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Monday, May 21, 2012

Book Contest Giveaway: Believe Like A Child by Paige Dearth

In association with author Paige Dearth, Jersey Girl Book Reviews is pleased to host a Book Contest Giveaway for her novel, Believe Like A Child!

Book Contest Giveaway
May 21-31, 2012

Believe Like A Child by Paige Dearth

Two (2) Lucky winners will win a copy (Kindle or Paperback) of Believe Like A Child by Paige Dearth!

Book Description: Believe Like A Child

Alessa is just seven years old when her uncle rapes her for the first time. As the years pass, his sexual appetite becomes more voracious and his perversion more twisted, until the abuse has become almost a daily ritual, with the unspoken involvement of the girl's mother.

At the age of sixteen, after the death of her only friend, Alessa finds herself at the mercy of her real-life monster, with no relief in sight. She flees her home to escape this hell, only to find herself descending into a more dangerous one. Alone and helpless in the streets of North Philadelphia, she encounters more human predators who want to take over her life and devour her. About to hit rock bottom, Alessa manages to break away from her new tormentors and finds refuge in a shelter for homeless and abused women.

Wherever she goes, however, trouble keeps seeking her out, until she meets three people who change the course of her life forever. Though Alessa's bittersweet journey is perpetually fraught with challenges, she does, nevertheless, manage to find fleeting moments of joy along the way. But as she begins to settle down, a ghost from the past comes to haunt her again, threatening to destroy the very foundation of her small world and plunging her back into an abyss of despair, until she makes her final bid for escape.

Believe Like A Child:

About The Author:

Born and raised in Plymouth Meeting, a small town west of Philadelphia, PA, Paige Dearth was a victim of child rape and spent her early years yearning for a better life. To escape the unwanted attentions of her molester, a pedophile uncle who lived with the family, she married at the age of nineteen and moved with her new husband to Chula Vista, California. After two years of marriage during which she struggled to make ends meet, she became pregnant, only to discover that her husband was a heroin addict. Paige waited for the birth of her daughter and when the baby was just eight months old, moved back to Pennsylvania. With no formal education or money to fall back on, she courageously set out to pick up the pieces of her shattered life and make it whole once more.

Living through the fear and isolation of her youth, Paige developed the ability to create stories that would help her cope and finally put them to use by embarking on a series of novels. Believe Like A Child, the author's debut offering, is the darkest version of who she could have become, had fate not intervened in the nick of time. It presents a fine balance between what lives on in her imagination and the evil that lurks in the real world.

Book Contest Giveaway Rules:

1) Two (2) copies (Kindle or Paperback) of Believe Like A Child by Paige Dearth are the prizes of this contest giveaway.

2) Post a comment on the bottom of this blog post, please include your name and a valid email address.

3) The book contest giveaway will run from May 21-31, 2012. The contest is open to US and UK residents. The two (2) winners will be selected at random using number generator. The winners will be announced at 11pm EST on May 31, 2012. The winners will select their choice of either a Kindle ebook copy or Paperback copy of Believe Like A Child. The winners will be contacted via email by author Paige Dearth.

Jersey Girl Book Reviews would like to thank author Paige Dearth for the opportunity to host this book contest giveaway!


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