Thursday, March 26, 2020

Finding Jackson by Anne Holster

This post is part of a virtual book tour organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. One randomly chosen winner via rafflecopter will win a $50 Amazon/ gift card. Click on the tour banner to see the other stops on the tour.

Thank you for joining us at It's Raining Books! What would we find under your bed?

A big mess! That’s what you’d find under my bed, but, it’s an organized mess – big difference. I have several manila folders containing a myriad of paperwork – some book related and some not - scattered under my bed. Why don’t I get a file cabinet? Good question and maybe some day I will, but for now it works for me!

Who designed the book cover for the book you are touring?

When it came time to choose a cover for ‘Finding Jackson’ the one thing I knew for sure is that I wanted it to be both subtle and classy. The book is a love story that revolves around an aspiring musician so I definitely wanted to convey that, hence the couple embracing and the guitar.

I worked closing with my cover artist, Rick Chappell of Chappell Graphix and it took some time, but between the two of us we came up with the concept that was eventually used. I’m thrilled with the way it turned out!

How much of yourself is reflected in this book and how?

That’s a tough question because I don’t feel personality-wise or looks-wise I’m represented in any one character in ‘Finding Jackson’. There is, however, a tiny bit of me that shines through in all of my characters. Whether it be places they’ve been or things that they’ve seen I try to stick with things I know and am familiar with so as to keep it as true to life as possible. I also tend to have a dry sense of humor and that often seeps out in my characters here and there as well.

Where do you get your best ideas?

I get my best ideas from real life. I like to write about real people with real problems and real solutions. If you look around, you’ll see that for yourself in everyday life. Always be an observer!

What have you got coming soon for us to look out for?

Right now I’m working on my fourth novel. Like my other three this one is also a new adult contemporary romance. Where it differs is that it has a bit of a darker feel to it with a main character dealing with an extremely troubled past. Fingers crossed, I’m hoping to have it out by years end!

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.

Read an Excerpt:

It was hard enough acting like I was fine when I most definitely wasn’t. Inside I was a complete and utter basket-case and I didn’t need anyone else knowing it. I’d deal with it myself – my way – just like I’d done since I was a kid: tuck it away and try to forget.

Of course, forgetting was best achieved with large amounts of alcohol, which was convenient since most of our gigs were at local bars. It never occurred to me that my efforts would only bring everything to a head…and make me cross a line so deep I feared it would be nearly impossible to uncross.

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. Facebook:

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  1. Thanks so much for sharing your book and for the giveaway also. Greatly appreciated!

    1. You're very welcome James! I'm glad you were able to stop by!

  2. Thank you for hosting my tour! I'll be stopping by throughout the day to answer any questions!

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    1. I'm glad you enjoyed the post Victoria! Thanks for stopping by!

  4. Enjoyed your interview and the except too.

    1. I'm glad you enjoyed the interview and excerpt Karen! Thanks for stopping by!

  5. Thank you for the informative interview.

    1. You're very welcome Mary! Thank you for stopping by!

  6. I'm happy you enjoyed the interview, Kim! I appreciate you taking the time to stop by!

  7. Thanks for the interview. I enjoyed it.

    1. Glad you enjoyed the interview, Glenda! Thanks for stopping by!

  8. Are you planning on a follow up to Finding Jackson?


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