What critics are saying about Rising from the Ashes

Here’s what the critics are buzzing about today:
Rising from the Ashes
by Marchela Wells
Xlibris

“Cliff was now the man in my life… But there were things that needed to be spoken and heard. Secrets of my past and present that I needed to share with him.”

Tina McIntyre is wealthy beyond most people’s dreams, but her wealth has come from unpleasant events: first from a civil lawsuit resulting from a violent gang rape Tina was subjected to as a teenager, then from the deaths of her parents in a plane crash. Refusing to live off her millions, Tina works for a real estate firm, living quietly with a loyal housekeeper and a tough female bodyguard. She does not expect to fall in love, suddenly and irrevocably, but that’s what happens when she meets Cliff Stinson, construction supervisor for a new office project. The feeling is mutual, and the two soon embark on a sensual, very erotic love affair. But there is trouble brewing. A dark figure from Tina’s past is poised to destroy her happiness.

First time author Marchela Wells has created a gutsy heroine with a soft heart, capable of passionate cravings, but possessed of a fierce determination that helps her keep on track when everything in her new and happy life is suddenly under threat. Rising from the Ashes has just about everything an avid reader of romantic thrillers could ask for: beautiful but bruised lady, charming and fearless man, and a very nasty villain trying to tear them apart… Wells’ book will please her intended audience, spiced as it is with lubricious sex scenes and peppered with plenty of intrigue. There’s even a built-in trailer at the end that presages a sequel. This initial offering features a steamy romance, danger and a thrilling climax, seen through the eyes of a woman capable of both fighting evil and yielding to love.

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if you choose the Amazon link and click on the ‘look inside’ link above the photo of the book it takes you to a photo of the cover. If you click on the right arrow è on the right side of the page, you will see the prologue. This option lets you read the prologue and 1st 3+ chapters. in the final print form. From there you may decide whether to purchase the novel in whichever format you desire.

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Having a lazy Saturday afternoon

Find out what living under the threat of car-bombs and assassination attempts is like when you’re just trying to plan a wedding and honeymoon. That’s the stuff of modern day love stories. Isn’t it? You mean no one tried to blow  up the building that you were working in while you were on the phone trying to reach your boyfriend and tell him that you wanted to marry him?

I thought everyone lived like that nowadays. Well, that is the life of Tina McIntyre. Car-bombs; wedding announcements; wild car-chases with people shooting at you; exotic island vacations. Who knew that is was going to be the spice of life for this young couple when they fell in love at first sight?

The new novel from the keyboard of Marchela Wells: Rising from the Ashes, just released by Xlibris publishers contains jaw dropping scenes of love and terror against the backdrop of the exciting city of Houston, Texas. Rather than pages filled with Cowboys and Indians, Ms. Wells presents a world of life amidst construction deadlines for office towers; violent rapists seeking vengeance for testimony that sentenced them to long prison terms.

Just as Tina finds the love of her life, three men return to steal her happiness away. James Payne, the leader of the gang struggles mightily to find the one thing that will make him happy. That is the torture and death of Tina McIntyre. Nothing will stand in his way, except one thing. Tina McIntyre is no push-over. She has become an excellent marksman and learned self-defense. In the end, though, she is forced to make a decision that might cost the life of both herself and her newly found love. Will Tina be strong enough to make the right choice?  Will Payne make a mistake that will keep him from his goal?

Find out for yourself in this wonderful story of love, romance, oh, did I not mention the steamy sex scenes? Horrific violence and tender love. All bound together in a spell-binding thriller from these fine retailers:

Xlibris           my publisher

Barnes and Noble       click on read preview for a tantalizing preview.

Amazon.com

if you choose the Amazon link and click on the ‘look inside’ link above the photo of the book it takes you to chapter 1. If you click on the right arrow è on the right side of the page, you will see the prologue. This option lets you read the prologue and 1st 3+ chapters. in the final print form. From there you may decide whether to purchase the novel in whichever format you desire.

I am currently working on a sequel to this story. My Daughter in Ashes.

