Sunday, March 28, 2010

New Book (in print) by Deidre Knight


Butterfly Tattoo
by Deidre Knight
ISBN13: 9781605045443
ISBN: 1605045446
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Michael Warner has been drifting in a numb haze since his lover was killed by a drunk driver. As the anniversary of the wreck approaches, Michael’s grief grows more suffocating. Yet he must find a way through the maze of pain and secrets to live for their troubled young daughter who struggles with guilt that she survived the crash.

Out of the darkness comes a voice, a lifeline he never expected to find—Rebecca O’Neill, a development executive in the studio where Michael works as an electrician.

Rebecca, a former sitcom celebrity left scarred from a crazed fan’s attack, has retreated from the limelight and from life in general, certain no man can ever get past her disfigurement. The instant sparks between her and Michael, who arrives to help her during a power outage, come as a complete surprise—and so does her uncanny bond with his daughter.

For the first time, all three feel compelled to examine their inner and outer scars in the light of love. But trust is hard to come by, especially when you’re not sure what to believe when you look in the mirror. The scars? Or the truth?

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Groundbreaking Butterfly Tattoo Finally Available in Print

Butterfly Tattoo by Deidre Knight, which created an online sensation when released as an e-book last April, and became available for the first time in print from Samhain Publishing this February. The story’s release in any format indicates that contemporary culture’s acceptance of the sometimes “fluid” nature of sexuality has taken giant strides.

When Knight first shopped the novel in 2004, Michael and Rebecca’s love story was deemed too controversial for public acceptance. Michael is struggling to come to terms with his male life partner of 12 years being senselessly killed by a drunk driver a year earlier. Then he meets and falls in love with Rebecca, a woman carrying physical and emotional scars.

“I came close to selling repeatedly,” Knight explains. “It was considered for hardcover at several big houses, but each time the book proved to be just a click too edgy.”

However, after little more than two weeks on the market as an e-book in April, a search for “Deidre Knight’s Butterfly Tattoo” on Google delivered 9,850 hits. The first two pages consistently catalogued very positive reviews. Today glowing praise continues to predominate, page after page.

Why not read this groundbreaking book and determine its “edgy” factor for yourself?

6 comments:

erahime said...

That's an interesting concept. It shows how one can find love again. And that love has no boundaries.

Wish Deidre Knight the best for this book!

Andrea Becraft said...

Sounds like a very good book!

Best of luck to her!

Carol L. said...

I won and read this book. Beautifully written. I couldn't wait to write Deidre to let her know I absolutely loved this story of two people trying to heal, finding each other and facing obstacles. Love has never been more emotional. I hope everyone reads it.
Carol L.
Lucky4750@aol.com

Michele L. said...

I loved the excerpt! This book is definitely going on my TO-BUY list!

Many congrats to Deidre!

sherry said...

I've read so much about this book on blogs it sounds like a great book. I bought it about a month ago but I haven't read it yet.

sstrode@scrtc.com

SiNn said...

this book is well awesome and she did an aweosme job writing it ur right love couldntbe so emotional and such