Friday, June 24, 2011

author support:)

Check this out!

Here's the book Trailer, too!

From Amazon's Website:
Product Description
After a decade in prison for a murder she did not commit, Lulu begins a new life at the Court of St Jerome in the Old Sea City. An albino, abandoned as a young child at a Holding Camp for unwanted children, she has always been ostracised, for her difference to others makes her an easy victim of prejudice.

Dancing in the Shadows of Love
Once, she believed, she had a friend to love her. Then that friend betrayed her and Lulu learned that hate is safer than love. But, from Jamila to Granny Zahra, the people of St Jerome’s appear to accept her into their fold. Against a backdrop of never-ending war, the women of the court fight their personal demons: hatred, ambition and greed. As Lulu shares their victories and their losses, she learns to trust again, perhaps even to love.

Nothing, however, is as it seems and Lulu discovers that love does not always wear the face of the one you yearn to call beloved.

This compelling story explores the sacrifices people make in the pursuit of a love that transcends everyday existence. Lulu’s quest, and that of Jamila and Zahra too, is to find the divine love that will fulfil their hopes and save their souls...if they can recognise the masks of those who seek to lead them astray.

From the Author
There's a Hebrew phrase "Tikkun Olam" which means 'repairing the world' and denotes the restoration of the right order and a true union; a correction of our spiritual selves to be made whole again.

Briefly, Kabbalists see a tikkun as a special healing: they experience themselves and each other as the Divine sefirot (Divine potentials; planes of God made manifest.) This act of healing connects across differences, without becoming the Other. In essence, for a person to find inner peace, there needs to be a healing (a sacred union) of the inner fractures of the soul which create external dualities such as racial or gender divides (black vs white, male vs female.)

This phrase lies at the heart of my story. As an ordinary person, happy in my ordinary little life, I've always tried to be a "good" person. But South Africa's tragic history, as revealed by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, left me questioning so many things about myself. I came to the conclusion I just don't have the warrior personality that wants to change the world. That made me wonder what I could have done to prevent or heal the wounds of our past.

Through the eyes of three very different women, Dancing in the Shadows of Love explores how an ordinary person, one who doesn't have what it takes to be hero, can also find a way to repair the fractures of a broken world.
 
And another thing, Judy Croome launched a friendly competition/contest! 
Look at the first link above for details!!!
 
~ Nay ~
 

2 comments:

Judy Croome said...

Nay, thanks so much for this support! Delighted that you've featured me on my blog.

The competition only has a week to run (closes 30 June) but the more who join in the more fun we'll have!

(And you of course, have got yourself 4 entries for doing a blog post (2 entries) and embedding the trailer link (another 2 entries)

Good luck to you and thanks again!!:)

Judy, South Africa

Nay said...

oh great!!! woo hoo!