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Book Details:

Book Title: Signs in the Rearview Mirror: Leaving a Toxic Relationship Behind by Kelly Smith

Category:  Adult Non-Fiction, 214 pages

Genre:  Self-Help, Memoir

Publisher:  Sunny Day Publishing

Release date:  April 2018

Content Rating:
PG + M. This non-fiction self-help book has very mild if any swearing.
However, it does deal with the topic of abusive relationships, which
some may consider inappropriate for younger reading audiences.

Book Description:

What kind of person ends up in a toxic relationship? And why stay? This
searingly honest memoir answers both of those questions head-on.
Coming-out of failing marriage, Kelly turns to Gabe out of fear of being
alone. Her gradual slide into danger is at once terrifying and

Kelly tells her story now to inspire others who find themselves in
similar turmoil. In this book, Kelly outlines the steps to escape
abusive relationship and offers hope for future relationships.

Meet the Author:

Boston born and raised, Kelly now makes her home in Austin,TX with
her three sons and one amazing Giant Schnauzer, Bullseye. Kelly has
written for Huffington Post, Elephant Journal, and hosts a podcast,
Let's Get Wicked Deep.

Connect with the author:   Website  Twitter   Facebook 

Tour Schedule:

June 8 – Stephanie Jane – book spotlight / giveaway

June 8 - Over Coffee Conversations - book spotlight / author interview / giveaway

June 9 – Jazzy Book Reviews – book review / giveaway

June 10 – A Mama's Corner of the World – book review / giveaway

June 11 – T's Stuff – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway

June 12 – Rockin' Book Reviews – book review / guest post / giveaway

June 15 – Books for Books – audiobook review

June 16 – Splashes of Joy - book review / guest post / author interview / giveaway

June 17 – Tabi Thoughts – book review / author interview / giveaway

June 18 – Locks, Hooks and Books - audiobook review / guest post / giveaway

June 22 – Svetlanas reads and views – book review

June 24 – Sefina Hawke's Books – book spotlight

June 26 – My Fictional Oasis – book review / author interview

Interview with Kelly Smith

1. In your book you write about two failed relationships and you expose a lot about yourself in this book. While writing you were worried about the next person you date knowing so much about your private life?

While writing this book, I was convinced that I would never date again. Writing this book was a part of my healing process, and I had not fully healed until after the book was released. So when I was writing, I was not even thinking about that, but maybe I should have been.

2 .How has your dating life been after a toxic relationship?

In a word, rough. But then after getting the hang of it and learning what I need to know, it got better. I found the more I healed the better it got. While healing I tried to date too soon and it ended up not so fun. But when I was ready, truly ready, I began to really enjoy it.

  1. When meeting the family and friends of someone you may be dating, are you worried about them knowing so much about you before you even meet them?

Yes. Very much so. I had no idea I would feel this way, but once someone finds out you wrote a book, the friend and family like to ask questions and some have read the book.

  1. When a woman meets a man who says he used to be abusive, women are instructed to run away from that man, do you think it is different if a woman was the abuser in a previous relationship? Should a man run from a woman who was abusive?

I actually have had this conversation with a friend as I began to date. I was explaining to her how scary it was to have someone's mom read my book and then possibly not want him to be with me because I was abusive. And she said yeah but you are not like that anymore so who cares. I asked her if a man told me he used to be abusive but he isn't anymore what would you say and her response was to run. So I just looked at her and she made the connection. So I can't say if a man or a woman should run, maybe just take it slow and see how it goes. People can change.

  1. Are you dating now?

I have met the most amazing man ever. If it were not for my recovery program and the work I did to heal, I would have never been able to attract such an awesome guy.

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