Best-Selling Author Elizabeth Upton Launches New Non-Fiction Book with a Pre-order E-Sale for All Her Readers to Enjoy. “The Mystic Swords of Love and Innocence.”


From the Author . . .


The Mystic Swords of Love and Innocence is a book I wrote more than a decade ago, but one in which I still contemplate the words and wisdom therein. I have continued to revise it as I have continued to revise my own life. And yet, in a way, this book has taken on a life of its own beyond even my own thoughts and revisions in its own determination to express its unique spirit.

While some may profess that as adults we have lost our innocence, and with it, our ability to love in its purest form, I have come to realize that we never truly lose the essence of either within our soul and spirit. The profession of such a loss is actually an illusion, or a fabrication that has been drummed into us once we reach adolescence, as it has through eons of history and religion, convincing us that true love and innocence is only a gift to be experienced by the very young.


Consider, for example, how we often hear in our youth, that once we become sexually active, we have lost our innocence?

With our innocence now gone, what have we now become?

Can we ever attain innocence once again?


Is the innocence that we thought we have lost still in our hearts?

The answers and more are within the pages of this book. . .


~Elizabeth Upton Exceprt From The Mystic Swords of Love and Innocence




*** About The New Release on Pre-order Sale At Amazon ***


Written By Elizabeth Upton 

Pre-Order — https://www.amazon.com/Mystic-Swords-Love-Innocence-Magnificence-ebook/dp/B0BSJ7T1M1

The Mystic Swords of Love and Innocence: Reclaim Your Magnificence

  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B0BSJ7T1M1
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ The Silver Woman of Fire Press; 1st edition (February 10, 2023)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ February 10, 2023
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Book Description

    Today’s busy, noisy, and the fast-paced world can be full of challenges that stress us out and bog us down, sometimes to the point of leading us down a path of despair, desolation, and depression. The Mystic Swords of Love and Innocence: Reclaim Your Magnificence is the complete guide to discovering how to slow down, reset the mind, and achieve the love, innocence, peace of mind, and resilience we once enjoyed as children.

    Based upon her years as a contemplative nun, a probation officer, and a counselor, author Elizabeth Upton shows us how to achieve clarity in order to live the magnificent life we were meant to live right now


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About the Author

Elizabeth Upton is an American Author and an influential writer of fiction and nonfiction spiritual books.

Her best-selling books, “Secrets of a Nun: My Story” and “The Silver Woman of Fire” helped set her firmly on the world’s literary map. With many novels to her credit, she released her newest fiction book in June 2022 titled ‘Lovers’ Secrets and Revenge’ book three to her “John Callahan” Novel Series. Now, her new non-fiction is titled “The Mystic Swords of Love and Innocence.” Elizabeth’s favorite she enjoyed writing is, ‘The Shaman and The Mafia,’ as she shares, “The creation of this story has been an exciting journey. If possible, I would love to meet all of the characters in this book in real life.” Elizabeth’s books and novels are available on Amazon online, Barnes & Noble, and featured on fine literary book sites and magazines.

Elizabeth was born and raised in Los Angeles, CA., until the age of sixteen, when she entered a New York State Convent and became a nun for twenty years, but she yearned for a more authentic spiritual life. Elizabeth left the convent and chose to attend and receive her B.A. from Syracuse University. Moving back to her native state of California, she attended and received her M.A. from Chapman University in psychology. The Author began working for over thirty years in family counseling as a social worker and probation officer working with troubled teens and abused children. She is a speaker, spiritual mentor, and advisor.

Elizabeth is happily married and enjoys writing books for her reader fans around the world. When the Author is not writing, she works out with a personal trainer to stay fit and healthy; she loves spending time on long walks on the beach with her husband and dog. Her favorite colors are blue, green, and gold. She enjoys reading good books by some of her favorite authors like Geraldine Brooks, Hanh, Jerry Archer, Joseph Murphy, and Michael Connelly. Elizabeth and her husband reside in Santa Barbara, California.


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Multi-Award-Winning Author Kim Carter Has Been Awarded Two Reader’s Favorite 5-Star Editorial Book Reviews For “A Clara & Iris Mystery” Novel Series For Books 1 and 2…




What a fantastic way to start out a New Year with not one, but two new 5-Star Editorial book reviews awarded by literary book influencers Reader’s Favorite, and this is exactly how Kim Carter is celebrating her new 2023!

