In Erika's Dreams

I’m thrilled to announce that Empty Arms is now available at an e-bookstore near you!

Here’s what it’s about:

Empty Arms by Erika LiodiceCatharine Chase’s entire life is built on a secret. In 1972, at the tender age of sixteen, she got pregnant. An embarrassment to her parents, Catharine was exiled to a maternity home to carry out her pregnancy far away from the watchful eyes of their tight-knit community. What they didn’t tell her is that she wouldn’t be allowed to keep her baby.

With her daughter’s screams still echoing in her ears, the medical staff told Catharine she’d move on with her life and have more children, they promised she’d forget. But they were wrong. Catharine never forgot Emily. And when she and her husband, Paul, learn that they can’t have children, she risks her job, her marriage, and her family’s reputation in a desperate attempt to find the daughter she never wanted to give away and reclaim her only chance to be a mother.

Here are 6 Great Reasons to buy a copy:

1. You like my writing. If you’ve enjoyed my blog and/or articles over the past 2.5 years…why not check out my fiction writing?

2. Adoption, parenthood, or infertility has touched your life. Empty Arms explores these subjects while shedding light on the experiences of an entire generation of women who were forced to surrender their babies for adoption.

3. It’s cheaper than going to the movies. Priced at $2.99, the Empty Arms e-book is a low-cost, high-reward entertainment proposition.

4. You want to support my dream. If I’ve inspired, motivated, or encouraged you to follow your dream, and you want to do the same for me, this would be a great way to help me make my dream a reality.

5. You need a book for your book club. Every copy of Empty Arms includes a Reader’s Club Guide. Plus, I’m available to attend your book club meeting (via phone, Skype, or, depending on your location, in-person) for a lively discussion. (Please send your book club request to:

6. It’s for a good cause. I’ll be donating 10% of the proceeds to Save the Children, because at the heart of every adoption story is a child. Sadly, there are millions of children around the world who don’t have a family to love them, clothes to keep them warm, food to nourish their growing bodies, a safe place to sleep, medicine to keep them healthy, or a decent education so they can thrive in this world. I’m proud to be supporting this fine charity through the sales of my novel, Empty Arms. Together we can help save the children.

Here’s where you can buy your copy today:

Coming soon to:

  • Apple iBookstore
  • Sony Reader Store
  • Kobo
  • Diesel eBook Store
  • Smashwords
  • and more!

Don’t have an e-reader? Don’t worry! The paperback is due out in December.
Stay tuned for details…

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  • Suzanne

    And I will be reviewing it on Reader Unboxed on Dec. 1st!

    • Erika

      And I can’t wait to hear your thoughts, Suzanne!

  • Stacy S. Jensen

    I purchased a copy and look forward to reading it. (I haven’t been faithful reading ebooks on the computer, but I should have a reader in a few weeks).

    • Erika

      Thanks, Stacy…happy reading! And be sure to let me know what you think!

  • Matt Neilson

    I needed a new book.. Just in time Erika! Looking forward to it! What an amazing accomplishment!

    • Erika

      Perfect timing! Enjoy it, Matt!!

  • Kathleen Boston McCune

    Just finished Empty Arms and loved every minute. Being from that era it seemed particularly poignant knowing several friends who were caught in that web of deception to the public. What seems ridiculous today was the norm for that era when pregnancy meant you were having sex before marriage which was not tolerated by the public and thus one’s family. This was particularly cruel because it covered the hypocritical facts that 30% of women and men married because they were already pregnant since the beginning of time…..and those are figures of those who were willing to admit the fact!

    • Erika

      Hi Kathleen,
      I’m so pleased that you liked the book, it’s music to my ears! It seems like everyone knows someone who’s been through a similar situation yet it’s still such a closely guarded secret. I hope this book will help shed light on the pain and loss endured by millions of people.

      Thanks for reading,

  • magazines

    I’m extremely inspired with your writing skills and also with the structure on your blog. Is this a paid topic or did you modify it yourself? Either way stay up the excellent quality writing, it?s uncommon to look a great blog like this one these days..

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