January 20, 2013
“To me, the greatest pleasure of writing is not what it’s about, but the inner music the words make.” Truman Capote
Propertius Press has been on hiatus for a couple of months. We have been working on broadening our scope to bring you fantastic new novels and an anthology worthy of the name. Watch this space for updates soon! Be well and prosperous in the new year.
Sara Spencer, Publisher
September 11, 2012
We are finalizing plans for our first Anthology of Letters and Literature, scheduled for publication in mid-January. A collection of urban fiction and art, edited by Sarah Kay.
Read the official announcement on our Anthology page… Propertius Press announces Grit and Glory
September 1, 2012
Today we officially release Sarah Kay’s excellent urban novel, The Blues, Mary, the book that’s generated a 5-star rating among early reviewers, who are excited about future work from this promising new author.
Sarah Kay’s debut novel, The Blues, Mary, is an existential journey through the tangled relationships formed in the music world of New York City. Far from home, and even farther from the ability to commit to the woman he loves, her narrator seeks to find the answers through a rock and roll singer, only to find that his heroes can’t give him the answers he seeks. The Blues, Mary is filled with all-encompassing truths that define the human experience, full of thinly-veiled insecurities, regrets, and doubts. The characters’ search for salvation feels like our own, with Mary acting as a substitute for the universal “one that got away,” and everyone who has ever loved someone but been unable to follow through will identify with the narrator’s struggle. –Sara Goodman
There is a real poetry in the images and scenes, a love of NYC and the urban life which hugs as much as it slaps the character. Palpable emotions are illuminating the novel, deep and also delicate, raw but yet refined as if the author carried this story for a long time, caressing hard truth and half lies to plow those in the narrative and makes it explosive yet humanly subtle. –Gabrielle Kellison
The Blues, Mary is a book that reads like a long-form Springsteen song, with emotional weight to every line. These ‘lyrics’ build together and weave through into a narrative that reads like music and delivers in each chapter like a guitar riff crescendo. …if ever a book was made to read to your favourite songs it would be this one. So once again: BUY IT. –Andrew Stevens
Join the Virtual Book Launch at the Facebook page, where you can hang out with the author, her agent, and lots of friends who are just as excited about this wonderful piece of literature as we are! In celebration, at the Facebook page we’re offering a coupon code good for $2.00 off the purchase price from now until Monday, Sept. 3rd!
August 27, 2012
By: Sarah Kay. Format: eBook. Read: August 2012.
A young man has come to New York from his hometown in Ireland. He encounters a love affair with music, especially the soulful sounds of the blues. Along the path of self-discovery and trying to fulfill his dreams, he meets Mary. Will he succeed in New York? Will he fulfill his dreams, and find a life filled with happiness?
August 5, 2012
The Blues, Mary, a new urban novel by Sarah Kay, is available for book reviews. If you are interested in obtaining a free pre-publication copy, please send us a note in the comments or email us at email@example.com.
Pre-publication review copies are available for the next 30 days only. The book is scheduled for release on September 1st.
March 5, 2012
Provocative, engaging literature for the discerning reader who enjoys discourse.
Fiction, non-fiction, essay, anthology, selected young adult and children’s works –
These are books you’ll talk about, share, and read multiple times.
Watch this space for upcoming releases.