Now Available, Pucked, a novel that takes you back to your first love in high school, while gaining an education of what it's like for people who suffer from Parental Alienation. During the first week of release, February 10-17, all sales will be donated to paawarness.org, so please be sure to spread the word around and help out!
Does life get in the way of love or does love get in the way of life?Riley Silk, captain of the Warrior’s Ice Hockey team at Dalesburg High, doesn’t think life can be lived if love is present. If there’s two things in life he knows to be true, it’s that love causes pain and hockey is his ticket to a better life. He’s worked hard to maintain his Frozen Silk reputation in order to stay focused on his duties and goals.Audrey Jacobs, the Warrior’s number one fan, believes life can’t be lived without love. She can find love and beauty in the muddiest of situations. Her best friend, Riley, is under a lot of stress at home, so she does her best to brighten his mood whenever she can.When lines cross and blur, they struggle to keep control of the simplicity their friendship once held. With Audrey’s outlook on life usually surrounded by light, the growing darkness of her doubts and insecurities threaten to deflect her toward the wrong path.Can she find her true self before her world burns around her? When truths become lies, can Riley find the strength to fight his way through his own personal darkness that clings to his mind and soul? Can he win this face-off that life has dropped in his zone, or will fate take him out of the game completely?Who keeps the puck?
**Warning- Several abuse topics are discussed in this story, which includes parental alienation, physical abuse, alcohol abuse, and mild drug abuse.**
One of the things I love about blogging is the opportunity to form relationships with authors. I've been blessed by getting to know Rachel Walter, we published our first books together, chat every single day, and tease each other with the things we write. When she presented this idea of a story, I was immediately hooked. I couldn't wait for her to finish the story and bugged her often. Riley's character stuck with me, but so did Audrey. They both had their own problems but found relief in each other, but one event changed everything.
The last time I consumed a book like this was when I read Tiffany King's Wishing for Someday Soon. It's hard to take on real life issues and write them in a way that shows the beauty in tragedy. Rachel managed to do that perfectly. She's shinning a light on something that is extremely common but rarely talked about. I can fangirl over this book endlessly, but instead I rather challenge you to read it and then come back and discuss it with me. It's a life altering book that everyone needs to read.
Rachel Walter has scored with her new book Pucked. See what I did there? Ya I know. But seriously you must read this book! Not only are the character captivating, but the message to help teens in the same situation is so powerful! Riley's story will pull you in and his friendship with Audrey is one that you feel deep within. I won't go much into the story because I feel it's one you should experience for yourself. The dynamic of all the characters blends well in a story that steals you for hours and leaves you going, "Wow, what a book"! Now that I have digested it for sometime I can see this as a show on TV. Teaching people what parental alienation is. So definitely go on the ride and experience Pucked for the amazing book it is.
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About Rachel Walter
Rachel is a wife and mother from Central Pennsylvania. Her favorite season is fall, for hockey, changing leaves, pumpkin everything, and bonfires often. She’s also a coffeenista with an insomnia problem. When Rachel isn’t playing with the people inside her head, making her family believe she belongs in the loony bin, she enjoys spending time with her family, friends, species confused cat (he believes he’s part dog, love him), and finding new books and music.
Regarding writing, her first love is Young Adult Paranormal, but she’s venturing outside of her comfort zone and opening up to writing more genres. Be on the look out!
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