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Silence Is Broken by Yvonne Mikell
Audience: 16+ - Genre: Romantic Suspense - Format: E-book and Paperback - Publisher: Ink to Press Publishing - Cover by: Amygdala Design - Editor: Judy DiCano - Pages: 368 - ISBN: 978-0615892092 - ASIN: B00IR33RX4 - Date Published: November 29, 2013
Business Executive Khloe Spencer is surrounded by love, love of the most unusual kind. The love of family, the love of a man, and love of friendship. All of which is not what it seems.
I cannot see. I have been straining my eyes, trying to dissect the darkness in the hopes of discovering a slither of light. I have not found any. I cannot move, not even shift my posterior in this hard rock chair. I am covered in rope from my neck down to my feet. I am not simply tied down, I am hog-tied! My neck and feet seem to be connected by a single rope. Every time I move the line tightens and digs into my skin, burning like the dickens. My neck feels as if it is going to snap. My knees feel as if they are about to pop out of their sockets. Screaming for help only brings about more pain, my tongue lies against the driest of cloths.
I guess I should be thankful for what I do get, two meals and two glasses of water a day. Let me stop lying to myself, I am not thankful. I am in this chair all day long. I am forced to relieve myself right where I sit, downright embarrassing. They have not told me what this is about. They don’t say anything. They just shove spoonful after spoonful of food in my mouth. I have no idea of the time or the day, the last day I remember was October 10th. The door opens. With it comes the coolest of breezes, the temperature must be in the 40s. Winter will be here soon. I am cold because they have taken all of my clothes. They have stripped me bare including my shoes and socks. I do not smell any food, what I do smell is cologne, very loud and pungent cologne. Do not know anyone who wears that fragrance. Not sure of who they are, they are not one of the regulars. It is someone new. New can be a good thing, maybe I can get some answers. Who am I kidding, new is not good at all. New means a change has arrived or is on the way real soon.
“What do you want with me?” “Personally I don’t want anything from you. The people who hired me, they want something.”
“They want what? Why am I here?” “You are here because they want to remind you of all the dirty deeds you have done.”
“This does not sound good at all.”
“No it does not.”
The story of Khloe Spencer and Xavier Davidson-- http://youtu.be/muP6ZbEpGS0
The story of Kiera Smith-- http://youtu.be/p43wiDL3XAo
The story of Stephanie T. Brown - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GHBR-KKrgRY&feature=youtu.be
Angels with Attitude - Author Interview with Yvonne Mikell
What would you have done differently if you were the main character of your book ?
Silence Is Broken is a learning process for Khloe Spencer. She spent her whole life thinking one thing and she never questioned it. She just assumed that what was told to her was the truth. If I were Khloe Spencer, I would have stood my ground and postponed the wedding.
What was your inspiration behind this book?
An affluent life can have just as much deceit and danger as an ordinary life lived in a tough neighborhood.
Why did you become a writer?
I became a writer by accident. My son was ill for a while so all I can do was write. It became therapeutic for me.
Do you have a favorite author or authors?
I like James Patterson, I also like Patricia Cromwell, Nickolas Sparks, Stephen King.
Do you like to write your books in a continuing series?
I haven’t tried that yet. To be honest with you, I can’t even imagine writing a continuing series.
If you could date any character from any book, who would it be and why?
I would like to date Ian Fleming’s James Bond. The man exudes sexiness. Wouldn’t exactly sleep with him, I’d worry about STDs.
What kinds of books do you like to read in your spare time?
I don’t often have spare time, but when I do read I tend to read news and fashion magazines. My favorite genres are mystery suspense and or romantic suspense. Can’t read horror anymore, too graphic and way too dark.
As a reader and writer I think it is important to get to know your fans and make a connection with them as an author who takes the extra step to hear what their fans think and want in their continued writing is continued success and key to selling more books .Do you agree with that?
Absolutely, if you don’t listen to your fan base you will eventually disappear.
Do you cry when writing sad scenes?
Sad scenes require emotion, and the only way for me to tap into that raw emotion is to think of a personal situation that was somewhat similar to what I am writing.
Did you have a Cover Designer?
Yes, I love Amygdala Designs. I think she makes awesome book covers. In fact I fell in love with the book cover for Silence Is Broken and was quite determined to have it, so I justified having it by making Khloe Spencer’s physical appearance similar to the model.
Who is your fictional boyfriend or girlfriend crush?
Orlando from Tyler Perry’s Diary of a Mad Black Woman. He is a very sweet man, perfect for a woman coming off the wheel of a mad hatter.
If you were able to dine and have a one on one with your favorite writer/author who would it be?
The Apostle John, writer of the Book of the Apocalypse. I would love to pick his brain. Get a first-hand account of the visions he had seen.
Do just re-read your favorite books?
Yes I do, I read the Bible periodically. And when I do, I get a different insight than what I had previously.
Do you ever get in a reading slump like your readers do?
Of course, I call it sensory overload.
What is the funniest book you ever read?
In her shoes by Jennifer Weiner
I began my writing career five years ago by accident. My young son was sick and I could no longer work full-time as a nurse. He needed me. It was during this time that God sat me down and showed me the path that was destiny. I was destined to be a writer. In five years I wrote five novels.
Two have already been published, Getting Roosevelt–a homeowner’s nightmare and Silence Is Broken.
My son is much better now, Praise God, and I have a new career. When I am not spending time with him I like to crochet and sketch, and trying new recipes.
My stories focus on life in Philadelphia. They are fiction based loosely on fact. Philadelphia is a major city with a suburban feel. However, the lifestyle of its citizens can rival New York, Chicago, Los Angeles and Washington, D.C. Intrigue and suspense coupled with mystery are the genres I write.
In addition to writing fiction, I write for the online magazine Examiner.com. My focal point is Autism/ Special Needs Children, Frugal Living, and the Philadelphia Family. I also host the book review site called Olivia’s Cup of Tea as well as the opinion paper Expression of Views.
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