Book excerpt from The Seacrest by Aaron Paul Lazar

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This is blurb and excerpt for the contemporary romantic suspense novel, The Seacrest by Aaron
Paul Lazar.


Aaron will be
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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 e-book (Kindle, Nook, PDF), Essentially Yours audio book, narrated by Hannah Seusy, Essentially Yours print book.


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Blurb:
They 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.
Excerpt from The
Seacrest
:
July 2nd, 1997
We collapsed on the sand with the
ball between us, breathing hard and laughing.
“You’re pretty good at this,” she
said.
I leaned back on my arms and
chuckled. “So are you. For a girl.”
She sat up and hit my arm. “What?
For a girl?”
Afraid she’d storm off, I took her
hand and pulled her close to me. “I’m just kidding! Really, you’re good, even
for a guy.”
She smiled that lazy, sweet grin again
and I felt my heart melt.
“Okay. That’s better.”
“What’s your name?” I asked.
“Guess.”
“What?”
“Guess.”
“Okay.” I sat up, furrowed my brow,
and placed fingertips against my temples, staring at her.
“I’m getting something. It’s
coming.”
She laughed and poked my chest. “Oh,
really? What do you see?”
I gave it a shot. “Jennifer?”
She snorted. “No!”
I tried again. “Sarah?”
She giggled. “Heck, no.”
I tried to think of the most popular
names of our generation, hoping it was one of them.
“Allison?”
“Uhnt-uh.” She shook her head.
“Give me a hint.”
“No.”
“Oh, come on!” I frowned. “How can I
guess?”
“You have to.”
“Okay. Hannah? Jessica? Carly?
Jenna? Lisa?”
“No, no, no, no, and no.”
“Hey. How ‘bout if I tell you my
name?”
“What is it?”
I hesitated. “It’s a weird one.”
“Tell me.”
“Okay. It’s Finn.”
She tilted her head. “That’s not
weird. I like it. Finn.” She seemed to taste the letters on her tongue,
enjoying the feel of it. “It’s different. But nice.”
“Okay. Your turn.” I sat forward
expectantly.
“Nope. I’m not telling. You have to
keep guessing.”
I ran through all the names I could
imagine, and didn’t hit on it. Frustrated now, I flopped back on the sand.
“Okay. Then I’m gonna make up a name for you.”
She made a face. “Really?” Quickly,
she leaned over me, her face blocking the sun.
In a sudden rush of feeling, I
wanted to pull her to me, to smother her in kisses, to taste the salt on her
skin.
“Okay, what’s it gonna be? What’s my
new name?”

Author bio
and links:

Aaron
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 and watch for his upcoming
Twilight Times Books releases, Sanctuary (2014), and Virtuoso (2014).
Links:
Twilight
Times Books by multi-award winning author, Aaron Lazar:
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)
HEALEY’S
CAVE (print, eBook, audio book)
TERROR
COMES KNOCKING (print, eBook, audio book)
FOR
KEEPS (print, eBook, audio book)
FOR
THE BIRDS (print, eBook, audio book)
ESSENTIALLY
YOURS (print, eBook, audio book)
SANCTUARY
(2014)
MURDER
ON THE SACANDAGA (~2014)
WRITING
ADVICE:
WRITE LIKE THE WIND, volumes 1, 2, 3 (ebooks and audio books)
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 and 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

The
Seacrest
 will be on sale everywhere it’s sold for only $0.99 today, November 6.

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2 thoughts on “Book excerpt from The Seacrest by Aaron Paul Lazar

  1. Aaron Paul Lazar says:

    Good morning, Lisa!

    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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