Book promo for women’s fiction novel Blue Butterfly

314 pages
L.B. Publishing (March 3, 2014)
Title: Blue Butterfly
Christian Fiction,  Age Group 18+

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The Book

There have been five black ballerinas that have made a
noticeable mark in the world of ballet. Five that have fought to have the world
see their talent rather than the color of their skin. Each has graced the stage
as soloist and/or principal dancer. Precious Blue Johnson is set to become one
of them. Precious Blue Johnson, young, country and naive, from Lutts County,
Georgia, is traveling to the energizing city of New York to search for her
birth father and perhaps make history by becoming the first black ballerina.
Her simple mocha skin and thick lips will put her in the center of a movement,
expose secrets and unlock the past as she steps onto the stage as the Blue
Butterfly. She will be guided by the vivacious and wise Ms. Ann and fall in
love with the alluring Ray Silvers. Ray brings the whole package. Enchanting
eyes, a bright future as a doctor, and a willingness to love completely. To
Precious, he is perfect. Except Ray’s package includes his deadly past. Will
their love survive the one person who could end it all—his drug-addicted

About The Author

Clean Fiction novelist Marian L. Thomas is a dynamic
story-teller with five engaging and dramatic novels to her credit. Her books
have been seen on national television stations and featured in print magazines
and newspapers. She has also been a guest on many broadcast and online radio
stations. Her titles, My Father’s Colors and Strings of Color both received the
USA Best Book Finalist Award. What makes her books unique? Mrs. Thomas is a
pioneer for clean fiction for contemporary female readers. She refuses to lace
her work with explicit sexual themes or profanity. Ms. Thomas’ books are rich
with ever-intriguing themes of race, family strife, love, courage, friendship
and forgiveness. And yet her tales, which seem to pre-stage current tabloid
headlines, are spelled out in ways that suit the delicate moral tastes of both
the Christian Fiction reader and the Clean Fiction book reader. Ms. Thomas
resides in a suburb of Georgia with her husband, family and dear friends.


Excerpt from Blue Butterfly by Marian L. Thomas:
From Chapter One

They say on the night that I was born June 30, 1969the
fringes of the moon could be seen peeking out through the thin layers of the
clouds. They say that the rain had done come down so hard it felt like
something was tearing away at your soul, drop by drop. They say my mama was
laying in the birthing room screaming because I was ripping her life away from
her. They say that the doctors wanted to cut away at her tummy, but she had
done plain-out refused. She was an ebullient woman, with the heart of an
unbreakable but beautiful stallion.

I ain’t never seen the woman with eyes so blue they felt
like they could reach down into the pit of your core and tell you about
yourself. I ain’t never seen the warmth of her smile or the way she could
soothe my daddy with her kind-hearted words. People talk under their breath
about her. Talk about how long her silky blond hair was or how thin and soft
her frame was. I do alls I can when I hear them whispering about the woman who
gave her life so I could dance in the rain on a hot summer day.

Just before she took her last breath they say that she
stared into my eyes and smiled because I done come into the world with what she
thought was the better part of her. The one feature that my daddy loved the

She was the one who placed the weight of my name upon me.
Precious Blue Johnson, but everyone around here in Lutts County, Georgia, fixed
my name at Precious.

My dear, sweet Daddy is a tall,
well-stocked-around-the-tummy man. I heard that back in his heyday he sported a
nicely trimmed frame of six feet, two inches. That his hair used to be slicked
back so perfectly there wasn’t a black woman in Lutts County that wasn’t dying
to give it a coat or two of sweet brown sugar with the very tips of their
hard-worked fingers.
His shoulders hang now sometimes, but that wasn’t always
the case. No, it be said that when Charles Johnson used to walk down these
dirt-filled roads, his shoulders stood towering with an air of confidence that
one could breathe in from a mile away.

Once upon a time, it be rumored that his hazel brown eyes
were fixed on singing his way out of Lutts County. They still talk about this
fact in the rooms of their barely-able-to-stand homes, where they figure can’t
nobody hear them but God. Whispering under the dim lights about how it is such
a shame that he wasted his talent on a white woman.

There are nights when I would wonder what his voice must
have sounded like. I would hear him humming sometimes, but I ain’t never heard
the sound of butter flowing from his lips.
That’s what they say
he sounded like.

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