Thursday, March 12, 2015

Spotlight and Review: A Swan's Sweet Song by J. Arlene Culinar

A Swan's Sweet Song
J. Arlene Culinar

  • Genre: Contemporary Romance
  • Publisher: The Wild Rose Press, Inc. 
  • Publication Date: January 23, 2015
Length: 210 pages

About the Book:
The instant Sherry and Carston meet, there’s desire and fascination in the air…but they’re complete opposites. Smart-talking Sherry fought her way up from poverty to stardom as a country music singer. Now, she’s ever in the limelight, ever surrounded by clamoring fans, male admirers, and paparazzi, and her spangled cowboy boots carry her all across the country, from one brightly lit stage to the next. A renowned but reclusive playwright, Carston cherishes his freedom, the silence of his home in the woods, and his solitary country walks. Any long-term commitment is obviously out of the question: how about a quick and passionate fling? But when their names are linked in the scandal press, Sherry’s plans to become an actress are revealed. Is their budding relationship doomed?


Our Review:

A Song’s Sweet Song is a well written story that revolves around the trappings and solitude of lives lived in the spotlight. Use or be used, either way, you become a commodity and real relationships are hard, if not impossible.
Sherry Valentine is a glamorous Country singer with an established career in the spotlight, but she wants more; she wants to get into acting. Carston Hewlett is a well-known playwright who shies away from people in general, and suspects any who approach only want to use his celebrity to further their career. What will happen when a mutual attraction threatens to derail plans, assumptions, and a possible future together?
Both the writing and the story are light, funny at times, touching, and kept me turning the pages. A good indicator is when I get to the end of a story and wish I could spend just a little more time with the characters… and I did.

Well done. 
~Cary Morgan Frates

Coming March 27:

Felicity's Power
J. Arlene Culinar

  • Length: 173 pages
  • Publisher: The Wild Rose Press, Inc 
  • March 27, 2015

About the Book:
San Francisco, 1971: hippies in the streets, music and revolution in the air. The evening Marek Sumner opened his door to the wild-looking Felicity Powers, he knew nothing would ever be the same again. But even love and passion couldn’t keep them together. 

Forty-three years later, having lived in the world’s most dangerous places as a foreign aid worker, Felicity is back, still offering him love, passion, and adventure. But why would Marek risk having his heart broken a second time? Now a well-known author, he loves his calm, solitary life in an isolated farmhouse. He and Felicity are just too different; their relationship could never work. 

But Felicity is just as fascinating and joyful as ever, and that wonderful sexy magic is still there too. As for love, perhaps it’s even deeper and more delightful the second time around.

About the Author:

J. Arlene Culiner, born in New York, raised in Toronto, has spent most of her life in England, Germany, Holland, Turkey, France, Greece, Hungary and the Sahara. She now resides in a 300-year-old former inn in a French village of no real interest. Much to everyone's dismay, she protects all living creatures--especially spiders--and her wild (or wildlife) garden is a classified butterfly and bird reserve.
She is the author of three other published books: a romance, Felicity's Power (Power of Love Publishing, 2001) a history/essay, Finding Home (Sumach Press, 2004) a mystery, Slanderous Tongue (Sumach Press, 2007).

Author Links:
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