Thursday, October 17, 2013

Book Cover & Blurb: Nothing More, Nothing Less

Nothing More, Nothing Less

by Ashley Dukart

New Contemporary YA/NA novel

When You Can’t Forget the Past….

When Brandon finds that his mother committed suicide, he blames himself for her decision. His guilt drives his young life into a downward spiral of drugs, drug-dealing, and violent repercussions when his “business partners” don’t get what they want. Haunted by the past that will never change he fights to forget and to escape the memories he often relives. His brothers, who don’t always seem to understand him and what he’s going through, desperately try to help, but as life becomes further entangled, will Brandon find the escape he so desperately needs before it’s too late?

How Do You Forgive the Present…

Corinth, TX - Nothing More, Nothing Less by Ashley Dukart is a novel about a young adult’s downward spiral through drug addiction and bad choices stemming from a past he can’t forget.

Brandon’s story starts out with an explosive beginning throwing the reader into an immediate controversy between his brothers and his fiery attitude and lifestyle. Between his own addiction, drug deals, and parties; Brandon attempts to block out the memories the best he can, but even the high doesn’t last forever. Before he knows it the memories that have haunted him in years past are as prevalent as ever and he finds himself wound up in more than he can handle.

Nothing More, Nothing Less is not just a novel, but a glance into a different life. It depicts a life of choice and consequence. Everybody has choices, but they must face what’s right and wrong to make their own decisions and that is not always an easy task to face. When situations arise in someone’s life they are often faced with tough decisions evoking emotions and sometimes confusion, but at one point or another he or she will decide to cross the line or take another path.

Nothing More, Nothing Less was not written because I experienced what the book depicts. However, I did pull from experiences I saw as a teenager”, says author Ashley Dukart. “Trials and tribulations from family members and close friends allowed me to review how one can perceive certain aspects. Awareness about drugs, alcohol, and getting mixed in with the wrong crowd is important for young adults. They need to know how it can affect them, their friends, and family. It is also important for them to realize the consequences of drugs and drug dealing. By writing Nothing More, Nothing Less, I hope to bring about some of that awareness.”

About the author:
Ashley Dukart was born in Texas and began to write at an early age. Writing, however, is not her only passion. She loves to read, draw, paint, and among other things spend time with her family and pets. Her long term goal is to become a veterinarian, but writing was such a part of her, she had to pursue it as well. Nothing More, Nothing Less is her first published novel and she hopes you enjoy it as much as she enjoyed writing it. She currently live in Texas with her family and is continuing to write for her own enjoyment and hopefully for yours’, the readers’, as well.

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