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Travels with My Lovers Hardcover – December, 2002


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Authorhouse (December 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1403317666
  • ISBN-13: 978-1403317667
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.5 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #9,194,278 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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A decade or so ago, Erica Miner was a violinist with the Metropolitan Opera Company in New York City. When injuries from a car accident forced her to give up her professional musical career, she knew she needed another creative outlet and turned to her lifelong love of writing to fill the gap, studying screenwriting and novel writing in New York and Los Angeles. Her first screenplay, Hummingbird, won an award in the Writers Digest competition, and other scripts have been winners in the Santa Fe and WinFemme competitions. Erica's debut novel, Travels With My Lovers, won the Fiction Prize in the Direct from the Author Book Awards. In 2009, she published FourEver Friends, a coming-of-age novel set in the 1960s. Her suspense thriller, Murder In The Pit, based on her experiences at the Met Opera, was published in June of 2010, and has garnered five-star reviews across the board. Erica has written screenplays for all three of her published novels.

Erica's writings have appeared in Vision Magazine, WORD San Diego, Our City - Istanbul, and numerous E-zines, and she is currently writing opera articles and reviews for the well known website OperaPulse.com. Erica has appeared in dozens of interviews on radio and online. She lectures widely on writing and opera and is a top-rated lecturer for Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines.

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Miner does an excellent job of putting the reader into the setting.
Eveline Maedel
There's always the night when we go to sleep with ourselves; and it would really be good if we like that person, too.
Kenneth Wolman
A New York woman who travels to Europe and experiences the depth and breadth of life and love.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Midwest Book Review on January 17, 2004
Format: Paperback
Travels With My Lovers by Erica Miner is a sexual and transcendental novel. A New York woman who travels to Europe and experiences the depth and breadth of life and love. As a young wife and mother who uncovers a life-altering secret about her husband, to a gay divorcee with children to be concerned about, to a soulmate in a quest for a former love, and finally, returning to her home soil when her kids are grown, the heroine of this narrative experiences a broad range of emotion and maturity. Travels With My Lovers is a sensual and involving saga, adroitly presented and skillfully narrated.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Christine Louise Hohlbaum on January 6, 2004
Format: Hardcover
European love in the summer time: it's as hot as a Florentine cobblestone in July. Erica Miner's Travels with My Lovers delves the reader into a treasure trove of emotional highs and lows as her protagonist experiences a new side to herself.
The novella starts off in Florence, Italy in the 1970's. Travel's protagonist is travelling through Italy alone with her two small children. Her orchestra conductor husband, Eric, has chosen to spend the summer in New York City. Emotional tumult lies ahead as she discovers her husband's secret. Sensing a break-up in their future, she throws caution to the wind and allows herself to be pursued by a gorgeous Italiano, Carlo, in his mid-twenties. Just a few years older than he, the protagonist experiences intense sexual love that breaks open her heart and awakens her sexual being at once.
The novella is neatly organized into five easily digestible stories, each packed with a new discovery on her emotional horizon. The reader finds herself wishing each of the protagonist's five loves would be fulfilled in a happy-ever-after ending. But that is hardly the point of the book. Miner shows with great alacrity the protagonist's struggles to unearth her very self through these romantic escapades.
The author interweaves music, architecture, emotion and physicality in a beautiful blend of scenes and moments that cannot last. The bittersweet realization that one's longings can only be fulfilled through one's own sense of self, not through the Other, is handled with genuine grace.
Miner orchestrates the various romantic duets between American woman and foreign man (Italian, French, Swiss - take your pick!) with an unmatchable musicality.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Eveline Maedel on February 17, 2005
Format: Paperback
Erica Miner has created a heady and exotic read, very rich. She engages the reader in the culture well. As I read I felt that I should be listening to classical music, sipping red wine, wearing silk pajamas and eating bon-bons and slipping the odd Italian or French phrase into my vocabulary. Miner does an excellent job of putting the reader into the setting.

"Travels" is a sensual armchair journey to places I can only read about and wonder.....
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Kimberly Hayes on September 1, 2003
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"Now it was time to explore my own needs for adventure, my own sources of happiness, my own sexuality - to write the opera of my life. And I was ready to do it with a vengeance." Thus the intimate, most private self-discovery begins in "Travels with My Lovers", by author Erica Miner. Former violinist turned poet, and screenwriter Erica Miner has already been awarded the 2003 Direct from the Author Book Award Grand Prize in fiction for this first book of hers. This book was inspired by the author's own experiences of discovery, when her husband leaves her for another man. She does this in such a deeply, personal way, the reader forget they're reading fiction.
This remarkable journey takes us through Florence Italy, to the chateaux of Paris, to the monastic cells of Tuscany. The vivid imagery of these places is portrayed so eloquently that they leap from the page with their breathtaking beauty. Each trip is wrought with incredible romance and exhilaration, that she leaves each time with a new profound sense of self.
Author Erica Miner takes us past a romantic tale, but into a deeply personal look at life, love, heartache, and emotions. She transposes the reader to see what she sees, feel what she feels, and learn what she learns. Her words flow like wine: hypnotic, and rich to your senses. Their poetic nature fills this book with such depth and passion. Not just a sexual passion, but a passion to feel every emotion completely. It's impossible to put this book down. I found myself drawn to the words, and felt compelled to read over them several times. To me, it's no wonder this book has already won an award. Never has a book overwhelmed me, like "Travels with My Lovers" did. I look forward to reading more by Erica Miner.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By JillWriter on March 25, 2003
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Travels with my Lovers transported me back to wonderful trips I had made to Italy, France and elsewhere in Europe. Miner's descriptions are so vivid, I could hear the music, visualize the art and taste the regional cuisine. Most importantly, I enjoyed putting myself in her shoes as she described the romances with European men that were more than just travels in Europe - they were journeys of her own self-discovery, growth and insight. Throughout it all, Miner's wit and observations made me cheer for the risks she took, and laugh with recognition at what it means to be a single American career woman in today's world. I had planned to read just a chapter or two at a time, but literally did not want to put the book down. I read it all in one day and didn't want it to end.
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