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Des Plaines Domestic Violence Survivor Shares Story of Courage and Strength

Left for dead, a domestic violence survivor shares her story.

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.

The trailer, or sizzle reel, for Loving The Addict is on YouTube.

Loving The Addict is currently available for purchase, both as a printed copy and as an e-book, on IUniverse.com.

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Raven Storm November 01, 2012 at 09:04 PM
Loving The Addict is now available at Amazon.com, Barnes and Nobles.com, Books A Million.com and other online retail stores. Or order direct at http://loving-the-addict.com.
Maria Scaletta-Kohl November 02, 2013 at 11:40 PM
The book of loving addict is awesome book very powerful very strong. I'm very glad that the woman in the book survived and she can move on with her life. I hope this woman will be stronger everyday and not to think about her past. I would reccommend these women read this book and it helps these women to protect by a bad guy. When I read this book it made me feel sad and scared at the same time but it makes me realize just how lucky I am to have a husband like I do.

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