Thursday, November 14, 2013

'Love in the RV Park' by Jeffrey Ross



Love in the RV Park: A Romance for Men
by Jeffrey Ross

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This quirky and fast moving romance revolves around passionate lovers in tangled and mostly unfulfilling relationships. The tale is complete with hot housewives, rock musicians, exotic dancers, motorcycles, steamy nail polish-melting love scenes, hard drinking college professors, hybrid alien children, a romantic bug exterminator, girl fights, a New Year’s Eve brawl, religious zealotry, prophecies (The Temple of Just DOET) —and more. Ultimately, Love in the RV Park is about the male perception [misperception?] of the female psyche.—and the novel attempts to answer an age-old question: What do women want? Laugh or cry—you’ll come away enlightened after reading this zany romance.

Read an excerpt:
Shadows on the Sun
The RV Park Couple No One Has Met

Tennessee Williams knew distinctly
—No shadows dance upon the Sun
And now you know it, too
But the sun shines anyway...

Yes, the pair lives together in an older single wide
A two-room palace smelling like ash trays, old coffee, and ecumenical paint.
He might have looked like Elvis (the 50’s Elvis) three decades ago…
She is still a beauty, hardened some. Though her tattoos have lost that etched
and sexy look, she still turns heads... and has a poignant “way” any male or
female might recognize.

Yes, they still cut impressive figures together—but anachronistic—
Sometime, long ago, they left Public lives together
and rode a bus to Hamilton City, and thought they’d stay a day or two—walking
hand-in-hand through the diesel fumes, neither excited nor dismayed. some time went by—
Then they waited to see if spouses were angry or perplexed—
They never heard a thing from the Old World—now, in late middle
age, Still they live and love in a rent-by-the-week mobile home,
Bathed in eerie and accusing pink light each winter morning—
Haunted by frosty windows in the dark sky December…
They wander to the Blue Caboose Diner for most meals
Coupling down cracked and slippery concrete sidewalks
Without cares but with many cares...

He listens to the world on an old AM transistor radio
She reads newspapers someone left behind—
and paints her nails and adjusts toe rings each morning …
He shaves a weathered face carefully, with a blade and mug of manly lather—
The modern age, the spiritus mundi, well that means nothing to this dyad. They have each other...

Sure, they live and love in a rented mobile
They love with the freshness of just-cut Timothy Hay, of Morning Glories, and the late April Rain…

There are no shadows dancing on the Sun…
But the sun shines anyway …


Book Buy Links

Also available from Rogue Phoenix Press



AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Jeffrey Ross, who resides in Arizona, is a writer, rockabilly musician, and former full-time community college teacher. He has had four "Views" pieces published on InsidehigherEd.com, has authored and co-authored several national and international op-ed articles on community college identity, purpose, and culture, and has recently published numerous parody poems and articles on the Cronk Newshigher education satire website. Ross co-authored the comic and critically acclaimed campus novel College Leadership Crisis: The Philip Dolly Affair (Rogue Phoenix Press, 2011).

Social Media

Twitter @salinaschick

Tumblr http://adamswiss.tumblr.com/

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Blog Open Salong http://open.salon.com/blog/slipdoc


Jeffrey will be awarding a $25 BN GC to a randomly drawn commenter during the tour. Follow the tour for more chances to win!

11 comments:

  1. Hi Jeffrey!

    This tour is so fun. I've really been loving following you around! So tell me, if you were to come up with a soundtrack for your book, which artists or songs would be featured?

    andralynn7 AT gmail DOT com

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    1. Hi Andra! Good to hear from you.... Well, I'm a bit of a musician myself-- check out this link for one of our songs (I wrote) called Leah to Adam on Youtube (These are the two main characters of the book!) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n5ULXbFXOjM
      (performed by Patti Cook and the Slip)

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  2. Nice excerpt, thank you.

    Kit3247(at)aol(dot)com

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  3. Thanks for sharing the excerpt and the giveaway. Sounds like a really good book. evavmillien at gmail dot com

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  4. GOOD LUCK WITH YOUR BOOK AND TOUR! THANKS FOR THE GIVEAWAY! SHELLEY S. calicolady60@hotmail.com

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  5. Good luck. I usually look in on the tours but missed the post for this one. Loved your book Jeffrey.

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  6. Thanks for the chance to win!
    Sounds like a great read!!
    natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com

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