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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

The Demise Book Tour + Giveaway

Elizabeth Woods and Ian Sweeten had a romance which sparked over a few months. Marriage followed, and with it the couple traveled around the world as he served in the military. After Ian’s deployment, overseas, their young love deepened into something more but with life comes complications, and what Elizabeth comes to realize is that her husband is battling his own demons. Mind games, deceit and abuse become part of the ways Ian seeks to control her. As she struggles to repair her marriage and get back to the love they shared early in their relationship, Elizabeth realizes that holding on to the man she loves may come at a price too high to pay. 


“How are you feeling today?” Dr. Carter asked.
“Antsy,” I told her. I’d brought a bottle of water and took a sip. It helped my throat at least. “I was thinking about what I wanted to say to you on my way here, and it just occurred to me there are some parts of my relationship with Ian that are just as painful as when they happened back then. What happened to the old adage about time healing all wounds? I should be past all this by now.”

Dr. Carter shook her head. “We all heal differently. But in my experience, time heals little if anything. It all depends on how much work you get done in the meantime. And that’s what you’re here for, so you’re moving in the right direction.”

“You tell everyone that?”

She cracked a smile. Dr. Carter struck me as a motherly woman. She was in her early forties, by my guess. “I do find myself saying it often,” Dr. Carter admitted. “A lot of people struggle with this idea that they should be further ahead in their emotional healing than they actually are. We give people the idea there’s this prescribed amount of time to be over mourning, and after that amount of time it’s somehow wrong to feel anything about it.”

“Mourning?” I asked.

“Yes,” she said. “You’re mourning the demise of your marriage.”

I thought for a moment before answering. “I never looked at it that way.”


 What inspired you to write this story? The simple answer, my failed marriage of 10 years. It was hard to escape the pain I was feeling but when I started writing and creating a story the pain started to become a part of the story instead of inside of me.
What was your favorite part to write? I probably should not admit this at all but the truthful answer would be the parts with Zaiden in it. Sometimes I still turn to those pages and reread them over and over again. Like I wrote in the book, he was my drug and I was an addict.
What was the hardest part to write? I knew my family would read this book so all of it was hard to write when thinking about them but the hardest thing to write about was admitting I was a cutter. The book has made up stories of cutting but the act did still accrue.
How did you come up with your characters? My boyfriend said I needed to talk to someone but I didn’t want to so I made Dr. Carter up instead. I thought about the things that I thought would be said during therapy and created the stories from here.
Do you have anything coming up and can you tell us about it? This is my first novel I do hope to write another one but for now I am focusing on marketing this book. 


AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Erica R Lomelino, lives in Jacksonville, Florida. In her free time, she enjoys the beach life, painting, reading, traveling and spending time with her daughter. She looks forward to developing her skill at writing and hopes to continue to write books that will put you on the edge of your seat.


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  1. Congrats on the tour and thanks for the chance to win :)

  2. Congrats on the tour and love the Excerpt!

  3. What books are you looking forward to reading? Thanks for the giveaway. I hope that I win. Bernie W BWallace1980(At)hotmail(d0t)com

  4. great excerpt, thanks for sharing.

  5. The book sounds very intriguing, thank you for the reveal!

  6. Congrats on the new book and good luck on the book tour!

  7. Hope you had a wonderful holiday weekend!

  8. Just stopping by to say hi! Looking forward to checking out this book!

  9. Excellent excerpt! I really enjoyed reading it!