Disclosure

Thank you for using these Amazon Affiliate links to support our reading.

Join Romance Giveaways for all Giveaway Information

Spotlight on Theresa Milstein, Time & Circumstance and Giveaways!

This week we have Theresa Milstein sharing with us about her poetry. And there are giveaways!

Theresa Milstein writes middle grade and YA, but poetry is her secret passion. Her vignette collection, TIME & CIRCUMSTANCE, will be published by Vine Leaves Press in March 21, 2017. She lives near Boston Massachusetts with her husband, two children, a dog-like cat, and a cat-like dog. For her day job, she works as a special education teacher in a public school, which gives her ample opportunity to observe teens and tweens in their natural habitat. 

Over to Theresa now...



The first half of my collection is prose and the second half is poetry. But one enduring  thread throughout, besides the unrelenting passage of time, is love.

There are three romance-driven prose pieces. “Violet’s Hill” glimpses unrequited love. “Daisy” reveals a potentially doomed romance. “Left Behind,” one of my favorites, poignantly explores love lost. These three characters are so different from me, and they were fun to write.

Here’s an excerpt from “Violet’s Hill”:

I concentrated on the sound of our breathing and willed my heart to keep beating.

The poetry section is where romance blossoms. There are many pieces dedicated to the kiss: “Deluge,” “Tempest,” “Lip-Lock.” Then “Steampunk,”  “Contortionist,” and “Past Prime” delve into the darker, more complicated types of attraction. Finally, “First Apartment,” “Yearning,” and “Autumn’s Crest” capture the longer relationship with lingering passion.

Here’s a stanza from “Tempest”:

She’s warmed by his radiance—
enticed to venture
through the tempestuous night
savouring his ripened lips once more.

I hope you fall in love with my collection too.





TIME & CIRCUMSTANCE is available for preorder!

$3.99 AUD (eBook)
Kindle AUS
Kindle US
Kindle UK
Kindle CA
iBooks | Kobo | Nook

$12.99 AUD (paperback)
Amazon US
Amazon UK
​Amazon CA
Barnes & Noble
Book Depository
Chapters Indigo


Leave a comment, and you’re eligible to win a prize during my blog tour!

1 $25 Amazon gift card
1 signed paperback copy
1 ebook

Answer the question:
“If you could relive any moment in time, what would it be?”

Extra entries if you share on Facebook or Twitter and link it to me.
@TheresaMilstein on Twitter.
@Theresa Milstein on Facebook
#ReliveMoment or #TimeandCircumstance


Winners will be announced on April 5, 2017



32 comments:

  1. Good to meet you, Theresa!

    Hmmm, a moment in time?

    Seeing Lincoln give the Gettysburg Address.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. William, good to meet you too. Seeing Lincoln give the Gettysburg Address would be amazing.

      Delete
  2. That's wonderful. I'm sure the youngsters will enjoy that.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks, Mary. Unlike some of my other writing, this book is for adults. :)

      Delete
  3. Thanks for sharing your beautiful collection. I would relive the moment my daughter brought me some beautiful roses the other day and how much I enjoyed them.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Christine, that's so sweet. What a lovely moment to relive!

      Delete
  4. This sounds absolutely lovely.

    Happy Monday, Nas.

    ReplyDelete
  5. This looks great. I'm going to check it out on Kindle.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I'm so happy to hear that, Jacqui. Thank you!

      Delete
  6. Hi Theresa. Hi Nas.

    I'm loving your prose and poetry, Theresa. One of my fave stanzas is the one you shared from Tempest. Looking forward to hosting you.

    Oh...question...Relive a moment in time...too many to mention, but flying into Paris for the first time I'd like to repeat that. Unfortunately, like all such moments, we only get to do them once.

    Denise :-)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Denise, thank you for the kind words! I wrote The Tempest during a snowstorm. Oh, choosing Paris is excellent! I actually think I talk about Paris during my stop to Liz's blog on my tour. I wrote so many posts!

      Delete
  7. Thanks so much for hosting me, Nas! I have a link up on my blog to send people over. xo

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks for sharing with us and for the giveaways Theresa!

      Delete
  8. What lovely excerpts! Wishing Theresa much success!

    ReplyDelete
  9. That's a tough one, if I could relive one moment I think I would choose my first visit to Paris. It went by too fast T_T

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Fiza, Paris really seems to have a big impact on people, doesn't it?

      Delete
  10. I absolutely adore this cover. So beautiful! Wishing Theresa the best!

    As for a moment I would want to relive- maybe my release day for my book. It went by in a magical blur and reliving it would help me try to prolong the excitement. :)
    ~Jess

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you, Jess. I don't blame you for wanting to relive that moment!

      Delete
  11. Love it! Poetry is such a passionate and joyful experience!

    What moment would I relive? So hard. Probably the last outing we had before my dad passed away. My kids were little and he found such joy in going on rides with them at the local fairground. Lots of fun.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Jemi, that sounds like a perfect, important moment to want to relive. Thank you for sharing it.

      Delete
  12. I absolutely love the cover, and I’m sure your book will do well.
    Hello Nas!

    ReplyDelete
  13. I am a huge poetry fan, so I am glad that there are people out there like me - they're novel writers but they do love poetry and prose a whole lot too. The theme of time being the underlying idea between a lot of them appeals to me as well.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Olivia-Savannah, I'm glad to read another novel-poet writer. Thank you!

      Delete
  14. I didn't really understand Steampunk. When I read it. Maybe I should give it a second read. I do think this is a great book. Theresa you should be very proud of yourself!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Sharon, thank you! The picture that inspired the poem was pretty cool. It's about one of those toxic boyfriends. She knows she should get away, but she's drawn to him. I tried to make the rhythm sound like a train. http://theresamilstein.blogspot.com/2014/07/modern-steampunk.html

      Delete

Share your wisdom!