Cover Reveal: From Russia, With Love by Erin Lee

Today is the cover reveal for From Russia, With Love by Erin Lee. This cover reveal is organized by Lola’s Blog Tours. The cover is designed by Lindsey Jayne.

From Russia, With Love
By Erin Lee
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Age category: New Adult
Length: novella
Publisher: Bella Tulip Publishing
Release Date: 20 May, 2017

Ahha (Anna) Antipova was four years old the day her strung-out mother left her and her brother on the side of the road. After a year in a Russian orphanage, the siblings were brought to America by English-speaking people who promised a safe, forever family. Learning a new language and culture was nothing to Anna, who grew into an overachiever in a home with strict rules around biological verses adopted children.

The primary caretaker to her adoptive parentsโ€™ blood children, Anna spent most of her teen years doing anything she could to please her parents. In fact, she excelled in everything she touched. Abram went the other way, stirring up trouble and expecting his younger sister to clean up his messes. She didnโ€™t mind, it was only another year or two, Anna reasoned. Besides, heโ€™s all I have.

Until one dayโ€ฆ

Two weeks before high school graduation, Anna sat in an emergency room surrounded by strangers. With permanent scars at the hands of her adoptive mother, she needed to escape a home that was no longer safe. The problem was, she was only sixteen. A minor with no legal rights to emancipate herself, Anna struggled to find a way out. Counting on the kindness of strangers and her boyfriend, Elliot, Anna found herself desperate to find a way out. But it was not easy. With the system working against her, she could see no escape.

Until another dayโ€ฆThat was the day she became fearless.

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Anna sits on the emergency room bed on top of thin white blankets. Beside her, Delaney chatters about the class vote for senior superlatives while a tall paramedic named Gage checks on us from time to time. Elliot holds Annaโ€™s hand and lets the two girls talk without interrupting. When he reaches for something or checks his phone, Anna jumps and grabs his hand. I stand in the doorway of the private room, the last one at the end of a long corridor. Iโ€™m grateful for the privacy she has here and know thereโ€™s no way her parents can get through those doors; weโ€™ve already told social workers whatโ€™s going on. For now, she is safe. And Gage is standing guard.
Just back from an x-ray on her neck, Anna is waiting for a woman from the domestic abuse center to come and talk to her about whatโ€™s going on at her home. Hoping they will assign her an advocate, I try to keep my mouth shut. Iโ€™m not used to feeling helpless in these situations. Finally, unable to take just standing around, I ask the kids if they are hungry.
Ten minutes later, I return with seven types of snacks from the emergency room vending machine. I watch them fight over who gets what and smile. Finally, they look like normal kids. Itโ€™s the first time since Anna was assaulted that Iโ€™ve seen them laugh like this. I laugh too, telling Anna to throw me the chocolate-covered pretzels.
Itโ€™s three more hours before a woman named Cheryl shows up from the local domestic violence shelter. She asks Delaney, Elliot and I to leave the room within minutes. Anna looks at me nervously, asking the woman why we canโ€™t stay.
โ€œTheyโ€™ve been here with me all day. They are my support system,โ€ she pleads.
โ€œIโ€™m sorry,โ€ Cheryl says, shaking her head. โ€œYou are a minor and I donโ€™t have your parentsโ€™ consent to talk to anyone. The only person I can talk to is you. You are going to have to do this on your own.โ€
โ€œOkay,โ€ Anna says, looking down at the bed.
โ€œAnna, it will be okay. Just explain what happened and answer all her questions. Sheโ€™s here to help you. She does this for a living. Itโ€™s going to be okay, I promise,โ€ I say, unsure about Cherylโ€™s gruff demeanor myself. You better not make me into a liar, lady.
โ€œOkay. I trust you.โ€
โ€œItโ€™ll be fine, Anna. You can do this. Iโ€™m proud of you,โ€ Elliot says, kissing her forehead.
โ€œYeah, this is nothing. Youโ€™ve got this,โ€ Delaney pitches in. “You’re a soldier.”
I smile at her and mouth โ€œI love you.โ€ She doesnโ€™t see me.

About the Author:
Erin Lee is a freelance writer and therapist chasing a crazy dream one reality at a time. She is the author of Crazy Like Me, a novel published in 2015 by Savant Books and Publications, LLC, Wave to Papa, 2015, by Limitless Publishing, LLC and Nine Lives (2016). Sheโ€™s also author of Alters, Host, and Merge of the โ€œLola, Party of Eight Series,โ€ When Iโ€™m Dead, Take Me As I Am, Greener, Something Blue, Once Upon a Vow and 99 Bottles. She also penned Her Name Was Sam, an LGBTQ awareness novella. She is author of Losing Faith, and co-author of The Morning After with Black Rose Writing. These days, she spends her free time working on the sequels to this novel, Jimmieโ€™s Ice Cream and Thing Fifteen.

Lee is a co-founder of the Escape From Reality Series. She, along with authors Sara Schoen and Taylor Henderson, are working with twenty other authors to bring the hopes, dreams, fears and terrors of a tiny fictional town alive. The town and its setting is exactly the type of place a man like Jimmie might escape to as the bodies thawed.

Lee holds a masterโ€™s degree in psychology and works with at-risk families and as a court appointed special advocate. She cannot write horror with the lights off. However, these days, sheโ€™s getting braver and dimming them. Sheโ€™ll get there . . .

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