Wednesday, August 31, 2016

I think you’re being photographed

But then he glanced out further down the lake, and stilled. A large cruiser was drifting along the shore nearby. 
Odd, that he and Kate hadn’t noticed the boat earlier. Murphy frowned. Whoever was on that boat would’ve had to have had a pretty good view of him and Kate. How had the cruiser managed to drift in so close to the shore without either one of them noticing?
Unless, whoever was steering the boat had intentionally remained quiet?
And then Murphy noticed a shiny, flickering light, reflecting from its bow. Or was it a flash? Hastily, Murphy called out through the open window, “Kate, get dressed and out of sight. I think you’re being photographed.”

Excerpt from That Unforgettable Kiss by Tamara Ferguson 
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Tuesday, August 30, 2016

What happens next is never what you expect

I'm delighted to find this review by Critical Reader for my novel, The White Piano:

on August 28, 2016
Pure artistry! This book blew me away. It is so powerful and emotional and extremely well-written. The author bio states that she paints with words, and that is a perfect description.

To be honest, I wasn’t crazy about Anita’s dialog, but I suppose it’s just the bad grammar that drives me nuts. However, that’s who she is, and it fits, but it makes me like her even less. With that said, the author draws the reader in to each character, and you can really understand where Ben and his father are coming from and why they each feel what they feel. Even their mistakes and at times, peculiar behavior, entice you to read on and find out what happens next. And what happens next is never what you expect.

In short, the book deals with very deep issues and is incredibly moving. Wow- just… wow!

Monday, August 29, 2016

You didn’t write to tell me you were coming

She headed for the mirrored, glassed-in cabinets and the counters where silver trays of different chocolates battled for attention with the delicious and decadent truffles, tarts and candied delicacies that made the store so colorful. The floor near these shelves always ended up with a certain amount of mess made by the clerks handling the trays of goodies.
The bell over the door of Beaux Rêves (Sweet Dreams) rang and caught her attention. Her patisserie shop, situated in one of the busier areas in Paris, was always crazy during the day and even into the evening. She wasn’t surprised to see more customers at this time.
At first, shadows darkened the face of the woman who entered. Though once she stepped into the light, she looked strangely familiar.
“Hello, Annie.”
The sweet timbre of her voice brought instant recognition.
“Rose!” The mop fell to the floor with a bang. Anne rushed to embrace the woman who had been like a mother to her when she was a young girl of eighteen. Leaving home—her first time away—and living as an exchange student in a small Texas town, and experiencing the strange environment of a ranch had been a struggle. This woman had added joy and given her a year she’d never forgotten. “You didn’t write to tell me you were coming. I would have met you at the airport. How very wonderful! Are you here alone?” 

Excerpt from Love Me Tender by Mimi Barbour 
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Appreciate the beauty of this novel

Jess Steven Hughes is a retired police detective sergeant with twenty-five years experience in criminal investigation and a former U.S. Marine. He holds a Masters Degree in Public Administration and a minor in Ancient Mediterranean Civilizations from the University of Southern California. He is also a horseman, and he draws on all his skills into writing his great historical fiction books. I am thrilled to find his review of my novel, Dancing with Air:

on August 29, 2016

This is a powerful yet poignant story of great passion and deep sorrow. The themes are Alzheimer Disease in the present (1970) and flashback to the dangerous period of World War II London, England, 1944. Both are united by a love that lasts a lifetime.

Lenny, a former U.S. Marine, is married to Natasha, a brilliant concert pianist, now suffering from the ravages of Alzheimer Disease. They are at a clinic where Natasha is undergoing tests. He knows there is little that can be done for her, but he still has hope.

While Lenny waits for Natasha to complete the tests, he recalls their time together in wartime London, before they were married. As a Marine he was assigned to the American Embassy, working on a secret intelligence mission that could change the course of World War II.

Natasha came to London, under the auspices of the USO, as a pianist to entertain the troops, much to Lenny's surprise and consternation.

Regardless, their love for one another, which had started in the States, intensified and grew to a passionate crescendo.

I will not give away the rest of the story. You must read Author, Uvi Poznansky's vividly written descriptions in order to appreciate the beauty of this novel, something in no way can I come close to emulating. Well done, deserving five stars.

