Readers will find this an emotionally intense tale of childhood friends whose romance puts them through the wringer as the truth about her life behind the facade of religion will push every button. Keep reading to get a tempting taste of My Vows Are Sealed by Carmen Richter, then add this prequel in the Sealed With a Kiss series to your bookshelf! In honor of this powerful release, 25% of the proceeds of this book for the first three months goes to Bikers Against Child Abuse!
For my whole life, I’d only ever loved one girl: Darla Jones, the pastor’s daughter. And the day I found out she felt the same was the day my life as I knew it changed forever.
That was the day our lifelong friendship grew into something bigger, more intense, and more beautiful than either one of us could ever have imagined. Something we both knew was built to last a lifetime.
It was also the day I learned the heartbreaking truth. Her father called himself our spiritual leader, but behind closed doors, he was the devil incarnate. Darla was trapped in her own personal Hell on Earth, just waiting for the inevitable next time he would decide to hurt her.
I knew from that day on that I was put on this Earth for one purpose: to keep the girl I loved safe. But how was I supposed to do that when her father would have killed us both if he knew I loved her?
Ever since I was a little girl, my father made sure I knew that what happened in our house stayed there. He drilled it into my head that I was never permitted to speak of the horrors he subjected me to.
So I didn’t speak of them. I just kept my head down, grinned, and bore it like the dutiful daughter I was supposed to be.
Until Brendan guessed the truth. Until he told me that I wasn’t alone anymore, and that he’d do anything to keep me safe.
But when my happiness and hope was all wrapped up in one person, it was easy to forget that the real world was still there outside the safe bubble we’d created for ourselves. And just when we thought the worst of our troubles were behind us, Brendan and I found ourselves faced with something both beautiful and terrifying. Something that would change our lives forever...if we survived the fallout.
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Carmen Richter is an old soul. Her words are like theater, masterfully spun to bring all the feels, interspersed with music that makes your heart soar. She needs her coffee to make the words flow, and some of her best writing is done in a caffeine- induced haze at one in the morning with a soundtrack that ranges from jazz standards to rock to show tunes and everything in between. When she's not writing, she loves going to live concerts and especially live theater, or just staying in and binging Criminal Minds or Law and Order: SVU for the zillionth time.
Carmen lives in Kansas City with her boyfriend, Brett, and their two fur babies, a bunny named Marty and a cat named Mal. In addition to writing, she also has two branches of a business that aims to provide quality services to independent authors at a reasonable price. CPR Editing deals with everything inside your book: editing, proofreading, and interior formatting. CPR Designs deals with, well, design: logos and branding, social media graphics, covers, and teasers.
Carmen loves interacting with her fans and will happily respond to all messages personally until she gets uber famous and gets a ton of them. Hey, a girl can dream, right?
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