Do Wolves Always Devour the Sheep? Jarred Into Being Published by Outskirts Press.

Author Pat Lawrence’s newest fiction takes readers through a young woman’s ten year struggle for independence as she faces powerful predators and forces them to face the street justice they deserve so she can find happiness with the man she loves.

Pleasant Prairie, WI, September 05, 2011 --( Veteran author Pat Lawrence announced today the release of Jarred into Being, published by Outskirts Press. Lawrence’s novel brings together a dangerous intersection of lives that threaten young Eva Lange and force her to use all her will, wits and even her beauty to escape the menace and degradation of her sexual predators.

After the tragic death of her parents, young Eva Lange finds she must flee her aunt’s abuser in order to preserve her freedom and independence, waking after her initial night of corruption:

The following morning Eva’s eyes opened slowly and focused on the glowing white hands of the clock on her nightstand: 5:18 a.m. The man Dwayne had sent into her room the night before was long gone, but the stale smell of him was everywhere: beer, marijuana, cheap cologne, dried semen.

She touched her face and the stinging pain was immediate. Instantly, she pulled her hand off the swelling. Lying naked under her bed covers, she stared upward at the cracks of the ceiling. They reminded her of an intricate, spider-webbed network of rivers and streams one might see on a map in a geography book. The explorer’s choice of which river to travel, she thought was crucial to the speed, success, even the survival of the entire journey. How do you choose? How do you know?”

She soon falls prey to an even greater danger to her survival. A murderous drug lord and his ruthless wife trap Eva in their luxurious lair of lust and cruelty, where attempted escape threatens death while continued existence promises only torture, humiliation, and captivity.

So begins Eva’s challenge to use her wits, her beauty and, she eventually discovers, even her sexuality to escape the bonds of captivity and depravity her predators have placed around her. The cunning and resilient Eva must struggle, as well, against further corruption and against powerful political forces in order to reclaim her independence and save the life of the man she loves if they are both to find happiness and freedom together.

The clever and intriguing solutions Eva must forge to find a route to survival from the web of intersecting strands woven around her -- as well as the relentless determination she must display while doing so – will make Jarred into Being a dramatic, entertaining read for any lover of contemporary suspense.

Jarred into Being is available on-line and in paperback through Amazon and Barnes and Noble and at for a maximum trade discount in quantities of ten or more.

Format: 5.5 x 8.5 paperback white ISBN: 1-978-4327-7884-2 SRP: $18.95
5.5 x 8.5 hardback with jacket 1-978-4327-7887-3 $32.95
Kindle $ 7.99
e-Book $ 7.99
Genre: Fiction/general/drama

About the author:

Pat Lawrence is a Wisconsin author who has previously penned murder mysteries and stage plays.

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