A gaming addiction is the latest addiction to be listed with the American Psychological Association. It joins sex, food, alcohol, cigarettes, shopping, gambling, and drug use as a lifestyle choice which people can't seem to stop once they get started. We know some families have a pre-determination for it, while others develop an addiction based on other criteria.
Liz Ashlee's latest pre-order tells the tale of a recovering alcoholic who is working his way through the twelve step program when he finds the one woman he most needs. But will she become just another step in his recovery or his whole reason for living?
Step One: We admitted we were powerless over alcohol-that our lives had become unmanageable.
There are twelve steps in Alcoholics Anonymous and Silas Manning knows all of them by heart. He's been living them since a drunk driving accident resulted in the destruction of three lives. When he meets Rooney Oliver, he quickly realizes you can be addicted to things other than alcohol—you can be addicted to people, too.
Rooney's mother is dying and Rooney feels like she's dying with her. It’s not until Silas comes into their lives that any of them start feeling hope—but Silas isn’t ready to let go of the past or open himself up to a future.
Sometimes the only person who you want to lose is yourself.
About the Author:
Liz Ashlee is a romance novelist who recently graduated from Northern Kentucky University her B.A. in English and B.S. in Library Informatics. She has been published in Loch Norse Magazine and The Pentangle, and has won the Miller Award for Outstanding Fiction Writing. She currently lives in Independence, Kentucky, with her family and dog-daughter, Hero.
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