Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Bob at the Lake by R. Murphy: Book Blast


Bob at the Lake

By R. Murphy




Take a crabby woman of a certain age, move her to the wintry shores of a New York lake, and then throw in a martini-loving ghost from 1920s Manhattan. Last, stir in the good-looking grape grower who lives up the hill. Now there’s a recipe for a potent screwball cocktail!





“Trust me, it will hit you like a brick of gold.”


That’s Bob. He’s my ghost. Well, not my ghost since I’m sitting here writing, but the ghost who lives with me. Other women probably get muscleman ghosts who can fix plumbing and take out the garbage, or romantic ghosts who set their hearts a-flutter. Me, I get a ghost who’s middle-aged, plump, and who likes to lounge around the house in a silk smoking jacket from the nineteen-thirties. Not exactly the kind of ghost I’d ever imagined I’d get. I will admit, though, that Bob does make an amazing martini. A martini that, in fact, hits you like a brick of gold.


I found, unfortunately, the longer Bob lived at my place, the more I appreciated his skill with martinis. Which was probably not a great thing for my liver, or my relationships with my sisters, but what the heck.


Remember the Great Recession? According to the newspapers, some consumers seem to be wiping it from their memories, but it had a big impact on a lot of people, including me. That economy hurt. Lost jobs, lost houses, lost marriages, lost hopes—lives turned upside down in the flutter of a pink slip. People scrambling just to keep from drowning—couch surfing, penny pinching, living newly frugal lives.


Like millions of others, the economy sucked me into its undertow...




AUTHOR Bio and Links:


Roz Murphy is the pseudonym of a shy, retiring writer who doesn’t want her neighbors to know how nutty she really is. Brooklyn-born and Jersey-bred, Roz now lives on the misty shore of one of New York’s beautiful Finger Lakes. Prior to that, her business writing career took her to many locations, including Manhattan, where she worked for a number of years. As a freelance and corporate writer, Roz won several national and international writing and communications awards.


Now Roz is pursuing her first love—fiction. She’s writing the ‘Bob’ books, the humorous chronicle of a crabby ‘woman of a certain age’ who moves to the wintry shores of a New York lake—and gets a ghost. And not just any ghost, mind you. Bob’s a plump, middle-aged ghost from 1920s Manhattan who swans around in a silk smoking jacket and drinks far too many martinis. Stir the good-looking grape grower who lives up the hill into this mix and you get a pretty potent screwball cocktail!


When she’s not reading, writing, hill-walking, staring mindlessly out the window at the lake or piling rocks onto her ever-diminishing lakefront, you can usually find Roz hanging out with her family, travelling, or exploring the amazing wines and wineries of the Finger Lakes.


‘Bob at the Lake’ is exclusively available as a Kindle download from Amazon. Please join Roz Murphy Author on FaceBook for updates on the many adventures of Roz, David—and Bob.





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Elise-Maria Barton said...

This looks like a thoroughly enjoyable read :)
I'd love to win an Amazon gift card!


Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thanks for hosting!

Heather Cranmer said...

This sounds like such a funny read!!

I'd like the Amazon gift card please =)

Anonymous said...

Roz, where would you like to travel next, and if Bob were to go on vacation, where would he go? Thanks.

Roz Murphy said...

First of all, Laurie, thank you so much for hosting Bob and me on your great website. It looks awesome! And as to the great question about Bob and travelling...hmmm...the first image I have of Bob abroad is him wreaking havoc on the Great Wall of China. Somehow that image makes me very, very nervous but then again, as far as Bob is concerned, what else is new??????

Roz Murphy said...

Laurie, what a great time I've had today on my Book Blast tour! Thank you so much for welcoming me (and Bob) to your blog. I hope we'll see you again soon! Roz