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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









Friday, June 12, 2015

The Prison Trilogy Interview With Author, Glen Aaron - Book Tour & Giveaway



BK: When did you first realize you wanted to write a book?

I had not thought much about writing, other than legalese, until I went to prison. My cellmate for over a year was Colonel George Trofimoff, serving life for spying for the KGB. As time passed, I decided, "now this is a real story, and it should be told."

BK: What inspired you to write this story?

The bizarre life of my clients, the Wall Street Journal heiress and her gay husband, seemed to me to be a fascinating and unusual story. That is the first book in The Prison Trilogy. Then, when I went to prison and met Colonel George Trofimoff. I could see how his story was not only fascinating to me but would be to others.

BK: What was the writing process like for you while writing this story?

For the writing of the entire Prison Trilogy, I began each day at 5:00 or 5:30 AM. By noon, I was usually out of energy for writing and went on to do other things. It took me 10 years to write The Prison Trilogy.

BK: What emotions did you experience while you wrote this book?

The writing of The Prison Trilogy was therapeutic for me. Indeed, it was difficult emotionally to relive this catastrophic path of my life, but I disciplined myself to make sure that this was not an "oh poor me" series of books. I told the story of other people's lives, but you can see my story, as I tell theirs.
BK: Do you find writing a healing process?

Yes, I do. But I think what is healing for me is actually getting into that part of the brain and psyche that produces the creative process. Writing, just like art, can assist in healing many wounds.
BK: What do you hope readers will take away from your writing?

The Prison Trilogy is really an expose from the wastefulness of the very wealthy to the injustice of the American criminal justice system, including its judiciary. I hope that it is an eye–opener for the reader.

BK: Name one thing you've ever thought about writing, but were just too scared to proceed with the idea of it?

I have spent years researching and writing a book entitled, "There Is No God And Jesus Is Not Coming Back, By a Preponderance of the Evidence." Basically, I have taken down the New Testament and the way it was written. However, I live in the depth of the Bible Belt, and I have been hesitant to publish.

BK: If you could visit anywhere in the world, where would you go and who would you take with you?

If you could visit anywhere in the world, where would you go and who would you take with you? I would go to southern France, spend at least a year, and my wife would go with me.



Thank you so much for taking time to share your story with me and my readers today. We wish you much success I the future.





Glen writes both fiction and nonfiction from his forty-year career and experience as a trial lawyer and consultant in international business and banking.

His nonfiction work as the observer in The Prison Trilogy tells the tales in chronological order of how he came to be a lawyer for a Wall Street Journal heiress and her gay husband and how that representation landed him in federal prison. That is the first in The Trilogy. The second book tells the story of his cell mate, Colonel George Trofimoff, serving life for spying for the KGB, and the final book of The Trilogy describes the prisoners, Glen's experiences and takes a hard look at the American criminal justice system.


Author Links:

http://www.glenaaron.com/


http://www.prisonobserver.com/

Facebook: www.facebook.com/AuthorGlenAaron

Twitter: twitter.com/OBSERVERauthor

Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/observerauthor/

Linkedin: www.linkedin.com/pub/glen-aaron/16/77/566/en

Goodreads: www.goodreads.com/glenaaron 

Amazon:  www.amazon.com/Glen-Aaron/e/B00936UFS4/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1?qid=1427123445&sr=8-1

Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/profile/view/aaron



Book genre: Biography of Wall Street Journal heiress; nonfiction intrigue and crime

Publisher: Glen Aaron using Create Space

Release date: April 1

Buy link: Amazon.com


Book description: 

When Jackie Bancroft's husband died in 1952, he left her an heiress to the income and value of The Wall Street Journal and one of the wealthier women in America. Almost 50 years later, Jackie would mary Ronnie Lee Morgan, a 50 – year old gay interior decorator. Morgan was one of many clients in the active law practice of author Glen Aaron. This unusual marriage lasted until Jackie's mysterious death five years later. Throughout that period, Aaron became entwined in the personal lives and demands of the couple, along with handling many of their legal affairs. The huge money and property distributions made by Jackie to her husband, designed and handled by Aaron, resulted in a two – year federal prison sentence for Aaron. The first book in the Prison Trilogy is this story.











