It’s not often I get the pleasure of hosting someone who is not only the complete professional as a writer. But someone who has proved to be most generous in the help she offers to others. The delightful Jo Robinson has proved to be a great personal friend and I had no hesitation in offering to host the new book…….
Echoes of Narcissus in the Gardens of Delight.
Donna thought there was something wrong with her. That she was suffering from a mental illness that has caused her husband to despise her, distance himself from her, and cheat on her. She blames herself for the desolate, miserable thing that is her marriage and her life. Then she comes across a book that will change everything for her, and reading it, she discovers that there’s nothing wrong with her mind at all, but that there is something very wrong with her husband instead. Marco, she realises, is a malignant narcissist. A text book case. He has a real and documented mental disorder, and that he’s been controlling, manipulating, and abusing her for decades. The sudden full knowledge of all that he’s purposely done to her enrages her. Not sure how to leave after thirty years of what she finally knows has been intentional mental and emotional abuse from him, and believing that she has nowhere to turn, being so physically isolated, she bides her time.
Then she meets and befriends a group of unusual people who share her passion for gardening, and so begins her journey to escape. She joins her new friends in their project to assist elderly people in old age homes care for their small gardens, as well as secretly supplying those suffering from painful and terminal illnesses with medicinal herb and plant remedies, including illegal plants such as cannabis. As weeks go by, she delves into her memories, relearns what it is to be respected, liked, and loved again, and slowly she formulates a plan to safely leave her dangerous husband. But unbeknownst to Donna, Marco is in serious trouble, and has desperate plans of his own, and absolutely no regard for her safety.
This is a work of fiction, but malignant narcissists really do exist, and it is a recognised mental illness. Unfortunately, many people never realise that they are involved with a narcissist, because their actions are so demonically bad as to be unimaginable and unbelievable, and so they spend their lives in misery, depression, fear, and isolation. If only by the accidental reading of a fictional story, I hope that this book will help even one person, unknowingly suffering narcissistic abuse, to realise that they don’t have to, and that it’s never too late to start over, be happy, be fulfilled, to love and care for yourself, and be truly loved and respected by others.</em>
Available now from http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00RBRYMD6/p300-fwd-20
Jo Robinson very recently returned to her homeland, South Africa, after having lived in rural Zimbabwe for eighteen years. Her obsessive affection for the African continent, most humans, and all creatures feathered and furred are what inspire her writing. She is the author of African Me & Satellite TV, the science-fiction/fantasy series Shadow People, and a couple of short stories, which will be free to download from Amazon from 26 to 30 December, http://a-fwd.com/asin-com=B009GDHVUE and http://a-fwd.com/asin-com=B009DX4JDY
To win eBook copies of Shadow People and African Me & Satellite TV, send Jo a message from https://africolonialstories.wordpress.com/contact-me/
13 responses to “Jo Robinson’s Echoes Tour”
Cool… It just occurred to me that this is a “World” tour! Holiday hugs!
Yes, but Jo won’t want to linger here too long without the South African sunshine.
xxx Massive Holiday Hugs Teagan xxx
If I could get there you’d never get rid of me – I’d follow you around like a puppy because you have the nicest possible weeks. HUGS to both of you. XXX
Thank you David! You are wonderfully kind, and it really is such a wonderful thing to know you and to have you as a friend. Much love and HUGS! ❤
I’m very lucky in that I know some of the nicest, kindest and most genuine people in the world and I didn’t have to travel far to find them. You’re up there with the best Jo.
If you ever want a share in those weeks you mention, there’s an open invitation, but never to follow me round like a puppy. Friends walk side by side.
xxx Massive Hugs and hopes that all your wishes come true xxx.
Teagan is right! World tour. The least Jo deserves. I hope the week is going well for everybody and again, Merry Christmas!
Thank you beautiful lady. I hope all your wishes come true for Christmas.
xxx Gigantic Hugs xxx
I can’t wait to read Jo’s books, have to download. Great of you David to feature Jo and her marvelous books. David you are such a dear. Merry Christmas and a big hug!!
It’s a pleasure to feature Jo’s books since she’s such a dear and is always helping others. I’m sure she’ll always appreciate another fan though.
Thanks for the kind word, I love the idea of a ‘Pug Hug’.
Hoping your Christmas and New Year are full of dreams come true.
xxx Massive Hugs xxx
Hello, my friend. Lovely post. Hope you had a fantastic Christmas. Came by to wish you a joyous, peaceful and healthy New Year, David. ❤ ((HUGS)) Elizabeth
Hello Dear Elizabeth. Funny old Christmas, laid up with gout in my ankle Christmas day but home alone so it didn’t matter. Didn’t let it stop me being out on Boxing Day with the family and had a great time. Had a funny time slip sliding in the snow today on my crutches, there should have been a film of it.
I hope you had a wonderful time and are heading for a New Year full of wishes come true.
xxx Massive Hugs xxx
Great spotlight, David. I enjoyed the trailer and I’m very intrigued by Jo’s book. Thanks for sharing. 😀
Thanks so much Vashti. Like you, Jo is a very special lady and very talented.
xxx Massive Hugs xxx