dancing between the beats
Life, Like Dance, is What Happens Between the Beats
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My debut novel, Dancing Between the Beats, is romp into the world of ballroom dance, obsession, and white collar crime. It's a character-driven novel where interweaving story lines unfold from three main perspectives: narcissistic studio owner, Katherine Carrington; debonair dance master, Marcos Stephanos; and the studio’s newest young instructor, Paige Russell.
The spine of the novel is our need to belong, to find our tribe. The running theme is the fallout that occurs when expectations clash with reality, and the status quo unexpectedly changes.
Five Star - BOOK REVIEW FROM READER’S FAVORITES (April 2020)
Dancing Between the Beats by Lynn Nicholas is an impressive novel whose main character, Paige Russell, moves to Tucson, Arizona in search of her father. After her mother’s untimely death, Paige (now twenty-four) signs up as a dance instructor at Desert DanceSport studio. Naïve and unsure, Paige is only slightly aware of the discord that lurks below the surface of the studio’s circle. She is soon caught up in the feuding as Sylvie Goldstein, a professional dancer, begins to view Paige as a threat to her professional career, when Sylvie’s dance partner, instructor Tony Moreno, becomes captivated by the new arrival. Adding to the drama, Paige also catches studio manager Marcos Stephanos’s eye. Meanwhile, Katherine Carrington, the studio manager, struggles to keep the studio financially stable.
From the story-telling to the development of the characters, the novel is adeptly written and results in an engaging and entertaining story. Adding to the main plot about Paige’s obsession to find her father, the tantalizing gossip going on in the studio reveals other characters’ intriguing pasts. Katherine, for instance, struggles with wounds developed during her childhood and past marriage. The novel is infused with humor, which makes the work even more appealing. As the story moves forward, unexpected revelations are made and dramatic scenes play out, further developing the conflicts in the plot. Despite the different sub-plots, the story comes together beautifully, and, in the end, answers are provided for all the sub-plots introduced in the work. It also remains focused on its main characters which give the story direction. Dancing Between the Beats by Lynn Nicholas is a fantastic women’s novel that features an entertaining set of characters.
A Look Under the Cover
WOW! Women on Writing ran a super book & reader promotion for Dancing Between the Beats in July 2020. It includes an overview of the novel, reader reviews, and an interview with Moi ! Interviews are daunting for, and I really had to fire up the brain synapses to answer some of the questions for this one. I do believe that this interview will answer just about everyone's questioning whys and more, so give it a look. WOW did a great job with presentation. You will find the link HERE.
Here's a few photos from Book Launch Party
The book launch and signing party was held in January 2020. All other events, including participation in Tucson's wonderful Festival of Books was cancelled due to the COVID19 shutdown. I was able to fit in one reading at a local coffee shop, and then everything ground to a halt. BUT, you can still order DBTB online, so give it a try. Feedback is always welcome.