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Chocolate Flowers

Jori Nunes

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ISBN 10: 0991013263 / ISBN 13: 9780991013265
Published by 3L Publishing, 2013
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Title: Chocolate Flowers

Publisher: 3L Publishing

Publication Date: 2013

Binding: Perfect Paperback

Book Condition:Good

Edition: 1.

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A twisted tale that deserves to be told. In this brave book author Jori Nunes reveals a dark and nightmarish tale about child abuse, molestation and unimaginable torture of innocent children. Nunes visited and collected stories from adults who experienced abuse to write this compelling and disturbing story to help raise awareness and prevent future child abuse. In this disturbing story, a predatory father and mentally disturbed mother with dissociative personality disorder (AKA multiple personalities) raise young Jen in a nightmarish and abusive environment. Emotionally, physically and sexually abused by those who are supposed to protect her, Jen is shunned by a community that either turns a blind eye or doesn t understand her circumstances. As a young child, Jen is put through unimaginable abuse and violations to her body; she then grows into young adulthood only to face unwanted pregnancies, poverty and personal challenges. Then to her utter horror she is faced with the one thing she never wanted to have happen. Chocolate Flowers is a disturbing saga designed to help others understand the devastating effects of child abuse and sexual molestation. Revealing dark secrets of abuse, Chocolate Flowers will make you cry, think, and hopefully have an open heart to help prevent this kind of mistreatment from ever happening to other children. Part of the proceeds of this book go to support projects that increase awareness of child abuse and sexual molestation, including The Lisa Project and Danielle s Gift. The Lisa Project is a unique multi-sensory exhibit experience allowing the visitor to hear, see and experience the reality of the world of child abuse. Danielle s Gift provides charitable assistance to children and young adults in times of crisis.

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Writing the story Chocolate Flowers was difficult for me to do emotionally; but it s a story I always knew I needed to write. Over the years I have discovered (as I am certain many other victims of crime would agree) that the topic of childhood sexual abuse is not a subject that most people feel comfortable discussing. I could never find a response to those who asked, Why didn t you tell? I can remember trying as a child to tell other adults. I even had adult authority figures make excuses for the predators by suggesting there was a misunderstanding, followed by questions about what I did to cause the abuse or worse saying, she/he wouldn t do that. It sometimes even seems like society often treats the victim like he or she was somehow at fault and either invited or caused the abuse or molestation. As a result, many victims of abuse hold their stories deep inside without receiving psychological treatment or some kind of intervention. With all these feelings and no help, sometimes victims turn to drugs or alcohol to self-medicate their pain. Others may lead productive lives (on the surface) while tucking away unpleasant memories and pain that later leads to severe depression, anxiety, anger, emotional breakdowns, headaches, suicidal thoughts or worse, suicide. While interviewing pedophiles, I learned that boys are just as likely as girls to become victims of sexual abuse normally from an adult who first gains the family s trust and takes a special interest in an individual child. Predators control their victims through special gifts, vacations, outings and more. Then to prevent being told on they will threaten to take back gifts, harm loved ones, or convince the child that what the predator did was a natural act. They sometimes also tell children no one will believe them. Society needs to teach children to respect parents, elders and authority figures, but also explain that in some cases that involve touch to a private area, bumps into their persons too many times, or inappropriate and ongoing tickles aren t always all right. We need to teach children to say no and practice saying no so it s not uncomfortable. I am not a doctor or professional in the field of sexual abuse; but I am a parent of a sexually abused child and a victim of sexual childhood abuse. In these experiences, I am able to share this story and use my knowledge and share what s in my heart in hope that I am able to raise awareness on this important and critical subject. My greatest wish is that emotional, physical and sexual abuse never again be perpetrated on another innocent child. A special thank you to Michelle Gamble, CEO of 3L Publishing, for her continued support, concern and assistance as she took this journey with me.

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