Girl in Pieces by Kathleen Glasgow | BOOKTUBE

Never Touched by Laney Wylde | BOOK REVIEW

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What if you woke up from your worst nightmare, only to find the world watching it?

On repeat. With relish.

What if those viewers found you? Cornered you until you performed the nightmare live?

Would you run? Fight?

Or charge admittance?

This is Sawyer’s reality. She’s a survivor—gritty and determined—but the struggle to put it all behind her is something that’s with her every second of every day. Her abuser is in jail now, but he’ll never truly let her go. When she tries to shelter in something good, the darkness inevitably follows. The effects of the abuse flow through her life like ripples of pain in this raw, at times darkly comedic, a coming-of-age saga that explores what it means to survive the unthinkable—and finds the courage to rise up and keep fighting.

Trigger Warning: Story contains graphic sexual content, including mentions of abuse, and explicit language.

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Your Echo by Katia Rose | BOOK REVIEW

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The number one question on Stéphanie’s mind sounds like the start of a bad joke, and life would be a whole lot easier if she actually knew the punch line.

Her meditation coach job description said nothing about private lessons for the most infamous lead singer in Montreal, but somehow Stéphanie still finds herself sitting cross-legged on a yoga mat, right next to a pierced and tattooed music legend who’d rather be anywhere else.

Meditation classes are Ace’s final chance to convince his record label that the last bender he went on really was his last. The demons that have sent him to the bottom of countless bottles might not give a damn about ‘soothing rhythmic chanting,’ but it’s either this or game over for his career.

He’s not what she wants. She’s not what he’s looking for. Yet somewhere amidst all the incense fumes, the lines between student and teacher get blurred.

Even as their deep breathing exercises become nights filled with panting and gasps, Stéphanie can’t ignore the darkness that never quite leaves Ace’s eyes. It’s a darkness she knows far too well, and if she’s not careful, the cost of helping Ace find his way might just be losing herself.

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Saving Beck by Courtney Cole | BOOK REVIEW

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There comes a time when offering your life for your child’s doesn’t work, when you realize that it’ll never be enough.

The cold needle in his warm vein was a welcome comfort to my son at first. But then it became the monster that kept us apart.

Heroin lied, and my son believed. It took him to a world where the last year didn’t happen, to a place where his father was still alive. What Beck didn’t understand was that it couldn’t bring his father back from the dead. It couldn’t take away his pain, not permanently.

You think it can’t happen to you, that your kids, your family, will never be in this situation.
I thought that too. But you’re wrong.

Step into our world, and see for yourself.
Watch my golden boy become a slave to this raging epidemic. Watch me try and save him.

Drug addiction comes with a price.
Trust me, you’re not equipped to pay it.

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Addiction by Margaret McHeyzer | BOOK REVIEW

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Meth, crank, ice, glass, fire, tina, chalk, crystal or crystal meth.
Whatever you call it, it’s the same thing. Addictive.

Drugs ruin people’s lives.
I should know, they destroyed mine.
I’m Hannah and I got hooked on ice. What started as a trickle, ended with a tsunami washing everything away; my family, my life.
I’m not sure you’re ready to read my story; it’s real and confronting.
Open the book, read the pages and see how easy it is for anyone to get addicted.
Ice affects all types of people. It doesn’t discriminate.
It will SCREW. YOU. UP.

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hyperaware

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I’m in Week 3 at my new job. I already took 2 mental health rest days. 1 in my 1st week & another 1 this week. I should be happy I functioned 13 out of 15 days. I should be happy with the significant improvement in my recovery. I SHOULD BE HAPPY. Brain, we need to be happy. We must be happy. Come on. We can do this. I can do this.
I feel accountable when I share my thoughts here so forgive my public rambling.
 
P.S. You may start unfollowing me now. No hard feelings. I have a hunch this page is about to become an online journal. Thinking out loud helps me vent. ✌️

Third Life

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One step at a time. One hope, then another. Who knows where this road may go?

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