Book blast stop for romance novel Stealing Fire by Susan Sloate

Today is a book blast tour stop for the romance novel Stealing Fire by Susan Sloate. The novel was a quarter-finalist (Top
5%) in the 2012 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award Contest.



Susan will be awarding a notebook (perfect for journaling) to a lucky commentor during the tour. To be entered for a chance to win, leave a comment below. To increase your chances of winning, visit other tour stops and leave comments there, too.


Blurb:
“How do you recognize your soulmate?
In glittery 1980’s Los Angeles, Beau Kellogg is a brilliant
Broadway lyricist now writing advertising jingles and yearning for one
more hit to compensate for his miserable marriage and disappointing life.
Amanda Harary, a young singer out of synch with her
contemporaries, works at a small New York hotel, while she dreams
of singing on Broadway.
When they meet late at night over the hotel switchboard, what
begins will bring them each unexpected success, untold joy, and piercing
heartache … until they learn that some connections, however improbable, are
meant to last forever.
STEALING FIRE is, at its heart, a story for romantics
everywhere, who believe in the transformative power of love.”
STEALING FIRE was a Quarter-Finalist (Top 5%) in the 2012 Amazon
Breakthrough Novel Award Contest.
Excerpt:
Oh, God, it was him, the bastard who had
upset the switchboard operators and bellowed through the lobby loudly enough to
alert all five boroughs. At three o’clock in the morning, asking for room
service. Unbelievable.
Amanda leaned back in her chair. Her
stomach was tightening inexplicably. “I’m sorry,” she said finally,
when she could control her voice. “Room Service closes at midnight.”
There was a pause. “Oh. What time is
it now?”
She looked at her watch. “Ten after
three.”
“Then whom am I speaking to?”
“I’m the night operator. This is the
main switchboard.”
“Well, main switchboard, you must all
sound alike down there. I could swear I talked to you earlier tonight.”
Well, how about that. “You’ve got a
good ear, 704. I was on duty earlier.”
“Good Lord. How long are the shifts around
here?”
“Eight hours for everybody else. I’m
working a double today.”
“Why?”
“Maybe I just love it here.”
“I guess you do. But I hope you’re
well compensated.”
Trust a man to think of money first.
“That’s not my major concern.”
“Glad to hear it.”
Okay, enough’s enough.  It’s been a long day, made even longer by
him. No reason to shoot the breeze with this guy. “Excuse me, I have other
callers. Sorry I couldn’t help you.”
“Well, better luck with them.”
“Look, if you’d called earlier—”
“Absolutely. My fault entirely, for
falling asleep after a cross-country flight, a time change and a screw-up in
hotel administration. Forget I even mentioned it.” The phone clicked in
her ear.
She sat for some moments before she
noticed she was trembling. This was the second time he’d undermined her—and it
bothered her.
Author Information:
Susan Sloate is the author of 20 published
books, including FORWARD TO CAMELOT (with Kevin Finn), an alternative history
of the JFK assassination, STEALING FIRE, an autobiographical love story, and REALIZING
YOU (with Ron Doades), for which she invented a new genre – the self-help novel.
FORWARD TO CAMELOT was a #6 Amazon bestseller,
took honors in 3 literary competitions and was optioned for film production by
a Hollywood company. STEALING FIRE was a quarter-finalist in the 2012 Amazon
Breakthrough Novel Award Contest.
Susan has also written young-adult fiction and
non-fiction, including RAY CHARLES: FIND ANOTHER WAY!, which won a silver medal
in the 2007 Children’s Moonbeam Book Awards, AMELIA EARHART: CHALLENGING THE
SKIES, a perennial Amazon bestseller, and MYSTERIES UNWRAPPED: THE SECRETS OF
ALCATRAZ, which led to her appearance on a special for The History Channel in
2009, as well as books for five girls’ fiction series.

As a screenwriter, she has written an
informational film for McGraw-Hill Films and optioned two scripts to Hollywood
production companies. As a sportswriter, she’s covered the Los Angeles Dodgers,
the Pittsburgh Pirates and the New York Mets. She’s also managed two recent
political campaigns, founded the East Cooper Authors Festival (which put 18
professional authors in 17 area schools in one day) and serves on the Culture,
Arts and Pride Commission of the Town of Mount Pleasant.


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