Romance With a Dose of Sweet Sugar and a Dash of Steamy Spice!

Romance With a Dose of Sweet Sugar and a Dash of Steamy Spice!

Saturday, December 14, 2019

Poet & Illustrator Ksenia Sein Is Here With Her Latest Novelette, AGAPE & ARES!

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Hello everyone, and welcome back to my blog! This week, I had the pleasure of chatting with poet and illustrator Ksenia Sein, who is honestly one of the kindest souls I've encountered within the writing community. Ksenia is here to share with us the deets on her beautifully-written romantic novelette AGAPE & ARES, as well as a few fun facts about herself. Click the link below to read all about it, and be sure to check out my review!

An intense, romantic love story told in prose…

AGAPE & ARES is a thrilling and clever romantic story told in a unique, poetic manner. Agape, the novelette’s heroine, is an attractive, mysterious young woman who’s enjoying her holiday on the picturesque Greek island of Santorini. There she meets Ares, a handsome, brooding man with a shady past and provoking manners. Will a romance spark between them? Should it?

Poet Ksenia Sein wrote AGAPE & ARES in an effort to tell the world about the importance of having a positive attitude toward other people. She speaks through her characters in order to encourage people to stop criticizing and blaming others—even if the person in question is a criminal—which she believes would help make the world a better place. 

Ksenia lives by The Buddha's motto, which is, “Overcome the angry by non-anger; overcome the wicked by goodness; overcome the miser by generosity; overcome the liar by truth.” She trusts that at the core of all people, whether consciously or subconsciously, we all seek acceptance, kindness, and love.

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A Few Fun Facts About Ksenia 
and Her Work:

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Denise: Thank you so much for stopping by my blog, Ksenia! Let's give readers a bit of insight into your background and who you are as a writer. First off, how long have you been writing?

Ksenia: As a child, I was far too shy to show others my creative side. I was at primary school when I discovered my passion for writing. Composing essays, stories, and poems was an enjoyable way to verbalize the range of my voice.

Denise: If you could tell your younger writing self anything, what would it be?

Ksenia: Aww, I would tell her: "My sweet girl, please open your table drawer and show the world your talents! Just imagine how many souls you may uplift and encourage!"  

Denise: I love that! Now, describe yourself in 5 words or less. Go!

Ksenia: A HUG. Hospitable, Uplifting, Generous. ๐Ÿ˜˜

Denise: Very nice. Those qualities definitely shine through whenever you interact with fellow readers and writers, and we all love that about you! So, what can we expect from you in the future?

Ksenia: I’m working on two stories that reflect my spiritual journey — a novelette “Free Camelopard” and a novel “Numbers on the Wall.” Also, children's short stories are on my to-publish list. I hope to share these books with my readers during the coming year.

Denise: That all sounds amazing. 2020 is going to be your year to sparkle. ๐ŸŒŸ We'll be on the lookout for your upcoming releases!

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Here’s what readers are saying about AGAPE & ARES:

“Any young person who has taken a holiday on a Greek island will immediately take to this poem. From the start, the reader feels close to the two participants, and English readers will feel envy and admiration that a writer who is not a native speaker uses the language so powerfully, so correctly and yet so warmly.” ~Author Neil Taylor

Agape & Ares is a lyric story in verse, beautifully illustrated by the author with simple line drawings, relating romantic incidents that unfold over the course of a few days on the Greek Island of Santorini. A crossing of paths with consequences, and with a measure of enlightenment for the wayfarers.” ~Amazon Reviewer

“This was moving poem written with beautiful prose and imagery. I could taste the Greek culture in every word and imagine the scenery in vivid detail as I read. I loved how the author mixed old history Greek with a modern flare.” ~Amazon Reviewer

“I love the old classics and Ksenia's writing style is reminiscent of an Oscar Wilde prose while still maintaining a modern feel; almost as if the characters were transports from an ancient time set in the now.” ~Amazon Reviewer
I love nothing more than being swept away by a beautiful romance, and the story of AGAPE & ARES did just that. I literally felt as though I’d been transported to the breathtaking Greek island of Santorini and experienced the intense, passionate encounter between a brooding Casanova with a questionable past (Ares), and a woman on holiday whose soul is pure, understanding, and forgiving (Agape). 

What gives this lyrical tome its depth is the creative, unique way in which the story is poetically woven together. The author’s underlying message of empathy, compassion, and humanity makes for a powerful theme. Packed with lovely sketches and impactful prose, this novelette is one that lovers of romance will not want to miss (and I did not want to end!). I thoroughly enjoyed and highly recommend AGAPE & ARES!

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CLICK HERE to order your copy of AGAPE & ARES now!
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Ksenia Sein, the author of “Agape & Ares” and “Cruise to ร–sel” among other works, lives in Estonia with her husband and their two children. She is an entrepreneur, poet, songwriter, illustrator, and singer.

When Ksenia is not creating, she enjoys spending time with her family, reading books, listening to music, taking care of her plants & pets, baking, and walking in the forest. She grows and plants trees.

Her spiritual quest led her to a passion for encouraging and inspiring others to embrace their natural gifts and use them to make their own life and our world a better place. 

Click the links below to keep up with all 
the latest news on Ksenia!

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