A Woman Gone Mad

A Woman Gone Mad

by Kimber S. Dawn

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A Woman Gone Mad by Kimber S. Dawn

Forget everything you know about fairytales. There comes a point in a woman's life when she realizes not everyone gets a happy ending.

And no one knows this better than Lillian Shaw.

The safety of a small southern upbringing and a happy normal family couldn't keep life from chipping away at her.

And nothing leaves its mark like the bite of a broken heart.

Blow after blow, Lillian tries to stay optimistic, but when faced with a choice that could destroy her future, she gives in to the temptation.

When your first true love comes crashing into your happily ever after, you're supposed to walk away. Not fall back in love.

But saying no to Leo was something Lillian could never do...

Once lines are crossed is there any going back?

Or is the risk that Lillian Shaw takes going to leave her broken again...

And this time be enough to make her A Woman Gone Mad?

***Warning: This is not a shy and tender fairytale love story. It's a raw, tragic, and gritty story inspired by true events. This book is not for the faint of heart, it contains graphic language, sex, violence, and drug use. MATURE Audiences Only. Not intended for young adult readers.***

Product Details

BN ID: 2940148965336
Publisher: Kimber S. Dawn
Publication date: 12/26/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 344
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Hey I'm Kimber, Ahh... let's see, what can I tell you about my self... Well, first of all I'm a straight up whore for many, many things. I'm a wine whore, some would say I'm a functional alcoholic, and I'm totally cool with that title. Now the day my cheese completely falls off my cracker and I lose the functional in that title, well yeah never mind. Even then I'll deny that shit. I'm a whore for Victoria's Secret, no seriously, like my VS Angel's Credit Card stays maxed out, hey, they got cool shit. I have a whole lot of hats, meaning I can be called a billon different things, daughter, wife, mother, labor unit nurse, I sell pussy on the side *coughs* that would be persian kittens, thank you you dirty minded scoundrel, I'm also compulsive blackjack addict, book blogger, book pimp, book whore, Jack Daniels is my favorite boyfriend and my biggest dream, the day I'll acknowledge that I've succeeded in life and can a die a happy woman is the day I get to go two stark naked hour round sexual bouts with Jason Statham. *Sighs* I started writing poems and short stories very early in my life, you know for the Michael's and Leo's and Nick's in my life. I've been a book hoarder since I was eleven years old, but then a couple years ago something wonderful happened! The 50 shades of Grey craze brought to life my inner smut whore where I commenced to read anything and everything smut affiliated. When reading wasn't enough any anymore and I noticed that so many of the authors of my favorite books weren't getting the exposure their work deserved I turned it into a mission, starting my own blog, buying their books and reading them one by one, I then wrote my reviews for my blog and didn't hold back in writing them. I've never done a single thing in my life half way, I always go all in. After the success of my Blog, and the insistence of one of my bestest friends, my sister from another mister, Trina Taylor of Bad & DirtyBooks I was ready to finally take the plunge and write the story that's been restlessly clawing to get out of my head and onto paper for a VERY long time. I'm a southern girl to my core, a self proclaimed smut whore, andI guess now we can add aspiring author to my hat collection as well.
Tattooed across my ribs are the words I have always lived by 'Aut viam inveniam aut faciam tibi' Latin for: If I can not find a way, I will make my own.

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A Woman Gone Mad 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
fanofallbooks86 More than 1 year ago
Book coma. Yep two words, because unfortunately I don’t know if I have the words to do this book justice. I will try but I will just mention here in the beginning: you must read this no matter what I have to say. This book was an experience in love, heartbreak, tragedy, happiness, sadness, depression. This list goes on and on, simply put it was life. See for those who live in the real world you know life is messy. It has a tendency to kick you when you’re down and lord help you if you don’t have the strength to get back up. This is exactly what Lillian’s story is: the journey of life kicking and her fighting back. Does she succeed? I can’t tell you that. What I will tell you is the story of her life is real. It’s gritty and graphic and at points deliciously HOT! This book broke me and healed me all in one sitting. To say I am excited to read the next book is an understatement! I am a Kimber S. Dawn fan for life! Do me a favor and give yourself the chance to enjoy a book that quite literally blew me away.
purpinkrose More than 1 year ago
Debut Book Lillian Shaw's boyfriend Michael cheats on her. Her life changes, She starts babysitting and meets Leo. After again more heartbreak. She meets Nick. Will this be the end of Lillians heartbreak.  Ok guys i know that was short and sweet, but the cello tape is on, I don't want to tell you too much about this story, for fear of giving anything away or spoiling it.  I will you, for a Debut book.... WOWWWW. This is the most amazing book I've read.  I have to tell you I couldn't put it down. I cried Big Fat Huge tears, I gasped, I went through the whole range of emotions. That you would expect from a seasoned author.  If I had to pick a Favourite character it would definitely be Lillian and leo. For reasons you will discover when you read this book. Yes this book is that great I am frightened of letting anything slip.  This book is one persons struggles. This book makes you sit up and think and stays with you long after you have read it.  This Book is  Completely Stunning. Its an exceptional read.  The supplies need to come out with this one.  Lockable Room, Tissues, Ear Plugs- So you are not disturbed.  Snacks/Drinks, A few hours of your life Kimber, What can I say but thank you for a truly, compelling, stunning and  beautifully written book.  I received an ARC copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. This books gets 5/5 stars and 5/5 for movie moments. 
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My brain is in emotional overload ready to combust!!! After reading That Which Destroys Me I got greedy and.wanted more books of Dawn. Yup.... be careful what you wish for, right!!!! I'm completely wiped out, emotionally exhausted, and so so sad.... So much real life in this story, so much heartache, so little happily ever after... LOVETOREAD
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sunshine2010ND More than 1 year ago
This was a good book. As I read this book I began to wonder how much could a person take before becoming completely mad. Lil is a great character and has taken on more heart break than one could imagine. After love lost family loss and family secrets can she still have her happy ever after or does life just end. Well writen book with a good ending. Brings out a lot of emotion so make sure you have the kleenex near by.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not what I expected. Overall, I did not like it
slevjay1 More than 1 year ago
I laughed, I cried, and I remembered... Let's start with some of my favorite quotes shall we... "Looks like two pigs, fightin' under a blanket." "I never went trolling for trolls." "For the first time in my life, my heart shattered with so much force that the pain, the physical pain, was absolutely and utterly unbearable." I am in LOVE with this book. Never has a book taken me on such an emotional rollercoaster ride. I felt like at some point the author had stalked my life and wrote it down in this book. The heartache, the tears, and even the fears were so right there on the surface, in your face. I had to keep a tissue handy. I read this book in one sitting and didn't even think about stopping until the end. This book ripped out my heart and it lay bleeding and broken of the floor. From the sting of love gone wrong, to that moment when all the heartbreak becomes too much to bare and you just want to let everything go and say eff it. I felt ever heartbreaking scar like it was my own and it hurt that much more. So much tragedy but in the end there was triumph. We should all be so lucky to have someone in our life that recognizes that we are at the point in our life were we can no longer be strong for ourselves but that we need someone else to be strong for us. Throughout this book I just kept saying to myself, how much pain and wrong turns can one person take? For every boy who stole Lillian's heart, I felt like he had stole mine too. Every relationship she had I felt seared into my soul, like a brand that would never leave. I was left screaming and crying to the ceiling, WHY!!!!!!! I cannot wait to read Leo's story, "Holding Her In Madness." AWGM brings home the fact that each and every one of us can have worn the shoes of Lillian Shaw at one point in time in our lives. Amazing story of a love so strong that you barely survive it to tell the tale.