Author Karen Alexander Unveils a Poignant Tale of Love and War in New Fiction

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‘Illusions’ offers a stirring and highly moving tale that unravels the life of a woman and her experiences of love, loss and sacrifice because of war

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For the past few weeks, Jessie has pondered and cried. It was all to figure out what is wrong with her. She feels that the world has changed in a quick instance and she no longer belongs in it. The impact of war has drained all the colors in her life. Now, as Marcus tries to enter into her heart, can love mend what life has broken? Lush with poignant and piercing human emotions, Illusions by Karen Alexander follows the life of a young woman who is being drugged, imprinted, and assimilated into a culture that is very different from her southern heritage. Set in a time of war and uncertainty, this book unveils a riveting and passionate tale of hope, love, victory and freedom.

Adam’s funeral was a shock to everyone. Jessie however did not cry as much as she thought she would. She already knows that Adam is ready to die for his country. Suddenly, memories begin to stumble back in Jessie’s head as she remembers all the childhood memories they shared together. Adam likes her and she loved him as her cousin.

Now, as she begins to pick up the pieces of what’s left in her life, Marcus comes into the picture and tries to bring back the sparks that were once there in Jessie’s eyes. Marcus opened a new world to Jessie. He let her realize that there is more to life than death, suffering and grief. Now, that Jessie has felt the hope of a new beginning flourishing inside of her, will she finally open her heart to Marcus and begin to believe in love again?

No words can ever explain of how it feels to lose a family member or a loved one. It is a feeling that no one will ever get used to. In this story of hope and survival, it unravels the importance of faith for a new beginning and hope for a better future as it magnifies the impact of war to a family, community and country. It also seeks out the possibility of a new love amidst a shadowy promise of tomorrow.

Skillfully written, highly descriptive and equally compelling, Illusions is apowerful and gripping book that will definitelly touch readers’ hearts and souls. It is a fascinating narrative that chronicles the hardships of combat and the quintessence of passion and romance.

This book will be featured at the 2013 BookExpo America in New York City on May 30-June 1, 2013.

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Illusions * by Karen Alexander
A Republic Lost
Publication Date: March 13, 2013
Trade Paperback; $19.99; 148 pages; 978-1-4836-0058-1
eBook; $3.99; 978-1-4836-0059-8

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