Shirley "Beauty" Houston Releases New Poetry Book

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'Love Notes in Erratic Tones' explores different facets of love

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Author Shirley "Beauty" Houston sings "Love Notes in Erratic Tones" (published by Xlibris) as she traverses the realm of love, passion and emotions. In her newest collection of poetry, she bares the hopes of a romantic, the doubts of the skeptic and the dreams of a sanguine, unrelenting spirit.

In the author's first book, "Beauty, Poetry & Flow: Birthed in Travail," she chronicles her hajj from tragedy to triumph as an abuse survivor. Through "Love Notes in Erratic Tones: Melancholy & Melodies," she takes readers on a free-flowing flight through all aspects of love and relationships in a raw, passionate and realistic way. The book presents heartbreak and healing, emptiness and ecstasy in the author's unique voice and style. It takes readers seamlessly from negative to positive and examines feelings universally felt at one time or another. Transcending poetic notes that serenade the sentiments and desires of the heart, it offers hope, refuge and genuine comfort.

An excerpt from “Divine Libations,” a featured poem:
    We are fluid
    poured together outside of time
    deliciously fine, like aged wine
    marking endless celebrations
    transcendental adulations
    immortalized up in the sky
    transforming mystic constellations

"Many are so afraid to be vulnerable and transparent that they hide behind a cool veneer missing the very emotion that could set them free," says Houston. "Through this book, I want to share to the reader my passion for love in all its beauty, sorrow, pain and joy and why it is indeed, worth all the risks."

“Love Notes in Erratic Tones”
By Shirley "Beauty" Houston
Hardcover | 6x9in | 98 pages | ISBN 9781503582903
Softcover | 6x9in | 98 pages | ISBN 9781503582910
E-Book | 98 pages | ISBN 9781503582927
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Author Shirley "Beauty" Houston was born in Shreveport, Louisiana, but raised primarily in The Bronx, New York. She has six children: five boys and one girl. In addition to being a licensed minister, she holds a B.A. in government/public administration from John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York and an MBA in finance from Long Island University Graduate School of Business in Brooklyn, N.Y. “Love Notes in Erratic Tones: Melancholy & Melodies” is her second book. In 2009, at the age of 48, she suffered a heart-attack despite being very healthy. This was the catalyst for her decision to pursue writing more seriously. Today, the author is pursuing a post-baccalaureate certificate program in writing and is a poet, spoken-word artist, motivational speaker and aspiring 50+ petite fashion model.

Xlibris Publishing, an Author Solutions, LLC imprint, is a self-publishing services provider created in 1997 by authors, for authors. By focusing on the needs of creative writers and artists and adopting the latest print-on-demand publishing technology and strategies, we provide expert publishing services with direct and personal access to quality publication in hardcover, trade paperback, custom leather-bound and full-color formats. To date, Xlibris has helped to publish more than 60,000 titles. For more information, visit or call 1-888-795-4274 to receive a free publishing guide. Follow us @XlibrisPub on Twitter for the latest news.

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