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In fact I am delighted to be involved in the publiversary party, I connected with author L.T. Marshalll not so long ago and due to the common aspect of domestic abuse. I was thrilled to have a conversation regarding our feelings on the topic and connect with her.
The Carrero series is a collection of books with child abuse and violence at the heart – survival of strong women and the power of healing. With gritty topics handled delicately, these are a compelling and emotive read.
Book 1 is FREE!!!
The Carrero Effect: Jake and Emma (The Carrero Series Book 1)
Emma Anderson has everything in her life worked out. She has her perfect job in a Manhattan empire allowing her to live a quiet and organised safe existence. A necessity to her, after a childhood filled with bad memories, abuse, and a mother who was less than useless. But, with it comes a problem, one that could derail everything she thought she needed in her life. Her promotion sends her straight into the close employment of young, gorgeous, playboy billionaire, Jacob Carrero with his formidable reputation for being a player. Stuck as his right-hand man, every waking moment of every single day, she realises he is exactly the type of person who could drive her crazy, and not in a good way. Like chalk and cheese, he is everything she’s not. Compulsive, confident, laid back, dominant and fun, with a seriously laid back attitude to casual sex and dating. Jake is the only one with an ability to steamroll over her manicured ice maiden exterior, who is not phased by the closed in demeanour and cool manners, but as much as she wants to, letting him in is another thing entirely. A past that made her man wary and no desire to ever let one close enough to hurt her again, Jacob Carrero has his work cut out. He is not someone who takes NO for an answer and will have to learn how to break through if he wants more than the mask she shows the world. Jake needs to show her that even someone like him can change when that one girl that matters breaks through. Loveable sexy characters and deep emotional topics. Contains some mature, adult content and language.
I asked L.T. Marshall about how domestic abuse shows itself in her series and this is what she answered with:
Emma Anderson as a child endured, not only watching her mother live a life as a victim of domestic abuse, but became a victim herself. Emma’s experiences filter through the books, explaining why she is the way she is and why she developed the coping mechanisms she has. They are the source of everything she is, her scars moulded her. Her mother, a recurring victim of domestic violence is caught in a cycle of abusive men that she attracts, over and over again and is the breaking point in the mother and daughter relationship. Emma willing to be free of abusers leaves, finds a life for herself , free from control and violence. Meanwhile, her mother returns to the circle of abusers over and over, unable to break free from the vicious reality that affects a lot of victims of domestic abuse. Inability to break free of the mental control it can have of them. The two women, take different paths from the same experience and this is a story of how it can affect victims differently, affect children and shape their lives.
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