Her two books, now a mystery series titled “A Clara and Iris Mystery” with Book One titled “Sweet Dreams, Baby Belle” and Book Two titled “Murder Among The Tombstones”… Book Three will be released SOON titled “The Root Of All Evil” of the novel series! Let’s learn more…



For immediate release:

Kim Carter’s books receive a warm literary welcome.

Readers’ Favorite announces the review of the Fiction – Mystery – Historical book “Sweet Dreams, Baby Belle: A Clara and Iris Mystery Series” by Kim Carter, currently available at http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0742KNK86.



Book Review For Sweet Dreams, Baby BelleReviewed by Jennifer Ibiam for Readers’ Favorite – Book One of ‘A Clara and Iris Mystery Series’

“Lizzy was a simple waitress who lived from one paycheck to the next.
Her life changed when the suave cardiac surgeon, Dr. Grant Chatsworth, came into the restaurant as a customer. The two fell in love, got married, and lived the fairytale. Unfortunately, things started going downhill six months after the wedding. Grant’s affection for Lizzie died, physical and emotional abuse stepped in, and she became a prisoner in her own home. The situation worsened when she discovered that the respectable yet arrogant doctor was involved in fraudulent drug research and would go to any lengths to achieve his dream. Grant imprisoned her in his gated estate, and she was in danger with no one to help her escape.

Follow the full story by reading Sweet Dreams, Baby Belle: A Clara and Iris Mystery Series by Kim Carter. Sweet Dreams, Baby Belle is a captivating story cloaked in mystery and intrigue. This is one of the most unpredictable stories I have read. I loved the plot, storyline, and development. The characters were outstanding, and there were lessons to be learned. For one, women should not let anyone strip them of their financial independence, no matter how little they earn. Also, any relationship that intentionally isolates you from your loved ones is an impending red flag. I love to see women step up to protect a sister, as we should. Mariana, Daisy, Clara, and Iris were heroines, and Lizzie was a courageous woman. I cannot get over the twist with Antoine Rayne. The enemy does indeed live within.

Kim Carter is a fantastic storyteller, and this is a great introductory novel.
Thank you for such a gripping but refreshing read.”



Readers’ Favorite announces the review of the Fiction – Mystery – Murder book “Murder Among The Tombstones (Book 2)” by Kim Carter, currently available at http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1947140035.


Second Book Review of ‘Murder Among The Tombstones’ – Reviewed by Viga Boland for Readers’ Favorite – Book Two of ‘A Clara and Iris Mystery Series’

“After I finished reading Murder Among the Tombstones, the second of the Clara and Iris Mystery Series, I found myself briefly thinking more about the incredible skill of the author, Kim Carter, than the story itself. How cleverly she hooked me in that exciting opening chapter about a young woman running from a predator in a dense forest! Then, she further reeled me in as police puzzled over why the corpse of a beautiful young woman was found gently wrapped in a pink blanket in a cemetery. All ready for what I anticipated would be a thrilling mystery murder, suddenly everything changed! A pair of delightful old biddies, Clara and Iris, whisked me into their newly acquired Private Eye office and had me in stitches with their humorous banter.

Well, what just happened was a novel approach to murder mystery writing by easing mounting tension with comic relief, not unlike what Shakespeare did in some of his tragedies. Initially, I wasn’t sure I liked this break in the plot, but these two lively seniors, with their chalk-and-cheese personalities, grew on me so much that I looked forward to their intrusions. The reserved, refined Clara was forever embarrassed by that outspoken, colorful flirt, Iris, who delighted in proving she was far from over the hill.

While Clara and Iris are trying to figure out how to run their agency and use their new iPhones, how does Carter manage to bring these two senior sleuths bang smack into the middle of the primary plot, where cops are being shot by drug-addicted felons and yet another young woman is running for her life from a serial killer? That, dear readers, is due to the remarkable writing skills of Kim Carter. It’s delightful to experience Carter bringing together such diverse characters for a unique spin on a murder mystery. Murder Among the Tombstones is an easy read, with the plot and sub-plots moving quickly thanks to the constant use of clever dialogue.

