Thursday, October 12, 2023

Tour Stop/Giveaway: Reflections on the Boulevard

 


Check out Reflections on the Boulevard by L.J. Ambrosio today. Make sure to get in the tour wide drawing as The author will award a $20 Amazon/BN GC to a randomly drawn winner and an autographed copy of the book to a second randomly drawn winner. The tour is sponsored by Goddess Fish Promotions and you can find all the tour stops HERE.


Interview with L.J. Ambrosio

Tell us about your latest book, who is the main character(s) and what can we expect when we
pick it up?

It is a joyful buddy book with travels through America and parts of Europe – full of love, sadness, truth and individual freedom.  Hopefully you will be inspired to take your own journey.


Give us an out of context quote from your book to warm our hearts:

"I love you"


Who are some authors that you look to for inspiration?

Jack Kerouac ,James Joyce, JD Salinger


Fire down below! What’s the first object you save?

My truth


Advice for newly sparking writers in three sentences or less:

Write your truth and tell a great story. Lean on your life which is special. Let your writing flow.


Which of your characters would you want to share a campfire with, and why?

All of them signing a Leonard Cohen tune


Can you briefly describe your writing process for us?

Here goes –I write stream of consciousness. That means I just write and let the thoughts flow out of me. I do not use an outline. I might write two or three pages, then stop, go over grammar and spelling. The next day I re-read what I wrote the proceeding day.  Therefore, my thoughts are free and I say what is in my being.


What is next on your writerly horizon?

Almost finished the third book, Exiles, which will complete the trilogy




REFLECTIONS ON THE BOULEVARD

by Louis J. Ambrosio

GENRE:  Coming of age

 

Michael's story continues from "A Reservoir Man" (2022) where we find him teaching at a university ready to retire. He unexpectedly meets a young man named Ron who becomes his protégé and journeys with him in a haphazard adventure throughout America and Europe. In Michael's final journey in life, each twist and turn of the road brings unexpected adventures. The journey taken is one of joy, friendship, and discovery.

Buy links:

Barnes and Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/reflections-on-the-boulevard-lj-ambrosio/1143396462

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Reflections-Boulevard-LJ-Ambrosio-ebook/dp/B0C2F31BLW/ref=sr_1_1

Apple Books: https://books.apple.com/us/book/reflections-on-the-boulevard/id6448296429

Rakuten Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/reflections-on-the-boulevard

Thalia: https://www.thalia.de/shop/home/artikeldetails/A1068548362

Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/1384458?ref=draft2digital

Vivlio: https://shop.vivlio.com/product/9798985965162_9798985965162_10020/reflections-on-the-boulevard


Excerpt 2

 

On one particularly bumpy part of the trail, Michael assured Ron.

 

"You look great and natural on that mule! Like Gene Autry!” Ron was falling over now, off the mule. Ron had some choice language for Michael. After a minute he also asked, “Who is Gene Autry?”

 

“He was the cowboy who sang 'Don’t Fence Me In'!”

 

The mule train proved to be extraordinary. The views were spectacular; being inside the canyon was the best. The formation of the rocks was either tilted, straight, or flat. The horizontal layers of rocks produced the colors yellow, red, and blue. The mule and Ron were no problem; he was a natural mule rider. Thank heavens he told the mule about his relationship with Rhonda - that was the key to their bonding. Ron had a wonderful time, even if his butt was in pain. He felt the saddle was still attached to his bottom even after they left.

 

They found a bench looking at their incredible view of the North Rim. Michael turned to Ron telling him how nice and cool their friendship was. Michael agreed.

 

“I had so many friends and partners, but I was never able to have as much fun and conversations as I have had with you, Ron.”

 

“Partners like Gail, your former business partner?" Ron asked.

 

Michael playfully responded, "No, like loving, and those other things.”

 


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AUTHOR Bio and Links:

 


Louis J. Ambrosio ran one of the most nurturing bi-coastal talent agencies in Los Angeles and New York. He started his career as a theatrical producer, running two major regional theaters for eight seasons. Ambrosio taught at seven universities. Ambrosio also distinguished himself as an award-winning film producer and novelist over the course of his impressive career.

 

 

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9 comments:

Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thank you for hosting today!

traciem said...

What are your favorite scenes in the book?

LJ Ambrosio said...

the last chapter

LJ Ambrosio said...

thank youfor inviting me to you site is is very good --and the space. you gave to the novel again thank you Louis J Ambrosio

Sherry said...

I look forward to reading this.

Kim said...

I enjoyed the interview.

Marcy Meyer said...

I like the cover. Looks great.

Tami Vollenweider said...

Who influenced you to be a writer?

Elaine G said...

Great interview and excerpt.

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