Release Day Blitz: Damaged by Avelyn Paige


Saints and Sinners Book Promotions is proud to present a debut novel by debut author Avelyn Paige!!

Evie Carter has faced
trials and tribulations her entire life. Her teenage years have been ripped
away from her as she battles cancer. Just when things can’t get any worse, her
doctor delivers the news that it’s finally time to make a life or death
decision. Her options are limited and come with deadly consequences. The
miracle drug that is meant to save her life changes her on a cellular level.
She might not be damaged anymore, but she might just be damned in her new life.

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As I return his gaze, my heart seems to stop
and time slows to a screeching halt. There’s nothing else that he can do to
save me. The only chance I have now is to trust that these researchers in their
government funded laboratories have discovered some miracle drug that might
give me my life back. I lean back into my pillows clutching the black and gold
fleece Purdue blanket my eight year old niece, Shay, made me when my hospital
stays increased to weeks instead of days. Touching the soft fleece helps my
rapid heartbeat slow down and allows my mind to consider the options. I close
my eyes and consider what I have to gain if I could through with the drug
trials. It could help me lead a normal life if it works or it could take away
the quality of life in the time I have left.  I know deep down I want to
live and this trial could mean everything in my battle. After what seems like hours,
even though it was only a few minutes in reality, I open my eyes and look for
my parents. They are both sitting in the blue plastic covered recliners in my
room holding each other’s hands with their foreheads pressed together in what I
am assuming is prayer.  They hear the plastic move on my hospital bed as I
shift trying to make myself as comfortable as I can with all the tubes coming
out of me and they turn their faces towards me. The look on my mother’s face
tells me that they know I’m about to make the decision that will forever change
our family. A decision that I don’t even think they would have the strength to
make on my behalf. I turn my eyes to Dr. Bob, who is still sitting on the edge
of my bed waiting for my decision. It takes me a few seconds to realize that I
hold the keys to my life in what I’m about to say. As I open my lips the tears
finally begin to flow.
I utter quietly as I wipe away my tears, “I
want to do the trial. Where do I sign?”

Avelyn Paige is a born and raised Indiana girl. She may be a
Hoosier by birth, but she’s a Boilermaker by choice! Avelyn lives in rural
Indiana with her pastor husband, 2 spoiled cats, and one very odd looking
dog.  She’s an oncology research
scientist by day and a writer and book review blogger by night. She enjoys
reading anything she can get her hands, baking, and spending time with her
friends and family.
Never intending on ever writing her own book, the idea behind
the Damaged series came to her on a drive to work early one morning thinking
about her father who’d recently passed away. His strength during his cancer and
rare blood disease battle inspired Avelyn to do something she’s never thought
about before. She’s excited to see where this wild ride takes her. 
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