It has been a while since I posted, but there is good reason for it. I am super excited to tell you that I have completed my second novel: Nelumbo Nucifera. It is set for release in January 2017, with Bella Tulip Publishing.
Let it be known that I do not shy away from subject matters about raw human emotion. Nelumbo Nucifera focus’ on domestic violence and there is a lot of darkness in this story, and a lot of hope too!
When I started out with this novel I really had no idea which way it was going to go… but as I started researching and talking to real women that have been abused, it was as though somebody had flicked on a switch. I wanted to write a story for abused women that would offer: strength, courage, and hope.
‘The unofficial blurb!’
Beaten, desperate, and broken, Gaby realizes the only way to escape from her abusive husband is to kill herself—only not by stopping her beating heart, but by changing her identity.
When she escapes to a coastal town to start over, Gaby finally feels like she can be the person she always wanted to be…
Meanwhile back home, when police find Gaby’s car burnt to ashes and presume she’s dead, Kyle launches his own investigation to find out what really happened to his wife. Kyle tells the police that his wife is mentally ill, and the voices in her head are born out of her schizophrenic mind.
Detective Isla Morany is a cop with her own demons to face—and she’ll stop at nothing to bring the truth to light!
A mentally ill woman, or an abusive husband?
Besides the main character, Gaby. There is another female lead that I can’t wait for you all to meet: Detective Isla Morany. I never expected to fall in-love with this stubborn, irritating, know-it-all cop, but I totally did. I would love to know what you all think of her!
I also listened to some really great music whilst writing this manuscript. I’ll share my playlist with you during my release week.
My cover is in the process of being designed and should be revealed in early December, so stay tuned!
A percentage of each book purchased will be donated to women’s causes in a bid to help support those suffering from domestic violence.