There’s an abundance of colorful characters, dramatic settings, a delightful amount of humor, and enough unexpected twists to keep the most ardent mystery fans guessing. But it’s the personalities of Clara and Iris that will have readers looking forward to the next book in this series.
Enjoy!”

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Now For a Special Sneak Peek of the Book Cover of Book Three “A Clara and Iris Mystery Series,” which is on this new book banner made and courtesy of Keith Marion Photography.

Kim’s new book will release in late Feb 2023 and is titled “The Root Of All Evil: Book 3 “A Clara and Iris Mystery!” Look at the very bottom right and you’ll see the COVER!


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Sharing From Award-Winning Blog of Two Drops of Ink… A Beautiful Tribute and The Legacy of Author Marilyn L. Davis by Scott Biddulph. . .



In Memory of Marilyn L. Davis: Goodbye to my dear friend and ‘big sis’

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I owe an apology to all the followers and to the contributors of this site because it’s been a long time since anyone has said or done anything here. That’s because, as many of you now know, our dear friend and mentor Marilyn L. Davis passed away on June 11 of this year. I didn’t find out about her passing until September. I found out through one of the former contributors to the site who was emailing me and was unaware that I did not know she had passed.

It hit me like a ton of bricks. It froze me in time. It placed some major decisions in my lap that I was not ready for, and, frankly, that Marilyn and I had never discussed. Believe it or not, in all the years we were together, and with all of the things we shared in conversation, we never discussed what would happen with this site if something were to happen to her. It’s hard for me to believe (in reflection) because she had more foresight than me in those kinds of matters. So I apologize to all of you that it has taken me this long to simply make a decision and to write something on this blog.

So here we go.

First and foremost, I’m not gonna make this a fancy post with all the elaborate subtitles and wonderful graphics that Marilyn would always include. She was so talented, and she didn’t even know it. Rather, I’m just going to be raw and honest and tell our story as a final tribute to my beloved big sister. That’s what I called her, “big sis”… Marilyn and I met a long time ago – I would have to say it would’ve been more than 20 years ago. At that time, I was a thriving member of the recovery community in the North Georgia area and didn’t know her extremely well, but everybody knew about Marilyn and her women’s recovery house called The North House. I was a member of a motorcycle club that also attached itself to the recovery community…


You may continue reading this beautiful tribute and in honor of Marilyn’s legacy… I hope everyone who visits my website will click on the link and read the rest of this fine post on Marilyn’s “Two Drops Of Ink.” I still miss her desperately.

She left all writers and authors after her the true and pure passion for writing…
https://twodropsofink.com/2022/12/11/in-memory-of-marilyn-l-davis





BIOGRAPHY

In Loving Memory and In Honor of Her Legacy
Marilyn L Davis Passed on June 11th, 2022

Marilyn Davis was the author of her debut memoir titled “Finding North: A Journey from Addict to Advocate” and her second book “Memories into Memoir: The Mindsets and Mechanics Workbook,” both released in 2011. You can support the family at this time by purchasing both online from Amazon, Barnes & Noble and many online bookstores.

Marilyn recently celebrated 33 years of abstinence-based recovery before her passing. From 1990 to 2011, she opened and managed North House, an award-winning residential facility for women.

Marilyn was widely known for writing in many literary communities, including her award-winning website “Two Drops of Ink,” where she encouraged many in collaborative writing. She was the Editor-in-Chief and From Addict 2 Advocate, another award-winning site where she was the Editor-in-Chief and wrote for the recovering community.

Marilyn was also a Certified Addiction Recovery Empowerment Specialist. Before reaching her goals and milestones, though, she was a desperate woman on drugs, managing rock bands at night, pretending to be okay, but ultimately giving up on herself, losing her husband, children, family, and friends due to her addiction. Her past had never defined who she was and the multitudes she has helped from addiction.

Her memoir is about that journey.

When she wasn’t writing or advocating, Marilyn was an avid reader and enjoyed gardening and cooking. She had raised two beautiful grown daughters, both of whom are in recovery. Marilyn resided in the state she loved Georgia, at the time of her passing.


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Our California Best-Selling Author Elizabeth Upton Makes Media Buzz With This Featured Interview About Her Newest Self-Help Book Titled “The Silver Woman of Fire” & More.




Who is Elizabeth Upton, a seasoned writer and influential published author of over 12+ literary titles and counting?

