22 July 2012

Hero's Bog: Paden Winters

My problem started when I was about fifteen.  I tried to pretend I was an ordinary guy living an ordinary life, going to high school, worrying about my geometry test and wondering if I would be able to pass my drivers test.  But I wasn’t normal, though many didn’t know what had happened to me five years before, when I had been ten and abducted from school.  My parents tried very hard to keep it all secret from the media.         

Before the abduction, I lived in a bubble, surrounded by loving parents, a privileged life.  My father built yacht’s for a living so I didn’t have to question or think about what it meant to be surrounded by the ocean, by boats and all that went with that lifestyle.  But it all came to a halt the day I was taken by a monster.

For ten months I was locked on a dirty, dingy twenty-four foot sailboat, handcuffed to the table.  Every week we’d travel to another port, pull in and set anchor.  I was told that my parents didn’t want to pay the ransom, and then, later, told they were having trouble raising the money.  Of course, that wasn’t true.  My parents had paid the money right away, but my captor liked having a little boy around and so he kept me.

I was never raped, but what he did was worse.  I was never the same after that.  Just when my old life had started to fade from my memory, someone saw me through an open window and called the police.  I was reunited with my family and though I was happy, but inside me everything had changed.

And that became all too apparent when I began to get interested in girls.  This…thing... inside of me taunted me to cut myself, to cut it out of myself, and so I did.  What followed was years of therapists, institutions, behavior modifications, medicines…it all became too much.  Then one day I read about a new way to treat cutting, by distancing yourself from the trigger.  And so I moved to a place so remote and far reaching that I’d never have to worry about sexual desire again.  And for ten long years I lived alone, isolated except for the briefest moments of human contact.

Until she came and turned my world upside down.  Panthea Snow.  I'd never seen a more beautiful woman.  She released the monster again, and as much as I hated her for that, eventually I came to love her for freeing me from my demon.

{To find out how Panthea Snow saves Paden Winters from the nightmare of his past, pick up LOVE STORY FOR A SNOW PRINCESS here: http://www.bookstrand.com/love-story-for-a-snow-princess }

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74 comments:

  1. I would like so much to read that book! Sounds interesting.

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  2. Thanks for the read.
    Yvette
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  3. Awesome! I would love to read this book. Thanks.
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  4. Wow! That gave me goosebumps! Needless to say it sounds like a great book. Thank you for the giveaway.
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  5. Great book can't wait to read it. Thank you for the giveaway!

    Samantha H.
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  6. Wow that sounds like a great book!
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  7. Interesting.

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  8. Paden sounds interesting. I'd love to read the book to find out more of his story.
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  9. wow, this is something like i've never read before! Thanks for the chance to win :) raynman1979 at yahoo dot com

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  10. Sounds like a powerful and emotional read.
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  11. Sounds like a good book...Have a great summer!

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  12. Sounds very interesting
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  13. Wow! That definitely caught my attention! Thanks!
    Sheri - feike@juno.com

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  14. Goodness, I want this book already. Everything speaks to me in it of a troubled hero to be rescued from himself. It will be read and loved.
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  15. ohh i want this book SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO bad but i just lost my job so it's gonna have to wait till i get a job and can afford it:(((

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  16. Thanks for being part of the blog hop

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  17. How have I not found your books before!! I love finding new to me authors on blog hops! I want to know more about Paden. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  18. This sounds very emotional, Thanks for the chance to win :O) Carin

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  19. Poor Paden what a life he has had, I am eager to read more.

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  20. <^_^>
    Thanks for being part of the hop and for the chance to win.
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  21. Yay, what a great blog hop! Thanks for participating! emily joy drake at gmail dot com

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  22. Whoa one tiny excerpt and it really grabs you. Fantastic post.
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  23. Paden sounds like such a great hero...

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  24. This is an awesome Hop Idea"
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  25. I so love a "tortured" soul! This sounds like a wonderful read! Can't wait!

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  26. Love the tortured hero!
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  27. Your book sounds really good. Tortured heroes can be great heroes. And this little tease definitely makes you want to read more.
    Thanks for the giveaway.
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  28. Awesome giveaway, thanks for the opportunity.

    Will enjoy finding out more of Paden's story,
    he truly is a tortured hero!

    Pat C.
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  29. Thanks for the chance to win!
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  30. Thanks for this awesome giveaway! =)

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  31. Your hero seriously looks like an interesting character... I'm such a perv for the bad things that happen in people's lives, sorry !
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  32. Paden sounds like a great hero! Enjoy the hop.
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  33. Sound like an interesting story
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  34. Thank you for the review. Sounds like a very emotional read.

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  35. Loved the expert a torchered soul wins out everytime great theme thanks for the giveaway micheleann oboyle angelwolfmystic@yahoo.com

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  36. How terrible--I'm glad there's an HEA. thanks for the post. M. S. Spencer

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  37. Definitely a different kind of hero - would love to win this book!

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  38. Well have to say my favorite hero is one that is wounded emotionally, so of course I want to win this book very badly.

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  39. I love heros, especially romantic ones.

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  40. I really want to read this book! I love tortured heroes. Thanks for entering and participating. wilckjz(at)optonline(dot)net

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  41. Love me a tortured hero...really wanna read this!
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  42. Thank you for the great giveaway this sounds like a great book would love to read it!
    Latisha D
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  43. Wow, that sounded intense and so intriguing. Thank you for the chance to win this story.

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  44. Thank you for the chance to win such awesome prizes. :)
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  45. Your story sounds interesting. Dena denwal1@aol.com

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  46. Sounds like an interesting book, I can't wait to read it! I'm curious about what happened to Paden now...

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  47. Sounds really good, thank you for the chance to win:)
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  48. Paden's story sounds intense! Thanks for the giveaway.

    Diana
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  49. Thanks for the chance! I would love to read this story.

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  50. Thank you for your giveaway...

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  51. So glad Paden is ultimately saved from his mental nightmares!

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  52. This sounds like a great book!
    Thanks for the excerpt.
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  53. Thanks for the intro to a fabulous hero, Beth!

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  54. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  55. Thank you for the opportunity :) Loving all the stories about Heroes!!!

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  56. I love the names, and cover. I would definitely read this book after reading the intro blurb. Thx for giveaway.

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  57. His "demon" sounds very intriguing.

    Thanks for doing this giveaway!
    ~Krista
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  58. The heroine sure has a great challenge to get through
    Paden.
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  59. Oh this sounds like an extremely emotionally good read. Please enter me for a chance to win.
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  60. Love ur book theme ....I love me some demons! Thanks for participating with us!
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  61. thanks for the chance to win you your book i really would love to read and blog on it for you
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  62. WOW! What a catching introduction to your book. It got me hooked!
    Mel
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  63. Thanks for the great excerpt! Love the heroine freeing the hero from his demon! Definitely a must read!

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  64. What an astonishingly honest excerpt....with the heroine serving as the hero's salvation. Thanks for the neat giveaway!
    Susan Shapley
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  65. Thanks so much everyone for reading my hero's backstory and for visiting me on the Hero Blog Hop! There were some great comments that I appreciate a lot! Check back tomorrow to see who is the winner of my blog!

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  66. Very intriguing story! Can't wait to get a hold of a copy!

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  67. Wow, sounds so interesting! Really made me want to read
    :-)

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  68. Sounds great! :) Thanks for the fun hop and the awesome giveaway! Ya all rock!! :)
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  69. thanks for the copy!!

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  70. Thanks for the giveaway and being a part of the blog hop!
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  71. Nice post.

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