New Cover Reveal, News, & Reviews. I Welcome Novelist Claudia Ricci To Cat’s Reading Den. Claudia is Our Newest Author To Lyon Literary Services Fine Family of Writers.


Hello and Welcome, Readers, Friends, and New Visitors,

I am delighted and honored to introduce our newest author to our literary family of fantastic authors, Ms. Claudia Ricci.

Claudia and I have been friends and have been connected for a long time through mutual friends and social media. She currently has three published novels and a brand-new release coming in a few weeks titled “Pearly Everlasting.”

So, as a special treat for all of the readers and friends who visit, I talked her into letting me share her cover for the new book! I have to admit, this woman has been on fire since we began working together. I’ll be sharing all her literary news with you as well. Let me start by sharing who this fabulous woman is as an artist and writer and share some of her current books with you too. But first?


The Book Cover Reveal For Author Claudia Ricci’s “Pearly Everlasting.”



“ABOUT THE NEW NOVEL UPCOMING RELEASE of PEARLY”

Telling stories that heal has come to be very important to me. â€œPearly Everlasting,” a novel I started writing many years ago, tells the story of Salvia Fischetti, a painter tortured by guilt over her daughter’s death. Morgan Pochyrus is a biker poet consumed by guilt over secrets in his past. The pair’s unlikely meeting—and valiant attempts to save an infant facing a life-threatening illness —lead both characters toward healing in an unexpected way.



About The Author Claudia Ricci

Claudia Ricci, Ph.D., is an American Author, an influential and seasoned writer of literary fiction, and an accomplished painter.

Claudia is a former writer for The Wall Street Journal and a prize-winning reporter for the Chicago Sun-Times. She published her first novel, Dreaming Maples, in 2002 after being nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Seeing Red, her second novel, was released in January 2011, and Sister Mysteries came out in 2018. Her new book will be released in the Fall of 2022 titled ‘Pearly Everlasting.’ All of her novels are available on Amazon and featured as her subsequent titles on fine literary sites.

Ricci’s short fiction has been published in numerous literary magazines nationwide, including Alaska Quarterly Review, North Dakota Quarterly, Bayou, Yemassee, Barkeater, The Adirondack Review, The MacGuffin, and Another Chicago Magazine. Her non-fiction writing has appeared in The New York Times, Business Week, Parents magazine, the Huffington Post, and The Washington Post.

Claudia earned her Ph.D. in English (Teaching, Writing, and Criticism) from the University of Albany, SUNY, in 1996. She taught English, journalism, and creative writing at the University for 14 years and did a year-long teaching sabbatical at Georgetown University in 2009. Claudia is not writing she enjoys reading good books, traveling, canoeing, and painting. She and her husband reside in North Egremont, Massachusetts. (Her paintings can be viewed at https://www.claudiariccipaintings.com.)


Literary News & 5-Star Editorial Book Review & Press Release Awarded By Reader’s Favorite For Claudia’s New E-Book Release of “Seeing Red”…




For immediate release:

The authors’ new book receives a warm literary welcome.

Readers’ Favorite announces the review of the Fiction – Literary book “Seeing Red” by Claudia Ricci, currently available at http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0BHL1KR77.

Readers’ Favorite is one of the most significant book review and award contest sites on the Internet. They have earned the respect of renowned publishers like Random House, Simon & Schuster, and Harper Collins and have received the “Best Websites for Authors” and “Honoring Excellence” awards from the Association of Independent Authors. They are also fully accredited by the BBB (A+ rating), which is a rarity among Book Review and Book Award Contest companies.

“Reviewed By Asher Syed for Readers’ Favorite

Seeing Red by Claudia Ricci is a work of literary fiction that revolves around the life of a woman named Ronda. Ronda’s youth and her evolution as a promising dancer start Ricci’s novel off. Ronda’s story begins to really take flight following a date she had as a college teenager with her professor, which started with some cinnamon and ended sometime later with Ronda having a baby. Fast forward, and Ronda is an adult with an incredible son and a husband lugging his suitcase out the door because Ronda is pregnant again. Also, it’s not his, and she’s having an affair, but that’s actually the best part. Ronda is in the midst of her own personal Renaissance and has her own suitcases to lug. Things come full circle when the “How long?” her husband shouts is the exact same phrase she shouts herself, and that’s when we really see Ronda live for what she loves. To dance.

