Hello everyone, Happy Monday and welcome to my blog. Today I have Addison Brae on my blog with a little bit of information about her book, Becker Circle. Please join me in welcoming Addison.
Who hasn’t had a fresh start? Many people need a reboot because they’ve lost a job. Others run to their new beginning to fulfill a dream. Some escape from an unbearable event or situation and desperately need a do-over.
Authors almost always write some of themselves into their novels. Thanks Connie for allowing the opportunity to share a piece of me that ended up in “Becker Circle,” my debut romantic suspense.
The inspiration for the Becker Circle neighborhood came to me during one of my fresh starts after a horrible marriage. I moved to a trendy urban community. It came with a built-in social life in the restaurants, swimming pools and bars any resident could find with a block or two walk from their front doors.
The actual story idea originated from a conversation with another author after a writing workshop. I mentioned I was in a bit of a hurry to make it to my friend’s bachelorette party (a friend I met while living in this neighborhood). The author asked me why someone “our age” would go to a bachelorette party. I answered the only way I could, with the truth. “My friend’s getting married.” Our conversation made me realize how stuck in social norms and expectations we are. Those expectations can ambush anyone’s fresh start if we let them.
Gillian, the main character in “Becker Circle,” escaped an abusive boyfriend to seek her dream of being strong and independent for her fresh start. She schemed and worked her butt off to graduate Harvard a semester early and slip out of Boston while her boyfriend was away for the holidays. Gillian wasn’t choosey about her destination as long as it was far away from him, came with a great job offer, and gave her room to breathe. That’s how she ended up in the trendy urban area of Dallas called Becker Circle.
Like Gillian, and all of us, fresh starts come with experimentation. We screw up. The sting reminds us we can still feel. Mistakes are how we know we really are starting over. When Gillian moved into Becker Circle, she made many bad choices—some even put her life in danger. She owned up to them, learned from each one, and tried to not repeat the same mistakes. She always knew they were her choices and no one else’s.
We’re never too anything for a fresh start, to try something new, have fun—or go to bachelorette parties.
Live your fresh start!
Blurb: Where no one has to be a victim and everyone deserves a second chance. Will Gillian find hers?
My first and only boyfriend believed I was too gutless to leave. He was dead wrong. My name’s Gillian, and I graduated Harvard early and left his hot temper and everyone else behind for Dallas. Determined to make it on my own, I land a second job bartending at the neighborhood pub smack in drama central where most every jerk in the neighborhood hits on me—at a huge price.
A week into the job, the neighborhood’s very popular drug dealer falls to his death a few feet from the table I’m serving. The cops say suicide, but the hot guitar player in the house band and I suspect foul play, and I intend to prove it. We dig deeper, grow closer, and make a shocking discovery. We know the murderer.
Publisher link: http://www.tirgearrpublishing.com/authors/Brae_Addison/becker-circle.htm
Buy links: Amazon US, Amazon UK, Smashwords, iTunes, Kobo, B&N Nook
And now, a little bit of information about Addison.
Addison Brae lives in Dallas, Texas on the edge of downtown. As a child, she was constantly in trouble for hiding under the bed to read when she was supposed to be napping. She has been writing since childhood starting with diaries, letters and short stories. She continues today with articles, video scripts and other content as an independent marketing consultant.
When she’s not writing, Addison spends her time traveling the world, collecting interesting cocktail recipes and hosting parties. She’s still addicted to reading and enjoys jogging in her neighborhood park, sipping red wine, binge-watching TV series, vintage clothing and hanging out with her artistic other half and their neurotic cat Lucy.
Thank you Addison, for stopping by.
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4/17/2018 07:35:49 am
I am a firm believer in fresh starts. Great story on how the book came about.
7/8/2018 12:49:39 pm
Thanks Pam! Most people start over at least once in their life. Each is different and equally as fun, challenging and crazy!
4/17/2018 09:21:19 am
Your book sounds great. Best of luck with it!
7/8/2018 12:50:16 pm
Thank you Marissa! I appreciate the comment. Hope you're having a great summer.
4/17/2018 10:12:05 am
Start-overs are alive and well where I now live in retirement. A great friend who lost her husband to cancer connected after 6 years being a widow with the perfect soul mate who had also lost a spouse. They married and now travel, exercise and socialize together with friends and neighbors. Fresh starts happen!
7/8/2018 12:52:25 pm
Here here, Susan! It doesn't matter if you're 17, 37 or 62, everyone deserves a fresh start. They're equally as chaotic and exciting. I'm so happy for your friend and wish them love and happiness! Thanks for your well wishes - and likewise!
4/17/2018 11:26:53 am
Starting over is always a great premise for stories! Sounds like a great read.
7/8/2018 12:53:20 pm
Thank you Alina. This story was truly from the heart, and I feel and root for everyone starting over-no matter the reason. Thanks for taking time to comment!
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