by Emiliya Ahmadova
Escape is only the beginning of her nightmares.
The beautiful Silvana, shunned by society through no fault of her own, leaves Azerbaijan. She migrates to Kenya, where she falls in love with a man she sees as the answer to her prayers.
But her new husband, Mark, isn’t the man she thought she was marrying. In almost no time, he chips away at her soul and body, leaving her battered and more alone than ever. In her desperation to get away, she begins to believe that a well-plunged knife may spell the difference between freedom and a lifetime of more abuse – or worse.
She must make a decision which will change her life forever. Will she use it to stop the actions of a monster, or choose another path?
Broken Chains is a 2017 Readers’ Favorite and Bookvana Awards finalist. It has also been honoured as a finalist in the 2018 International Book Awards in the category of ‘Fiction – Inspirational’
About the Author
Emiliya Ahmadova was born in the city of Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan. Emiliya is a loving, and spiritual person, devoted to the well-being of other people. She developed a passion for reading, literature, poetry, and foreign languages.
Emiliya has diplomas in business management, as well as a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in human resources management. She also has International diplomas in the advanced study of the theory and practice of management, administration and business management, communications, hotel operations management, office management and administration, and Professional English from the Cambridge International College, in addition to a certificate in novel-writing.
Emiliya likes being around people, adores travel, enjoys playing soccer, and relishes helping other people. She has written A Hell For All Seasons (mystery) and My Twin Sister and Me (children’s book).
During her lifetime, she has encountered a variety of female friends who have been physically and verbally abused as children or adults. Some of them had been neglected, had childhood traumas, or ended up in relationships with abusive, controlling men. Knowing that these people were unconsciously crying for help but that no one was there to help them or hear their voices, she felt and understood their pain and witnessed their hopelessness, frustration, fears, disappointment, and isolation.
In writing Broken Chains, Emiliya seeks not only to depict other people’s struggles and dilemmas but also to give a voice to those who are in the same situation. She also wants to show that there is always hope and light even in the loneliness of darkness. Emiliya sincerely hopes that this novel will assist other people to get their lives on a positive track, the way that her protagonist Silvana did.
Thus, beyond the fictional world, she emerges as a global voice and motivational speaker for combating abuse in all its incarnations.