Tuesday, July 16, 2013

#TheVixen Welcomes Author Amber Lea Easton as She Reveals the Cover of Her Memoir #FreeFall

Welcome once again to Sassy Vixen Publishing. I'm Tammy Dennings Maggy aka "The Vixen" and the Mistress of Ceremonies for today's cover reveal. I'm honored to be able to celebrate with my friend and fellow author Amber Lea Easton. Her memoir Free Fall was a difficult book for her to write. You see, Amber lost her husband and father of her children to suicide years before I met her.  After she told me just a bit of her struggle, I was beyond amazed at how she's made it through. Her strength, poise and sheer determination to be both mother and father to her two children and continue her career as a writer have inspired me to keep going forward toward my own dreams.  Here is the beautiful cover of her book. It should be available the beginning of August.

As I've said on my sister blogs (as my alter egos!) my worst fear is my husband being taken from me. When you say those words "always and forever" during your wedding vows, you mean it. When your soul mate is ripped away from you and your life together...well, I just don't want to think about it.  Amber didn't have that luxury. She lived it with her kids, sometimes one hour at a time.  Here's the blurb from her book to explain a bit more.

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 word "widow" without cringing, surviving the fall out from friends and family who simply didn't understand our journey, triumphing over the stigma of "suicide", forgiving my husband, and finding peace amidst chaos.

This memoir is for other widows, widowers, survivors of suicide, children, or loved ones who need 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." 

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

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