by Alexandra Forry
Evelyn turned toward the lights of the city. The view was breathtaking as she stood looking down on Las Vegas, lovingly wrapped in Tony’s arms. It was a moment she would keep deep in her heart, forever. “Look at this—The City of Gold!” Evelyn exclaimed as Tony kissed her forehead. “And it’s all ours, Eve!”
Thus begins a heartwarming and harrowing tale of life and forbidden love lost to one generation and found in the next. Caught between a turbulent love triangle that shook the very foundations of the Mafia’s Las Vegas Empire, and a deadly struggle for wealth and power, Mob Boss and “King of Las Vegas” Tony Torino, his mistress hustler and onetime showgirl Evelyn Rosenberg, and her husband top Chicago mobster Charlie “Gus” Rosenberg live and love in defiance of the violent and unforgiving laws of the Mafia. All that remains is Evelyn’s carefully preserved diary left by Gus to be discovered by his daughter Adriane and Tony’s son Victor as they pack up her late father’s belongings. Through the vivid and brilliant use of flashbacks, juxtaposed with current events, we witness one of the most beautiful and ill-fated love stories of the last century. As Victor, a forest ranger who fled his family’s Mob past, and Adriane, an attorney being pressured to work for the Mafia, read through the diary old hatreds and new alliances rise leaving us to wonder if history will repeat itself.
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“Come sit down,” Tony said as he led her to the couch.
They fell into an embrace, as the rain continued to pound the window.
“I keep thinking a lot about our night in Chicago,” she whispered, breaking the silence.
She looked up to see a grin spreading across his face while he played with her hands. “Yes, that night was very special to me, Eve.”
“Yes, it was to me, too. We never really talked about it. Tony, why were you gone when I woke up?” They looked at each other with longing in their eyes.
“What would have happened if we had spent the whole weekend together? Going to the wedding together; me meeting your son. Only to have you leave me to fly back home?”
“But you called a month later, telling me that you were coming out.”
“Eve, my intent was to fly to Las Vegas just to see you. Then I found out that Sadie was pregnant, that lead to a bad miscarriage and that’s why I backed out. When I finally got out here you were with Gus.”
“I was really looking forward to seeing you, Tony, when you called to tell me that you…”
“I’m here now, Eve, that’s what really matters,” he whispered lovingly. She felt the sexual tension building up between them as he ran his hand down her cheek.
“It’s funny how you end up meeting someone, never knowing that someone will be an important part of your life.”
It is my pleasure to feature Alexandra Forry, author of Timeless Endings, on Room With Books. Thank you for agreeing to an interview. I know time is at a premium during a book tour!
Tell me about Timeless Endings and what inspired you to write it?
Timeless Endings had started off as a simple Fanfic. I decided to try my hand at writing a Fanfiction to the 1995 movie Casino, a short story on my interpretation of the Nicky and Ginger’s affair. Then I thought to take it forward a generation and let their children (Ginger’s daughter and Nicky’s son) sift through the intrigue that colored their parents’ lives. I felt like it should continue in book form. I spent a few years on it and I was lucky to meet a person that really had a hand with my book.
When you start writing a new novel, do you outline the story or do your characters dictate what will happen?
I have to say that I have to sit down at my computer and let the story and its characters out of my head.
Do you ever have arguments with your characters and who usually wins?
Yes, and I not telling you who winds up winning the fight… He,He,He!
What is something about you your readers would be surprised to know?
I have never had a boyfriend at all. That would be very surprised to know since I have a great romantic imagination!!
If you could write with any other author who would it be any why?
To tell you the truth I would love to write with one of my friends, author Dennis N. Griffin. That would be very great! I think that he’s a great author and I could see us writing a fiction base story about the mob or some mystery in Las Vegas.
When you were little what did you dream of becoming when you grew up?
I’m happy to say that I’m doing what I always dreamed of doing when I grew up.
When what prompted you to begin writing?
Great Question, I grew up writing short stories and such. A few years ago, I set a goal that if I didn’t get a book out by last year, that I’d find another way to make a living. I’m glad to have met my goal.
What music inspires your writing?
It depend on what mood I’m in or what scene I happen to be writing, I like almost all kinds of music and they all inspire my writing. I can’t live without music!
What is your favorite breakfast? I just love omelets. My Papa makes one of the greatest omelet in the world.
What is your favorite color? The color purple is my all-time favorite color!! I had such a beautiful purple bedroom once.
What is your favorite movie? Oh gosh, my all-time favorite movie had to be Casino (1995). Let’s just say no movie can ever replace it in my heart. If someone ever remakes it someday, you can bet that I’ll be one of first to see it at the midnight showing.
What is your dream car? I can’t drive due to my CP, but my dream car is a Jeep. I always liked Jeep’s because you can go anywhere in them and look great!
How can our readers find you? Please go to my main website www.alexandraforry.com and there you can see all the details on my books and where to buy them and links to find me on Facebook and such.
I appreciate your time, Alexandra, and for allowing Room With Books to be part of your tour!
Alexandra Forry was born and raised in Las Vegas, Nevada. She has Cerebral Palsy but that doesn’t stop her from doing what she wants! Omerta Affair was her first novel, then she came out with Timeless Endings, which is the same story line as Omerta Affair but aimed as a woman’s romance. Alexandra is currently working on her fourth novel. She enjoys being a member of the Las Vegas Romance Writers as well as RWA.
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