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.

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.


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