Up and Coming

“Dawn of Mercy”

by

Kristen M. Fraser

Dawn of Mercy

By  Kristen M. Fraser

 

A shining star. A jaded heart. Will mercy prevail?

Kara Mercy always wanted to be an actress. At seventeen, her parents packed her bags and sent her to Los Angeles to live with her older sister and pursue her dream of acting. Poised on the precipice of opportunity, she was suddenly catapulted into another world, and life soon became a whirlwind of acting classes and auditions.

Alongside boyfriend Jamie Bradborne, an upcoming model/actor, Kara enjoys the perks and glamor of the celebrity life – parties, rubbing shoulders with the rich and famous, and trying to escape the paparazzi. But when she lands the role of her dreams, the fun-loving Jamie soon transforms into a mean-spirited abuser.

Dr Owen Martensen works in the emergency department of the UCLA Medical Center. Disillusioned and jaded by the superficiality of life in Los Angeles, he is reluctant to offer his time to care for a victim of domestic violence. After all, his compassion is waning and he has become desensitized to the world around him. Drug users, alcoholics, and shooting victims – he’s seen them all, and wants nothing more than for people to sort their own messes out. But when he lays eyes on the woman he’s been asked to help, his hardened heart starts to crumble, and he will do everything in his power to protect her.