Just like the butterfly, I too will awaken in my own time. - Deborah Chaskin
|The Soul Bearers|
Partly inspired by real life events, this is a story of courage, the gift of friendship and unconditional love. The story involves three people whose lives cross for a short period of time and the profound effect that results from their interaction.
Alex Dorian, freelance travel writer and victim of child abuse, arrives in Sydney in an attempt to exorcise the ghosts of her past. She shares a house with Steve and the disturbing Matthew, a gay couple. Alex finds herself inexplicably attracted to Matthew and she must battle with her repressed sexuality and fear of intimacy.
Matthew, extremely good looking and an inspiring actor, lives with Steve, who is dying of AIDS. Matthew has his own battle, that of dealing with the rejection of his socialite parents and facing a future without his partner.
Steve is the rock to which the troubled Matthew and Alex cling as they examine their lives and beliefs. Steve finally dies, but his legacy lives on in the strength that both Matthew and Alex find to face their own pain. Alex learns to love again, thanks to the gift of friendship from Matthew; and in turn, with Alex’s love and support, Matthew learns to forgive the past and move on to follow his dream.
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about the author:
although a multi-genre writer, one of Sylvia's favourite genre is romance/chick lit, and she has a soft spot for chicks who are on the cusp of 40 and beyond. yes, chicks still date after 40! to prove this, she wrote "The Other Boyfriend" (loosely based on her own life experience while she briefly lived in Taiwan and Hong Kong). just recently, Sylvia released a third book, a romance/chick lit novel entitled "Like Casablanca"; this is a cross between internet dating and Rick's Cafe (also loosely based on her life).
she has also written a general fiction drama, "The Soul Bearers", a story inspired by real life events and filled with hope and inspiration when overcoming life's obstacles and learning to live and love again.
currently, Sylvia is working on a mystery series whose protagonist is a spunky and wiseass chick--and she's 48! older women have much more fun and you can meet Mia by visiting http://www.miaferrari.com/
Sylvia is the creator and host of The Lit Chick Show, a literary blog run as a mini-TV show that features authors of all genres plus special guests and bits and pieces about anything literary.
for more information on her books, and to see Sylvia's own interviews and book trailers, please visit her website.