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In this highly-rated first volume of the extraordinarily unique suspense series (for ages 16+), unexpected, sweet narrators tell how a young educated Chicago woman, Kelly Donovan, must escape from her luxurious home to get away from her sociopath boyfriend, Mark Flannery, before he takes her to a woodsy cabin for a little “anniversary get-way.” She must plot, lie, and pretend to be happy before she can flee her relationship and her own home, alive. Unforeseen obstacles frustrate Kelly’s efforts to escape, and her family and friends, strangers to one other, must perfectly work together to help her live a life free from threat. The diverse group includes an insecure drama teacher, a brilliant pharmaceutical engineer, and an international businesswoman with a secret that comes in very handy at one critical point.
This story is uniquely narrated by inanimate household teddy bears, which, notwithstanding their immobility, have interesting thoughts and perspectives on the shocking events and intriguing relationships which form before their plastic eyes. These plush bears also get a healthy dose of an entertaining blooming romance when Kelly’s plight takes everyone overseas to Paris. While in France, more scheming, racing to stay steps ahead of Mark, and even physical violence ensue – violence which does not always involve a damsel in distress. To complicate matters further, some of the characters are not necessarily what, or who, they seem. Once the plot’s feverish pace decelerates, the group starts to feel some hope, but is the race really over? The genre-mixing, mind-bending narration style make this novel a sensational ride. Enjoy!
Author Bio: After 44 years on this Earth, the one constant, in terms of my strengths, is writing. From college to law school to legal writing to lesson planning, and now fiction writing, it is my favorite and strongest skill. I have a B.A. in Philosophy, including a minor in Literature. I also have a J.D. When I am not writing, I am working as an Academic Private Tutor in all subjects related to English. I love stories that put me on edge, surprise me, scare me, make me laugh, and make me cry both tears of pain and tears of joy. I want all of it in one book or movie! Finally, I want to truly fall for the characters and want them and their experiences to leave me wanting more, more, more! I will start working on the second volume soon. I believe that the unexpected narrators of my series are what will set my novels apart from others suspense thrillers.
The exciting news is that Vol. II CHLOE’S CRUSADE! is launching in June.
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