Today I am honored to bring to you the newest release of Adrienne Thompson, my sister of the pen! Welcome to her Blog Tour. I am one of her biggest fans!
“I loved him so much. I loved him and I hated him. I needed him and I needed to be free of him. He was everything to me and he’d taken everything away from me.” –Olivia Moy from See Me
Hello, everyone, I’m Adrienne Thompson and See Me is my fifth novel. It is the story of Olivia Moy, the widow of a beloved and very celebrated author. When we first meet her, she is slowly losing the battle as she struggles to cope with her husband’s untimely death. Concerned about her condition, her son insists on taking her to his home where she soon befriends his neighbor. It is not long before Olivia begins to divulge the secrets of her marriage, secrets that can destroy her husband’s legacy and her world.
The very heart of this book deals with Domestic Abuse and its aftermath, as the main character is a survivor of unthinkable acts of abuse.
Domesticviolence.org defines domestic violence and emotional abuse as behaviors used by one person in a relationship to control the other. It doesn’t matter if the parties are black, white, Latino, or Asian; rich or poor; married or dating. Domestic violence does not discriminate. It is a real problem that can affect anyone.
Did you know that:
· Every 9 seconds in the US a woman is assaulted or beaten.
· Domestic violence is the leading cause of injury to women—more than car accidents, muggings, and rapes combined.
· Every day in the US, more than three women are murdered by their husbands or boyfriends.
· Based on reports from 10 countries, between 55 percent and 95 percent of women who had been physically abused by their partners had never contacted non-governmental organizations, shelters, or the police for help.
· Studies suggest that up to 10 million children witness some form of domestic violence annually.
October was Domestic Violence Awareness month, but honestly, every day of the year we should be aware of this horrible blight on society. We should never forget the abused. We should watch for signs in others. We should be there when they need us, and we should help them when they are ready to be helped. In other words, we should look past their smiles and the masks they might wear to hide the truth of their lives and really see them.
Here’s a short excerpt from the book:
A few minutes later we were sitting in the back of a taxi and my head was filled with questions I was afraid to ask. I could tell by the look in his eyes that he was in a zone. There was something he wanted to do, and if I stood in his way, he wouldn’t hesitate to plow over me.
The cab pulled to a stop at the entrance of a night club and though my curiosity was piqued, I kept my mouth shut and followed David into the dark club. I could feel the pounding of the loud club music in my chest, as if my heart had taken on its rhythm. David led me to a table near the rear of the club and quickly shooed the waitress away. We sat in silence and I could see David surveying the crowd as if he was looking for something or someone. A feeling of dread washed over me as my heart continued to thud in my chest.
See Me is currently available on Nook and Kindle:
Please visit my website for more information about me and my books: http://adriennethompsonwrites.webs.com/
I’d like to thank Julia for having me as a guest on her blog. She’s an awesome author who greatly inspires me.
Married at sixteen, a mother twice by seventeen, and thrice a mother and divorced by twenty-four, Adrienne Thompson is no stranger to adversity. Not your typical teenage mother, she went on to complete her college degree and to earn her nursing license. She attributes God's faithfulness as the catalyst for her success in life. Now, having raised two children as a divorced mother, with a third fast approaching adulthood, she is sharing a long hidden talent and passion with the world. Using the lessons that life has so expertly taught her as a guideline (betrayal, abusive relationships, self-esteem issues, witnessing the deteriorating effects of drug abuse), she has created stories that will both entertain and inspire the reader. Adrienne currently resides in Arkansas with her daughter and moonlights as a Registered Nurse.