Saturday, July 23, 2016

Dancing with Air By Uvi Poznansky

About

Serving on the European front, Lenny longs for Natasha, the girl who captured his heart back home. At first, he enjoys fulfilling his military task, which is to write bogus reports, designed to fall into the hands of Nazi Intelligence and divert their attention from the upcoming invasion of Normandy. To fool the enemy, these reports are disguised as love letters to another woman. His task must remain confidential, even at the risk of Natasha becoming suspicious of him.

Once she arrives in London, Lenny takes her for a ride on his Harley throughout England, from the White Cliffs of Dover to a village near an underground ammunition depot in Staffordshire. When he is wounded in a horrific explosion, Natasha brings him back to safety, only to discover the other woman’s letter to him. He wonders, will she trust him again, even though as a soldier, he must keep his mission a secret? Will their love survive the test of war?

In the past Natasha wrote, with girlish infatuation, “He will be running his fingers down, all the way down to the small of my back, touching his lips to my ear, breathing his name, breathing mine. Here I am, dancing with air.” In years to come, she will begin to lose her memory, which will make Lenny see her as delicate. “I gather her gently into my arms, holding her like a breath.” But right now, during the months leading up to D-Day, she is at her peak. With solid resolve, she is ready to take charge of the course of their story.

Dancing with Air is a standalone WWII historical fiction novel, as well as the fourth volume of a family saga series titled Still Life with Memories, one of family sagas best sellers of all time. If you like family saga romance, wounded warrior romance books, military romantic suspense, or strong female lead romance, you will find that this love story is a unique melding of them all.

About Author
Uvi Poznansky is a bestseller, award-winning author, poet and artist. Her boxed set, A TOUCH OF PASSION, has just become the 2016 WINNER of The Romance Reviews Readers' Choice Awards. “I paint with my pen,” she says, “and write with my paintbrush.” She received a Fellowship grant and a Teaching Assistantship from the Architecture department at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, where she earned her M.A. in Architecture. Then, taking a sharp turn in her education, she earned her M.S. degree in Computer Science from the University of Michigan.

Uvi writes across a variety of genres: Apart From Love, My Own Voice, and The White Piano (literary fiction), The Music of Us and Dancing with Air (romance), Rise to Power, A Peek at Bathsheba, and The Edge of Revolt (historical fiction), A Favorite Son (biblical fiction), Home (poetry), Twisted (horror), and Now I Am Paper and Jess and Wiggle (children’s books.)

Excerpt
We found ourselves steeped in this strange, magical feeling. Happiness.
   Despite the fact that it was wartime, we could not help the temptation to swim in the English Channel, because we were young and bold, or else because we were foolish. 
We managed, somehow, to find an opening in the coils of wire, which were meant to keep people away from the beaches, for fear that the Germans would invade or send spies by boat.
I was told, by a fellow soldier who crossed our path along the shoreline, that the water here was too cold for sharks. With that in mind we took a dip, only to spot a jellyfish swirling in the water some distance off. I splashed a big wave at it, which made it recede and disappear into the fluid sparkle. Swimming just ahead of Natasha I watched the beautiful, smooth motion of her arms and legs, and noticed her looking at me, as I matched my stroke to hers.
At last we turned ashore. From time to time I pushed off a plank of wood, covered in a bit of seaweed, which came floating our way. That, for me, was just part of the adventure. Crossing the line of spray, where the breakers came to meet the shore, I felt sorry that it was almost over, that it was time to say goodbye to this place, where we found ourselves steeped in this strange, magical feeling. 
Happiness.

On our way up, Natasha asked, “What gave you the idea to come here?” 
And I said, “A song.”
“A song?”
“Yes,” I said. “I heard it just one time, on the radio, but the feel of it stuck with me.”
Over my humming it, she said, “Oh! I think I know it!”
She pressed her hands to her temples, perhaps trying to recall the words, and when they would not   come, she improvised, coming up with words of her own, which truly amazed me:

There’ll be seagulls over
The White Cliffs of Dover
When war’s just a memory of the past

I stopped her right there, simply to suggest the right word. “Bluebirds,” I said, holding out my hand for Natasha, because the climb was becoming hard.
Refusing my hand, she said, “What?”
“Bluebirds,” I said. “Not seagulls.”
“I like seagulls better,” she said, a bit stubbornly. “So please, don’t correct me.”

