On average, 24 people per minute are victims of rape, physical violence or stalking by an intimate partner in the United States — more than 12 million women and men over the course of a year. [i]

When I started writing WHISKEY AND A GUN, I really had no idea what I was getting myself into. What I did find though, was that domestic abuse is complex, tragic and it's constantly blurring the lines between love and hate.

I discovered that the most common questions we ask both abusers and victims of "why?" is such an incredibly difficult question to answer. By writing WHISKEY AND A GUN through an abusers POV, I was able to explore how domestic abuse affects everyone involved. Not just the two people in the relationship.

When I first started writing Carter's story, I initially was looking to find answers to the questions I'd asked for a long time, or at least try to understand WHY it happened. But what I realized while writing it that I wanted to be among the voices raising awareness about domestic abuse.  [i]http://www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/pdf/ipv_factsheet2012-a.pdf


Today, my short story prequel WHISKEY AND A GUN is available to download HERE for free today through Friday. I'd love it if you could give it a chance and tell me what you think. You'll hear from Carter and early next year, you'll hear Tawny's story in her novel, THE FINISH.

WHISKEY AND A GUN BLURB:

I only meant to love her...

Tawny Owens was going to help me escape my past. She was going to change my future.

But that's not what happened. 

I don't know if I can control it much longer. This insatiable need to kill the only good thing in my life.

But this isn't her story - it's mine. 

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A short story prequel to my upcoming novel, THE FINISH (due out in 2014)

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For mature audiences only. This book contains some graphic depictions of domestic abuse.




Download your copy of Whiskey and a Gun HERE


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