Alexandra Forry has an incredible talent for living vicariously through the colorful and intriguing escapades of her strong female characters and successful leading men. Her first book, “Omerta Affair,” based on the true story of mafia boss Tony Torino and his paramour Evelyn Rosenberg has recently been adapted and re-released as “Timeless Endings”–romance fiction. Her latest book, “Wildflower,” is an adventure in coming of age for both a young orphan and her repressed aunt who is trapped in a destructive marriage. It is a beautiful story of life, hope, growth, and triumph and deals with many of the traumas of youth, such as bullying.
Alexandra Forry is familiar with life’s challenges. She was born and raised in Las Vegas, Nevada, where she lives with her loving grandparents. Alexandra has conquered the limitations of Cerebral Palsy to write exciting and engaging novels. She has completed a number of talks and internet book tours and is a member of the Las Vegas Romance Writers and RWA.
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Book Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Release Date: February 27, 2014
Buy Link(s): http://www.amazon.com/Timeless-Endings-great-beauty-danger/dp/1496069994/ref=la_B00JBGRIKO_1_3_title_1_pap?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1427487242&sr=1-3
Evelyn turned toward the lights of the city. The view was breathtaking as she stood looking down on Las Vegas, lovingly wrapped in Tony's arms. It was a moment she would keep deep in her heart, forever.
"Look at this-The City of Gold!" Evelyn exclaimed as Tony kissed her forehead.
"And it's all ours, Eve!"
Thus begins a heartwarming and harrowing tale of life and forbidden love lost to one generation and found in the next. Caught between a turbulent love triangle that shook the very foundations of the Mafia's Las Vegas Empire, and a deadly struggle for wealth and power, Mob Boss and "King of Las Vegas" Tony Torino, his mistress hustler and onetime showgirl Evelyn Rosenberg, and her husband top Chicago mobster Charlie "Gus" Rosenberg live and love in defiance of the violent and unforgiving laws of the Mafia. All that remains is Evelyn's carefully preserved diary left by Gus to be discovered by his daughter Adriane and Tony's son Victor as they pack up her late father's belongings. Through the vivid and brilliant use of flashbacks, juxtaposed with current events, we witness one of the most beautiful and ill-fated love stories of the last century. As Victor, a forest ranger who fled his family's Mob past, and Adriane, an attorney being pressured to work for the Mafia, read through the diary old hatreds and new alliances rise leaving us to wonder if history will repeat itself.
What inspired you to write your first book?
On one late summer night I decided to try my hand at writing a Fanfiction to the 1995 movie Casino, a short story on my interpretation of the Nicky and Ginger’s affair. Then I thought to take it forward a generation and let their children (Ginger’s daughter and Nicky’s son) sift through the intrigue that colored their parents’ lives. I called it, Journey to the Past: A Casino Fanfiction. I was spending all of my time researching and writing this Fanfiction. All of my family and friends just loved the story. By then I had three chapters on Fanfiction and a fourth chapter ready to go. My family felt it should continue in book form.
What books have most influenced your life most?
Lot’s of book’s that had made a major impact on my life. A few to name – Cullotta: The Life of a Chicago Criminal, Las Vegas Mobster and Government Witness by Dennis N. Griffin and Frank Cullotta, Casino, Love and Honor in Las Vegas by Nicholas Pileggi, Small Town Girl by LaVyrle Spencer, in fact anything by LaVyrle Spencer!!! J
How did you come up with the title?
I was on Google playing with worlds and somehow I came up with TIMELESS ENDINGS.
What was the hardest part of writing your book?
Finding time to write (LOL) well it depends on the scene. I really don’t like writing fighting scenes.
If you had to do it all over again, would you change anything in your latest book?
The parts in my book that reviewers called “stilted” and “childless” I would redo it in a heartbeat.
What are your current projects?
I am working on two books at the moment, another mafia romantic set in today's Las Vegas and Wildflower 2!
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