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#Guestauthor Uvi Poznansky (@UviPoznansky) The David Chronicles and The Music of Us. Art and stories

Hi all:

You know on Fridays I like to bring you guest authors and new books. I realised, after author and artist Uvi Poznansky was so kind as to feature me as a guest in her blog (check here, and don’t forget to follow her blog for her news and her great features) that although I’d shared some of her books when she’d featured them as part of collections with several authors, she’d never been a guest in her own right, and I thought it was about time.

Here she is:

Author Uvi Poznansky
Author Uvi Poznansky

Uvi Poznansky is a California-based author, poet and artist.

She earned her B. A. in Architecture and Town Planning from the Technion in Haifa, Israel. During her studies and in the years immediately following her graduation, she practiced with an innovative Architectural firm, taking a major part in the large-scale project, ‘Home for the Soldier’; a controversial design that sparked fierce public debate.

At the age of 25 Uvi moved to Troy, N.Y. with her husband and two children. Before long, she received a Fellowship grant and a Teaching Assistantship from the Architecture department at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, where she guided teams in a variety of design projects; and where she earned her M.A. in Architecture. Then, taking a sharp turn in her education, she earned her M.S. degree in Computer Science from the University of Michigan.

During the years she spent in advancing her career–first as an architect, and later as a software engineer, software team leader, software manager and a software consultant (with an emphasis on user interface for medical instruments devices)–she wrote and painted constantly, and exhibited in Israel and California. In addition, she taught art appreciation classes. Her versatile body of work can be seen online at uviart.com. It includes bronze and ceramic sculptures, oil and watercolor paintings, charcoal, pen and pencil drawings, and mixed media.

Here is her page in Amazon (don’t forget to follow):

http://amzn.to/1oBj4Fn

http://amzn.to/1QAj0MJ

And if you want to know more and connect here a few more links:

She has a great collection of books, The David Chronicles, all around the figure of King David (that as you know has always intrigued me)

Book one in the series is FREE

Rise to Power by Uvi Poznansky
Rise to Power by Uvi Poznansky

Rise to Power (The David Chronicles Book 1) by Uvi Poznansky

Here is the story of David as you have never heard it before: from the king himself, telling the unofficial version, the one he never allowed his court scribes to recount. In his mind, history is written to praise the victorious—but at the last stretch of his illustrious life, he feels an irresistible urge to tell the truth. In the first volume, Rise to Power, David gives you a fascinating account of his early years, culminating with a tribal coronation. Rooted in ancient lore, his is a surprisingly modern memoir.

In an era of cruelty, when destroying the enemy is deemed a sacred directive, the slayer of Goliath finds a way to become larger than life. His search for a path to power leads him in ways that are, at times, scandalous. Notorious for his contradictions, David is seen by others as a gifted court entertainer, a successful captain in Saul’s army, a cunning fugitive, a traitor leading a gang of felons, and a ruthless raider of neighboring towns who leaves no witnesses behind.

How does he see himself, during this first phase of his life? With his hands stained with blood, can he find an inner balance between conflicting drives: his ambition for the crown, his determination to survive the conflict with Saul, and his longing for purity, for a touch of the divine, as expressed so lyrically in his psalms and music?

If you like ancient historical fiction about court intrigue, this king David novel has a modern twist like no book you have read before.

Links

ebook print audio

 

Go and get it! Here is a preview!

A Peek at Batsheeba by Uvi Poznansky
A Peek at Batsheeba by Uvi Poznansky

A Peek at Bathsheba (The David Chronicles Book 2)

by Uvi Poznansky

 

Against the backdrop of wars, raging within the land and without, David is growing into the mantle of leadership. Between his anointment as a tribal king and his anointment as the king of all of Israel, he uses wisdom, cunning, and his own understanding of the forces of history, aiming for high ideals: stopping the bloodshed, uniting the nation, and bringing about healing and peace.

