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Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Guest Blog: With Alexandra Forry - Wildflower Book Tour & Giveaway




Title: WILDFLOWER
Author Name: ALEXANDRA FORRY



Hello, I’m Alexandra Forry author of Timeless Endings. For this Guest post today, I shall reveal 10 Things readers would be surprised to know about me. I invite you to join me with coffee or tea, sit back and enjoy getting to know me a bit better.

1. I was born with cerebral palsy, the doctor's told our family that I would not be able to talk or walk. That’s wasn’t the case for me, it dose effects my motor-skills, speech and walking other than that, I am like anybody else. I lead a normal life the best as I can! All of my true friend can look past my disability and see me.

2. I am sometime mistaken for someone with severe developmental disabilities. Good-hearted but ignorant people patronize me, speaking to me in the slow condescension used to talk to toddlers. People “baby” me or when I’m with my friends people say something to my friends about me and not talk to me. This drives me crazy! Not all people with cerebral palsy have severe developmental disabilities. I am very thankful for who I am.

3. My first book OMERTA AFFAIR has the same story line as TIMELESS ENDINGS but OMERTA has too much off color language and a lot of sexual language so I took out the colorful language and made the story’s main love scene more romantic. If you read both books you see that I renamed the son.

4. OMETA AFFAIR was started out as a fanfac (fanfiction) to the 1995 movie Casino. Until someone told me to change the names and write it as a book.

5. I love Black and White cats! I have always had one around since I was little.

6. I’m friends with a lot of different people, a big time mobster, a producer/writer, a CIA operative, a news journalist, law officers, and true crime authors out of pure damn luck.

7. I moved around as a kid. Lived in a small town in Utah, Portland Oregon, and Southern California but I’m glad that I moved back home to where I was born, Las Vegas Nevada. I’m a Vegas Girl at heart.

8. I am very pirate about my love life and my book that I’m working on.

9. My all-time favorite wine is a fine moscato.

10. Umm, I love the color purple!

I want to thank this blog for the big honor of having me and my book Timeless Ending on this blog today. If you have any questions or comments, I will be happy to answer then.

Thanks for stopping by and happy reading. Alexandra Forry





Author Bio: 

Alexandra Forry has an incredible talent for living vicariously through the colorful and intriguing escapades of her strong female characters and successful leading men. Her first book, “Omerta Affair,” based on the true story of mafia boss Tony Torino and his paramour Evelyn Rosenberg has recently been adapted and re-released as “Timeless Endings”–romance fiction. Her latest book, “Wildflower,” is an adventure in coming of age for both a young orphan and her repressed aunt who is trapped in a destructive marriage. It is a beautiful story of life, hope, growth, and triumph and deals with many of the traumas of youth, such as bullying.

Alexandra Forry is familiar with life’s challenges. She was born and raised in Las Vegas, Nevada, where she lives with her loving grandparents. Alexandra has conquered the limitations of Cerebral Palsy to write exciting and engaging novels. She has completed a number of talks and internet book tours and is a member of the Las Vegas Romance Writers and RWA.

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Book Genre: Contemporary Romance

Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Release Date: March 4, 2014

Book Description:

In this beautiful and moving story of love, growth, and redemption among the stunning red rocks of Sedona, Arizona, Sydney—a teenaged Army orphan—discovers that love knows no bounds and life has many twists and turns of fate. After she is forced to move in with her late mother’s sister Blanche and Blanche’s abusive alcoholic husband Dean, Sidney finds purpose and friendship in Lexy, the daughter of Max Heller the City’s most prominent widower and business magnate. Unknowingly, the girls’ antics awaken Blanche’s lost and suppressed passions and stirs Max’s long-thwarted drive to build a loving and complete family. What emerges is the wonderfully successful Epicurian Café, the brainchild of Blanche and Sydney actively encouraged by Max and Lexy. The Café quickly becomes a center of the community, the start of a new life for Blanche and Sydney, and a chance for Max and Lexy to discover true love and the meaning of commitment. An emotional roller-coaster with its exciting twists and turns, Wildflower is an exhilarating and satisfying read.

