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Aziza Ashanti is an up and coming Fictional Novelist.  Four months of steady, consistent nightmares gave birth to her 1st Novel, “STRUGGLE TO FREEDOM.”

Derrick and Tammy live a picture perfect life: the beautiful house, two gorgeous kids and a marriage that is the envy of the PTA. But the childhood sweethearts know something their neighbours don’t; a dark secret too terrible to be spoken out aloud. Derrick and Tammy come from Heyvyn, a mountain town where in the backwaters of humanity, incest and sexual depravity have been left to fester.

Twenty years after their escape as teenagers, Tammy and Derrick’s new lives little resemble their formative years. A time when Tammy was betrothed to a criminal against her will, and when Derrick and his twin sister would sleep together in their father’s prostitution ring, or for his own sinister entertainment. Decades later they struggle to keep the past at bay, a murky series of traumas that only come to life at night while they’re sleeping.

Then, the unthinkable occurs when the specter of incest infects their innocent son and daughter.

Sick, confused and full of self loathing, Derrick receives an invitation to attend his mother’s birthday celebration and finds himself once more beneath the shadow of the father who abused him, the sister he suffered beside and his psychopathic brother, a man who takes even greater pleasure in cruelty than their father ever did. Destruction looms as the ways of the past begin to engulf his once happy future, and as Tammy begins to fall back into the abuse she once escaped, it seems that only a divine miracle will redeem them from the depths of human anguish.

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Aziza Ashanti is an up and coming Fictional Novelist.  Four months of steady, consistent nightmares gave birth to her 1st Novel, “STRUGGLE TO FREEDOM.”

Derrick and Tammy live a picture perfect life: the beautiful house, two gorgeous kids and a marriage that is the envy of the PTA. But the childhood sweethearts know something their neighbours don’t; a dark secret too terrible to be spoken out aloud. Derrick and Tammy come from Heyvyn, a mountain town where in the backwaters of humanity, incest and sexual depravity have been left to fester.

Twenty years after their escape as teenagers, Tammy and Derrick’s new lives little resemble their formative years. A time when Tammy was betrothed to a criminal against her will, and when Derrick and his twin sister would sleep together in their father’s prostitution ring, or for his own sinister entertainment. Decades later they struggle to keep the past at bay, a murky series of traumas that only come to life at night while they’re sleeping.

Then, the unthinkable occurs when the specter of incest infects their innocent son and daughter.

Sick, confused and full of self loathing, Derrick receives an invitation to attend his mother’s birthday celebration and finds himself once more beneath the shadow of the father who abused him, the sister he suffered beside and his psychopathic brother, a man who takes even greater pleasure in cruelty than their father ever did. Destruction looms as the ways of the past begin to engulf his once happy future, and as Tammy begins to fall back into the abuse she once escaped, it seems that only a divine miracle will redeem them from the depths of human anguish.

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This book is dedicated to survivors of Incest, Rape, Molestation, and Sexual Assault that seek the courage and determination to find freedom.  You are the true heroes despite challenging obstacles you have to face.  You don’t have to live life with abuse, assault, violence, hurt, and dysfunction.  There Is A Way Out!

Have you ever asked yourself OR has someone confided in you that they’ve asked themselves:

  •  Do you feel you were denied a normal childhood?
  • Do you feel your family or a family member betrayed you?
  • Are you still angry at times and unable to live your life normally?
  • Are you still feeling self-conscious, ashamed or guilty about what happened?

You Are Not ALONE!  There Is A Way Out!

The meaning of REPLEVIN is, to recover something that was wrongfully taken away.  In one way or another, we are taking back what was taken from us.  Reclaiming dignity…

View the Resource Page for helpful resource information.  For those that are still looking for a way out, you are not ALONE.  Someone does care.  You can still look forward to a healthy, bright, and happy future.  There Is A Way Out.  THERE IS HOPE!

AUTHOR BIO

Aziza Ashanti is an up and coming Fictional Novelist and Inspirational Speaker, that speaks straight from the shoulder regarding family sexual abuse.  Aziza has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice and is fascinated with the inner workings of the mind.  Four months of steady, consistent nightmares gave birth to her 1st novel.  Her writing will shock and amaze, cause the reader to ask questions, and cause empathy for the characters that take the reader on a journey.

Some of her customers (which include the clergy) have used Struggle To Freedom to educate themselves about Incest and Sexual Abuse.  Aziza’s writing will shock and amaze, cause the reader to ask question, and invoke empathy for the Characters as they take the reader on a life-changing journey.

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Introducing Struggle To Freedom: There’s A Way Out — Taboo, Romance

Struggle to Freedom (Revised Edition) will be available Tuesday, May 1st, 2018. A fictional story of twisted incestuous family traditions and one young man’s struggle to break free.  The story depicts the battles, heartache, pyschological issues, andmoral issues that some endure living this kind of life; and the measures one will go through to get out. …