Fiction By Ronald Joseph Kule:
Ruined by Murder Addicted to Love
Millennial Carlos Almarón unexpectedly loses his long-time lover just as he was about to propose to her. Ruined, he is unable to come back to battery on his own.
When his jet-set-lifestyle Manhattan friends abandon him, three women among them help him to recover, although each for very different reasons: One rebounds from the death of her husband after a long illness; another forsees a possible romantic liaison; and his childhood/tomboy friend, Carmela Ariana, who walks among the wounded-in-love herself, hopes to find everlasting love.
Ariana alone knows what happened to Almarón's lover that night, but she fears the truth will devastate her longtime friend and push him away.
Almarón's emotional journey not only traverses a tightrope of daydreams and nightmares which regress him as far back as the 11th century and, later, to sexual awakenings and would-be lovers from his pubescent and collegiate years, but also brings him to an understanding that what he cherishes most is his friendship with Ariana - a liaison that becomes a win-win situation for both of them!
WHAT READERS ARE SAYING ABOUT THIS BOOK...
"I couldn’t put Ruined by Murder... down. I had no choice – I was compelled to keep reading. From a woman’s point of view I found this book an enchanting and delightful experience. Kule’s very obvious appreciation and understanding of the female gender, without a doubt, makes this is a book women will want their men to read!"
— Jeanne Powers, author of The Modern Rapunzel, Natural Secrets for Ending Hair Loss (and Other Miracles), Los Angeles, CA
“Ruined by Murder Addicted to Love is an ambitious book that tackles mankind’s biggest problem — love. To categorize this story as simply a romance or a love story would be an injustice; it’s really a story about all of us. How we want to reach out and connect with each other, and the things that get in our way.
“Author Ronald Joseph Kule casts a wide net and covers every phase we go through as individuals — the innocent confusions of youth, the deeper confusions of adulthood, and finally, the maturity that comes from experiencing what comes with living life to the max.
“This is not a book about romantic, sexual love (although there is plenty of that); rather, this novel points its readers in the direction of a more powerful kind of love: love that transcends, evolves and forces its creation from inside ourselves into each other.
“Like I said, this is an ambitious book – one unlike any other I have ever read. You might just fall in love with it.” -- DAVID CARUS, author of Super Artist: How to Take Flight as a Creator and Hip Hop Will Save the World, Austin, TX
"What a pleasure it was to find all this love and adventure in one book! I couldn't put it down, reading and turning page after page, stirred to find out what would happen next. This changed my own view of what each of us seeks while looking for REAL love! Thanks to the author Ronald Joseph Kule!"
— Sally Nutter, Entertainer & Author, Sacramento, CA
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