Excerpt One:

Ron Morgan always knew what he wanted – – to be rich and beautiful, to live in the places you see in Architectural Digest.
He knew certain things about the rich: that they were different, that they liked beautiful things, power, and influence, that, if they saw that another had something more beautiful or impressive, they had to have it, too. He also knew that every rich person would take advantage of him if given the chance. So he devised ways to reverse this probability. While making it appear that they were getting a good deal, a special deal, he always made money.
Ron had developed his expertise in interior decorating over the course of many years. It took him even longer to perfect the personality that attracted and pleased wealthy clients. His involvement as an interior decorator for the wealthy, his intuitive knowledge of how to deal with them, was an evolution of fits and starts.
Although it didn't hurt that Ron was gay, in his early life he had had difficulty figuring that out. He tried a heterosexual marriage. It didn't work.
Then, in his 50th year, in the New Mexico mountain village of Ruidoso, Ron met Jackie Bancroft Spencer ("Jackie"), a wealthy Wall Street Journal heiress possessed of a unique personality. Jackie was building a stunning theater for the performing arts in Ruidoso, for which she would pay $23 million cash. At the same time, she was caring for her terminally – ill second husband, Dr. A.N ("A. N.") Spencer. Ron Morgan came to know Jackie by creating interior decor for her home, making suggestions regarding the theater, and in assisting with A. N.'s care during his final illness.
I was Ron Morgan's lawyer for many years. On numerous occasions, I defended lawsuits and negotiated a way out of touchy problems. Ultimately, I placed Ron in bankruptcy protection in El Paso, Texas. Not long after, he introduced me to Jackie. Through numerous golf games and dinners, I became fascinated with this lady, her history and that of the Bancroft's and their ownership of The Wall Street Journal.
Two years later, Ron, a 52 – year old gay man, and Jackie, a 72 – year old heterosexual heiress, decided to marry. At the time she met Ron, Jackie, was married to Dr. A.N. Spencer; it was her second marriage. She wanted to travel the world after AN's death, and she wanted Ron to travel with her. For his part, Ron had his own designs on what this should cost Jackie. Whether pressing for marriage was a manifestation of Ron's ulterior financial desires, or whether it was at Jackie's urging is unknown. What is known is that Jackie accepted, indeed, relished, the arrangement.
While the relationship was filled with intrigue, greed and Machiavellian manipulation from within and without, the ultimate mystery for me was the nature of Jackie's illness – – the illness that led to her death – – while she and Ron were on a world cruise. It was my task to get her off the ship in the middle of the Atlantic and arrange for medical care in Albuquerque, New Mexico. That would be my last service on her behalf.
I have always been an observer of people: what motivates them to do what they do, how they view their quality of life, why and how this plays out in relationships. This book has a dual purpose: to share my observations of Jackie and Ron's unusual relationship, and to share my experiences as Jackie's some time – confidante and as Ron's lawyer until Jackie's death. Ultimately, these experiences with my last client would change my life.






Schedule


May 17 - Introduction at VBT Café Blog
May 19 - Spotlight at 3 Partners In Shopping - Nana, Mommy & Sissy Too!
May 21 - Interviewed at Author CAMilson
May 21 - Spotlight at The Voluptuous Book Diva

May 22 - Guest Blogging at The Voluptuous Book Diva
May 26 - Review at The Writers Revolution
May 28 - 6 Besties at BK Walker Books

June 1 - Interviewed at Bikers With Books
June 3 - Spotlight at Jody's Book Reviews
June 6 - Reviewed at My Life, Loves and Passions
June 8 - Author 2 Author Marketing at BookIt BK
June 10 - Spotlight at Readsalot
June 12 - Interviewed at BK Walker Books Etc.
June 15 - Spotlight at eBook Review Gal
June 17 - Spotlight at My Book Tour
June 19 - Spotlight at Black Coffee, Brown Cow
June 22 - Interviewed at Ghost Rider Book Promotions
June 24 - Interviewed at Yah Did Radio 6:30pm EST
June 26 - 5 Things I Know For Sure at CAT Magazine
June 29 - Review & Interview at Deal Sharing Aunt
July 1 - Spotlight at Tea and Book
July 3 - Spotlight at Mass Musings
July 6 - Reviewed at BK Walker Books