Julie is a seemingly normal middle-aged woman who married the man of her dreams, or so she thinks. She had a very difficult childhood being the youngest daughter of a divorced couple. Her mother is an alcoholic, and her father resents her due to questions surrounding her paternity. Julie’s upbringing left her unsure of how to differentiate between love, sex, and power. Her story is told through a series of therapy sessions. The reader learns of her abusive past and its effect on the present day.
In When Goodbye Begins: life takes over, author-filmmaker – Geeta Lal Sahai actively involved in mental health advocacy rips apart the stereotypical existence. These five stories are about mental health, innumerable lanes and layers of memories, childhood abuse, infidelity, betrayal, hopelessness, and hidden emotions. There is pathos, feelings, inner conflict and stoic acceptance.
In the title story – When Goodbye Begins, a middle-aged woman, caught between her dreams and the present reality of being a caregiver to her husband, walks on a tightrope. Through her eyes, we experience the broken and painful world of people with Alzheimer’s and their families. In Walking on Ice Sheet in Pencil Heels, the story captures the protagonist Sheena’s struggle with her identity and the frightening and fascinating world of bipolar disorder. In Death of a Memory, Rashi facing betrayal and infidelity, fights with her memories to face the world. In another story – If Only I Could Tell, the author recounts the painful and traumatic world of the child sexual abuse survivor who keeps running away from love, people and self. Caught in the web of childhood abuse, the author, through her protagonist, poignantly shows the long-term ramifications of broken trust and bruised body.
In all five stories, Geeta exquisitely crafts the inner turmoil of her characters. The world of characters in these stories is gripping, and there’s a world within a world.
At the peak of her Hollywood career, actress Sass Brandt has everything she could want until a haunting novel about an Irishwoman torn between husband and secret lover touches her heart. She vows to find the man behind the story and bring it to the screen. But Shay Collier is holed up in a cabin in the Alaska wilderness trying to forget the book he wrote and the betrayal that shattered his heart. When beautiful, reckless Sass appears she arouses desires in him that Shay thought were long dead. No longer able to deny themselves, they embark on a journey that will turn their dream into a nightmare and demand more than either might be able to give.
When nobody else can do the job, it’s Zombie time.
The world thinks they are dead. America’s enemies wish it was true.
They are the rough men and women ready to commit violence on our behalf. They are the Nameless members of Task Force Zombie.
America’s enemies in the War on Terror don’t respect borders and don’t play by any rules. The SEALs, Delta Force, MARSOC, and USAF Special Operations Command comprise our front line against those who want to spill the blood of the innocent. But after the Benghazi Embassy attack, a notorious Austrian arms dealer who sold the terrorists American Stingers takes refuge in Egypt and there is nothing the U.S. military can do about it. Sending in conventional special forces would be an act of war.
That’s when they get the call. Somebody high up in the American government wants that Austrian arms dealer dead, to cover up their own complicity in the sale of the Stingers. Whoever it is wants the Zombies to kill him… but never to make it home again.
Some promises can’t be kept.
Shannon Winters’ picture perfect marriage is in shambles after a car accident left her husband an amnesiac. The commitment to vows he doesn’t remember making keeps her fighting while covering up the parade of other women and a spectacle of bad behavior. Her career as owner and manager at a successful boutique hotel alongside the Hudson River is a refuge, but, at thirty-seven years old, what she craves is the bond to be repaired.
Even twenty years after high school, Triston Keyes continues to be haunted by memories of the girl he’d lost, the only woman he’s ever loved. When he meets Shannon during a vacation, Triston finally has the chance to apologize. It’s the only hope he has if he ever wants to fall in love with anyone else.
Sparks rekindle between them, and Shannon struggles to find a reason to stay true to a broken marriage which is quickly crumbling as she gravitates towards the forgotten love.
Until her husband pleas for her to come back.
But when the depth of betrayal is revealed, Shannon must choose her vows-and her beloved hotel-or remain true to her heart; while Triston must fight to keep the past from catching up to his future.
Both know nothing is a matter of luck, but a matter of choice …
Targeted Age Group: 25-45
Book Price: 0.99
Victoria’s life is a jigsaw puzzle. Her nightmares, unfeeling mother and a secret picture of her sister are the puzzle pieces. The ghost of her nanny and her best friend begin to help her put the puzzle together.
A near fatal accident reveals one of the missing pieces, but will Victoria solve the puzzle in time? Blessed with the love of her life and betrayed by the secrets of her past, Victoria finds herself torn.
This is a novel about unexpected love, forgiveness and letting the past shape, not dictate your future.
Targeted Age Group: over 18
Book Price: 2.99
A young mother struggles with her husband’s infidelities, as her family is threatened by supernatural forces, her faith is tested mentally and physically, leading her to make the ultimate decision for their eternal future.
Anne is a young mother with two young children. Her husband works out of town and is gone constantly. When she finds evidence that he has been cheating on her, she leaves their home and takes the children and their nanny and moves away, without informing her husband. Even though she has always lived in the city, she buys a house in the country side of Colorado. The house she found was a steal, which made it irresistible. The family finds that they are confused by the nightly noises and activities that come along with the new house. When Anne’s husband finds them, her faith is tested, both physically and mentally. Anne finds that she has to make a decision that will dictate where she and her family will spend eternity.
Targeted Age Group: 15-60
“The devil is alive and well, living at the tip of this man’s tongue. He removed everything but my soul as I lay here trying to figure if I’m still breathing or if this outer body experience means I have crossed over into the afterlife….”
Meet Rylee Reece Coltrane, the new girl on the block, in an upscale apartment complex, located in New Orleans. In efforts to put some distance between her and her overbearing mother, she lands smack dab in the middle of paradise or ecstasy; if you consider the liberating heights of her sexuality.
Engaging in an illustrious sexual affair with neighbors, Micah and Asha; she stumbles on some earth-shattering information.
With her past chasing her and her present holding her hostage, in a world of pleasure, what will she do? Will she end things with them or will she continue to be twisted up in this web of ecstasy?
Targeted Age Group: 18+