Friday, October 3, 2014

Virtual Book Tour & Giveaway for Royalties by Andy Marx

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Welcome to my stop on the Virtual Book Tour, presented by Goddess Fish Promotions, for Royalties by Andy Marx.  Please leave a comment or question for Andy to let him know you stopped by.  You can enter his tour wide giveaway, for a $50 Amazon or B&N GC, by commenting and filling out the Rafflecopter form below.  You must comment to enter.   You can also follow the rest of his tour by clicking on the banner above.

Mini Interview with Andy Marx

Me:  Do you ever wish you were someone else? Who?

Andy:  Mark Zuckerberg. I feel as though technology has become the new art form in our society, so right now, it feels like he’s some great artist. Plus, I wish I had gotten a computer science degree.

Me:  What did you do on your last birthday?

Andy:  Went surfing in Hawaii. I’ve finally gotten to the point where the less said about my birthday, the better. Riding big waves in Hawaii seemed like the right thing to do.

Me:  Do you have any tattoos?  Where? When did you get it/them? Where are they on your body?

Andy:  I don’t have any tattoos and don’t quite get the whole tattoo thing, although, I must admit, I like women with tattoos. I think it shows a certain level of bad judgment and impulsiveness, two qualities I find attractive in women.

Me:  What are you working on right now?

Andy:  Re-writing another novel I recently finished. As someone once said, “Novels aren’t written, they’re re-written.”

By Andy Marx

Publisher:  Hartwood Publishing Group
Release Date: June 30, 2014
Genre: Historical Fiction/Saga
Length: 504 Pages
ISBN:  978-1-629160-542

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About the book: 

America has never seen anything to match the innovation, energy, romance, and excitement of the 20th Century. And the embodiment of all this is Eve Solomon, a young woman who embraces the vitality of the times with a fervor. Determined to make a name for herself in the fledgling music business of 1908, she ultimately becomes wildly successful. But the same steely determination that takes her to the heights of the entertainment world cannot bring her the one thing she wants more than anything: the love of her life, Alex Getz, a struggling Vaudeville comic who becomes one of Hollywood’s biggest stars. As their careers and lives intersect across the years, there is a price to pay—a royalty for true love that can never be measured.


The ring was dazzling.

Square cut, about two carats, Eve guessed, as she looked down at the diamond. Set in ornate Victorian silver and resting perfectly on a black velvet cushion, she could picture it on her finger…even imagine the looks of envy on her friends’ faces as she waved it in front of them. There was no doubt she loved the ring, but not the man who had given it to her.

When Ben had called her earlier in the day and announced he had a surprise, Eve never suspected he planned to propose. Smiling at him, while a myriad of conflicting thoughts ran through her mind, she could only conjure one clear idea. What am I going to tell him?

“Say something,” Ben said, breaking her reverie. “I’ve never known you to be at a loss for words before.”

“It’s beautiful.”

“Try it on. I want to see if it fits.”

Slipping the ring on her finger, Eve thought about how many times she had imagined this moment. But up until two months ago, before she finally decided to stop waiting for Alex, she had always imagined him, not Ben, doing the proposing.

“I guess I’m a little surprised,” Eve said.

“I’m doing pretty well,” he said. “I moved Ma and my sisters into a bigger apartment. I’ve got a nice place. I figured it was time to start thinking about a family. And I couldn’t think of anybody I’d rather start a family with than you.”

AUTHOR Bio and Links:

 Andy Marx is an award-winning writer and photographer, whose work has appeared in Variety, The Los Angeles Times and Entertainment Weekly, among others. He is also the co-founder of the comedy website, Hollywood & Swine, known for its lampooning of the entertainment industry. His paternal grandfather was the legendary comedian, Groucho Marx, and his maternal grandfather, the renowned songwriter, Gus Kahn. Marx lives in Beverly Hills with his wife and three children.

Twitter:  @andymarx


  1. I am captivated with this feature and post. What a fascinating author and learning about his background was extremely interesting. I used to watch Groucho Marx on television and enjoyed his antics and sense of humor. Andy is talented and creative. Many thanks. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

    1. Thanks so much for the nice words. I really appreciate it. I hope you enjoy "Royalties."

  2. I liked the excerpt, thanks for sharing.

  3. I liked the interview--short and fun and a nice sample of his thinking.

  4. I like that he likes women with tattoos, because do have tattoos. I don't think of them as a bad decision, because every one of them mean something to me.