Life has been gracious, giving me more than I am certain I deserve. Secrets of a Broken Girl, #0.5 of the Sorrow Series, is being re-released with Heart Powered Publishing (formerly Imaginary Publishing Company) on Friday, May 30th. Below are a few teasers from that story. It has a disclaimer along with the synopsis on Goodreads and it will be listed on Amazon, Nook, and iBooks as well once it goes live. It is not for the faint of heart, however, life is not easy. Lyla's certainly hasn't been. Secrets of a Broken Girl gives my readers insight into the heartwrenching journey she traveled starting on the day of her 18th birthday, a day celebrated by most. That day forever marked her, changed her, and made her see herself differently, even more so than before. But there was always something that she held onto. A four letter word worth more than words can describe.
Below is the cover, synopsis, and teasers for the book that is dear to my heart. I always knew I wanted to tell this story, and I am damn glad that I did. As mentioned in the dedication, I wrote this for all the Lylas of the world... may you continue to trudge through, keep your head up and see that you are beautiful, worthy, and deserving of love.
Lyla Harper's life has always been shadowed. With her childhood full of unpleasant memories that she tries to tuck away and forget about, she succeeds at putting on a happy front and convincing those around her that she is content. But she isn't.
Meet Lyla Elizabeth Harper, a teen whose journey is less than ideal. She experiences heartache, loss, bullying, but through it all she strives for hope. She counts down the days until she has the chance to start over in a new city, unaware of her past. A city far away from the recollections that have scarred her physically and mentally.
In this prequel novella to Succumbing to Scars and Sorrow, you will be faced with the ghastly and horrendous events that plague Lyla, starting on the day of her eighteenth birthday, a day that changed her forever. Lyla thought that she was broken before, but she was wrong. Davis Moore, a 22 year-old handsome cop and also Rigdon's golden boy, steals something that is irreplaceable from Lyla on that fateful night on Brownsmith Road.
Others will challenge her will and strength, testing her and pushing her to the brink of giving up.
Will Lyla be able to trudge through the deep rut that she is stuck in to move to Chicago and start her life over? Or will the evil events consume her and leave her grounded, unable to lead a life free from pain?
**Graphic content, not suitable for readers under the age of eighteen.**