Author Spotlight: Debut Author, Kyrian Lyndon and ‘A Dark Rose Blooms’ review #poetry

Please welcome Kyrian Lyndon–writer, author, and poet, in celebration of her new poetry book, A Dark Rose Blooms. I’ve had the honor of reading the ARC, and am also posting a review of the soon-to-be-released book of poems, as well as sharing some things readers may not know about this debut author. It’s your time to shine, Kyrian, so congrats on your new book release!

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Review of A Dark Rose Blooms

Five Stars  * * * * *

A Short and Potent Book of Heartfelt Poems

I thoroughly enjoyed the beautiful collection of poems featured in A Dark Rose Blooms. I have always greatly admired those who pour their hearts out in poetry, because in gives an insiders view of important moments and emotions within a person’s life. This book captures the lighthearted and fun moments as well as a few deep, solitary, and sometimes quite dark moments. I’m appreciative to have read it, and the excerpt for the author’s upcoming novel from the Deadly Veils series, has me excited and intrigued to read the first book. I’m looking forward to many more works from Kyrian Lyndon, and can’t wait to know what is in store, next!

Reviewed by Laurie Kozlowski  — ARC received in exchange for an honest review, from the author — Review will also be posted to Goodreads, Amazon, and Barnes and Noble, as soon as the title is publicized.

***About The Author***

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Kyrian Lyndon began writing short stories and fairy tales when she was just eight years
old. In her adolescence, she moved on to poetry. At sixteen, while working as an editor
for her high school newspaper, Kyrian wrote her first novel, and then completed two
more novels at the ages of nineteen and twenty-five.
Kyrian is forthcoming about being a person with many years of recovery, as well as a
trauma survivor. Throughout her journeys, she expressed her thoughts through poetry,
embracing every challenge to triumph over adversity. In her conviction that learning,
growing, healing, and evolving is a never-ending process, she remains as grateful for the
dark days as she is for every flicker of hope and light. She considers herself a
cheerleader for those trudging on against all odds in the hopes of living their dreams.
Born and raised in Woodside, Queens, New York, Kyrian was the middle child of three
sisters born to immigrants—her father from Campochiaro, Italy; her mother from
Havana, Cuba. She has worked primarily in executive-level administrative positions with
major New York publishing companies.
She loves nineteenth-century British literature, parallel universe fiction and dark
romanticism. She also enjoys music, art, history, fitness and cooking.
Kyrian is currently working on a literary fiction series, Deadly Veils, of about nine books, perhaps more. She resides on Long Island in New York.

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Author Spotlight : Romance and Women’s Fiction Author, Ann Roth #Women #Relationships #Fiction

Ann Roth has written numerous romance novels for Harlequin, but most recently, has also waded out into self-publishing. I’m excited to feature her new e-book exclusive titles today, in celebration of this wonderful author’s work! Congrats, Ann, and thank you for writing such heartwarming, romantic, and beautiful stories for readers to sink their hearts and minds into.

~ Another Life Book Blurb ~
Learning of her husband Stephen’s fatal heart attack is the worst thing Mary Beth Mason can imagine… Until she learns about the other family he left behind. Another wife, another daughter, another home…

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~ Review of Another Life ~

Five Stars * * * * *

An Unconventional Story of Two Widowed Mothers

When I first read the story blurb for this book, I knew I had to read it. Never could I have predicted how it would all pan out, but the happily-ever-after in this book will certainly have the reader re-considering ‘the norm’ when it comes to death of a spouse, family, relationships, and friendships with those who seem to be enemies in life.

I loved both of the heroines, for different reasons. Mary Beth’s determination to build a life after the death of her unfaithful husband, with her teenage daughter, Aurora, was courageous and admirable. She literally started with no qualifications for a job, since she had been a stay-at-home mom (encouraged by her husband to do so). Yet, she used the limited but valuable experience from her former high-class life in directing charities, events, and volunteering…to find a career and start over. Also, her persistence as a stern but loving mother to Aurora was wonderful. She gave her teenager the much-needed structure older kids need, but resist. She was strong.

Caroline was also a great main character. Though she struggled with her husband’s infidelity as Mary Beth did, she was open to a friendship with ‘the other woman’, Mary Beth. It wasn’t all neat and tidy…as you could imagine! But unlike Mary Beth, Caroline had anchored herself with a steady career and was raising her eight year old daughter, Jax, when she learned of Stephen’s (their husband’s) infidelity. Both Jax and Aurora played a pivital role in the book, too, concerning families and friendships.

I really enjoyed this book, and am looking forward to reading more of Ann Roth’s e-book exclusives. Highly recommend for those who love stories about family, friendships, healing, and love.

Reviewed by Laurie Kozlowski–also posted to Goodreads and Amazon.

LIKE THIS REVIEW? If you hang out more on Goodreads, why not connect with Laurie, there, too?

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~ My Sisters Book Blurb ~
In some families, there is pain and loss, but there is also the unbreakable bond of love. Sisters Margaret, Rose and Quincy Lansing were never a close or loving family. When receive the tragic news that a car accident has claimed the life of their mother, they must return to their childhood home. In unraveling their mother’s secrets, they find not only revelation, but also strength, hope, sisterhood, and a chance for love…

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~ Father of the Year Book Blurb ~
Entrepreneur Will Stoner was a competent executive, but when he became guardian to the son he’d never known about, Will did the only thing he could—he hired help. Dena Foster did a great job with his son. Her gentle ways took the trepidation out of parenting, and despite a bad marriage that made Will mistrust women, he warmed to Dena. Now he wanted more from this nurturing beauty—for himself.
First he had to erase the doubt he saw in Dena’s eyes about his feelings for her. Was being a successful businessman, caring father and loving husband too much to ask for?

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~~~ About The Author ~~~

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Award-winning author Ann Roth lives in the greater Seattle area with her husband. After earning an MBA, she worked as a banker and corporate trainer. She gave up the corporate life to write, and if they awarded PhDs in writing happily-ever-after stories, she’d have one. In 1999 Ann won the prestigious Golden Heart award for unpublished writers for best long contemporary series. Since then she has sold numerous romance and women’s fiction novels, as well as a novella, a serialized online romance and many short stories. She’s also waded into self-publishing. For a list of her books and more, and to sign up for her newsletter, visit www.annroth.net .

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