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Book: Sweet Melissa - What's So Sweet About Melissa? (Book Two 2) by Susan Segovia-Munoz
Why am I so dumb? Why can't I see what I am doing to myself? Why do bad things keep happening to me? I don't think I will ever get out of this nightmare of a so-called life, and sometimes I feel as though I would be better off dead. I am more alone than I have ever been before. I choose drugs over shelter. I am homeless and I am walking the streets of Los Angeles. I am scarred, torn, and [...]
 
Book: Welcome to My World. A Week in the Life of a Substance Abuse Counselor by Mary Crocker Cook
Have you ever wondered what really happens in rehab?? Welcome to My World was written by psychotherapist and chemical dependency counselor, Mary Crocker Cook, to answer the question, "What really happens in rehab?" from a counselor's perspective. A veteran of multiple substance abuse program staffs, Mary Crocker Cook has created an engaging and realistic cast of characters; a composite of [...]
 
Book: Why you drink and How to stop - Journey to freedom by Veronica Valli
Winner of the eLit book awards for self-help Award-Winning Finalist in the "Self-Help: General" category of the 2014 USA Best Book Awards Kristen Johnston - 2 time Emmy award winning actress, NYT Best selling author and recovery advocate says: "Veronica Valli has written one of the clearest, most fascinating & truly helpful books on addiction I've ever read. To me, it's up there with 'Clean' by [...]
 
Book: Burning the Vines - A Memoir by Michelle Mazal
'Even if it's true, no one will believe you.' This bleak appraisal was the response a young Michelle Mazal received when she first tried to tell her story to a relative. She, her three sisters and her mother lived for years under the shadow of her father's drunken violence and random sadism. All these years later, Mazal, a tough and compassionate survivor, is telling her story again; this time [...]
 
Book: Sweet Melissa - Destination Unknown (Book Four 4) by Susan Segovia-Munoz
It's difficult to understand why an addict cannot "just stop" using drugs. What is even more perplexing is when "you" are the addict. It is so easy to get caught up in the viscous cycle of addiction yet so hard to escape the demon's dungeon and to let go of it's evil grasping hand. Time passes by, sometimes slow and sometimes all too quickly. All the while sucking you further down, down, down [...]
 
Book: Sweet Melissa - Behind Bars (Book Three 3) by Susan Segovia-Munoz
Roses are red. Violets are blue. If you shoot too much HEROIN, You'll soon be blue too... I can't stop using heroin. I spent nine months in the hole all by myself and I still want to use. What's wrong with me? I need to get high. I overdosed in another inmate's cell - blue - and was left alone to die in prison. I don't know why, but heroin is the only thing that I want.
 
Book: Sweet Melissa - Caged, But Free (Book Five 5) by Susan Segovia-Munoz
I guess some people are just stubborn or maybe they just refuse to let anyone help them because they don't believe that they have a real problem. They have lived a certain way for so long that they don't even remember any sort of normalcy. They believe that they are living proof that they have gotten the lifestyle of an addict down to perfection. They have learned what to do and what not to do. [...]
 
Book: For The Wounded Soul - The deep wounds tell the tale of these real, chilling and compelling short stories of individuals that experienced unusual ... ...
Read these compelling, interesting and true short stories of various individuals who went through chilling experiences such as rape,conviction, addiction, infidelity, incest, abuse, death of a loved one and other unusual childhood events. These stories are intended to educate, expose, encourage and motivate others who have similar experiences that changed their past and their present. Each [...]
 
Book: My Favorite Character Defects by Ken Montrose
My Favorite Character Defects is the second book written by Addiction. Addiction describes character defects he uses to keep addicted people addicted. He challenges the reader to recognize his tricks and stop abusing whatever it is they abuse: "Hello, it's me again, Addiction. As I said in my last book, being me has gotten too easy. There's no challenge anymore to getting and keeping people [...]
 
Book: Her Silent Tears by Kara Tollman
This novel is based on a true story. Warning the flashback scenes contain vivid mental, physical and sexual content against a child. The victim allowed me to write this novella only after I agreed to write the scenes as they occurred. The dialogue leading to the victim's flashbacks are products of my imagination, however the flashback memories are the victim's. The victim, who remains anonymous, [...]
 
Book: Embracing Hope by Janell Butler Wojtowicz
Christian college dean Drew McKinley mourns his dead wife and still wears his wedding ring. He stumbles on a desperate journey to understand God's motives for her tragic death. Crossing his perilous path is Allison, a graduate student and new employee in the dean's office. Even as she deals with financial hardships, she recognizes Drew's unresolved grief from her own loss. Putting up a roadblock [...]
 
Book: Mending the Shattered Mirror - A Journey of Recovery from Abuse in Therapy by Analie Shepherd
Honorable Mention: Paris Book Festival /Honorable Mention: San Francisco Book Festival - "I couldn't stop thinking about it. The book was hauntingly beautiful." K. E. Fleming "Kept me reading into the wee hours of the morning, I was that engrossed in the story ..." Chris Fischer for Readers' Favorite "Consistently compelling, insightful, informative, and thought provoking." Midwestern Book Review [...]
 
