Being trapped with a psychopath

Greetings, and welcome to today’s Author News 26 June 2021

Have you ever been in the clutch of a psychopath?

Over the course of our lives, we all experience many relationships. Some are of the platonic or familial variety, while others are decidedly more romantic.

And in these romantic relationships, there are bound to be many trials. Some have more downs than anything that ultimately leads to the demise of the relationship. So, what happens when these downs are more than just that?

When they are actually emotionally detrimental to someone in the relationship and they reveal it is an abusive relationship they have found themselves in. That is when the person suffering questions everything while feeling trapped.

I explored this in M.L. Stark’s novel Burning Desire: The Psychopath And The Girl In Black Prada Shoes Part 1.”–Pacific Book Review—Reviewed by: Aly Avina

Welcome to America Tonight Radio Show

Kate Delaney interviewing Author M. L. Stark.

I was so proud of having the honour of being interviewed by Kate Delaney today for the America Tonight Show. It was so exceptional.

How many people can deal that way living with a psychopath? – Kate Delaney asked me during the interview for American Tonight Radio. 

Kate Delaney was amazing.

I felt immediately at ‘home’ with her. It felt safe and calming while talking to her. We really talked a lot about my books, about mentally and physically abuse. And why I had written about a true-life experience talking about dating a psychopath.

How many people can relate to such a true story about dating a psychopath? I am sure many can. Did you know there are 4% psychopaths around the world and 3% are men? 

We talked about how it frightened me of my life. And about all the revengeful measures that followed afterwards from the psychopath and his new victim.   

About the interview

In this 11 minute recorded interview, I want to put words into why I wrote the books. I wanted to tell what was behind the entire story of being in an abusive relationship. Of course there are also some few people who might not understand why I was writing the stories. To me, it was great for healing the traumatic experiences I’ve had in my life.

Did you know psychopaths are cunning charmers and master manipulators?

It’s to the matter where you accept the most extreme behaviours as normal. Over the course of my life, I experienced a different sort of relationships. Some of them were platonic. My marriage was of the familial variety. However, few of my relationships were decidedly romantic. That was what I thought about my last relationship. Was it one of the romantic kind? 

Author M. L. Stark interviewed by Kate Delaney

To begin with, the interview is a part of an important experience.

First, to expand my visibility as an author. Then to make my message stand out from the media clutter. As a result, it’s therefore a great opportunity for me to get in front of my target audience. Mostly to get me heard. Eventually, also to get me remembered. Following, also to get the books out on the market. In fact, for other victims, family, friends or even your partner, mostly for them to grasp abusive behavior. I want others to read the important message. After all, it’s truly difficult to get out of an abusive relationship––but indeed not impossible.

Opportunities are like surprises. If you wait too long you miss them.  

– William Arthur
Kate Delaney is a Speaker, Syndicated Talk Show Host.

She is the Author of Forbes Book: Deal Your Own Destiny and 2020 Communicator Award winner for Excellence from the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts.

April 2021 I’ve the first conversation with Kate. First she conducted a preliminary interview with me for approx. 20-25 minutes. Then Kate summarises she has done interviews repeatedly with 16,000 people during her twenty-years in radio and television. She broadcast from all over the United States and the world. However, I was nervous as a wreck. I told her with a shaking voice. Therefore, she told me: “Do not worry. Everything will be fine.” Immediately, I fully trusted her.


Her high energy, interactive and entertaining way of talking to me was exceptional. Kate’s experience moved me beyond any existing thinking and expectations. However, it was an important stage, going on air to discuss and promote my books. It made me feel I could create alternative possibilities. And do more for my books to capture my reader’s interest.

Kate Delaney is the author of several books and Forbes published her latest business book: Deal Your Own Destiny, Increase Your Odds, Win Big and Become Extraordinary. 

Kate is also an award-winning National broadcast personality who has interviewed over 16,000 people in twenty-years in her radio and television career. She picked up a Television Emmy for her special report on the AIDS epidemic in New Mexico and several Golden Mics for a series on immigration. She has broadcasted everywhere from the slums of Guayaquil, Ecuador to a whale-watching boat in Maui, Hawaii. America Tonight also broadcasts from Washington, D.C. 

Kate is a top business speaker

The interview clearly told me that Kate is a top business speaker. Her unique background and common sense straight forward approach opened the heart and mind of mine. I truly wanted to tell her about my story. Especially of what lay behind BURNING DESIRE & BURNING DESIRE FADES: The Psychopath and the Girl in Black Prada Shoes.

They announced the 11 minute recorded interview on over 210 stations in USA. And it appeals to over 26 million people. Just to mention a few:


The best book for your next summer read 2021. 

BURNING DESIRE and BURNING DESIRE FADES – The Psychopath and the Girl in Black Prada Shoes.

These books drip of emotional abuse. It’s about uncertainty I’ve lived through under the control of a psychopath. With self-esteem, self-worth, and everything at stake, I want to portray the brutal and painful truth. I want to tell you how it is to be with a psychopath. I want to show you how they think––if they actually think. My experience with the narcissist I was in love with mostly showed that he did not care. Nor worried about me. No empathy, because he was only thinking about himself.

The series presents a story that’s fairly common. It also discusses the strengths of empathetic people that a psychopath lack. I want to bring awareness. I want to shed light on how it is to be a vulnerable woman. About a woman who is trying to find herself through a maze of abuse. There is only one way to deal with a psychopath. Had I known better, I would never get involved with one. But it’s easier said than done! Such people are virtually invisible to their targets. And it’s impossible to see through them before it’s too late.

Some nice ‘Good Reads Review’

BURNING DESIRE: The Psychopath and the Girl in Black Prada Shoes. This book was very hard for me to put down and as I read each page, I found myself nodding in an agreement with its text. As it is written by a survivor of emotional abuse, I appreciated it greatly as if the author was right beside me telling me their story and what to look out for should it happen again and the reasons why we fall for these certain types of people. This book is the last thing your abuser wants you to read. Quick read and provides practical advice on healing as well as walking you through revelations you may not have gotten yet.

–Good Reads Review


was the epitome of a home-run contemporary read. There were times I wanted to reach into the book, grab Mary (not violently! She has enough violence in her life), and tell her to wake up! That’s how convincing and spot-on author’s voice is. I give it a 5 out of 5, and I’d recommend it to everyone, an eye-opening read!

–Good Reads Review

Author: M. L. Stark

I am M. L. Stark, and within the pages of "HUGGER MUGGER: The Con Man Smile" and "MAZE AFLAME: Flimflam Man," I pour out the fiery essence of my very soul. These books are not just ink on paper; they are the embodiment of my triumph over the darkest shadows of my past. Through the flickering flames of adversity, I have risen, crafting tales that echo the resilient beat of my heart. Every word penned is a testament to the strength I discovered within myself, a testament to the resilience of the human spirit. I have dared to bare my scars, to expose the rawness of my wounds, for I know that in sharing my journey, I offer hope to those who may tread a similar path. And as I close each chapter, I am reminded of the immortal words of Bob Marley: "The biggest coward is a man who awakens a woman’s love without the intention of loving her." These words resonate within me, fueling my passion to shine a light on the darkness, to empower those who have been wronged, and to stand as a beacon of love and resilience in a world that too often seeks to extinguish the flames of hope. You can follow me on Facebook or Twitter.

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