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Cover Reveal: THE VAST LANDSCAPE by Jacqueline Cioffa

I am thrilled to present the cover of my upcoming book, and the re-release of The Vast Landscape with GRAVITY IMPRINT of Booktrope Publishing designed by the sublime talents of Yosbe Design.

The Vast Landscape

by Jacqueline Cioffa

Genre: Literary Fiction

Published by: Gravity Imprint of Booktrope Publishing

Expected Publication Date: December 11, 2015

Cover Design by: https://www.facebook.com/yosbedesign

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Bold contemporary fiction, The Vast Landscape shares one woman’s journey filled with doubt, mistrust, fame, and self-discovery. Join Harrison on her quest to find inner peace despite the harrowing obstacles placed in her way. Will she succeed in stripping away her complex armor to unmask the flawed, beautiful, and strong iconoclast kept hidden for so long?

Honest to a fault, Jacqueline Cioffa creates a challenging love story sparkling with narrative originality.

PRAISE

“Once I freed it up to be fiction,” she said, “Harrison could go anywhere. I had a larger canvas for her to stomp on.” – Nicki Gorny, Stars Magazine / Post Standard

“I was always impressed by how courageous a writer Jacqueline is. Keep writing your fine prose.” – Mark Blickley, author of The Sacred Misfits (Red Hen Press)

“The magic of Cioffa’s debut novel shines its light on the power of the written word.” – Julie Davidow, American Contemporary Artist, co-author of Miami Contemporary Artists

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AUTHOR BIO

Jacqueline Cioffa was an international model for 17 years and celebrity makeup artist. She is a dog lover, crystal collector and Stone Crab enthusiast. Her work has been featured in the anthology, Brainstorms, and numerous literary magazines. Living with manic depression, Jacqueline is an advocate for mental health awareness. She’s a storyteller, observer, essayist, potty mouth and film lover who’s traveled the world.

Her poignant, literary fiction debut, The Vast Landscape, gives new meaning to intense, raw and heartfelt.

Fans of the emotional, soul stirring first novel will not be able to put the exciting sequel, Georgia Pine, down.

The essence continues because you do. Harrison leaves the door open a crack. I seize the opportunity to revisit my whole, healthy self a bit longer, live in the mystic beach home I adore, dream eyes open. Hope is our greatest asset. To choose hope against the worst possible odds is the true measure of life.
– Georgia Pine by Jacqueline Cioffa

Look for The Vast Landscape release with GRAVITY IMPRINT of Booktrope Publishing.

A heartfelt thanks to my amazing GRAVITY team and Kate O’Connell from Booktourtips.com who help me look sharp.

Gravity Director: Rachel Thompson

Book Manager: Melissa Flickinger

Editor: Justin Bogdanovitch

Proofreader: Wendy Garfinkle

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AROUND THE WEB

Author Site: http://jacquelinecioffa.com

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AMAZON AUTHOR PAGE: http://www.amazon.com/Jacqueline-Cioffa/e/B00H4EZKVE

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5 out of 5 stars The Vast Landscape FREE on Kindle April 16th, 17th, and 18th !!!

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5 out of 5 stars THE VAST LANDSCAPE free on Kindle for 3 days.

April 16th, 17th and 18th.

Why, because why not?!

Give away something precious from the heart.

Please mark your calendars, share, share, share and head on over to Amazon this Thursday.

“Her writing is flawless.” Amazon review

“The Vast Landscape is more than just an incredible love story. It is a chronicle of a women’s journey. There’s something very visceral about the range of emotions the story evokes and the variety of relationships it explores. From family to friendships to lovers and back again, Harrison’s drive and enduring passion bind her to an intriguing fate bridging the generations of Georgia Pine.”  Amazon review

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THE VAST LANDSCAPE by Jacqueline Cioffa

The Vast Landscape is a journey, a pilgrimage, a walk filled with doubt, mistrust, fame, self-discovery and a life lived, big and bold. The carnival ride comes full circle. The Vast Landscape sucks you in from the very first page and keeps you there, holding your breath. Harrison, the complicated, fearless, brash, messy heroine on her quest to find inner peace in spite of her flaws. Raw, emotional, honest to a fault, The Vast Landscape keeps you guessing and wanting more…

PLEASE LEAVE A REVIEW

“Word-of-mouth is crucial for any author to succeed. If you enjoyed the book, please leave a review on Amazon. Even if it’s just a sentence or two. It would make all the difference and would be very much appreciated: THE VAST LANDSCAPE.”

