Friday, June 18, 2010

Scars and Stilettos by Harmony Dust Blog Tour

Scars and Stilettos by Harmony Dust
Publisher: Monarch, December 18, 2009
ISBN: 185424906
ISBN-13: 978-0825463099
Paperback. 252 pages.

A special thank you to Stephanie Garvey at Litfuse, for providing a copy of Scars and Stilettos for me to review.

About the Book:

Fear of being abandoned keeps nineteen-year-old Harmony Dust trapped in an abusive and cruel relationship. She thinks she has hit bottom-tens of thousands of dollars in debt, struggling to get by, and so controlled by her boyfriend that she doesn't protest when he begins openly sleeping around. Things can't get worse . . . until someone tells her how much money she can make as an exotic dancer. For the next three years, Harmony lives a double life as Monique, a dancer in a fully-nude strip club.
Scars and Stilettos is Harmony's stark, honest, and ultimately hopeful story of how God found her in that dark, noisy place and led her out. She has since married, completed an MA in social welfare, and now leads Treasures, an organization helping women in the sex trade discover their true worth.

"Harmony wrote her story so that you and your friends may get help out of whatever dark tunnel you find yourself in. . . . once you start this book, you will not be able to put it down and you will want to get a copy for every person you know." -Holly Wagner, from the preface

About the Author:
Harmony Dust is the founder and Executive Director ofTreasures Ministries, a Los Angeles, CA, based nonprofit organization [outreach and support group] for women in the sex industry.

As a child, Harmony was sexually abused and raped by multiple people. She ended up in a group home at age 17, where she first encountered social workers and began to dream about one day making a difference in peoples’ lives. She discovered, however, that despite her dreams, the abuse and pain from her past continued to hold her captive. She found herself walking straight from a troubled adolescence into an adulthood entrenched with dysfunctional relationships and a life inside the walls of a strip club working as an exotic dancer. She continued down this path for several years, until committing herself to a journey of healing that radically changed her life.
For more info… go HERE

My Thoughts
I have been busy lately and I haven't finished this book yet. So far I really like it. I'm almost 3/4 of the way done with it. It's a good read and the characters are strong. Since it's a true story it really means a lot and it's strong. Parts may make you cry. It's very sad, but is uplifting at the same time as she's trying to make a change. 

Stop by the LitFuse Blog for the blog tour. Many of them are giving away a copy. Check it out!
*Disclaimer* I received these products directly from the Company for Review. I was not paid to try out these products!*