Feature Friday: Forbidden


This week’s BestSelling Reads feature is an excerpt from a reader favorite author: Forbidden.

By D.G. Torrens

Forbidden by D.G. Torrens, featured on BestSelling ReadsJessie clung on to the craggy ridge with all the vigour she could muster. Beads of sweat fell from her brow merging with her tears. She began to slip, little by little. Her body’s strength weakening while she fought to hold on. Her foothold was giving way beneath her. She felt the cloak of death wrap around her entirety as another finger loosened its grip. The stony ridge cut into her hands drawing blood; refusing to give in to defeat – she clung on. The force of the wind was palpable as it attacked her body like an invisible enemy…

Ajay sped to a halt and leapt out of his car. He searched his surroundings and learned that Jessie was nowhere to be found. She definitely stated ridge point in her message, he thought perplexed. He felt panic elevate within him when his eyes fell upon her car. Instinct led him to the edge of the ridge. He saw Jessie hanging on, albeit scarcely.

“Hold on Jessie, I’m here now,” he shouted. He ran to the edge and fell to his knees; extending both of his hands endeavouring to grasp hold of Jessie’s arms. The pain etched all over Jessie’s pale face clear and evident. A tear escaped down her reddened cheek, her eyes widened, without warning, she lost her grip and fell from his sight.

“JE-SS-IE, JE-SS-IE!” he screamed. Ajay craned his neck peering over the craggy ridge filled with intense fear. All he could visually perceive was the outline of her body lying still and desolate on the sparse-grassed bank halfway down the ridge. Shock consumed him and he froze. His whole body ceased to operate. He was jolted back to reality by the sound of a car engine on the opposite side of the road. He turned sharply but could see nothing. He stood up and then caught sight of a car pulling out from behind an evergreen bush. It was dark, too dark to make out the car. The car revved up and sped off at an alarming speed into the distance. No front or rear lights were visible, infeasible for him to make out the number plate.


The ties that bind us are the ones that can break us…

Jessica Hamilton is 25-years-old and born into a strict, white, Christian family. One that does not believe in interracial relationships under any circumstances. She meets Ajay Sharma at work, an Associate Director for Lansdale and Down Communications. There is only one problem – he is a Hindu.

Jessica and Ajay fall irrevocably and irreparably in love with one another. A perfect love they have to conceal from all those around them for fear of reprisal from their unforgiving families … families that are imprisoned by their own cultural constraints. They are both faced with unimaginable and unforeseeable obstacles that leads Jessica to a near fatal accident, one that changes their lives forever.

Jessica has no memory of the events that led to her accident on that fateful night. Will Ajay find justice for Jessica? Will Jessica’s memory return?


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Forbidden by D.G. Torrens, featured on BestSelling Reads

D.G. Torrens

is a mother/writer/blogger who has a dream to inspire as many people as possible through her story. To show those with little hope that dreams can come true.

Born in England, passionate about writing, D.G. Torrens is married with a daughter. Her first book, Amelia’s Story, has inspired people all over the world. Amelia’s Destiny, book #2 is the sequel and is followed by Amelia The Mother book #3 in this awe-inspiring trilogy. A memoir that remains with D.G.’s readers long after they have put the book down …

D.G is a prolific writer and in 2013, her works were recognized by BBC Radio WM, where she has given several live interviews in the BBC studios in Birmingham, UK. Thereafter, D.G. became a regular Headline Reviewer for the radio show for the next 12 months.

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