SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Local author Mia Marko has written a unique five-volume novel about love, meditation, swashbuckling adventure, and the big questions of life. She will speak about her book at the Fanwood Library at 7:00 p.m. on Valentine’s Eve, Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020. 

A love story can touch your heart. Can it also touch your soul? The Delicate, Passionate World of Gregory Morgan and Vivien Prevette is the world’s first self-help novel, and it traces the supernatural relationship between two people from meeting to declaration to bliss to loss to mature courtship and the Great Love. 

The result is a philosophical love story for thoughtful adults, a kind of loose retelling of the story of Eros and Psyche which the Ancient Greeks had about a godlike if troubled god/man and his mortal beloved. Can God and mortal love each other, and can they ultimately be together? This can be a much higher order philosophical question that goes well beyond just the original adventure-story myth. 

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The narrative alternates both of their voices, giving even-numbered chapters to the gentleman Gregory and giving odd-numbered chapters to his mortal beloved Vivien. Telling one story from two intertwined points of view certainly is contributed to the overall length of the book, but it makes the story more complete for the reader. The Delicate, Passionate World is not a series. All five books were written, edited, and published together. The result is a single work which brings alive a luxurious world for readers to savor and to go and live in whenever they wish.  

The elegant, adventurous, warm, and enjoyable story subtly creates opportunities for introspection and ultimately invites us all to participate in our own supernatural love with the Divine.  Book 1: The Accident takes place in New Orleans in the first part of the 20th Century.  A free copy can be picked up at the Fanwood Library event or by reaching out to Mia at

Available in hardcopy, as e-book where e-books are sold, and audio for free on YouTube under Pepperton Press Delicate, Passionate World Audio Experience.

A long-time volunteer with the Junior League of Elizabeth-Plainfield since 2001 and Past President of that organization, Mia Marko began working on her unique five-volume novel in 2013. Learn more about her literary project at Upcoming book reading event and reception with free books coming up on Thursday Feb. 13 at 7:00 p.m. at the Fanwood Public Library. The event is open to the public.  Free books and refreshments will be provided.