happy home she deserves, Cathy's parenting skills are tested in many new ways. Finally questions are asked about Alice's father suitability, and his true colours begin to emerge.

Tears of a Child: The horror of a lonely childhood... (Life's Endless Tales Book 1)

This book is about a little girl who had family so close to here, yet so far in her need of help. She protected her little sister to ensure that what happened to her, will never happen to her sister. The parents were to busy fighting with each other and did not notice that their little girl was fighting a tremendous battle of her own. The girl finally broke down and had to face her own demons alone.

Betrayed: Part 1 of 3: The heartbreaking true story of a struggle to escape a cruel life defined by family honour

Betrayed can either be read as a full-length eBook or in 3 serialised eBook-only parts.

This is PART 1 of 3.

You can read Part 1 two weeks ahead of release of the full-length eBook and paperback.

In the much-anticipated follow-up to Sunday Times bestseller Trapped, foster carer Rosie Lewis tells the heartbreaking true story of 13-year-old Zadie.

When the young teenage girl runs away and is discovered hiding on the city streets by the police, it is clear that all is not as it should be.

Taught to believe that Westerners should not be trusted, when Zadie is initially delivered into the experienced hands of foster carer Rosie she is polite and well-behaved, but understandably suspicious of the family around her. Through Rosie's support and understanding, gradually Zadie begins to settle into her new surroundings, but loyalty to her relatives, and fear of bringing shame on those around her, prevents her from confessing the horrifying truth about her troubled past.

When the shocking truth finally emerges, Rosie and her family can hardly believe that Zadie had managed to keep the shocking secrets to herself for so long.

The Shelter (A Short Story)

The world around ten-year-old Sunni Brown is crumbling. War, disease and crushing poverty are everyday realities. For a while, she counts herself amongst the lucky. But will she survive when she's forced to live in an abandoned parking structure?

This is a scary future; but there are no werewolves, vampires or zombies...in this future, human beings are the scariest creatures of all.

"The Shelter" is a dystopian short story of 5500 words in length or

approximately 25 pages. It is the prequel to the full-length novel NEW HOPE CITY, a dark

coming-of-age story set in post-apocalyptic America.

New Hope City now available: amazon.com/dp/B00AF2D3HA

The As If Philosophy: A Jarhead's Guide to an Exceptional Life

Discover a Marine's journey to overcoming the struggles of PTSD, Depression and how an attempted suicide altered his life. The As If Philosophy can be applied to any life situation with real-life techniques . This self-help and personal transformation approach to finding happiness details a clever way to manage the pain caused by PTSD and depression.

Faking Fearlessness

Faking Fearlessness is the true story of Christina Taylor's life as a young adult, living in Tasmania during the year 2000 and interstate in 2001.

In her secret diary during this time, she records her thoughts and feelings regarding her cancer scare, relocating interstate with her fiance, the sudden and unexpected death of someone near to her, domestic violence and being a victim of assault; with raw emotion and at times shockingly candid honesty.

A Stolen Childhood: Part 1 of 3: A dark past, a terrible secret, a girl without a future

A Stolen Childhood can either be read as a full-length eBook or in 3 serialised eBook-only parts.

This is PART 1 of 3.

You can read Part 1 two weeks ahead of release of the full-length eBook and paperback.

Bestselling author and teacher Casey Watson shares the horrifying true story of Kiera Bentley, a 12-year-old girl with a deeply shocking secret she's too young to even understand.

When Casey first meets Kiera, a small slight girl who's just lashed out at a fellow pupil in assembly, she immediately senses something's wrong. Something in Kiera's eyes alerts Casey that this is an "old head on young shoulders", and with Kiera's constant tiredness and self-soothing habit of pulling her hair out, she follows her instinct and takes Kiera under her wing.

At first the answer seems simple enough; Kiera's parents aren't together and they don't get on, which makes life hard for Kiera as she's so close to her dad. But as the weeks roll on, Casey begins to understand that there's something much darker going on behind closed doors. And when she finally learns the truth, she's terrified she won't be able to save Kiera from it.

Listen, Just Once

BASED ON A TRUE STORY

This is a story of a young girl who experiences things no child should ever experience. Lizzie tries and tries to get the attention of her mother to get it to stop, to get her to help. She is also left with the duty of protecting her sister, Rose from the monster. A man who makes both girls shiver when he comes to babysit them. If only the one person who SHOULD be there to listen, WOULD just be there for them. If only her mother would listen, just once...