Saturday, August 27, 2016

She's small, but she sails like a dream

Derrick was the first to board the bigger boat. He tied off the dinghy securely and then gave both Anna and Timmy a hand into the sailboat.
"It's gorgeous!" Anna smoothed her hand along the wooden rail, its deep, glossy finish glinting in the bright light of the clear morning. The brass fittings were buffed and shined, reflecting the sun's rays like so many mirrors.
As he unloaded the supplies from the dinghy, he said, "Thanks. I went in with a couple of my buddies and we bought it this past spring when Tim and I first moved to Bayview." He stopped long enough to look up at the single, tall mast. "She's small, but she sails like a dream."

Excerpt Derrick by Donna Fasano 
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Friday, August 26, 2016

Exceptional romance. Incredible history.

Jan Romes is the author of witty contemporary romance books, and a part-time fitness trainer. She also enjoys growing pumpkins and sunflowers. I am thrilled to find her review of my WWII romance novel, Dancing with Air:

on August 26, 2016
The only way to describe this book is that it's a 'work of art'. The author painted an incredible picture with her words in this historical romance set in WWII. I absolutely loved Lenny and Natasha's characters. Lenny's loyalty to both Natasha and his country were exceptional. Natasha shared her gift of music with the troops to boost morale. She won me over on so many instances in this book but especially in one particular scene when she allowed her intuition to rule the moment and not her emotions. The author presented Lenny and Natasha with many situations that could've ended their relationship, but their love triumphed. Ms. Poznansky did an awesome job with this story.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

I’ll let you play with my snorkel

Locking the door of the café behind her, Celia glanced up, barely recognizing her reflection in the glass door. Her hair was loose around her face, softening the angles. Dax joined her, putting his arms around her and resting his chin on her head. They smiled at one another, then she turned in his embrace. “I love you.”
He kissed her, letting his family move on a few steps ahead. “I love you too.” He moved them so they looked up at the wooden signage that had taken two weeks to arrive. “Ambrosia by the Sea. You are officially in business.”
“Thank heaven I didn’t have to wait on that damn thing.” Celia shook her head. “It hasn’t been easy.” She entwined their fingers together.
“Was it worth it?”
“Every nail-biting second. I’d put so much emphasis on something that didn’t matter, in the end.”
“Let’s go to the beach,” he whispered in her ear. “I’ll let you play with my snorkel.”
Celia laughed and pushed against his solid chest. “Deal.”

Excerpt from Ambrosia by the Sea by Traci Hall 
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Emotionally Gripping!

I love this review by Kevin of my WWII romance novel, Dancing with Air:

on August 9, 2016
Dancing with Air (Still Life with Memories Book 4) is a beautifully written and powerfully, emotional story that will stay with you long after you finish reading it. It tells of a love story that takes place in the pre-invasion days of the Normandy Coast during World War Two. The authors attention to historical details of the era is impressive and well researched, which thoroughly enhances the plot ten fold. This story can be read as a stand alone novel, but I would highly recommend reading the entire series. In times of war and sickness, Love is but the one thing that prevails and can never be conquered. I loved reading this story and I'm sure it will deeply touch you too.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

I think I would have known you anywhere

The sun reflected bluish hues in his black hair, swept back from where he had run his hands through it to keep it out of his eyes. The moment he smiled, perfect teeth and deep dimples were revealed. Even though his tee shirt was dirty and grass stained, it didn’t do anything to distract from his broad chest and taunt muscles. His high cheekbones and chiseled chin gave him his all American good looks, and was probably one of the reasons he was such a highly sought after leading man.
Charity was completely awestruck by his presence and boyish charm. She stopped dead in her tracks and tried to breath. When she didn’t move, David walked the rest of the way to meet them. 
He held his hand out to her. “Charity.” His large hands swallowed hers. “Charles has told me so much about you. I think I would have known you anywhere.”

Excerpt from Concealed in My Heart by Regina Puckett 
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Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Great stories

Lovely new review for my horror collection, Twisted:

5.0 out of 5 stars
Great stories on August 22, 2016
I loved reading this book. It was a great mixing of fear with a great imagination and what happens to people in the afterlife and tangling with the devil.
I especially liked what was happening in the story of Job and his wife. The stories were all well written and twisted. She has a wonderful mind to create such great stories from what little bit we actually glean from the bible stories. I know I wouldn't want to be in any of her stories. There are four stories in all and each is written so that the person it is about is telling us the story.