Excerpt One:

Why don’t we open a business? Like a simple sandwich and coffee shop,” Sydney announced with a glimmer of hope in her eyes.
A sandwich shop?” Blanche asked, looking surprised and a bit taken aback.
Yeah, why not?”
While Sydney waited for an answer, Blanche just looked at her, dumbfounded
“Sydney, I would love to open a sandwich shop, but it takes a lot of money--money that we just don’t have.”
Oh please, Aunt Blanche! I bet you can get a loan from the bank. It will be exciting!” Sydney pleaded.
I don’t think that your uncle will approve. Sydney I love your idea, truly do! I was taken aback at first, because it has always been a dream of mine to open a little shop of some kind on Main Street,” Blanche said wistfully. ”It costs a lot of money to open up a business, besides I have an offer for a job in Prescott.”
Pooh on Uncle Dean, and turn down that job. For me, please? You can ask Annette how to open a business--she will know, since she owns her own business.” Sydney said begging her aunt.
I will think about it, okay, Sydney?” Blanche said making her way to her closet and picking out a dress.










Tuesday, July 7, 2015

You're Not Alone Anthology Release & Giveaway



100% of the royalties earned or accrued in the purchase of this book, in all formats, will go to the Pamela Winton tribute fund, which is in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.


You're not Alone
by Ian D. Moore and friends

An anthology, themed on relationships, of more than 20 authors 
from around the world 
From urban fantasy to stories that bring tears to the eye.



Quick Details:

Release Date:  July 11th, 2015      
                           
Cover Design by Christine Southworth



What can be better than a good book and the satisfaction of helping others at the same time? 






An international group of indie authors, inspired by the personal grief of one, decided to collaborate in the spring of 2015 in a project to create this multi-genre smorgasbord of original short stories, all with the same potent theme ñ relationship. Some are heartfelt, some funny, some poignant, and some are just a little bit scary ñ much like relationships themselves. All are by authors fired by the shared enthusiasm to give something back in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support. 100% of the profit made on the purchase of this book, in any format, goes to the charity. Cancer touches us all. It has in some way affected those who have contributed their time and talent here. This is our way of showing that we care.

Indie authors carry forward a revolutionary shift in publishing, which allows the author to be creative director in their own work. There are many exceptional, experienced and acclaimed writers who have decided to take this bold step in publishing. In producing this anthology we have also had the inestimable assistance on board of artists, graphic designers, and bloggers ñ all of whom have a place in our acknowledgments. You, the discerning reader, are the other vital part of this equation. By buying this book you are supporting the work of indie authors, as well as discovering their worth. You are also supporting the charity to which we have chosen to dedicate our work.





Meet the team:



Meet the authors and the stories:

1.  A Year Afterwards - LESLEY HAYES, author of The Drowned Phoenician Sailor.
2.   Closure - BL PRIDE, author of Addiction (Book One, Beyond Life series).
3.   Colin and SandyANTHONY RANDALL, author of The English Sombrero.
4.   One of Those Days -IAN D MOORE, author of Salby Damned.
5.   Dolphins Dance ñ MIKE BILLINGTON, author of Corpus Delectable.
6.   A Special EveningD AVRAHAM, author of The Shepherd King, (Book I: Foundation Stone; and Off-Wire).
7.   At the Hands of the Healers-SALLYANN PHILLIPS, author of Angelís Blood (Book one, of the Angelís Blood series).
8.   Dad ñ KAYLA HOWARTH, author of The Institute.
9.   Forever Yours CHRISTOPHE FISCHER, author of The Luck of the Weissensteiners (Book 1 of the Three Nations Trilogy).
10.  Fruits -PHYLLIS EDGERLY RING, author of the soon to be published The Munich Girl: A Novel of the Legacies That Outlast War.
11.   Lillies on the Mantel ñ SYLVA FAE, soon to be published childrenís author, Sylvanian Ramblings sylvafae.co.uk
12.   Gabriel and the Minister BirdANDREW UPDEGROVE, author of The Alexandria Project.
13.   Inside OutPENNY LUKER, author of The Truth Finder.
14.  Witchís Mark ñ KATERINA SESTAKOVA NOVOTNA, author of Hawaiian Lei of Shrunken Heads.
15.   Loveís Silent AcheLISA SHAMBROOK, author of Beneath the Rainbow.
16.   GoalsTOM BENSON, author of A Taste of Honey.
17.   If the Shoe FitsKATHARINE E. HAMILTON, author of The Unfading Lands.
18.   The Birth ñ LUCINDA E. CLARKE, author of Amie.
19.   Lotta BlumBARBARA DORAN, soon to be published new author. Can be found at www.serendipitydoit.wordpress.com.
20.   Never too Old -ANGELA LOCKWOOD, author of Language in the Blood.
21.   Ooh Air MagritREBECCA BRYN, author of Touching the Wire.
22.   BabesMAX POWER, author of Darkly Wood.
23.   A Stitch in TimeSK HOLMESLEY, author of Autumn Antics.
24.   Day Late Dollar Short ñ ERIC LAHTI, author of Henchmen.
25.  Love in an Elevator ñ S.E MEYER, author of Origins (Book 1 of the Origins Series).
26.   No Longer BrokenNICO LAESER, author of Infinity: An Anonymous Biography & Skin Cage.
27.   Last GoodbyesPAUL RUDDOCK, author of Not What You Thought.
28.   The Yoga Bowl FELIPE ADAN LERMA, author of One Night in the Hill Country

