A true story of an ill-fated relationship marked by indifference, adversity, deceit, betrayal, and endurance.
The author takes you into her marriage with her ex-foreign national spouse, who goes from charming, alarming to harming. During this insidious union with nefarious intent, the American wife discovers that her marriage was one-sided and only for the purpose of securing a United States visa, then a green card.
The Twilight Zone is a place in time where you have never been, where you will learn to overcome the obstacles of unimaginable adversity by finding your inner strength so that you can rise above the shitstorm of controlling and manipulative individuals who seek to only do you harm.
It is this very place where you find your inner voice and self-love that has resided within you all along.
The marketing and publicity campaign for, "Involved with a Cad for 7 Years in the Twilight Zone" is being undertaken by Page Publishing marketing department and by the author, Darlene Nolin. Promotion of the book includes the dissemination and delivery of a high volume of press releases, various Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube, and Twitter postings, and other online advertising campaigns such as worldcat.org, Goodreads, BookBub, Reader's Circle, onlinebookclub.org, truelovescam.com & lovefraud.com.
"Involved with a Cad for 7 Years in the Twilight Zone" is available for wholesale order through the Ingram Content Network.
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Waterstones Booksellers - London, England
BookTopia - Austrailia
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And many more.........
A CAUTIONARY TALE! * * * * *
Let this book serve as a cautionary tale of what to do and not to do. I truly admire the author for putting herself out there and laying it all out on the line. She saw so many red flags that she chose to ignore because she was in love. I'm very happy for her to be away from that situation and now she can spare someone else from falling into the same trap. This is a quick easy read. Thanks for sharing your story. ~A. R.
THE DANGERS OF MANIPULATION! * * * * *
Very informative writing told first hand by a brave woman. Opens the mind to what it's like to live alone, a female, in a foreign country as a married woman to a stranger. Makes one really think about the dangers of internet relationships and manipulation. I highly recommend this read! ~L.S.
INFO ABOUT VISA IMMIGRATION AND FRAUD! * * * * *
Loved this book..gave info on immigration Visa I found useful.
The narrative of this woman's daily journey was captivating. Enjoyed every page .well written, heartbreaking journey of Darlene with her CAD.. ~L.M.
TALK ABOUT AN OVERCOMER! * * * * *
This story totally opened my eyes on so many levels. I would love for there to be a sequel, to know how this author has overcome and is getting on in her life present day. From having gone through all these experiences, she offers a lot of insight to anyone, in any capacity involved in a toxic relationship. A quick read that will instantly pull at your Heartstrings and have you cheering on Team Darlene's side. ~H.L.
NEVER TRUST A MAN ONLINE * * * *
I thought the book was good and very interesting how someone can go to great lengths to say they're someone and their not. ~M.B.
A CAUTIONARY TALE FOR BOTH MEN AND WOMEN * * * *
A cautionary tale for anyone who is vulnerable due a recent break up. This story can happen to anyone, man or woman. As the author says the laws are designed to protect the foreign spouse not the American citizen. It takes strength not only to get out of a situation like this but to rebuild your life after. ~S.Z.
SURPRISING FACTS * * * * *
I read this book recently and I enjoyed every page of it, right from the beginning I was immediately drawn into the story. In fact, I found it hard to put down! I also thought it was very informative. The author talks about some facts and statistics that I was completely unaware of. I would recommend this book to anyone who is looking for an interesting, captivating true story! ~K.M.
On September 12, 2020, I became the proud owner of Waterfall Productions LLC.
On September 17, 2020, I made my first YouTube video to celebrate the release of my first book.
On September 18, 2020, my book was released in paperback for purchase.
On November 17, 2020, my book was released in eBook format on Amazon Kindle for purchase.
On December 1, 2020, my book was released to the press to be distributed to thousands of contacts including local, regional and national print, broadcast, and online media.
On December 4, 2020, my book was released in eBook format on Barnes & Noble NOOK book.
On January 19, 2021, I had a radio Interview with Alice Stockton Rossini from iHeart Radio in New York City.
1. QUESTION: What is a cad?
A rat. A scoundrel. A deceitful man with a grandiose sense of entitlement who exploits women for his own personal gain while living a double life.
2. QUESTION: What is the twilight zone?
A third-world country that you find yourself living in and you can't speak the language or relate no matter how hard you try to fit in because at the end of the day you know dam well that you were never supposed to fit in in the first place.
3. QUESTION: Who/what was your inspiration to write this book?
I wrote this book with the intent to share my personal experience in hopes that it helps others.
4. QUESTION: What motivated you to eventually begin work on this book?
I had a story to tell. I needed to recover and heal from 7 years of severe psychological and financial abuse. I also wanted to raise awareness about what United States citizens experience with US immigration at home and abroad.
5. QUESTION: Was this book influenced by your own personal life experiences?
ANSWER: Yes it was.
6. QUESTION: How do you overcome writers block?
I put my yoga mat down on the floor, put on a good YouTube exercise video, and I workout. If that doesn't work I take a walk around the block. I believe that there is a strong connection between the mind & body. So, when I can't focus I move my body to jog my mind, and it works beautifully.