You’ll be the envy of all the other wives

Nellie dressed with extra care in her new black evening gown. The design was the latest style, sleeveless and slightly off the shoulder. The bodice was the most daring she’d ever worn. She kept pulling it up, but her cleavage was still on display.
She checked herself in the full-length cheval mirror in her bedroom.
“Beautiful,” Blake’s deep baritone sounded behind her.
She jumped, her heart pounded. “Blake. You startled me.”
“I knocked but you were concentrating so hard on tugging up your neckline, you didn’t hear me.”
She nodded. “Don’t you think it’s a bit low?”
“Not compared to what I’m used to. It’s a very attractive dress, and you’ll be the envy of all the other wives. Here,” he handed her a long, skinny jewelry box. “I think they’ll look spectacular with that frock.”
She opened the case and saw one large emerald pendant, the size of a robin’s egg on a delicate gold chain and two matching ear bobs.
“Oh, Blake, they’re lovely, but I can’t accept such an extravagant gift.”

Excerpt from Nellie by Cynthia Woolf 
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I’m ready to take whatever this is to the next level

The week before Labor Day, Angie would move into her dorm at Penn State. The entire family went along; Jason, Devon, Bea, Michael and Dave would go in Harley’s SUV packed with some of Angie’s things. Joe and Fran would bring Maryanne in their van, also packed solid with more belongings. The girls and their cousins were brining up the rear in Jason’s car. It would be a weekend they would all remember because they were so excited for Angie. After what the family had been through, the sacrifices they’d made, the sadness of Harley losing her life at such a young age, this was finally something they could rejoice over.
After moving her in, the aunts and grandmothers made sure her bed was perfectly made, her clothes put away neatly, doing everything for her they knew Harley would have wanted; they could leave for home in peace.
Tiffany spent an extra half hour preparing for work Tuesday after Labor Day. Labor Day became an icon when Jason told her in early June he couldn’t even think of dating anyone until Harley had been gone at least six months. In June, she’d stuck her neck out, taking a step of faith, and asked him to have dinner with her.
“I’m not ready yet,” he said. “It’s too early.”
Waiting through the summer was torture for her, so Thursday before Labor Day weekend, Tiffany cornered him in the lounge at work. They hadn’t worked together all week and she was paranoid, feeling like he’d purposely avoided her.
“What’d you do? Ask Steinberg to assign you to any room I’m not in?”
“Tiffany, you’re insane,” Jason said laughing. “Now you’re going to blame me for us not working together. What’s really wrong?” It was the wrong thing to ask.
“It’s been six months, Jason,” she said, trying not to sound shrill. “I’m ready to take whatever this is to the next level.”

Excerpt from Perfect for Him by Suzanne Jenkins. 
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Sunday, August 21, 2016

Romance and Historical Intrigue at its Best!

I am thrilled to find this review, written by Dolores Ayotte, author of A Woman's Voice (and other self-help books) who is a great inspirational writer and one of the best reviewers on Amazon. This is what she said about my WWII romance novel, Dancing with Air:

on August 13, 2016
Dancing with Air (Still Life with Memories Book 4) by Author Uvi Poznansky

I have read and reviewed several books by Award Winning Author Uvi Poznansky and she never ceases to amaze me with her creative abilities. Although, “Dancing with Air” is the 4th novel in the Still Life with Memories series, it is not my first encounter with the protagonists, Lenny and Natasha and the in depth view of their relationship.

Lenny is and always has been deeply in love with Natasha. She is equally smitten with him. In the present, Natasha now suffers with Alzheimer’s and as Lenny is taking her to her Doctor’s appointment, he mentally and wistfully reminisces about their youthful and passionate past. He dwells on his time overseas as a marine during World War II and how Natasha, a gifted concert pianist manages to volunteer her talent to entertain soldiers serving overseas. She succeeds in making her way across perilous waters on a liner from the United States to Britain to join him. Lenny is caught up in a unique spy operation which could clearly be misunderstood by the love of his life…

I could go on and on about this compelling romance novel and the challenges this young couple faced as their innocent love matures into a life long relationship but suffice it to say that Author Uvi Poznansky never disappoints her readers. Her work is well-written, well-researched, and spellbinding. I loved this fictional novel laced with romance and historical intrigue!

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Such a classy well written book

I am thrilled to find this heartfelt, moving review for my WWII love story, The Music of Us:

on August 20, 2016
Where do I start with this wonderful book, The Music of Us. I guess by saying how elegant Uvi’s writing is. Some of the best I’ve read in a very long time. This story hit close to home. My mother suffers with Alzheimer's disease and I’ve seen what it can do. I loved so many things in this book, the humor, the emotions, the characters. Uvi takes you on a journey down memory lane back to the beginning to when Lenny and Natashia first meet. Her musical career was just taking off and I do believe it was love at first sight. Yet, this book is not in the box that some Romance novels are. It’s a touching account of two people that were meant to be together and how fate guided them to meet up again. There is no way you won’t fall in love with Lenny’s dedication to find Natashia again, and to do anything he can to guide them together.

