Friday, November 11, 2016

Traci L. Slatton's THE YEAR OF LOVING Giveaway Blitz
Her world was crumbling ~ She was drowning in emotional chaos
Traci L. Slatton is offering TWO eCopies of this powerful
The Year of Loving
by Traci L. Slatton

Publisher: Parvati Press (October 10, 2016)
Publication Date: October 10, 2016
Genre: Women's Literature - Contemporary
Print Length: 432 pages

Art gallerist Sarah Paige’s world is crumbling. One daughter barely speaks to her and the other is off the rails. Sarah is struggling to keep her gallery afloat in a tough market when she learns that her most beloved friend has cancer. In the midst of her second divorce, two men come into her life: an older man who offers companionship and stability and an exciting younger man whose life is as chaotic as hers.

Sarah’s courage, humor, and spirit strengthen her, but how much can she bear, and what sustains her when all else falls away?
The Year of Loving by Traci L. Slatton

The Year of LovingIn two words I can give my recommendation of Traci L. Slatton’s The Year of Loving, READ IT!

In today’s society life comes at us from all angles at a rapid-fire pace, good or bad and there comes a time when one doesn’t know how much more they can take. That time has come for Sarah Paige and she is struggling to regain her sense of balance, self-worth and to find a place to heal and feel good about herself. Divorced almost twice, a mother of two, a business owner barely staying afloat, Sarah is caught in an emotional threshing machine as her embittered ex-husband does all he can to undermine her relationship with her daughters, turning them against her with his lavish gifts and endless bankroll. When her best friend further shatters the fragile hold she has on life, all Sarah has left is the tenuous hold she has on controlling her own life.

Two men want Sarah, one is far too young, self-absorbed in his own life, one is older, powerful and used to taking control of every situation. While both have their good sides, Sarah is not ready to commit to anyone until she can rein in her own personal issues. For anyone who has ever felt like it is you against the world, like your heart is being stabbed repeatedly with a rusty blade or like a cockroach under someone’s shoe, you will relate to Sarah in all her flawed glory.

Traci L. Slatton has NOT created a Shrinking Violet in Sarah, or a woman who spends her energy wallowing in self-pity. Sarah is a strong woman, vital and oh my, her wickedly wry sense of humor is priceless! Her headstrong determination sometimes is her worst enemy, but hey, no one is perfect. I almost needed a leather strap to bite on when she tangled with her daughters and their callous attitudes when her concern WAS to be a good parent who tried to set high standards for them, knowing she was powerless to help them see that her boundaries were far healthier than their father’s “gifts.” Another connecting point for so many. Love her, hate her, Sarah is real, she feels, she tries to do what is right, no matter what, but she is a woman alone and she recognizes that, too, no excuses, no apologies.

If you are looking for a meaningful read that feels so very real, look to Traci L. Slatton’s The Year of Loving and feel the power in the words she has written for today’s society. Definitely a Gem to be read and felt!

Traci L. Slatton, author of FALLEN and COLD LIGHT, is a graduate of Yale and Columbia. She lives in Manhattan, and her love for Renaissance Italy inspired her historical novel IMMORTAL and her contemporary vampire art history mystery THE BOTTICELLI AFFAIR.

 FALLEN is the first in a romantic trilogy set during the end times; COLD LIGHT and FAR SHORE further the dystopian tale. DANCING IN THE TABERNACLE is her first book of poetry. She also wrote a sculpture book, THE ART OF LIFE, with her husband. THE LOVE OF MY (OTHER) LIFE is a bittersweet rom-com that addresses the question: What worlds would you move to be with your soulmate?

Her latest book is a manual for do-it-yourselfers entitled HOW TO WRITE, PUBLISH, AND MARKET YOUR BOOK YOURSELF, A Manual for the courageous and persistent.

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  1. Hi, Traci. I noticed your book, HOW TO WRITE, PUBLISH, AND MARKET YOUR BOOK YOURSELF, A Manual for the courageous and persistent. I'm assuming you've been both traditionally and self-published? If so, which have you found to be the most satisfying, and profitable? I've been traditionally published for years, but I'm thinking about delving into self-pubbing.
    Hi, Lady Dii--thanks for inviting me!

  2. HI Michael, Thanks so much for the question! It's a good one. Both traditional and independent publishing have benefits and challenges. The traditional publishers move slowly and are terribly risk-averse. They're trying to publish books according to a business school algorithm that will make them a lot of money, hence the formulaic sameness in so much of what they publish. However, they do front the author an advance and there is a certain amount of validation and prestige. Independent publishing allows me to take risks that no traditional publisher would sign off on--which is fun. But I also take on the risk of the expense of publishing a book, and good production values cost money.
    I say that the difference between self publishing and independently publishing is that an independent publisher invests in what it takes to produce a quality book: professional editing, professional copyediting, and a professionally designed book cover. There are no perfect books but a well-produced one can be terrific.
    I hope that answers your question, and thanks again for stopping by to ask it!
    Cheers, Traci