have finally finished my first book and it is on
the virge of being published. So let me first
tell you the technical part of it, so that you
can find it when it is published.
Medley and a Sordid Affair
FICTION / Romance / Suspense
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is a young college student, born
and raised in the deep South and
dreaming of the future. But for
Petra, everything changes when
she meets Bertram. Introduced to
her by a mutual friend, the
French aristocrat is many years
her senior, but it isnt
long before the two embark on a
they are married and traveling
the world together as
she continues her
education at prestigious international
when Bertram suddenly falls victim to a
financial downfall, the two eventually
settle back in the southern United
States, selling their house to move to a
low-cost apartment complex.
is here she meets a building maintenance
man named Dick, and, in indulging in an
erotic affair, becomes trapped in a sick
web of manipulation and lies. While
struggling against the psychological
warfare of a mentally ill lover, Petra
must find a way to free her marriage from
the devastation of her choiceand
put the pieces of her life back together
gripping and unforgettable detail, Southern
Medley and a Sordid Affair
explores the repercussions of infidelity
within a marriage while uncovering the
damaging effects of mental and
other people think about my story
Professional Editorial Review by
Lee Ann at FirstEditing.com
substance of the manuscript is honest and raw.
Its the story of a young woman who has an
affair with the maintenance man of her apartment
complex, and how her husband and his family help
her end it.
strength of this subject will be hope for others
who find themselves in a similar circumstance, to
know that there is a way out. Even better, for
someone contemplating such a thing, they may
think twice after reading about the devastation
the affair caused, both mentally and emotionally.
weakness is that at the end of the book, the
author is still in the recovery process and seems
to be in a state of apathy and depression. This,
however, makes the story even more true-to-life.
Every story doesnt necessarily have a happy
ending. It also leaves an opening for a sequel.
story is organized chronologically. We get the
authors background as a youngster and some
interesting life events before the affair begins.
Chapters include experiences in different parts
of the world, which adds excitement. A strength
of this is that its is an easy-to-follow
organization technique. When we tell a story, we
usually start at the beginning, and move through
to the end. The point of view remains the
narrator throughout, reducing any confusion. Even
when the scene moves from country to country, the
narration is consistent.
weakness might be that there is more detail in
the chapters about the affair than other
chapters. A way around this would be to add more
dialogue and background information to the
different vacation and education scenes, as has
been done in the Chateau scenes.
writing comes across as if its a journaling
experience for the author prompted by a therapist
helping her seek healing and closure on this most
difficult part of her life. A strength of this is
that journaling is a tool known to be very
helpful to those going through a difficult time,
so may prompt the reader to start doing the same.
Additionally, it adds to the credibility of the
events of the book, making it seem more
non-fiction than fiction.
weakness would be that it is so sexually
explicit, it severely limits the readership to a
much smaller segment of the population. A way
around this would be to cut some of that content.
would recommend this book for adults only, due to
its explicit sexual content.