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The Butterfly Memoirs: A different approach to storytelling
My journey to become an author started with my love of reading. But I felt there was something lacking it my favorite books. Sure there was the happily ever after and the couple was attractive and fell in love, what was lacking?
For me, it was being able to truly relate to the characters. The story of the uber-rich millionaire who falls madly in love with the help – the assistant, maid, daughter of the maid, fill-in-the-blank – never interested me. I mean really, there’s enough of that on daytime soap operas! I quit watching those years ago. Whatever happened to the everyday, hardworking man who sweats, gets dirty, yet knows how to handle the woman of his dreams? What about the woman who isn’t looking for a man to take care of her because she’s holding down her own? I wanted stories that dealt with more than just the issues that hindered the characters on the outside. I wanted to see what happened on the inside. What really makes the characters tick? What motivates them to keep going even when it seems things will never work out? What conflicts threaten to derail all of their hard work? What qualities would make them risk it all and give into love they never knew they wanted?
From this, The Butterfly Memoirs were born.
The first novel in the series, A Heart Not Easily Broken, follows the lives of Ebony Campbell and Brian Young. Complete opposites, they share one thing in common: their love of hard work and determination to reach their dreams. When unexpected attraction leads to more, they must overcome the issue of racial differences thrown at them from friends and family. But what is more, when Ebony hides a secret from Brian for fear of losing not only him, but her best friend as well, a future that seemed so bright is filled with bad decisions and the ultimate betrayal.
Topics such as family, friendship, betrayal, interracial relationships, and a women’s right to choose are a few of the themes addressed in this story. If you’re looking for a book that grips you from page one and carries you on an emotional roller coaster, this book is for you!
Ebony is a smart, sexy, career-oriented black woman who wants nothing more than a summer fling with a man who challenges her mind and body. What she doesn’t expect is a blond-haired, blue-eyed bass player—who won’t take “no” for an answer—to accept the challenge.
When Ebony’s attempt at a brief fling turns into more, despite negative reactions from friends and family, she finds juggling love, family, and career are nothing compared to the ultimate betrayal she endures. Now her dreams spiral into lies and secrets that threaten her future and her best friend’s trust.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
M.J. Kane stumbled into writing. An avid reader, this stay at home mom never lost the overactive imagination of an only child. As an adult she made up stories, though never shared them, to keep herself entertained. It wasn’t until surviving a traumatic medical incident in 2006 that she found a reason to let the characters inhabiting her imagination free. Upon the suggestion of her husband, she commandeered his laptop and allowed the characters to take life. It was that, or look over her shoulder for men caring a purple strait jacket. And the rest, as they say, is history.
No longer a television addict, if M.J. isn’t reading a book by one of her favorite authors, she’s battling with her creative muse to balance writing and being a wife and mother. She resides in the suburbs of Atlanta, Georgia with her high school sweetheart, four wonderful children, and two pit bulls. MJ can often be found hanging out at the local library where she is director of a local writer’s group, or online connecting with readers and other authors. Other activities she enjoys include: creating custom floral arrangements, assisting her children in their creative pursuits of music and art, and supporting her husband’s music production business, 3D Sounds.
MJ’s debut novel, A Heart Not Easily Broken, Book one of the Butterfly Memoirs, became an instant Amazon Bestseller in Multicultural Romance and African-American Literature and Fiction within hours of publication. It has also spent time on the African-American Women’s Fiction and African-American Romance Bestsellers lists.
You can find MJ on social networking sites, sharing writing tips, talking about music, life, and family. She’s always excited to meet new people. Connect with her via the websites below.
Here is the link to a previous post with our wonderful author: http://amethysteyesauthor.blogspot.ca/2012/04/mj-kane-and-butterfly-memoirs.html