November 6 2013

Lazar, Aaron Paul: The Seacrest

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The Seacrest

by Aaron Paul Lazar

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3D The Seacrest 3D ImageThey say it’s better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.

Finn McGraw disagrees.

He was just seventeen when he had a torrid summer affair with the girl who stole his heart—and then inexplicably turned on him. Finn may have moved on with his life, but he’s never forgotten her.

Now, ten years later, he’s got more than his lost love to worry about. A horrific accident turns his life upside down, resurrecting the ghosts of his long-dead family and taking the lives of the few people he has left.

Finn always believed his estranged brother was responsible for the fire that killed their family—but an unexpected inheritance with a mystery attached throws everything he knows into doubt.

And on top of that, the beguiling daughter of his wealthy employer has secrets of her own. But the closer he gets, the harder she pushes him away.

The Seacrest is a story of intrigue and betrayal, of secrets and second chances—and above all, of a love that never dies.

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EXCERPT:

Excerpt from The Seacrest by Aaron Paul Lazar, © 2013

July 2, 1997

3D The Seacrest 3D ImageI’ll never forget the day I fell in love with her.

There she stood, all tall and lanky, dark hair blowing in the breeze as if it loved caressing her face.

She held a beach ball and faced the sea.

She was sixteen.

That’s all it took. That one salty, sandy, sunshiny day—forever staked in my memory.

Her father had claimed a spot on Paines Creek Beach, right next to ours. They laid out a red-and-white striped blanket and matching umbrella with beach chairs, a cooler filled with watermelon and soda, and white paper bags that smelled of fries and burgers.

I’d settled on a beach towel next to my grandfather, Dex McGraw, surreptitiously watching them.

Gramps sat beside me, drinking from a cold thermos of gin and ice, his favorite. He sat with his shirt off and long legs stretched out, his head back and shaggy silver-blond hair glinting in the sun. He always told me his time was “before the hippies,” but I had a feeling he would have made a good one. He was one helluva rebel. And he always stood up for what was right, no matter what.

He saw me watching the girl and casually appraised her, gray eyes slit and his head nodding in approval. With a low whisper, he turned to me. “Pretty girl.”

I know I blushed, because at sixteen that’s all I seemed to do when girls were involved. “Yeah. I guess.” I traced circles in the sand with my forefinger. The sun burned the skin on my back and shoulders, although I’d slathered plenty of sunscreen on earlier at my mother’s insistence.

 

The Seacrest” is on sale everywhere it’s sold for 99¢ today only!

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AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Author Photo July 2013Aaron Paul Lazar writes to soothe his soul. An award-winning author of three addictive mystery series, writing books, and a new love story, Aaron enjoys the Genesee Valley countryside in upstate New York, where his characters embrace life, play with their dogs and grandkids, grow sumptuous gardens, and chase bad guys. Visit his website at http://www.lazarbooks.com and watch for his upcoming Twilight Times Books releases, SANCTUARY (2014), and VIRTUOSO (2014).

Links: Author’s website / Author’s collaborative writing blog / Author’s personal blog

These are the places to connect with Aaron Lazar:

Facebook / Twitter / Goodreads / Amazon Author Page / Linked In / Google+

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Twilight Times Books by multi-award winning author, Aaron Lazar

LEGARDE MYSTERIES

DOUBLE FORTÉ (print, eBook, audio book)

UPSTAGED (print, eBook, audio book)

TREMOLO: CRY OF THE LOON (print, eBook, audio book)

MAZURKA (print, eBook, audio book)

FIRESONG (print, eBook, audio book)

DON’T LET THE WIND CATCH YOU (print, eBook, audio book)

VIRTUOSO (~2014)

MOORE MYSTERIES

HEALEY’S CAVE (print, eBook, audio book)

TERROR COMES KNOCKING (print, eBook, audio book)

FOR KEEPS (print, eBook, audio book)

TALL PINES MYSTERIES

FOR THE BIRDS (print, eBook, audio book)

ESSENTIALLY YOURS (print, eBook, audio book)

SANCTUARY (2014)

MURDER ON THE SACANDAGA (~2014)

STANDALONES

THE SEACREST

WRITING ADVICE

WRITE LIKE THE WIND, volumes 1, 2, 3 (ebooks and audio books)

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AWARDS

Double Forté

2012 ForeWord BOTYA, Mystery, FINALIST

Tremolo: cry of the loon

2013 Eric Hoffer Book Awards: Grand Prize Short List

2013 Eric Hoffer Book Awards: Honorable Mention, Eric Hoffer Legacy Fiction

2011 Global eBook Award Finalist in Historical Fiction Contemporary

2011 Preditors & Editors Readers Choice Award – 2nd place Mystery

2008 Yolanda Renée’s Top Ten Books

2008 MYSHELF Top Ten Reads

For the Birds

2011 ForeWord Book Awards, FINALIST in Mystery

2012 Carolyn Howard-Johnson’s Top 10 Reads

Essentially Yours

2013 EPIC Book Awards, FINALIST in Suspense

2013 Eric Hoffer Da Vinci Eye Award Finalist

Healey’s Cave

2012 EPIC Book Awards WINNER Best Paranormal

2011 Eric Hoffer Book Award, WINNER Best Book in Commercial Fiction

2011 Finalist for Allbooks Review Editor’s Choice

2011 Winner of Carolyn Howard Johnson’s 9th Annual Noble (not Noble!) Prize for Literature

2011 Finalists for Global EBook Awards

Terror Comes Knocking

2013 Global Ebook Awards, Paranormal – Bronze

For Keeps

2013 Semi Finalist in Kindle Book Review Book Awards, Mystery Category

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Aaron will be awarding at random six individual prizes to six randomly drawn commenters during the tour: For the Birds eBook(Kindle, Nook, or PDF), For the Birds Audio Book narrated by Hannah Seusy, For the Birds print book, Essentially Yours eBook (Kindle, Nook, PDF), Essentially Yours Audio Book, narrated by Hannah Seusy, Essentially Yours print book.

 

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2 COMMENTS :

  1. By Aaron Paul Lazar on

    Hi, Patricia!

    Thanks so much for having me here today. If you or your readers do happen to read/review The Seacrest, I’d love to see it on Amazon if you have the time and opportunity. I’m looking to grow my 19 reviews to 100! LOL. We’ll see what happens with that! ;o)

    If your fans/readers have questions, feel free to ask them, below! I’ll be at work during the day, but I can take breaks and will stop in at lunch to see how we’re doing!

    Warmest regards, Aaron

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