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Tuesday, November 3, 2020

Life with Ollie: The Story of an Only Child of a Single Narcissistic Parent by Donna Bourgeois - Book Tour - Exclusive Excerpt - Giveaway - Enter Daily!

Hi, lovelies!  It gives me great pleasure today to host Donna Bourgeois and her new book, “Life with Ollie: The Story of an Only Child of a Single Narcissistic Parent”!  For other stops on her Goddess Fish Promotions Book Tour, please click on the banner above or any of the images in this post.

Be sure to make it to the end of this post to enter to win a $20 Amazon or Barnes and Noble Gift Card!!  Also, come back daily to interact with Donna and to increase your chances of winning!

Thanks for stopping by!  Wishing you lots of luck in this fabulous giveaway!

Life with Ollie: The Story of an Only Child of a Single Narcissistic Parent

by Donna Bourgeois


GENRE: Memoir



If you are of dating age or married, I wrote this book for you.

This is not a self-help or a how-to book. This is the story of the metamorphosis of a timid, fear filled child who finally blossomed into a warrior. I have many scars that no one can see, but they are healed now. Through these battles to become a warrior, I have helped the wounded souls that have come to me and seen them overcome their demons to stand tall and proud of who they are. It has brought me great joy.

Through the years, I have heard along the way that the ancient Chinese would fix their broken china cups or figurines with gold to make them whole again, and more valuable. I believe that humans can be repaired with love and a sense of self-worth. Each and every one of us are here for a purpose and we are given gifts to help fulfill our purpose.

I would love for you to come on this journey with me.



My mother had completely crossed over to the dark side. She started phoning everyone, badmouthing me. She would phone me and tell me to “get back to my husband right now and stop all this foolishness.”

There was no concern about my welfare, it was simply that I was embarrassing her in front of her friends. She dug up all my school friends and asked them to talk to me—I hadn’t talked to them in thirty years. She hounded my current friends to convince me to go back to my husband. How she found all these phone numbers beats me—she should have been a detective. She was also phoning my husband, plotting with him to get me back.

My close friends were shocked because, just like my mom, my husband had a wonderful persona when with our friends and family. His dad was the only one who “got it”: he stood by me all the way, but he was dying of cancer. He sent me a message that he wanted to see me. I went, not knowing what I would be facing. Anxiety was now my middle name. When I arrived, he put his arms around me and told me there was nothing he could do to help me, physically, but he loved me and would always be there for me. He died three weeks later. Of course, my mom couldn’t pass up the dig that I had hastened his death with my behaviour.



Donna G. Bourgeois enjoys writing and painting, both excellent activities to soothe the soul. She went to university at 65-years-old and earned an associate degree in theology, just to keep the grey matter healthy.  She considers her greatest quality to be the ability to love greatly and be kind to those who life have put on her path.  Life with Ollie is her first book, although she has many more story ideas waiting in the wings. She believes if you listen to your inner voice, you will find your bliss.





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  1. Donna ~ Good morning! Welcome to FAB! It is so great to have you here! Congrats on your new book and good luck on the book tour! :)

  2. Sounds like a good book. I like the cover.

  3. Great excerpt, sounds like a fascinating and heartfelt story, thanks for sharign it with me!

  4. It's great hearing about new books when you have a family who loves to read. Thanks so much for sharing your book.

  5. Thank you for sharing your story with us.