THE BOOK: Spring into Light.
PUBLISHED IN: 2018
THE AUTHOR: Emmanuel Kane.
THE EDITOR: Paul Conant.
THE PUBLISHER: World Group Press.
SUMMARY: In this novel, Tito finds his childhood friend and marries her, but later two old flames, Margie and Laurie, attempt to enter into his new life. Tito returns to his birthplace and accidentally runs into two women, relatives, later realizing one of them still remembered a promise had to (one day) marry to her when she was only seven years old. However, he must first deal with immigration issues in America before he can put together the proper resources to become a spouse. Can the well-educated immigrant from a low-income family emotionally withstand his no-nonsense future bride and the distractions of his American ex-girlfriends?
THE BACK STORY: I wanted readers interested in African-American romance and cultures outside American to take a peek at love and marriages in the African context. * It took me 6 months to write this book, which is a sequel to Leap in the Dark
WHY THIS TITLE?: I chose the title, Spring into Light, as the main character found light by returning to his birth country. He met his best friend, and she taught him more about himself and life.
WHY WOULD SOMEONE WANT TO READ IT? The book covers interracial romance, a controversial subject for some people in America and around the world. The dialogue will captivate readers. (See readers’ comments below.)
As the author, I believe that conversation is the key to understanding how we think and how we communicate our feelings, hopes, and desires
REVIEW COMMENTS: “…an interracial romance story full of exciting episodes that will leave you feeling good. The author cleverly weaves words making every scene one to remember. This is a must-read book! I can’t wait for Kane’s next novel.” -Sardool Singh, Secretary, Global Listening Center
“I love the way each character is described. I feel as if I know these characters. I was sucked right into this book just after reading the first page. I really could not put this book down, and when I did, I wondered what would happen next. Wonderful topic and characters!”
“Interesting character description. Raises that often asked the question of Can we go back home and if we could what would it look like? And of course who doesn’t like to read a little romance. I couldn’t wait to turn the next page.” — Sara G.
“The writing and story are engaging, with a plot that is roundly interesting. The characters we’ve been introduced to thus are well thought-out, and the driving conversation helps to build a fascinating story. I am curious to see how the rest of the story unfolds.” — Oluwatobi F, Sweden
* From the opening sentence, the reader is gripped by the powerful conversation of the characters. Spring into Light it true to its title. Every conversation springs. Every character adds new light to the story. I can’t wait to see the end of the story. I have already recommended the book to colleagues and friends, who need to spring into a new light of romance epitomized in the book.” — Fayoyin A., Johannesburg, South Africa
AUTHOR PROFILE: Emmanuel Kane is the author of Spring into Light, currently available at Amazon. His latest book explores the world of interracial romance between a world traveler and a sheltered, traditional young lady. Kane is a language and communications professor with over 35 years’ experience in freelance writing, publishing, and public speaking. Serving on twelve Editorial Boards, he has published sixteen books and numerous essays, and his writings have been cited by popular media in the US and abroad. He received awards in journalism, creative writing, and teaching including the Distinguished International Scholar Award from the Chinese Academy for Social Sciences and Kom-USA Achievement award. Emmanuel, who appears in over twelve presses such as Sage, Greenwood Press, and literary magazines, weaves multi-cultural stories and political commentary with the notion that we cannot bridge our cultural gaps only by mastering our environment. He has received awards in journalism, creative writing and teaching including the Distinguished International Scholar Award from the Chinese Academy for Social Sciences, and Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers. Emmanuel encourages us to smile more. He lives in Charlotte, North Carolina. links: luminaryvoices.com http://www.newmarketsadvisor.com/
AUTHOR COMMENTS: I believe that sharing a smile can calm anxiety, fear, and insecurity in those we meet. “Never judge people by their looks or by what you’ve been told about them. Wait until you’ve heard them say few things; until you’ve watched them perform certain acts.”
She held his hand and examined his entire body with her eyes, checking for any blemishes. Pasting a smile on her face, she delivered her conclusion. “You look good, perfect. Please come inside.”
He followed her.
“Sit down. Not there, here.” She pointed to a seat a few yards from the exit door. “You are now a big boy. Your father will not mind you sitting in his armchair.”
Tito sat on the full leather chair facing a shelf loaded with a massive television screen, picture frames of children and adults, and volumes of an encyclopedia. He rested his elbows on the arms of the chair, feeling his buttocks slowly sinking away.
To buy this book, go to https://www.amazon.com/dp/1732427607
LOCAL OUTLETS: Park Road Books (Charlotte, NC)
The Last Word Bookstore (Charlotte, NC)
Page After Page bookstore, (Elizabeth City, NC)
Amazon, Barnes & noble (online)
PRICE: Kindle $2.99
CONTACT THE AUTHOR Emanuelkane3@gmail.com Jimhenderson814@gmail.com (schedule readings, book signings, book talk, lecture, etc. https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100014356931673 (facebook)