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Tuesday, June 2, 2015

she will always be... Tragically Broken by N.J. Danner

Beautiful, compassionate Dr. Alex Kohen had the perfect life – until, in an instant, it was tragically ripped from her. Plagued by her demons, Alex moves to a new city and devotes herself to her work and her patients. But her secrets continue to haunt her, 


Tragedy destroyed Alex Kohen’s life, until fate offered her a chance to escape her nightmares and possibly find love…

Beautiful, compassionate Dr. Alex Kohen had the perfect life – until, in an instant, it was tragically ripped from her. Plagued by her demons, Alex moves to a new city and devotes herself to her work and her patients. But her secrets continue to haunt her, making her afraid to build a future outside of her career. Convinced that her heart is irreparably broken, Alex has closed herself off to the possibility of love.

That is, until she meets sexy, confident Kellen Rhion ­– a wealthy CEO with a reputation as the ultimate playboy. Kellen, plagued by personal tragedies of his own, knows from the moment they meet that Alex is the woman he wants. And with patient determination, he slowly begins to break down her long-fortified defenses.

Although they meet under tragic circumstances, out of that catastrophe is born a connection that neither can deny. And despite the challenges of their demanding and busy careers, Alex and Kellen find the time to nurture their growing relationship. They struggle through obstacle after obstacle, including Kellen’s celebrity lifestyle and Alex’s emotional baggage.

But after Kellen’s supposed betrayal and brush with death, can Alex really trust him with her heart? And can Kellen accept that she will always, in a way, be broken?


The question I’m asked most is how do you find the time to read and write?

Frankly- I have no clue. I guess when you have a passion for something you just make time. I wasn’t able to make time when I was in college or medical school for pleasure reading let alone writing. Once my family was started and my kids where old enough to do a few things on their own and I didn’t have to wait on them, I was able to start reading again and then start writing. 

Most people who know me don’t know I write but they all know I read. I read while I am blow drying my hair. I read for the 2 minutes my electric toothbrush is cleaning my pearly whites. I read while my wonderful husband drives us to- well- anywhere. I read while my husband watches any sport on TV (he will watch ANY sport on TV). It’s really a great way to avoid the “what’s on TV” watching fight. Reading is my addiction. Once I start a good book I just can’t put it down. I’ll read every chance I get. I often say that I need a support group for my reading addiction but it would be pointless because we would just talk about the books we love. 

Once I get pulled in writing a story it’s the same way. I lose myself in the story and I write at any available moment. The story just evolves in my head and I can’t shut it down. In fact I have multiple scraps of paper all over with notes on them from dreams I’ve had, thoughts in the car or random times crazy things pop in my head. I then put them all together into a, hopefully, coherent story. 

The hardest thing about writing a story is writing the conversation and not making it sound stupid. Dialog without tone of voice, facial expression or hand gestures is very difficult. Writing down someone’s thoughts or internal dialog is the easy part but the conversation is the hard part. People don’t talk in complete sentences or proper grammar which is challenging to write. An author is never going to win over every reader but we certainly hope to entertain enough readers to make it all worth while. Regardless, it’s worthwhile for the personal gratification. 

Either way writing is a personal thing and you just hope that other people understand it, read it and love it as much as you do. 

Thank you to all of you who have read and loved Tragically Broken as much as I do. 

About the author:
If you have already read my book, then you have already seen into part of my soul. Each of my characters is a part of me. They each have some aspect of my personality, or represent who I wish I could be or would hate to be.

I have always been an avid reader, even as a child, and I’ve always loved to get lost in a good book. Reading a book would take over my life, and at times it still does. It is my addiction. Once I start a book, I cannot put it down until I know the end of the story … which may be a few books later. Same thing with writing – once the story pops into my head, I obsess about it until I have it down on paper. I have notes on scenes all over. Some have already been developed into a book, and some are waiting for the rest of the storyline to be written in order to find their journey and see where it ends.

For a decade, or more, I had to put all that creativity on hold while I dedicated my life to my professional career and creating my family. I have been blessed with a wonderful husband and two angelic children. Supporting and nurturing them is now my number one priority.

Once my life reached a stable point, I was finally able to find time to rekindle my love of books. Twilight took me by storm, which then catapulted me toFifty Shades of Grey. “It all started with a vampire who was replaced by a man with a whip.” Reading tales written by my favorite authors reignited my own creativity, my mind wandered into stories of my own, and now, amazingly, I am an author.

When my time is not consumed watching my daughter dance or my son play hockey, spending time with my husband, or working, I am lost in either reading a good book or writing. Disney World is my respite and I love all things Mickey. My family and friends are incredible people and support me in all that I do. I have learned that life is too short, and we have to take time to enjoy its simple pleasures.

1 comment:

NJ Danner said...

Hi Mythical Books fans! Thanks to Mythical Books for hosting me and Tragically Broken on your blog. This is just the beginning of my tour and it should be fun for the next 6 weeks, there will be some giveaways so follow along. I love to hear from readers so please feel free to contact me at anytime and chat.
Thanks for all of your support!