The Lost Road to Hope: Don't survive; live!

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Thrust together in a moment in time; a former soldier and noble cop hell bent on returning to his family, a bitter teenager who has given up on hope, jaded by her brutal past, an oncologist haunted by the loss of his child and wife, an affluent socialite tormented by her choices, past, and the dire prognosis of her child, a young boy wise beyond his years, facing his own mortality, an arrogant attorney haunted by his father's unrequited approval, plagued by dark secrets, and a former pastor whose faith will be tested beyond anything he could have imagined, suddenly and miraculously survive their diseases only to face the greatest and most harrowing battle of their lives desperate to find hope while facing possible extinction in a world that has experienced a horrific and unexplained transformation.

ALEX TREVOR is a tough, rough around the edges cop who; survived combat in Afghanistan, becoming a top local Homicide detective, and overcoming a history that tried to crush him. He has a simple and sincere dream, to spend the rest of his life caring for and loving his wife, Sara, and raising their only daughter, Gracie. Now all he treasures and worked for hangs in the balance and the odds are clearly against him.

KAYLA YOUNG is the orphaned daughter of a crack whore. Her life has become the embodiment of contempt and rejection. She has spent most of her youth passed around in foster homes finding only abuse and isolation in a cold and soulless system instead of the family and stability she so desperately desires. She has been forced to become a rigid and cynical loner in order to survive. Now facing the final lag of her battle with ovarian cancer and Lupus she sees her life as just a pathetic waste of an existence and her death will be yet another unremarkable statistic.

DR. RICK FOSTER is a brilliant African American, oncologist who has dedicated his life to the fight against cancer. He left a lucrative hospital position to start his own private clinic. He is an amazing physician whose passion for helping people is fueled by the premature death of his only son to the disease. Then the loss of his wife by her own hand as her son's death was just too much for her to bear.

Dr. Foster's favorite patient is a courageous and incredibly smart boy named JUDE RAYNE. He never ceases to amaze him with his inspiring resilience and unending optimism despite his fatal prognosis.

TARA RAYNE is an affluent socialite. She survived a highly publicized battle with breast cancer and became the hero and pillar of her wealthy gated community, the queen of suburban royalty. But now she is tormented by the fact that her only son Jude is suffering with leukemia. A condition she blames herself for. Was it the cost of her haste to become a mother after the warnings and misgivings of her doctors? She was determined and spared no expense, financing a birth that defied the odds. Was the risk worth the result? Now she sits here in this clinic helplessly, watching, her son, Jude losing his battle with leukemia and all the money in the world can't save him now.

JACKSON MALLORY is a young, liberal, defense attorney who has become jaded and cynical thanks to his hopeless battle with liver cancer and the constant, oppressive hand of his overbearing, rich, ruthless, father. He hates the man but can't live without his money and unrequited approval. At least that is what he has led everyone to believe. He is trying to decide what is killing him the fastest, the disease or the darkness of his own soul.

PASTOR MATT SAWYER was cast from his position of leadership by his church because of his cancer. It has allowed him to return to his roots, serving people. He has lost his faith in the church but never in God. His wife of ten years left him, but that only strengthened his resolve. His only goal now is to provide comfort and peace to others, things he has been unable to obtain for himself.

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If you are looking for the perfect novel, this is not it. It may be missing some of the refinements of a seasoned author or one who has a myriad of editors and copy writers at their beckon call. But what it does contain is all the passion and heart of four years of dedication and hard work. There are those who say that when you love what you do you never work a day in your life. That holds as much truth as a sieve holds water. I love to write, imagine, create, but there are times when it becomes so immensely frustrating that I feel like giving up. When everything I seem to put to paper feels forced or fragmented. Moments when I wonder how far I could truly propel my PC like an Olympic javelin thrower. But just as I am about to pull the last strand of graying hair from my head, it is that love for what I do that drives me forward. It is that love that prohibits me from giving up.  I adore this story and that is why I chose it as my debut. The treatment is an original take on, let's face it, a done to death idea. It is an expression of my deep admiration for those who face their own mortality on a daily basis. Those who endure and have survived cancer who I consider true heroes. They have to be. Surpassing their base survival instincts and rising to a courage that defies death's taunt. A boldness few could ever conjure or would desire too.  Unlike the bravest soldier, they do not choose to be strong. They must be just to lift their heads recognizing the next rising dawn. They transcend all the trivial trappings of life, their minds open and aware to the value of life and vastness of existence. While we complain about the silliest of things, these noble souls find a truth through trial and tribulation that most of us miss. A reality of what actual value looks like; the revelation of what the difference is between life's treasures and trash. I wanted to create a story that highlighted that heroism and depth of connection, in a way, never done before.  I have lost so many to this horrific disease. I watched my Aunt Gilda face it as she also battled the grim effects of chemotherapy in its early stage. I lost my brilliant Uncle who introduced me to my love of science fiction, to it. And, now, most recently, my mother. She was the most incredible woman who I have ever met dedicating her life to educating others, providing her students with the tools needed to succeed beyond the classroom in a competitive world.  I only hope the reader feels that admiration, my muse, as intensely and deeply as I do. That they are able to look beyond some of the imperfections of a rookie novelist. I want the characters and story to thoroughly captivate, engage, and entertain, eclipsing any of the rough edges and missteps. I believe I may have been able to do so, however, in the end, it will be up to the reader to either confirm or negate that.  This is the first book in a much larger universe with each story standing on its own two feet but subtly connected. As I begin the second novel, I use this first experience as an education to fine tune my skill sets. We are ever improving, life is a never ending tutorial for those who are willing to accept the lessons it wishes to teach. The man who thinks he has all the answers stopped asking the right questions.  Only time will tell how successful I will be. Although to have reached this junction in the journey is an achievement in and of itself and I am humbled by it.

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Ronald J Rossmann Jr. is currently a general manager for Lake Wylie Bowl and Bounce, a recently opened family entertainment center in Lake Wylie, SC., who is an avid science fiction and fantasy fan. 

He is the oldest child in his family, having one younger sister, born in Rahway, NJ and then moving to Charlotte, NC as a teen. His mother was an amazingly talented English teacher who succumbed to her three year battle with cancer in 2010. His father is a successful auctioneer in North and South Carolina. He has been endlessly fascinated with science fiction being introduced to it by his Uncle Phillip, a professor of microbiology at a local college in New Jersey.  He too lost his life to cancer. Together, they enjoyed such classics as The Thing From Another World, Them, and Forbidden Planet (among many others), films he still cherishes to this day. His favorite authors are; James Thurber, J.R.R. Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, Ray Bradbury, and Stephen King. To call him a Lord of the Rings fan is a drastic understatement. He has worked in retail and restaurant management for over 20 years and currently resides in Charlotte, NC with his loving wife of 22 years, the woman he credits with all of his inspirations, his two children, and two dogs. This is his first novel hoping it becomes a launching point for a much larger collective universe.

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