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About the author:
Brooke is a tortured artist who began writing plays in the 3rd grade. After losing her muse as a teen, she struggled for years to write, but what came out on paper never aligned with what was in her heart. Finally, after being inspired by some old friends, her writing came to fruition which became her first published novel, Desperate Times, Second Chances.
Inspired by strong women who have a driven purpose and very little tolerance for bull, she enjoys exploring equality in relationships with broken characters who clearly have made past mistakes. Don't we all?
What inspired you to write your book?
Lauren was a side character in book 1 of the series, Broken Dreams.
Here is a short sample from the book:
A hard knock came upon the old wooden door, causing Rebecca’s head to whip up in terror.
Oh God, they were here.
She squeezed her eyes shut and prayed harder than she had ever prayed before in her life. She knew what was coming; the marriage, the restrictions, and the intimacy that would be inflicted on her that night by her husband. She began to cry again, trembling in fear and praying to God to send her an angel.
“Rebecca!” A terse whisper came from the other side of the door.
She stilled. “Asa?” She whispered in recognition. Clamoring to her feet, she ran to the door she was not permitted to open and yanked it wide.
Asa barreled through, scooping her up in his arms and off her feet. She flung her arms around him, burying her face in his shoulder and crying harder than ever before. “We have to go,” he said, lowering her down and pulling her arms from him. “Can you run?”
Rebecca nodded as Asa took her hand and peeked out the door. Together, they ran with all their might.