Elizabeth Upton is an American Author and an influential writer of fiction and nonfiction spiritual books.

Her best-selling books, “Secrets of a Nun: My Story” and “The Silver Woman of Fire” helped set her firmly on the world’s literary map. With many novels to her credit, she released a new book in June 2022 titled ‘Lovers’ Secrets and Revenge.’ Elizabeth’s favorite she enjoyed writing is, ‘The Shaman and The Mafia,’ as she shares, “The creation of this story has been an exciting journey. If possible, I would love to meet all of the characters in this book in real life.” Elizabeth’s books and novels are available on Amazon online, Barnes & Noble, and featured on fine literary book sites.

Elizabeth was born and raised in Los Angeles, CA., until the age of sixteen, when she entered a New York State Convent and became a nun for twenty years, but she yearned for a more authentic spiritual life. Elizabeth left the convent and chose to attend and receive her B.A. from Syracuse University.

Moving back to her native state of California, she attended and received her M.A. from Chapman University in psychology. The Author began working for over thirty years in family counseling as a social worker and probation officer working with troubled teens and abused children. She is a speaker, spiritual mentor, and advisor.

Elizabeth is happily married and enjoys writing books for her reader fans around the world. When the Author is not writing, she works out with a personal trainer to stay fit and healthy; she loves spending time on long walks on the beach with her husband and dog. Her favorite colors are blue, green, and gold. She enjoys reading good books by some of her favorite authors like Geraldine Brooks, Hanh, Jerry Archer, Joseph Murphy, and Michael Connelly. Elizabeth and her husband reside in Santa Barbara, California.


Interview Courtesy of Newsbreak Media


What inspired you to write your first book?   

My first book was just for fun, and it helped me get started as a writer. I moved into writing both thrilling mystery fiction and nonfiction, like ‘The Silver Woman of Fire.’ 


Do you have a specific writing style?  

My style and writing process are somewhat unconventional. It is difficult to explain what it is. But I do rely on a writing plan and outline.


How did you come up with the title?  

The title for “The Silver Woman of Fire” I played around with different titles and finally decided on this one. It truly matches what is inside this book of self-care and walking through fear. Specially written for women of all ages.  


What has influenced you the most as a writer?

The fact that I can write my books sure continues to inspire me through the years. Especially my twin sister, who has recently passed, who had always been a help to me, very supportive, and an amazing cheerleader t keep me writing.


Are experiences based on someone you know or events in your own life?   

They include many events in my life. In “Silver Woman” I wanted to relay to other women what I have learned through life lessons while not letting fear hold you back in life and experiencing true authentic spiritual freedoms.


What books have influenced your life the most? 

Throughout life, I have been a reader of all kinds of books. Richard Moss, M.D. continues to inspire me. 


What book are you reading now?

Books by the late author Thich Nhat Hanh. He was a former Buddist Monk, peace activist, prolific author, poet, and teacher, who is known for and founded the Plum Village Tradition. 


What are your current projects?

I am working on a new non-fiction book and another fiction suspense mystery book both to be published in 2023.


Do you see writing as a career? 

Yes, it has continued to be my career for, I hope, more years to come. I know many striving to become a writer have a day job unless it doesn’t matter or you are retired like I am now.


If you had to do it all over again, would you change anything in your latest book?  

Not one thing! I enjoy sharing my wisdom in my non-fiction books.


Do you recall how your interest in writing originated?

Perhaps as a child, when I wrote funny stories about other kids and animals. I loved writing stories about animals.


Is there anything you find particularly challenging in your writing?

To keep focused and centered. I keep a schedule and try not to get off track or distracted by other ideas and projects. Sometimes it’s hard to turn off my “imagination!” 


Who is your favorite author, and what is it that strikes you about their work?  

To be honest, l don’t have a favorite author because I like so many, however, one thing that I look for in a book is ‘CURIOSITY.’ Does it grab my attention or peek at my curiosity? That is because I have a thirst for knowledge and learning.


Do you have to travel much concerning your book(s)?

Not at all. Ever now that we are post-Covid. I don’t need to travel to book events as we have many in California I could be a part of.


Who designed the covers?

Deborah Perdue of Illumination Graphics. She is out of Southern Oregon and is an award-winning designer. www.illuminationgraphics.com and also handles my interior book designs.


