Authors Showcase: Whether I’ll Live or Die by Stacy Eaton
February 22, 2015
The Book: Whether I’ll Live or Die
The Author: Stacy Eaton
The Story: Officer Nicole Nolan holds the gun steady in her hands, knowing that life will be forever altered once she pulls the trigger. Her position as a small town police officer is to protect those who cannot protect themselves. It is her job, her career and her life.
Amanda stands where protection does not exist. With several failed relationships behind her, Amanda turns a blind eye to the possessiveness Josh displays in order to sooth her desperate need to be loved. As the mental abuse turns violent, Amanda must deal with the denial and embarrassment of being a victim once again. With her emotional and physical health siting on the edge, she must fight to regain control of her life.
A gripping story with one final destination, but will it be life or death?
*** A Portion of the proceeds will be donated to Domestic Violence Centers ***
About Stacy Eaton:
Stacy is a full-time Police Officer who enjoys crime scene investigation above all else. She is a mother of two and her husband is also in law enforcement. She is very much into photography and carries her Nikon Digital SLR with her almost everywhere, just in case. She also has two Shiloh Shepherd dogs and loves to play catch with them. Stacy uses her experience at work to make the stories more believable. Weaving bits of crime solving knowledge into her stories of fiction to make them more lifelike.
Her first book, My Blood Runs Blue was the start of her writing career. It brings the world of law enforcement into the paranormal world of vampires. It is a suspenseful adult series that will keep you guessing from chapter to chapter. Book one, My Blood Runs Blue, was published April 2011 and is currently available in paperback, hardcover and e-book editions. Book two of the series, entitled Blue Blood For Life was released September 2011 and like book 1 made International Best Selling lists on Amazon very quickly. Whether I’ll Live or Die was her third book,a fictional story about a young woman named Amanda who deals with the pain and emotional issues of Domestic Violence.
You will read about how Amanda deals with the things life hands her while you follow Nicole Nolan as she grows at her new job as a police officer. This book is very emotional and intense as it deals with the all to real problems that face people in violent relationships.
There are several other books in the works for Stacy Eaton, but with her busy life you’ll need to keep checking back to find out what else is new! You can always keep up to day on what is going on in her life on her website: www.stacyeaton.com
Review by G. E. Johnson:
Whether I’ll Live or Die is a riveting read that evokes several emotional responses as you read. The book details the lives of “Amanda” and “Nicole”, two women who appear to be very different from the beginning of the book, but who become inextricably tied together by the end in a surprising and poignant twist.
From beginning to end, both of their stories are raw and real, one trying to cope with an ongoing cycle of domestic abuse, the other dealing with life as a police officer inevitably drawn into violent crime. If you have an aversion to graphic violence or abuse, this is not the book for you. You will find traces of fairy tale love and romance, but it serves more as intermittent relief from an ongoing theme of brutality throughout the entire novel rather than hold a place as a prominent theme of its own. I repeat – this novel is raw and REAL, not for the squeamish.
Don’t get me wrong. The violence is not gratuitous in any way. It is the essence of the experiences of these two women – experiences that will make you angry, sad, afraid, and even resolute in your pursuit of the final pages in order to see how it all ends. I will not give away spoilers, but I can say that there will be vindication by the end of the story. However, how you arrive at the ultimate resolution is a brilliantly crafted journey that engages the reader both emotionally and psychologically.
The author teaches us that ultimately, destiny is in our own hands and we decide whether our spirits will live or die in this lifetime.