Stardust and Fire

Tales of a Hopeful Romantic

Poetry - Love/Romance
92 Pages
Reviewed on 12/25/2015
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Author Biography

***2016 Reader's Favorite Book Contest Honorable Mention Winner!***

Tracy Seiden is a writer residing in Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas. 'Stardust and Fire, Tales of a Hopeful Romantic', her first book of poetry and short verse, explores nature, love and heartache, and finding one's self. Her writing combines beautiful imagery and thoughtful musings on a life spent searching for a better understanding of the human connection.

In 2013, Tracy began writing as a way to reconnect with old friends. A lover of deep conversation, she began to realize there were many others out there looking for a meaningful connection and true bonds to support and inspire one another.

When she's not writing, Tracy spends her time planning future goals of living on a lake somewhere cool and writing her first novel.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Sarah Stuart for Readers' Favorite

Tracy A. Seiden’s Stardust and Fire: Tales of a Hopeful Romantic comprises a collection of seventy-one poems about the many varying aspects of heterosexual love, passion, desire, attraction and romance. The first of the short pieces, "Childhood Forever," comes close to conventional rhyming poetry, but it is the only one that does. It serves almost as an introduction to the rest, which encompass the thoughts, dreams and longings of women of any age. These are all free verse: some divided into sections and others that Ms Seiden simply allows to flow.

Stardust and Fire: Tales of a Hopeful Romantic is a title that captured my imagination before I opened the book and read a single word. Tracy A. Seiden held my attention; every poem led me on to the next. “Dance” is so incredibly expressive it truly does dance, as do all the pieces involving dancing. In Divine Love, the woman encourages her man to be protective, and “fuels him to be the man he was meant to be.” "Peace of the Soul" echoes that theme. "Stardust" is thirty-eight flowing words, clever and utterly different. "Fire," the other title word, is best expressed in "Warrior on Fire." There is eroticism too in "Heaven’s Door," "Black Magic Symphony," and "Did He Feel It."

The surprise was "Dark Wings Broken." My personal favourite is "Don’t," a clever contradiction, or is it "A Winter’s Queen," or "Reflections" and “life is a cycle, never ending”? The contention for a favourite is powerful in Stardust and Fire, and Ms Seiden expresses herself as a “hopeful romantic” in every poem.

Tracy Seiden

I am overwhelmed and so pleased that the book is so well received. These writings are from my heart and I will never tire of learning they have touched someone. Thank you.

Jane K Wilson

A heavenly collection

Tracy Seiden's first book Stardust and Fire is a glorious cornucopia of poetry which will enchant and delight. Tracy has a certain esoteric expertise that just weaves the most beautiful stories, making use of both childhood and old-age themes and ideas. Also many of the pieces serve as analogies of important life events. This book is kinetic from start to finish, breathing new life into the reader. It would make a wonderful gift for a friend or a loved one. I am most delighted to add it to my poetry collection and strongly recommend that you do too.

Renee Furlow

What an enchanting collection of words. Tracy has a way about her all her own and each of the poems are inspiring and moving. .I can feel her passion in the text and am honored to have this book in my collection. I read a lot of poetry and this is a unique collection and incredible work. If you are willing to be moved in all aspects, this book is for you.


Tracy takes romance and the trials, tribulations, and joys of life, and makes you feel them deep down inside. She adds beauty and warmth to her writing that touches a poet lovers soul. If you have ever dreamed late at night, hoped for all your dreams to come true, believed in what may seem out of sight, you will find yourself in the pages of Tracy's book. I strongly recommend this book to anyone who believes in love, or has a love for poetry. Pick up your copy today !!

Connie Brown-Kornik

Daddy's Girl, one of my personal favorites! This book is a journey of love, and romances, which will captivate any reader who loves to daydream! Every story is a work of art!


Add to your collection. Traci has a unique style that is engaging and enchanting. My daughter also read it and said she loved all the details and felt connected to the writer.

Grumpy Cat

This author draws you into her world and paints a picture of love and life, of passion and beauty. Loved it.

Amazon Customer

This book from it's cover to back page is simply stunning. Her words are magic and draw you into each tale with a heart full of hope. Words to inspire you daily. ❤

Debra McLain

Tracy writes so beautifully. Every page captivates my attention! She adds a bit of magic and enchantment to every write. One of my favorite books! ~ Debra McLain, Author