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New on the Market, Just Released :) 3 Short Stories - 1 Common Theme: Fine Art Painting

Still Life Paintings is a collection of three short stories, thematically linked by painting. This collection is 10,000 words in length and contains bonus material in the form of an an essay excerpt from the book Reflections on Motherhood as well.

In the first story, Abstract Remembrances, a young mother has a mental breakdown after a tragic event. She paints the same picture day after day only she can't actually "see" the image she repeatedly paints. Will art therapy be her salvation, or her final undoing?

In the second story, Different Strokes, a harried mother tries to teach her children a lesson in individuality and tolerance by introducing them to Art History Masters and the different methods of painter each used. In the end, she teaches her self an important lesson as well.

In the third story, Still Life Paintings, a woman is forced to attend a gallery premiere spotlighting her ex-boyfriend. The painful business event takes an abrupt turn, as she sees that each canvas holds a message just for her. In the end, she must read the paintings as a whole and decide what the message means for her future.

Sample & Buy on Amazon http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B005BZL3AK
 

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Karen-

Congratulations on the new collection!

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Reviews are already rolling in, including a 4-star review on Smashwords. Don't forget this collection is still 50% at smashwords using the coupon  ;D
 

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So far, this collection has garnered good reviews across multiple formats (Amazon, Librarything, Goodreads, Amazon and Smashwords.)

If you'd like to know more about Still Life Paintings, or other books by Karen Fowler (that's me!) you can see more here: http://quirkygurl.com/books-by-karen-fowler/
 

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Hope the new year is treating everyone well. Just wanted to let everyone know that Still Life Paintings has been reduced on Amazon, down to $1.33 i beleive- so you could save some moola :) Even better, you can pick up two more free books for tonight only. (Links in my signature line)
 

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Still Life Paintings has been rated 11 times over on GoodReads and has an average of 4.36 stars (out of 5)

Here's what people are saying there about this collection:

...the stories are really fascinating and would make you appreciate life even more.. and make you see art as it should be. GoodReads Review

...Three short stories invoke a powerful reaction to tales of love. GoodReads Review

...On the whole an excellent read.. GoodReads Review
 

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Sometime in the next few hours this one's going FREE over an Amazon for 1 day only. It'll be the last freebie for a good while, so get it while you can :=)
 
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