Cut: Free Sampler

An exclusive FREE extended eBook sampler of million copy bestselling author Cathy Glass's memoir about the first girl Cathy ever fostered, Dawn.

A seemingly well-balanced girl, Dawn's outward appearance masks a traumatic childhood at the hands of the very people who should have cared for her.

The Sunday Times and New York Times bestselling author of Damaged tells the story of the Dawn, a sweet and seemingly well balanced girl, Dawn's outward appearance masked a traumatic childhood so awful, that even she could not remember it.

During the first night, Cathy awoke to see Dawn looming above Cathy's baby's cot, her eyes staring and blank. She sleepwalks - which Cathy learns is often a manifestation in disturbed children. It becomes a regular and frightening occurrence, and Cathy is horrified to find Dawn lighting a match whilst mumbling it's not my fault in her sleep one night.

Cathy discovers Dawn is playing truant from school, and struggling to make friends. More worryingly she finds her room empty one night, and her pillow covered in blood. Dawn has been self-harming in order to release the pain of her past.

When Dawn attempts suicide, Cathy realises that she needs more help than she can give. Dawn's mother eventually confides in her that Dawn was sent away to live with relatives in Ireland between the ages of 5 and 9, and Cathy soon realises that the horrors Dawn was exposed to during this time have left her a very disturbed little girl.

Damaged: Free Sampler

Discover the incredible memoirs of internationally bestselling author Cathy Glass with this free extended eBook sampler of Cathy's first book, and No. 1 Sunday Times bestseller, Damaged.

Jodie is a violent and aggressive 8 year old who has already been through numerous foster families. Cathy Glass is her last hope ...

At the Social Services office, Cathy (an experienced foster carer) is pressured into taking Jodie as a new placement. Jodie's challenging behaviour has seen off five carers in four months. Despite her reservations, Cathy decides to take on Jodie to protect her from being placed in an institution.

Jodie arrives, and her first act is to soil herself, and then wipe it on her face, grinning wickedly. Jodie meets Cathy's teenage children, and greets them with a sharp kick to the shins. That night, Cathy finds Jodie covered in blood, having cut her own wrist, and smeared the blood over her face.

As Jodie begins to trust Cathy her behaviour improves. Over time, with childish honesty, she reveals details of her abuse at the hands of her parents and others. It becomes clear that Jodie's parents were involved in a sickening paedophile ring, with neighbours and Social Services not seeing what should have been obvious signs.

Unfortunately Jodie becomes increasingly withdrawn, and it's clear she needs psychiatric therapy. Cathy urges the Social Services to provide funding, but instead they decide to take Jodie away from her, and place her in a residential unit.

Although the paedophile ring is investigated and brought to justice, Jodie's future is still up in the air. Cathy promises that she will stand by her no matter what - her love for the abandoned Jodie is unbreakable.

ABUSE: BREAKING The Chains- Abuse Help and Healing - Abusive Relationships - Abusive Parents - Abuse Help- Breaking the Cycle of Abuse (LIVING YOUR LIFE TO THE FULLEST Book 1)

Being a victim of verbal and physical abuse, has driven me to produce this book, to help others who have or are experiencing abuse. However, I do not consider myself a victim any longer. The biggest question is: HOW DO YOU MOVE PAST THE TRAUMA OF ABUSE? My experience produced a person who was sad all the time and when I reflect on it, it was clear to me that my abuser had clinical depression and maybe other forms of mental illness that was never dealt with, nor did they have an understanding of, so it was passed on to the family and others.

Over decades of time, I have taken steps to heal and it has taken me time to be able to forgive,

but I have forgiven and that has set me free.

For me what it really came down to is that I realized I was worthy of a happy beautiful life. The art of forgiveness is powerful, it relieves you of the responsibility of self-doubt and self-abuse caused by your experience. To help me, I surround myself with high vibrational friends and family (as much as possible), I pray, meditate, allow myself to feel these feelings and then release them. I use self-affirmations and self-love. We can only truly love others if we truly love ourselves because then we have something to give. When we choose to let the pain go we give others permission to let their pain go and to be free.

And that is my hope... that this book will help guide you and give you practical tools to help you in your quest to be free and have a happier, healthy life.

Satanic Ritual Abuse Exposed (Free eBook Sampler): Recovery of a Christian Survivor

Caution: Contains violence - not suitable for children.

