SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO EXCITED today to show you the cover for an internationally best-selling author (and extraordinary woman and friend) Sherry Jones!! Her next book, The Sharp Hook of Love, is available now for pre-order and coming in November 2014! Without further ado, here is the cover below. I think it’s gorgeous! So full of emotion and leaves you breathless with desire to open the cover and taste the pages.
Keep scrolling below to see the what the book is all about and learn about Sherry if you haven’t come across her yet (and if you haven’t you should)!!
The Sharp Hook of Love, Synopsis~
Heloise and Abelard, the original “star-crossed” lovers — before Romeo & Juliet – dare to live, and love, on their own terms in 12th-century Paris, then lose all in one tragic stroke.
He is the most famous philosopher in the world, the arrogant headmaster of the Notre Dame Cloister School, and a poet whose songs and good looks make women swoon. She is Paris’s most brilliant young scholar, beautiful and wry, and his student. Forbidden by the church and society to love each other, Heloise and Abelard defy the rules to follow their hearts, risking everything that matters to them — including each other. An illicit child, a secret marriage, an abusive uncle: nothing, it seems, can come between them — until a vicious attack tears them apart forever. Or does it?
Sherry Jones’s THE SHARP HOOK OF LOVE is the first re-telling of this much-loved tale since the discovery, in 1999, of 113 “Lost Love Letters” between Heloise d’Argenteuil and Pierre Abelard. Incorporating excerpts from these beautiful letters, THE SHARP HOOK OF LOVE offers an intimate, erotic account of one of the most famous couples of all time, and explores the meaning of true love and the sacrifice it demands.
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Sherry Jones, Author, Biography~
Sherry Jones is perhaps best known for her controversial novels, The Jewel of Medina and The Sword of Medina, international best sellers about the life of A’isha, who married the Muslim prophet Muhammad at age nine and went on to become the most famous and influential woman in Islam.
Her next book, Four Sisters, All Queens, a tale of four sisters in 13th century Provence who became queens of France, England, Germany, and Italy, came out in May 2012 from Simon & Schuster’s Gallery Books. She also published a novella, White Heart, about the famous French “White Queen” Blanche de Castille, as an e-book, also from Simon & Schuster. Now, we look forward to The Sharp Hook of Love in November 2104, from Simon & Schuster, Gallery Books.
Her father was in the military, and so she grew up moving around: Germany, Texas (where she was born), New Mexico, North Carolina. As an adult she’s lived and worked in Philadelphia, Montana, and Washington state. In Montana, she worked as a reporter for twenty years, writing for nearly all the state’s dailies and freelancing for national and regional magazines including CMJ, Newsweek, Southwest Art, Rider, and various agriculture magazines.
Later, she freelanced for BNA, an international news agency in the Washington, D.C. area, and for Women’s eNews, before the success of her first two novels — international bestsellers! — allowed her to turn her attention to writing fiction full-time.
She now is also a successful freelance copywriter for several companies and lives on the West Coast, where she cooks gourmet foods, plays the piano, enjoys the arts (art, music, writing), is an advocate for women and human rights, and is a mother.
“I strive for beautifully written page-turners that explore relationships and power, especially women’s power. My novels portray women in history who have achieved power, over others as well as — especially — over their own lives, in spite of patriarchal limits. My protagonists — real women from history — have given me courage, strength, and belief in my own abilities. I hope that, in telling their stories, I can inspire others to dream big, to aim high, to dare to make a difference no matter how impossible doing so might seem.” –Sherry Jones, Author
Her website: www.authorsherryjones.com