From the highly anticipated novel: ’10 Minutes before Sleeping’
A Cold Place in Hell – An Introduction
“I wasn’t supposed to end up like this. I know my dreams seemed impossible, considering how everything started, but I thought I could overcome the hurdles, the tongue-lashing, the insults I heard that never stopped ringing in my ears all these years later. I just wanted a happy existence with my Prince Charming, my kids, in a nice, cozy house with a white, picket fence all around. I know I didn’t deserve any of that, but it doesn’t mean I never thought I could have it someday. And for a little while, I did.
“I shouldn’t be sitting here right now. He and I had amazing plans for our future. So I have to wonder, how did I end up like this? How did ‘we’ end up like this? I also seriously wonder why I’m even bothering to speak with you. Does it matter at all? I mean…how could it ever make a difference after all that’s been said and done?
“You and I both know my life is over. I was a failure the moment I was conceived by adults who cared nothing about me. A father who was ashamed of me and a mother who had better things to do with her life than raise her only child. My children might be okay in spite of it all, but how will I ever know? Are you willing to help me or is this just a ‘story’ for you to tell — straight from the horse’s mouth?”
Someone cleared their throat from somewhere within the large, scantily-filled room, but other than that, one could hear a pin drop. The woman sitting at the opposite side of the table simply looked on, unaware for the first time in her thriving career what her response to a mere question should be. But Eva was clearly different from all the others she had deemed worthy of an interview. This thirty-two year-old Cuban-Haitian was no regular detainee. This woman had a story to tell and Trina Hines, undoubtedly sophisticated and classy in almost every sense, would step on anyone or anything to ensure that she was the first one Eva would tell it to.
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