Tuesday, May 23, 2017

THE DEMISE & Giveaway




The Demise
by Erica R Lomelino

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GENRE:   Romance

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BLURB:

Elizabeth Woods and Ian Sweeten had a romance which sparked over a few months. Marriage followed, and with it the couple traveled around the world as he served in the military. After Ian’s deployment, overseas, their young love deepened into something more but with life comes complications, and what Elizabeth comes to realize is that her husband is battling his own demons. Mind games, deceit and abuse become part of the ways Ian seeks to control her. As she struggles to repair her marriage and get back to the love they shared early in their relationship, Elizabeth realizes that holding on to the man she loves may come at a price too high to pay.


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Excerpt:

 “How are you feeling today?” Dr. Carter asked.

“Antsy,” I told her. I’d brought a bottle of water and took a sip. It helped my throat at least. “I was thinking about what I wanted to say to you on my way here, and it just occurred to me there are some parts of my relationship with Ian that are just as painful as when they happened back then. What happened to the old adage about time healing all wounds? I should be past all this by now.”

Dr. Carter shook her head. “We all heal differently. But in my experience, time heals little if anything. It all depends on how much work you get done in the meantime. And that’s what you’re here for, so you’re moving in the right direction.”

 “You tell everyone that?”

She cracked a smile.  Dr. Carter struck me as a motherly woman. She was in her early forties, by my guess. “I do find myself saying it often,” Dr. Carter admitted. “A lot of people struggle with this idea that they should be further ahead in their emotional healing than they actually are. We give people the idea there’s this prescribed amount of time to be over mourning, and after that amount of time it’s somehow wrong to feel anything about it.”

 “Mourning?” I asked.

 “Yes,” she said. “You’re mourning the demise of your marriage.”

I thought for a moment before answering. “I never looked at it that way.”





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AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Erica R Lomelino, lives in Jacksonville, Florida. In her free time, she enjoys the beach life, painting, reading, traveling and spending time with her daughter. She looks forward to developing her skill at writing and hopes to continue to write books that will put you on the edge of your seat. 


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What would you say is your interesting writing quirk? I would say one of my writing quirks is that I do voice to text first before putting it all into the computer. The words form faster this way allowing my ideas to flow better in my mind. Then when I put everything into the computer it gives me time to review and expand upon my ideas.


As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up? I wanted to be a newspaper journalist. I told everyone after I graduated High School that I was going to move to New York to go to college there and become a famous journalist. Instead I fell in love with a military service member, married him right after High school and moved to Japan, traveled around the world getting stationed in many different places and finding a love in the banking industry.


Anything additional you want to share with the readers? Writing has always been a passion of mine. I love seeing words form on paper and when reading watching them come to life. Words can be so powerful and inspiring. I hope when people read my book that passion and fire come to life for them as well. While writing this book I wanted others to know they are not alone and that everyone has a war within them they are battling. It took a lot of strength to write this novel and so far the feedback from my readers has been amazing. Thank you everyone who has been there for this new and exciting journey and for anyone who has taken the time to read this inspiring story of love and grief.