Claudia Ricci is an exceptionally talented author who has the ability to elicit a long groan and a surprised laugh from a reader in the same breath. Ronda is fully fleshed and authentic; she is a likable character; through this, we see the pure gold of Ricci’s prose in Seeing Red. It’s probably the most amusing dialogue; the acerbic voice of the narrative that can turn painful moments into cleverly worded quips is a bonus. I’m confident there was a ‘Meet Virginia’ pun, but I was devouring the story so fast I may have just hoped for it. As for ancillary characters, nobody is given mercy in Ricci’s witty portrayal, but it’s interesting that we don’t begrudge the character for their failings. Ronda is perfectly imperfect. Ronda’s way of dealing with problems is to run, often into the arms of the unworthy, but don’t mistake this for a romance novel.

Seeing Red is a coming of age for those of us who are coming of age in a different way, and it’s beautiful to witness the drive of a person who persists even when she’s told, “Lo Siento Pero no es possible.” Very highly recommended.”

You can learn more about Claudia Ricci and “Seeing Red” at https://readersfavorite.com/book-review/seeing-red/4 where you can read reviews and the author’s biography or with the author directly or through their website and social media pages.

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Cat sure hopes you have enjoyed learning all about my dear friend and fellow author, Claudia Ricci.

You can connect with Claudia through her social media, or I highly suggest you visit her website and her fantastic blog! I know you will thank this CAT later after you do!


And all her novels make a great Holiday Gift idea too!

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Special Update For Author, A.R. Tirant & Her New Historical Romance Novel.

Hello and Welcome Readers & Visitors!

 

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Many of you may have seen the Fabulous Author Spotlight here for Author/Novelist,
A. R. Tirant, (Rosie) and her new historical romance novel titled;
Echoes from the Oasis …

Well I have to share more wonderful news as Rosie has been all over the place promoting
her new novel! It happens to include a beautiful new Author Website, a press junket as it seems, while she was visiting her place of birth, and was raised in The Seychelles, but
now lives in England. She also met with many important people in The Seychelles
Island while on vacation too!  So let’s get to all the exciting NEWS!

About The Novel:
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Product Details.

Echoes from the Oasis

May 1, 2014

Paperback

$11.98$13.46

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In 1814, the war being raged on the seas of the Indian Ocean by the all-powerful
Franco-British naval forces trying to dominate the lucrative trade routes to India, had
ended with a truce. At the stroke of a pen, far away in the city of Paris, the exotic,
tropical islands of the Seychelles became a British colony. Forged from their French descendants and African slave roots, and molded by their new British rulers, a
small nation had emerged.
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It is July 1912 on the island of Mahé, and Anna Savy has just turned sixteen.
Anna is a passionate, nature-loving and rebellious young woman at a time when
women are confined to specific roles and expectations, and custom and tradition
prevail with reverence. Strongly held beliefs in the goodness and righteousness of God,
and in the secret and evil forces of witchcraft, hold equal sway in a closely knit
Catholic community.

As a young nurse, Anna experiences both the joy and pain of her people, for survival is
a daily struggle for the majority. A smallpox epidemic brings tragedy to Mahé’s
Victoria Hospital, with the hatred and conflict between Anna’s British and Irish
colleagues laid bare, whilst forbidden love brings the missing dimension to her life.
But then, the First World War brings the worst possible disaster

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November 8, 2014 in Travel Related

Seychelles Historical Novels Launches New Website …
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Seychelles Historical Novels Launches New Website
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Cuckfield, United Kingdom- The culture and history of the Seychelles islands, and
the Seychellois people are featured in the newly launched website of Seychelles
Historical Novels
 The home of “Echoes from the Oasis”.

A place to come and browse old photos and write-ups about the islands, as well as
the activities and the accomplishments of Seychelles in both Nature Conservation
and Tourism over the past years. See why the islands are offering more than just
Sun, Sea and Sand to its visitors 


Visit us at : http://seychelleshistoricalnovels.com

Right on the home page you feel Welcomed with a special message that reads:
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“Welcome to the world’s last tiny secret… You’ve reached the website of the
Seychellois author A.R. Tirant and the series of Historical Romance Novels set
in the Seychelles islands. We invite you on an odyssey of passion and intrigue
as you journey through this scattering of the world’s most beautiful islands
nestling peacefully in the azure waters of the vast western Indian Ocean…
Allow the magic of Seychelles to exude its timeless elegance and mythical sense
of isolation, and rejoice as you discover the original Garden of Eden” . . .
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I can tell you her website is not only fabulous, you can learn more about The
Seychelles Island, more about the author, her historical romance novel, and by
the time your done visiting, you’ll be ready to pack a bag and catch the next flight
to the islands! While Rosie was there visiting family and friends, she found time to
have an article done about her and the novel, and a fantastic must read
‘Author Interview’ too!. Here is one of the articles done as well.
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 By N. Tirant-Gherardi

“From the opening lines the reader is drawn into a period long since evolved”.

“The author manages to skillfully hold the reader’s attention as the story develops
its numerous threads that set the stage for a flurry of love and passion in the midst of hardships”.

