For all you women (and men) who really enjoyed the thrilling adult romance novel Fifty Shades of Grey, I know that you will enjoy the new novel by Marchela Wells: Rising from the Ashes, published by Xlibris.
Tina (formerly Christina) McIntrye is brutally assaulted by three young boys at a football game when she is age sixteen. During the next seventeen years her opinion of men is that they all want one thing: to abuse and crush and debase her. Over the years, as she advances in her field at work she observes men who are not like that. She sees other women who find love, have successful marriages, children and extended family lives. Tina yearns after those things for herself, but has little hope of finding them. She refuses to date much, fearing contact with men will result in more tragedy for herself. She hires a personal bodyguard and hides herself away in an exclusive high rise with her bodyguard and a housekeeper.
One day, having been invited to a business luncheon by her boss, she encounters a man who instantly destroys all of the barriers she has built up to protect herself. Her emotions are on high alert as his very presence, smell and touch set her hormones on fire. Did I mention that she is very wealthy? As time goes by and they fall in love, she comes to a point where she must make a decision that might cause her to have to give up everything. Her money, her lifestyle, her friends, her job, all of her personal possessions.
Will she have the willpower to make such a decision in order to find true love?
But there is a problem: the boys, now convicted rapists based on her testimony, return to seek vengeance on her for sending them to long prison terms. Car-bombs, terrifying car chases, assassination attempts culminating in a confrontation with the man who led her assault those many years before will force her to make a decision that might cause her own death or that of the man she loves.
Did I mention steamy sex scenes? (yeah, those things as well!)
Be the first to find out and enjoy this spellbinding adult romance/thriller from these fine retailers:
Xlibris click on Free Preview
Barnes and Noble click on the read sample for preview
the Amazon link and click on the ‘look inside’ link above the photo of the book it takes you to the book. the right arrow on the side will take you to the prologue & 1st 3+ chapters.
I am currently working on a sequel to this story. My Daughter in Ashes.