Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Intermission by Ashley Pullo Review Tour with Giveaway





 INTERMISSION is three novelettes and one bonus short story 

from the cast of The Bridge Series.


THE INTERLUDE ~“Love does not consist of gazing at each other, but in looking outward in the same direction.”
― Antoine de Saint-Exupéry



When the snarky Natalie LeGrange meets a handsome stranger on a train to New York City, her immature philosophy on life is suddenly challenged. A casual relationship quickly evolves into a beautiful friendship, but the ultimate sacrifice must be made in order for the other to follow the stars and dream.

THE INTERPRETATION ~ "Evian is naïve backwards." --Reality Bites



Chloe LeGrange lives impulsively in the moment... but what if she receives a glimpse into her future?
Join the dynamic heroine of The Ballad as she struggles with her present, yearns for the simplicity of her past and anticipates the inception of her future.

THE INTERMEZZO ~ "Je ne regrette rien." --Edith Piaf



When Zach Parker returns to NYC on leave from Afghanistan, he only wants two things: Natalie LeGrange and Virgil's barbecue. Continuing the heartwarming story of The Interlude, Zach and Natalie prove that love is selfless and timeless.
Set against the charming backdrop of a Manhattan Christmas, Zach and Natalie will once again capture the essence of love, laughter and the power to dream.

THE MISINTERPRETATION ~ When eighteen-year-old Adam Ford crashes a party in Toronto, a brief encounter with a beautiful girl interrupts his superior perception. Being wrong has never felt so right...


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~MY REVIEW~


I went into this book having not read any of the Bridge Series before, but I don't think it mattered. I fell in love with each individual story and their characters. The author was able to give me peaks into everyone's past that I didn't feel I was missing anything. With such short stories, that very difficult to do, but the author was able to make the reader feel connected to the characters and experience all of the stories beautifully.

As the synopsis says, this is 4 individual stories, told from different points of views. The first three don't seem related, but they are all pulled together in the fourth story. I went through a roller coaster of emotions while reading. One of the stories was a fun read, The Interpretation, which had me laughing out loud. The Intermezzo was so sad I had tears in my eyes many times. Then there was the sexual tension in The Interlude. 
My suggestion is to pay attention to the little details in each story. They may become relevant later on. I think if I were to re-read this book, I would put more of the puzzle pieces together.  



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Intermission

The Ballad - Just 0.99





AUTHOR ASHLEY PULLO 

When did you become an author?  I have always been a storyteller, but I became an author when I hit “publish” on July 2, 2013.

What is your writing process like?  I’ve written a couple of screenplays and tend to use the same technique for my novels.  For me, it begins with the characters.  I develop them to the point where I know their secrets, their psyche and what clothes are hanging in their closets.  The characters need a place to live outside my head so I create a visual setting based on what I know.  The last step is the dialogue, or script.  Yes, my characters are given a script and and they almost always follow it.  I never force a plot, I'd rather have a theme and a distinctive style. 

Where do you draw inspiration?  Mostly from music, sometimes from television characters.  I also people-watch and combine people I know into a singular character.  Oddly, I get a ton of ideas in my sleep or in the shower, maybe because these are the only places my children don’t bother me.

Do you have a favorite author?  Andre Gide.  He’s dead, so he won’t appreciate my shout-out.  Gide’s subject matter is considered vile and risqué, but his style of writing is amazing!  He perfected mise en abyme by giving the reader stories within a story, on top of a story and after a story.  And that dude rocked the ellipse.  As far as contemporary authors, I love John Green.  His characters are impeccably developed and relevant to several generations.  Check out Will Grayson, Will Grayson... genius!

What is the best compliment someone can give you?  That I'm a genius.  Joking.  That I look like Charlize Theron.  Honestly, the best compliment is being appreciated for my style of writing.  That truly makes me proud.

LIKE the following things:  words, vivid colors, dogs, Pottery Barn, the ocean, dichotomy and Christian Bale.

I LOVE the following things:  my children, my husband, my family, red velvet cupcakes, Starbucks, LOST, television in general, Brandi Carlile and my fans, always.

Texas forever, New York for now. 

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THE BRIDGE SERIES

The Ballad
The Intermission
The Interlude
The Interpretation
The Intermezzo
The Misinterpretation
  
The Refrain
Coming Soon!


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