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Tuesday, November 13, 2018

an epic battle between good and evil - Presenting the Marriage of Kelli Anne & Gerri Denemer by PD Alleva

The Denemer's had it all: Fame, fortune, family, and the American Dream. But tough times have landed on their doorstep— Gerri's acting career is mired in controversy, financial decline is strangling the family bond, and his marriage to Kelli Anne is on the rocks. He'd rather die than face another catastrophe, something the Devil is more than eager to assist. 

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Published: November 11th, 2018

The Denemer's had it all: Fame, fortune, family, and the American Dream. But tough times have landed on their doorstep— Gerri's acting career is mired in controversy, financial decline is strangling the family bond, and his marriage to Kelli Anne is on the rocks. He'd rather die than face another catastrophe, something the Devil is more than eager to assist.

On the night Gerri attempts to end his suffering, his plan is thwarted by a voice in his smart TV, pulling him into a dimension where past, present, and future collide, and the fate of the human race hangs in the balance. But Gerri is not alone. The Devil's minions are nipping at his heels and Kelli is right behind them, determined to save her family and put right what has gone wrong. Will they be successful? Is the bond between husband and wife strong enough to defeat evil? Will they prevent World War III or will evil's plan triumph? Presenting the Marriage of Kelli Anne and Gerri Denemer: A Horror Story, is a tour de force thriller of dark fiction, romance, and horror in an epic battle between good and evil. 

GUEST POST

Love has been a central artistic theme throughout time. Every great song centers on the concepts of love and literature certainly focuses on this primary emotion. From Dracula to The Hunchback of Notre Dame and beyond, love and relationships are what drive most great art. Would marriage exist without love? Probably not, for what would be the point and what would keep the marriage together when the chips are down and one partner trifles through darkness and adversity? Without love there would be no reason to continue to endure. 

Personally I believe the divorce rate in today’s world is insane. Society has come to the point where people enter marriage with the notion that if it doesn’t go the way they expect they can always divorce. Starting a marriage with this thought tucked in the back of the mind is like dooming the relationship before it’s even begun. Not to say that marriage isn’t tough but so is life. We choose to enter marriage and we choose to love our spouse unconditionally and we choose to go through the darkness with them, the pain and suffering, the trials and tribulations, even though we absolutely don’t have to, it’s a choice. 

Falling in love is always the easy part, everyone loves a romance, but marriage is about enduring love. When we have children, we love them unconditionally because they are ours, our blood and a piece of ourselves, but marriage doesn’t come with this unconditional love. Loving someone not blood related, not born from your DNA but a stranger who becomes a best friend, a best friend who becomes a lover and a lover who life would be meaningless without, now that is true love. 

One thing about marriage is communication. When we don’t communicate we build up a wall, locking out our partner. Any strong marriage consists of open communication. In the story, Presenting the Marriage, Kelli and Gerri have ceased communicating. Gerri is trifled in depression and alcohol, and Kelli feels lost in the relationship. People are not mind readers (although I sometimes have to question this notion when my wife knows what I’m thinking before she walks through the door), and when situations are left to interpretation, misunderstandings occur. This misunderstanding concept is central to the story. Gerri has endured financial hardship, his failing career and swallowing his pride, but what he can’t or refuses to endure is the possibility of losing Kelli. When we don’t communicate everything is left to interpretation, and misinterpretation can lead to our worst fears coming true, as Gerri discovers throughout the novel. 