In some ways this book broke my heart and in other ways it tells of how life is such a precious gift. To treasure every day you have with the people you love. I’ve read a lot of stories about Alzheimer’s and I have to say, for me personally, this was the very best. Uvi did a beautiful dance of balance and grace with this story. Maybe it was a little wake up call to say, hey, look at what you have with someone and not what you’ve lost.
I highly recommend this book. Not just for people who have family members with Alzheimer’s disease, but for those who might need a little refresher course on family, friends, and the ties that bind. Loyality, honesty and strength that you find with Lenny, is what we should all strive for.

One moving and evocative novel.

Christoph Fischer is well known for his in-depth book reviews and for his books, which span historical and contemporary fiction. He has just posted this beautiful review for Dancing with Air:

Like the rest of the series, this novel deals with the nasty disease that is Alzheimers’, a topic close to my heart and subject of some of my own writing. As with her other work, Uvi deals with the subject with grace, precision and depth. The result is one moving and evocative novel.

While facing the possible diagnosis of Alzheimers’ for Natasha, flashbacks tell the story of Lenny and Natasha: their time in besieged England during World War II, her work as entertainer for the troops, his work to thwart German intelligence and the many memories the couple share of that time.

Historically accurate this book adds a great deal of information about the time and place, bringing much more to the table than a tragic love story. Uvi writes in beautiful prose and balanced the tight line between sentimental and romance wonderfully. As one reviewer called it: This is “Literary writing at its best.”

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Friday, August 19, 2016

When did you know you wanted to write?

Marie Lavender is a bestselling multi-genre author of UPON YOUR RETURN and 21 other books. She has been writing for over twenty years. I'm thrilled that she posted this interview about my new release on her site. 

Marie asked me: When did you know you wanted to write? Or has it always been a pastime of yours?

And I said, I knew it ever since I was a child. Before I knew how to put pen to paper, my father, who was a poet and writer, would write down my stories. He also used to ask me to rhyme his poems for him, as a fun way that led me into the music of words--

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In the HBS Author's Spotlight

So happy to be in the HBS Author's Spotlight. James Moushon opened the interview with this question: Congratulations on your book: Dancing with Air. What do you have on the drawing board next? Can you tell us the timeline for its release and give us a little tease?
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Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Dancing is more than a love story. It is a window on the days...

After a thirty year career in the telecommunications industry, Bill Cronin sold a telecommunications and business management consultancy in 2000 to pursue a writing career. I am honored to discover his review of my novel, Dancing with Air:

on August 17, 2016
The novel Dancing with Air is another example of Uvi Poznansky’s five-star skill as a writer and storyteller. Although the story is part of a continuing series, (Still Life with Memories) it stands alone and carries its own weight.

Lenny is Natasha’s husband and caregiver as she faces the ravages of Alzheimer’s Disease. The story flashes back to WWII, before they were married, when Lenny is serving in the UK before the Normandy invasion and Natasha steals away to England to serve as an entertainer in the USO to be with him. Natasha is soon embroiled in Lenny’s secret assignment, a mission that could determine the success or failure of D-day.

Dancing is more than a love story. It is a window on the days leading up to the Allied invasion of France to rid Europe of the Nazis.

What I find so compelling about this book is the excellent writing, believable dialogue, engaging plot and pleasurable story telling. The ending had an unexpected twist.

Monday, August 15, 2016

A beautifully written Historical fiction love story

Peggy A. Edelheit is the author of the Samantha Jamison Series, writing fast paced, keep-you-guessing mysteries. I am thrilled to find her review of my book, Dancing with Air

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During the months leading up to D-Day, Dancing with Air, a military romantic suspense novel, flawlessly engaged this reader from page one until the very end. This WWII historical fiction read is a standalone and the fourth volume in a continuing family saga. But you don’t feel disconnected in any way if you haven’t read the previous books. This talented author has managed to incorporate military romantic suspense, family saga, with a strong female lead in a love story that doesn’t disappoint. The two main characters, Natasha and Lenny, are portrayed realistically and had me rooting for their survival together through constant obstacles constantly thrown in their path. The beginning and ending smoothly transitions in and out of Alzheimer’s disease with heart wrenching and heart warming conversations. The author, Uvi Poznansky, has written an emotion-filled, convincing chronicle of love that left me wanting more.