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Monday, March 24, 2014

Layers of Veronica Blog Tour - Book Spotlight + Excerpt: Layers of Veronica series by Emilia I. Rutigliano

Author: Emilia I. Rutigliano
Series: Layers of Veronica
Number in Series: 1
Release Date: March 5, 2013 
Publisher: Self-Published
Genre: Romance/Women's Fiction
Presented byPump Up Your Book
Synopsis from Emilia I. Rutigliano
They say that when a student is ready, a teacher appears.

What they don’t say is where to register, and how to matriculate in that teacher’s class.
That is a divine gift.

Veronica had it all: the looks, the brains, the personality and the wardrobe. Not to mention a perfect husband, a fabulous career and two adorable children, until the perfect husband leaves her for another woman.

Thus begin the daily routines of a typical New York City immigrant with ambition whose teachers keep appearing, and for whom divine interventions keep affording new opportunities. The new American Dream. Though it starts like ordinary connections going through the tried and true, each relationship continues to delve into parts of her own universe that Veronica didn’t know existed. A universe that is suddenly open to her.

It’s lovely when a brilliant virgin of meager means and a heart of gold meets a brooding billionaire whom only her love can tame… and they wed, have children and live happily ever after. But what about the other eight or so billion people on earth?

What if you are thirty-five, and not ready for a retirement community? What if marriage and hearth aren’t your cup of tea – even with the perfect man? What if there is more than one man – why do you have to choose? What if motherhood wasn’t your only self-definition? What if the kindest, brightest and wealthiest people that extended an invitation to join their world – would you take it – despite their many eccentricities? Why do you have to stop being one thing, in order to become another?

What happens when you reach the glass ceiling? How do you get to fly in the open sky?

It’s a matter of knowing that you can…
And you can…
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Author: Emilia I. Rutigliano
Series: Layers of Veronica
Number in Series: 2
Release Date: March 13, 2013 
Publisher: Self-Published
Genre: Romance/Women's Fiction
Presented byPump Up Your Book

Synopsis from Emilia I. Rutigliano

Veronica’s story continues.

Ever wonder why there is so much gore in the storybooks that we read to our children? Is it because it is appropriate preparation for life?

Amidst the balls, and gowns and champagne … there are evil stepmothers and death and disease. There are also valiant princes, and kindly matriarchs and enchanted lands. There is no alternate reality though. It is still modern day New York… and Paris, of course.

Still, Veronica needs to get up and go to work, and take the kids to school, and play nice with the ex’s new wife. But each layer is enchanted with its own romance… and its own lover becomes a benevolent wizard. There’s Ben… and Jeremy… and Edmonde. And then there’s KD. Why choose?

These are the games your mama never taught you. These are the men's games, played by a woman. And a woman is only eligible to play when she is taught to see the world differently. It is not just a matter of calculations… it is a matter of nobility. What Jeremy taught in Layers, becomes a world of experience in Fairy tales.

And love is not limited to only one union. They say you only love once… but that is not a fact for Veronica. Each of her bed-mates offers her and demands from her something different.

What starts out as a parochial life, with known participants and variables, is unveiled with more and more opportunities. Each comes with a privilege and an obligation – and Veronica has never shirked an obligation. Not even in a fairy tale.

It is a fun journey to an unknown destination.

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Author: Emilia I. Rutigliano
Series: Layers of Veronica
Number in Series: 3
Release Date: December 14, 2013 
Publisher: Self-Published
Genre: Romance/Women's Fiction
Presented byPump Up Your Book

Synopsis from Emilia I. Rutigliano

Veronica’s story continues.

What happens after the bloom?

Physical recovery post-trauma is not the difficult part. How do you heal the other parts of you? And what if you were stupid enough to throw out the healer in your life?

Every relationship takes work. Every relationship is a lesson. Each has a depth.

Where NAPOLEON and FAIRYTALES opened a magical kingdom dominated and ruled by men, PETALS introduces the same monarchy ruled by women

There is a new perspective of the same world and the same characters relating to women. Taking your place among the nobility requires a lot… and not all of it require a marriage or blueblood.

The more we change, the more we discover we are still the person we were, and those who understand us best are the ones that knew us from the onset.

In PETALS… Veronica’s life goes global, and she unites her family with the aristocracy around her, without betraying who she was from the start.

The prettiest of blooms commence with the nurturing of the seed.

But it wouldn’t be Veronica’s life if there weren’t more lovers, more galas, more jewels and, of course, more heartbreak…

There are the kids, the dog, the ex’s new wife, the practice of law, and a lot of dessert and spirits…

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“You see the details and you are awed by them. It shows in your dress, in your manner, in how you look at things, how you eat... It’s all art. No amount of money or education can give it to you. You either see it, or you don’t.” He took another sip.

He was about to tie it all together for her. “Our society works in layers...”

“Oh, my god ... what did you just say?” Her eyes opened wide, and she stared at him. But he didn’t see what was so shocking.

“Our society works in layers. Notice I didn’t say levels. It’s not linear.” This was important. He needed her to see this. “Think of it this way. You consider a person’s worth by their financial statement. This is how much you earn/own, and this is how much you owe/spend. Like, John Smith is worth a billion dollars. With me so far?”

