Echoes of Narcissus in the Gardens of Delight is LIVE

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Donna thought there was something wrong with her. That she was suffering from a mental illness that has caused her husband to despise her, distance himself from her, and cheat on her. She blames herself for the desolate, miserable thing that is her marriage and her life. Then she comes across a book that will change everything for her, and reading it, she discovers that there’s nothing wrong with her mind at all, but that there is something very wrong with her husband instead. Marco, she realises, is a malignant narcissist. A text book case. He has a real and documented mental disorder, and that he’s been controlling, manipulating, and abusing her for decades. The sudden full knowledge of all that he’s purposely done to her enrages her. Not sure how to leave after thirty years of what she finally knows has been intentional mental and emotional abuse from him, and believing that she has nowhere to turn, being so physically isolated, she bides her time.

Then she meets and befriends a group of unusual people who share her passion for gardening, and so begins her journey to escape. She joins her new friends in their project to assist elderly people in old age homes care for their small gardens, as well as secretly supplying those suffering from painful and terminal illnesses with medicinal herb and plant remedies, including illegal plants such as cannabis. As weeks go by, she delves into her memories, relearns what it is to be respected, liked, and loved again, and slowly she formulates a plan to safely leave her dangerous husband. But unbeknownst to Donna, Marco is in serious trouble, and has desperate plans of his own, and absolutely no regard for her safety.

** This is a work of fiction, but malignant narcissists really do exist, and it is a recognised mental illness. Unfortunately, many people never realise that they are involved with a narcissist, because their actions are so demonically bad as to be unimaginable and unbelievable, and so they spend their lives in misery, depression, fear, and isolation. If only by the accidental reading of a fictional story, I hope that this book will help even one person, unknowingly suffering narcissistic abuse, to realise that they don’t have to, and that it’s never too late to start over, be happy, be fulfilled, to love and care for yourself, and be truly loved and respected by others.

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32 thoughts on “Echoes of Narcissus in the Gardens of Delight is LIVE

    mihrank said:
    December 23, 2014 at 1:38 pm

    wow – this is incredible and with such elegant and classical presentation! Keep up with your hard work and mush more success!

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    Smorgasbord - Variety is the Spice of Life. said:
    December 23, 2014 at 2:21 pm

    Reblogged this on Smorgasbord – Variety is the spice of life and commented:
    Our delightful and supportive friend Jo Robinson has slaved away for months to get her latest book launched before Christmas. I will be doing a formal launch post next week between Christmas and New Year but I have loaded the book onto my reader and intend to read in the next few days and it would be wonderful if you could reblog her post to as many people as possible so that they can do so as well. Congratulations Jo another stunning book. We love you. Hugs

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      jorobinson176 responded:
      December 24, 2014 at 10:45 am

      Thank you so much my wonderful friend. We love you MORE! HUGS. ❤

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    Meredith said:
    December 23, 2014 at 4:46 pm

    This is a description of my 1st marriage.

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      jorobinson176 responded:
      December 24, 2014 at 10:46 am

      I’m glad it’s over now, and hope that you’re a happy and loved lady now. 🙂

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        Meredith said:
        December 24, 2014 at 3:46 pm

        Thanks. We determine our joy, and I determine to be filled with joy! Merry Christmas.

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    danniehill said:
    December 23, 2014 at 4:57 pm

    I’ve got my copy and look forwards to a great read– as always.

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    John W. Howell said:
    December 23, 2014 at 5:55 pm

    Congrats Jo.

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    John W. Howell said:
    December 23, 2014 at 5:56 pm

    Reblogged this on Fiction Favorites and commented:
    Jo is among the best and here is a new book to enjoy.

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    yeseventhistoowillpass said:
    December 23, 2014 at 6:07 pm

    Have a wonderful Christmas and Happy New Years!

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      jorobinson176 responded:
      December 24, 2014 at 10:48 am

      And a wonderful Christmas and Happy New Year to you too Juan! X

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    sknicholls said:
    December 23, 2014 at 6:11 pm

    Reblogged this on S.K. Nicholls and commented:
    Jo Robinson, an author very supportive of the writer community and indie authors has a new book live!

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    7128788elf said:
    December 23, 2014 at 11:12 pm

    Hi Jo, looks a wonderful reed, congratulations, and hope it sells well. I hope you will enjoy a fantastic Christmas, best wishes and blessings, Charles.

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      jorobinson176 responded:
      December 24, 2014 at 10:49 am

      Thank you Charles! Have a wonderful Christmas and blessings to you also. 🙂 X

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        7128788elf said:
        December 28, 2014 at 9:47 pm

        Thanks Jo, am back, having had a good break and Christmas with my sister, her husband and some of my cousins. Best wishes and blessings Charles.

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    Vashti Quiroz-Vega said:
    December 24, 2014 at 2:05 am

    Congratulations Jo! Loved the trailer. I’m intrigued. 😀

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      jorobinson176 responded:
      December 24, 2014 at 10:54 am

      Thank you Vashti! Our gorgeous Chris Graham made that trailer and I love it. He really is amazing how he “gets” the details of the stories every time. 😀

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    theowllady said:
    December 24, 2014 at 2:33 am

    Reblogged this on theowlladyblog.

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    Kim Saeed said:
    December 24, 2014 at 4:02 am

    Congratulations on your book!

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      jorobinson176 responded:
      December 24, 2014 at 10:58 am

      Thank you Kim! In actual fact, you were my biggest inspiration for this book. It was reading one of your articles that I found out that some people are more than just mean. In the recommended reading at the back I’ve put the link to your website because for me it’s the best one. I also added links to Psychopath Free by Peace and Malignant Self Love by Sam Vaknin, but your words have helped me much more than any others.

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    Patrick Jones said:
    December 25, 2014 at 5:10 pm

    Congratulations Jo! I just love the cover!! I will reblog this if you like…already put Santa up today but can reblog tomorrow? Merry Christmas…what a neat present to you!!

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      jorobinson176 responded:
      December 25, 2014 at 5:44 pm

      Thank you Patrick! My cover was a bit like your Wolf’s Moon – happy days – although I’m nowhere NEAR Sandy’s expertise with a camera! I bought the daffodils and grew the heirloom tomatoes at the bottom, and it was a lot of fun, swearing, and learning to make the darn thing. I’d LOVE a reblog – anytime at all! LOVE to you both and Happy Christmas! ❤

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    Patrick Jones said:
    December 25, 2014 at 5:47 pm

    Oh…we don’t have any expertise with the camera! We just happen to take a good shot here or there. The real photographers amaze us! Happy to reblog…will get it up tomorrow! Good job on the cover…outstanding!

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    jjspina said:
    January 8, 2015 at 12:55 pm

    Congrats! Looking forward to reading it. So many books and so little time. But I will finish them all in 2015, my New Year’s Resolution!

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