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Even though Anne was underprepared to steal a child, she succeeded in the kidnapping and manipulating Alaina, making her believe that her family abandoned her.
Being drugged, 'accidentally' electrocuted, and sexually abused nearly breaks the thirteen-year-old girl as she is held captive in a foreign country, three thousand miles from home.
Walk with the author as she shares her firsthand experience in being taken and delves into the feelings that come with being a kidnap victim, in this heartbreaking and thrilling story that must be read to be believed.
Remember, monsters don't always live under the bed.
A story of intrigue, emotional upheaval, danger, hidden love, misunderstandings, and unexpected events. Honor, pain, solitude. These are things Adam Wagener knows all about. Warmth, love? Those he never masters. But the war veteran is trying to make peace with his past, and he is one who keeps his word. Adam owes the man who saved his life in Iraq. He doesn't question the measure of the debt, even when it is in the form of an emotionally distant, beautiful woman. Yasmeen agreed to become the wife of a complete stranger so she could flee her war-torn country. She counted on staying in the US for a few months until she could safely return home. Beyond survival, there was one thing she did not count on: wanting more. Is it too late for Adam and Yasmeen to overcome their circumstances?
Kristy Grabowski, PhD
As an educated women, she pursued the idea of falling in love, of one day being happily married and having a family of her own.
Unfortunately, her dream turned into a nightmare she never expected to live. His intentions from the very beginning were to deceive her and he succeeded. And although her gut told her something didn't feel right, she continued to believe him and fall for his lies.
One night, he terrified her to her core and from that point forward, there was no turning back.
Ending her toxic relationship with the narcissist was now her mission, and although it hurt her greatly, she refused to give up in getting control of her life again! She became UNSTOPPABLE!
I've always heard the adage that to write well, you must write what you know. This story is what I know...
"Something's wrong with me. I need help. I don't know who, but I need help." Thus, punctuated the beginning of my ascent out of the viscid, oppressive tar pits of black goo accrued across my thirty-five-year suffering borne of the dark arts: neglect, emotional and psychological abuse, manipulation, guilt, unrealistic expectation, dysfunction, and ultimate lack of love. What was left behind was a latent cycle of restricted eating, a completely fractured psyche, a ceaselessly stormy sea of repressed emotions, and me desperately searching for the purest love of all- self-love. Floundering in the funk of rock bottom is where Jenn found me, my literal and figurative mischievous imp of a therapist.
Together we traversed the wrecked landscape of abuse, hugged my inner child and rebalanced my damaged chakras in the parallel world of hypnotherapy, exorcised and burned down a dollhouse, broke free from the shackles of Tim, embarked on a galactic mission to retrieve pieces of my soul, painstakingly glued to each shattered shard of me back together, and laughed our way through every nasty bit of it.
Braiding memoir with an empowering guide to awareness, Rocks Don't Cry is not just another stranger's story because it aims to draw you in, enveloping you to become a part of the story, because ultimately the story behind the story is about you. How, you ask.
Well, let me tell you what I know...
The author shared the story of her mother and the journey and struggles she and the family endure after her father passed away.
Her mother, the foreigner, was the first to introduce her to the American dream.
She has been, is and will always continue to be an inspiration in her life personally, professionally and spiritually.
She was a fighter, a hero who showed great vigor and courage even in the most difficult times. She was the definition of a warrior- Eva the Warrior.
Michelle D. Griggs MS, MS
How are you supposed to say goodbye to the one you were supposed to spend the rest of your life with?
I Remember, is a book focused on the beautiful memories that a family shared of Charles Griggs.
Charles was taken too soon by an illness that was simply not forgiving or considerate of his will to live. It did not take the love this man had for his family into account, it did not sympathize with his grieving widow and three young sons that were left behind to figure things out on their own.
He was a family man, a spiritual man, a father and an amazing husband. Michelle D. Griggs, the author, the widow, and the one that endured the pain of losing the love of her life, wanted to keep his legacy alive and share moments of the time together so their sons would always have Dad by their side
Deborah Rosa Jimenez
Deborah Rosa Jimenez is a strong woman.
Determined to stop the abuse from escalating, she persevered and removed her abuser from her home.
Through devastation, fear, and anger, she knew that his betrayal destroyed what they had. She loved him as she had never loved before and he took advantage of that love to serve his own interests.
