Murder-mystery & romance novel, 313 pages, softcover.
Millennial Carlos Almarón struggles past the devastating and unexpected loss of his recent lover, who dumped him and was murdered the night he was to propose marriage to her. Unable to come back to battery, his jet-set Manhattan friends abandon him, except for three women aiming to help his recovery for different reasons: One rebounds from the recent death of her husband after a long illness; another senses the possibility of a predestined, romantic liaison; and Carmela Ariana, his childhood tomboy friend, walks among the wounded-in-love after coming-of-age abuses have nearly shattered her hopes of finding everlasting love.
Ariana alone knows why Almarón's lover rejected him, and what happened to her. She fears telling her longtime friend would push him away forever.
Almarón's road to recovery brings him through a series of haphazard events, but only after he traverses a tightrope of daydreams and nightmares that take him as far back as the 11th century and to sexual escapades with himself and would-be lovers in his pubescent and early collegiate years. The process helps him discover what he cherishes most about men and women, especially his closest friend Ariana.
When Carlos and Carmela understand that true love requires a spiritual connection, Cupid takes them beyond their wildest dreams, and love's arrow strikes them when and where they least expect it!
If finding everlasting love means having to face intimate truths about ourselves no matter how hard or strange, then Almarón's and Ariana's story teaches us how to trust in the name of peace and love. We all seek the kind of romance these two hapless lovers crave, and everyone faces the same omnipresent challenge in the war of the sexes to rise above the fray and win love against all odds or fail in the attempt.
The winding road that takes Almarón and Ariana by surprise time after time also makes Ruined by Murder Addicted to Love a surprisingly wonderful, emotional roller-coaster, five-star read!
* * *
“To categorize Ruined by Murder Addicted to Love as merely a romance or a love story would be an injustice; it’s really about all of us: how we want to reach out and connect with each other, and the things that get in our way.
“This is not a book about romantic, sexual love (although there is plenty of that); rather, Kule points his readers in the direction of a more powerful kind of love: love that transcends, evolves and forces its way out from inside and into each other … an ambitious book – one unlike any other I have ever read; you might just fall in love with it.” — DAVID CARUS, author of Super Artist: How to Take Flight as a Creator and Hip Hop Will Save the World
“I couldn’t put this book down. I had no choice – I was compelled to keep reading. From a woman’s point of view… an enchanting and delightful experience. The author makes this is a book that women will want their man to read!” — Jeanne Powers, author of The Modern Rapunzel, Natural Secrets for Ending Hair Loss (and Other Miracles)
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.66(d)|
About the Author
Growing up in a cramped household, competing for personal space among seven brothers and sisters; two parents; (most times) at least one good hunting dog; and a score of kids living on our block, I learned how to hold my ground, at times from a perch 30 feet up my favorite tree in the woods behind our house.
Born in Bogota, Colombia, from Polish-immigrant coal miner and blue-blooded, Colombian-Chilean parentage, Kule came to appreciate ethnic values and cultural differences by observing directly the disparate social classes and living conditions of Colombia, Peru, Chile, Panama, the 48 contiguous American states and Hawaii, Canada, Sweden, Denmark, England, Holland, Germany, France, Switzerland, Belgium, Italy, Japan, Russia, mainland China, Barbados, St. Lucia, and St. Vincent.
His heritage paint-brushed a wanderlust onto his life-canvas: he has spent time in two-dozen countries and performed keynote speaking engagements in 17. He laughs often and can experience a panorama of emotions just for fun, but he prefers making other people smile, laugh and generally feel happier for having met him or read his books. If you curl up with one of Kule's books and find yourself breathless, provoked, inspired, changed, and feeling like you just undertook an important journey that left you more than satisfied, his job as the author will have been a success.
Currently, the author's home is in Clearwater, Florida, but his passport yearns for more nation-stamps, and his bags can be packed on a moment's notice!
Because the author also enjoyed a successful sales, sales management, and sales-training career spanning 39 years, he wrote up his successful actions and uniquely different approach to selling with his acclaimed, three-volume, sales-book series, LISTEN MORE SELL MORE, and he conducts sales-training workshops based on those books on commission.