Escaping Your Life


By Sybil Bartel, author of IMPOSSIBLE CHOICE 

IC Teaser for Blog 1Have you ever thought about escaping your life? I don’t mean for a day or even a week, but really escape—change your name, leave everything behind and just run? Maybe you want a fresh start, maybe you want to discover yourself or maybe you need to escape, like Layna Blair in IMPOSSIBLE CHOICE. Stalked by a killer for three years, Layna has to run. Except she never dreamed she’d land in the arms of a Marine who promises to protect her. And he does, until her past catches up with them and Layna is forced to choose between saving herself or saving the Marine who risked everything for her.

With nowhere left to go, Layna flees to Key West, Florida. Surrounded by warm ocean waters and tropical breezes, Key West is full of memories Layna can’t escape. But if she wants to save the Marine and have any sort of a chance at a future, she needs to bury her past for good. And Key West is the one location that might be the perfect escape for a new beginning.

If you had to escape from your life, where would you go?

CARINA_0815_ImpossibleChoiceAfter her parents were murdered, Layna Blair spent three years on the run—until Marine Sergeant Blaze Johnson stepped in and saved her. With him, Layna knew safety for the first time…but shortly after shipping out for another tour in Afghanistan, Blaze comes home early.

When Layna sees the jagged wounds covering his body, every truth she thought she knew is destroyed. Blaze is distant and angry and though her heart is shattered, Layna desperately tries to keep their relationship together in the face of another tragedy. When the tenuous bonds holding them together are ripped apart by a revenge-hungry maniac, Layna must trust her survival instinct and bury her past for good.

But the enemy is two steps ahead, and before she can take action, Layna’s hand is forced by his deadly demands—save herself or save the man who risked his life for her freedom. Blaze saved her once. This time it’s her turn to protect him.


IMPOSSIBLE CHOICE is available now at and your favorite ebook retailers:

Amazon | Barnes & Noble | GooglePlay | iBooks | Kobo

Sybil Bartel grew up in Northern California with her head in a book and her feet in the sand. She dreamt of becoming a painter but the heady scent of libraries with their shelves full of books drew her into the world of storytelling. She loves the New Adult genre, but any story about a love so desperately wrong and impossibly beautiful makes her swoon.

Sybil now resides in Southern Florida and while she doesn’t get to read as much as she likes, she still buries her toes in the sand. If she isn’t writing or fighting to contain the banana plantation in her backyard, you can find her spending time with her handsomely tattooed husband, her brilliantly practical son and a mischievous miniature boxer…

But Seriously?

Here are ten things you probably really want to know about Sybil.

She grew up a faculty brat. She can swear like a sailor. She loves men in uniform. She hates being told what to do. She can do your taxes (but don’t ask). The Bird Market in Hong Kong freaks her out. Her favorite word is desperate…or dirty, or both—she can’t decide. She has a thing for muscle cars. But never reply on her for driving directions, ever. And she has a new book boyfriend every week—don’t tell her husband.

To find out more about Sybil Bartel, be sure to follow her on Twitter (she loves to hear about your favorite book boyfriend!), visit her website, like her on Facebook or join her Facebook group Rockstars and Heroes for exclusive excerpts and giveaways.

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