A romance that started as a friendship of many years, turned into tears, anger, hate and rage.
Although she chose to forgive him, the journey was difficult. She did not only lose her partner, but she lost her best friend.
Mercedes Cardella, M. Ed and Dr. Ana Gil Garcia
They left their homes and loved ones for an enticing opportunity- what they got was not what they expected.
Dr. Ana Gil Garcia's visit became an adventure with a daring escape.
The compelling stories shared by these two brave authors will open your eyes to the practices that exist in Saudi Arabia that perhaps you never knew before!
Vanessa Calimag Lin
This book illustrates how a devastating life event can alternate your life path. The author shares with us the details of her journey while pregnant and going through a divorce. She shares her deepest moments of despair and how she dealt with the changes in her life and body. She is graceful and kind throughout and also brave when she decides she is ready for love again! This is a must-read! A truly inspirational story of a woman that kept it together, while the world she knew fell apart.
Michelle N. Ramirez
Determined to use writing as a tool to heal, the author blogged her experiences, her difficulties, and her challenges in the most trying times. The expression of her story is raw, it is honest and it is courageous. If you find yourself in a toxic relationship that takes your spark away, I encourage you to read this book!
An artist willing to share her story with her fans to make a difference in their lives! A true story of resilience and badassery with tips to be UNFUCKWITHABLE!
As a child, Rita Owen felt that she was not enough or that she did not belong to the family she was in.
Everything that happened in her family, she look personally while believing everything was her fault.
She learned that she could communicate with Angels when she was going through some of the most challenging times of her life.
Finally breaking free from the lifestyle and the family she knew to live a completely different experience as a child, cycles that plagued her were now broken and new ones were created.
Rita started to dive into self-development and teachers were always placed in front of her so she could see that life was always working for her and not against her.
Juan B. Tovar
Contributing Author: Juan T. Tovar
Juan T. Tovar encouraged his father to share his story.
Juan B. Tovar arrived to the United States in 1954 and what he did from that point was to honor not only this country that accepted him but his family that he left behind.
Juan explains that he worked very hard. He did not have a formal education but it did not stop him from getting involved with well-known politicians in the City of Chicago.
His story is unique and it is special. Everything he did, he did with pride while never expecting anything in return but always wanting to extend a helping hand.
Anita Myers, CPC, CRCS shares the journey it takes to climb out of the shadowed trenches created by the ones who mattered, who influenced, who manipulated and controlled... and who almost won her over.
Anita brings you a collection of true stories from the perspective of four females: a child, a teen, a young woman, and the woman she is today, sharing what it took to win the war on emotional and physical abuse.
“It's about survival skills in the non-physical world. It’s also about recognizing the covert operations we were engaged in- the powers we've always had within ourselves that actually have the potential to reveal that we are Undercover Superheroes…”
Author Anita Myers presents you an illustrated book for all ages, designed to share the celebration of life spent with her mother, and the love that exists after life. This book is designed to lift your heart to appreciate the time spent with someone you loved. To celebrate the existence and the cherished moments; to know you had them is a blessing to say the least. In addition, enjoy the companion journal called Grateful Celebrations to help you refocus your emotions as you have grieving moments in your heart. The words, exercises and inspirations offer comfort, support and celebration to recognize and build the kind of emotional landscape that your loved one would want you to have. Let your heart finish its eclipsed feeling and illuminate it with freeing inspiration and gratitude this year, and always. Whether you've been grieving for years or just this year, consider this simple heart-lifting book of a true story for your collection. Make it a thoughtful gift this holiday season for someone you know. These may be easy reads, but they hold depth that I believe can foster a positive shift for your heart.More to share
A man's journey in living with MS. Domingos Fernandes shares his truth from the moment he was diagnosed with the debilitating disease of MS. He battled depression and at one point although he contemplated suicide, he chose to live. Daily, Domingos teaches us how to live and be grateful for all that we have. He is determined to educate others on his disease and to live his best life possible.
Dr. Maribel Lopez
Regardless of all that took place in her life, Dr. Maribel Lopez persevered to honor God. She is grateful now for all she went through as a young child and woman as she is stronger than ever. Determined to share God's Word to all who will listen, she shares her innermost secrets. This book is filled with her pain and healing journey but most importantly with the love, she has for God.