Book: COYOTE SERIES (BOXED SET) by Dianne Harman
This boxed set contains the three books in the fast-paced suspenseful Coyote Series. A anti-aging drug discovery that was going to earn a Nobel Prize becomes a nightmare that leads to murder. But was it justified? Drugs, addiction, international art theft, and second chances take place in Miami, New York, California, and France. Blue Coyote Motel has been a Chanticleer CLUE award finalist, a [...]
 
Book: Vagabonds - The Sequel to Farewell - A Story of Life on the Streets by A. Pseudonym
A year later. What happened on the streets after Mikey's death? An over-zealous council tries to restructure homeless services to prevent rough sleeping in order to prevent deaths, but their efforts makes things worse. Some of the homeless move away to another town, but are faced with severe weather conditions and floods as well as illness. A mysterious man arrives at Sanctuary, with a mission, [...]
 
Book: The Courage to Surrender by John W.
Unlike the memoir of a famous person, my story lives with the millions of baby boomers who passed me a joint and a beer in college and again at the corporate picnic. Before the Woodstock weekend in 1969, I graduated from college and married the mother of our love child, began training for a computer programming career, and a few months later got a high number in the draft lottery. My use of [...]
 
Book: Capturing Faith by Victoria Schwimley
Chelsea Warren is the most popular girl in school, and the leader of the tightest clique on campus. The most important things to her are her looks and the respect of her followers. But Chelsea has a secret she doesn't want anyone to know. Amber Walker is compassionate, trustworthy, and the most well-adjusted girl in school. The most important thing to her is serving God and her community. When an [...]
 
Book: CORNERED COYOTE (Coyote Series) by Dianne Harman
The last thing Maria expected when she returned to the United States from France was to be arrested at the airport. Is she fated to spend the rest of her life in prison? Follow the loveable yet eccentric private investigator, Slade Kelly, (a readers' favorite), as he tries to keep Maria from going to prison. The story moves at a rapid pace, from the ghettos of Chicago to the beaches of Florida, [...]
 
Book: Sweet Melissa - Ignorance is not Bliss (Book One 1) by Susan Segovia-Munoz
A shy teenage girl is bored with everything and everyone - especially her upper-middle-class family. She leaves home hoping to find excitement and adventure, but lands in the arms of a manipulative stranger. He introduces her to the underground world of prostitution, drugs, and crime - a world where escape seems impossible.
 
Book: Simon Says by William Poe
Simon, a gay ex-cult member, battles substance abuse in a desperate search for love on the darker avenues of Hollywood Simon Powell escapes the Unification Church of self-proclaimed messiah, Sun Myung Moon, and becomes a successful Hollywood film distributor. Unable to overcome the emotional turmoil that brought him to Reverend Moon's congregation, Simon's despair leads him down a dark path of [...]
 
Book: The Walking Wounded by Deb Ling
For the hurting woman in your life, The Walking Wounded and its mate The Walking Wounded Workbook, walk her through the steps of dealing with past hurt and wounds and scripturally deal with healing. Having come from a past of abuse from numerous perpetrators, the author was bitter and unforgiving. Travel through the scriptures and see how God healed her, and can heal you. God is not a respecter [...]
 
Book: Sideswiped - Book One in the Matt Blake legal thriller series by Russell F. Moran
Sideswiped - A Matt Blake Legal and Political Thriller - You're a famous courtroom lawyer at the top of your game. You've just signed up a huge wrongful death case. Your beautiful client's husband was killed in a sideswipe car collision, and the evidence of defendant's negligence is overwhelming. But something bothers you. Is the evidence too overwhelming? Your senior investigator starts to turn [...]
 
Book: We Survived Sexual Abuse! You Can Too! by Pamela K Orgeron
In We Survived Sexual Abuse! You Can Too! Pamela K. Orgeron, the editor, a Board Certified Christian Counselor, an Advanced Christian Life Coach, and a survivor of past sexual abuse combines her educational and life experiences to compile a book that will be helpful to others struggling with sexual abuse issues and that will help in the prevention of sexual abuse in today's world. She divided the [...]
 
Book: A Mother's Courage - Saving Your Children from the Trauma of Abuse in the Home by Suzy Milhoan
Over 1 Billion children are affected by domestic abuse in the home worldwide now or in their past. . Do you want to understand the feelings and long-term effects children have from seeing ongoing violence at home? . Are you curious what psychological issues children experience because of this? . Do you wish to learn the Top 6 Reasons to Get YOUR CHILDREN OUT NOW ? . Did you grow up watching your [...]
 