Georgia Pine

“For those of you who fell in love with Harry in “The Vast Landscape” and wanted the saga to continue, Jacqueline Cioffa has answered your call with her new novel, “Georgia Pine”. Another great read from Ms. Cioffa! She continues to top my list, along with Kristin Hannah and Penny Vincenzi.” Amazon review

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Jacqueline Cioffa was an international model for 17 years and celebrity makeup artist. She is a dog lover, crystal collector and Stone Crab enthusiast. Living with manic depression, Jacqueline is an advocate for mental health awareness. She’s a storyteller, observer, essayist, potty mouth and film lover who’s traveled the world.

THE VAST LANDSCAPE her soul stirring fiction debut explores the universal depths of the human experience.

Fans of the emotional, heartfelt first novel will not be able to put GEORGIA PINE, the anticipated sequel down.

Author Deets

Amazon Author Central http://www.amazon.com/Jacqueline-Cioffa/e/B00H4EZKVE/ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_pop_1

Facebook Author Page https://www.facebook.com/pages/Jackie-Cioffa/1503195796626505?ref=bookmarks

Twitter @makeupmodelciti

Blog https://choff777.wordpress.com

Stick to the basics with an edge

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I hate shopping. Clothes shopping.

I’ve been living in sweats and jeans the last five years, shopping hasn’t been a high priority.

Writing does not require Couture, PJs are just fine and acceptable. Authors apparently require a bit more expansive wardrobe.

Being invited to the Landmark Gala during Syracuse Fashion Week 2015 as a guest author of “The Vast Landscape” deserves some glam effort.

So I went shopping and came back with nada, the perks of living in NYC were missed today.

When choosing something gala worthy I find sleek lines are best and black is minimalist, modern cool.

Stick to the basics with an edge. Guaranteed this biker chick won’t be wearing a dress.

And always be comfortable in your skin, preferably exposing just the right amount of it.

Modeling was my job where talented stylists threw fabu’ designer clothes on me.

Today I’m in control, it feels liberating and grown up.

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Romancing February; Valentine’s Day Giveaway

I’m thrilled to be included in a Valentine’s Day Giveaway.

Hosted by the uber talent Allie Burke, ‘writing poetic and ethereal prose,’ Allie is one to watch.

Alongside our host, and some other gifted authors.

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Six ebooks will be up for grabs posted to Allie’s Facebook page, starting Friday.

Happy Valentine’s, you’re in for a sweet treat!

Yummier than chocolate, delicious ebook gooey goodness…

Breaking the Internet

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“We will tweet your book 60 times a day, to our 435,000+ followers across 5 accounts (@eBooksHabit, @eBooksWeLove, @TheBookTweeters, @eBooktweeters, @eBookPriceDrop)”

The Vast Landscape is blowing up Twitter.

Breaking the internet, yes indeed.

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In the uplifting Twitterverse words of Pastor Gloria Boyce,

“Be not afraid success is your birthright!”

Bless you, Pastor. I believe.

That may very well be my favorite tweet thus far, and the 435,000+ readers out there itching for a rich, fantastic, can’t put it down book.

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SNOW DRIFTS in The Bubble

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yeah, I pretty much hate Christmas. New Years. Halloween. Easter. pretty much.

The Vast Landscape – excerpt SNOW DRIFTS

“They pull into the parking lot, awkward silence ping- pongs off the car doors. Harry’s face winces for a nano- second, quickly readjusting her posture. She doesn’t want her mother to see her contempt. Mother and daughter, one Christmas Eve long ago, walk into a deserted hospital, and the menacing halls, heading straight for the elevator. Harry’s mom carries bags of cookies for the nurses, and wrapped, paperback novels. They exit the elevator, the doors to the unit are locked. Harry pushes the buzzer numerous times, mostly to piss off the fat, lazy nurses. Smart-ass, she knows the drill. Harry’s mother swats her hand impatiently. Harrison knows she’s gone too far, glances at her mom. She seems smaller, shorter somehow. The pathetic, despicable psyche ward, decorated with red and green streamers, looks like a four year old threw it together. Cut out snowflakes, made by patients during arts and crafts therapy taped to the windows.”

read on in the Bubble. Love me some Bublish.