Smorgasbord Cafe and Bookstore – Christmas Book Fair – New Author on the Shelves – #1960s #Thriller – Paris Escapade by Ted Myers

It is my pleasure to welcome Ted Myers to the shelves of the Cafe and Bookstore with his books. Today I am featuring his soon to be released novel set in the 1960s, Paris Escapade. The book is on pre-order on Amazon for December 17th and direct from publisher Black Rose Writing, with a 15% discount code (PREORDER2020)

About the Book

In the summer of 1963, seventeen-year-old Eddie Strull goes off to Europe with a supervised camp group of New York Jewish kids. But Eddie, ever the rebel, has other plans. Eddie wants to live as an adult. A writer. Right now. When they arrive in Paris, the last stop before heading home, Eddie sneaks out of the youth hostel and disappears into the bohemian labyrinth of the Left Bank. There he encounters a colorful array of artists, writers, actors, and one extraordinary prostitute, who draws him into a risky adventure. Ultimately, he becomes a wanted man. Instant adulthood turns out to be much more than Eddie bargained for.

An advance review for the book on Goodreads

Sep 30, 2020 Joseph Carrabis rated it Five Stars

Myers’s opening line – “Even before we got on the plane, I was planning my getaway.” – defines this amazing novel. We know the viewpoint (1st person), the theme (v Self), the setting (modern…ish. A plane is mentioned), and the mood (the passive voice shows disdain, contempt).

That one line is the entire opening paragraph. The second paragraph gives you all the backstory you need and the third (and still on the first page) provides a delicious overdose of the character. I write “delicious overdose” because it’s completely over the top and so in the narrator’s tone, voice, and style that I laughed out loud (and this character read the same books I did? Wow!).

And the best part? Pay attention to that third paragraph and you have the entire, wonderful novel laid out for you.

Go for it!

(and fwiw, I found much of this book to be a future anthropologist’s/archaeologist’s goldmine, literally a guidebook to a time and place I remember well and nostalgically (much like Terry Melia’s Tales from the Greenhills )

Pre-order the book: Amazon US – And: Amazon UK – And:  publisher Black Rose Writing, with a 15% discount code (PREORDER2020)

Also by Ted Myers

Read the reviews and buy the books: Amazon US – And: Amazon UK –  Follow Ted Myers: Goodreads

About Ted Myers

After twenty years trembling on the brink of rock stardom and fifteen years working at record companies, Ted Myers left the music business–or perhaps it was the other way around–and took a job as a copywriter at an advertising agency. This cemented his determination to make his mark as an author. His nonfiction has appeared in Working Musicians (Harper Collins), By the Time We Got to Woodstock: The Great Rock ‘n’ Roll Revolution of 1969 (Backbeat Books), and Popular Music and Society.

His short stories have appeared online at Literally Stories and in print in the To Hull & Back Short Story Anthology 2016. His epic and amusing memoir, Making It: Music, Sex & Drugs in the Golden Age of Rock was published by Calumet Editions in 2017 and more short stories appeared in Iconoclast magazine, The Mystic Blue Review, Centum Press’ 100 Voices Anthology, and Culture Cult Magazine.

In 2018, his work appeared in The Ink Stains Anthology, and Bewildering Stories. His first novel, Fluffy’s Revolution, was published by Black Rose Writing in 2019. His second novel, Paris Escapade, was published by Black Rose Writing in December 2020.

Connect to Ted Myers: Blog: Ted Myers WordPress – Twitter: @TedMyersAuthor – Facebook: Ted Myers

 

Thanks for dropping in today and it would be great if you could share Ted’s books.. thanks Sally.

46 thoughts on “Smorgasbord Cafe and Bookstore – Christmas Book Fair – New Author on the Shelves – #1960s #Thriller – Paris Escapade by Ted Myers

  1. Wow, the first line of Ted’s blurb rang a bell – “In the summer of 1963, seventeen-year-old Eddie Strull goes off to Europe with a supervised camp group of New York Jewish kids.” Why? Because of the chapter in my own upcoming book about my summer in ’77 where a group of Jewish kids from Toronto and New York join up for 6 weeks touring parts of Europe. Uncanny. Yes, I’m definitely adding this book to my reading list! Welcome to Ted to the Smorgasbord. 🙂 ❤

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  2. Oh boy! I bet you and I could natter ’til the cows come home. Music biz in common and you probably got out in time. I shall seek your book so hubby and I can nod and agree and curse – am sure you tell it like it is. And it IS! Good luck.

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