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Manipulated Lives by H.A. Leuschel

Genre: Psychological thriller, Literary fiction, women’s fiction

Blitz Dates: 2nd to 4th April 2018

Publication Date:  8th June 2016

Formats available: Mobi, Epub, PDF (Internationally) and very limited UK/US Paperbacks

Standalone book

Estimated Page Count: 273

Types of post available: Review, Q&A or Extract

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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.

About H.A. Leuschel

Helene Andrea Leuschel 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.

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3 Day Blog Blitz Schedule

Maximum 10 stops per day.  Confirmed blogs will appear here. 

2nd April

  1. Six Tinder Weeks - Review

  2. LadyJ's Bookish Nook - Review

  3. Boston Book Reader - Review

  4. Bound 2 Escape - Extract

  5. Bookliterati - Review

  6. Lost In A Book Review - Review

  7. Chat About Books - Review

  8. Beyond The Veil

  9. Being Anne- Extract

  10. Jen Med’s Book Reviews - Extract

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