Book: I Love You Baby Girl - A Heartbreaking True Story of Child Abuse (Not a Victim... But a Survivor) by Desire Night
What are some of your childhood memories? Could they be - things like a special birthday party, a family trip, a reward for an - achievement? Sarah had her own set of childhood memories, a boy tied to a - chair, a dark leather belt, forgotten birthdays, being hungry, vacant eyes, and - lost innocence. These are the memories that put dark clouds on her days, and - caused her to cry out in her [...]
 
Book: The Unchosen Twins by Zan Henke
How would you feel when one of your earliest memories is of you, three years old, sitting on the lawn with another boy with his hands up your dress, telling you that you mustn't tell anyone because you will be in trouble? Chloe and Imogen faced a traumatic and harrowing childhood, facing sexual, mental and physical abuse, mainly through the hands of the very people that should have loved, [...]
 
Book: Shattered by Valerie Bowen
This heart wrenching novel will take you into the cruel world of mental abuse. You will experience the suffering and the pain "Tanya" endured throughout her seventeen year marriage. Although the scars of psychological abuse cannot be seen, they run deep. Damaging another human being, especially one you swore to love, is unacceptable. This novel takes you into the life of one victim...there are [...]
 
Book: Beauty And Her Beasts by Katie Haynes
Beauty and her beasts is the 1st part of a sequel, it is a short story as are the rest of my books. My past is what inspires me to write everything I write. My stories and based on memories that will always be with me, It doesn't take long to come up with the story lines because they are played out in my head when I think about my childhood. That is also the hardest part about writing my books is [...]
 
Book: He's Never Lied to Me Yet by B. A. Braxton
Recluse Carmen Polychronopoulos is referred to as the "ice queen" by her senior high school classmates. But Carmen's dark secrets are the reasons why her friends are so few. A compassionate burn survivor named Elliot Sharples hatches a plan to take her away from her abusive father and help her to start life over again in another town. He's Never Lied to Me Yet offers a thrill ride of emotions for [...]
 
Book: All I Can Do Is Stand Part Two by Aleja Bennett
The sequel of All I can do is stand is again an amalgam of hope and courage. This book guides us through the spiritual journey of the author, who shares a piece of her life stories while she teaches us a great lesson: It does not matter how hard the road was that you traveled, or how terrible was the people that attacked you when their role was to support, protect and love you. Your life depends [...]
 
Book: The Man in the Shadow - He Touched Me Where it Hurt by Cheryline Lawson
Sarah and Emily are sisters. Regina is their cousin. The girls spend their summer vacations with their grandparents every year. As the girls grew older, strange things began to happen with their grandfather and Grandma Rose felt helpless. Days and nights, the girls had to play hide and go seek to escape their grandfather's grip. Sarah, the older one, got to experience his violent behavior one [...]
 
Book: Strength Within Surviving By The Grace of God the second edition by Roland V. Tyler Jr.
Strength within Surviving by the grace of God was one of the most moving piece of work I have read in a very long time. Author Roland V. Tyler took his life to another level when he decided to tell his story in his own words. I couldn't help but not put this book down once I opened it. Imagine going through life and seeing that everything that could possibly go wrong does. Imagine going through [...]
 
Book: Falling Into The Abyss by Jesse MacGregor-Jones
A tale of child abuse, suicide, and survival. An account of surviving the worst things life can throw at you and coming out on the other side, changed for the better and able to look at life with new eyes and a new perspective. This is my story. I'll take you from the time of childhood to the year 2012. I've shared my life and my journey with thousands of fans through my blog at [...]
 
Book: Stepping out of the Circle - An account of a Childhood by A.K. Harris
This is the story of a very bewildering and unsettled childhood. A child in a family of many siblings, no settled home, no safety, no peace, no school, no holidays. Just family, God, and moving on. Possibly this book will help social workers and also those who don't understand poverty and neglect. This is not a book with graphic details of sexual abuse, it is about an enduring situation of [...]
 
Book: Freedom in Truth - Memoirs of Deliverance and Restoration from Past Abuse and Scandal by Michaela Maria Marshall
In writing Freedom in Truth: Memoirs of Deliverance and Restoration from Past Abuse and Scandal, Michaela Maria Marshall (pseudonym) shares her account of being a victim of rape and incest in her early years, also the witnessing of a murder of a friend by one of her perpetrators who was attempting to molest the murder victim's little sister. Ms. Marshall also experienced years of physical and [...]
 
Book: The Murder of Jeffrey Dryden - The Grim Truth Surrounding Male Domestic Abuse by Troy Veenstra
The Murder of Jeffrey Dryden: The Grim Truth Surrounding Male Domestic Abuse by Troy Veenstra is an account of the circumstances surrounding the death of Jeffrey Dryden. In the early hours of July 18th in 2010, Jeffrey Dryden returned home after spending some time with his twin brother. Within minutes, he was dead, stabbed in the neck by his girlfriend, Chiquita. She was arrested and charged with [...]
 


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