“Her penmanship is particularly remarkable in the manner in which she paints the
historical backdrop to the stage setting as she introduces the main players whose lives
and passions intertwine with the historical events of that period”.

“But perhaps to the author’s greatest credit is the illustration of the profound relationship
that develops between the two main characters, Anna and her beloved Louis. The reader
is drawn into this romance through the author’s touch for detail and ability to convey
those inner emotions to which we can all relate”.

“At the end of the day, the echoes from Anna’s oasis are of love, passion, hate and
revenge – all those human traits that make for a very powerful read indeed”.
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Watch Out for “Echoes from the Oasis” in the next edition of Elite Magazine 

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And if that wasn’t enough, a few weeks ago she attend The World Travel Market
and attended as a Guest of Seychelles Tourist Board. And hopefully will appear in a
Glossy Magazine that features The Seychelles and the Indian Ocean in Italy!
So we all need to keep our fingers crossed for her that this works out for her!! A little
more about Rosie Tirant-Longhurst.
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About The Author/Novelist:

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Rosie Tirant-Longhurst, aka A.R. Tirant, was born in the Seychelles in November 1958.
The daughter of a policeman and, the eldest in a family of four brothers and four sisters.
She grew up on the northern coast of Mahe island, in the tiny seaside village of
Beau-Vallon. Her working life started in 1975 as a nurse at Mahe’s Victoria Hospital,
and followed thereafter by a long career in the Hotel Industry. She emigrated to
England in 1995, and lives in West Sussex with her husband. She has two grown-up
sons and a granddaughter.
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Beau Vallon, Seychelles | Editorial » THE INTERVIEW | By: Gerard Govinden
(See her website for the full interview) Seychelles-born author Rosie Tirant Longhurst now
residing in England says her debut novel is aimed at preserving what she likes about Seychelles.
(Rosie Tirant-Longhurst) …

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(Seychelles News Agency) – “The book is not one about Seychelles but because it is set
in Seychelles I have been able to write a lot about what we have and do in Seychelles,
where we come from. It’s about what makes us Seychellois.”

This is how Seychelles-born author Rosie Tirant-Longhurst describes her debut novel
‘Echoes from the Oasis’ that has received rave reviews.
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Yes, the Amazon Reviews are coming in and they all tell how much readers are
enjoying her new Historical Novel, myself included! Here are just a few quotes from readers on how well they enjoyed, ‘Echoes from the Oasis’, By: A.R. Tirant  …
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“A thoroughly enjoyable read and a vibrant, engaging plot. The author’s descriptions
of what Seychelles and its society would have been like at the turn of the 20th century
is done with much imagination” …

 5 Stars!
“A highly entertaining debut novel” 

 5 Stars!
“Very touching. Written straight from the heart” 

 5 Stars
“A book worth reading“!.
So that’s what my good friend and fellow author, A. R Tirant has been up to with all the fun and happenings for her new novel/book. I urge you to go visit her wonderful new website, and as always, … tell her Author, Cat Lyon sent you from, Lyon Book & Social Media Promotions!
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Much Happiness & Blessings Friends,
Author, Catherine Townsend-Lyon 🙂
http://www.amazon.com/Echoes-Oasis-R-Tirant/dp/099280860X/

 

 

I’m So Pleased To Welcome “Author, Russell Warnberg” And His New Book Titled, “The Chalk Line Killer”

Hello And Welcome Friends, Readers, Book Lovers,

 

We are in for another treat with a very special ‘Guest Author’ today, and his new book! I’m honored to introduce you to, “Author, Russell Warnberg” and his new book titled, “The Chalk Line Killer.” It is the next book from his book series, “Edge Of Redemption”.

Now I just added his book to my GoodReads ‘want to read book shelve’,  and I so recommend you all do the same. I met Russell through a mutual group we are in together on the Professional media site LinkedIn. He checked me out, then I went and checked him out,….LOL and BAM!, we connected on LinkedIn. I meet so many wonderful, interesting, and talented writers and authors there. And my new friend “Russell” is no exception! Here now is a little more about him as a writer, author, and ‘Man Of Mystery’…
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Russell Warnberg

 Lifelong Teacher  * Artist & Woodworker *  Writer

With his new published book offering, Author Russell Warnberg originally grew up in Minnesota. After serving in the U.S. Navy, he settled in Maine where he currently resides. Having earned an Associate of Arts degree from the University of Minnesota, he continued his studies and achieved a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree in Education from the University of Maine.

Russ spent his years teaching History, English and a few other subjects while working in public and private schools
in both Minnesota and Maine.

He currently resides in Maine with his wife, Elaine.
His son, daughter~in~law, and grandchildren live nearby and are the light of his life.