Slowly and painstakingly, I began piecing my life together. Some pieces were easy to identify and slip into place, while others appeared incongruent and unwelcome as they floated up from the amnesia in my subconscious mind. In my search for answers I journeyed through a living nightmare and found my way into the river of life. I am a ritual abuse survivor and this is my story. It is a chronicle of hope and deliverance, literal deliverance from evil.

Satanic Ritual Abuse Exposed shines the spotlight on the hidden works of darkness silently permeating the very fabric of our society, from Masonic Lodges to the Vatican. This compelling true story will provoke you to ask the questions you were afraid to ask and to venture beyond your denial. Like a hand reaching into the pit of hell and drawing you out of the rabbit hole, this story proves there is a way out of the darkness that leads into light. It is a voice for the voiceless, and a ray of hope for those who have suffered. Katie is living proof that miracles still happen and it is possible to find purpose beyond the pain.

About the Author

Katie has a passion to see the broken hearted healed, and set free. She is an ordained minister with a Masters of Christian Counseling degree from Christian Leadership University. She is the founder and pastor of a church and ministry providing Biblical counseling, inner healing, and deliverance ministry to severe trauma survivors.

Ghost: Honor Thy Parents: The Rick Watkinson Story

Enjoy a A FREE First Chapter ONLY SNEAK PEEK of the full-length novel - "Ghost - The Rick Watkinson Story"

One is supposed to honor thy parents. At least that's what the Bible says. In the prequel to Ghost - The Rick Watkinson Story, "Honor Thy Parents", tell of the fateful night that 16 year old Rick Watkinson picked up a semi-automatic rifle and fatally shot his father and his step-mother. Why did he do it? What was his state of mind that led to his actions? This prequel sets the stage for answers to those questions and more. Find all of these answers and more in the full novel - Ghost: The Rick Watkinson Story.

Rick Watkinson was a typical American kid growing up with his mother, father, and brother in California. Idolizing his father Robert, a pilot, the young boy reveled in their shared passion for flying and fostering their adventurous spirit sailboat racing and travelling. But the strength of that father-son bond was crushed when his father filed for divorce soon after moving the family to Oregon. Ten-year-old Rick was devastated - unable to comprehend his father's wicked betrayal of the family. With his bitter and vengeful mother's help, the love for his father quickly turned to hate. The center of his universe became the center of his scorn. Consumed by her own hatred and personal issues, his mother was unable to offer him the support and security his confused psyche needed and craved. God would save them she said. God would look after them. They just had to believe and pray - don the armour in the fight against Satan and his army of demons. Ricky would lead the way, with his 'special gift' he was 'Christ's Little Warrior'.

Darkness, light, light, darkness. With his emotions slammed tight behind an iron wall of resolve, Rick and his lost soul took to the streets, finding comfort and his voice, among the criminals and socially angry young adults. They became his strength. They became his guide. If fences needed to be jumped, things stolen or sabotaged, it was often 'crazy little Ricky' who was asked to do the deed. This built confidence, and finally made him feel like he was a part of something again. Unable to control him, his mother kicks him out of the house. Trapped into coming home, Rick is confronted by his father and given a choice - either come live in Alaska with him and his wife or be dropped off at the police station. Rick chose door number one, the apparent lessor of two evils. With that choice his fate was sealed, and for the next thirteen months, his life in Alaska was a cage match with each party throwing punches; the violence and tension escalating with each round.

"Ghost" is the true story of Rick Watkinson, his journey from a tumultuous childhood, to his current stay and personal growth behind the thick steel bars in an Alaskan State Penitentiary. Who is this man and what causes a person to cross the boundaries of humanity? Can these events be strictly traced to upbringing and environment, or do some people have an inherent propensity for evil? Is redemption or rehabilitation even possible?

Stripped down to its core, this is a story of a boy who just wanted to be loved. A boy who just wanted to belong, and be a part of a family, whatever that incarnation of a family might have been. He is not asking for forgiveness nor is he expecting us to give it. His life is his life, and his mistakes are his mistakes. He cannot change the past or give life to his father and step-mother. He can only move forward, continuing to find the light in a life of darkness.

The Bikini Prophecy: A true tale about love, loss, India ... and a date with fate. (Part 1)

How far would you go for love? ... Would you tempt fate?

