Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Finding Jackson

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It's 1977 - Star Wars is breaking records at the box office, Bruce Springsteen's Born to Run tour is taking the country by storm, and born-and-bred Jersey girl Annalise Keller has fallen in love for the first and last time. Hot and charismatic with dreams of making it as a rock star, Keith "Ace" Foxx is everything a teenage girl dreams of. He falls as hard for Anna as she does for him and the two decide to run off to California in search of his big break. Fate has other plans though, and several years and three kids later, Ace has traded in his guitar for a job at the local post office and Anna has become a symbol of all he has given up. Ace spends most nights at the local bar, trying to drink away his anger and resentment.

Flash forward a decade, and their youngest child, Jackson, is headed nowhere fast. In a life filled with meaningless jobs and too much partying, music is his only true escape from the pain of a childhood that abruptly ended one rainy night. The accident had destroyed his family and left him with a slew of unanswered questions.

Everything changes the night Jackson meets Leah. Shy and reserved, she doesn't smoke and barely drinks; she certainly doesn't put out. Not exactly the girl from the Bon Jovi videos he watched as a kid. Yet, before he knows it, she has become his world.

Then, just when it looks like his dreams might come true, betrayal and loss once again threaten everything he holds dear. As Jackson struggles to keep his world from spinning out of control, he knows one thing for sure, the choices he makes now will either be the start of a whole new life, or it just might be the end of him.

read an excerpt...
It was hard enough acting like I was fine when I most definitely wasn’t. Inside I was a complete and utter basket-case and I didn’t need anyone else knowing it. I’d deal with it myself – my way – just like I’d done since I was a kid: tuck it away and try to forget.

Of course, forgetting was best achieved with large amounts of alcohol, which was convenient since most of our gigs were at local bars. It never occurred to me that my efforts would only bring everything to a head…and make me cross a line so deep I feared it would be nearly impossible to uncross.

about Anne Holster...
Anne Holster resides in Northern New Jersey with her husband and two children. When she's not writing she enjoys spending time with her family, playing tennis and reading angsty romance novels. She is currently working on her fourth book.

more about Anne...

What is your favorite TV show?

That’s an easy question because my all-time favorite television show is Six Feet Under. For anyone who’s not heard of it, Six Feet Under was an HBO series that ran from 2001-2005 and centered around the Fisher family who ran a funeral home out of their house. It was a dark comedy that starred Michael C. Hall (Dexter) and Peter Kraus among others. I’ve watched the series several times and yet am still reduced to tears when watching the final episode. If you haven’t seen it, definitely check it out.

What is your favorite meal?
My favorite meal is eggplant parmigiana but it has to be cooked by my Dad since no one’s compares to his! Even the finest Italian restaurants can’t seem to hold a candle to my Pop’s! Truth!

If you were to write a series of novels, what would it be about?
I’m a sucker for a new adult/college/rock star romance so, yes, if I was going to write a series it would have to center around that. Remember, the key to success is writing something that you, yourself, would want to read.

Is there a writer you idolize? If so, who?
I can’t say that there’s one particular writer that I idolize although I do have several go-to authors that I’ll read during my downtime between writing.

How did you come up with the title of this book?
My new book ‘Finding Jackson’ was originally titled ‘Losing Leah’. I got a lot of push-back from my beta-readers because they felt that the book was about so much more than Jackson and Leah’s relationship. I eventually began to see where they were coming from and after tossing a few other ideas out I finally came up with ‘Finding Jackson’. In the end, I felt it was perfect.

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  1. Thank you for hosting my tour! I'll be stopping by throughout the day to answer any questions!

  2. Replies
    1. Thank you Rita! I'm glad you were able to stop by!

  3. I appreciate getting to hear about your book. Thank you for sharing!

    1. You're welcome James! Always a pleasure hearing from you!

  4. I'm glad you enjoyed the post Victoria! Thank you for stopping by!

  5. I'm glad you enjoyed the interview, Glenda! Thank you for stopping by!

  6. Another new-to-me author. Thanks for the giveaway

  7. Sounds like an interesting read. I grew up in the 70s, so I'll be able to relate to that part of the book.

  8. The cover looks amazing and it sounds like a really good book.


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