Let me preface by saying that I hope you will all consider reading this eye-opening emotional series. I had the distinct pleasure of meeting Mary Palmerin at Indie Mashup Springdale this past summer and I can tell you that she is an incredibly talented author...her talents extend far beyond her 27 years!
I attended her seminar about writing bridge novellas and was so motivated by her speaking that I wrote my own bridge novella and for that I am forever grateful.
I am so happy our paths crossed and consider her not only a fellow author, but a wonderful friend. Without reservation, I am proud to share with you....
Succumbing by Mary E Palmerin
Lyla Harper is sure she will be alone for the rest of her life. After she leaves Kansas for college in Chicago, she hopes she will never have to face her dark secrets again. Four years later, Lyla lands an internship at a prestigious firm, hoping to plant her roots and close the door to her past forever. Unfortunately, Lyla is about to learn that the past has a way of finding her, no mater how well she hides.After she is assigned to assist a marketing millionaire and notorious jerk, Lyla attempts to overcome her pessimistic view of the world and move on with her life. But after she lays eyes on her drop-dead gorgeous neighbor, Everett Brown, her secrets begin to resurface, prompting her to regress into her old coping ways. Led by curiosity and an undeniable attraction, Lyla pursues a passionate relationship with Everett and slowly begins to feel like a woman again. Now all she has to do is decide to tell him the truth.In this contemporary erotic romance, only time will tell if a young woman’s new lover will be able to save her from herself as her past emerges from the darkness to confront her once and for all.**Graphic content including underage drinking, drug use, non-consensual sex, and self-mutilation. Not suitable for readers under the age of eighteen.**
REVIEWS FROM READERS
5.0 out of 5 stars You will find yourself as I did, crying for Lyla.October 8, 2014
“This book is not your mama’s Danielle Steele’s novel, not wanting to give anything away, Mary writes about a taboo subject matter that will make people feel uncomfortable, but the story of Lyla is a story worth writing, as it can give hope to any women that has gone through this exact life changing event. Lyla is stronger than she realizes and her test will be her saving grace and provide her the will to live. If you have not read this book, please I beg you to pick it up and READ IT! You will find yourself as I did, crying for Lyla.”
AND ANOTHER REVIEW
“Mary Palmerin is an incredible writer who pulls in the reader to fall in love with her characters and want to root for them. This book is raw and gripping and at times will keep you on the edge of your seat. This is another can’t put down book! As with Secrets, you’ll also need tissues with this book.”
VIEWS FROM THE BETA READER
I was not working with Mary when she wrote this book, but we have spent many hours talking about the story of Lyla and I have read every book in the series. I think the most important message I want to make to the readers is that when you pick up this book, you are holding a piece of Mary Palmerin’s heart and soul. She “bleed” her heart out onto those pages knowing it was going to offend some readers but she maintained her focus on trying to reach out to the silent reader who lives this pain.
I have stated more often than not, that within the first five minutes of meeting Mary at a book signing it was clear to me her writing wasn’t a career, it was a passionate drive to be the voice for the silent. Yes this series will rip your heart out and will make you want to run and panic, BUT there are real women out there who live this daily. They can’t ignore the situation, they can’t run and panicking will more than likely leave them dead. Mary wants to bring awareness to those who can help spread the word and stop the silence and I am so proud of her for doing this.
It takes a great amount of courage to open yourself up as an author to such emotions, only to have to turn them off or try to calm them so you can go back to role of mother and wife. I know for a fact Mary has been haunted by Lyla and her ordeal. Her empathy for this character never leaves her as she carries on her own life at work and at home. I can hardly wait for you to read the book she is working on now. On some levels Gwen is going to be draining Mary of her emotions just as Lyla did, but in no way are they the same character. Mary is taking each step she makes farther into the genre she holds the most passion for, the kind that makes the reader stop and think, then want to jump into action to make the changes society needs.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Mary E. Palmerin is 27 years old and resides in Indiana. She is married, has two small boys and usually has her nose in a good book when she isn’t writing. She has been writing since she was a young girl, scribbling fairy tales down on notebook paper, creating poetry through her teen years, and many shorts in between, all of which she has kept. Mary enjoys telling tales that are both raw and real, seeing it as a gift to be able to evoke various emotions from her readers.She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, traveling, anything outdoors, relaxing by the pool with a good piece of literature, red wine, coffee, tattoos, and HEA!