What was the most challenging part of writing your book?  

It was my first fiction novel, and I had so much to learn. Nonetheless, my passion for writing and publishing my book carried me through, regardless of any ups and downs.


Did you learn anything from writing your book, and what was it?  

To believe in me as a writer and not to give up. You have to start by writing for fun and pleasure. You, then, naturally become more seasoned as a writer with each book.


Do you have any advice for other writers?

Tough questions. If you need to take a writing class, do so from a published writer. Honor your own writing style with confidence and stick with it. Forget about becoming a best-selling author. A trick to get writers interested, and often leads to stress and disappointment.

Look for a solid marketer who promotes it. I have Catherine Lyon of https://catlyonsreadingden.com of “Lyon Literary Marketing Services” who handles that side while I focus on just the writing. Enjoy the writing process as you strive to become a good writer. And don’t give up your day job! (Lol.)


Do you have anything specific that you want to say to your readers?  

“Please, enjoy my fiction and non-fiction books for your pleasure and inspiration. I write for you, the reader, and not for myself, so that gives me great joy to continue doing this for you.


What were the challenges (research, literary, psychological, and logistical) in bringing your books to life? 

The publishing process! Finding people with expertise and integrity to help me achieve my literary goals. Sometimes it takes a literary village! 


What genre do you consider your book(s)?

I write both unique suspense fiction and non-fiction inspirational books.


Do you ever experience writer’s block?

Believe it or not, I have not yet had that experience. But not to say it may never happen.


Do you write an outline before every book you write? 

Sometimes, but I am an extremely unconventional writer. 

Most often, I don’t always use an outline. I would not recommend it.

Have you ever hated something you wrote? 

Lol, not yet.


If you had the opportunity to live anywhere in the world for a year while writing a book that took place in that same setting, where would you choose?  

Exactly where I am and live, in beautiful Santa Barbara, California.


Picture this: You feel uninspired, and you’ve sat at the computer for an hour without conquering any words. How do you get your creativity flowing? 

 I would take a break and play with my dog, walk on the beach, tease my husband, and suck on a peach. (Lol.)


If you have pictures on your writing desk, who/what are they of? 

On one side, I have a cloth angel that I found hanging on my mailbox in a storm. I have a dragon and a porcelain elephant.

Elizabeth Upton is not just an American Author, but also an influential writer of fiction and nonfiction spiritual books. Her work spans a variety of genres, including young adult literature, spirituality, and memoir. She has written several bestsellers, and her work has been praised for its insightfulness and ability to communicate complex spiritual concepts in an accessible manner. Elizabeth’s writing is sure to inspire readers of all ages to explore their own spiritual journey.


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Some of Elizabeth’s books include: Secrets of a Nun: My Story and The Silver Woman of Fire

Find out more about Elizabeth and her books on her website at https://elizabethuptonbooks.com

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Elizabeth and Her Doggie Wishes All Her Readers A Merry Christmas Filled With The Holiday Spirit of Joy, Bliss, and Much Happiness… 💝🎁🎄🐾🐕

My Amazon List of Books>> https://www.amazon.com/Elizabeth-Upton/e/B001KEA1NG/




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Special Cover Reveal for Best-Selling Author Barbara Daniels-Dena! Barb Is Celebrating The Coming New Year With a New Book Release Titled “One Soul’s Journey.”

About The Barbara:

Barbara, an Illinois native draws fictional stories from her vivid imagination as she ponders the ‘what if’ scenarios in everyday life. With a bit of embellishment and embroidery of the details, a new story takes shape.

Memories of family experiences also grace the pages of this anthology like the paintings on a wall, to be enjoyed and reflected upon.

Barbara spends her free time reading and playing with her tiny Yorkie, Zoe, who happens to believe she is the writer in the family, Barbara is only the assistant

~Barbara Daniels Dena



ABOUT THE UPCOMING JAN 2023 RELEASE ~ ONE SOUL’S JOURNEY

“One Soul’s Journey” ~ is an eclectic and extraordinary collection of short stories. The ingredients ~ are imagination, a dash of real life, inspiration, and lots of love. If you’ve read and loved her first collection, “For the Soul,” this book will delight you.

Two short stories excerpts from “One Soul’s Journey

“Stop talking to me. You know owls don’t talk. Do you want someone to hear you? People will think I am nuts, talking to you.”

