Thursday, August 3, 2023

Virtual Tour + #Giveaway: Reflections on the Boulevard by L.J. Ambrosio @authorlambrosio @GoddessFish


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.

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They continued and arrived in Flagstaff, late at night. The motel looked just like the Bates Motel. Michael hurriedly got Ron into the room, which faced the Grand Canyon. Michael had reservations so they were able to get into the room quickly. Michael went outside, standing on the porch, feeling a significant pressure on his chest.

The air is not meshing well with the smoke in my lungs,” Michael said to himself. When he got back to the room, Ron was already sleeping with Rhonda on his leg.

The next morning, Michael got up early and woke Ron telling him to wash his face. He then took Ron to the door of their room, opened it, and walked outside. Ron just gaped at the sight of the Grand Canyon. The colors and the sun bouncing off these jagged cliffs looked like cut out mountains from a magazine.

He turned to Michael, he said, “It looks like a painted drop! Not real. How was this created? What events led to this? I understand all the bullshit you learn in Earth Science, but this is so much more.”

Michael noticed a little tear in Ron’s eye, shed for the beauty, for the nature that Michael had always talked to him about.

Those guys in New England, those Transcendentalists, they knew the answer, this is God. This is it! I know we will leave but I will never forget this, and the emotions it moves in me.”

Alright I have a surprise. We are off to the North Rim of the Canyon. We are taking an entire day tour of the North Rim on the Katibah trail, exploring the inner canyons. We will travel on mules.” 

Interview with LJ Ambrosio

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

I am on my third now they are all my favorites

If you’re planning a sequel, can you share a tiny bit about your

plans for it?

The third book is called Exile –I well into writing it. It's the last of the trilogy.

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 connection of the three books is the development of three characters and their quest for truth and freedom. Each book will stand alone because the journeys are different though the conclusions might be similar.

How long did it take you to write this book?

The first book took three months without editing and the final draft of this book (the second in the series) took three months with editing.

What did you learn when writing the book?

A lot of self-reflection.

What surprised you the most?

The value of an editor in the process—I was lucky I had a great one on this book

Have you ever killed off a character your readers loved?

No---if my readers loved her or him why would I? And since the book was written already how would I know that my readers would like someone who I might kill off?

What do you do to get inside your character’s head?

Go into my own.

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.

Connect with Louis J. Ambrosio

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Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thank you for hosting~

Marcy Meyer said...

Sounds like a good coming of age story. I like the excerpt and interview.

Rita Wray said...

Sounds like a good book.

Sherry said...

This sounds like a good book.

LJ Ambrosio said...

thank you or having me you have a very interesting site---very easy to navigate again thank you

LJ Ambrosio said...

Nancy the book is great the reviews have been astonishing and very insightful--i hope you get a chance to read it it is funny heartfelt and somewhat sad (a little). thank you for your thoughts

LJ Ambrosio said...

Sherry is a great book --catch some reviews on amagon and goodread or better yet to to my websit thanks

LJ Ambrosio said...


Daniel M said...

looks like a fun one

sherry fundin said...

I loved this book!
sherry @ fundinmental

sherry fundin said...

I loved your answer LJ about getting into your own head. You made me do that too. I loved the book and I am eager to see what's coming next in the trilogy.
sherry @ fundinmental