She shook her head ... Someone else subscribes to the layers theory? She continued to stare at him.

“You transcend that, Veronica. There are several more layers of you that you don’t even know. You know that you are very beautiful, but you also have this magnificent charisma, this affect on people. You talk with your clients, your friends, your kids, and with me on completely different “layers”... like a napoleon, yes?”

She nodded her head, still in awe.

“It isn’t that one layer is better than the other, although some will argue that the soaked bottom is best because it has the most flavor; others will say the flaky top is best; still others prefer the middle because it is just the right amount. But one cannot exist without the other. I would very much like to see you discover the layers of yourself. There are many that you have not discovered, and it's only because no one has taught you. You excel in things that you do. You’re quite a virtuoso, and I’d like to teach you about more. Interested?“

I’m being presented with an opportunity. Am I even hearing this correctly? Did he just say that there is another world, layers, that I am worthy of attaining, and that he would like to help me reach and discover these layers? Wasn’t that what I was hoping for when we first met … to learn from him? Concentrate, Nika, this is serious. “I’m more than interested, Jeremy, but I’m unaware of what is required of me.”

He smiled. “Good question. There are many layers here, but let’s deal with the first two. First things first... you have trust issues.”


About Emilia I. Rutigliano

Emilia I. Rutigliano scored fiftieth percentile on her SATs... and on her LSATs... and on her BAR...Sigh...
But she nevertheless survived, and seems to be doing OK. She practices Law read lore) in Brooklyn, New York (read Nu Yawk). She was born in the former Soviet Union, and emigrated in 1979. She is happily married to the same crazy Italian she's been with since college, who suffers from a severe addition to travel (still in acute form). Together they are doing a somewhat passable job with their three precious darlings (who are now teenagers, thus elaboration is not necessary).
Which is why Emilia writes about Veronica. Veronica, though... is interesting. And Emilia knows interesting.
So she weaved the tale about the interesting characters, places and events from her own life. It is remarkable how if you choose to view a subject objectively, it becomes downright artistically gorgeous. So Emilia views and shows Brooklyn Russians as gorgeous, and the Barese intricacies as gorgeous, and she even tolerates Paris, Singapore, Vietnam and Malaysia for the reader's interests.
Thank you, dear reader, for tolerating these scenes....

Connect with Emilia I. Rutigliano here:
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Layers of Veronica Blog Tour Schedule

Monday, January 6
Interview at The Writer’s Life
Tuesday, January 7
Book Featured at Examiner
Wednesday, January 8
Interview at I’m Shelf-ish
Friday, January 10
Book Featured at Margay Leah Justice
Monday, January 13
Book Featured at The Fiction Enthusiast
Tuesday, January 14
Book Featured at Mina’s Bookshelf
Wednesday, January 15
Interview at Acting Balanced
Guest Blogging at Icefairy’s Treasure Chest
Thursday, January 16
Interview at Deal Sharing Aunt
Friday, January 17
Guest Blogging at Lori’s Reading Corner
Monday, January 20
Tuesday, January 21
Book Review at Hanging Off the Wire
Monday, January 27
Interview at Review From Here
Thursday, January 30
Book Trailer Reveal at As the Page Turns
Monday, February 3
Book Trailer Featured at Pump Up Your Book
Tuesday, February 4
Book Review at Mom in Love with Fiction
Wednesday, February 5
Interview at The Book Connection
Thursday, February 6
Book Review at Storeybook Reviews
Friday, February 7
Interview at Authors to Watch
Tuesday, February 11
Interview at The Dark Phantom
Wednesday, February 12
Interview at As the Page Turns
Thursday, February 13
Guest Blogging at The Busy Mom’s Daily
Friday, February 14
Interview at SheWrites
Monday, February 17
Interview at Examiner
Tuesday, February 18
Book Featured at Book Reviews by Kathy
Wednesday, February 19
Interview at Blogcritics
Thursday, February 20
Guest Blogging at Confessions of a Reader
Monday, February 24
Tuesday, February 25
Guest Blogging at The Book Bag
Wednesday, February 26
Book Review at Our Families Adventure
Thursday, February 27
Book Featured at Plug Your Book!
Friday, February 28
Interview at The Book Rack
Monday, March 3
Guest Blogging at WV Stitcher
Tuesday, March 4
Book Trailer Featured at If Books Could Talk
Wednesday, March 5
Guest Blogging at The Book Faerie Reviews
Thursday, March 6
Book Trailer Reveal at Beyond the Books
Friday, March 7
Guest Blogging at The Story Behind the Book
Monday, March 10
Book Review & Guest Blogging at Crystal’s Many Reviewers
Tuesday, March 11
Interview at Literarily Speaking
Thursday, March 13
Interview at Between the Covers
Friday, March 14
Book Featured at As the Pages Turn
Tuesday, March 18
Book Featured at Garden of Books
Wednesday, March 19
Thursday, March 20
Monday, March 24
Book Featured at Offbeat Vagabond
Wednesday, March 26
Book Review at Moonlight Reader
Thursday, March 27
Book Review at Celtic Lady’s Reviews
Friday, March 28
Book Review at Bibliotica


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