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11 November 2011

Guest Post: Nowhere Left to Hide by Elle Amberley

Rock star or husband – which would you choose? We have all been warned the of dangers of the internet, but do we take notice?  When Natasha clicks on a link, her whole life is turned upside down. A flash from the past, a chance meeting with a gorgeous French rock star..  

A chance to start over and forget the pain and misery from the last two years. But can Natasha let go? Will she accept this new twist in her life? Will she regain her "joie de vivre"? Or will the sparks fizzle out?

Available on Amazon UK and Amazon US

Writing has been very therapeutic for me, expressing my feelings and helping me ordering my thoughts as well as shedding more light on past events.  I do cry and laugh along with my characters as I write the story, perhaps one of the reasons I write so quickly, it can quite draining. I used to fear for my sanity. Is this normal, and what is normal anyway?

The good news is men in white coats have not come to take me away yet. A friend of mine, who also happened to be a novelist, once told me “You’re not mad, you’re creative.”  I like the sound of that, that’s my excuse anyway.

Santa Barbara holds a piece of my heart and became a life-changing experience for me. So, when Natasha popped up in my head, demanding to be written, I knew this was the place for her. A safe place, away from harm, where she could relax and drop her guard, find and be herself.  It is not my story although Natasha and I share similar experiences.

I wanted to show “victims” do not have to accept labels, we can all break the cycle. Sartre said that we always have a choice. Indeed how we react is up to us, we can lay down as victims or pick ourselves up, live to see another day and grow from it.

Nowhere Left to Hide is not a sad story, but a positive one. You will not find graphic details in my book but you will meet a strong woman who is determined to turn her life around. She is not a victim, she’s a fighter and a go-getter.

Elle Amberley

‘Lyrical from start to finish, Elle Amberley embraces the essence of women and friendship in Nowhere Left to Hide. Natasha, a young poet and writer, is wise beyond her years, as she lets us accompany her on her year long journey from England to the sunny coast of Southern California as she finds courage, her true calling and love.’.
Ana Lewis, Founder, Women on the Verge

"A heartfelt tale, told with a deft touch" Rowan Coleman, author
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About the author:

Although she is a British author, Elle Amberley likes to dabble in French too and hopes to resume work on her French novel when time allows. She also enjoys writing articles on women's issues and whatever she feels passionate about, as well as poetry. A follow up to Nowhere Left to Hide is due for publication in Spring 2012.

Visit my website Elle Amberley Author to find out more about me and don’t hesitate to drop me a line.  I’m always very happy to hear from readers or fellow writers. You’re very welcome to follow me on Elle Amberley Twitter and Elle Amberley Facebook where you will find updates and details of book signings.


  1. Thank you so much for this opportunity Tony, really appreciate your help and support. Best wishes with your WIP.
    Have a great weekend,

  2. Happy to help Elle - have a great book launch day :)


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