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Ruined by Murder Addicted to Love

Ruined by Murder Addicted to Love

by Ronald Joseph Kule

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Overview

Murder-mystery & romance novel, 292 pages, softcover.

Millennial Carlos Almarón struggles past a devastating and unexpected loss of his recent lover, who dumped him the night he was to propose marriage to her. Unable to bring him back to battery, most of his Manhattan jet-set friends abandon him. Three women aim to help his recovery for different reasons: One is rebounding from the recent death of her husband after a long illness, another senses a predestined, romantic liaison, and Carmela Ariana, his childhood tomboy friend, walks among the wounded-in-love after abuses nearly shattered her hope of finding everlasting love.

(Ariana alone knows why Almarón's lover rejected him, and what happened to her. She fears that telling her longtime friend would push him away forever.)

Almarón's road to recovery brings 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 learn what he cherishes most about men and women, and his closest friend, Ariana.

After Carlos and Carmela come to understand that true love requires a spiritual connection, Cupid takes them beyond their wildest dreams. Love's arrows 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, Almarón's and Ariana's story teaches us how to trust peace and love. We all seek the kind of romance these two hapless lovers crave. Everyone faces the same challenge in the war of the sexes: how 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 makes Ruined by Murder Addicted to Love a surprisingly wonderful, emotional roller-coaster, five-star read!

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"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)



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ISBN-13: 9780997931167
Publisher: KuleBooks LLC
Publication date: 10/01/2018
Pages: 282
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.59(d)

About the Author

In his words, 'Internationally published author, biographer, novelist, and ghostwriter sounds fancy, but I'm simply a professional author with skills and a mission to write entertaining, uplifting stories for my readers' enjoyment. People tell me, 'You paint emotional pictures with your words.' Well, I write what I see in front of me, adding imagination where it improves the story.
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 in my favorite tree in the woods behind our house.
Born in Bogota, Colombia, of 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 wanderlust onto his life-canvas: he has performed speaking engagements in 17 countries. 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, he will consider his work as the author 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 a uniquely different approach to selling in his acclaimed sales-book series, LISTEN MORE SELL MORE.

Table of Contents

PREFACE........................................................................................... i

Chapter One: Recovery..................................................................... 1

Chapter Two: Central Park Nightmares............................................21

Chapter Three: Flashbacks............................................................. 47

Chapter Four: Meeting Caramel...................................................... 65

Chapter Five: Sex & Home Runs.................................................... 75

Chapter Six: The Barn Incident....................................................... 89

Chapter Seven: Weekend in Manhattan........................................ 111

Chapter Eight: Coed Ballerina....................................................... 121

Chapter Nine: Sucker-Punched Twice!......................................... 145

Chapter Ten: When Time Runs Out............................................ ..163

Chapter Eleven: Elizabeth's Pearl Drop........................................ 185

Chapter Twelve: Braving the Heat.............................................. ..203

Chapter Thirteen: Metamorphosis................................................ 219

Chapter Fourteen: More than Sisters........................................... 223

Chapter Fifteen: Emily's Secrets.................................................. 231

Chapter Sixteen: Love Everlasting............................................... 249

FINAL WORD............................................................................... 267

ABOUT THE AUTHOR................................................................. 269

Social Media for Ronald Joseph Kule:......................................... .271

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