Provenance of Bondage (Deadly Veils Book 1) by @KyrianLyndon {Excerpt, Guest Post + Giveaway}

 

 

 

 

 

Provenance of Bondage (Deadly Veils Book 1)
by Kyrian Lyndon
Genre: YA Dark Suspense
Release Date: January 6th 2016​

 

Sixteen-year-old Danielle DeCorso watches in fear for two men in a dusty black sedan who keep circling the house and harassing her with phone calls.


The old house in Glastonbury was an eerie place to grow up. Danielle would lie in her bed at night, listening to the sounds of darkness. But those predators in the black sedan—they had drugged her, along with her cousin, Angie, and held them captive in their home for hours.

Angie will not share her truth of that horrendous day, and Danielle's credibility is in question. Danielle remains guarded, obsessed, and withdrawn in her now tumultuous world. She finds herself in a position of needing to sort out her confusion while dealing with her troubled family. She craves normalcy in an ongoing fight for her sanity. Grief and guilt spiral her to an even darker place until startling revelations awaken her newfound spirit, inspiring a once naive girl to grow into a woman of defiance and courage.

 

 
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Excerpt:

Awake now, I knew the meaning of this dream was symbolic—based on my subconscious emotions. Confusion prevailed, as if there was any question as to what was real and what wasn’t. When the world around me was light, it appeared dark. It was light when I sought to fade into darkness. Something had tarnished me—something ugly. I bled anguish. People reached out, offering the nurturing I craved but then yanked it away. Locked in this unyielding fear, there was a sense that no one could intervene, and that no one ever would. I felt defeated in my struggle to rise from despair, thwarted at every turn. I was alone in that frightful moment of my nightmare, just as I felt as of late when I was fully awake.

It was an unsettling time of strange and constant shifting between the uncorrupted purity of youth and the reckless foray into a demoralizing coming of age. A choice seemed to continually surface, bittersweet reality or sweet imagination, child or grownup, right or wrong. I kept searching for the in-between, but I couldn’t find it. I felt a rebellious joy as well as a distant sadness.

 

 

 

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HOLD ON TO YOUR MOST CHERISHED HOPES & DREAMS

My nephew, Christopher, was about six years old when he gazed out the window in the backseat of the car and said, "I'm just afraid I will run out of things to draw."

He began at an early age, sketching and drawing - leaving people in awe of his talent. 

You could see the brilliance in his eyes when the spoke to you—especially about art. When I ask him if he can do a certain thing, the answer is, "Of course, I can!" He is chock full of confidence.

I can attest to this much: when you know, from childhood, what you are and what you love, you cannot imagine any other life. I feel strongly, people must allow you to be the person you are, not the vision of you and your future they have in mind. 
It is easy to recognize the apathy and pain of someone who never lived their dream, someone left to wonder what the outcome might have been had they followed their heart. You see glimpses of their fire, traces of the light gone from their eyes. They had their spirits crushed, their voices silenced, their true selves obliterated.

Children need to hold on to their natural confidence and infectious enthusiasm, along with the ability to trust their instincts. My heart tells me, we need to not only believe in them, but also show them how much we do.

Perhaps this is one reason experiencing an incredible contribution to the arts – everything from singing and drawing to dancing – can move me to tears. I realize people make incredible achievements every single day, ones I don't see. They may not have an audience or applause, but their achievements are no less important. Seeing people get out there, however, doing the thing they love most, and nailing it, speaks to the person inside many of us that says, I want to do what I love as fearlessly as that. I want to celebrate that fearless moment where I succeed in reaching the hearts of others, where we all participate and share the passion and joy. My heart sings in contentment. It is one of life's beautiful and most cherished experiences.

For me, it is.

In these moments, I don't think about the harrowing destruction of our world or the harrowing destruction of humanity. It is a brief lull, because I don't want to ignore that - all the suffering, all the pain, all the hatred. It has affected me profoundly since childhood, and while I search my heart for solutions, I can only counteract with love and a message of oneness. I believe we all can in some way, especially if we have a voice or means of communicating our passion and love to the world. It is one small contribution of many, until we can do better.

Those of us who have made it thus far with our dreams intact are eternally grateful. Whatever the passion - no matter what happens in life, it is there, and it saves you. It just might save others, too. 

“The creative adult is the child who has survived.” ― Ursula K. Le Guin
 “Find out who you are and do it on purpose.” —Dolly Parton
© Copyright August, 2014 by Kyrian Lyndon at kyrianlyndon.com. All rights reserved. No reproduction permitted without permission

 
 
 
 

Author Bio:

Kyrian Lyndon is the author of Provenance of Bondage, the first book in her Deadly Veils series. She has also published two poetry collections, A Dark Rose Blooms, andRemnants of Severed Chains. Kyrian began writing short stories and fairy tales when she was just eight years old. In her adolescence, she moved on to poetry. At sixteen, while working as an editor for her high school newspaper, she wrote her first novel, and then completed two more novels at the ages of nineteen and twenty-five.

Born and raised in Woodside, Queens, New York, Kyrian was the middle of three daughters born to immigrants —her father from Campochiaro, Italy; her mother from Havana, Cuba. She has worked primarily in executive-level administrative positions with major New York publishing companies. She resides on Long Island in New York.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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