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Nov 6, 2013

Super Book Blast and Giveaway: The Seacrest by Aaron Paul Lazar

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Welcome to The Seacrest by Aaron Paul Lazar's blog tour stop here at Journey with Books. You're going to get a little sneak peek at this Romantic Suspense novel. Plus, there's a giveaway for you guys down below. Believe me, you wouldn't want to miss it.

The Seacrest

Title: The Seacrest
Author: Aaron Paul Lazar
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Paperback: 312 pages
Date Published: October 21, 2013
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1493548670
ISBN-13: 978-1493548675

Book 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.

Book Excerpt:

July 2, 2013

Life can change in the blink of an eye. This blink came when a cop car cruised up The Seacrest’s white shell driveway on a hot Saturday in July. 

I’ll never forget the moment. You know how folks remember where they were when John Lennon died? Or when President Kennedy was assassinated? It was like that, every detail stamped into my brain, forever. 

A fresh breeze laden with the scent of the sea rustled blue flowers in a nearby hydrangea hedge. Hot and sweaty, I stood in the blazing sun, feeling like a fool. I’d just finished weed wacking around the paddock fence posts. Unfortunately, said weed wacker had spooked Libby Vanderhorn’s favorite mare, Serendipity, who I secretly called Dippy, because she was such a loose cannon. She’d bucked three times and knocking down several fence boards. Libby was a good rider, but this time she’d landed in a sprawling heap on the soft dirt, swearing at me. 

The boss’s gorgeous, stuck-up daughter didn’t mince words, and the sting of her accusations still sounded in my head. How stupid can you be, Finn? What’s wrong with you?

Libby’s father held great power on Cape Cod. Rudolph Vanderhorn sat on so many boards, I’d lost count. His father’s fish canning company made a fortune back in the eighties, and he and his daughter had enjoyed the spoils ever since. 

I stooped to pick up a hammer from my toolbox, planning to reattach the fence boards before any of Libby’s horses got hurt on the protruding nails. Curious now, I watched the Brewster Police car circle the long drive, heading toward the mansion. The local authorities stopped by every few days to discuss town matters with my boss. But today the blue light was flashing, which didn’t look like a casual visit. 

A shudder went through me, and I turned cold. Something bad had happened. I sensed it.

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About the Author:

Aaron Paul Lazar
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 at and watch for his upcoming Twilight Times Books releases, SANCTUARY (2014), and VIRTUOSO (2014).

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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)

THE SEACREST (coming fall of 2013)


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

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


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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  1. Good morning, Lady Krishna Asi!

    Thanks for having me here today. If you 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,


  2. Goddess Fish PromosNovember 06, 2013 8:32 PM

    Thank you for hosting.

  3. I'm still laughing about the naked neighbor. Pity he's not hero material.


  4. Goddess Fish PromosNovember 07, 2013 8:06 PM

    Thank you for hosting

  5. I love the sounds of the Vulgar Tounge! I've got to get my hands on that book!

    andralynn7 AT gmail DOT com

  6. I agree with all you needs, Collette. I can't write anywhere but at my desk., and my books wouldn't be any where near as good without my CPs. Tweeted and shared.

  7. Good morning! As I look out my writing room window, I'm thinking it's going to be a stormy day here. It's pouring and leaves are blowing every-which-way.

    Thank you so much for hosting and for the lovely review. You're so right about ideas being recycled...Coming up with something new and believable can be a challenge.

  8. Oh, Andra, the things I've read in that book. Good for several giggles.

  9. Mary, I know! It's gotten to where I'm afraid to look out my writing room window because there he might be in all his glory...or lack thereof!

  10. Goodness! Good thing your neighbour has not made you turn to write horror or comedy instead of romance!

    I love the excerpt! I have a copy of The Viscount's Vow in my TBR list & now I can't wait to read it.

  11. Well, my comment just went poof so let me try again. If I end up posting twice, sorry. Anyway, great post, Collette. Love the neighbor story, and thank God for blinds. :-)

  12. I like the ten must haves. I love my sticky notes, use them constantly. Your neighbor sounds like a weirdo. lol

  13. Great interview! Loved the excerpt!

  14. This is the first time I've visited your blog, Journey With Books. There are so many blogs in cyberspace; it takes a while to gravitate to those you enjoy reading.

    My home town is Portland, Oregon, so I can appreciate what backyard Collette must have. I like desks and chairs, too!

    What makes a good read for me is a book obviously with a intriguing plot and characters that are full of emotion whether it be malicious or compassionate. And I want a story to talk to me on another level. I want historical events that produce the backdrop of this story where good overcomes evil, unfairness is rectified, Injustice is punished etc. So much of the mores of the Regency, Victorian, Georgian and Edwardian era's were twisted. It's a great time of history to built a story with a positive outcome.

  15. Sounds great! Thanks for sharing it and the giveaway. evamillien at gmail dot com

  16. I'm always a sucker for a great character arc. I just love it when the history and the couple bonding, create, for both people, stronger, healthier people.

  17. I have many birds outside my window as well! It's so easy to fall into watching them and get sucked into their world :-)
    Great post!


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