Tuesday – Anything Possible #RRBC’s Shirley- Harris Slaughter

It is my pleasure to have as a guest on Fiction Favorites one of Rave Reviews Book Club’s biggest supporters of other authors Shirley Harris-Slaughter. Shirley is on 4Wills Publishing Crazy! Hot! And Living on the Edge Blog Tour and I am so pleased to help support her. Shirley and I also share a Detroit background so Shirley is a special guest indeed.

I want to thank you for such warm hospitality and support. Thank you, Nonnie Jules, of 4Wills Publishing for putting this all together.

From the Author of…

Crazy! Hot! And Living On The Edge!!

 

By now you have probably picked up that I have been stalked by crazy people in my life’s experiences. I was beginning to think that something was wrong with me. Why was I running into these people? Why couldn’t I have a normal relationship?

I found the answers along life’s bumpy road. I came from a dysfunctional family. My father was an alcoholic with his own demons to deal with. I didn’t know that his problems would profoundly affect the choices I would make in my life. I wasn’t an alcoholic. I couldn’t even handle a drink without becoming ill; but I was told I am an enabler and that somehow explains everything.

I resented being told that but something had to explain why I kept making the wrong turns in life. My second husband told me it wasn’t me but the ‘boys’ I chose. He said, “Their stupidity was my good fortune.” I cannot tell you how relieved I felt hearing those comforting words. I wasn’t crazy after all.

Someone appreciated me and made me feel cherished. That helped me to repair my tattered self-esteem.

 

Shirley Harris-Slaughter

book EXCERPT:

I recall one night, while preparing my baby son for bed, I sat down and laid him on my chest to rock him to sleep. Suddenly, I started to feel this tightness in my chest. It felt like I was being squeezed, and it got worse and worse until I was writhing in agony and pain. I had difficulty breathing. I tried and tried, but I just couldn’t get enough air in my lungs. My mother called for help, but when the police arrived and offered to take me down to Detroit Receiving Hospital, she exclaimed:  “Over my dead body! You are not taking my daughter downtown!”

At that time, Receiving Hospital had a reputation for admitting a lot of violent criminals and crime victims, and she didn’t want me in that environment. So the officers left. Fortunately, they returned with the decision to take me somewhere closer to my mother’s home. We rode to Mt. Carmel Mercy Hospital, right in our neighborhood. The doctors went through the normal line of questioning, including personal inquiries about my marital status. When I told them I was separated from my husband, they all looked at me with the same sympathetic but knowing expression on their faces.

“OK,” one of them said, “That explains it all…”

 

JUST PUBLISHED:  http://wp.me/P48F9L-9T    

THREE REVIEWS:  http://amzn.to/1DOGVBl

 

 

PURCHASE LINKS:

CRAZY! HOT! AND LIVING ON THE EDGE!!

AMAZON — http://bit.ly/CrazyHotLiving

OUR LADY OF VICTORY, THE SAGA OF AN AFRICAN AMERICAN CATHOLIC COMMUNITY

AMAZON — http://bit.ly/OLVTheSaga

 

CONNECT:

Email Address:  sharrislaughter@gmail.com

Author Facebook Page:  http://bit.ly/SHarrriSlaughter

Twitter Page:  @sharrislaughter

Email:  sharrislaughter@gmail.com

Blog:  www.shirleyslaughter.com

 

Leave a comment at each stop (including this one) and get your name entered that number of times into a random drawing for:

1st Prize:  $15 Amazon Gift Card

2nd Prize:  Autographed copy of “Crazy! Hot! and Living On The Edge!!”

“This tour sponsored by 4WillsPublishing.wordpress.com.”

 

30 comments

    1. Thank you Charles for the re-blog.

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      1. You’re welcome. 🙂

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    2. Shirley Harris-Slaughter · ·

      Charles Yallowitz thank you so much for reblogging this post.

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  1. harmonykentonline · ·

    Shirley, I can only admire you for your strength and perseverance. Good luck on your tour, honey! 🙂

    John, thanks for being such a great host 🙂

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    1. Shirley Harris-Slaughter · ·

      Thank you Harmz. You helped me to do this. Remember my FB party when I expressed my reluctance and you and John gave me words of encouragement. It meant a lot to me because I was so afraid and a little embarrassed for getting so emotional about it. This is really hard for me but has been eased by you, my RRBC family. God Bless All of You.

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    2. Thanks for stopping Harmz

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  2. Shirley, I am so glad you have decided to tell your story. It is one which needs to be heard. Best of luck as you continue, my friend.

    John, thanks so much for hosting Shirley!

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    1. Shirley Harris-Slaughter · ·

      Actually Bethany I have not told it all. I think I was suffering from a mental block and the memories stayed locked inside until the book was published. Then I thought OMG! But I told enough. Thank you for your support of this book. It means a lot to me.

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    2. My pleasure Bethany. Thanks for coming by

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  3. Thank you John for the introduction to Shirley. Nice to meet you. Your books sounds interesting. I can relate, and thanks for telling us about yourself. Wish you much success.

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    1. Shirley Harris-Slaughter · ·

      Thank you Cut the Crap!. Its nice meeting you too and what a name! I’m laughing. Thank you because I was emotional up a moment ago.

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      1. You are welcome. ❤
        Laughter is good for what ails you.

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    2. Thanks Tess.

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      1. You are more than welcome.

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  4. Shirley, no matter what curve life throws you, if you have God, He always pulls you through. 🙂 Thank you John for hosting.

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    1. Shirley Harris-Slaughter · ·

      Joy my mother used to say that all the time. I think she is who saved me. I could not have done it without God and her influence over me. Thank you for those words of inspiration.

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    2. Thanks Joy for the visit.

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  5. Great excerpt, Shirley – that must have been a horrible experience! Thanks for hosting, John!

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    1. Shirley Harris-Slaughter · ·

      John it was horrible and I suffered for it physically. But I pulled through and came out on the other sided healthy and well. It could have been far different. I am thankful.

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  6. Shirley Harris-Slaughter · ·

    Hello Everybody. I’m late getting here because I was at my party having fun! And I was chasing John Fs blog. lol I appreciate all of you for being here supporting me. I hope you are enjoying this ride because its a bumpy one. John Howell you are always there for us. But how could you be any other way? We’re from Michigan!! Only the Best.

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    1. You are too kind Shirley.

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  7. Shirley Harris-Slaughter · ·

    John Howell I forgot to mention – Your blog is gorgeous! I love it. Congratulations.

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    1. Aw thanks Shirley.

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  8. Shirley, what a great tour this is! I will continue to pop in as I’m able. I have downloaded your book, and am looking forward to reading it. Thank you for hosting, John. It’s always such a pleasure to stop by your blog.

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    1. Thanks for stopping Rhani

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  9. Hello John and Shirley! Hope you are having wonderful days.
    You have really captivated me with your posts Shirley. It’s crazy how someone can take your self-esteem away in a relationship, but it happens all the time.

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    1. Thanks for the visit and you are right about self-esteem

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    2. Shirley Harris-Slaughter · ·

      Jennie yes its amazing how your self-esteem can leave you. My girlfriend made sure that didn’t happen. I am thankful that I had angels along the way to help me. I am so glad this book has started a conversation. I get feedback from the men in my life too. So there is something for everyone. Thank you for stopping by.

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  10. Shirley Harris-Slaughter · ·

    Rhani thank you so much for stopping in. I smile everytime I see you. Yeah we’re making this tour as lively as we can. lol

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