Dear Friends and Readers,
Many people are doing something to ease the strain of the corona virus quarantine, so my friend and publisher, Peter Sarno, and I came up with the idea to offer a serialized novel. There is no charge for it. Peter and I aren’t collecting names or information in any way. It is meant simply as entertainment in bleak times.
Like most authors, I have several books that, for one reason or another, have never seen the light of day. Bring Me a Higher Love is one of them. From time to time over the years since I composed it, I’ve gone back and read through it again and made changes, but it has basically been floating around in the clouds as in an e-copy, and sitting in a drawer in my office in a hard copy.
For a long time, I’ve been fascinated by the relationship between sex and spirituality. This novel, a love story really, explores that relationship. I should warn you that, if it were a movie, it would have a strong R rating. The sex scenes are neither graphic nor pornographic, but they are explicit enough that I think readers of a certain sensibility might take umbrage. If you are one of those readers, it will be a good idea to look to other books for your reading pleasure.
We are going to publish 20 or so pages twice a week for eight weeks, one section on Sunday and one on Wednesday. In order to receive these emailed chapters, you have to sign up by clicking the link posted below:
I hope you enjoy the story, which is set in Sardinia and Naples, and I hope all of us get through this difficult challenge with health, sanity, and dignity intact.
All my best wishes,
Roland (Micronesia 1979-80)