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Friday, July 15, 2016

A Sunrise in Rio by Rachel Matthews
For Hire: Fiancee 
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Monday, July 11, 2016

Caribbean Author Launches Provocative New Crime Fiction Novel



If you’ve had enough of predictable and formulaic murder-mysteries and you’re looking for something different, this is the book for you. 
Between Two Fires, by Caribbean author and journalist, Toni Williams is a gripping read full of mystery and suspense. It is set on an exotic fictional island off the coast of Saint Lucia and partly in Saint Lucia. It’s an emotionally charged tale of interracial romance, betrayal and revenge. 

The novel is already garnering rave reviews, including one by UK librarian, Mel Russell who enjoyed it and said she found that it had ‘believable characters with realistic motives’ and is ‘quite descriptive but wonderfully so.’

Williams says, “Between Two Fires sets out, first and foremost, to captivate and entertain. At the same time it challenges the reader to ponder over issues that many of us are reluctant to confront, including female empowerment, gender conflicts in relationships and the waning of love in an age of extreme materialism where the trending mantra is ‘greed is good.’

“Because the story is set in a ‘closed’ environment, this enhances the mystery element and adds to the suspense by giving devotees of the genre the familiar experience of following along as the mystery unfolds and they try to decipher the clues. This is one of the things readers tell me they really love about the book - the intense drama and suspense, and the way it has them virtually spellbound, so much that once they start reading it they just can’t put it down,” Williams added.

‘Between Two Fires is the first volume of the trilogy, Dread Desires. It is available as an ebook and paperback at Amazon.com, Barnes & Nobel, Smashwords and other online bookstores. To learn more about Toni Williams and his fascinating new title visit toniwilliamsbooks.wordpress.com.

Synopsis
Rudy Phillips is the sort of guy who walks into a room and catches every female eye, and it’s not just because of his good looks. He has a mesmerizing charm that women find irresistible. However, when he meets Bridget Tennyson, a stunningly gorgeous American stockbroker, she immediately captures his heart like no other woman has ever done before. Bridget runs a multimillion dollar stock-trading business on Elysian Island, an exclusive Caribbean retreat for the superrich. She’s also married to the famous British nobleman, Lord Edward Tennyson.

Rudy is all too aware that aside from being married, Bridget is way out of his league and the two of them come from completely different worlds. Nevertheless, they’re both crazy about each other and long to be together but first they’ve got to figure out a way to get rid of Edward. If they slip up and Edward discovers what’s going down, all hell will break loose but it’s a chance they’re willing to take.

Readers are saying…

‘Author Toni Williams is a master at submerging us into life on the privately-owned tree-square mile island ... Williams captures all the nuances of navigating both worlds and the complexities of human interactions.’  Three Worlds, One Vision.

‘I sat on my veranda and read the whole thing in one sitting, all 466 pages. It has been years since I have done that.’ Ramona Baker, Goodreads.

‘A great murder mystery to keep you entertained.’  Stacie Williams, staciew30.blogspot.com

‘It’s wonderfully refreshing to have a new locale and a new take on a tried and true formula.’  Misanthropester.com

‘I found myself staying up too late and even reading while in the bathroom because I couldn’t  put it down.’ Igor Elliseev, Goodreads.



About Author
Toni Williams was born in the Eastern Caribbean island of Saint Lucia. Presently, I live in a picturesque mountain village, once a refuge for runaway slaves, where I'm finally able to do what I love most; creating worlds in my head and bringing them to life with my pen. Prior to that, I found this really hard to do because of the primal need to survive and pay the bills. On leaving high school I sought solace in journalism after coming to the sobering realization that the road to becoming a published author was going to be a long and arduous trek.

Along the way I got sidetracked and ended up managing a family-owned banana plantation. A few years later I jumped ship and returned to journalism, and became an editor for the Crusader newspaper in St. Lucia. I am a Reuters Fellow (Green Templeton College, Oxford University). Presently, I do mostly freelancing, including editing the St. Lucian lifestyle magazine, Dazzle. For the past five years I've been using my website, Caribbean Book Blog to provide writers and readers with updates on new books and useful information about new resources and opportunities for writers to publish and promote their work, as well as book reviews.

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