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We are proud to announce our latest publication, a novel by Jewel Hopson, entitled Parade of Shades.

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For the better part of her young life, Karen Baker reacts to people who either praise or resent her tawny complexion. When her mother abandons the family, she is left to help raise her younger siblings as her father unfortunately is absent even when he is at home. A biracial woman from a mentor program shows her new ways of looking at things and a positive change begins in Karen. However, Karen quickly learns everything has a price. Lacking a sense of belonging, Karen feels misunderstood in high school and defensive in college. Her failed romances with men of various ethnic groups make things even worse. As she journeys through her life, she gives up the idea that light skin and long hair are the main definitions of beauty. She also stops believing college graduates are better than people who do not have advanced education. Similar to Passin’ by Karen E. Quinones Miller and Good Hair by Benilde Little, this novel explores African-Americans’ internal color and cultural discrimination.

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We are finalizing a short story collection to be published this year in our first Anthology, imagesand are very excited about the submissions received thus far. We have begun making our final selections for this unique collection, with the theme centering on Metamorphosis.

In this collection, the stories chronicle deep changes in at least one of the characters, where by a lesson, a journey, discoveries, the confluence of ideas, an accident or some other more esoteric circumstances the central character becomes more attuned to the inner and outer worlds than they were at the beginning. More than a coming-of-age or life crisis, it might be said each of these stories begins with a seed and opens into flower. Sometimes the flower could be said to continue the cycle back into the earth, but this is never for naught. Something always remains as a result of this evolutionary transmogrification that gives the reader something to consider, that perhaps wouldn’t have happened otherwise.

If you have a short tale of less than 20,000 words that you believe fits into this thought motif, please follow up through our Submissions portal. Deadline: April 30, 2016.

The Anthology Metamorphosis is scheduled for the Fall of 2016.

 

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Goodreads Book Giveaway

Lucky Southern Women by Susannah Eanes

Lucky Southern Women

by Susannah Eanes

Giveaway ends August 21, 2015.

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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.

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.