Greetings to all! Although winter doesn’t seem to have quite let go of its frigid hold on our weather, we are looking forward to introducing several bright new works in the coming months. Watch this space for a faithful woman’s look at life with gratitude, the first in a series of cosy fiction set in Maine, a positive treatise on funneling anger into active and useful energy, and later this year, the sequel to Lucky Southern Women, as well as paperback releases of several of our previously-published works.

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Lucky Southern Women, a new novel by Susannah Eanes, will be available for book reviews starting Friday, January 10, 2014. If you are interested in obtaining a free pre-publication copy, please send us a note in the comments or email us at propertiuspress@gmail.com.

Pre-publication review copies are available for the next 21 days only. The book is scheduled for release on February 1st.

by Susannah Eanes

Coming soon – the new novel of love, suspense, and redemption from Propertius Press!

The rural landscape entwines around the lives and loves of two strong, yet troubled women, a beautiful contrast to the beliefs they absorbed as children. Only in moving beyond the past can they forge a way ahead not only for themselves, but for their loved ones. In so doing, each finds something vital that will give them the power and resilience they need to meet the greatest challenge of all.

The Porta di Venere (Venus' Gate), from the 1s...

The Porta di Venere (Venus’ Gate), from the 1st century BC. It has two dodecagonal towers called “Propertius’ Towers”. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

“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.

Regards,

Sara Spencer, Publisher

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.

Goodreads raves about The Blues, Mary

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!

Celebrate the ebook release of The Blues, Mary on September 1st, 2012 at our Virtual Book Launch on Facebook!

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by Sarah Kay   Thanks to Ariesgirl Book Reviews for a great review of The Blues, Mary!

Originally posted on Ariesgrl Book Reviews:

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? This is the story of one man’s journey in life.
  
    Sarah Kay shows extreme talent by writing a novel entirely in a stream-of-consciousness form. There is a morbid undertone as he is forced to face who he is, and where he belongs. Readers will find an unlikely friend in the main character, as they can relate to the struggles of dreaming outside of the normal guidelines of life. Though some readers will not like the style, others will enjoy this…

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by Sarah KayThe 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 propertiuspress@gmail.com.

Pre-publication review copies are available for the next 30 days only. The book is scheduled for release on September 1st.

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