Spotlight & Author Interview: A Reservoir Man + Giveaway

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Book Title:  A Reservoir Man
by L.J. Ambrosio
Category: Adult Fiction (18+), 340 pages
Genre: Fictionalized Memoir
Publisher: Self-Published, Amazon
Publication Date: May 25, 2022.
Content Rating: PG-13 +M: There is a few explicit sex scenes, some mentions of sexual abuse, some bad language


Book Description:

Everywhere Michael turns he sees a Reservoir Man. Michael’s endless trials of survival include sexual assault, The Vietnam War, an arrest in Spain, Hollywood scandal, the AIDS outbreak, 9/11 and beyond.

​If only Michael could find the one thing he values most, freedom. Michael’s coming-of-age is tarnished by many but the courage to live his truth may just keep Michael one step ahead…or will he succumb to the embraces of a Reservoir Man?

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Praise:

“This book is a dream, a gamble, a utopia, even. Or perhaps it is essential, evident, as something that can only be so. This book is a game, a risk, an elixir with magical substance, and wisdom, where silence and prayer read the imperceptible growth of the plant until its flowering, and then, until the luxuriant time of its fruits, after the freezing winter.”  Kalyan Panja, Book Critic
“Fiction that reads like an intensive biographical account, A Reservoir Man is an action-packed tale filled with recognizable metaphors. Be sure not to blink because you just might miss a pivotal moment in Michael’s rousing, larger-than-life story.” — R.C. Gibson, Indiestoday.com
“Heartfelt, engaging, and thought-provoking, author L.J. Ambrosio’s A Reservoir Man is a must-read coming of age story of 2022. The themes that the author explores, from betrayal and family to secrets and identity, become the perfect backdrop to the protagonist’s story and make the twists and turns in the narrative even more impactful. If you haven’t yet, be sure to grab your copy today!” — Anthony Avina, Author, Book Critic
“I applaud the author for his innovative and imaginative storyline.” — Grant Leishman, Critic, Reader’s Favorite
“Sometimes, a good book can do funny things with time. I flew through this book and in many ways it felt like it was over in the blink of an eye, but I somehow lived a whole lifetime while doing it.” — Lizzie, Critic, Elementary My Dear Book Blog
“What I particularly found novel about this work was that it had a unique approach and perspective to it. This is a hard thing to find.” — Jeyran Main, Critic, Review Tales

Author Interview:

Do you snack while writing? Favorite snack?

Yes I snack on Gummy Bears. My favorite snack, besides Gummy Bears is chex mix.

Where do you write?

In my office, it is a glass-enclosed space that overlooks my garden, a beagle is nearby.

Do you write every day?

No.

What is writing schedule?

My schedule is when I’m moved to tell my story.

Is there a specific ritualistic thing you do during your writing time?

Yeah, I get my Coffee!

In today’s tech savvy world, most writers use a computer or laptop. Have you ever written parts of your book on paper?

Yes I took continuity notes in my journal of character name changes, and a rough outline.

Do you have another profession besides writing?

Yes, representing talent and producing films.

How long have you been writing?

Not long, though in my early twenties I had a number of narrative poems published. I just discovered the pen now at my ripe old age.

Do you ever get writer’s block? What helps you overcome it?

No.

What is your next project?

A continuation of Michael’s story from “A Reservoir Man.” The title is tentatively “Reflections.”

What genre do you write and why?

Fictional memoir because I find them to be more emotional and truthful, I can share my insights with the reader.

What is the last great book you’ve read?

I don’t read anymore. I read most of the masters and learned from their insight. I had read so many books until I arrived at “Celine’s Journey To The End of The Night.” I arrived at the end of the search and a different one began. There are many good writers today but I learned their insights long ago, and other than a change of costumes, they reach the same reality, maybe in a different language.


PictureMeet the Author:

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 also distinguished himself as an award-winning film producer and novelist over the course of his impressive career.

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Tour Schedule:
Sep 6 – Literary Flits – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
Sep 6 –
Reading is My Passion – book spotlight

Sep 7 – Splashes of Joy – book spotlight / giveaway
Sep 8 – Book Corner News and Reviews – book spotlight / giveaway
Sep 9 – 
Rockin’ Book Reviews – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway

Sep 9 – Books are a Blessing – book spotlight / giveaway
Sep 12 – Books for Books – book spotlight
Sep 13 – The Obsessed Reader – book spotlight / giveaway
Sep 13 – 
My Reading Getaway – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway

