Thursday, May 12, 2016
Blog Tour ~ The Double by Alison Brodie
Title: The Double
By: Alison Brodie
Publication Date: January 19, 2016
Genre: Chick Lit
“Excellent … proof of her genius in writing fiction.”
-San Francisco Book Review
-Lauren Sapala, Book Reviewer and Writers’ Coach
“4.5/5* This is the first novel of Alison Brodie’s that I have read and I can say with sheer certainty that it won’t be the last because I absolutely loved it.”
-Holly at Bookaholic Confessions
“It’s a really good read, a page-turner with good characterization and a splendid plot.”
-Dinah Wiener, Dinah Wiener Literary Agency
“5* A book you just can’t put down”
–Star Angel’s Reviews
“Fantastic. So unique! Alison is a great writer.”
–Aimee, HCL Book Reviews
“5* Left me wanting to read more.”
–David Carraturo, author
Amazon US - http://amzn.to/1RsAsnm
Amazon UK - http://goo.gl/58v0r5
Amazon CA - https://goo.gl/duU52G
Alison Brodie is a Scot, with French Huguenot ancestors on her mother’s side of the family. Alison was a photographic model, modelling for a wide range of products, including Ducatti motorbikes and 7Up. She was also the vampire in the Schweppes commercial.
A disastrous modelling assignment in the Scottish Highlands gave Alison an idea for a story, which was to become Face to Face. She wrote Face to Face as a hobby and then decided to send it off to see what would happen. It was snapped up by Dinah Wiener, the first agent Alison sent it to. Three weeks later, Alison signed a two-book deal with Hodder & Stoughton. Subsequently, Face to Face was published in Germany and Holland. It was widely reviewed, ie: “Vain, but wildly funny leading lady.” -Scottish Daily Mail. It was also chosen as Good Housekeeping’s “Pick of the Paperbacks.”
Unfortunately, Alison then suffered from Second-Book Syndrome. The publisher’s deadline loomed and she was terrified because she didn’t have an idea for a story! She found the whole experience a nightmare; and this is why she cautions first-time authors to write more than one book before approaching an agent. She managed to finish the book – Sweet Talk – but it bombed.
While writing Sweet Talk, she moved to Kansas and lived there for two years. She loved the people, their friendliness, their free-and-easy way of life, the history and the BBQs! Sadly, her visa ran out and she had to come back to the UK – although her dream is to one day live permanently in America. Now, Alison lives in Biarritz, France.
Alison has taken the exhilarating steps to becoming an indie author. Her second ebook, THE DOUBLE, is out on Amazon Kindle with some great reviews. “Excellent.” –San Francisco Book Review.
Alison writes contemporary romance. She aims for a strong plot line, set against the background of a world-changing event, coupled with touches of humour, sexual tension and character transformation.
She loves to hear from her readers. Would You Rather Question: Would you rather be trapped in a lift for 10 hours: With a notepad and pen? Or a book to read? Answer: With a notepad and pen. Then I wouldn’t be bothered how long I was stuck for.
Question: Would you rather write a message and throw it out to sea in a bottle? Or carve the message in a tree on a desert island? Answer: Throw it out to sea. You never know who is going to find it. A handsome man on a faraway beach perhaps? Question: Would you rather: Read a book while walking? Or write a book on a water bed? Answer: I feel sick just thinking about both of them! I don’t know, write a book on a water bed. Question: Would you rather write a puzzle book? Or a cook book? Answer: Definitely a cook book. I love cooking. Question: Would you rather accidentally drop your new printed manuscript in a lake? Or have a gust of strong wind blow it everywhere? Answer: Blow everywhere … while I’m screaming to passers-by: “Pick it up!!” Question: Would you rather: Publish one insanely great-selling book and never write again? Or publish a string of average-selling books over a 20-year period? Answer: Publish average-selling books. I’m in this, not for the fame, but for getting stories to my readers. Anyway, I have to write. Question: Would you rather write on a roof-terrace in Istanbul? Or write on the beach in St Tropez? Answer: Definitely not on a beach in St Tropez! I wouldn’t be able to concentrate with all those Frenchman running around in slips (tight swimming trunks). Question: Would you rather be upside down and read a book backwards? Or write a book blindfolded? Answer: What??!!! Question: Would you rather live your life? Or the life of your character in The Double? Answer: I want to be Beth (without the miserable childhood) and be taken away on a billion-dollar yacht and meet Aleksandr. Sigh ….
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