(Those who enjoyed The Godfather and Fifty Shades of Grey will love this story.)
If Carla knew her interior decorating career would involve pornography, mafia, and murder, she could have taken other classes, such as life preservation: 101. In 1973, Carla met Roy, a wealthy movie theater owner. Captivated by her stunning beauty, talent, and business sense, he hired her to refurbish his theaters. Soon their unique partnership led to marriage. Before long, her work was admired by the boss of the West Coast's most powerful mafia.
His wife hired Carla to redecorate their Hollywood mansion. There, she befriended other lonely women married to prime members of that mafia. When Roy joined them, he became involved in more pornography, and then parental child abuse, and murder. He dragged Carla into the depths of that shady underworld with him.
Carla loved Roy profoundly but had to escape his deception, adultery, and control. She found comfort in the love of another man-- a cop who set his sights on her husband. When Roy later turned against her, Carla's exhausted mind became distorted and doctors feared the loss of her sanity. A wealthy secret admirer loved her from afar, but his hands were tied. Could he stop Roy's rampages? Or perhaps a judge would curtail him.
Or did Roy just dig her grave?
BIOGRAPHY I've always loved to write, tell stories that I made up and tell jokes. I loved to make and see people laugh. My life has been anything but filled with laughter, so I understand well the hurt that's in somebody else. I was a beaten, physically and verbally battered child and then wife. It was my faith in God and with time that helped me overcome this and become strong. I love creating and working with my hands. Silk and dried flower arranging, sewing and cooking have been good hobbies for me. As a long-time single mother, I learned to do household plumbing, carpentry, and electrical work. I have also suffered from life-long bipolar disorder, manic depression and epilepsy. I self-medicated with alcohol, as do most like myself, to deal with the depression and anxiety. These depressions were sometimes suicidal ones and there was nothing I could do but bury myself in a deep, dark hole and wait until it was over. Or overdose on pills and booze. Again, my trust in God and His words saw me through these times. What I write about is what I have experienced and lived through. I don't need to make stuff up, God blessed me with a prolific imagination, so I can certainly add my flair to any story, as with this book. Although this story is based on actual happenings I had to, not just embellish, but change and elaborate on material for self-protection since some of these people are still around and functioning.
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