Sep 14 – Novels Alive – book spotlight / giveaway
Sep 15 – Jazzy Book Reviews – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
Sep 16 – Amy’s Booket List – book spotlight / giveaway
Sep 19 – Celticlady’s Reviews – book spotlight / giveaway
Sep 20 – 
Gina Rae Mitchell – book spotlight / giveaway
Sep 20 – Deborah Zenha-Adams – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway

Sep 21 – fundinmental – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
Sep 21 – 
Sadie’s Spotlight – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway

Sep 22 – Locks, Hooks and Books – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
Sep 23 – The Phantom Paragrapher – book spotlight / giveaway
Sep 26 – Stephanie Jane – book spotlight / giveaway
Sep 26 – 
I’m All About Books – book spotlight / giveaway


 

 

Enter the Giveaway:

RESERVOIR MAN Book Tour Giveaway

Spotlight: Paddy’s Power, by Michael Thomas Connolly

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Paddy's Power

Paddy’s Power
by Michael Thomas Connolly
93 pages
Genre: Memoir
Out: August 11, 2022

Michael’s father Paddy raised him in a rigorous environment. He was born in 1957 in the Northern English mill town of Oldham. His father and the Catholic Church both had a significant impact on his upbringing, which affected how he behaved as a teenager.

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About the Author:

Michael Connolly is the son of an Irish immigrant who grew up in the North of England in the sixties and seventies and lives there still.

Spotlight & Giveaway: Travels With Maurice, by Gary Orleck

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Book Title:  TRAVELS WITH MAURICE AN OUTRAGEOUS ADVENTURE IN EUROPE IN 1968 by Gary Orleck
Category: Adult Non-Fiction (18+), 250 pages
Genre: Travel Memoir
Publisher: TOUCHPOINT PRESS
Publication Date: April 5, 2022.
Tour dates: April 12 to May 2
Content Rating: G


Travels with Maurice is a gem of a book that just sneaks up on you with its greatness. While the title makes you think it’s a travelogue or road trip book (and we’ve all read enough of these), Travels is so much more.” – Michael Berman

Book Description:

“Every Woman Wanted to Be with Him, Every Man Wanted to Be Him.”― Gary Orleck

 
A simple “thank you” led to the trip of a lifetime, along with an unbreakable friendship of two opposites. See them come of age while rubbing elbows with the rich and famous like the Shah and Queen of Iran, The Who, Paul McCartney, Brigitte Bardot, and even Shirley Temple Black. An unbelievable story, yet it’s true because nobody could make this story up. Find out things the rich and famous do not want you to know.
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Meet the Author: 
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I grew up in Lincoln, R.I. which is a blue-collar town, went To Babson University School of Business, and graduated with a BSBA in 1966. I worked my way around the USA for six months.

Two years later, I traveled with the son of the richest man in the world – covering 19,988 miles, twelve countries, and ten weeks.

Then, I went to work at Broadway Tire Inc. Twenty years later, I bought the business. I then owned and operated it for thirty more years before retiring in 2016!

In Between, I met and married my wife Ronna and had two beautiful children, and now I have five grandchildren!

The love of travel remained with me, and I’ve been fortunate enough to have visited 75 countries – each in a unique style – all my own way, using much of which I learned in my travels with Maurice in 1968. 

connect with the author:  website ~ twitter ~ facebookpinterest ~ goodreads



Tour Schedule:

​April 12Working Mommy Journal – book spotlight / giveaway
April 12 – Cover Lover Book Review – book spotlight / giveaway
April 12 – 
The Official Blog of Amy Shannon – book spotlight

April 13 – Book Corner News and Reviews – book spotlight / giveaway
April 13 – Novels Alive – book spotlight / giveaway
April 14 – Splashes of Joy – book spotlight / giveaway
April 14 – Rockin’ Book Reviews – book spotlight / giveaway
April 15 – Locks, Hooks and Books – book spotlight / giveaway
April 18 – Kam’s Place – book spotlight
April 19 – Westveil Publishing – book spotlight / giveaway
April 20 – Books are a Blessing – book spotlight / giveaway
April 20 – Sadie’s Spotlights – book spotlight / giveaway
April 21 – Jazzy Book Reviews – book spotlight / giveaway
April 22 – Literary Flits – book spotlight / giveaway
April 25 – Mostly Mystery Reviews – book spotlight / giveaway
April 26 – Captive Dreams Window – book spotlight / giveaway
April 27 – Stephanie Jane – book spotlight / giveaway
April 28 – Books for Books – book spotlight
April 29 – 30-something Travel Blog – book spotlight / giveaway
May 2 – Pick A Good Book – book spotlight / giveaway


 

Enter the Giveaway: 

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