Friday, January 27, 2023

Virtual Book Tour + #Giveaway: A Reservoir Man by Louis J Ambrosio @GoddessFish


A Reservoir Man

by L.J. Ambrosio

GENRE: Fiction


A Reservoir Man, critics have hailed this explosive and timely work as “a must-read coming-of-age story of 2022.” Twists and turns further pull the reader in to Michael’s action-packed tale, with powerful themes, from betrayal and family to secrets and identity. “Be sure not to blink because you just might miss a pivotal moment in Michael’s rousing, larger-than-life story.” -- R.C. Gibson, “This book is a dream, a gamble, a utopia, even.” -- Kalyan Panja, Bookmarkks.

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Michael had now become, after these last six months, a little more world weary and worse for the wear. Sitting on his bench, entering his last year at college. Michael still had not found his soul or his truth. His emphasis on sex was unfulfilling and empty. He wandered in the shadowy corners, the lightless streets, leading to a dead end and the darkness of an empty truck. Loneliness had become a fixture of Michael’s being. He longed for a few hours to be with Carol, Claire, or Raphael.

One day, while sitting on the bench, Michael heard in the distance Otis Reading’s “The Dock of The Bay” playing on a portable radio. The music came closer and closer and then quickly turned to the Four Tops' “Reach Out (I’ll be There).”

Picking up his head, Michael saw this extremely attractive ethnic guy standing right above him. Michael said ‘hello,’ and the young man answered.

My name is Nick. Do you dance?”

Michael said, “Sort of, but I do not have much of a chance to go dancing.”

You want to go tonight?” Nick asked with a smile, and he started to sing “Baby I Need Your Loving” by the Four Tops.

Michael became a little concerned about the message of the song, so he suggested that they might talk over coffee before they venture out dancing. Michael decided to cut his next two classes and have coffee.

They spent hours talking about their lives. Nick was older than Michael by nine years. Nick said he had to prepare for graduation as did Michael. He was in the school for Education and would be graduating that year.

He was first generation Greek from Cyprus and spoke fluent Greek. His family lived in Harlem on 137th Street off Broadway. He had siblings, a brother and sister. Michael was taken by him. He made him laugh and feel amazingly comfortable. Nick invited Michael to dinner Saturday night. His mother would make Doimadakia, Humus, Tzataki and Moussaka. Michael agreed to go.

Nick’s parents were great. His mother was shy, his father a little less. They spoke with a broken accent, which Michael loved. They had a great dinner and talked a lot. Michael learned a lot about Cyprus.

Nick said after dinner, "Dancing, right?”

Interview with L.J. Ambrosio

How many books have you written and which is your favorite?

Two books one released the other to be released in early summer

If you’re planning a sequel, can you share a tiny bit about your plans for it?’

The sequel if you would call it is a buddy novel

Do you want each book to stand on its own, or are you trying to build a body of work with connections between each book?

The theme will always connect the story wont—my quest for freedom and the truth is the sole reason I have a desire to write.

How did you come up with the title for your book?

The reservoir where I grew up was a place where I

learnt about people and life.

How long did it take you to write this book?

The current book 4 months the new book 3 months both 4 days a week for 3 hours.

What does the title mean?

The haunting of corruption and its temptation

What did you learn when writing the book

How insightful I am

What surprised you the most?

My command of syntax

Have you ever killed off a character your readers loved?

The new novel

What do you do to get inside your character’s

I don’t know---I have met so many people in my life that my resource of characters are abundant,

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 also distinguished himself as an award-winning film producer and novelist over the course of his impressive career. He taught at 7 universities in the United States.


A signed copy of the book

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Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thanks for hosting!

Sherry said...

I really enjoyed the excerpt and look forward to reading the book.