Amazing literature makes us think. It makes us feel. Whether we're feeling good or frightened or agitated or shocked, if a book can make us feel something, the author has done her job.
PT Denys worked overtime on The Cycle.
The Cycle is the second book in a series, and while you don't have to read the first book, Violence Begets, to be moved by The Cycle, we highly recommend it. (Mostly because the first book is just as awesome.)
Kevin and Rick Kennedy are the kind of together-forever couple that we all want to be part of. But they didn't start out that way, and their journey through violence to the Elysion fields of true love was marked by pain, loss, fear, loathing, and ultimately redemption. See all those feelings there? And that's just me telling you a little bit about the story. PT Denys walks you through each and every one of those emotions and experiences with a collection of words that will make you laugh, cry, beg, struggle, and ultimately believe in true love all over again.
It isn't very often that we find a book that is inherently capable of bringing forth those deep-rooted emotions. We are so incredibly excited that we can bring this one to you.
The Cycle is available right now for pre-order. You can get your copy here with your Amazon account. And while you're there, we encourage you to pick up Violence Begets, too. You won't regret it.
One of the things we love about E. Ayers, in addition to her story-telling ability, is the way she creates worlds that are both historically accurate and entertaining. It's like chomping at the bit to get to a history class you just love because it doesn't feel like a class at all. You are immersed in the way things used to be, regardless of whether it's politically correct or "old-fashioned."
So many historicals today, particularly in the romance genre, are gentrified and modernized to appeal to the escapism of the genre itself. Attention is paid to clothing and romance, but not so much to the attitude of the people who lived in those times, whatever times that may be.
When we read an E. Ayers historical, such as her newest upcoming release, A Rancher's Request, we find ourselves surrounded by the way things really were. One character in A Rancher's Request who stuck out in our minds as we reviewed this submission, was an old black man who had been born a slave, and who still served the community in which he lived. If you needed an odd job done, he was there for you. If you needed a favor, he was there for you. And he did so with a dignity that belied his station. One might think that would be the very gentrification we were just talking about, but this guy is simply behaving in the way he needed to in order to survive in the post-Civil-War/Reconstruction era of the South. Keep your head down. Don't make waves.
He is countered with another character who is of mixed race and was raised with certain benefits because of his white father. This character went to school, both grammar and secondary, and even college, and his entire demeanor is of the more modern philosophy. The juxtaposition of these two characters, blithely written into the scenery and living on the fringe of the main action, is just one of the reasons we love a great E. Ayers historical novel.
We're pleased as punch to offer A Rancher's Woman for pre-order at Indie Artist Press, and we look forward to the official launch in the next couple of weeks. For only 99 cents for a limited time, you can reserve your copy today by clicking here.
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