Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Let Me Go: Tens List

If you were stranded on an island, name 10 CELEBRITY people you would want with you?

I must preface my list by saying I am not choosing my hubby and boys because I’m stranded—so I’m truly making the ultimate sacrifice here—so if I have to suffer to infinity+ on the d*mned island, here’s who I choose to join my suffering:

1)    Brad Pitt – need I say more?
2)    Charlie Hunnam (Jax Teller from Sons of Anarchy), just in case I get tired of Brad or don’t like his pouty attitude.
3)    Oprah Winfrey, because I want to see her a little mussed up and not so pampered. What does that doo look like without her hair team? How about no make-up, Oprah? And God forbid we take away ‘her favorite things,’ and *gasp* her bff Gayle King! So… Oprah’s my entertainment.
4)    Sandra Bullock. We’re close to the same age and I genuinely like her. She’s got class and heart. I think we could totally be chatty. I’d love to get the scoop on her sexy, tattoo-sleeved, cheating ex-hubby.
5)    Bear Gryllis, from Man vs. Wild. Gotta eat. Gotta survive. At least I can choose a hot survivorman to help feed and shelter me.
6)    Ellen DeGeneres. She makes me laugh. Plus she’s older than me so she’ll make me look less like a cougar to #1 and #2 (or at least better than her), and I think she’d do well stranded on an island, less likely to whine than others.
7)    Jeff Probst, the host of Survivor, only so I can finally tear that blue shirt off his back and see him get dirty... I’m so tired of the same old shirt!
8)    Stephen King. Maybe he would divulge his secrets, and tell me creepy stories to ward off the boredom.
9)    Natalie Portman, the Black Swan leading actress. She’s smart. She’s been published twice in scientific journals, holds a bachelor’s degree from Harvard and speaks six languages. Hopefully she can figure out a way to write a note and we’ll have more of a chance of it being read depending on which it way floats if it’s repeated in six languages. Plus she can act. More entertainment.
10)    And last but not least, Morgan Freeman. I just like to hear him talk; it calms me.

     Let Me Go by L.L. Akers

     (Let Me Go #1)

     Publication date: July 5th 2013

     Genres: Contemporary, New Adult


     A scarlet dragonfly tattoo—meant to be a beautiful, family mark of freedom, but instead becomes a prophetic brand for those who wear it, to forever be suffering. Wounded and broken, they find themselves flittering back into the cycle of abuse that relentlessly clings to their family, a reality they can never seem to escape.

     One mother and her daughters, bound by blood—torn apart by abuse. They begin their lives intertwined but are forced to fight for their survivals separately, struggling to hide their fear and undeserved shame from each other and the world. One of these women finds herself trapped—alone—and she battles to survive the terrifying darkness. With long hours of nothing to do but wait in fear, she grapples through her obscure dreams and memories of the past, sorting which memory belongs to whom: physically harmed, mentally damaged, raped, sexually abused, an unwanted pregnancy… and even the vivid memory of a dangerous dance with death in a last attempt to escape the shambles and horrors of a seemingly unchangeable situation.
Twin sisters, Gabriella and Olivia, dive blindly—and much too early—into adulthood. They are soon followed by their younger sister, Emma, all running from a not-so-idyllic past; chasing the happiness they believe they will find, by abandoning their childhoods to be “grown-up” and start their own lives.
Deeply evocative, Let Me Go is a coming-of-age story: the struggles of one mother and her daughters trying to survive life—marred by abuse and misplaced blame—and their need to reach peace, forgiveness, and reconciliation.


L.L. Akers is originally from the Midwest where she grew up climbing trees, haystacks, and haylofts—escaping into other worlds with a good book. She enjoyed playing cow-pattie hopscotch and outrun-the-bull with her siblings.

She now lives in the South, the silly wife of a serious man, and mother of: one very gifted and fetching male-tween, a chubby beagle that looks astonishingly like a mini-cow, a deranged terrier as well as five Koi fish, a herd of tiny but boastful lizards, and dozens of obnoxiously loud serenading frogs.

After a career in human resources, she now pursues life as a recluse writer; hanging out at home in her PJ’s with her iPad, Burt’s Bees lip balm and her posse of creatures. Regardless of her self-isolation, she can still be lured outside for brief moments by the scent of freshly mowed grass and a bowl full of cherries.

Let Me Go is her first novel, and book 1 of the Let Me Go Series – each book is a stand-alone, with no cliffhangers.


Grand prize giveaway

Prize (open to US and Canada): 

a $25 Amazon gift card and a signed paperback


kathy p said...

thanks for the giveaway!

L Akers said...

Thanks for hosting me! This was a fun one! ~L.L. Akers

Giselle said...

Haha omg you'd never get bored with Ellen DeGeneres she's hilarious I love her!!

L Akers said...

Yeah... And maybe she can teach me to dance ;)

Angela Searles said...

This read looks amazing!!