 

Car bombs; gun battles; kidnapping

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If those kind of things float your boat then you will really enjoy the new romance/thriller Rising from the Ashes from the keyboard of Marchela Wells.

Tina McIntyre was gang-raped by three boys when she was age 16. She is now age 33 and the three men now return to take their vengeance on her just as she finds the love of her life. As she falls deeply in love with Clifford Stinson, men begin their attempts on her life by attempting to kill her with a car bomb and then a hidden bomb in her building. Failing that they try to ambush her during a violent car chase.

There is love-at-first-sight; a wedding, an exotic honeymoon, and a normal life to live as the criminals close in on her. Will she survive? There are car chases, car crashes and assassination attempts ending in the kidnapping of her new husband…

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Romance is in the air.

Rising from the Ashes an exciting new Romance/Thriller from the keyboard of Marchela Wells has just been released by Xlibris.

Set amidst the backdrop of the many office towers in Houston, Texas. The author introduces us to a young woman, tormented by the memory of an event seventeen years before. As a teenager she was brutally assaulted by three young boys. Jumping forward to today we find her working as an Executive Assistant at a large Houston Real Estate firm. Although the event is in her distant past, she lives daily with her inner demons tormenting her constantly about that and a hidden secret.

She cannot escape the memory of that past and lives without the companionship of men. Afraid to date, always afraid that someone will attack her again she has hired a bodyguard and lives in an expensive hide-away atop one of Houston’s luxury high-rises with her bodyguard and a housekeeper.

Over the years her feelings toward men have moderated a bit and she longs for that day when the Prince Charming of her dreams might arrive and carry her to a land where she can forget her past and live happily ever after.

One day, her boss invites her to attend a business lunch with the construction manager of the new office tower her company is building. She meets a man who just might be the one she has been seeking. Unfortunately, the three boys, now men, return at the same time after serving long prison terms for their assault on her.  They seek vengeance on her for their own crimes. Somehow she must protect herself and at the same time come to grips with the secret that she has hidden deep in her past.

Ultimately she is forced to make a decision that might cost not only her own life, but the life of the man that she has waited for all of these years.  Just as she struggles to tell the man that she loves him, a car-bomb goes off at the tower and there is no word, except that many of the new towers floors have caved in from the blast.

Be the first to find out her secret and all of the things that will lead her down the path to happiness or oblivion.

Xlibris             my publisher

Barnes and Noble            click on the look inside to read a preview.

Amazon.com

if you choose the Amazon link and click on the ‘look inside’ link above the photo of the book it takes you to chapter 1. If you click on the right arrow è on the right side of the page, you will see the prologue. This option lets you read the prologue and 1st 3+ chapters. in the final print form. From there you may decide whether to purchase the novel in whichever format you desire.

I am currently working on a sequel to this story. My Daughter in Ashes.

Football season is over. Time for a great love story instead.

Put down that remote control. It’s time that you settled back in your easy chair with a great love story. My suggestion is to grab a copy of the brand new novel by Marchela Wells: Rising from the Ashes, published by Xlibris.

This is the story of a young woman trapped in the memory of an event when she was age sixteen. That memory is so violent and controlling that, even though she is a multi-millionaire, she is unable to have companionship with men. Or even to spend any of the money that she has in the bank, which is around seventy-five million dollars.

Why? That’s a very good question, but there is only one person in the world who knows the complete truth and her name is Tina McIntrye. And that’s not even her full name, because her full name has been torn away from her in a manner that was brutal, shocking and unforgivable. Here’s what Tina says on that subject:

“I was born Christina Laura McIntyre, but that was a name that belonged to another person in another time. Now, it’s Tina, because Tina would never allow those boys or even men to violate her that way again. Christina did fight back, but lost the struggle that terrible night seventeen years ago. Tina was born when Christina died. Do I remember that night? There is not even one second of that terrible night that I can ever forget.”

But this day starts out differently for Tina. She has been invited to attend a business lunch along with her boss. Tina is smart and has a strong desire to get ahead in her company and sees this as an opportunity for a promotion. What she finds instead is the means to leave her past behind, reveal all of her hidden secrets, and give away all of her money and possessions.

