Award-Winning Author Marian L. Thomas Presents a Touching Story of One Ballerina’s Journey to the Top In “Blue Butterfly”


In Blue Butterfly, award-winning author, Marian L. Thomas takes readers on a captivating journey of a young woman struggling to become the first black ballerina. In the midst of her struggle, she not only finds her purpose, but she uncovers the secrets of her past, finds out who she is, what true love is, and learns how to extend forgiveness to others. Interwoven with a delicate story line that is nothing short of depth in emotion and weight in character, readers will find the need to reveal secrets and come to grips with their own past while Blue is learning of hers.

Precious Blue Johnson, young, country and naive, from Lutts County, Georgia, is traveling to the energizing city of New York to search for her birth father and perhaps make history by becoming the first black ballerina. Her simple mocha skin and thick lips will put her in the center of a movement, expose secrets and unlock the past as she steps onto the stage as the Blue Butterfly. She will be guided by the vivacious and wise Ms. Ann and fall in love with the alluring Ray Silvers.

Ray brings the whole package. Enchanting eyes, a bright future as a doctor, and a willingness to love completely. To Precious, he is perfect. Except Ray’s package includes his deadly past. Will their love survive the one person who could end it all — his drug-addicted mother?

Here is what others are saying about Blue Butterfly:

“Author Marian L. Thomas has woven a page turner that will have you wanting more… I applaud Marian for writing such a book that will surely make the reader come away knowing that in spite of life’s disappointments, dreams do come true.”
-Paulette Harper, Award winning author
Living Separate Lives

“The art of ballet seems to be a privilege only white girls are allowed to have, but Precious Blue is ready to change this mentality and prove that her mocha skin and full lips have nothing to do with her skill, talent, and determination.”
-J. Ammons, Yahoo Voices Contributor Network

“‘Blue Butterfly’ is a heart-warming novel filled with romance, secrets, betrayal, and forgiveness, written in Marian L. Thomas’s unique style.”
-Jo, NY Books Examiner

“Why you should read it: From the first page, Marian L. Thomas grabs your wrist to have a seat and listen to a story. Blue Butterfly has a wonderful quality within its prose that enables you to hear the words, the dialogue, the ballet movement and music powerfully told in the story. A literary style that reminds me of Sue Monk Kidd’s…. Definite book club recommend.”
– Michelle Monkou, USA Today

Marian L. Thomas is no stranger to the world of fiction. With three dramatic and engaging books to her credit: Color Me Jazzmyne, My Father’s Colors and Strings of Color, this award-winning author continues to weave colorful stories of emotion and realism, that crosses all boundaries and finds a home in the heart of today’s female reader. This has become her trademark.

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Blue Butterfly is available wherever fine books are sold, including:, Amazon Kindle,, and BN Nook.

SOURCE: Vision Public Relations Group

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