Hello dear friends, family, readers, & colleagues,
TODAY is the Official Release Date for my second novel: What Tears Us Apart.
First, let me tell you how much I appreciate the support and encouragement you all showed in making my debut novel The Summer We Came to Life a success. I know what your support means for my dream of being a career novelist. In short, everything.
So, as you know from the last time around: bestseller lists are calculated by sales in a single week and Amazon rankings by day. The most crucial time for a book’s success is right out of the gate. Which means that if ever there was a time for your $10 to mean the world to a person’s lifelong dream, it’s now.
2) Please feel free to pass this on (**copy and paste into an email for links to work) to book lovers, friends … anybody you can think of!
3) Save the date for the official book launch PARTY – May 3rd, Friday @ 8pm at the coolest spot in Los Angeles – The Last Bookstore
What Tears Us Apartis a non-linear love story set against the 2007 political violence in Kenya. A disaffected Angeleno heiress flees a life of privilege for an orphanage in the Kibera slum, and finds connection with its charismatic founder. Their newfound bond is threatened by his complex history with a local gang leader. When the slum erupts in violence, an attack exposes disturbing secrets, leaving all three characters to grapple with regret and dreams of atonement.
RT BookReviewsgave it 4.5 stars (the highest rating): ”In a gripping story about self-exploration and atonement, Cloyed skillfully manipulates time to heighten anticipation, creating a page-turning novel.”
Kirkus Reviewscalled it “A courageous romance that reminds us that many of our problems are of the first-world variety, and how lucky we are for it.”
Publishers Weekly says: “Shot through with tragedy and social awareness [What Tears Us Apart is] ultimately a story of romance and self-discovery. Leda is a well-realized character and her journey sympathetic.”
Thank you for taking the time to read this. I hope you’ll enjoy the book. I welcome feedback. I can be reached through my website at www.DeborahCloyed.com or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/writer.DeborahCloyed.
**Additionally, I’d be delighted if you post a review to Amazon, Goodreads, and/or Barnes & Noble.
Thank you with all my heart. I wish you happiness and good health and the best of luck with all the big dreams in your life :)
Posted on Tuesday, March 26th 2013