Translate

Friday, March 6, 2020

Tour: I Asked the Wind

Valerie Nifora’s

WOW! WOMEN ON WRITING TOUR 
OF
I Asked the Wind: A Collection of Romantic Poetry



Book Summary

I Asked the Wind: A Collection of Romantic Poetry is a journey into romance, love and loss through poetry. The poems published in this collection span over 15 years of writing. Often starting with short rhythmic patterns, each poem’s lyrical tone is filled with inspired words to express the deep emotion experienced in the intricacies of romance.

Handwritten in a journal and hidden away until this publication, the poems chronicle the journey into and out of love. Written in three parts, the book enables the reader to transverse the intensity of romantic love, from the first moment of falling in love, to the intense pain of heartbreak.

Beautiful and powerful in its lyrical and simple verse, the reader is immediately immersed in a world of sensuality, passion, desire, and innocence; all woven together into a tapestry of human emotion. Each poem transports the reader to a story through the art of poetry. Drawing on natural elements such as the sun, sand, wind and moon, this collection explores the light and darkness of romantic love, leaving the reader questioning if love was ever real at all.



From Valerie

Truth be told, I am fairly risk adverse. When I was a grade-schooler and heard the proverb, "A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush," that spoke to me, and it has been my guiding light for most of my life thus far. Risk in and of itself implies loss. The very definition of the word has "loss" and "serious injury" and the "peril" -- so why in the world would anyone want to do that? But, there's another proverb that says, "Nothing ventured, nothing gained." And it is here that we find battle ground. If we never take risks, then there is never any movement. The realities of stagnation and monotony can take root. And although I'm a massive fan of routine, it can run contrary to our human nature causing discontentment and melancholy. Which raises the point, when should we venture and willingly face the real possibility of loss? And for that answer, I think we have to look at another word, "regret." I was told once by an aging relative who has long passed, that although life is a series of gambles, the worse consequence of not following through on a decision is regret. And it is this feeling that haunts us throughout our days. And he advised as follows, "When you think about making a decision, think about what you might loose or gain. And then think if you'll regret not taking the risk. And once you know that in your heart -- take a solid step forward in either direction and stand on hard ground." I can stand before you, and tell you with a clear conscious that I regret nothing in my life so far. There were plenty of opportunities that I didn't take. I regret none of them. But, then there were those that I did -- those that I knew if I didn't pursue and cast my lot in life -- I would forever regret them. Among those choices, was finding a publisher for my poetry about love. That was a risk! So many incredible variables in finding the right publisher, sharing very private memories, exposing myself and well... I'm sure you can think of some more. But, for me the regret outweighed the risk and so, I let go of that "bird in hand", and started walking toward the bush, and much to my delight, I continue to find more and more birds! Because that's the trick in life -- sometimes risk is worth it.
Best regards,Valerie




Print Length: 108 Pages
Genre: Poetry
Publisher: The Unapologetic Voice House LLC
ASIN: B07X1VFBP7

I Asked the Wind: A Collection of Romantic Poetry is available to purchase at Amazon.comBarnes and Noble, and Target.

Praise for I Asked the Wind: A Collection of Romantic Poetry

“...a breathtaking compilation of tender poetry .“

- Jessica Tingling, The San Francisco Book Review

“Valerie’s poetry evokes images of tangled butterflies caught in a breeze, leaves falling too soon, and speaks with a deep, deep tenderness.”

– Troy Turner, Poet

“A beautiful tribute to reflective thoughts of love and losses suffered…this was well done… ”

– Wanda Firman-Cooper, Reviewer

“Valerie’s poems are not only magnificent to read, but they stick with you.”

