He busted in the door. Grabbing me, hitting me, and choking me. After several blows to the back of my head I became unconscious.
I awoke crumpled and broken locked in a closet after being severely beaten and left for dead. I then returned to my family home in Des Plaines to find comfort and solice. That was the beginning of my survival and the writing of Loving The Addict.
My book began by jotting down my thoughts and feelings during my recovery as self therapy to cope with what happened to me. Along the journey of writing this book I found my voice, which had so been hidden and a strength to survive, Loving The Addict is intended to inspire other victims of domestic violence to share their stories and give voice in the fight against domestic violence and physical abuse.
Loving The Addict is based on my true story. This book contains love, lust, sex, violence, obsession, betrayal, deceit, drug lords, drug and alcohol addiction, police chases, thievery, physical and emotional abuse, a hostage situation, and, ultimately, my survival.
My book is due out Dec. 3, and will be available in all the major book stores, at online book retailers, as an e-book, and on my up-and-coming website, www.Loving-The-Addict.com.
My website will contain a weekly blog post for people to contact me and share their stories, along with resources all over the world for women to contact if they are in an abusive situation.
To protect myself and my family my name and those in the book have been changed.