Blog Tour Stop! Seduced Into Darkness: Transcending My Psychiatrist’s Sexual Abuse by Carrie Ishee

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Synopsis for Seduced Into Darkness: Transcending My Psychiatrist’s Sexual Abuse

Seduced Into Darkness: Transcending My Psychiatrist’s Sexual Abuse is a vivid and captivating story of hope for survivors of abuse as well as a case study in a skilled manipulator’s tragic exploitation of his professional power.

This poignant memoir chronicles the traumatic psychological abduction and sexual exploitation of depressed college student Carrie Tansey at the hands of her psychiatrist, Dr. Anthony Romano―thirty-one years her senior. For three years, their secret “affair” was carefully calculated and controlled by Romano, as Carrie’s mental and emotional health continued to deteriorate, bringing her closer and closer to the edge.

Their dual-relationship―clinical and clandestine―finally came to light when Carrie’s suicide attempts landed her in a world-renowned psychiatric hospital. Gradually, she began to reclaim her power, reported Romano to the state licensing board, successfully sued him for malpractice, and testified before the state legislature to help pass a law aimed at curbing such abuses.

As Carrie tells her tale, it is a journey paralleling that of the mythical archetype Persephone, the naive innocent who was abducted into darkness, reemerged and regenerated herself, then fearlessly returned to the prison she had fled, this time to help free others. Today, Carrie Ishee is a widely respected art therapist and life coach as well as a teacher specializing in the issues of ethics and boundaries for mental health professionals.

Review of Seduced Into Darkness

Anything that can help others overcome their fears in instances such as the one in this book, is #1 in my list.  I believe anyone who has fought terrible situations such as this, is considered my hero! Seduced Into Darkness is one to definitely to cherish and to never let go.  It is reminder that YOU matter, and you can help others that went through the same. Great job Carrie!

About Carrie Ishee

Carrie Ishee has been a student of healing, human potential, and consciousness for more than 35 years. Her quest to know herself began in college when a severe health crisis compounded by her psychiatrist’s seduction and sexual abuse shattered her physically, emotionally, and spiritually. After doctoral studies in clinical psychology, she worked as a behavioral therapist, pursued a master’s degree in art therapy, and later completed a two-year training program in life coaching. Her work today is focused on helping victims such as she once was break free from the suffocating shroud of trauma.

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I Call Him HIM by Scott Kimak

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Synopsis for I Call Him HIM

In the near future, we face our worst nightmare.  A nuclear war has devastated the planet, destroying most of humanity.  Hiding deep underground, an unnamed warrior and his family survive the apocalypse.  After many years, they return to the surface to restart their lives.  However, they discover that an evil presence now controls what is left of humankind, and this presence brutally murders the warrior’s wife and daughter. With the death of his family, the warrior loses his mind, plunging him on a destructive path of darkness.  Five years pass as he continues his insatiable thirst for revenge.  Then one day, everything changes when he meets a young girl of unyielding faith.  The girl reminds him of his daughter and the life he shut away struggles to resurface.  As armies rise, the warrior is desperately needed in the final battle of good versus evil, but only if the girl can help him regain his sanity in time.

Review of I Call Him HIM

I am still fairly new to the apocalypse genre in books, and this one did not disappoint me.  It was dark, it was brutal, it was . . . AMAZING! HIM being dark and mysterious, and all it takes is a girl to get him to talk.  I admit, I fell in love with him.  I do have my faves.  And I have to add HIM to my list of characters that intrigue me.  Scott did amazing at this story, and I hope he writes more books!

About Scott Kimak

“My name is Scott Kimak and I’m from Harlingen Texas.

The idea for “I call him – HIM” came to me nearly forty years ago when I was only thirteen years old.  At that time I tried to write the first page and failed miserably.  Flash forward to the summer of 2018.  I decided to give it a second shot and the words flowed unrestrained.”

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