Monique Orgeron ~ Art of Survival: Part 1 ~ Book Tour / Excerpt / Teasers / Giveaway

Title: Art of Survival: Part 1
Series: A Stern Family Saga Book 5
Author: Monique Orgeron
Genre: Contemporary Romantic Suspense
Publication Date: August 23, 2018
Cover Design: Serendipity Formats

This book is so powerful, full of raw emotions, alot of sacrifices and love… This is a 10 Star read.” ~ Amazon Review

“Wow what a amazing story that will have you holding your breath through out this book. This book gives you the story we all have been waiting for.” ~Amazon Review

 
You think you know me? You think you know what I have been through?
My life, like I said before, has been written through my sons’ lives. 
But not all.
Once, there was a girl, who was left alone in this world to fight and defend herself.
She did exactly that and became,
Catherine Stern.
Becoming someone, I wasn’t, was not easy.
It came with strings that strangled every part of my old self out.
The girl I once was would have to be destroyed and replaced with a woman who would rule.
A woman who was a fighter and a survivor.
The problem is, I’m not sure I have what it takes to fight anymore battles and endure what is to come.
 

Turning away from the stone, I walk to the door, seeing the rain pouring down. It will wash away all the filth and dirt piled up in my city and make things anew. If only it could wash away my sins too. 
“There is something that I want to tell you. Since your death, I, not you, grew this family’s power. I made us unstoppable. We are bigger and stronger than you ever could’ve imagined. The little, naïve girl became the fucking Queen and she did it all without the King.”
I give my husband’s stone one more look before leaving.
“One day my fate will come but it won’t be today. Today, and tomorrow I will live. I will try to be happy. Until I take my last breath William, I won’t think of you again. Until then my love.”
With a smile on my face, I run out into the pouring rain and let it wash the day’s events off me. If only it were ever that easy.

Written by Monique Orgeron’s eldest, most beautiful, and intelligent daughter. (My sister is going to hate this part.)

My mom happens to be the most caring, loving, and stubborn person I know, well anyone knows. She gives 100% percent of herself to everyone and has given up so much of herself for my sister and I. For twenty-one years she has poured her heart and soul into making sure we know that we are loved and that we can do anything we put our minds too, but it was about time she figured that out about herself. 
 
Up until this year I hadn’t seen my mom do anything for only her, but this book has allowed her to travel the world through the pages of a book, make new friends, and feel the joy of doing something exciting. 
 
There is a new light behind her eyes and it is just making me feel more joy than she can ever imagine. While she might be annoying most of the time, I am so thrilled that she is finally allowing herself to grow as a person and not spend all of her energy on her family. 
 
It has been a long journey of self-discovery for my mom; she has gone from domestic supermom to domestic goddess throughout the process of writing. 
 
We are so very excited and proud of you! I love you as big as the world.
 
-Bria and Tony

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