“Tracy knew a man was there. She felt his eyes on her, watching her. Feeling her fluttering heartbeat return to normal and the adrenaline surge passing, the original lure of the cabin returned to niggle at her curiosity bone.”



Barbara’s First Book “For The Soul”

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“About The “For The Soul”

Memories and fiction fill this collection with humor, heartwarming compassion, and spine-tingling fright from the author’s own experiences and an imagination she can barely control.

Quilts, children, and dogs have always played a large part in the author’s life. Therefore, it is not surprising to find stories of warm quilts wrapped around her tales or tails.

A trait the reader discovers in Barbara’s writing is that much like life, nothing within the covers of this book will be what one expects.



BOOK REVIEWS “For The Soul”

5.0 out of 5 stars  
Delightfully charming short stories

Amazon review in the United States

For the Soul is a delightfully charming collection of short stories about everyday life, some are real, some are fanciful interpretations, and some are Ms. Dena’s creative imagination. Ms. Dena has a knack for bringing to life everyday events with humor, wit, pathos, generosity, and love.

There are many lessons to be learned. Her characterizations are authentic and likable. She finds the extraordinary in what many might find mundane and brings it to life, so the reader sees it in a new light. I found myself relating to so many of the stories. I highly recommend For the Soul, a truly enchanting read.

5.0 out of 5 stars 
Excellent book. A must read

Amazon review in the United States

Reading FOR THE SOUL by Barbara Daniels Dena, I had to keep reminding myself that she and I were not related. Some of her stories could have been my stories. It was as if she reached into my past and pulled out beautiful memories that had been long forgotten. Barbara’s book gave me hours of enjoyment and a lifetime of memories. I highly recommend you fall in love with this book.


Barbara Daniels Dena

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Barb Daniels Dena is a Best-selling American Author of her funny and eclectic book debut, “For the Soul: A Collection of Short Stories,” which was released in August 2021. Almost a memoir, this unique collection of inspiring short stories of ‘good ole fashioned living,’ along with many past and present memories and life experiences that tug on the heart, warming stories wrapped in fictional tall tails and humor delighting readers worldwide. The book is available on Amazon Books, Kindle, and many fine online book sites.

Barbara began writing at an early age as a lover of “Make-Believe.” Today, her writing has developed from memories of family experiences, various compilations of events in her life, and her love of animals. She is willing to admit that her vivid imagination plays a role in her stories.

Barbara is an Illinois native who has lived in many places; as Barb says, like a free-spirited “Gypsy,” she has lived and worked in Illinois, Washington, Idaho, and Georgia, but Ultimately, comes home settling back in the Quad Cities area of Illinois.

She is a proud mother of two grown children. She was a business owner, ran a Temp Agency, transitioned into her passion for floral design, and opened, owned, and ran several floral shops. Her favorite flower is the “Casablanca Lily.” Her favorite color is Red, and when she isn’t writing, Barbara spends her free time oil painting and enjoys quilting, knitting, and reading.

Her favorite book is “Death Be Not Proud” by John J. Gunther. Her first love will always be playing with her fur baby; a little Yorkie named Zoe. She continues to write from her cozy nook as she gazes over a pond full of geese and ducks. On many days it is more gazing than writing. 


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Hot New Book Release Titled “Pearly Everlasting”& Press Release as Best-Selling Author Claudia Ricci ‘Receives Warm Welcome From Reader’s Favorite’ & 5-STARS . . .





For immediate release:

The author’s new book receives a warm literary welcome.

Readers’ Favorite announces the review of the Fiction – Literary book “Pearly Everlasting” by Claudia Ricci, currently available at http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0BNW9R185.

Readers’ Favorite is one of the largest 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 K.C. Finn for Readers’ Favorite ~ Dec. 2022

Pearly Everlasting is a work of fiction in the literary style and family drama subgenre.
The work is best suited to the mature adult reading audience owing to its potentially distressing subject matter and the inclusion of explicit language and sexual situations. Penned by Claudia Ricci, this harrowing and heartfelt interpersonal drama follows the meeting of protagonists Salvia Fischetti and Morgan Pochyrus. A painter wracked with guilt and a biker poet find more than just their artistic souls connecting as they battle to save an infant from a terrifying illness, and what develops is a series of emotional challenges that will bring them both closer to one another, and closer to the healing they’ve always desired.

