The cover design for "I Promise to Be Better," a book releasing in 2024.


Embark on an emotional rollercoaster with I Promise to Be Better, a riveting novel that unravels the complex love story of Emily and Shane. 

Teenage Emily, plagued by abandonment issues stemming from her parents’ failed marriage, finds desperately-needed comfort in Shane. Despite him being six years older, the pair form a hidden bond and fall madly in love. 

The story takes a dark turn as it delves into the intricate layers of a toxic relationship. Entering adulthood, Emily moves to a new country with Shane. Jealousy, infidelity, manipulation and abuse propel this narrative into a heart-wrenching exploration of love’s darkest corners. 

Based on true events, this gripping tale is a poignant reflection of love’s destructive power and the empowering pursuit of self-discovery. Brace yourself for an intense journey through the complexities of love, and the resilience required when promises are put to the ultimate test.

** Content Warning: This book contains potentially triggering subject matter including manipulation, gaslighting, domestic abuse, and intimate partner violence. Please read with care.



Erinn Keala is a self-published author who believes writing is one of the best forms of self-expression. This is her first, and perhaps only, novel – written from the depths of her worst memories in an effort to bring healing to herself and others.

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