Monday, 25 May 2015

BLOG TOUR + GIVEAWAY - Timeless Endings by 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: 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."

 
Interview with the author:


1. What is your novel about?

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.

2. What inspired you to write this story?

On one late summer night 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. I called it, Journey to the Past: A Casino Fanfiction.  I was spending all of my time researching and writing this Fanfiction. All of my family and friends just loved the story.  By then I had three chapters on Fanfiction and a fourth chapter ready to go. My family felt it should continue in book form. 

3. Why have you chosen this genre?

Living in Las Vegas, Nevada, I had grown up with all of the stories from family and friends about how the mafia kings and queens were living the high life before greed and envy destroyed them. As I started to dig into my city’s past, I was very intrigued by Tony Spilotro’s reign as the Las Vegas Mafia boss, in the 1970s. He had it all, running the Crime underworld, corrupt cops, hit contracts and such, Money, and Sex. The story I want to write was about

1  what if a big-time Mafia boss finds his true love, making a new twist on the contemporary romance genre. I think that I did a great job.

4. What did you like the most about writing this book?   
 
Definitely the research that I did for TIMELESS ENDINGS. Let’s just say that I have some inside to the mafia.

5. Which is your favorite character and why?

This is tough one, I have to say that I enjoy writing Victor Torino, by not giving too much away, you see a lot of traits to Victor as the story unfolds.

6. How many books is this series going to be?
 
I am really unsure if I will do a series because I think that I wrapped the story up nicely, but you’ll never know with me.







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



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