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Sunday, February 16, 2014

Featured Indie Book: The Sugar Ticket (Susan Jean Ricci)

The Sugar Ticket (Susan Jean Ricci)
Featured Indie Book on Indie Author News: Contemporary Women’s Fiction / Humor The Sugar Ticket by Susan Jean Ricci.

The Sugar Ticket reveals a true-to-life story about two older adults trying to conquer their mid-life adolescence. While we’re always striving to use our baggage in a positive way, our best intentions are sometimes our worst enemies. The Sugar Ticket is a relate-able read, and one that is based on true experience and emotional struggles.

The Book has been self-published via Jumping Jersey Jenkins Books and is available as eBook and Paperback - 184 pages - released in October 2013.

About the Book

Cindy Layton and Jay DeMatteo are back again! The Sugar Ticket chronicles their marital journey as the two twice-divorced adults learn to embrace the sweetness of their present. When the inevitable complications arise, will the DeMatteo's gently overcome their obstacles by alleviating the sour taste of the past through the light-hearted humor you enjoyed in Dinosaurs and Cherry Stems, or will they sweep their issues under the proverbial taboo-topic carpet?

Find out how these two mid-life adolescents meet their daily tribulations head on, as they conquer their fears, secrets revealed, and the most fundamental challenge of all - remaining in love forever.

The Sugar Ticket (Susan Jean Ricci)
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Reviews (Excerpts)

- "Susan Jean Ricci has a knack for story telling. At times, you laugh out loud, and other times there is a tear welling up in your eye. I enjoyed the journey of Cindy and Jay through the trials of life for the youth deprived in some interesting ways. Their relationship with their surroundings and the trip into the unknown with the "Snark Ark" was hillarious.[...]" - Joseph C.

- "The reader gets a ring-side-viewing of these two dusty newlyweds navigating the matrimonial halls of a new existence: new partners, rigid, post-nuptial boundaries, simmering, haunting secrets and festering, always-there in your face insecurities. RELATIONSHIPS!! I admit, I had several laugh-out-loud, bring me some water moments reading the travails of these two not so innocent, innocents.[...] Trust me, you WILL enjoy!" - Douglas W. Wickard

- "[...] is an imaginative expose of those little things that bind us to the special people with whom we share life, love and home. Cindy & Jay's romance in the midst of daily trials and tribulations reminded me to always be intentional when showing how I care. Like a sweet cousin, I look forward to visiting this charming and fun couple again in their next adventure!" - LJD (Amazon)

- "[...] Wonderful read with all the charm and humor of her first novel, Dinosaurs and Cherry Stems. A great blend of humor, vulnerability, and yes some tears will claim you throughout the book, and leave you wanting more, more, more." - Beaglemom1234 (Amazon)

About the Author

Author Susan Jean Ricci
Author Susan Jean Ricci
Susan Jean Ricci and her husband Joe live in a lovely New Jersey town near the sea. Together they have seven children and nine grandchildren.
An award-winning, internationally read, From Women’s Pens author and humorist, Susan is best known for her series of works titled Cindy's Crusades that includes two novels, Dinosaurs and Cherry Stems and The Sugar Ticket, the short chronicle Twilight and Chickadees, and a collection of short stories titled Heart Marks the Spot.

She has also published what she refers to as her sometimes-controversial rants in the Asbury Park Press. Her nonfiction articles have appeared in Parenting Teen Magazine, Aim Intercultural Magazine, and Good Dog Magazine.

Susan has won several awards via the Writer's Digest 78th Annual Writer's Contest and the Philadelphia Writer's Conference. Her short stories A Super Sandy Christmas and The Christmas Cardinal will appear in Annie Acorn's 2014 Christmas Treasury.

Her books are available on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Kobo, and iTunes.

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Link to the Paperback The Sugar Ticket with Excerpt on Amazon

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The Sugar Ticket (Susan Jean Ricci)