Sweet Melissa

Caged, But Free Book Five

Addiction, The Lifestyle, The Recovery

Star light, Star bright, I wish I may, I wish I might. Well, you know how the saying goes, and it was going to take a lot more than a wish upon a star to change my life. My mind was clouded from years of drug abuse, and my senses were dulled. I seemed to have absolutely no emotion left at all. Was I destined to live the rest of my life like this? I often prayed that I would be the next to die. I wondered why I had survived so long in the first place. I never thought that I would have made it past my twenties, and at this point I was nearing forty. What was my purpose? Would I ever find out? Would I ever make it to fifty? Did I even want to?

My life had become so much more than a living nightmare. I could not believe that I had wasted so many years of my life chasing drugs, and falling into one bad relationship after another. Johnny was out of my life, but I just invited other men along for the ride. Now that my grandmother had passed away, I knew that my days were numbered before I had to move out of the back house. I would have to find a place of my own, and it was about time. I needed to get my shit together. What I really needed, was to find a new life. Was it too late for that? Was there any hope left for me? Any at all? Had I burned every bridge, and killed every single opportunity?

Book Five of the Sweet Melissa Memoir Series takes you deeper into the self-destructive cycle of addiction. It leaves you wondering why someone with so much potential and family support can become addicted to drugs, and the lifestyle that goes with it. The series contains many TRIGGERS and may not be suitable for the newly recovered. The series may help family members understand how easily one can get caught up in the vicious cycle of addiction. To others it may provide a sort of entertainment. The author wants to point out that no matter how far a person falls, that there is always hope.


Captivating! June 16, 2017
Very well written. Susan leaves nothing to the imagination in telling of the hell she endured all due to drug addiction.


Great memoir June 7, 2017
Ive been reading her story from book one and i can relate to alot of what she been through. I myself am an addict who is now clean since 2011. This book tells you how fast yoyr life can spiral out of control. But also makes me realize why i never want to go back to that type of life style. I cant wait for book 6

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About Susan Segovia-Munoz

Susan Segovia-Munoz was born in Los Angeles, California. "CAGED, BUT FREE" is the fifth book in the series "SWEET MELISSA". The author wrote the "SWEET MELISSA MEMOIR SERIES" to inspire others, and to prove that there is ALWAYS hope. The series contains many TRIGGERS, and may not be suitable for the newly recovered. The series may be helpful to family members of an addict. It shows how easily it is to get caught up in a cycle of abuse, and addiction. To others it may be simply entertainment. This is NOT a self-help book by any means. It is the author's personal story of ADDICTION, THE LIFESTYLE, and THE RECOVERY.
Susan Segovia-Munoz is living a drug-free life in Southern California. She enjoys painting, photography (in front, and behind the camera) and most of all she enjoys spending quality time with her family.

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