29 June 2021

The Truth About Unspeakable Things | Excerpt + Giveaway


“He did more than break your heart, didn’t he?”

Emma Marshall is haunted by memories of a horrific attack she can’t bury deep enough. Most of all, Emma is haunted by fear — fear that she will never be free of her abusive ex’s control, fear she will never be able to trust another man again.

No one knows the unspeakable truth of what happened between Emma and her ex-fiancé Beaux. It’s a secret Emma plans to carry to the grave, until Julian Cole, a music executive with a dark past of his own, moves in next door and opens Emma’s mind and heart to the possibility of love after a violent betrayal. As the reporter and music executive grow closer in the historic French Quarter of New Orleans, Emma realizes she must face her past in order to heal and move forward with Julian. But Emma soon learns Beaux will do anything to keep his sins a secret.

Emma must risk everything to protect her newfound happiness and Julian from Beaux’s threats. Putting her investigative skills to good use, Emma embarks on a dangerous journey to gather evidence and bring Beaux to justice. But the deeper Emma gets into Beaux’s wicked world, the more complicated things become. How far will Beaux go to keep his secrets? How far will Emma go to protect the ones she loves? Find out in this women’s empowerment thriller about life and love after abuse.

Release Date: April 2, 2021


Julian mimics my surprise as he makes his way from the storage loft to Mr. Edgar and me. "Is everything okay?" he asks, looking me up and down. My cheeks blush and I fail to answer out of pure shock. Is he the new owner? There’s no way!

Julian’s eyes and parted lips shift from surprise to concern in a matter of seconds, and I’m pulled from my confused state and reminded of our encounter last night—or rather, the encounter he rescued me from.

"Oh, yes," I finally say, waving off his concern. "I—I was just um..." I move my eyes to my shoes in an effort to regroup but am hardly given the chance before Mr. Edgar interjects.

"Wait," Mr. Edgar says. "You two know each other?"

Mr. Edgar looks between Julian and me with eyes yellowed from age. His cheeks, speckled with coarse gray hairs, light from within and before I can explain, he bursts into a fit of laughter.

"Mr. Edgar?" I ask, as the old man hunches over, eyes watering. Mr. Edgar waves his hand out to me as the laughter takes up much of his oxygen. Julian closes the distance between us and helps me get Mr. Edgar up right again.

"I’m fine, child, I’m fine," Mr. Edgar says, gasping. His hand shakes in mine, yet the light in his face still glows. "It’s just...maybe there’s hope after all," he says. My lips part in confusion, and I search his eyes for answers. What does he mean, hope after all? And what does my knowing Julian have to do with it?

Mr. Edgar gives me one last look and a nod of the head that tells me thank you. I know he’s not one for emotions, and saying goodbye would be just too hard. I return the gesture with a nod and a slight squeeze of his hand. Tears blur my vision, but I fight through them. I won’t make this moment any harder for Mr. Edgar than it already is.


Emily A. Myers is a Women’s Fiction author based in Louisiana. Her debut novel, The Truth About Unspeakable Things, sets the tone for Emily’s future works as it follows a young woman’s journey through the dangerous pitfalls of adult relationships and the complexities of growing up. In addition to writing fiction, Emily also dedicates time to her blog, which helps other aspiring authors turn their passion into their profession, and her Facebook community for women in which she posts exclusive interviews with inspiring women from all areas of life. Learn more about Emily at emilyamyers.com. Follow her on Facebook and Instagram @emilymyersauthor for real-time updates.


Three winners will each receive a print copy of The Truth About Unspeakable Things (US only)

Ends June 30, 2021


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