Friday, May 9, 2014

Timeless Endings by Alexandra Forry Excerpt, Interview & Giveaway


Timeless Endings
by Alexandra Forry

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BLURB:

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.
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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."


AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Alexandra Forry was born and raised in Las Vegas, Nevada. She has Cerebral Palsy but that doesn't stop her from doing what she wants! Omerta Affair was her first novel, then she came out with Timeless Endings, which is the same story line as Omerta Affair but aimed as a woman’s romance. Alexandra is currently working on her fourth novel. She enjoys being a member of the Las Vegas Romance Writers as well as RWA. 

Interview:

Tell us your latest news? I have been busy with this book tour. I just had a great Blog event on my Blog last mouth. I had been researching a whole new idea for my next book. My mind is occupied with thoughts about the issues of this book. All that I tell you it’s a mystery. 

When and why did you begin writing? I always wanted to be an author since I could remember. When I was younger I used to write short stories all the time. I remember being in 4th grade, I wrote a wonderful story that my teacher loved and hung it over her desk.

When did you first consider yourself a writer? I have always been a hopeless romantic since I could walk, and also I always wanted to be an author since I could remember. I always have a story line in mind that I day dream about.

What inspired you to write your first book? My first Novel stared off as a simple Fanfic. 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.  Journey to the past, no longer described the content of the manuscript, and then I found it!  Omerta affair!  It was the perfect fit for the storyline. Omerta which is the mafia code of silence. A few months went by, I began to wonder what if I took out the color language and made the story’s main love scene more romancer. With that idea, why not re-name it something that makes woman really want to pick up when they saw it. I re-title it TIMESLESS ENDINGS. What a fabulous experience this has been!  It is a marvelous journey that continues!

What would you like my readers to know? That is a hard one… Let’s see, believe it or not I become very interested in some person’s life or place or a subject to explore and that’s what give my idea for each for my books.
  
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Alexandra will be awarding a $15 Amazon GC to a randomly drawn commenter during the tour.Follow the tour and comment; the more you comment, the better your chances of winning. The tour dates can be found here: 


9 comments:

  1. I have heard of a number of writers that began with Fan Fiction. I think that's a fun place to begin.

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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    1. Fan Fiction is a wonderful way to start out and test the water, to me

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  2. thank you for the chance to win
    jslbrown2009(at)aol(dot)com

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  3. I enjoyed the excerpt, thank you.

    Kit3247(at)aol(dot)com

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    1. Your welcome and thank you for taking the time to read this.

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  4. RE-POST THIS FROM THIS MORVING.
    Thank You so much for having me on you're blog, Today.I had fun sharing and doing this Q&A. If anyone has any questions or comment's, I will be happy to answer them. :)

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  5. Thank you one and all for all of the great comments!! I would like thank Deal Sharing Aunt once aging for having me on this great blog and to all the readers. If you want to see what my next blog stop to have a chance to win a $15 Amazon GC, Please go to my Facebook fan page https://www.facebook.com/pages/Alexandra-Forry/218124628245982
    Good night :)

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