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BLOG TOUR & GIVEAWAY Searching For Moore by Julie A. Richman

Book Blurb: 
Attended by reality TV star wannabes and Southern California social climbers, Schooner Moore knows the party his wife is throwing for his forty-third birthday has little to do with him and everything to do with her social standing in Orange County. The evening turns out to hold more surprises than just his wife's Botoxed friends groping at his privates, when a conversation with his old college roommate, Beau, reveals the biggest surprise of the night.

Beau has had contact on Facebook with Mia Silver. Just hearing her name sends Schooner into a tailspin, as he is now just a Friend Request away from the one who got away when she disappeared without a goodbye, leaving him wondering why she left.

A serial failure at romance, Manhattan boutique ad agency owner, Mia, gets a blindside of her own when a Facebook Friend Request from first love, Schooner, appears in her email. Going with her gut reaction, Mia hits accept, propelling her past to catch up with her in a New York minute, as a forceful Schooner is determined to understand what tore them apart and to explore the possibility of a second chance at love.

From a 1980's Southern California college campus and a devastating first love to present day New York City, Searching for Moore explores how technology has eradicated the divide between our past and our present, and asks whether you would give up everything to reconnect with The One in a single keystroke?

Searching for Moore
Book 1/Chapter 1 - Holly Moore's POV

Through the glass wall overlooking the restaurant's deck, she watched him.  He didn't know she was on the other side watching.  Her heart splintered as she observed him standing on the deserted deck alone, staring out onto the night harbor, while on the other side of the glass a lively, packed party was in full swing.  His 43rd birthday party.  He clearly didn't want to be there. And with the top shelf free booze flowing and the waiters passing hors d'oeuvres, no one even realized he was missing. Missing from his own party.
She loved him so much and seeing him so disconnected from his own world disturbed her deeply.  But although this world was his world - it wasn't him. She knew that and she ached for him.
She surveyed the room.  It looked like a post-plastic surgery convention. Tight wind-swept looking faces, straight noses, unnaturally full lips (and breasts), hair extensions galore.  Their dresses were all so tight and yet, there was not an ounce of fat anywhere on any of them.  How had Tom Wolfe described them, "starved to near perfection."[1]  Well, these women were suctioned to near perfection.
Her mother was holding court.  She appeared totally oblivious to her father's absence from his own party.  Surrounding her were women (and men) who wanted to be as beautiful as she was, as successful as her father was - but not once did any of these people question happiness.  It didn't matter.  It didn't fit into their equation.  If they'd only looked closely enough, they would have seen that her parents, Schooner & CJ Moore, were not happy.  And that her father, the birthday boy, was in fact so miserable that he couldn't stomach being at his own party.

Holly Moore watched as her dad's friend, Beau Gordon, made his way out to where her dad was on the deck, heartily slapping him on the shoulder.  Her father actually looked happy to see Beau and they quickly became engrossed in conversation.   Holly moved away from the window, satisfied that he was ok now that Beau was with him. He was no longer all alone.
As she moved through the party, feeling invisible, Holly yearned to get back to Providence and to her friends and her boyfriend at Brown University.  If she'd ever doubted her move to Rhode Island, tonight re-enforced that she was her father's daughter through and through, and that she no longer belonged here in Newport Beach, anymore than he did.


Author Julie A. Richman is a native New Yorker living deep in the heart of Texas.  A creative writing major in college, reading and writing fiction has always been a passion.  Julie began her corporate career in publishing in NYC and writing played a major role throughout her career as she created and wrote marketing, advertising, direct mail and fundraising materials for Fortune 500 corporations, advertising agencies and non-profit organizations.  She is an award winning nature photographer plagued with insatiable wanderlust.  Julie and her husband have one son and a white German Shepherd named Juneau.

Julie on the Web:
Twitter: @juliearichman

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