Pierre Montant – Exhibition – 19-29 Oct 2017, La Cave, Geneva CH

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If you are in the Geneva (Switzerland) area, I invite you to come and see my husband’s exhibition. This is the 10th straight year he has had an exhibition at La Cave. Opening night is 19th October from 5 p.m. Other details are on the invitation.

I’ve a few of his paintings for the exhibition, and they are beautiful. Quite a few of his earlier works are centered around Varigotti, the site of my book Il Molo.

Si vous êtes dans la région de Genève (Suisse), je vous invite à venir voir l’exposition de peinture de mon mari. C’est la dixième année consécutive qu’il a eu une exposition à La Cave. La soirée d’ouverture aura lieu le 19 octobre à partir de 17h00. D’autres détails sont sur l’invitation.

J’ai quelques-unes de ses peintures pour l’exposition, et elles sont belles. Un certain nombre de ses travaux antérieurs sont centrés autour de Varigotti, le site de la version française d’Il Molo.

Website / Son site web: http://www.pierremontant.com/

 

Back in the Saddle!

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I haven’t posted in a while. I’m almost ashamed when I look at my site and see my last post was in April. Frankly, I am disgusted about what is happening in the US, and the true news and “fake news” have been occupying a lot of my spare time.

However, no excuses. My three books, one in French, are still available on Amazon and I would love to have you read them as well as leave a review.

Set on the Ligurian seacoast, a story about relationships and how unexpected, sometimes tragic, events can alter these relationships forever. When Martha Nathan’s dreams of the past begin intruding on her present, she’s left to wonder how they might change her future—and whether she wants them to.

Il Molo

 

 

And the French version below:

Situé sur le littoral de Ligurie, une histoire sur les relations et les événements inattendus, parfois tragiques, peuvent modifier ces relations pour toujours. Lorsque les rêves de Martha Nathan sur le passé commencent à s’introduire sur son cadeau, elle se demande comment changer son avenir et si elle le veut.

Il Molo – version française

 

 

A tale of betrayal and injustice, confrontation and retribution. Kate Johnson conceives and carries out an ingenious and illegal plan to calm her demons of over 30 years.

The Cruelty of Love

Free Kindle Promotion – only a few hours left!

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The Cruelty of Love – FREE ON KINDLE – March 31 – April 2, 2017.

Kate Johnson has made it to mid-level management in the IT group of a pharmaceutical company. Her intelligence, technical competence and easy-going personality are among the keys to her success. When Kate watches a television interview of one of her ex-boyfriends, her demons of over 30 years ago are awakened. Over the coming weeks, she cannot shake the resurrected feelings of betrayal and injustice, and vows to confront the men she once loved. She methodically conceives and carries out her ingenious, and illegal, plan. As the two men, her family and friends seek to understand her actions, Kate accepts her punishment.

Available on Amazon

Free Kindle promotion!! Mar 31 – Apr 2, 2017

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The Cruelty of Love – FREE ON KINDLE – March 31 – April 2, 2017.

Kate Johnson has made it to mid-level management in the IT group of a pharmaceutical company. Her intelligence, technical competence and easy-going personality are among the keys to her success. When Kate watches a television interview of one of her ex-boyfriends, her demons of over 30 years ago are awakened. Over the coming weeks, she cannot shake the resurrected feelings of betrayal and injustice, and vows to confront the men she once loved. She methodically conceives and carries out her ingenious, and illegal, plan. As the two men, her family and friends seek to understand her actions, Kate accepts her punishment.

Available on Amazon

 

 

Vote in the Summer Indie Book Awards

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Voting is open at: Summer Indie Book Awards

 

The Cruelty of LoveThe Cruelty of Love is listed under the Contemporary category. Take a moment and vote!

If you’ve read A Woman’s Weakness by Molly Gambiza you can also vote for her book, also listed under Contemporary. And if you haven’t read it, I highly recommend you do so.

 

Why is Max in “The Cruelty of Love”?

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Max is Kate’s longtime colleague/friend and an important element of the story. Including Max came naturally, and the development of his character evolved as the story headed toward its climax. It was only when I finished writing did I realize that his character serves a dual purpose.

The Cruelty of LoveFirst, Max provides a current love interest for Kate, the protagonist, boosting her lovability in spite of her actions. Max is one of Kate’s colleagues, and he is in love with her. He vowed never to reveal this to Kate. They’ve been colleagues for years and never once before the events of the novel did Kate ever suspect Max’s feeling.

When she finally realizes Max is in love with her, she is both flattered and embarrassed. Embarrassed because she is not in love with him, embarrassed because he is much younger, and embarrassed because she’s never gone out with a white man. For Kate, their friendship is professional and nothing else. For Max, these things are not important and he sticks by her. Unrequited love is a bore, but love can be cruel.

Second, Max provides the reader with an anchor in so-called sensible behavior should the protagonist’s behavior seem over the top. Max’s questions about Kate’s out-of-character behavior may mirror their own thoughts. Why is Kate asking about guns and hunting lodges, when she’s shown no previous interest in either? Why does she leave work a couple of days a week earlier than usual? Why has she suddenly taken a vacation without informing him?

Max’s character may be a means to affirm that no one would go to such extreme measures to confront their ex-boy or girlfriends. In spite of his moral support, Max certainly wouldn’t. He confronts Kate with what he thinks he knows in an attempt to make her come to her senses, and is genuinely shocked, as most of us would be.

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Il Molo – version française – en Kindle

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La version française d’Il Molo

est disponible en Kindle.

Il Molo - version française

D’habitude Martha Nathan est un modèle de tranquillité. En tant que professionnelle dévouée et épouse d’un artiste suisse reconnu, Martha mène une agréable vie d’expatriée à Genève et passe chaque année ses vacances d’été sur la côte italienne.

Lorsqu’une année plus tard, une série de rêves prémonitoires semble devenir réalité, Martha se sent profondément ébranlée. En tentant de comprendre ses sentiments à l’égard d’une connaissance perdue de vue depuis longtemps – ainsi que le rôle joué par ce dernier dans une mort mystérieuse – Martha doit se confronter à la manière dont des évènements tragiques et inattendus peuvent changer une vie pour toujours.

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