Jenna Brooks October Snow

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October Snow

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WINNER: 2014 READERS FAVORITE AWARD - DRAMA

Josie Kane is a "difficult" woman, a pure enigma - one who survives her abusive husband by honing her unnerving talent for playing mind games: she knows exactly how to manipulate a bully.

Finally divorced, she thinks the abuse is over, and she's free. She's wrong. And her cynicism is building.

Josie works with battered women, trying to rescue them from a fate similar to hers. But on the night that yet another battered woman is murdered by her husband, pining for a hero as she dies in Josie's arms, her cynicism becomes a quiet, simmering hatred.

Her one remaining refuge is in her bond with Maxine and Samantha, the two friends whom she loves like sisters. When Samantha becomes pregnant by Jack - an abuser who makes known his intentions to use the baby as a weapon of control - Josie's hatred ripens to a vengeful fury.

She sets out to take on one more batterer, manipulate one more bully... And she lures Jack into the crosshairs of the ultimate mind game.

Her friends are convinced that she intends to rid Samantha of Jack. They're right.

But with Josie Kane, as always, there's a twist.

With her friends helpless to stop her - and with Samantha hanging in the balance - Josie squares off with Jack in a life-and-death, winner-lose-all battle of wits to determine which side will win Sammy's future.

And this time, there will be a hero.

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"I want to change the discussion about abuse, and the often misinformed opinions people have about battered women. I want to challenge conventional wisdom. More than anything else, I want to showcase women's strength and the power of their friendships." - Jenna BrooksAward-winning author Jenna Brooks writes novels about the issues that people generally find uncomfortable to discuss: domestic violence, misogyny, sexual abuse, and pornography. Her characters are strong women who appear to be fearless, yet they actually personify the stories of ordinary women in extraordinary situations - many of which reflect Jenna's real-life experiences as a divorce coach with a specialty in domestic violence. She is known for her raw, pull-no-punches style of writing and her aversion to presenting women as helpless victims.Now retired from coaching, Jenna is enjoying a far more peaceful life as an author, freelance editor, and ghostwriter. In her spare time, she teaches a writing seminar and mentors emerging authors. Find her online at jennabrooks.weebly.com.

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"An understated masterpiece filled with heart." - Natasha Jackson, Readers' Favorite

"October Snow is a dark debut novel about the aftereffects of domestic violence...Tense and suspenseful, October Snow is a gripping read to the very end, highly recommended." - Midwest Book Review

"... brilliantly written... the reader will feel as if they are living the nightmare themselves... This is not a story for a light-weight reader... You will feel the terror, the anger, and the vengeance."- Bil Howard, Readers' Favorite

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