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Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Featured Indie Book: Pretty From A Distance (Cat McCarrey)

 Pretty From A Distance (Cat McCarrey)
Featured Indie Book on Indie Author News: Contemporary Women's Fiction Pretty From A Distance by Cat McCarrey.

The basic premise of Pretty From A Distance is about sexual abuse, past and present. But the story is full of love between many of the characters and hope for the future.

The Book has been self-published via CreateSpace and is available as eBook - 470 pages - released in March 2013.

About the Book

In 1999, Glory Morgan is fast approaching her fortieth birthday. Her boyfriend Vince Cole controls every aspect of her life, but she remains bound to him because of his threats to harm her young niece. As they travel the country year after year in a camper with no water or electricity, her despair continues to grow, as does her alcohol use…until Vince unexpectedly gives her the opportunity to choose their summer destination. Emboldened, she picks a small town in New Mexico, a choice that will change the course of their lives dramatically.

Encountering a vibrant community filled with eccentric characters including a Vietnam veteran, a psychic, and a man who had been abducted by UFOs, she finds herself falling in love with the local bartender Doug Baylor. Inspired to assert herself, Glory slowly sees hope and joy return to her life and begins to stand up to Vince. As tensions escalate and Vince finds a lover of his own, a shocking event irrevocably changes their world forever.

Exploring the depths of abuse with compassion and honesty, McCarrey’s debut novel is an intense, warmhearted, suspenseful story about the redemptive power of love and community. McCarrey deftly exposes the wounds of the past as these experiences play themselves out in our lives in a relentless pattern of symmetry—until one seizes the power to actively change them. Wondrous, evocative, and full of inspiration, Pretty From A Distance is a deeply moving passage into the lives of people caught in an interweaving dance of dependency and control.

 Pretty From A Distance (Cat McCarrey)
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Reviews (Excerpts)

- "The book follows gloriana a young woman who stays with the wrong man, suffering terribly and repeatedly. The scenes for me were tragic and upsetting. But that was alleviated by the lovely new mexico setting and the numerous lovely characters who befriend gloriana. I enjoyed reading this very much. And the ending was both grim and happy. Good luck to this new author. I look forward to reading more! " - Heather Higgens Daly

- "I was captivated by the first sentence and transported into another world. Disturbing, touching and finally affirmative, Pretty From A Distance is thoughtful and thought-provoking. I couldn't put it down and resented having to go to work or cook dinner for my family. I hope to hear more from this novice author." - Kathy Fields

- "I had difficulty putting this novel down and at the same time I didn't want it to end.
Cat McCarrey successfully pulled me into Glory Morgan's life and experiences. Glory is trying to run away and ends up rushing right into a community whose people wrap their arms around her, support her and most of all protect her. I was exceedingly attracted to McCarrey's community of wonderfully realized and eclectic group of characters that shelter Glory in the small New Mexico town of Coronilla. I felt and hurt for Glory. But most of all I rooted for her.[...]"

- "I can not believe this was by a first time author! Well written, kept me enthralled- what a captivating read! Just insisted my best friend read it too!" - Bluebuckel

- "After the first page, I couldn't put the book down. Glory travels down a long and twisted road and I am all for the power of love. The author guided me thru all the emotions and places in the book. You will find yourself thinking about different parts of the book, long after you have finished it. " - NJA

About the Author

Fetaured on Indie Author News: Cat McCarrey
Author Cat McCarrey
Cat McCarrey moved to Wyoming from the New York metropolitan area at the age of twenty. Inspired by her love of the outdoors and an insatiable curiosity about the world and its inhabitants, she spent almost five years traveling the country living in a van without running water or electricity.

As well as having worked almost every service job imaginable, she studied psychology in college and graduate school.

She lives in Wyoming at a high altitude and would never trade the sight of the night sky for anything in the world. She has a cat that refuses to become famous on YouTube. Pretty From A Distance is her debut novel.

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Connect with the Author on Twitter: @Cat_McCarrey

Link to the Paperback Pretty From A Distance with Excerpt on Amazon

Link to the eBook Pretty From A Distance with Excerpt on Amazon

 Pretty From A Distance (Cat McCarrey)