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Why I write Christian Fiction

First, let me say I love being a #Christian. I am one of the ones fortunate to have experienced God’s grace. But let me say, you don’t have to be a Christian to live the life God intended. When is the last time you helped a neighbor? Or perhaps you saw a total stranger struggling with something and ran to help.  Or as I personally experienced, had someone behind you see you struggling to find your debit card in line at Starbucks, and lean past you to tell the barista they’d be happy to pay for you.  True, these are small things and may not seem like much, but if you’ve done them, you’re living the life of a Christian, whether or not you’re a believer. The people portrayed in my story are NOT living the life of a Christian, even though they proudly proclaim to be. They are part of a twisted sect that thinks they have all the answers. As a humble pastor once told me, nobody has all the answers, and to proclaim you do is like saying you’re God. I wanted to share with you my most recent review for Twisted Faith, and the reason is because the person who wrote this review, has nailed my intent for Twisted Faith. I want to say thank you to BookBelle, for sharing your thoughts so openly in your review. When some people read my story, they’re going to think that things like this don’t happen, but I can assure you they do, as attested to by BookBelle in her review.   I hope many lives are touched by my story, especially the young and vulnerable who are afraid to reach out for help.Twisted Faith review by BookBelle

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**5.0 out of 5 stars Addicting and Suspenseful**

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What if you witnessed your mother’s murder at the age of five?  What kind of impact would that have on your life? 

What if it were your father who pulled the trigger? How would that affect your life?

Katherine Winters and Chad Simon are about to find out – with devastating results.

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On a cold San Francisco evening, Amber and Katherine Winters, a mother and daughter modeling team, stop at a corner store after work for some much-needed ice cream and is instead met with an action from a desperate man that will put an end to Amber’s life, and forever scar Katherine.
That desperate man is Spencer Simon, a man out of luck, with no job and no place to live. Rejected from yet another job, at that same corner market, Spencer is surprised to find himself pulling out a gun instead of the change for his cup of coffee. He is even more surprised when the cashier throws the money at him. When the gun fires, killing the beautiful model as he is trying to flee, Spencer doesn’t know what to do-except run, leaving five-year old Katherine crying over her dead mother.
Twenty-seven years later, Katherine is all grown up, and Spencer has a son who, forced to grow up under his father’s soul-consuming guilt, is bitter over having lost his childhood. Chad focuses his hatred on Katherine, whom he blames for his problems, and devises a plan to make her suffer as much as he has.
Katherine has now become a successful lawyer, with a longing in her heart for something special: a child. When Chad attempts to enter Katherine’s life, she is unimpressed and easily dismisses him. This only angers Chad more, causing him to devise another plan. Chad learns of John Wheaton, the man Katherine is in love with, and upon seeing the strength of their bond, reacts in anger over Katherine’s happiness and attacks John, leaving him for dead and Katherine facing another loss in her life.
Meanwhile, in an attempt to appease his guilt and in some way show his son that he loves him, Spencer sits back and watches as his son become this bitter monster.

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5.0 out of 5 starsThis book will keep you reading all night.

5.0 out of 5 starsImpeccably written!

5.0 out of 5 starsRomantic Suspense at its best!

4.0 out of 5 starsI laughed and I cried

4.0 out of 5 starsGood balance of suspense and romance

4.0 out of 5 starsIf you’re a romance fan, don’t hesitate

4.0 out of 5 starsAn enjoyable read

 

 

 

 

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It’s July! Time for Smashwords annual summer sale where many authors have offered huge discounts on books. I’ve discounted my titles up to 50%. Click the link to my author profile and check it out. https://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/VictoriaSchwimley

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End Domestic Violence

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Domestic abuse comes in many forms.
In my upcoming book, Lacy’s End, (release date November 30, 2015)  I’ve chosen to use physical abuse to demonstrate the extreme to which a person might go to control someone they’ve promised to love and protect. I’ve also chosen a figure of authority to be the abuser to show that a violent offender might often hide in the face of the public, or use a position of authority to control his or her victim(s).
FROM THE NATIONAL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE WEBSITE
http://www.thehotline.org/is-this-abuse/abuse-defined/
It’s not always easy to tell at the beginning of a relationship if it will become abusive.
In fact, many abusive partners may seem absolutely perfect in the early stages of a relationship. Possessive and controlling behaviors don’t always appear overnight, but rather emerge and intensify as the relationship grows.
Domestic violence doesn’t look the same in every relationship because every relationship is different. But one thing most abusive relationships have in common is that the abusive partner does many different kinds of things to have more power and control over their partners.
If you’re beginning to feel as if your partner or a loved one’s partner is becoming abusive, there are a few behaviors that you can look out for.
Watch out for these red flags and if you’re experiencing one or more of them in your relationship, call or chat online with an advocate to talk about what’s going on.
•Telling you that you can never do anything right
•Showing jealousy of your friends and time spent away
•Keeping you or discouraging you from seeing friends or family members
•Embarrassing or shaming you with put-downs
•Controlling every penny spent in the household
•Taking your money or refusing to give you money for expenses
•Looking at you or acting in ways that scare you
•Controlling who you see, where you go, or what you do
•Preventing you from making your own decisions
•Telling you that you are a bad parent or threatening to harm or take away your children
•Preventing you from working or attending school
•Destroying your property or threatening to hurt or kill your pets
•Intimidating you with guns, knives or other weapons
•Pressuring you to have sex when you don’t want to or do things sexually you’re not comfortable with
•Pressuring you to use drugs or alcohol
IF YOU or someone you know is experiencing domestic abuse, there is help available. Please seek help or tell someone you trust. The national domestic violence hotline is 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)
Lacy’s End is-available for presale at a special price of 0.99.until November 30th.