Jerusalem "Jay" Jones has experienced the uglier side of life. As an
Iraq war Veteran, he is a hero for bravely putting his life on the line
to serve his country. But that unselfish act resulted in him lying in a
Veteran’s hospital with injuries he sustained from the war. His present
circumstance should be a cakewalk for Jerusalem considering what he has
witnessed both as a child and while in the heat of battle. The
pleasantries of love, laughter and life have always seemed to elude him.
From his early days as a child growing up abused and terrorized on the
tough streets of Newark, to being all that he could be in the military,
Jerusalem’s life has been anything but pleasant and attractive when
viewed from the surface. Now, vulnerable and reclusive, he must face the
world he joined the military to escape, armed with only dark secrets
from his past, a bruised and burdened psyche and limits to him
physically. Jill Lopes longs to fix the wounded and broken, but before
she can heal the sick, she must first mend her own battle scars of
unhappiness and resistance, and find a way to push past the experiences
that haunt her. When fate boldly steps in and introduces itself into
Jerusalem's and Jill's lives, they realize that the challenges we meet
in life hold the power to open us to a higher, more meaningful
existence. Will they both be able to view the world for what it really
is under the clear truth of who they are and what they are capable of
becoming together? Does beauty really lie in the eye of the beholder?
Experience the power of love on this redemptive journey where the
purpose of the tribulations in one's life, will be empowered to reveal
the gifts they bring.
About the author
“Today is the day to move passed your past, move closer to your dreams, rise above your detractors, feel the fear and do it anyway, stoop below your ego, get out of your own way, and allow your life to amaze you.” ~Elissa Gabrielle Empowering, Enlightening, Engaging and Inspirational, Elissa Gabrielle is a powerhouse in the literary industry. Respected by many, revered in the highest regard, Elissa Gabrielle maintains a spirit of excellence in all she does. She is known to have the Midas touch. The sky is the limit for this sassy, sundry and prolific author. Elissa Gabrielle has broken the ceiling of literary excellence with her gift in the skill of multi-genre writing. The author of multiple poetry books, numerous novels and contributor to several anthologies, Elissa has proven herself to be well-versed in artistic creativity. Elissa Gabrielle has the uncanny ability to take newcomers and mold, shape them into literary superstars and has created multiple award-winning authors and best-selling books in the process. Her colloquial and imaginative creations have lead to sensual and seductive inclusions in Zane’s Purple Panties, Erogenous Zone: A Sexual Voyage, Mocha Chocolate: A Taste of Ecstasy, The Heat of the Night, Historie Chocolate D’Amour, Pillow Talk in the Heat of The Night, Zane’s Busy Bodies: Chocolate Flava 4 and more. Elissa Gabrielle is the author of several short stories including Nights over Egypt, The Other Side of Midnight, An Appetite for Destruction and Saved by Grace. In addition to these innovative achievements, Elissa has graced the covers of Conversations Magazine, Big Time Publishing Magazine, Disilgold Soul Magazine and has been featured in Urbania Magazine and Black Literature Magazine. From the novelty of her writing, to her highly-regarded greeting card line and the successful culmination of her publishing company; Elissa Gabrielle remains an ingenious and creative force to be reckoned with in terms of delivering distinct, fulfilling and entertaining literature. By pushing herself to stay a cut above the rest, Elissa Gabrielle brilliantly and consistently delivers Literary best.