He Counts Their Tears
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Writing was always something to aspire towards, but invariably out of reach for me. Then, one day, I picked up a pencil and wrote, "Aaron had never noticed how thin his shoe laces were. I kept writing, to see what would happen. The end result was "He Counts Their Tears". I hadn't a clue about publishing but I knew that I wanted to see my book in print. So, I researched the self publishing companies and chose Dog Ear Publishing.
Oh how I wish I could say there was a formal process! (There is for the second book!) I wrote "He Counts Their Tears" on the train and in between working full time and raising my daughter. I had the book edited by Dog Ear before publication. I then revised it after its first release.
I wrote this book sequentially, without a plot plan and without thinking out the characters or the story line. It wasn't for lack of planning, nor was it lack of reverence for the writing process. I simply started writing and kept at it until the book ended. I know that sounds odd, but it is the truth. The sequel, in contrast, is well thought out. I have to say that with the exception of the arrival of my daughter this book is the most life changing event I have experienced. It eclipses law school, and even the bar exam, and everything in between. I now understand what it means to find that tiny corner of the Universe that is one's own, for I have found it with this book.
Oh, one more point: There is one scene I wish could have been better. It is the scene where Luisa is tricked by Aaron into kissing him and he tastes blood on her mouth. It is a crucial scene and I struggled with it. I have no sense of taste (from a childhood illness). So, I had to look up "taste of blood" on google. I still wish I could have describe the scene more fully but even so I think it proves that to write much we must experience much.
In closing, I must pause and say "Thank you", I do hope you will read my book. I fully accept your review, and your impressions of my book. You will notice it contains repetition. This was intended to simulate the hypnotic trance as used by the main character, Aaron. Your opinion on this, and the rest of the book, will be gratefully anticipated by me.
Mary Ann D'Alto
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Science calls him a Psychopath. Women call him, “the one I will never forget”.
Aaron Stein is the quintessential gentleman. But his charm is pure Illusion. Behind the benevolent façade is a monster; a destroyer of souls who lusts after power and control.
Aaron plays his ruse again and again with unsuspecting women who genuinely believe they have met their soulmate. Emotionally skinned alive after his abrupt departure, they continue to miss him, in spite of everything.
But suddenly his secret life is threatened by a series of events he never anticipated. Will his devoted cousin, Constance, succeed in protecting him? Are they merely cousins or, perhaps, something more? Did Aaron learn his evil ways from her, or is he the incarnation of Evil? In the end, these answers will make no difference in the lives of the women who, each in turn, are charmed into becoming his victims.
Science calls him a Psychopath. Women call him, “the one I will never forget”. Aaron Stein, quintessential gentleman, has a secret; he likes to play a game with women’s minds. Life is going well for Aaron. But suddenly his secret life is threatened. Will he be found out?