– Robert Robinson, Executive Producer, The Dinner Salon

“In today’s age of fast-food thinking, attention-deficit scanning, and thumb scrolls past click-bait, it’s refreshing to find a relatable, digestible read that harkens back to an era of leather-bound literature’s reign in terms of meter and word choice.“

– Amaani F. Lyle, Military Journalist

“Val’s poetry goes deeper…into a mosaic of sensuality that leaves you hearing love as if it were a song.“

– Myra Jo Martino, Writers Guild Award Winner for Ugly Betty

About the Author, Valerie Nifora

Valerie Nifora was born and raised in New York to Greek immigrant parents. For over twenty years, Valerie was Marketing Communications Leader for a Fortune 50. She served as a ghost writer for several executives and has executed award-winning campaigns using her special gift as a storyteller to inspire. Her first book is a collection of romantic poetry that explores innocence, sensuality, passion, desire, heartbreak and loss through the lens of her personal experience spanning over 15 years. Her beautiful and powerful voice immediately calls forth a time of leather-bound books and invites the reader to find a comfortable chair and begin their journey through the powerful human emotion of love. Valerie holds a B.A. in Communications from Emerson College and an M.B.A. from Fordham University. She is married and a mother of two amazing sons.




Twitter @vnifora




--- Blog Tour Dates

February 10th @ The Muffin
What goes better in the morning than a muffin? Make sure you stop by WOW! Women on Writing's blog today and read an interview with author Valerie Nifora as we discuss her book I Asked the Wind: A Collection of Romantic Poetry. You can also win a signed copy of her book!

February 11th @ Karen Brown Tyson
Stop by Karen's blog today and read a guest post by author Valerie Nifora who will be talking about what prevents people from following her dreams.

February 13th @ Michelle Cornish
Stop by Michelle's blog and you can watch an interview with author Valerie Nifora. Don't miss it!

February 14th @ A New Look on Books
Visit Rae's blog today and you can read a guest post by author Valerie Nifora about what helped her get through heartbreak. 

February 14th @ The Burgeoning Bookshelf
Visit Veronica's blog today and read a feature that spotlights one of the poems from the book I Asked the Wind: A Collection of Romantic Poetry.

February 15th @ Coffee with Lacey
Visit Lacey's blog today and read her review of Valerie Nifora's book I Asked the Wind: A Collection of Romantic Poetry.

February 16th @ Phy Roselle 
Stop by Phy's blog today and read Valerie Nifora's guest post about what most people miss about live.

February 20th @ Precious Phyllis
Visit Phyllis' blog today and read her review of Valerie Nifora's book I Asked the Wind: A Collection of Romantic Poetry.

February 22nd @ Beverley A. Baird
Visit Beverley's blog today and you can read her review of Valerie Nifora's book I Asked the Wind: A Collection of Romantic Poetry.

February 24th @ A Storybook World
Visit Deirdra's blog today and you can read author Valerie Nifora's guest post about why if you're lonely, you are not alone.

February 25th @ Lori's Reading Corner
Visit Lori's blog today and read Valerie Nifora's guest post about whether we really have to love ourselves before we love another person.

February 28th @ Beverley A. Baird
Stop by Beverley's blog again and you can read author Valerie Nifora's guest post about how life is short, do it now before you die. Get inspired today!

February 29th @ Bookworm Blog
Visit Anjanette's blog today and you can read her review of Valerie Nifora's book I Asked the Wind: A Collection of Romantic Poetry. You can also read her interview with the author as well.

March 1st @ Choices 
Visit Madeline's blog today and you can read Valerie Nifora's guest post about what her children taught her about love.

March 2nd @ Armed with a Book
Visit Kriti's blog and you can read her review of Valerie Nifora's book I Asked the Wind: A Collection of Romantic Poetry.

March 4th @ Armed with a Book
Stop by Kriti's blog again and you can read her interview with author Valerie Nifora.

March 6th @ The Faerie Review
Come by Lily's blog today and you can read author Valerie Nifora's guest post about why risk is sometimes worth it.

March 9th @ It's Alanna Jean
Visit Alanna Jean's blog today and you can read a guest post by author Valerie Nifora, who will discuss why people fear failure. Don't miss this one!

March 10th @ Jill Sheets Blog
Visit Jill's blog and you can read Valerie Nifora's guest post about why we settle on mediocre.

March 15th @ Teatime and Books
Stop by Janet's blog today and you can read her review of Valerie Nifora's book I Asked the Wind: A Collection of Romantic Poetry.

No comments:

Post a Comment

Your comment will be submitted. We apologize for the delay but due to a rise in spam, we've been forced to moderate comments.