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Fantastic Friday: Author Guest Post ~ ‘Leaving Me Behind’ by Sigal Ehrlich on Passion, Lust and Love and She’s Having A Giveaway

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This post has SO MUCH going on!

  • First, I want to introduce you to Sigal Ehrlich. She’s an amazing woman and I am SO happy to give you her bio. She has led an such an amazing and interesting life!!

  • Second, Sigal Ehrlich discusses “Passion, Lust, Love, can they exist without the others in the Contemporary Romance world, and/or life in general?” ~ WOW! What an AMAZING topic!!! 🙂

  • Next, stay to read the Synopsis of Leaving Me Behind. I have a sneaking suspicion that after you read the synopsis, you’ll want to grab this book ASAP!

  • Of course, right below the synopsis, I have the BUY LINKS ready for you so you can click immediately and get your copy ASAP!

  • And LAST BUT NOT LEAST – there is a GIVEAWAY! GIVEAWAY! GIVEAWAY! WOOHOO!! and a beautiful picture of the cover!

Ladies and Gentlemen, Sigal Ehrlich:

Sigal Ehrlich:


Her Bio:

By teen age, Sigal already lived in three different continents where she was lucky enough to experience and visit varied places, meet unique people, which only helped fuel her overly developed imagination. Currently, Sigal calls Estonia home where she lives with her husband and three kids. 

Not exactly sure where they will end up next…

Here’s what she has to say regarding passion, lust and love:

Passion, Lust, Love, can they exist without the others in the Contemporary Romance world, and/or life in general?

I’m hardly an expert on the subject, to put mildly, but here are my thoughts on how I interpret it while writing romance.

I believe that both in life and in literature, passion and lust can certainly exist without love, but in love’s case, both passion and lust take a great part.

In my view, as better and greater wrote before me, there are three stages a couple should go through in order to reach, what we call “real love”:

  1. Sensual drive and attraction, aka, Lust
  2. Attraction, pull, aka, Passion
  3. Idealizing, attachment, aka, Love

The simple definition of love is having feelings of attachment and attraction. Lust and passion are clearly incorporated in what the great ol’ love stands for.

To further distinguish and elaborate on the bond between the three, and to better illustrate the fundamentals of this statement, I’ll use Sebastian’s and Liv journey to love.

The route Liv takes through LEAVING ME BEHIND, is a path that begins with passion and lust, which eventually evolves into love.

When we first meet Liv she enjoys carefree lifestyle. As the story progresses and she meets Sebastian, there are undeniable sparks of raw, primal attraction between them. Both feel a desperate physical pull toward one another. Both feel lust and passion, the love is obviously not there…yet.

As they begin their passionate, lustful affair they gradually fall in love, which rapidly evolves to an all-consuming one.

As I see it, love takes control of your body and mind while passion and lust take control of your desires, in a primal manner. Nevertheless, without the ingredient of lust and passion we might not reach that oh-so-sought-for feeling of utter bliss, also known as heart racing love.

It was Esther Perel who said it best:

“Love and desire, they relate but they also conflict and herein lies the mystery of eroticism.”

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Here Is the Synopsis for Leaving Me Behind

Leaving Me Behind Synopsis:

A journey of self-discovery.
A mystic coastal town.
A Spanish lover.
One pulse-racing, all-consuming love affair.

Fed up with her comfortable and dull-to-boredom life, Liv takes the bravest leap, leaving it all behind. Unfortunately the crux of her issues – her entrenched, well-kept emotional guard – tags along for the ride.

With the spirit of change burning from every pore and a determined plan to break free from her self-oppressed lifestyle to enjoy life’s simplest pleasures, she moves half way across the globe to a peaceful Spanish coastal town.

With an aim to feel whole again, liberated and happy by herself, Liv begins her journey while maintaining weekly-cyber therapy sessions with her long time, questionable shrink.

As Liv finally begins to enjoy her new life and experience the varied goods the exotic country has to offer, a sudden major turn leads Liv to be swept into the most tantalizing roller coaster of her life.

A turn that leaves her questioning everything she thought was right.

THIS IS A STAND-ALONE NOVEL. Due to strong language and sexual content, this book is not intended for readers under the age of 18.

Buy Links for Leaving Me Behind:



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