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Book Blurb REVEAL and Instagram GIVEAWAY

After much request, here is the tentative book blurb (synopsis) of my current work in progress, Straddling the Void (formerly titled “Blind”), a contemporary adult fiction novel:


Ambitious and proud, Kyle Lemay, is walking the path to success but when circumstances change and he is fired from a prominent job opportunity, the stress and frustration are overwhelming. When things couldn’t possibly get worse, they do. But then Kyle meets Charlie and things begin to look hopeful.

In the shadow of patriarchal society, feminist activist Charlie Sinclair, dedicates her time and talents for the empowerment of the shamed and blamed victims of sexual crimes. However, after a friend from her past reenters her life, the nightmares of her adolescence return, threatening the very ideals she’d so blatantly die for.

Straddling the Void is a contemporary and provocative adult drama set in Canada’s capital city, where strangers fall in love, beliefs are challenged and lives are threatened.

Can love conquer adversity or will injustice prevail?



Are you on Instagram? Come follow me @vanessamariecaron_author for your chance to win:

As an author and avid reader, it brings me great joy to celebrate and support the hard work of other writers. Therefore, by way of THANKS for helping me reach the 100 subscribers mark on Instagram, I’d like to giveaway 2 books, selected from a list of my most recent book recommendations.

Prize: ONE hard copy of “The Husband’s Secret” by Liane Moriarty, plus ONE hard copy of your choice from:

— “The Porn Myth” by Matt Fradd

— “Stealing Jenny” by Ellen Gable

— “In Name Only” by Ellen Gable

— “I Let You Go” by Clare Mackintosh

To enter, follow my Instagram account and tag a friend in the comments of the giveaway post. For an additional ballot in the draw, share this post to your account and tag me.

Contest runs until January 28th (2019) at 9am. Open to Canada and USA ONLY.


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