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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Blog Tour Stop: Georgia Stories on My Mind by Jackie Rod

 

As a California girl, I has always wanted to visit Georgia . . .

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Synopsis for Georgia Stories On My Mind

Come visit Georgia within these pages as you read heartwarming stories shaped by local traditions and legends. The characters live life to the fullest through joys and hardships. Inhale the essence of Georgia’s revitalized small town squares while eating hand- scooped ice cream on a park bench. Each town has its own magic. Sometimes the most real things in life are things we cannot see but those that deeply touch us, as the folks in these tales learn. Share smiles and shed tears as you travel the curving road of life with these Georgia characters. Are you ready for an unforgettable experience of hope, faith, trust, reconciliation, and love?

My Review of Georgia Stories On My Mind

I loved the book.  I loved the different stories that were written.  My favorite story has to be the one of the girl who inherits a house from her grandmother, and in the process of taking care of the house, she looks for her dad who went missing when she was a child on her birthday.  I don’t know what it is, it is always the first story that is my favorite.  I love anything that is based in Georgia, so of course, I wanted to participate in this tour.  Jackie did a magnificent job of writing these stories, and giving me the feel of being the beautiful state.

About Jackie

“A good book transports me to another time and place. It lets me feel the sensation of heroes and heroines— dark loneliness, deep passion, a father’s pride and a mother’s grief.” Jackie Rod is a fiction writer, loving wife of a legal beagle, and mother of three children who has blessed her with seven fantastic grandchildren. After Jackie retired from teaching, her love of words and stories led her to begin writing fiction. Reading and traveling enrich her life and she jumps at the opportunity to teach a workshop or attend a writing conference. She belongs to five writing chapters/groups. Jackie’s work can be found in twelve published books on Amazon, in several Metro Atlanta libraries, and independent bookstores.

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