Gold Literary Award Winner 

in Memoir Category @Global eBook Awards 2019:


Hi, my name is Elena.  I'm a survivor.  I was 21 when I was abducted from the streets of my hometown and kept prisoner by a group of criminals.  

It’s a truly and absolutely miraculous feeling when someone tells me that the book Girl, Taken has had an impact on their own life...  I can’t even describe how much it means to me... The night before I was going to publish the book, could not sleep.  I was so fearful and devastated because I was not sure how people would take it, and how I would look in their eyes after such a revelation... It took a lot of courage for me to click the “Publish Now” button that morning.  After that one click, my life definitely changed - in a way I could not even imagine.  When I was writing the book, I thought it was my healing therapy.  I was so wrong - the feedback I’m receiving from people now is my true healing therapy.


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“This book will astonish and inspire you,” says author Brian Whitney.  “It is the harrowing tale of a young woman who saved her own life through nothing more than courage, determination, and inner strength.”


Co-written with American author Patrick Quinlan, English version GIRL, TAKEN is available in paperback and as an ebook for Kindle, Nook, iTunes, and many other ebook platforms.  A Russian language version НЕВОЛЯ is available on Smashwords.  


Girl, Taken is on TV in London, UK

Elena was taken... At just 21, Elena was drugged, snatched off the streets of a Russian city and held for ransom by criminals who...

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There are many prisons that are created for those that want to escape reality and live within their own minds in order to survive. Living a nightmare sometimes the person does not want to survive or...  

"Every new day brings a battle, each following day creates a new obstacle that I have to pass. I refuse to give up. I like to survive through and make use of the lessons that life brings to me."  

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The Winter Issue of Chispa! Magazine has arrived with the article about Girl, Taken.  Page 114.  

"The most important thing that I have learned, that we never know what we are capable of until we are put in the situation when you have to make the choice - stay strong or break down..." 

"The book Girl, Taken – is a true story about kidnapping and survival.  The plot of my book took place in real life and I just described it in my own words.  I saw and experienced things no one should have to go through..." 

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