NATIONWIDE – On March 21, 2012, one day following the start of spring, Chistell Publishing released Love Pour Over Me, written by Denise Turney. The book deals with a topic impacting millions of men and women, namely their struggles to connect and communicate with their fathers.
It recounts a son’s (Raymond Clarke) tumultuous, yet triumphant life experiences. A national track and field standout, the cradle of Raymond’s life is steeped in unpredictability. His father, Malcolm, struggles with alcoholism. His mother abandoned him when he was two years old, leaving him alone to fend for himself with a father who parents with an iron fist.
Raymond’s track and field successes make him one of America’s top middle-distance runners. His athletic exploits also earn him a scholarship to a prestigious university, where Raymond meets a motley sort of friends, some famous, some from other countries, each with an intriguing story of his own. But, just when Raymond thought he was free from his alcoholic father, he finds himself pulled into an unresolved murder.
When asked why the book focuses on the rawness of a father/son relationship, Turney said, “It’s time to take a penetrating look at what may be preventing some men and women from loving more deeply. By showing the inner workings of a fictional father and son relationship, the need for readers to defend or conceal their own genuine, yet painful thoughts and feelings is lowered or removed. “This,” Turney adds, “can allow for understanding, deeper probing, discussion and healing.”
In Love Pour Over Me, Raymond’s efforts to go unscathed by the pull and tug of human intimacy threaten to keep him from the one woman he’s ever truly loved. “We’re not islands. Our experiences, from childhood up, impact our behavior, our thought process, both conscious and unconscious. Our childhood and the relationships we have with our parents and caretakers also impact our confidence and our ability to give and receive love, particularly intimacy,” Turney shares. The book helps readers to take an honest look at this and other relationship truths in their own lives.
Denise Turney and/or her work have appeared in magazines and newspapers such as Parade, Sisters In Style, Emerge, Madame Noire, Today’s Black Woman, The Network Journal, The Bucks County Courier Times, The Trenton State College Literary Review and We The People. In addition to Love Pour Over Me, Turney has authored the books Portia, Love Has Many Faces, Spiral, Long Walk Up and Rosetta’s Great Hope. Turney is also the founder of The Book Lover’s Haven, editor of Write Money Incorporated and the talk show host of Blake Radio and Blog Talk Radio’s Off The Shelf.
Love Pour Over Me is available in e-book format at major online retailers like Amazon.com, iTunes, Google Reader Store, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, Ingram and Ebookit.com. Readers can also order the book directly from the publisher at www.chistell.com.