Contact the author at:
rwarnberg@roadrunner.com
Connect with Russell on Facebook  http://www.facebook.com/russell.warnberg

Purchase his new books at:
http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/420834

His new book just released is titled, “The Chalk Line Killer” and here is a little more about the book:
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The Detective Cole Sullivan Series continues


Detective Sullivan and his team in Maine, join forces with Detective Tweed and his team in Minnesota, when murders begin happening in both states with the same MO. Each murder victim has a chalk line drawn around their lifeless body.

People are being murdered. The police have very few clues and are running into dead ends trying solve the crimes.

The chalk lines appear messy and unsophisticated… until… it becomes clear that the chalk lines are not messy after all… they are messages. The police have to follow the clues and work fast to catch the killer before another victim dies.

Book 1 of the series it titled, Edge of Redemption
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Edge of Redemption
Edge of Redemption
by Russell Warnberg

Finding the old man was a shock but nothing compared to the madness that was to follow.

An experienced detective in Augusta, Maine, Cole Sullivan begins investigating the death of a schoolmate’s father, Joe Winslow. But when suspicion is cast on Winslow’s children, John and Kate, Cole cannot protect John from the evidence stacking up against him. Soon the homicide investigation Sullivan leads becomes even more complicated when Kate’s husband is murdered and a rash of seemingly unrelated killings breaks out. Russell Warnberg’s novel offers readers a glimpse into the killer’s mind as he turns himself ever more fully over to evil. As Sullivan seeks to solve the mystery, his own position comes into danger as the state government works to resolve the case as soon as possible, even though that may leave the true killer free.
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Now BOOK REVIEWS always tell us a book is Worth The Read!

Excellence with a unique flair.
June 8, 2014

 This review is from: The Chalk Line Killer (The Detective Cole Sullivan Series) (Volume 2) (Paperback)
This book has everything that may not fit the normal “structured pattern” of the thriller of the week. Yet, it adds so much more, with characters struggling to live, love and survive. Even though you haven’t an idea who the bad one(s) are, you find that they are also fully fleshed beings. You don’t want to meet them, but they are filled with motive and intrigue, as are the ones hunting them. Who is hunting whom? This has a wonderfully colorful landscape with imagination, cruelty and heart. It stands out because it is not the standard, often packaged bestsellers.

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So, many of you know me as NOT  a “James Lipton” from “The Actors Studio”….LOL,  so I only ask 2 simple questions to all my ‘Guest Authors’,  as I don’t want them to feel any pressure when I share a little about their craft! So here are the 2 questions I asked of ‘Author, Russell Warnberg’ and how smoothly he answered them…

1.) Was there anything in particular that made you decide to become a novelist and writer?

I had wanted to write ever since my college days at the Univ. of Minnesota, but never had the self-discipline to follow through.  Oh, I wrote some poetry and a short novella years ago, but could never quite pull the trigger. It was just too hard to find the time to dedicate to it.  As I was about to retire, I was presented with a laptop computer and that made all the difference.  I had learned to type in high school and found I could still do it rather well.  It was the computer that made it possible for me to actually follow through with my dream.

The first day I had the computer on my lap, I wrote out the first paragraph of my first novel, not knowing at the time that that’s what it would be.  After reading it over a couple of times, I thought this might make for a good crime drama, so I dedicated myself to the task, wrote nearly every day and five months later, the rough draft was complete. The rest is history, as they say.


2.) Has there been anyone exciting thing that has happened to you since the releasing of your books you’d like to share?

I can’t say that there has been any thing that has excited me about the release of my novels.  Of course, it was a thrill to sign that first contract and then hold a copy of the finished novel in my hands, but aside from that it has been rather anti-climatic. The old saying about it being the journey that is the best part, rather than the destination, I have found to be largely true.
Maybe the best thing is that I have found a second career that can occupy me for the rest of my life, if I choose. Being able to get up each day and have something meaningful to do is the key. To have a lot of people read and enjoy my work would be the icing on the cake.

So I’d like to Thank Author, Russell Warnberg for letting me share his craft of writing and authoring books with all of you today. You can also connect with Russell on Twitter! @RussellWarnberg  and on his website here http://russellwarnberg.com
And also check out this website to view his awesome book trailer and another interview courtesy of, “Fountain Blue Publishing and Author Services”
http://www.fountainbluepublishing.com/russell-warnberg.html

And as always when you give him a visit? Tell him Catherine Lyon sent you!

Happiness & Blessings All,
Author, Catherine Townsend-Lyon

Yes, Russell’s New Book Is Also On Amazon!
http://www.amazon.com/Chalk-Line-Killer-Detective-Sullivan/dp/1628680326

 

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