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Tortured Hearts Vol.2

An anthology of stories edited by

Continuing the theme from Volume 1...

What is Love?

And why should it impact so differently on each and every one of us?
We can neither touch, smell, see nor hear it, and yet we know it exists, for it is an experience like no other, appearing in an instant or gradually easing into our lives.

It is such a powerful emotion, that we may find ourselves swept up, spun around and wrung out; sometimes in ecstasy, sometimes in misery, and sometimes in sheer passion.

It is an unseen force that permeates though our bodies and minds, filling our thoughts and dreams, influencing our decisions and guiding our actions. It gives us strength, but can also make us weak. It has the ability not only to heal, but also to destroy. It can be emancipating, but can also enslave us.
There is no mandate, no unifying theme; it takes all in different guises, twisting, soothing, but also hurting. Its sheer presence can lift us above all else, but when lost, it can bring our world to a grinding halt; toppling it from its axis, and sending it spinning off into oblivion.

It can and it does.

Love can manifest itself into acts of pure evil; for is revenge not a child born from Love?

The tales in this book are the consequences of such Love...

The Anniversary Meal - A young man muses over the last turbulent year whilst waiting for his lover in a restaurant - by S.J.A. Turney

The Reunion - A gangster has his day in court, but will he escape from justice? - by Paul Murphy

Flowers are Forever - A widower reflects on life and his wife's love of her garden - by Rachel Dove

Russian Roulette - A gambler becomes desperate when he is forced to confront his addiction - by A.J. Armitt

Scarlet Charmer - An abused wife plots her revenge in a most inventive way - by Gordon Doherty

Sisterly Love - A young woman's jealousy tips her over the edge - by Robert Brooks

You're my Baby - A childless woman pursues one last chance of happiness - by Shirley Blane

Sin + Love = Virtue - Some people will do anything for their faith - by S.J.A. Turney

Kristina - A middle-aged man falls in love with a lap-dancer who resembles his ex-wife - by A.J. Armitt

The Colony - A young man must fight in the arena if he is to marry the woman he loves - by Paul Murphy


Used availability for Rachel Dove's Tortured Hearts Vol.2

Kindle Editions

July 2012 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: Tortured Hearts - Twisted Tales of Love - Volume 2
Author(s): Robert Brooks, Paul Murphy, Gordon Doherty, Rachel Dove, A J Armitt, S J A Turney, Shirley Blane
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA