Today's Special Guest is Author, Sylvia Massara
Today, Sylvia is going to tell us about her novel, The Soul Bearers, and she is going to give away three free e-book copies of this book from Smashwords to three randomly selected people that leave posts or comments. (Technically speaking, that means I will be drawing three names out of a hat.)
Make sure you leave your e-mail address in the post, or if you prefer, you can send me your e-mail address via the "Contact Me" tab after you leave a post, so Sylvia can notify you if you win. The drawing will be held on Friday, August 5th.
The following is my review for The Soul Bearers:
Review by: Sandy Wolters on July 21, 2011 : FIVE STARS
In The Soul Bearers, Sylvia Massara was able to make the reader feel the character's emotions. Everything from rejection of family because the character needs to be himself, resolving long ago memories of horrific child abuse, to the loss of a very dear loved one.
The reader gets a glimpse into these three people's lives, all broken in their own way, and then the reader gets to see the transformation when they become more than just close friends, they become each others family and learn what unconditional love truly is.
This was one of the most heartfelt books I have read to date. Be prepared for a roller coaster ride with this book. The author has the ability to make the reader feel as though they are there with the characters, feeling both their pain and joy. I loved this book.
This is a must read.
Although a multi-genre writer, one of Massara's favourite genre is romance/chick lit, and she has a soft spot for chicks who are on the cusp of 40 and beyond. Yes, chicks still date after 40! To prove this, she wrote "The Other Boyfriend" (loosely based on her own life experience while she briefly lived in Taiwan and Hong Kong). Just recently, Massara released a third book, a romance/chick lit novel entitled "Like Casablanca", this is a cross between internet dating and Rick's Cafe (also loosely based on her life).
Massara has also written a general fiction drama, "The Soul Bearers", a story inspired by real life events and filled with hope and inspiration when overcoming life's obstacles and learning to live and love again.
Massara is the creator and host of The Lit Chick Show, a literary blog run as a mini-TV show that features authors of all genres plus special guests and bits and pieces about anything literary.
Currently, Massara is working on a mystery series whose protagonist is a spunky and wiseass chick—and she’s 48! Older women have much more fun.