Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Blog Tour: Catch the Sun by Lee Zamloch

Catch the Sun
by Lee Zamloch
  • Pages: 316
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
  • ISBN-10: 1434830454
  • ISBN-13: 978-1434830456

Book Synopsis

On a rainy morning in 1995, Marilyn Monroe appears on the bedroom patio of Amanda Grace, a former Playboy centerfold and jeans model whose acting career has tanked. Dancing, laughing, and gazing at Amanda through the glass doors, Marilyn seems to want something from her. But what? And how has the greatest sex symbol of her time been transported through time and space to contemporary Los Angeles?

"Catch the Sun" is a story of growing obsession as Amanda Grace, a woman whose beauty is undeniable but whose talents are questionable, becomes captivated by the haunting apparition of Marilyn Monroe. As she explores the fragility, beauty, and dazzling rise to fame of the once great movie star, Amanda gradually loses her own tenuous hold on reality.

My Review

After hearing about her mother’s suicide, Amanda Grace falls into a deep depression. She battles feelings of inadequacy, abandonment, and desperation. In the midst of Amanda’s darkness, Marilyn Monroe begins to appear around her. The sightings encourage Amanda to attempt to revive her lifeless acting career, but can she conquer her demons?

Lee Zamloch has written two stories that beautifully interweave in Catch the Sun. Zamloch introduces us to Amanda Grace, a former model and struggling actress, and shares the intimate side of Marilyn Monroe who walked a similar path as Grace, some thirty years earlier. Both women battle depression, substance abuse, and the desire to be loved for who they truly are opposed to the persona that everyone else sees.

Catch the Sun deals with stardom, obsession, losing yourself to please others, and grasping onto strings to regain control while dealing with intense issues. 

Author Bio

Lee Zamloch lives on the Central Coast of California where she writes fiction. Her work has appeared in a number of literary journals and she has won several honors for her writing including the Booklegger Award for best submission of the year from Toyon and honorable mentions from the Nelson Algren Award, and Raymond Carver Short Story Contest. She has published two novels which are available from in both print and kindle editions. She is currently at work on her next novel.

Lee has been a teacher, a consultant, a college professor and a program designer. She enjoys hiking, reading, traveling and romping with her two Siberian huskies, Sunny and Storm.

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Below is the tour schedule for Catch the Sun Virtual Book Tour

September 3rd @Lynelle Clark Aspired Writer
September 4th @Four A’s & a D.
September 5th @Over Cups of Coffee
September 7th @The Book Faery Reviews
September 8th @My Cozie Corner
September 11th @Penny Lane Writes
September 13th @Books and Swoons
September 14th @Addicted to Reading
September 17th @Book and Movie Dimension
September 19th @my name is: Sage
September 20th @Crunchy Farm Baby
September 21st @Every Free Chance Book Reviews
September 22nd @I Just Wanna Sit Here and Read!
September 23rd @Indie Picks by Indie Chicks
September 24th @Book Fidelity


Kerry Sullivan said...

Looks good :)

Rev. Kim Justice said...

Awesome post!!

Brenda said...

I wish I had more time to read!

Penny Shriver said...

Great post! New follower!