But then, having reached his peak, David falters. He makes a serious error that threatens to undo his political success, and cost him not only the adoration of his people—but also the sense of being sustained by a divine power. That error is the most torrid tale of passion ever told: his deliciously forbidden love for Bathsheba, followed by his attempt to cover up the ensuing scandal by sending her husband—who serves him faithfully in his army—to his death.

This standalone novel is volume II of The David Chronicles. It is told candidly by the king himself. David uses modern language, indicating that this is no fairytale. Rather, it is a story that is happening here and now. Listen to his voice as he undergoes a profound change, realizing the magnitude of his sin, and the curse looming over his entire future.

If you like ancient historical fiction about court intrigue, this king David novel has a modern twist like no book you have read before. And among forbidden love books, this one stands alone.

Links

ebook print audio

 

Here a preview:

And book 3

The Edge of Revolt by Uvi Poznansky
The Edge of Revolt by Uvi Poznansky

The Edge of Revolt (The David Chronicles Book 3) by Uvi Poznansky

Struggling to find the right balance between loving his sons and upholding justice, David is silent when Amnon rapes his daughter, Tamar, and when Absalom lures Amnon to his death. These crimes go unpunished, because a mysterious change has come upon the king, which his court scribes note even before he does. In the past he had to explain his actions, such as the affair with Bathsheba, to them. Now, they want to understand the opposite thing: his lack of action.

In families other than his, such matters may be a mere matter of gossip. Yet when assault, incest, and murder occur in the king’s family, they affect matters of the state. David is toppled from his throne, and must escape from the son he adores, Absalom.

Even as he finds a way to quell the revolt and come back to the City of David, the road ahead seems unclear. How will he find the right successor amongst his remaining sons, the one who will connect to him and continue his legacy?

This standalone novel is volume III of The David Chronicles. It is told candidly by the king himself. David uses modern language, indicating that this is no fairytale. Rather, it is a story that is happening here and now. Each volume can be read as a standalone novel. Taken together, they put you in the skin of the character from youth to old age.

Links

ebook print

 

Here the preview:

The David Chronicles

If you want the whole series:

http://amzn.to/1oBjZWl

http://amzn.to/1oBk10l

David Chronicles boxed

Or the boxed set

http://amzn.to/1QAje6n

I’m always amazed at the fact that she has created her own covers (yes, she’s an artist for sure) as I love them all.

Uvi also has a new audio out:

The Music of Us Audiobook
The Music of Us Audiobook

The Music of Us: Still Life with Memories, Book 3 Audible – Unabridged

Uvi Poznansky (Author, Publisher), Don Warrick (Narrator)

In 1970, Lenny can no longer deny that his wife is undergoing a profound change. Despite her relatively young age, her mind succumbs to forgetfulness. Now, he goes as far back as the moment he met Natasha, when he was a soldier and she a star, brilliant yet illusive. Natasha was a riddle to him then, and to this day, with all the changes she has gone through, she still is.

Digging into the past, mining its moments, trying to piece them together this way and that, dusting off each memory of Natasha, of how we were, the highs and lows of the music of us, to find out where the problem may have started?

To their son, Ben, that may seem like an exercise in futility. For Lenny, it is a necessary process of discovery, one that is as tormenting as it is delightful. He often wonders: can we ever understand, truly understand each other – soldier and musician, man and woman, one heart and another? Will we ever again dance together to the same beat? Is there a point where we may still touch?

http://amzn.to/1oBk7VZ

If yo prefer to check the whole series in book format, you can go here:

Still Live with Memories three books series
Still Live with Memories three books series

Still Life with Memories (3 Book Series) Kindle Edition

From Book 1: Ten years ago, when she was seventeen, Anita started an affair with Lenny, in spite of knowing that he was a married man. Now married to him and carrying his child, she finds herself condemned to compete with Natasha’s shadow, the memory of her brilliance back in her prime, before she succumbed to early-onset Alzheimer’s. Despite Anita’s lack of education, her rough slang, and what happened to her in the past, Lenny tries to transform her. He wants her to become Natasha.