 With invaluable help editing and polishing from Diana J Febry author of Bells On Her Toes



Giveaway:

9 Prizes:

- A paperback copy of "You're not Alone"
- One e-copy of any of the following titles by Max Power: "Darkly Wood","Larry Flynn", "Bad Blood" and "Little Big Boy".
- 2 e-copies of each of the following titles by Anthony Randall: "The English Sombrero: The Little White Ball" and "The English sombrero: Nothing to do but Run"
- An e-copy of any of Phyllis Ring's books
- 2  e-books by Angela Lockwood
- 10 e-book copies of "Origins" by S.E. Meyer
- ebook copies of "Salby Damned" by Ian D. Moore







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Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Interview With Alexandra Forry - Timeless Endings Book Tour & Givewaway




Welcome to BK Walker Books Etc. I'm so happy you could join me today at (Your choice of location)_Las Vegas N.V.



BK: Looking out the nearest window, describe the scene you see.

Out of my window there are big fourteen year old tree, birds are singing a song as car’s seem to pass by my street. It’s a wonderful summer day in Las Vegas NV.

BK: Tell us about your office. Is it a mess like mine, or is everything in its place?

Kind of mess, but at least I know where everything is. There is a order to my messiness.

BK: What is a must-have, such as coffee or a favorite pen, that you need to write?

I need my Pepsi big time.

BK: Do you like to write in silence, or do you need music or background noise?

I need music to write! I cant not write without music in the background. I listen to all kinds of music. It’s depends on the scene that I am writing.

BK: Tell us a bit about your hero/heroine, and their development.

My hero’s and heroine’s are very unique, I took lot of time develop their development. Who are they? Are they good or bad? What’s there background before the novel start? What are there strongest or weakness? That the fun part of writing to me.

BK: As a writer myself, I'm always curious how other writers get through stumble blocks. When you find a story not flowing, or a character trying to fight you, how do you correct it?

Luckily I only had writer’s block is when my life is very stressful!

BK: Using the letters of your first name as an acronym, describe your book...
Exciting

BK: How did your writing journey begin?

I had away wanted to be a author since I was little. What got me on my writing journey when I decided to try my hand at writing a Fanfiction to the 1995 movie Casino, a short story on my interpretation of the Nicky and Ginger’s affair.  Then I thought to take it forward a generation and let their children (Ginger's daughter and Nicky's son) sift through the intrigue that colored their parents' lives. That turned out to be my first book, Omertà Affair.

BK: Using the letters from the word, Summer, how would friends and family describe you?

Memorable


BK: What is the craziest thing you've ever written about, whether it got published or not?

Okay, my friend dare me to write this very erotic sex scene and I did to a tee. My friend’s face turn very red as he read it. Great memory. Never published it or put the scene in a book.

BK: Tell us one thing you've done in life, that readers would be most surprised to know.

I haven’t got around of doing something amazing just yet. Someday I hope I will!

BK: What can we expect from you in the future?

I am written two wonderful books right at the moment. Another mafia romantic set in today's Las Vegas and Wildflower 2!


This or That...

Coke or Pepsi? Pepsi for sure!!!

Night Owl or Early Bird? I’m an Night Owl. That’s when I write!!

Fantasy or Mystery? Mystery as long as it got romance in it.

Pen/Paper or Computer? Computer!!

Pizza or Burger? That’s a hard one. Had to go with a Burger.

Rock or Country? Rock all the way!

Chocolate or Vanilla? I am a chocolate girl.

Beach or Mountains? Both! I love the beach just as much as the mountains.


Thank you so much for having us as one of your stops today. It has been great getting to know more about you and your book, and wish you the best of success!