Claudia Ricci has a keen sense of character that lends itself to this style of storytelling, so much so that you begin to feel that you know Salvia and Morgan personally within just a few pages of meeting them. I enjoyed the close narration and craftwork in the dialogue, which gives each character their distinct parlance but never loses the artsy stylistic edge that reminds you of the beauty of the author’s wordplay.

Plot-wise, there’s much to enjoy, with a slow-burning start that contextualizes Salvia’s great loss and deep pain. There are some heart-breaking parallels drawn and difficult moments later that echo back perfectly to the opening chapters to leave readers feeling satisfied with the journey of growth and healing that’s taken place.

I would not hesitate to recommend Pearly Everlasting to fans of artistic and literary writing that also digs deep into human emotion and connection.”

You can learn more about Claudia Ricci and “Pearly Everlasting” at https://readersfavorite.com/book-review/pearly-everlasting where you can read reviews and the author’s biography, as well as connect with the author directly or through their website and social media pages.

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OTHER NOVELS By Best-Selling Author Claudia Ricci



Brand New Book Release of Pearly Everlasting
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$2.99!

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A MESSAGE FROM THE AUTHOR
CLAUDIA RICCI


Dear Readers –

By some extraordinary coincidence, my new novel, Pearly Everlasting, is coming out in the very same week that my beautiful new grandson, Monte, arrived in Denver!  As I sat down to try to figure out what to say about this, my fourth book, I remembered two words that my chiropractor said to me this week: Baby Love.

There is nothing like the love a mother feels when her baby, usually purply blue and slippery, is placed for the first time on her chest. There is nothing like the outpouring of love that explodes from mom and dad to family and friends after that baby is born!

Well, so, you could say this book has at its core Baby Love.  Because it is Baby Love in the end that captures the protagonists and wraps them in a blanket of redemption.

At this season 20 years ago, I had just finished a grueling four-month treatment for Hodgkin’s Disease, a type of lymphoma that – very thankfully – is curable. I suffered enormously that year during chemo – an experimental treatment that involved five IV cancer drugs each week for 13 weeks – followed by eight weeks of radiation. But as my oncologist said at the end, “I was a poster child” for triumphing over the disease. I am continually and forever grateful for my good health. 

Not long afterward, my very good friend Karen Jahn said to me, “So now you’ve proved it, Claudia, you can get through anything!”

I looked at her and felt my breath catch.  I felt my stomach sink. “No,” I said, shaking my head back and forth. “Absolutely not.  I know for sure that’s not true. There’s one thing I just cannot imagine how I would get through…losing one of my three children.”

And so, I suppose it was this deep fear that led me to write my fourth novel, Pearly Everlasting. The main character, Sal – short for Salvia, an Italian name that means “safe, secure, healthy” — loses her teenage daughter Sofie in a car accident. Sal, who feels responsible, sprang to life in my imagination with a wound so deep that she begged me to stay with her, to keep her company in her lonely struggle to overcome her endless grief.

When the story opens, it’s been four years since Sofie’s passing, but memories are everywhere and they always land Sal in an ocean of tears.

I know that my fictional character is just that. A character in a book. I know, too, that there are many, many fine non-fiction books written by parents who have lost their adored children. Books that can help others deal with this unspeakable grief.

I don’t pretend to think my book falls into that category.  It’s just a story.  A story with a very redemptive ending.  But sometimes I have wondered, do I have the right to produce a fictional account of one woman’s unspeakable sorrow? When I haven’t had to endure that sorrow myself?

And then I hear and see Sal, and she is whispering to me, “Yes, please, this story is important, vital,” because it shows how life can go on in unexpected ways after the gut-wrenching loss of a loved one.

With that in mind, I offer readers Pearly Everlasting, which follows Sal into an unexpected relationship with a young woman who is pregnant. And also, into a relationship with a man – poet Morgan Pochyrus — who is also grieving the loss of a friend. Guilt reigns for both Sal and Morgan.

Light emerges in the book, however, as the two of them are forced to care for an infant with a life-threatening illness. It makes me feel good to know how the characters land at the end. 

I hope you will give it a try!
~Claudia Ricci

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And you can read the first chapter on Amazon by going here.