What could have possibly happened during this simple business lunch to cause such a dramatic change in her life? Be among the first to find the truth from these fine retailers:

Xlibris                    my publisher

Barnes and Noble        click on the link to read a preview.

Amazon.com

if you choose the Amazon link and click on the ‘look inside’ link above the photo of the book it takes you to chapter 1. If you click on the right arrow è on the right side of the page, you will see the prologue. This option lets you read the prologue and 1st 3+ chapters. in the final print form. From there you may decide whether to purchase the novel in whichever format you desire.

I am currently working on a sequel to this story. My Daughter in Ashes.

Rising from the Ashes #independent spirit #rape #dark desires

Does that kind of describe your life to date? Wandering from mistake to mistake? Someone did something to you in the past that you just can’t get passed. You go to sleep every night wondering how your life might have been different had that not happened to you? You go to work every day and day-dream of the possibilities that life would have given you had things not happened that way?

Well, take a look at what happened to this young girl when she was only age sixteen in an exciting story told in her own words:

“I was born Christina Laura McIntyre, but that was a name that belonged to another person in another time. Now, it’s Tina, because Tina would never allow those boys or even men to violate her that way again. Christina did fight back, but lost the struggle that terrible night seventeen years ago. Tina was born when Christina died. Do I remember that night? There is not even one second of that terrible night that I can ever forget”

Find out exactly what happened and whether or not she finds the strength to finally pick up the pieces of her life and move on to find happiness. All is revealed in the thrilling romance/thriller Rising from the Ashes by Marchela Wells, available from these fine retailers.

Xlibris                       my publisher

Barnes and Noble        click on the Read Sample for a preview.

Amazon.com                click on the ‘Look Inside’ link to read a sample.

 

Are you ready to start another work week?

I have just the thing to liven your spirits: Rising from the Ashes by Marchela Wells, published by Xlibris.

Tina McIntyre, a rich heiress, working in downtown Houston, TX is invited to attend a business lunch along with her boss. Tina has never known the love of a man, and has avoided men at all costs for seventeen years.

When the two arrive to pick up the handsome Cliff Stinson, at the new tower that their company is building, sparks fly from the very first moments. But Tina has a secret buried in her past that suddenly comes exploding back to life. Literally exploding, as there are simultaneous attacks, one a car-bomb and the other a bomb in the building where she is working.

Can they both survive this mysterious series of attacks? Violent car-chases, assassination attempts and finally a kidnapping, forces Tina to take an action which might lead to the death of both herself and her newly found love?

Who are the assassins and why are these two the targets of their wrath?

Find out the complete history and exciting conclusion of this wonderful novel, full of Romance, love, an exotic honeymoon, gun-battles, violent car crashes, and lots of great dining experiences. Did I mention Steamy SEX scenes, yeah, those things too.

Xlibris                  my publisher

Barnes and Noble

Amazon.com

if you choose the Amazon link and click on the ‘look inside’ link above the photo of the book it takes you to chapter 1. If you click on the right arrow è on the right side of the page, you will see the prologue. This option lets you read the prologue and 1st 3+ chapters. in the final print form. From there you may decide whether to purchase the novel in whichever format you desire. (ebook; softcover; hardback).

I am currently working on a sequel to this story. My Daughter in Ashes.

Adult Romance – Rising from the Ashes

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Thrilling new adult romance from the pen of Marchela Wells. The new novel, Rising from the Ashes, just released by Xlibris is the story of love at first sight.

Almost at the same moment that the heroine meets the love of her life and falls in love with him, she is pursued by three convicts who had raped her when she was age sixteen.

Set in Houston, Texas with scenes from around the city, there are car-bombs, car-chases, assassination attempts and a kidnapping. There is romance, a wedding, an exotic honeymoon in Tahiti accompanied by explicit sex scenes which set fire to many pages and to the readers mind.

