I know it sounds corny to say that my upcoming serial novel The Affair, is a book of the heart, but it truly is. The Affair is special to me in so many ways. Yes, it’s a steamy, intensely emotional, whirlwind romance. But to me, it’s more than that. The Affair is a story about how love can conquer anything, including the inevitability of death and loss. It’s about stretching your boundaries and taking a risk. It’s about finding the strength to truly live again. The Affair is smart, sophisticated, steamy, fresh and heartbreaking in equal measure.
Emma Shore, the unconventional heroine of the book is a hospice nurse, but she’s unique in another way: she’s looked death in the face personally. Michael calls her fey. She knows there’s nothing to fear in regard to death. On the surface, Michael Montand looks like he has it all: fabulous good looks, mansions in countries across the globe, two multi-billion dollar car companies. In reality, he considers himself cursed by the constant shadow of loss. He can’t resist Emma, even though he knows something so fresh and lovely could never be for someone so jaded and weary like him. He drowns her in luxuries she’s never known, and teaches her the power of sensuality and submission to desire. She gives him new hope, and helps him find the strength to live again. If destiny can give him Emma, than Montand realizes he must not be cursed; he’s blessed after all.
I truly believe that love can transform an individual and give them new eyes with which to see the world. That’s why I found The Affair so beautiful and special, and I think you will too.
The Affair is a serial novel, told in regular episodic installments every Tuesday, beginning September 16th, 2014. The reader follows the couple during the first eight weeks of their affair in real time. Despite what many people may believe, a serial is not one book randomly broken up into parts. After writing three serials, I can tell you, it’s not easy. There’s an art to it, akin to writing television screenplays. Listening to my readers following Because You Are Mine and When I’m With You (two previous serial novels I’ve written) I made The Affair heftier in content, almost doubling the size. By the time the book is finished, readers will have the equivalent of two normal sized books in the eight weeks, a hopefully extremely satisfactory amount of story in a short period of time.
So this fall, fall in love along with Emma and Michael in real time during the first eight weeks of their tumultuous, sexy, heartbreaking, and ultimately beautiful affair.
(Cover: Week 8, The Affair)
Order Links The Affair:
Barnes and Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-affair-beth-kery/1119392446?ean=9780698144361
Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Affair-Week-One-Beth-Kery-ebook/dp/B00KVLYDEC/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1406742588&sr=8-1&keywords=the+affair+week+one