There’s so many stories revolving around falling in love, but I wanted to write a story about enduring love in the face of severe adversity. Marriage is like a fight for love through the many twist and turns life throws at us. Love is the connection of all things good in the world and the strongest emotion that can deliver us from the darkness into the light. My goal when writing the story was to pay homage to this enduring nature of love and marriage. Some things we have to fight alone, but having someone in your corner helping to guide us in the right direction, to stay on the path of salvation, and fighting through the pain is a gift and a privilege that should be held sacred. There are no perfect people in the world but there are perfect people for each other.
About the author:
P.D. Alleva is an author, psychotherapist and hypnotherapist specializing in trauma, addiction and mental health. He is the author of several books, including fiction novels, Indifference and A Billion Tiny Moments In Time…, Seriously Twisted; These Gods of Darkness (Poetry), Let Your Soul Evolve (1st and 2nd ed), and Spiritual Growth Therapy: Philosophy, Practices and Mindfulness Workbook (non-fiction). He has developed behavioral protocols for addiction and mental health and teaches mindfulness, Buddhist meditations and manifestation techniques to his patients as a means and alternative to using pharmaceuticals. Go to spiritualgrowththerapy.com to learn more. Mr. Alleva offers a special discount on his video tutorials for his readers, so please use Promo Code 7474 for a special 90% discount. He is currently in private practice with his wife, Lisa. He lives with his wife and children in Boca Raton, Florida. 

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32 comments:

Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thank you for hosting today!

Gwendolyn Jordan said...

Sounds great

lildevilgirl22 said...

what a cool cover

lildevilgirl22 said...

what a cool cover

PD Alleva said...

Thank you for hosting and thank you for the kind comments. Hope all is well with everyone. Feel free to ask any questions and leave any comments, I'll be checking in throughout the day. Of course, don't forget to sign up for the Giveaway. Enjoy your day everyone.

Rita Wray said...

Sounds like a good book.

PD Alleva said...

Thank you Rita.

Betul E. said...

I love the cover, and this book sounds really intriguing.

Debra Branigan said...

Thanks for hosting the book. The premise is intriguing and the cover is great. Good luck with your novel.

PD Alleva said...

Thank you Betul and Debra for the support. The book is an incredible love story. Enjoy it.

Wendy Hutton said...

thanks the book sounds great

Cali W. said...

Thanks for the giveaway; I like the excerpt. :)

PD Alleva said...

Thank you Wendy and Cali. Good luck on the giveaway

Joseph Wallace said...

How did you come up for the idea of the cover of the book. Congrats on the release. Bernie Wallace BWallace1980(at)hotmail(d0t)com

PD Alleva said...

The scene on the cover is an important part of the story. Gerri enters an alternate dimension in the woods in his backyard where his past fears wait for him. I thought it was important to put this scene on display. Plus, I think it looks really cool. Thank you for asking, Bernie.

Victoria Alexander said...

Sounds like my kind of book, thanks for sharing :)

ALL ABOUT OLD CARS said...

Sounds really great.

PD Alleva said...

Thank you, Thank you

Calvin F. said...

Looks relevant, also very deep! Nicely written.
What inspired you to write it?

PD Alleva said...

Very deep it is. Inspiration was a mix of personal trials and tribulations, seeing life through spiritual and philosophical eyes and wanting to send an inspirational message into the world.

Bea LaRocca said...

I love the cover and synopsis! This sounds like an excellent read. Thank you so much for the guest post and giveaway!

PD Alleva said...

Thank you Bea. Enjoy the book and good luck on the giveaway

Joseph Wallace said...

Who is your favorite character in your book? Congrats on the release. Bernie Wallace BWallace1980(at)hotmail(d0t)com

PD Alleva said...

The Chaperone, Gerri's guide through the woods and his past. He's harsh yet caring, aggressive but gentle. Ty for the support Joseph

Debra Branigan said...

The guest post has some sound ideas about issues with marriage. Thank you for sharing.

PD Alleva said...

Thank you Debra. Happy you enjoyed the post.

Dan Denman said...

I really like the book description. I think that I will like this story and the characters. It sounds unique and mysterious.

PD Alleva said...

Awesome, thank you Dan. If you'd like, connect with me on Facebook. I'd love to hear your thoughts on the book. Happy Reading!

Debbie P said...

This book sounds like an awesome read. Cool cover.

PD Alleva said...

Thank you for the kind words Debbie. Enjoy the book. Connect with me on Facebook if you'd like. I'm always interested in hearing reader feedback. Have an awesome day!

Nancy P said...

Intriguing cover

PD Alleva said...

Thank you Nancy.