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Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Birthdays of a Princess by Helga Zeiner/ PICT VBTour

Birthdays of a Princess by Helga Zeiner on Tour June 1st - July 31st 2013

Book Details:

Genre:  Psychological Thriller Published by: POW WOW Books Publication Date: May/June 2013 Number of Pages: 290 ISBN: 978-0-9868798-7-6 Purchase Links: Coming Soon


To be famous and be admired by total strangers can be very dangerous. Her little girl has always been her princess. In fact, she was so lovely, Melissa entered her toddler into child beauty pageants, making her a star from an early age. But her dreams and hopes are shattered one October morning, when Melissa watches a breaking news story on television. A young girl has been filmed by bystanders, committing a brutal assault in broad daylight in a downtown Vancouver Starbucks…and it looks like the girl is her daughter. From this moment on, a story unfolds, so shocking, that it will hold you captive and you will find yourself reading faster and faster into the night.

In Birthdays of a Princess, Helga Zeiner has captured the inner thoughts of an abused teen with amazing sensitivity. From my own experiences in 25 years of Forensic Psychiatry both in private practice and at Youth Forensic Services the psychopathology of the characters is accurate and realistic.
Dr. Paul JankeForensic Psychiatrist, M.D., F.R.C.P., Vancouver, BC

Birthdays of a Princess is available at these links:

Author info:

Born and educated in Germany, Helga left her home country when she was 18 to travel the world and experience the magic of life she was passionately reading about. She spent the next 15 years in exotic places like India, Thailand, Australia and Hong Kong, where she worked her way up into excellent managerial positions in large international companies. To achieve this she had to further her education and enrolled at night classes at the 'Chinese University of Hong Kong' for her Diploma in Management Studies. Love eluded her for many years. She was nearly 40 when she finally met her dream man and settled in Canada, where she now lives, neatly tucked away in the wilderness. She has previously written several suspense novels which have been published in Germany. Her first novel written and published in English is called. ‘Section 132”. A thrilling fact-based page-turner about a young girl forced into a polygamous marriage that has received countless 5-star reviews. Birthdays of a Princess’ is her second novel and will be published in June 2013.

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My Review:

I enjoyed this dark psychological thriller, although I found no joy whatsoever in the dark events that up to the attack of a woman in Starbucks.  Chapter by chapter we read what led up to the attack, what the police do to untangle the violent trail, and how the mom and grandmother define themselves and Tiara, the princess.  The story is a shocking revelation of sexual abuse and child exploitation.   Be aware it is a very dark read and even the ending is somewhat of a shock.  The story is well executed, characters well defined...some you  will love and others, you love to hate them!  It's an eye opener for sure.   I don't want to share anything else about the read except it is interesting.   I rate it a 4 out of 5 Winks!!    If you want to read this, the author is offering a free E-Copy of the book and all you need to do is sign up for the Rafflecopter drawing below:       Rafflecopter giveaway

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CMash said...

I also read this book and found it to be a page turner. Thank you for sharing your thoughts in a great review.

Teena in Toronto said...

I enjoyed this book.