For those that don't know already, I wrote All Falls Down and All Cried Out in honor of Cassie Combs, an eighteen year old single mom who died at the hands of her abuser. He never went to jail,. and it changed so many lives in so many ways.
Like Cassie, Savannah Martin knows what domestic violence is like. Except, with Jared Corbit's help, her story turns out differently than my friend's did. Getting to that happily ever after isn't easy for any victim though, including Savannah.
The long-term effects of domestic violence continues to impact victims and their families mentally, emotionally, and physically long after the abuse stops. The All Falls Down duo tells that side of the story from Savannah and Jared's perspectives.
To help honor women like Cassie and Savannah and bring attention to the seriousness of domestic violence, both All Falls Down and All Cried Out are on sale during Domestic Violence Awareness Month this month, for .99c and $1.99, respectively. 25% of proceeds for the duo goes to the National Domestic Violence Hotline. An additional 25% goes to Cassie's sister.
I hope you'll give the books a shot or pass them on. And please do consider making a donation of your own to the National Domestic Violence Hotline.
ALL FALLS DOWN | ALL CRIED OUT
But things aren't as simple as they were then.
For starters, two years of constant emotional and verbal abuse has broken Savannah in ways she's not sure can be repaired. And patriarch Matthew Talbot has been murdered, leaving his eldest daughter, Lexi, in charge of a global non-profit and her younger sisters.
Jared Corbit, Lexi's gorgeous boyfriend, is the only thing standing between her and whoever murdered her father. That doesn't stop Savannah from falling in love with him. She knows it's wrong, but she just can't stay away from him when he makes he feel like no one else ever has before
Finding out his relationship with Lexi is a ruse should make things easier, but when the truth is finally revealed, Savannah's fragile world threatens to fall apart. There's a murderer on the loose, and he's gunning for the only family she has. To save their lives, she and Jared will be forced to make a decision that just might destroy her completely.
How is she supposed to let the man she loves be with another woman?
ALL CRIED OUT - With Jared Corbit and Savannah Martin's wedding day quickly approaching, everything should be golden, but their trouble has only just begun. When the media learns of the damage Stewart Paulson has inflicted on the Talbot family, Savannah and Jared get caught in the cross-hairs.
Even worse, the past has caught up with Savannah in a big way, and nothing will prepare her or Jared for the danger headed their way or the devastating decisions they'll be forced to make as a result.
Jared's determined to protect his fiancée from the people milling in the shadows, but good intentions only go so far. When Savannah learns the truth he's desperately trying to keep from her, their future together begins to unravel.
How can Savannah trust him when he's lying to her? And just how far is he willing to go to protect the woman he loves from her past?