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Life After Hell: Surviving Sexual Abuse

Life After Hell: Surviving Sexual Abuse

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by Gladys Quintal
     
 

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After being separated from my mother twice in my 10 short years of life, I was more than a little excited at the prospect of being reunited with her again. Unfortunately, my elation was to be short-lived when the visits to my bedroom started. Threatening to send me away again or turn the loaded gun he kept in my wardrobe on us all, he kept my silence.

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After being separated from my mother twice in my 10 short years of life, I was more than a little excited at the prospect of being reunited with her again. Unfortunately, my elation was to be short-lived when the visits to my bedroom started. Threatening to send me away again or turn the loaded gun he kept in my wardrobe on us all, he kept my silence.

It was to be another six years until I escaped the abuse of my mother’s husband and another 30 years before I was able to bring him to justice. Ironically, the one person that should have protected me and helped me fight to stop him, my mother, is still with him to this day.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940045290333
Publisher:
Gladys Quintal
Publication date:
09/26/2013
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
242,608
File size:
202 KB
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

A survivor of sexual abuse, I have recently published the true account of my childhood, titled: Life After Hell: Surviving Sexual Abuse. I have tried to convey what happened to me as well as my journey to finally getting justice. A lot of my own experiences have gone into my fictional works, especially my first book The Man of My Dreams. I created a vigilante vampire that rescues women and children from rapists and child molesters...... I've loved Vampires and the paranormal ever since I can remember and always envisaged myself writing a book or two on the subject! I have written 5 books in The Dream Series so far: The Man of my Dreams, Be Careful What You Wish For and The Chosen One, Succubus: An Erotic Companion and A Match Made in Hell. All Paranormal Romance novels with Vampires(of course) as well as a bit of blood and gore thrown in and the 4th one is slightly on the erotic side! These characters are very close to my heart and I hope you will come to love them as much as I have. I recently finished a Contemporary Romance novella triology (Someone To Love Me series) and a New Adult novel, Entwined. I also published a short story (Why Won't Someone Help Me?) about my health issues and the trouble with getting diagnosed or treated for invisible illnesses.

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Life After Hell: Surviving Sexual Abuse 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I cannot put into words the emotions I feel after reading this. I am a mother of three and I can't imagine letting anything close to this happen to my children. They are my world and I would do anything to keep them safe. Reading this just broke my heart. It made me want to take young Gladys and run away with her so she would never have to experience it. I applaud Gladys for writing this book. It couldn't have been easy to recount the horrible things that happened in her life. I'm so sorry she had to experience this. But I have every confidence she grew into a wonderful woman with wonderful children and she would never in a million years let her children go through this. It seems no matter what country we live in the systems fail us. It's so sad to know. Thank you for sharing this experience Gladys. Hopefully people will read this and it will open their eyes.
MargieS1 More than 1 year ago
Given To Me For An Honest Review Life After Hell: Surviving Sexual Abuse by Gladys Quintal is a book that you need to make sure you have some tissue with you.  This book  grabs you from the beginning, holds you down on your seat and before you know it the pages are turning and turning and turning all the while  with your mouth hanging open not believing what you have been reading.  This book is a must read.  It is the true story of Gladys Quintal and the hell she lived and went through while she was growing up.  Her mother neglected both her and her brother.  Then there was a  stepfather ... maybe things were going to change for them.  Not!  This is when it all began .. the physical, mental and sexual abuse.  It  began when Gladys was 10 years old and finally ended when she was finally able to escape from that pervert.  Her mother had always  blamed her for what was going on.  She always said that Gladys was the one who was flirting and wanting to have the affair with the  stepfather.  It was Gladys' fault not his.  This book is one that will make you stop and remember when you were a child and things you might have lived through.  It is written as though a child is writing it.  I like that because it makes it sound like it's happening now.  You are  drawn in while reading the story  and your tissues will be used.  I gave this book 5 stars but it truly deserves many, many more.  I highly  recommend this book to everyone.  I commend Gladys Quintal for sharing her life with us and I praise her for her strength in being a survivor  not a victim.  I look for more from Gladys Quintal.