(Multicultural, multi-sexual, romantic, drama)
Warning: Adult language, mild sexual situations.
“Sometimes a need for keeping secrets…
Can be just as intriguing as a reason for telling lies…”
“Secrets & Lies” is a provocative, uncensored, character-driven, emotional journey into the private lives of four central characters and their desperate struggles to survive in the shadows of life altering secrets and lies. At the heart of the story is a beautiful, different kind of woman, who questions her personal worth as she fights to keep the life and love she has always wanted. Even the elements of true confessions get lost in translation as the details of who these people really are brings them together in a surprising, yet necessary finale that will change their lives forever…
As the title suggests, I am finally prepared to post a giveaway event for my extremely controversial novel “Secrets & Lies.” Why is this book considered controversial? Well, it has a lot to do with the underlying social issues that come into play throughout the book. As the author, I can honestly say that writing a novel that offers an extended view into the lives of different types of people, races, familiar and alternative relationships, and dare-to-speak-of truths, would be something very important to share. Controversial to some it may be, but its enlightening and entertaining as well because it is about real life, real love, and loads of real drama in regards to just begin human.
Personally, I can easily see this book landing on a “banned book” list simply because it shows a true side of what people generally don’t want to accept or understand in concern to other human beings who are basically just like everyone else, but different. The difference being that they love someone of a different race, or sexual orientation, or even speak openly about debatable issues that are usually kept behind closed doors. For that reason, this book had to be written. To the best of my ability, I wrote it not only for myself and to get it out of my head, but also for the number of readers who can relate to the subject matter, those who want to learn something about it, or someone who just needs a heavy dose of realistic, true-to-life, human drama that goes beyond what is considered the norm. In my own opinion, as well as most reviews from my readers, “Secrets & Lies” is a thought-provoking read and that is exactly what it was meant to be.
Earlier this year, “Secrets & Lies” was nominated for the 2013 eFestival of Words Best of the Independent eBook Awards in the “Best Chick Lit/Women’s Literature” category. Though it did not make the finals, I was very grateful for the nomination by my peers. At the time of this post, my 300th if my calculations are correct, the novel is under publisher review and is being formatted in a synopsis/outline as a screenplay project submission.
GIVEAWAY: If you are interested in a chance to win a free ebook or PDF copy of “Secrets & Lies,” with an added first chapter read from “Secrets & Lies 2,” please be sure to follow the Rafflecopter link, which will run from now until Sunday – October 13, 2013. A link to this post will be shared at the top/left side of this page until the end of the event. Books are available were all ebooks are sold. Paperback book on amazon.
In closing, thanks so much for stopping by the page. Big hugs, much love, and best wishes to you all. ~ Tracy J.