My Absolution

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Joz Maxel

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Dane broke the one thing he cherished most in life. He left behind a piece of him having no choice but letting his best friend fix it all. Fifteen years later, he's back and looking to regain some semblance of what he left behind.



Short Summary

In his spiral to self destruction, Dane takes his childhood sweetheart, Nova, with him and it lands her in the hospital and him in jail. Corey, his best friend since a very young age, who has pined over Nova for just as long as Dane has, makes arrangements with Nova's dad to rescue her and the baby.

Dane, after he finally gets hold of the piece in his life he's been missing for the last 15 years, steps up to the plate to do the right thing and it costs him everything. Corey and Nova continue their new journey with a special surprise.


A small undescript small town

Based on a True Story


Plot - Premise

Tragedy,Internal Journey/Rebirth

Plot - Other Elements

Coming of Age,Happy Ending

Mature Audience Themes

Substance Abuse, Language/Profanity,Nudity

Main Character Details

Name: Corey Spencer

Age: 39

Gender: Male

Role: Logical

Key Traits: Badass,Masculine,Sexy,Selfless,Funny,Romantic,Seductive,Leader,Honorable,Heartthrob,Faithful,Charming

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Development Pitch

Although the circumstances are not ideal, Corey finally gets what he's wanted his whole life, his childhood friend and best friend Dane's wife, Nova. Corey picks up the devestated Nova and the child she had with Dane and starts a new life. Fifteen years later, Corey has it all. A successful tattoo artist and owner of his own shop,the unconditional love of Nova, the respect and admiration of his step son Rourke and the proud title of father to two beautiful and fiesty daughter, Maybelene and Lola. All comes in to question when Dane finally is released from prison, convicted of what he'd done to Nova years earlier, and wants to know his son Rourke. It has an unbreakable connection between Nova and Corey, Dane as the underdog you hate but quickly begin to cheer for and Rourke, the teen who's torn between his loyalty towards the only man he's known as his father and the man he's always been curious about. Throw in the two girls as their growing pains provide comic relief and a suprise you never see coming, it's got everything to keep you on the edge of your seat and your heart pounding out of control.

About The Author

Joz Maxel is a married mother of three living in Western Canada. Falling hard into the indie world four years ago, she been an avid reader, pimper and blogger. When an opportunity to write a short story for a contest presented itself she thought "Why not" and went for it. Her debut novella My Absolution published in August of 2017. When not writing or juggling her house of mayhem, she yells at the television while watching her beloved Edmonton Oilers or binge watches Supernatural, Stranger Things and Riverdale, just to name a few.

Target Audiences

Age: 18-34,35-54

Target Gender: Universal

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Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Publisher: Amazon

Year Published: 2017

Hard Copy Available



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