Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Finding Jackson by Anne Holster- Book Tour and Giveaway



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.

Excerpt

It was Halloween the first time I laid eyes on him. I’ll never forget it because Halloween had always been my favorite holiday, maybe because for some reason I was allowed to run wild. Things I’d never get away with were suddenly okay to do on Halloween. For instance, staying out after dark or eating candy before dinner, dressing inappropriately, and by inappropriately, I mean going out without a coat when the weather dipped below fifty degrees. Things you think are cool when you’re ten years old, which was how old I was that year. Most people may not clearly remember their tenth Halloween, but I do and with very good reason, because it was the day I fell in love. You might think it crazy for a fifth grader to arrive home after a night of trick-or-treating and announce that she’s in love and you probably wouldn’t be the only one, but that’s exactly what I did – and I was totally serious. 

It was dusk, and the air was electric with excitement. It had been a lucrative afternoon and my three friends and I had split up just long enough to empty our bags of candy, grab something to eat, then regroup in an hour to hit the other side of town. Not wanting to waste any time I decided to cut through the woods by my house, something I didn’t usually do with darkness approaching. It was a fateful decision that would end up altering the course of my life.

About the Author


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.

















Giveaway
One randomly chosen winner via rafflecopter will win a $50 Amazon/BN.com gift card.

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35 comments:

  1. It has been great hearing about your book and although I am not the reader myself, my 2 sisters and 2 daughters are. They love hearing about the genre's they like and me helping them get to find books they will enjoy. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thanks Robert! I hope your sisters and daughters enjoy 'Finding Jackson'!

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  2. Thanks for hosting my tour today! I'll be checking in throughout the day today to answer any questions you may have!

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  3. Are you currently hard at work on your next book?

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    1. Absolutely Bernie! Fingers crossed, I'm hoping to have my next novel finished by this summer! Great question and thanks for stopping by!

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  5. I'm glad you liked the excerpt Rita! Thank you for stopping by!

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  6. I love reading books that flashback to the 70s and 80s, what a time! This one looks like a winner, and I am definitely adding 'Finding Jackson' to my "To-Read" list.

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    1. I agree! Gotta love the 70s and 80s! I hope you enjoy reading 'Finding Jackson'! Thank you for stopping by!

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  7. Sounds like a great book - thanks for sharing!

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  8. I hope that your book is a success.

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    1. Thank you Bernie! I'm glad you were able to stop by!

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  9. I love the photography on the cover. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  10. 1977 was one of my favorite years. I'd love to read a story for that time period. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  11. I remember seeing that first Star Wars movie at the age of 15. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  12. I remember when Bruce Springsteen's Born to Run came out. It was one of my favorite songs. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  13. "...and born-and-bred Jersey girl Annalise Keller has fallen in love for the first and last time."

    Jersey girls always know what they want. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  14. "Hot and charismatic with dreams of making it as a rock star, Keith "Ace" Foxx is everything a teenage girl dreams of."

    We had one of those in our high school, lol. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  15. "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."

    I ran off to California 14 years ago, and I've never looked back. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  16. "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."

    Too many of us can relate to this, lol. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  17. Thanks for the giveaway. Enjoying the tour.

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  18. "Ace spends most nights at the local bar, trying to drink away his anger and resentment."

    This is all too common. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  19. "The accident had destroyed his family and left him with a slew of unanswered questions."

    Uh, oh. What accident? Thanks for the giveaway!

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  20. "Shy and reserved, she doesn't smoke and barely drinks; she certainly doesn't put out."

    LOL, good for her! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  21. What surprise did you encounter while writing Finding Jackson?

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  22. "Not exactly the girl from the Bon Jovi videos he watched as a kid."

    He's showing his age, lol. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  23. "Yet, before he knows it, she has become his world."

    There is no greater love than coming from a young man.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  24. "Then, just when it looks like his dreams might come true, betrayal and loss once again threaten everything he holds dear."

    Well this is an interesting turn of events. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  25. "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."

    Sounds like a great plot. Thanks for the giveaway!

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