7. QUESTION: How long did it take for you to complete the manuscript?
The original manuscript for this book was created from June to July 2018. About 8 weeks. However, once I began to edit the manuscript with my publisher's editor I started to take some things out, and add some new things. I don't believe that this manuscript was ever actually completed, however it has served as an excellent example of what I have learned and what I won't be doing with my second manuscript. That's why my book is a first edition.
8. QUESTION: Is this your first officially published work?
Yes, this is my first published book, however, poetry.com selected my poem, "ALIVE" in 2002 to include in their, "BOOK OF POETRY."
9. QUESTION: Are you working on another book or sequel/prequel?
Yes, I am. I started my second manuscript in April 2020. Today I am about 50 pages shy of a 200 page book. I might even keep going - the possibilities are endless.
10. QUESTION: What types of books do you read for leisure?
Nonfiction as well as fiction. I am a Stephen King fan. I also appreciate a good true story. Sometimes real life is stranger than fiction.
11. QUESTION: Do the books you read for leisure influence what you write?
Only when they are read for research purposes.
12. QUESTION: Discuss the pride of being a published author.
It's a wonderful sense of accomplishment to finally not only realize your dream, but also to make it happen.
13. QUESTION: Discuss the feeling of seeing your book for sale for the first time.
It's pretty cool. A profound sense of pride overcomes you.
14. QUESTION: What group is your book aimed at (children, parents, women, history aficionados, sci-fi fans, sports enthusiasts, etc.)?
ANSWER: Parents, women, men, teens, and young adults.
Men and women who have experienced Immigration marriage fraud.
Men and women who have experienced abusive/toxic relationships.
Men and women who have experienced sociopathic and narcissistic partners.
Teenagers and young adults who would benefit from being aware that these types of people are out there and how to protect themselves by practicing online safety.
Strong women who appreciate and support other strong women.
15. QUESTION: Do you have any advice for aspiring authors?
Learn everything and all there is to know about writing a manuscript before you approach publishers. If you write your manuscript in MS Word - be mindful of your font size. For example: If you use a font size of 16 you will get an 88 page book out of a 150 page manuscript.
As soon as your manuscript is completely editted by a professional editor and it becomes a book that is ready to print - sent out at least 100 review submissions. Do not wait until after your book goes on sale. These reviews can take months. Know which preferred reviews meet the criteria for library submissions before you send your pitch to libraries.
1) Library Journal
2) School Library Journal
3) Publishers Weekly
5) Bookfist & Booklist are aka OnlineBookClub.org
Your book's pitch is it's resume - You only have 2 minutes to make a lasting impression. View it as a business letter because that's what it is.
16. QUESTION: How difficult is it to take a story from manuscript to actual publication?
Not differcult but a lot of work goes into it. That process took me about 10 months to complete. This was a very personal and somewhat painful story for me to write. Having to relive it over and over for 10 months was very difficult but important nonetheless in order to get my book published.
17. QUESTION: Is there anything else that you want your readers to know?
Yes, If you have any questions about my book you can send me a message anytime by using my contact me page. After you read my book kindly leave an honest review. Thanks in advance!
Check out this great video
I wanted the unedited version of the three video segments put together, but unfortunately, some of it had to be cut to fit. I still have them for a good laugh. After all, if you can't laugh at yourself and have fun then you might as well hang it up.
I wrote this book while going through my journey of healing and recovering after marriage fraud, psychological, and financial abuse. It enabled me to move forward with my life in a more positive direction. I wanted to shine a bright light on a very dark chapter in my life, instead of sweeping it under the rug. I felt as though I had a responsibility to myself as well as others to speak up and share my experience.
By doing so I hope it leads others to reconsider embarking on a journey similar to my own. I wanted to help people recognize that they are involved with an online predator - one who wears a charming mask of deception so that they can take action to end the insanity before it starts, in order to prevent it from going any further.
I felt compelled to make some noise about U.S. Immigration marriage fraud – to give some small measure of justice for those who were and still are victims of the system and survivors of predators.
I found myself in a hopeless situation and abandoned in Europe for 6 years by my friends and family who refused to become a co-sponsor for “his” U.S. visa application. They actually did me a favor by refusing to do so, and I needed to make this a known fact in order to save others from a similar or even worse fate.
While I was living in Europe for 6 years in a third world country, I found an online Expat Facebook group of American citizens, who were also married to European nationals. They also could not return home because no one would co-sponsor them either. I befriended a woman from Cambridge, Massachusetts who was also married to a foreign national from the same country as my ex-spouse. My ex-spouse severed the relationship that I had with her behind my back when he found out that her spouse divorced her after he gained U.S citizenship.
I also learned that U.S. Immigration Financial Affidavit of Support (form I-864) has been on the books now for a long time. It was originally put there to protect United States citizens from foreign nationals preying on them for a green card. However, it can also harm the U.S citizen if they do get their spouses visa application approved. By then they have entered into a legally binding contract with the US government, and they are now financially responsible for their foreign national spouse even after they are seperated pending divorce. It usually doesn't end well and that is the moral of my story!
My book also highlights that severe health consequences can and did develop as a result of years of abuse. Putting your life back together after such an experience is a long hard and very arduous road to go down.
By writing my book and sharing it with the world I hope to highlight the dangers and risks of embarking on an online relationship with a foreign national that might not have your best interest in mind.
~Loving ourselves through the process of owning our story is the bravest thing we will ever do. ~
~ Darlene Nolin