I’m thrilled to have fellow Story Empire Author, Harmony Kent, here today to talk about her upcoming release, Life & Soul. I loved her first collection of poetry and I’m eager to read this book. I definitely have my copy preordered.
Hi, Denise. Thanks so much for hosting me today. It’s always wonderful to visit with you. Here’s a little bit I’d love to share about my latest book of poetry …
From Loving Soul:
Who knew love
could be such
a visceral thing?
I always thought
love sick a mere phrase
Off my food
butterflies in my belly
smitten with you
never to recover from
This poem comes from when I first met and fell in love with the man who would, eventually, become my husband.
Love Sick is about that first flush of love, and the nervousness that often comes with it. All those days and nights spent holding in your vulnerable emotions and feeling them physically, until you finally take a leap, put it into words, and get it out there. I hope you enjoyed this poem and would love to know what you think.
Life & Soul blurb
Life & Soul is the second book in the Soul Poetry Series by acclaimed author Harmony Kent.
This beautiful collection of over fifty poems will take the reader through the highs and lows of everyday life via contemporary poetry in a range of styles and themes. Within these pages, you will find reflections on the Lonely Soul, the Seeking Soul, Brief Soul, Friendly Soul, and the Loving Soul—states of mind and living and longing we each experience over the course of a life.
Life & Soul offers something for lovers of poetry from all walks of life.
Praise for Slices of Soul, Book 1 in the Soul Poetry Series:
“I found my answer in this wonderful treasure-trove and have already read it three times.” Robert Fear
“I found in Slices of Soul something approaching aesthetic bliss, a sense of being connected in some way to other states – like tenderness, kindness, ecstasy – where art is the norm.” Colm Herron
“A stunning collection of poems that I read in one sitting! Unable to simply put this down until I had read the last. I love the clarity of the short poems, such clear images created in so few words or phrases. Many of them touched my heart and I will be giving them a 2nd and 3rd read!” Audrina Lane
Universal Link: mybook.to/LifeAndSoul
Harmony Kent spent 13 years in a Zen Buddhist monastery, where she faced her demons and overcame devastating low self-esteem and found freedom. After a life-changing injury, Harmony returned to the world at the tender age of 40, and her life as a writer began.
Harmony is an award winning multi-genre author, and her publications include:
The Battle for Brisingamen (Fantasy Fiction) AIA approved
The Glade (Mystery/Thriller) AIA Approved/BRAG Medallion Honouree/New Apple Literary Awards Official Selection Honours 2015
Polish Your Prose: Essential Editing Tips for Authors (Writing/Editing) New Apple Literary Awards Top Medallist Honours 2015
Finding Katie (Women’s Fiction)
Slices of Soul (Soul Poetry Series: Book 1)
Life and Soul (Soul Poetry Series: Book 2)
Interludes (Erotic Short Stories)
Interludes 2 (Erotic Short Stories)
Moments (Short Stories and Poetry)
Jewel in the Mud (Zen Musings)
Polish Your Prose (How to Self-Edit)
Creative Solutions (Creative Writing Inspiration)
Backstage (Erotic Romance and Thriller)
FALLOUT (Post-Apocalyptic Dystopia) BRAG Medallion Honouree
The Vanished Boy (Psychological Thriller)
As well as being an avid reader and writer, Harmony also offers reviews and supports her fellow authors. Harmony is always on the lookout for talent and excellence, and will freely promote any authors or books who she feels have these attributes.
Goodreads: Harmony Kent
BookBub: Harmony Kent
Story Empire (co-authored blog): Harmony Kent
78 thoughts on “New Release: “Life & Soul” by Harmony Kent! @harmony_kent #poetry #newrelease #writingcommunity #whattoread”
Hi Denise, Hi Harmony, I really enjoyed this lovely poem. I also have this book on pre-order.
That’s fantastic! Thanks so much, Robbie! Doing my happy dance 💃💕🙂
Hi Robbie 🙂 I’m looking forward to some good poetry. Thanks for dropping by and supporting, Harmony!
Thanks so much for having me over to visit with you today, Denise. It’s always a pleasure and an honour. Have a wonderful day. Hugs 💕🙂
Happy to have you here, Harmony 🙂 Thank you, you have a wonderful day too. Hugs right back xo
Thanks so much, Darlene! 💕🙂
“Love Sick” is so sweet! I’m going to enjoy the whole collection, I just know it!
Fantastic! Thanks, Priscilla! 💕🙂
I feel the same way, Priscilla 🙂 Thanks for stopping by and supporting Harmony.
Love seems to be the order of the day here. All loving wishes for fabulous success with your new book!
Thanks so much, Annette! 💕🙂
Always a good thing, Annette 🙂 Thanks for dropping by and supporting, Harmony!
A lovely poem, Harmony. Thank you for hosting, Denise.
So glad you liked it. Thanks, Joan 💕🙂
I’m glad she shared it with us, Joan 🙂 Thanks for stopping by and supporting, Harmony!
Hope you’re drawing some real interest.
Thanks so much, Craig 💕🙂
I hope the same thing, Craig 🙂 Thanks for dropping by and offering Harmony your support.
All the best on this lovely book, Harmony. Thanks, Denise for supporting and hosting Harmony. today.
