Hello lovelies! I’m back with another new and exciting ProMo for you 🙂
I often receive emails from authors asking me to review their books, and although their book does sound incredibly interesting I’m just too busy to read them at that moment. I always feel horrible when this happens because I love finding new books and authors and sharing my opinions with all of you. Fortunately, ProMo is a place where I get to share with you some of these books which I don’t have time to read but would still like to give a little spotlight on my blog incase you think it sounds good and would like to pick it up.
Title: The Girl at the Bar
Author: Nicholas Nash
Genre: Sci-Fi, Mystery, Thriller
Published: 1st February 2017
Publisher: Fireflies Publishing, LLC
Synopsis from Goodreads
Rebecca, a brilliant cancer researcher, disappears after a one-night stand with a neurotic man with a questionable past.
Her sudden disappearance in the midst of a high-stakes quest to cure cancer between two rival billionaires sets into motion an inexplicable chain of events as the bodies start to pile up.
No one knows why she disappeared. The race to find answers ensnares everyone around her, one of whom is a deeply disturbed psychopath lurking in the shadows.
Is Rebecca still alive? What happened to her? Who did it? And why? Questions about her vex everyone looking for answers. No one can be trusted and no one is above suspicion…
Q1. Let’s get to know you better, what’s a random fact about yourself?
A. I used to be a fast food junkie for a long time, eating pizza, fries and the like. I started eating healthy food recently and try to eat salads, fruits and Greek yogurt as part of my meals. My current indulgence is Spanish tapas with red wine. I’ve been trying them in different cities across the U.S. I may now be the leading authority on Spanish tapa restaurants in the U.S.!
The most recent ones I visited were Aatxe and Lolinda in San Francisco, both in the Mission District. If you go to Aatxe, be sure to sit on the table overlooking the kitchen. It’s a delight to eat and watch the food being cooked at the same time.
Q2. What made you want to become a writer?
A. I’ve always wanted to write a book but was held back by my fears. One fine day, I opened a blank document in Word and started writing the first thing that came into my head and I kept going till I had several pages of THE GIRL AT THE BAR laid out. I read and re-read those pages and was surprised at the nascent storyline on those pages. That’s when I realized that I had something special and I needed to continue writing that story.
Q3. For all of us non-writers, where do you find your inspiration from?
A. I write about things, events and people that interest me. I write about things that I would like to read. I meet a lot of interesting people, read about interesting events, facts or people. The characters in my stories and the settings are basically composites of each of these. I pick and choose the most interesting parts and put them together and write about it. Inspiration can come from anywhere, just look around.
Q4. What’s the thing you most love and hate about writing?
A. I enjoy writing a lot, so I sit down on weekends and write as a form of relaxation. I live in New York City so the week is always a very hectic time for me. I like bringing interesting characters to life in the story.
Promoting a book is a tedious process compared to writing. That is one aspect that I wish was easier. However, it gives me a chance to connect with readers, so that’s the saving grace.
Q5. Who is your all-time favourite author and why?
A. I love Ayn Rand. She really wrote about what she believed in. You may not agree with everything she wrote but you could sense the passion and the energy in her stories. Her books are always full of interesting characters, each of who were carefully profiled and presented to the reader. It’s been so many years since she wrote The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged, but you could still read them today and get immersed in the story.
Q6. How many books, novellas, short stories etc have you written? Tell us a little bit about them and where we can find them.
A. Well, THE GIRL AT THE BAR is my first book and it is available on Amazon, Kobo, Barnes & Noble (online) and several other booksellers.
Q7. What are you currently working on? What’s it about?
A. I am currently working on my second novel set during the last days of World War II. The book title is still under wraps because I don’t want to give the story setting away just yet. There was an interesting time period during the Second World War that I chose as the backdrop.
Hitler died, having committed suicide, on April 30th, 1945 but the war in Europe did not end with his death. Germany continued fighting the Allies and surrendered only a week later on May 7th, 1945. During these days between his death and eventual German surrender, an unimaginable series of events took place that remains unexplained and shrouded in mystery to this very day. My second novel revolves around one of those events during that period of uncertainty, with my imagination filling in the blanks that history has left unanswered forever.
I first read about it a few years ago and I always wondered to myself, “What exactly happened there? Why did the retreating Germans do that? Who was really responsible? What were they thinking?”
I searched and searched and searched and never found any satisfactory answers. That was when I said to myself, “Hmm, that’s interesting. The magnitude of what happened then was immense and here we are over 70 years later and we still don’t know much about it.” That’s when I decided to write my second book around these bizarre events.
The first chapter of my second book will be available to all readers of THE GIRL AT THE BAR.
Q8. And finally, what is your favourite genre to write about and why?
A. I enjoy writing mystery thrillers because that’s what I enjoy reading or watching. As a writer, the key challenge with mystery thrillers is to divulge just enough about the final mystery that a reader feels that she had all the clues right there in front of her when the final mystery is revealed. It’s about finding the right balance of information to give to the reader and that’s a hard thing to do as a writer, but also very satisfying when you get there. I want the reader to get hit in the head when they read the final reveal. It’s an adrenaline rush for me.
Get in touch with Author at…
- Email – firstname.lastname@example.org
- Website – authornicholasnash.com
- Instagram – @NicholasNashAuthor
- Facebook – @AuthorNicholasNash
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