Kinky Vanilla Romance is pleased to share Timeless Endings by Alexandra Forry. It is a contemporary romance novel. Alexandra agreed to answer some interview questions for me. Enjoy!
Timeless Endings by Alexandra Forry
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.
“Come sit down,” Tony said as he led her to the couch.
They fell into an embrace, as the rain continued to pound the window.
“I keep thinking a lot about our night in Chicago,” she whispered, breaking the silence.
She looked up to see a grin spreading across his face while he played with her hands. “Yes, that night was very special to me, Eve."
“Yes, it was to me, too. We never really talked about it. Tony, why were you gone when I woke up?” They looked at each other with longing in their eyes.
“What would have happened if we had spent the whole weekend together? Going to the wedding together; me meeting your son. Only to have you leave me to fly back home?”
“But you called a month later, telling me that you were coming out."
“Eve, my intent was to fly to Las Vegas just to see you. Then I found out that Sadie was pregnant, that lead to a bad miscarriage and that's why I backed out. When I finally got out here you were with Gus.”
"I was really looking forward to seeing you, Tony, when you called to tell me that you..."
"I'm here now, Eve, that's what really matters," he whispered lovingly. She felt the sexual tension building up between them as he ran his hand down her cheek.
"It’s funny how you end up meeting someone, never knowing that someone will be an important part of your life.”
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Why did you decide to publish a second version of Omerta Affair under the title Timeless Endings?
Great question to started off with, the reason was to make it more a romance than mafia. Omerta Affair has a lot of foul language and a lot of people had a hard time understanding what “OMERTA” meant (That means, code of silence.) It was kind of hard to sell. So I decide to re-title it that make women want to pick it up and want to buy it. I also took out the foul language and made the main love scene more romantic in Timeless Endings.
What was your favorite chapter (or part) of Timeless Endings to write and why?
I have to say that I love chapter 10, it has a big shocker to it that keep you reading on. A lot character building happen and to me, it’s like act 2 in a play.
How much of a story did you have in mind before you started writing?
All that I know is that I wanted to tell this romantic story line but I want to make to tell it in an unusual way by having the characters discover a secret love affair between their parents.
How did you know you should become an author?
I always dreamt of being an author when I was a young girl. I love books since I was a baby. My mom had told me that I always have a book in my hands acting like I was reading it, and that was way before I learn to read.
What are the most important elements in good romance writing, in your opinion?
Love, unconditional love between the main characters is the most important elements to me. But the lover don’t have to be soul mates to love each other, I like to explore all kinds of romantic in my writing. To me their all kinds of romantic love in life.
Has your life changed significantly since becoming a published writer?
Yes, in a way it truly did. I am busy with book signings and promoting my books. Who ever said that writing isn’t a real job was full of it and has no clue.
Is there any particular author or book that influenced you, in any way, either growing up or as an adult?
That’s hard to say because I was a bookworm when I was growing up, and there is so many books that inspire me and my life.
What project are you working on now?
Sorry it’s a secret, Top secret!
What is your favorite mafia movie and why?
Casino (1995) with Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci, and Sharon Stone. It’s a great move and I love it because it’s more than a movie to me, let’s just say I’m lucky to say that this move is a part of my life. When I first saw it, I never saw a movie that had so many levels of humanity to it. I say that it’s really the first of its kind. Their a part that I found so interning and well play out, when Sharon Stone character (Ginger) went to see Joe Pesci character (Nicky). You can see Nicky is having a hard time fighting with being true to his childhood friend to (Sam) Ginger’s husband and his sexual attraction toward Ginger. Their a song playing in that sense that made you wonder if that song was how Nicky felt about Ginger.
What is something people would be surprised to know about you?
I just love butterfly! :-)