Tuesday, March 14, 2017

"Agoraphobic: Inside Out" by Sara Secora

Agoraphobic: Inside Out
by Sara Secora

Agoraphobic: Inside Out by Sara Secora is currently on tour with YA Bound Book Tours. You can get it for only $0.99 on Amazon or FREE on Barnes & Noble. The tour stops here today for my review and an excerpt. Please be sure to visit the other tour stops as well.

28-year-old Kade hasn't been able to make it past his sidewalk in eight years. In this chilling short story, you will be given a glimpse into the inner workings of his mind as he goes through the process of trying to face his irrational, but very real fears.
Experience firsthand what goes on in an Agoraphobic's mind and begin to understand the silent disorder that millions of people across the world struggle with.

Click below to read an excerpt.

Praise for the Book
"You really don't have a full understanding of a person who lives with this daily until you yourself is diagnoses and living with it. And this author touch right on it. This really hits close to home for me and I had a hard time reading a book regarding another person who lives with the same as I do. Very accurate! Great read!" ~ Peggy
"I was delighted to learn that Sara Secora had written a piece of short fiction. Agoraphobic: Inside Out sheds light on a substantial topic; that is agoraphobia, the fear of stepping out into public places. The story follows Kade, a twenty-eight year old man who hasn’t been able to make it past his sidewalk in eight years. We get to understand the feelings and fears he has as he attempts to push himself past the fifteenth step. The author does a great job describing his fear to continue and his will to keep going. It makes this inner conflict of Kade’s feel real. I highly recommend this short story, it's a phenomenal stand-alone read and well worth the price." ~ Gary A. Swaby
"This is a nice short story that takes your into the life of Kade; a young man living with agoraphobia. If you're someone who has personally dealt with or has watched someone battle their own mind for control, this can definitely hit close to home. Agoraphobia is not a common thing people talk about, and those who do don't truly understand the grip your own mind can have on you. For them it's not that easy to take that first step let alone the ones that follow. While I was reading this I was able empathize with Kade and truly feel the dread of each second. Your mind can be your greatest strength, but it can also be your worst enemy." ~ Thomas Abril
"Great short story, vividly telling the daily experience of an agoraphobic through their own eyes." ~ Another Dimension
"A thoughtful insight into the mind of an agoraphobia sufferer. Beautifully written and dark." ~ Lydia Marie

My Review

By Lynda Dickson
Agoraphobia is defined as "a type of anxiety disorder in which you fear and often avoid places or situations that might cause you to panic and make you feel trapped, helpless or embarrassed."
This is a (very) short story about an agoraphobic who hasn't taken more than 15 steps outside his house in eight years but who tries, on a daily basis, to confront his fears. The author gives us a step-by-step look at his journey, both physical and mental, allowing us a glimpse into the inner workings of the mind of someone with the fear of venturing outside his comfort zone. It reads like a horror story: a man being pursued by monsters when, in fact, they are all in his head.
A frightening insight into the mind of an agoraphobic. The cover image is particularly apt and its significance will become apparent when reading the story.

About the Author
Sara Secora has a passion for all things gamer and nerdy, as evidenced on her YouTube channel, AviGaming. She is also a well-branded voice over artist.
Secora has always been in love with writing, and nearly a decade ago, she finally turned her talents to the arduous endeavor of authoring an exciting fantasy trilogy. Her whimsical stories are full of enchantment, mystique, and insight - destined to intrigue readers of any age.
Secora lives in Detroit, Michigan, where she continues to explore old and new avenues for her talent and hard work.