BK Walker


Author Bio: 


Alexandra Forry has an incredible talent for living vicariously through the colorful and intriguing escapades of her strong female characters and successful leading men. Her first book, “Omerta Affair,” based on the true story of mafia boss Tony Torino and his paramour Evelyn Rosenberg has recently been adapted and re-released as “Timeless Endings”–romance fiction. Her latest book, “Wildflower,” is an adventure in coming of age for both a young orphan and her repressed aunt who is trapped in a destructive marriage. It is a beautiful story of life, hope, growth, and triumph and deals with many of the traumas of youth, such as bullying.

Alexandra Forry is familiar with life’s challenges. She was born and raised in Las Vegas, Nevada, where she lives with her loving grandparents. Alexandra has conquered the limitations of Cerebral Palsy to write exciting and engaging novels. She has completed a number of talks and internet book tours and is a member of the Las Vegas Romance Writers and RWA.

Author Links -






Book Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Release Date: February 27, 2014




Book Description: 

Evelyn turned toward the lights of the city. The view was breathtaking as she stood looking down on Las Vegas, lovingly wrapped in Tony's arms. It was a moment she would keep deep in her heart, forever.
"Look at this-The City of Gold!" Evelyn exclaimed as Tony kissed her forehead.
"And it's all ours, Eve!"
Thus begins a heartwarming and harrowing tale of life and forbidden love lost to one generation and found in the next. Caught between a turbulent love triangle that shook the very foundations of the Mafia's Las Vegas Empire, and a deadly struggle for wealth and power, Mob Boss and "King of Las Vegas" Tony Torino, his mistress hustler and onetime showgirl Evelyn Rosenberg, and her husband top Chicago mobster Charlie "Gus" Rosenberg live and love in defiance of the violent and unforgiving laws of the Mafia. All that remains is Evelyn's carefully preserved diary left by Gus to be discovered by his daughter Adriane and Tony's son Victor as they pack up her late father's belongings. Through the vivid and brilliant use of flashbacks, juxtaposed with current events, we witness one of the most beautiful and ill-fated love stories of the last century. As Victor, a forest ranger who fled his family's Mob past, and Adriane, an attorney being pressured to work for the Mafia, read through the diary old hatreds and new alliances rise leaving us to wonder if history will repeat itself.



Excerpt:

"Adriane, look at what I found,” Victor said peering closely at the photo.
"What?" she said, walking over to him.
"It's a picture of your parents, my parents and two other couples sitting on the sofa at your old home. Hey, I remember taking this photo at a party!"
"Ah, it must have been taken before my mom went and slept with your dad," Adriane said, looking at the photo.
"Seems like your dad was trying to figure out what happened back in Las Vegas. What a coincidence this is. We were just talking about it!"
"Victor! It's a photo that my dad kept in his desk, nothing more!"
She rolled her eyes as Victor looked over at her and then down at the very bottom drawer of the desk. He bent down and pulled it open.
A look of astonishment crossed his face.
"Adriane, what if we have the story wrong about what happened in Vegas long ago?"
"Victor, did you forget? My dad told his side of the story to the person who wrote that sickening movie. My dad had no reason to lie about what happened!"
"If you say so, but I think that you need to take a look in this drawer."






Schedule


May 14 - Author Interview at Deal Sharing Aunt
May 18 - Spotlight at IndieWritersReview
May 20 - Spotlight at Jody's Book Reviews
May 22 - Spotlight at The Writers Revolution
May 25 - Interviewed at Bellevue Book Reviews
May 27 - Review & Interview at The Booksnake Etc.
May 27 - Guest Blogging at Lori's Reading Corner
May 29 - Spotlight at My Book Tour
June 1 - Reviewed at Dreams Come True Through Reading
June 3 - Spotlight at Books, Books The Magical Fruit
June 5 - Interviewed at Author CA Milson
June 5 - Guest Blogging at Infinite House Of Books
June 8 - Interviewed at My Life, Loves and Passions
June 10 - Interviewed at Bikers With Books
June 12 - 5 Things I Know For Sure at CAT Magazine
June 15 - Review & Guest Blogging at Jersey Girl Book Reviews
June 17 - Spotlight at Black Coffee, Brown Cow
June 19 - Guest Blogging at Ghost Rider Book Promotions
June 22 - XoXo Book Blog
June 24 - Interviewed at BK Walker Books Etc.
June 26 - Author 2 Author Marketing at BK Walkers Cafe
June 29 - 6 Besties at BK Walker Books