Welcome to Not Enough Time in the Day. I'm honored to be part of a cover reveal blitz for one of my dear friends and fellow authors, Amber Lea Easton. She was one of the very first authors who befriended me when I joined the scene of published authors with Siren Bookstrand two years ago. Since that time, we've shared our successes, triumphs and moments of despair. It was during some of our late night chats that Amber first shared with me she was writing a memoir about her journey through coping with the loss of her husband and father of her children. What made the loss even more tragic was he took his own life. When she shared that with me, I thought my heart would break for her and my admiration for her and her strength grew in leaps and bounds.
Amber's had to live through my worst nightmare and have to do it while raising two teenagers. She had to be not only their mother, but their father as well. Together Amber and her kids got through their grief and managed to find a way to live life again.
Here's the blurb for Free Fall
One moment is all it takes to change a life forever. In one instant—in my husband's final act—he stripped away my identity as wife, stay at home mom, and best friend. In one moment our world crumbled from beneath our feet. He'd been the center of our universe, but then he was gone. Everything I ever believed to be true unraveled before my eyes.
Free Fall is our journey of piecing our lives back together again—overcoming children's anxiety as we traversed the brutal grief and trauma process, learning to say the word "widow" without cringing, surviving the fall out from friends and family who simply didn't understand our journey, triumphing over the stigma of "suicide", forgiving my husband, and finding peace amidst chaos.
This memoir is for other widows, widowers, survivors of suicide, children, or loved ones who need encouragement that there is another side to grief. There is. We're there now. We're looking back and holding our hands out to you saying, "hang in there, you're not alone, and you'll get here, too."
About the Author
Amber Lea Easton is a multi-published cross genre author of romantic suspense, action adventure, mystery thrillers. Her current releases cross all boundaries and appeal to a wide audience. If you love a clever plot, action that will leave you breathless, riveting characters and sexy love scenes, her books will appeal to you. "Smart is sexy," Easton says, which is why she focuses on smart heroines who always have a lot to lose yet find the courage to face their fears to overcome adversity. She's an avid reader of all genres or "whatever turns her on in the moment".
Easton grew up in Hartford, South Dakota, where she spent her time daydreaming of big adventures over the horizon under a giant blue South Dakota sky. Now living in Colorado, she's an avid traveler who incorporates her real life travels into her novels as much as possible (minus the illegal activities her characters become immersed in--she swears). To her, setting is another character in the novel and often serves as an inspiration. Love is her motivation for all things--whether it be writing, traveling, playing with her dogs or hanging with her two teenagers--if it's not done with love, then what's the point?
Where to Find Amber