“About No Means No:
Matthew Blackwell smiled as he stirred Haley’s drink, spiked with enough ketamine to render her unconscious, hoping to have sex his way. He thought of Haley as no more than the girl who would offer him a night to remember; his send off party before university. Matthew believed that money was power. With it he got what he wanted and felt that he could do as he pleased where it came to women. And always at his side was his good friend, Ryan Crowe. Matthew had the financial means and Ryan had the connections. If Matthew asked, Ryan complied, including lining up women for dinners in private hotel rooms and for late-night rendezvous. But what Ryan did not know was that Matthew had a dark secret. Nowadays, rape is labelled as non-consensual sex – watering down the vileness of it – further disrespecting the victimized women. Few women report such incidents – primarily because all too many perpetrators go unpunished – further feeding the problem. RAPE is an ever-growing concern that must be addressed and recognized for what it is: a criminal offense.
L.M Wasylciw’s first novel was published in 2013 and in total she has self-published 12 books: 8 adult fiction and 4 adult non-fiction. Human behaviours intrigue her, leading her to spend a great deal of time analyzing what people do and why. She is constantly trying to make sense of things that do not make sense to her. Wasylciw is passionate about humanity, has great concerns about the future of our planet, and writes with an aim to enlighten readers, to empower action. She was born and raised in a small farming community in northwest Alberta and spent a full career in finance. At retirement she spent five years living on a sailboat and sailing the North and South Pacific. L.M. Wasylciw’s novels are eclectic – fiction that hits close to home.
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