Sometimes when blog tour organizers are going through all of the blogs and querying for blog tours--we contact someone that REALLY does not want to be bothered with a potential blog tour. And sometimes, when said blog tour organizer doesn't mark her form, she contacts that blogger twice.
So, Alicia, this is to make up for bugging you not once, but twice. I get to tell people about your great book. It's a hell of a penance, but it had to be done. (Note, four and half-stars on Amazon with fifty reviews--so obviously pretty good.)
Thank you, Alicia, for being such a good sport. And please note, while you should contact this woman to tell her how good her book is--do NOT, whatever you do, contact this woman for a blog tour she's not interested in.
People, check out her book below:
IN A WORLD WHERE INSTANT LOVE IS PRIZED, WHAT IS INTEGRITY WORTH?
Reclusive ex-physician Kary Ashe transmutes personal tragedy into beloved best-selling novels. Actor Andrew O’Connell revels in the enviable status of leading man, with a reputation for perfectionism, an Irish temper, and broken hearts in his wake. Reigning Hollywood princess Bianca Doyle fears she’s already past her peak, and schemes to cement her position in the pantheon with Andrew as mate.
When Kary appears on a NY talk show to support a cherished cause, and becomes obsessed by fellow guest Andrew, movie star, she thinks she’s safe because she will never see him again. While Bianca, watching the show from far-off LA, is confident she can offer Andrew her own coveted insider rank.
But his next movie is filming near Kary’s Sanctuary, with Bianca as costar. Can Kary risk friendship with this intriguing man? Or will Bianca seduce him and meld her star to his? And will either ultimately satisfy Andrew’s twin lusts for fame and love?
Pride’s Children PURGATORY is a powerful literary debut. You don’t read PURGATORY, you live it. A deeply psychological experience, without flinching, from the driver’s seat right behind the eyeballs of three passionate people who can’t all get what they want. The choices, the devastating decisions, the consequences are all presented with the intimacy of a conscience. Ehrhardt conveys to you the gut-wrenching secrets of a disabled writer at the peak of her powers, a charismatic actor waiting in the spot where lightning strikes, and a ruthless woman who sees a golden future if she can but stick the Hollywood landing once and for all, as if you were wearing their skin.
Buy in ebook and print. Free in KU.
And keep an eye out for her next upcoming novel: Pride's Children: Netherworld!
Praise for Pride's Children: Purgatory
Colm Herron, Irish author of The Wake (And What Jeremiah Did Next), The Fabricator, and Further Adventures of James Joyce: "I was there, Alicia. THERE, in that sweaty studio, aware of the audience, rooting for Kary, contemptuous of Dana until, well, until I saw for sure that she was more than a plastic chat-show hostess. I wondered what Andrew was thinking. I could guess. I think his snort was involuntary and then thought better of. No better tribute can I pay than all that I've written above. I don't make this comment idly. This to me is top gear."
Herbert Collins (Saskatchewan), reader: "It definitely works for me. I feel Andrew's emotions, and feel for him. You have successfully given your readers a story that appeals to men and women. It is wonderfully written."
"Pride's Children has helped me to look inside myself and see many things I need to see and deal with. I have never read a work of fiction that has touched me so powerfully! I love it and will be rereading many times."
J. E. Hallows, author of Rebellious Rogue: "I've just finished reading Pride's Children [Book 1]. That last chapter was beautiful. Probably the most moving chapter of all, which is a great way to end the story."
Kevin Gebhard, American actor, screenwriter, and author of The Steeps: "You're right-on. It's hard to believe you're not writing this from [a movie] set."
"Oh, to be in a writer's head. Living amongst imaginary people. What could be better? But then comes the actual writing part. You caught it all."
"You really know how to write this stuff-like you were tucked in a coffee shop on Rodeo Drive (I lived in L.A. for five years)."
About the Author:
About Alicia Butcher EhrhardtAlicia Butcher Ehrhardt is hard at work on the next novel in the Pride's Children trilogy, working title NETHERWORLD, scheduled for publication later this year.
Follow her on PridesChildren.com to be informed when her next story is available.
A voracious reader, she had always intended to write fiction, and, now retired, dedicates her whole life - when not spending time with her husband, family, and chinchilla - to exploring the concepts of integrity in relationships, and the psychological questions of why people do what they do and make the choices they make, including their life partners.
She has devoted the past twenty-some years to learning to write to the standards of the early classics she was steeped in, as she believes that messages in fiction must be surrounded by the utmost in quality entertainment, and that fiction is the most powerful tool we have for slipping through the barriers we put up around our hearts and our minds.
As a writer, she's published traditionally in short story. She's been featured on Wattpad, where her story Too Late has received 67K reads, and where her debut novel Pride's Children: PURGATORY was serialized and currently has over 20K reads.
When she's not writing, you can find her enjoying the hummingbirds in her garden of perennials designed for them, or singing.
Discover more about her opinionated opinions and quirky writing methods on her writing blog, at liebjabberings.wordpress.com.
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