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Book one of The Given trilogy
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DARK ANGEL Papback Book
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THE GIVEN Book One of The Given Trilogy
The world no longer tolerates vicious, repeat offenders, and deals with criminals accordingly. The survivors of these heinous crimes are sent to private establishments around the globe, known as, The Given.
The Louisiana’s Given is run by the ever charming and handsome brothers, Damon and Cam Night who are obligated by their rule to mentor, protect and offer all the wounded a safe haven, a place to heal mentally and physically, whilst coming to terms with their new life. New Given must follow strict rules and an intense regime that comes with the gift of a superior education that only The Given establishments can offer.
Lilliana becomes one of the Given, after suffering a horrific event that separates her from her family forever and she finds herself thrust into a foreign world of volatile individuals, challenging situations and unyielding rules. Her unexpected attraction to Damon Night confuses her all the more, as she tries to deal with her trauma and get a grip on her undetermined reality, amidst the broken minds of society.
Damon is puzzled by the lure the beautiful Lilliana has on him, as he continues to run the family business in a respectful manner, expected of him with his responsibilities, but finds it harder to fight his growing, forbidden attraction to her. An unexpected desire that adds to the already challenging day to day running of The Given.
Can friendship, animal therapy, education and love weave their magic around the souls in The Given, and in time, heal the abused and injured? Or does danger and tragedy strike once too often and tear their safe haven apart? To Whom Much is Given, much is expected.
Dark Angel Book Two of The Given Trilogy
Damon Night has left the Louisiana’s Given establishment to work undercover in a fallen world of despicable mayhem. Partly to help the Officials eliminate an Underworld narcotics epidemic, partly to escape his lust and overwhelming desire for Lilliana.
Existing day to day without him, Lilliana completes her studies, to then thrive in her role as a leading therapist offering support to the mentally and physically wounded the outside world has delivered to them. Between a hectic schedule, expected from the establishment, to juggling any free time with her friends, life flowed around her in a complex yet meaningful way as the years passed, longing for Damon’s return.
Five years undercover can do a lot to a man who had to fully commit himself to his role in order to convince the black mind of society that he was one of them. When Damon returns, Lilliana hardly recognises the dangerous and unpredictable man who stands before her, but when her eyes meet his, questions of who the man he has become, fade as memories of the past ignite more than just an inferno of feelings.
Can Damon overcome the abuse he subjected himself, and others to whilst undercover, and can Lilliana forgive him his crimes? Just when they are so close to coming together, evil forces weave their sticky web of destruction. Will they finally be able to overcome these dangerous hurdles, or will they once again be forced miles apart?
***** REVIEWS *****
“The extraordinary world of The Given will pull you deep into its heart, brimming with a cast of intriguing characters, this book will stay with you long after the last page is turned” -Carolyn Wren, Multi Award Winning Author
“I couldn’t put my finger on the exact genre of this book. It had a bit of everything without being confusing. And I wanted more! It pulsated with danger, romance and was addictive from the start. Brilliant for Mickey Martin’s debut Novel! Looking forward to reading more from this talented author” –Louise Manna
Dark Angel is the much anticipated sequel to The Given, that keeps the reader enthralled throughout. Ignited passion, danger, crime and suspense flow off the pages as life at The Given continues to unfold for Lilliana and her friends at their Louisiana property. Mickey Martin has created another gripping novel full of twists and plots that leaves the reader eager to see where the characters will end up n the third and final book of The Given trilogy, The Guardian” -Sally Taylor
iPad opens world of writing for former Woolsthorpe, Glenormiston student.
10 Jan 2015, 4 a.m.
THERE’S a theme running through first-time author Michelle Weitering’s work that reminds readers of last month’s Sydney siege and the Jill Meagher murder.
She based her trilogy around the polarised issue of how to deal with re-offenders.
Her stories portray a volatile romance set in the future of 2045 where there is no tolerance for repeat criminals.
The poor have their life ended with a bullet, but those with wealth or connections are sent elsewhere and offered a better way to live.
They are called The Given, which is the title of the first of her trilogy. “In today’s world re-offenders are often let free and people have strong views on this,” she said.
“I think there’s a message in my work, but nothing that should offend. Rather, my main goal is to entertain.
“It has a happy ending, because life is beautiful.”The 40-year-old, who grew up in Woolsthorpe and Glenormiston, is surprised at the enthusiastic response to her first book published by Xlibris.
She uses Mickey Martin as her author’s name, reflecting her nickname and maiden name.
English was one of her favourite subjects at Woolsthorpe Primary School and Terang College, but it didn’t come to the fore until later.
“When I turned 40 my husband and two sons bought me an iPad and in between household chores I would sit and write to 2am.
“It surprised me how the words flowed and I found how much I enjoyed it.”
In fact the words came so freely one book could not contain her thought flow — it turned into three in less than a year.
After The Given, she wrote Dark Angel and has almost completed The Guardian.
And she already has the plot for her next work. She hopes positive response to her initial work will help open doors into bigger fields.