Book Promo & Giveaway: Manipulated Lives by H.A Leuschel

Welcome to another book promo on Lipsyy Lost & Found where I’m always thrilled to support indie authors & publishers. This time the promo is for a collection of five stories exploring the theme of psychological manipulation from five different perspectives.

Manipulated Lives ~ H.A Leuschel

image001Publication date:  8th June 2016 by H.A Leuschel
Genres: Literary & General Fiction, Novellas, Suspense

Five stories – Five Lives. 

Have you ever felt confused or at a loss for words in front of a spouse, colleague or parent, to the extent that you have felt inadequate or, worse, a failure? Do you ever wonder why someone close to you seems to endure humiliation without resistance?


Manipulators are everywhere. At first these devious and calculating people can be hard to spot, because that is their way. They are often masters of disguise: witty, disarming, even charming in public – tricks to snare their prey – but then they revert to their true self of being controlling and angry in private. Their main aim: to dominate and use others to satisfy their needs, with a complete lack of compassion and empathy for their victim. 


In this collection of short novellas, you meet people like you and me, intent on living happy lives, yet each of them, in one way or another, is caught up and damaged by a manipulative individual.

First you meet Tess, whose past is haunted by a wrong decision, then young, successful and well balanced Sophie, who is drawn into the life of a little boy and his troubled father. Next, there is teenage Holly, who is intent on making a better life for herself, followed by a manipulator himself, trying to make sense of his irreversible incarceration. Lastly, there is Lisa, who has to face a parent’s biggest regret.

All stories highlight to what extent abusive manipulation can distort lives and threaten our very feeling of self-worth.

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*GIVEAWAY*

The author, Helene is giving away copies of one of the stories from the collection entitled Tess and Tattoos. Simply head to her website, enter your email and tadaaaa!

Meet the Author

H.A. Leuschel

Helene grew up in Belgium where she gained a Licentiate in Journalism & Communication, which led to a career in radio and television in Brussels, London and Edinburgh. 

She now lives with her husband and two children in Portugal and recently acquired a Master of Philosophy with the OU, deepening her passion for the study of the mind. When she is not writing, Helene works as a freelance journalist and teaches Yoga.

 

If you’d like me to promote your book, please get in touch via the email on my contacts page 🙂 Thanks to Helene for getting in touch!

Book Promo: The Water Travelers by Daniel Waltz

Welcome to another book promo on Lipsyy Lost & Found, where I’m always thrilled to support independent authors and publishers.

The Water Travelers is an epic 7 part YA/Fantasy/Romance series by Daniel Waltz. Book one, Heir of the Unknown was released in 2014 and book two, The Curse of Senapin was released in April.

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The Water Travelers: Heir of the Unknown

Author: Daniel Waltz
Editions: Paperback/Kindle/e-Book
Publication Details: July 14th 2014 by Createspace
Genre(s): Fantasy; Romance; YA

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Adventure finds those who are brave enough to take the first step.

Aaron never wanted to pursue kingship, but his care for the lives of his people forced him toward it. When his father, The King of Upitar, sends him on a quest to find a girl who was prophesied long ago to destroy their world, Aaron finds himself fighting the option of running away forever or fulfilling his destiny as the Heir of Upitar.

By water traveling, a gift his people have that allows them to go back and forth between their world and Earth through water, Aaron starts this adventure with thousands of thoughts and questions racing around his head.

While on his journey, he inadvertently meets the very girl he’s sent to kill, Madalyne Harper. Without knowing it’s her, an unlikely romance between the sarcastic and daring Madalyne Harper begins to flourish with the rebellious and curious, Prince Aaron Archien. As they grow closer, Aaron begins to learn of secrets within the Harper family regarding water travelers. Wanting to learn more, and wanting an excuse to hang out with Madi, Aaron continues to delay his original mission. As family problems and outside forces press down on them, Aaron and Madi soon find themselves running away together.

Everything between them is great until Aaron learns the girl he has connected so well with is the same girl he’s going to have to kill…

The Water Travelers: The Curse of the Senapin

Sometimes destiny has an unconventional way of bringing people together.

For the past six months, Aaron and Madi have been waiting to receive word from Yerowslii. But, when the King of Upitar is taken captive by Senapin forces, Aaron and Madi must flee their hiding place to rescue him. Although skeptical of it, they are accompanied by a disloyal ally, Ugine.

While on this new world, they are ambushed and taken prisoner by different groups who have been waiting for their arrival. In the midst the chaos, loyalties are tested, truths are challenged, and friends become enemies. Everything hinges on the hope that evil cannot exist without good. All is in question when secrets are revealed, but regardless of affiliation, whether one’s for him or against him, this remains true:

Herrathos is moving.

Publication Details: April 15th 2015 by Createspace

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Meet the Author

danielwaltz
Dan is a twenty-year-old writer who has always loved telling a story. He started The Water Travelers series his senior year of high school and hopes for it to be with him forever. Along with writing, he loves traveling the world, biking, hanging out with friends and trying new foods. Dan is an avid adventurer who frequently gets lost for fun. To find out more about him check out his social media outlets below.

Links

Twitter: @daniel_waltz
Blog
The Water Travelers Facebook Page

The Word on the Goodreads Street

A very interesting and unique concept for a story. It took an adventure plot line to another level!”

– Casey

“A great fantasy read” – Heather Lawson

“I really enjoyed this book. I loved the whole water traveling aspect!! I really enjoyed envisioning my own version of Upitar!” – Danielle

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