Christina McIntyre experiences the trauma of a brutal gang-rape at age sixteen and shortens her name to Tina. She suffers through seventeen years of loneliness waiting on her Prince Charming. That day finally arrives when Clifford Stinson meets and falls instantly in…

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It’s Friday again. Boring weekend ahead?

Here’s your chance to liven your life up a bit. There’s a new Adult Romance novel just released by Xlibris that will set your mind on fire. It’s titled: Rising from the Ashes  by Marchela Wells, and it’s all about love, romance, car-bombs, assassination attempts, you know the normal stuff that happens in everyone’s love story.

You say that didn’t happen in yours. You must lead a very boring life. Why not take some time to learn about how the jet-setters live theirs?  The heroine in this story is very rich ($75 million or so) but can’t spend a dime of it. Why would that be so, you might ask. Well, you’ll just have to read the story to find out. The prologue gives you an insight into her psyche. She has found a great job and a wonderful boss but lives on the outskirts of happiness.

She sees other women that she works with having fulfilled lives with husbands, children and great family lives. But she has only a bodyguard and a housekeeper. Is there anything that can wake her up and bring her back into the human race? Perhaps if she gets a big promotion and gets to mingle with the big-wigs at her company? One would think so, wouldn’t one?

Well just read in a few chapters and see what happens when her boss takes her to a working business lunch one day with the construction manager of the office tower their company is having built. Might he be the one?

Here’s a snippet from the opening prologue:

I was born Christina Laura McIntyre, but that was a name that belonged to another person in another time. Now, it’s Tina, because Tina would never allow those boys or even men to violate her that way again. Christina did fight back, but lost the struggle that terrible night seventeen years ago. Tina was born when Christina died. Do I remember that night? There is not even one second of that terrible night that I can ever forget.

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What happened to her that night? Will she ever recover?

Find the answers in one of the links below:

Xlibris         my publisher

Barnes and Noble        click on the read sample to see a preview.

Amazon.com

if you choose the Amazon link and click on the ‘look inside’ link above the photo of the book it takes you to chapter 1. If you click on the right arrow ==> on the right side of the page, you will see the prologue. This option lets you read the prologue and 1st 3+ chapters. in the final print form. From there you may decide whether to purchase the novel in whichever format you desire.

 

I am currently working on a sequel to this story. My Daughter in Ashes.

Want to capture that feeling of love again?

Here’s your chance to experience that feeling that you experienced when you first met the person of your dreams. Rising from the Ashes, a brand new Adult Romance novel from the pen of Marchela Wells as published by Xlibris will bring back memories of those emotions and feelings of Love at First Sight.

Tina McIntyre’s life had been destroyed by the violent assault of three boys when she was age sixteen. Suddenly, at age 33 she is suddenly catapulted into emotions that she has never experienced when she meets the construction supervisor of a new office tower. Each touch of his hand against hers sets off fireworks inside her body that she cannot ignore. Having lost her older brother when he was age 8 and her parents four years before in a plane crash, Tina is alone in the world. Never having experienced the love of a man, or even the gentle feel of a lovers’ kiss, she is uncertain of what is happening to her.

How will she answer him when he proposes marriage? How will she defend him from the return of those boys, now men, who return to extract revenge on her for testimony that sent them to long prison terms?  Car-bombs, assassination attempts compete with her wedding plans, honeymoon and attempts to settle down to a normal life.

Can she and her new found love live to escape from the repeated attacks of these violent men and find a way to build for themselves a home and family?  All of this is set against the backdrop of the vast city of Houston, Texas in a modern day romance/thriller.

Be the first to enjoy this thrilling and loving tribute to a woman who must overcome the odds to find happiness from these fine retailers:

Xlibris        my publisher

Barnes and Noble

Amazon.com

if you choose the Amazon link and click on the ‘look inside’ link above the photo of the book it takes you to chapter 1. If you click on the right arrow è on the right side of the page, you will see the prologue. This option lets you read the prologue and 1st 3+ chapters. in the final print form. From there you may decide whether to purchase the novel in whichever format you desire.

I am currently working on a sequel to this story. My Daughter in Ashes.