In this romantic adventure, written by the world's most feminine Aussie Alpha Male, readers are taken on a grey journey - from light to dark - to a place where 'happily ever afters' aren't always neat and tidy. Fans of 'Eat, Pray, Love' beware ... this tale bites back.

At thirty years of age, an unemployed and relationship-weary Matt Kyler decides to abandon his long-suffering partner in search of fame, fortune and guilt-free fornication. His reward for this bastard act of selfishness is an invite to work on a hit television show.

But if fortune favours the brave then misfortune is sure to find the cowardly Kyler. And before long his perfect new life begins to unravel, taking with it his masculinity, self-confidence and good humour.

Desperate for spiritual guidance, he visits a tarot card reader. But instead of finding solace, he finds disaster at every turn and is, ultimately, reminded that there are two women in his life - one of whom he must not hurt.

But which woman?

The beautiful co-worker he is convinced will lead him to a better future?

Or the past love he is so determined to run from?

In confusion, the vulnerable Kyler decides to take destiny into his own hands. Quitting his dream job, he embarks on a prophetic adventure of love through India, where he is exposed to a continent of contrasts and a collection of characters with dysfunctional lives that rival his own.

He also discovers, somewhat inconveniently, the devastating truth behind his own broken life.

The Bikini Prophecy is a hilarious travelogue of the heart; an unhinged adventure about love, loss, India ... and one man's date with fate.

Please note: This story is published in three (3) parts of about 35,000 words each. Sign up to the author's newsletter to receive your free copy of part two and three upon release - www.mattkyler.com/newsletter

***These books contain swearing and adult concepts that may be distressing to some readers.***

Confidante: The Brothel: a biography (Confidante Trilogy)

Ok, I'll admit it - My mother in law used to be a sex worker. She worked in a brothel, as an escort and, as a madame in and around Sydney Australia in the late '80s. It's something that she has confided in few people outside her immediate family until me. We are polar opposites in many ways but we get each other - as a result I have become the confidante in her life which is how this series has been born. The exact year was 1989; Angelien was 32 when she made the decision to enter a brothel to help support herself and her two sons. She quickly became the most popular girl there with her Kathleen Turner looks and her excellent 'acting' skills. This is a biography about friendship, discovery and of course sex. Confidante: The Brothel is a collection of Angelien's most memorable stories during her month working in the brothel. Confidante: The Escort & Confidante: The Madame will be released shortly visit us at http: //lillianaanderson.weebly.com/blog.html for progress reports.

IT'S CESARE...IT'S ALL GOOD - The true story of a mutual help relationship - Our autism and the one of the world around us

The true story of a help relationship, mutually and intensely lived, between a young educator and an autistic savant child. Cesare and Giovanni first met in the ambulatory of a family counseling centre, in Genova. The proposal to try for three months home care becomes an occasion to put in contact two personalities in fully development and change who, entering in harmony, will live 15 unforgettable years...

Preface letter "To suffer together" by Dott. Roberto Soriani, psychiatrist in Genova, ASL 3, mental health service.

Introductive articles:

."The autism in my point of view"

"What we mean when we talk about Help Relationship".

Afterword articles

"The fragile X syndrome"

"Intellectual and relational disabled vs intellectual and relational-abled".

A P.E.R.O. Progetti Editoriali Realizzati Onestamente by Giovanni Tommasini editorial production

The Saint of Pakistan: an extract from Paramédico

Abdul Sattar Edhi, a simple Pakistani grandfather, heads the largest ambulance service in the world and has never had a day off in his life. In this mini-ebook, he tells Benjamin Gilmour about his life in Pakistan.

The Saint of Pakistan is a free extract from Paramedico - a collection of adventures by Australian paramedic Benjamin Gilmour about his work on ambulances around the world. From England to Mexico, and Iceland to Pakistan, Gilmour takes us on an extraordinary thrill-ride with his wild coworkers. Along the way he learns a few things, too, and shows us not only how precious life truly is, but how to passionately embrace it.

Family Incest Treatment

This article describes family incest treatment, which is rare in the United States, but whose treatment goals provide important information for family members who have experienced incest. Topics covered are expression of emotions, responsibility, understanding incest, making amends, understanding human sexuality, and safety plans.

The article is an excerpt from the book Shame, Blame, and Child Sexual Abuse: From Harsh Realities to Hope, available on Kindle, , lulu, and for many mobile devises.

