Today, we welcome Traci L. Slatton and her novel
The Love Of My (Other) Life.
The Love Of My (Other) Life.
The latest offering from critically acclaimed author and Yale and Columbia graduate Traci L. Slatton, The Love Of My (Other) Life follows the beguiling and uncompromising Tessa Barnum, a 30-something would-be painter struggling to find her rightful place in the city that never sleeps: the ever-bustling, always-magical backdrop of New York City.
Frustrated by a world that champions meaningless post-modernism and money over truth, beauty and transcendence, Tessa is about to be evicted, too insecure in her own talent to let her Turner-esque landscapes leave her closet, and emotionally exhausted by a recent divorce. When she is suddenly faced with Brian Tennyson behind every corner – a disheveled yet devilishly handsome man who, out of virtually nowhere, claims to not only be a Yale physics professor who has uncovered a gap in the time-space continuum, but also her husband in an alternate universe (!) – Tessa finds herself on a rollercoaster ride the likes of which she never in her wildest dreams imagined she would have to be prepared for.
A touching and immersive portrait of a young woman reconciling her passions, convictions and realities with an impossible love story unfolding around her, The Love Of My (Other) Life is a surprising, funny and engrossing addition to any romance lover’s bookshelf, digital or otherwise.
A little Q&A:
Q: What’s the deal with Brian at Yale and Brian in NYC?
A: We get to see Brian Tennyson in a few chapters set in his universe. Chapters 2, 4, 6, 8, 11, 15 & 27 take place in a world where the same choices have been faced, but different decisions were made…. The rest of the novel shows Brian here in our world.
Q: What's Tessa’s first impression of Brian?
A: That he’s a scruffy homeless man, but not bad looking, with a smile on his face. And that she should be more creeped out by him than she is.... Q: How long does Brian have to see Tessa and convince her that they’re married in his universe?
A: 5 days, 4 hours, and 22 minutes. Not a second more. There's slime involved.
Q: What’s special about Brian?
A: Absotively, posilutely a lot! He’s a big-hearted physics genius who builds a device for traveling into parallel worlds. But he’s terrible at cooking, singing, and performing magic. He’s also a hugger. And a devoted husband.
Q: What’s Tessa’s story?
A: She’s a talented painter who’s broke, homeless, divorced, and the hapless star of an art porn video. She’s got to reach inside herself and find her own strength.
Q: Who’s hotter, Brian from the other universe, or Brian from ours?
A: That’s the personal choice of every reader!
About the author:
Traci L. Slatton is a graduate of Yale and Columbia, where she taught freshman composition. She lives in Manhattan, though her love for Renaissance Italy inspired her historical novel Immortal [Bantam Dell], which is currently in film pre-production and reached bestseller status in Italy, Russia and Brazil. Also the author of The Botticelli Affair and the After trilogy (Fallen, Cold Light and Far Shore [forthcoming late spring 2013]), Slatton has published The Art of Life, a photo essay about figurative sculpture; a book of poetry; as well as a non-fiction title on science and spirituality, Piercing Time & Space. Her forthcoming novel, The Mission, is a meaty historical saga set during World War II.
Traci has also brought one electronic copy with her for one lucky reader. Just enter the raffle for your chance to win. Good luck!!
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Until next time,