In all things there must be a balance, light can only shine if darkness exists, good can only be realised if there is evil with which to compare it.A young woman born to fulfil an ancient prophecy is trapped by fate into a world of violence, lust, love and madness. Can she sacrifice herself to save her way of life and the lives of those she cares for, even if it means betraying those she loves most?*The book does contain scenes of sexual violence and torture which some readers may find disturbing*
A collection of hard-hitting stories from some of the most talented of today’s authors, written for the Shenanigans @ The West Midlands Book Signing.Short stories that show the side of men which is all too often hidden.Based on subjects that include Survival, Depression, Suicide, Loss and Overcoming fear. Delve into a world that will open your eyes to the unspoken and forbidden lives of men.All proceeds will go to Calm. The Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) is an award-winning charity dedicated to preventing male suicide, the single biggest killer of men under the age of forty-five in the UK. Surprisingly on average, in 2015 76% of all UK suicides were male – let’s work together to change this. https://www.thecalmzone.net/***Disclaimer- Some of the content in this book can cause triggers for some. Also, contains profanity, erotic scenes and only suitable for readers 18+***
Loved this Anthology!
2 April 2019 – Published on Amazon.com
I really enjoyed this Anthology. The proceeds go to benefit Suicide in Men, and each story tells a different side of how a man feels when he doesn’t know how to go on, and how he deals with it. I found each story inspirational and highly recommend this Anthology.
Moral Compass – Martin Tracey
This is an enjoyable short about gangsters and mafia men and the detective who wants to bring them down. But this detective also has a bit of a kinky side. There is murder, mystery and lust scattered throughout.
Heart Mended – Manda Mellett
What an amazing story of second chances. Heart’s wife passed away years prior and he thought he would never get over her. He was despondent and depressed. Can a new love heal his broken heart? Will his deceased wife give her blessing? This story will give you all the feels and I loved each and every word.
Surviving Me – Sienna Grant
What do you do when you get in over your head? This story deals with Simon and Evie, a married couple with a young child. While Evie thinks everything is okay, Simon is dealing with some things he is afraid to tell his wife for fear of losing her. He knows he should talk to her, but he just can’t. This story is about taking on too much burden and dealing with that stress. I think many people will be able to relate to this story.
My Biggest Battle Yet – Jennah Thornhill
As everyone knows, PTSD is a very real thing and this short clearly and eloquently describes it to a T. Blake had been in the service, and some things happened to him and he feels is all his fault. After meeting Gabi, a doctor, he starts to think maybe his life is worth it. This story will definitely make you understand more about PTSD. A great read.
Crashing Together – TA Andrews
When an accident ends up with Jenson in the hospital, he felt he had nothing to live for. Until he meets Helen, a young woman also going thru pain from an accident. He is miserable and mean to everyone around him until she shows him life really isn’t all that bad. I really enjoyed the interaction between these characters and you will too.
Staring Into The Abyss – Paul Acton
This story really hits you in the heart. The story of Steve, whose upbringing left him scarred in the mind, is a compelling story of abuse. When Steve wants to end his life, he meets someone who changes his life. This story will keep you captivated from beginning to end.
Explosive Love – Toni Bolton
When Josh returns home from the service after being at war, he is angry and intense but doesn’t know why. He comes from a military family, and PTSD is not real according to his Father. When he meets Pat, a beautiful Veterinarian, he feels maybe they can have a relationship, but he knows he needs to get better first. This story tells a true depiction of a military person coming to terms that he needs to change his life. An enjoyable read.
7 April 2019 – Published on Amazon.com
What a great book..Some of these Authors where new to me but now I have to read them all..And this is for a very good cause!.. Thank You all
2 April 2019 – Published on Amazon.com
What a great cause must of the authors are new to me except Manda loved Heart and Marc short Novella
The contributors were asked to write a poem based on the book cover image. Unsurprisingly, many of the poems featured are dominated by the elements. The writers touch upon various subjects, however and readers are sure to discover a flavour they will enjoy. All proceeds of this collection will be shared between homeless charities both in the UK and US, reflecting the international collaboration behind this project.
“A lovely collection I will read again and again. And for such a great cause is a bonus!” This anthology asks a lot of questions, and answers many, too. What wisdom would you impart to your younger self? Or would you not do anything differently? Is there anything to pre-warn yourself of? Or does everything happen for a reason? Hear from various poetic voices as they write to their younger selves. If only we knew then, what we know now. **All proceeds of this book will be donated to the MAKE A WISH UK charity**
28 March 2018
Format: PaperbackVerified Purchase
There are many questions we ask ourselves as we go through life. One that frequently arises is ‘Would I change anything in my past?’ Whilst none of us can alter our histories we can all look back and ponder what we would have advised our younger selves carrying the knowledge we have now.
That is exactly what this anthology does from the point of view of all of the contributing authors. They have done an exceptional job of communicating a vast range of emotions. Each poem that I read inspired me. In some it was the sadness evoked, in others it was the familiarity with the subject matter involved; in all it was the strength and fighting spirit that the authors show as adults who have come through different experiences.
What this book proves is that we are not all so different; that we are all survivors that grow and show strength in many different ways. Although we can’t advise our younger selves on how to do things differently we can advise the next generation. I will be handing the copy to my children to have a read so they can see how strong we can all be.This book is a gem worth every single star.
The bonus is that the proceeds go to an extremely worthy cause.
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