Thanks, John. Much appreciated 💕🙂
I was happy to share in Harmony’s good news 🙂 Thanks for stopping by!
Touching sentiment, Harmony. Nicely done. Best wishes with your release.
Denise, thanks for hosting.
Thanks so much, Staci! 💕🙂
Thanks, Staci 🙂 I appreciate you dropping by and offering your support to Harmony.
Hi Harmony. Oh yes, you describe being Love Sick perfectly. I remember the feeling well, and when we listen to our “gut” (which is love sick) we know we’re on the right path to the right one for us! Obviously, I like your poetry. Your info here is intriguing too. I’m off to you website! Thanks, Denise!
We sure do! Thanks so much for your lovely words and for checking out my website! Much appreciated 💕🙂
It’s a great feeling when our gut let’s us know this is the right one, and we hear it, Pam 🙂
Thanks for stopping by and supporting Harmony xo
Another great poem by Harmony! I can’t wait to read this book in its entirety. Thanks for sharing, Denise! 🙂
Thanks so much, Yvi 💕🙂
I can’t wait to read it either, Yvette 🙂 Thanks for dropping by and supporting Harmony!
That’s a fantastic poem, Harmony. I’m looking forward to reading all of them. I have Life & Soul on pre-order!
Yay! Doing my happy dance 💃. Thanks so much, Mae 💕🙂
It is, Mae, and I look forward to reading this collection too. Thanks for stopping by and supporting Harmony 🙂
Many many congrats to Harmony on her new release. I thoroughly enjoyed “Slices of Soul” and look forward to this one. She has so much life experience to share. Thanks for hosting, Denise. 🙂 <3
That’s so lovely of you to say. Thanks, Diana! 💕🙂
“Slices of Soul” was a wonderful collection and like you I’m eager to read this one, Diana 🙂 Thank you for dropping by and supporting Harmony.
What a great example from the book. Me too–about love sick! Congratulations on your latest book, Harmony!
Thanks so much, Jacqui! So thrilled you enjoyed the poem 💕🙂
It is a great example and makes me eager to read it, Jacqui 🙂 Thanks for stopping by and supporting, Harmony.
Another heartfelt and touching poem from Harmony! Thank you for hosting today, Denise!
Thanks, Jan! So pleased the poem touched you 💕🙂
It really was, Jan 🙂 I was happy to host, and I appreciate you stopping by and offering your support to Harmony.
Oh Harmony, I love your poem, and I’m looking forward to reading the entire collection. Thank you, Denise, for showcasing Harmony today. What a delight! 💗
Yes, the poems she shares have me eager to read the collection, Gwen:) I am happy to share Harmony’s good news and appreciate you stopping by and offering your support.
That’s fantastic! Thanks so much, Gwen 💕🙂
What a beautiful poem, Harmony. So full of truth. Congratulations on this new release. Best wishes.
Thanks for sharing, Denise!
It is, Beem 🙂 Thank you for dropping by and supporting Harmony.
So pleased you enjoyed the poem. Thanks so much, Beem 💕🙂
Lovely poem, Harmony! So excited for you and cheering you on, always. xo
Thanks so much for hosting and sharing the love, Denise. Wishing you both a wonderful day! 🙂
Thank you, Natalie 🙂 I appreciate you stopping by to support Harmony!
Yay! So thrilled you enjoyed the poem. Thanks so much, Natalie! 💕🙂
Your beautiful poem reminds me of the first blush of love, Harmony. Congrats on your new release!
It sure does, Jacquie 🙂 Thanks for dropping by and supporting Harmony.
That’s brilliant! Thanks so much, Jacquie 💕🙂
A beautiful poem, Harmony – a huge congrats on the new release!
It was and I look forward to reading more, Teri. Thanks for stopping by and supporting Harmony’s good news.
So happy you enjoyed the poem. Thanks so much, Teri 💕🙂
Congratulations Harmony. Wishing you great success with Life and Soul. I am sure it must be as beautiful as the Slices of Soul. I love that excerpt.
I’m looking forward to reading this, Balroop. Thanks for dropping by and supporting Harmony 🙂
Thanks so much, Balroop! 💕🙂
Just went over and got the first one in the series. Good luck, Harmony;)
Thanks for featuring, Denise.
Awesome! Doing my happy dance 💃 Thanks so much, Sandra 💕🙂
You’ll enjoy it, Sandra. Happy reading xo
I had no idea Harmony was in a monastery. What an amazing experience.
Is it and I think you’ll enjoy experiencing sone it it in het poetry xo
Hi Denise. Hi Harmony. That is such a lovely poem and resonated deeply. Looking forward to the book. ❤️😊
Thanks so much, Punam! That means a lot 💕🙂
My pleasure. ❤️
I agree about the poem and like you look forward to reading this. Thanks for dropping by and supporting, Harmony.
Lovely blog tour Harmony has going on her for her wonderful new release. Congrats again Harmony, and lovely feature Denise. Hugs xx
Thanks so much, Debby! 💕🙂
It is a wonderful tour, I agree with lots of lovely poems along the way, Debby. Thanks for stopping by and supporting Harmony. Hugs back.
My pleasure. <3