Incest & Its Effects on Families

Incest hurts children and confuses them. This general statement fits most if not all incest cases, but from there each family situation is different. This 8-page article shows that professionals and family members who want to understand particular families where incest has occurred must be open to a multitude of possibilities and only come to conclusions when they can document them. It does no one any good for professionals and family members to believe and act as if all families where incest has occurred are the same.

The more that individuals know about the variations within families where incest has happened, the more prepared we are to turn beliefs that incest is wrong into actions that foster children's recovery and their chances for fulfilling lives. This article is from her book Child Sexual Abuse: From Harsh Realities to Hope.

Sadie Sugarspear and the Weeping Willow (The Sadie Sugarspear Chronicles Book 1)

In a small town called Muddlewoods, young Sadie Sugarspear endures intolerable cruelty at the hands of her brutal stepfather. Sadie finds solace in the one thing her real father, Sam Sugarspear, left behind: a book about an imaginary land, ruled by a king who grants wishes.One day, when her stepfather's cruelty reaches unimaginable depths, Sadie runs away and hides inside a crevice in her beloved willow tree. To her surprise, the tree opens up, sending Sadie falling down into the abyss, into a land she's only ever read about--where she must begin a long, terrifying, and heartbreaking journey home.This book is intended for mature audiences and contains disturbing content that may cause the reader to delve into his or her own land of fantasy...just like Sadie.This is the first novella in Nicole Arlyn's epic dark fantasy series, The Sugarspear Chronicles.

Praise for The Sugarspear Chronicles:"This book is to the literary world now what Wes Anderson films are in a world full of Magic Mikemovies. It will challenge you...But if you open your mind and stretch back to the bygone era of literary symbolism that was Faulkner's As I Lay Dying, you will appreciate the shining jewel that is this book." --A.D. Marrow, author of Chaos and Moonlight, Book One of the Order of the Nines series

WITHOUT SUGAR (Love is served hot, revenge - cold, friendship - without make-up and life simply serves us everything without sugar)

Bestseller in Spanish and translated in three languages, now available in English.

One day, Iris finds the pieces of her perfect life strewn all over the floor when her husband suddenly leaves her for his young and pretty mistress. He also leaves her with an exotic proposal: to continue their old relationship in parallel with his new one.

Iris is tormented by contradictory feelings - should she become her ex-husband's lover in order not to lose him completely? As she processes her new situation, Iris unexpectedly gets access to his most intimate thoughts and machinations. These deeply-held secrets reveal Victor to be a pleasant-faced hypocrite, a cold-hearted liar, a stranger she has never known.



Shocked, resentful and disgusted, Iris devises a subtle plan for revenge. Luckily, she's not alone. Her four best girl-friends, scattered all over the world, are like fairy godmothers; supporting, scolding, helping out. And Koala, an old ex-boyfriend, might be just the guy to heal Iris from the pain of her divorce.

Or maybe not. Remember: life serves us everything WITHOUT SUGAR.

Moving On...from Victim to Survivor

If you, or someone you know, has been subjected to sexual abuse in childhood then this book is for you. It has an easy to read format and is presented in a simple way, cutting through jargon to offer down to earth help and support. From Victim to Survivor has been born out of the author's personal experiences. It offers positive help and practical ideas for dealing with the trauma brought about by an abusive childhood. The text is purposely short with chapters which can, if desired, be dipped into rather than read from cover to cover. It is a guide to the journey of regaining your self-respect and love of life, in order to live your life as a whole person and finally shake off the shadows of the past.

One Way Ticket to Anywhere

Spoiled Secrets

Material things are given aplenty. Money is no problem. Faith is survival. Safety and protection is what's lacking. For Amber Wallace, the only child of a well-to-do family, it seems as if she has it all. People from the outside in, envy her and wants what she has. As the onlookers wish for her greener pastures, she craves for the normalcy. She might be spoiled but it comes with a heavy price and plenty of secrets.

TRUTH ABOUT AVATARS

Una memoria de los momentos maníacos (Públicamente bipolar Book 1)



Este libro es una coleccion de historias reales y cortas. Estas historias describen los efectos de un trastorno psicologico que no se ha diagnosticado durante treinta anos.

Tambien hay antecedentes de abuso infantil, pobreza, inestabilidad, abuso de sustancias y un hogar roto.

?Son estas historias, eventos y comportamientos ambientales? ?O es el producto de una enfermedad subyacente? Una enfermedad que no ha sido reconocida durante tres decadas.