Welcome back, peeps! I’m excited to have one of my dear friends and fellow author Amber Lea Easton here today to reveal the cover of her soon to be released memoir Free Fall. Here’s the blurb of this labor of love.
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 words “widow” and “single mom” without cringing, surviving the fall out with friends and family who simply couldn’t understand our journey, triumphing over the stigma of “suicide”, forgiving my husband, and finding peace after chaos.
Grief is a dark journey, one often tainted with judgment and false perceptions. Add the word ‘suicide’ to the mix and more complications arise, both internally and externally. This memoir is intended for anyone who may be facing their own tragedy and feeling alone, hopeless, confused, scared, and misunderstood. This story is for other widows, widowers, survivors of suicide, family members or friends of one who mourns, or anyone who needs 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.”
Can you imagine having to try to go on living without your rock, your soul mate? It’s absolutely my worst nightmare and my dear friend has had to live it. Not only has she had to get through each day missing the love of her life, she’s had to do it and still stay strong for her kids. Being both mother and father to them and keep up with the demands of her writing career has had to be a humongous challenge. I don’t know how she’s made it through…but I’m grateful she has. Without her I don’t think I’d have made it to the point where I’m at in my writing career. She’s been my cheerleader, confidant and a shoulder to cry on when things just didn’t seem to go right no matter what I did with my writing. So when she let me know she was ready to reveal the cover of her memoir, I jumped at the chance to feature it on all of my blogs. I want to show her that I admire her ‘moxie” and know all of you will too.
So without further adieu…
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