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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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