Sudden Denouement Publishing is thrilled to announce that Nicole Lyons stunning third book of poetry, Blossom and Bone, has been officially released.
Praise for Blossom and Bone:
“A beautifully crafted work of art that will punch you in the
face with its gritty realism before soothing your wounds with
elegant prose, thought provoking lines, and sublime imagery.”
– Samuel Decker Thompson, author of Our Fucked Up Hearts
“Lyons is connecting on a primal level here, all the while brilliantly
splitting herself along dual lines. She draws an effortless
parallel between desire to live and acceptance she cannot beat
– Nicholas Gagnier, author of Leonard The Liar
“I knew from the first page that Blossom and Bone would rekindle
the love affair I had with ‘HUSH’ and ‘I am a World of
Uncertainties Disguised as a Girl’. Lyons words lasso and then
cajole your heart. Old or new fan, you will love how she rips you
apart, and then puts you back together again. This poetry book
needs to be on your bedside table, because I promise you, you
will reach for it again and again.”
– Alfa Holden, author of Abandoned Breaths
“Nicole Lyons is a writer of the now. She is a woman of the
now. Her pulse can be heard in every syllable in Blossom and
Bone. There is a kindling rage in her words, a don’t-you-dareturn-
away quality to the exorcism of her truths, she stares into
places others skip over, she disgorges the dirt like an excavator
of pain, and presents it as you would a film, blinking in front of
you, refusing to let you ignore it.”
– Candice Louisa Daquin, author of Pinch The Lock
Available at Amazon and other major online book retailers.
“I can’t recommend this book enough. I had the honor of providing an honest review before the release, so all I can say is this: set your clocks, set a reminder on your phone. You are going to want to buy this book as soon as it hits the shelves. It belongs on every bookshelf of every person who has ever felt broken or misunderstood or afraid. Of every person who has felt love and loss and hope. Just wait until you see what Nicole Lyons has in store for you. Blossom and Bone will not disappoint. ”
Liz Newman, A Better Today Media
You can read Liz Newman’s full review of Blossom and Bone here.
I always made sure
our house was clean
even though we never were.
And I always made sure
the moon had a sliver to peer into,
a little slat between the pavement
and my pillow where she would feel
welcomed to lay her silver smile
upon our sleepless nights
and find us charmed enough
to dim her light when the sun came
to taunt us in the morning.
I am cleaner now,
than any porcelain corner
I spewed myself into,
but I still get high
off her manic energy when she tells me
she is happy to share,
because something is in the air
right now, in the full silver moon,
and I drink it all down as if it was my own.
Nicole Lyons is a writer/editor for Sudden Denouement and the creator of The Lithium Chronicles.
Sudden Denouement would like to wish Nicole Lyons a very special birthday. Nicole has been an amazing supporter to SD and a friend to myself. I can’t imagine the evolution of SD without Nicole, like so many others.
Lilacs on Leavings by Nicole Lyons
Nicole Lyons’ first book of poetry, HUSH, is a stunning collection. Her book can be purchased through Amazon. She is creator of The Lithium Chronicles, as well as being a writer for Sudden Denouement. She is a guiding voice for SD, as well as being a wonderful friend/mentor.