Faced with his compelling wish, and the way he writes her as a character in his book, how can Anita find a voice of her own? And when his estranged son, Ben, comes back and lives in the same small apartment, can she escape the love triangle? Can she keep the balance between the two men, whose desire for her is marred by guilt and blame?

Do you like historical fiction about the 20th century, especially when it is tinged with a family saga romance and wrapped with a second change in love with a strong female lead? Then this series, Still Life with Memories, is for you.

http://amzn.to/1QAj3be

http://amzn.to/1QAj137

And links to each one of the books in the series:

Vol I My Own Voice ebook print audio

Vol II The White Piano ebook print audio

Vol III The Music of Us ebook print audio
Vol I+II Apart from Love ebook print audio

There are a few more books by Uvi you can check, and I recommend you follow her everywhere and check her art, poems and books.

Thanks so much to Uvi Poznansky for being my guest today and bringing us such great books, thanks to all of you for reading, and don’t forget to like, share, comment and CLICK!

By OlgaNunez

I was born in Barcelona and after living in the UK for many years have now returned home. I teach English, volunteer at Sants 3 Ràdio, a local radio station, I'm a writer, translator (English-Spanish and vice-versa) and I'm a medical doctor and worked in Forensic Psychiatry many years. I also have a BA and a PhD in American Literature and Film, and a Masters in Criminology. I've always loved books and apart from writing them I review them often.
I write a bit of everything, check my books for more information and my about page for links.
My blog is bilingual, English and Spanish.

20 replies on “#Guestauthor Uvi Poznansky (@UviPoznansky) The David Chronicles and The Music of Us. Art and stories”

It’s an honour to have you as my guest and please, feel free to visit any time you want. You’re always welcome!

I totally agree, Tess. She’s a true Renaissance Woman. Have a great weekend!

I’ve seen Uvi interviewed at Christoph’s page, this is another interesting interview and I have 2 of her books I can’t wait to read on my TBR. 🙂

Hi, Debby. Yes, Uvi and Christoph have collaborated on a few projects and that’s one of the reasons why I thought she was long due an appearance in her own right. I also must get to her books as soon as I can. 🙂

An amazing collection of novels – all of such high quality. I’m a big fan and can’t recommend these books highly enough!
Thanks for this showcase Olga. Best of luck, Uvi!

Thanks, Christoph. I’ve been in awe of Uvi’s art from the very beginning but somehow hadn’t thought of featuring her in the blog. I know you have an impeccable taste, so that’s high recommendation indeed. 🙂

Uvi is quite amazing. Her words, her art, her books all evoke a true loveliness! AND, I might add, her patience with us social media challenged authors is truly appreciated!

Thanks, Sarah. You’re spot on about Uvi. Have a beautiful weekend (I haven’t forgotten The Dolan Girls. I just keep getting side-tracked…)

Thanks, Lucie. I hope you enjoy it. She’s a multi-talented author for sure. 🙂

Talk about prolific and talented! Uvi must have double the number hours in a day than the rest of us.

I agree, Mary. At least she know how to stretch them much more than I do. 🙂

I liked the sound of this immediately, and bought ‘Rise To Power’ on Kindle for 99p. That’s a real bargain for historical ‘faction’ and I look forward to reading it in the future.
Thanks, Olga, and good luck to Uvi.
Best wishes, Pete.

I liked the sound of this immediately, and bought ‘Rise To Power’ on Kindle for 99p. That’s a real bargain for historical ‘faction’ and I look forward to reading it in the future.
Thanks, Olga, and good luck to Uvi.
Best wishes, Pete.

I agree with you, Pete. I’m becoming more and more interested in historical-based fiction and Uvi’s choice of subjects is gripping. I hope you enjoy it. 🙂

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[…] I know I’ve been talking about Mother’s Day quite a lot. And that’s not only because Mother’s Day in Spain is in May (like in the US) but also because I’m taking part in a Facebook event for Mother’s Day, Happy Mother’s Day, organised by an author and artist I admire enormously and who’s visited my blog not long ago, Uvi Poznansky (check here to read the post). […]

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