Published by: Swoon Romance
Publication date: October 6th 2015
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult
Seventeen-year-old Stacey Lorenzo’s poor self-esteem has always consumed her. When her significant weight loss leaves her still feeling powerless- and with an eating disorder- she turns to partying to cope. This only makes matters worse because at a party she is raped, which leaves her psyche at an all-time low. Stacey drugs, cuts, and hooks up with countless guys in an attempt to find herself. But if Stacey doesn’t find a way to face her demons and overcome her fears, she might find herself in a hole so dark, even love won’t be able to pull her out.
“I pushed my tears off my face with my arm and took a strong, deep breath. I kept my mouth open and stuck my wet fingers inside my mouth, pushing them far enough to massage the back of my throat. Calories poured from my mouth, and for just a few seconds I was soaring.
It was like an orgasm. It made my toes curl and my body numb. Just like Devan touching me, purging made me feel content, wanted, loved. It made me feel like I had control over something in my life.
I wiped my mouth with a piece of toilet paper and took a deep breath, then threw it in the toilet and flushed. I flushed away Devan. I flushed away the sorrow. I flushed away the night.”
Excerpt From: Elizabeth Miceli. “Barren.” iBooks.
Elizabeth hails from the smallest state with the biggest heart. She started off at The University of Akron and then transferred to the University of Rhode Island. She is a double major in both Psychology and Human Development and Family Studies. Although she loves writing- she also has a passion for helping others which is why she is studying to become a sex therapist/couples counselor. Elizabeth loves spending time with her family and friends, singing, eating everything Italian, and baking cookies. She is “in love with love” which is probably why the driving force in almost everything she writes is romance. When she’s not getting lost in her characters she can be found waiting for her prince charming in her North Kingstown, Rhode Island home.