Saturday, November 30, 2013
Taking My Love by Nickie Nalley Seidler
To Be Released: January 2014
Evelynn Mayer has tried her hardest to move past the most crucial time in her life. Her best friend, her lover, her soul mate, Danny, left her and didn’t leave any clues as to why. One day her life was perfect, and the next it was shattered to pieces. Ev needs every distraction to make her life normal again as she fights hard to put Danny behind her.
The shock of her life sends her on a whirl wind of adventures while she’s still left with a lot of unanswered questions. Will Evelynn get the answers she’s been seeking to find? Will the love for Danny ever fade? Will she hold a tattoo to her heart in hopes that she’ll burn his memory deep inside her so she’ll never forget?
Just when she thinks her life was shattered when Danny left, it only puts a test to her ability to be strong when life throws her drastic curve balls. Her best friend Clark picks her up at every curve. He’s always been there for her since childhood and she knows she can count on him. Will their friendship withhold the longing fight of emotions? Will she fall for Clark even though her heart belongs to Danny? Mixed emotions always end with a heartache. Will her heart make the right choice; the choice only Evelynn Mayer can make.
When Life is slipping away, do you fall with it…or fight for it?
Friday, November 29, 2013
Sahara Lee is a young woman struggling to overcome a series of events for which she feels responsible. Suffering from PTSD, depression, and an overwhelming sense of guilt, Sahara systematically cuts herself off from those who love her because she is afraid the people closest too her hate her for what occurred, but fails to realize that she is leaving a trail of misery in her wake. Sahara believes herself to be unworthy of love or friendship, but knows that she is an extremely intelligent and savvy businesswoman. In business she is exceedingly successful…the ice queen….never getting close to her co-workers, never sharing anything of herself, and keeps her professional life far away from her personal life. Outwardly she is cool as a cucumber, but inwardly is a whole different story. Sahara is a seething mess of personal conflicts, but also a master of disguise.
Emily Mills is Sahara’s best friend. In college, she aspired to be a professional dancer, but some things are simply not meant to be. She’s known Sahara her whole life and considers her the sister she’s never had. Emily does not know why Sahara has completely distanced herself from the family. She is confused and hurt by Sahara’s physical and emotional distance. But Emily refuses to write Sahara off and is determined to discover the reason for Sahara’s retreat.
Emmanuel Mills is Emily’s older brother and is the object of Sahara’s seemingly unrequited love. A potential NBA candidate, Emmanuel seems to have the world by the balls. Yet appearances can be deceiving. He has watched over Emily and Sahara for their entire life and loves them both dearly. He is very hurt and confused by Sahara’s desertion.
Tyree Barker is a self-made entrepreneur, and owner of ‘Jimmy’s’ – an upscale restaurant and night club. He is handsome, wealthy, and interested! Conveniently he is Sahara’s new neighbor.
Sahara has to return to her hometown in order to testify at the hearing of someone up for an early parole. This person is at the crux of her self-imposed exile from all who care for her. Will she be able to overcome her intense fear and anxiety and confront her past head on? Will all of those whom she has abandoned forgive her and allow her back into their lives? Will Sahara be able to forgive herself, allow herself to put the past behind her, learn to love and be loved, and step into a future bright with possibilities? Or will Sahara simply choose to live in exile, hating herself for her past.
Back To Life is not just a story. It is one woman’s journey back towards the life she deserves. I am very glad I took this journey with Sahara and look forward to continuing with Back To Reality!