Friday, August 17, 2018

Blog Tour and Giveaway: The Love Fool by Lorenzo Petruzziello

Book Details:

Book Title: The Love Fool: A Rome-antic Comedy by Lorenzo Petruzziello
Category: Adult Fiction, 314 pages
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Publisher: Quill (Inkshares)
Release date: March 13, 2018
Tour dates: Aug 6 to 24, 2018
Content Rating: PG

Book Description:

Set in Rome. Follow the whirlwind antics of a publicist as he struggles to manage his first TV chef client, his new life, and an unexpected visit from his ex-girlfriend.

Alex recently moved to Italy for an opportunity at a PR firm in Rome. His first client is the beautiful Danish chef Pernille Bjørn, a popular model, TV personality, and cookbook author just entering the booming televised cooking show market in Italy.

Alex's single-minded career focus is soon thwarted by Emily, an ex-girlfriend he hasn't heard from in almost a decade.

Italy's modern culture and enchanting sights set the backdrop to this Rome-antic comedy.

To follow the tour, please visit Lorenzo Petruzziello's page on Italy Book Tours.

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Meet the Author:

Lorenzo Petruzziello holds an MBA in global marketing from Suffolk University in Boston, Massachusetts. His background includes publicity and marketing for many of public television’s popular cooking and travel shows. He lives in Massachusetts focusing on his writing. THE LOVE FOOL is his first novel.

Connect with Lorenzo: Website ~ Blog ~ Twitter ~ Facebook ~ Instagram


Where do you get inspiration for your stories?

Everywhere. My travels – I love to travel. Once I year I go to Europe – usually Italy. But the stories come from interactions and observations of life here and abroad. As far as genre, I think I look at genres that I personally would like to read or experience. Love was inevitable because whether we like it or not, love – good or bad – is an important part of our lives. But the next project may be darker… who knows?

What is your preferred mode of travel?

Trains. I love trains. Of course, I have to fly to get to Europe, but once I’m there I try to train it everywhere I can. I just love sitting on the train watching the landscape roll by. Whether it be the rolling hills of Tuscany or the flat farmlands of Emilia Romagna, the train is the way to go.

Is there a specific ritualistic thing you do during your writing time?

Listening to music. I create playlists as soundtracks to certain scenes or for specific characters. To catch the tone of a scene or a character. It could be love, heartache, revenge or just plain cruelty – depending on what I’m working on – but I always have music playing while I write. Maybe I just hate silence?

On your website, you provide some great resources specific to book clubs. Why do you think THE LOVE FOOL makes a good book club read?

Yes, I provide some discussion questions and tips on throwing a THE LOVE FOOL theme book club meeting. In addition, I also provide my own recipe for Spaghetti alla Carbonara – a dish that has a role in a very important scene – which book clubbers can serve while talking about my foolish characters. THE LOVE FOOL was written with the hopes to make the reader reflect on the stupid things they may have done in their past for love or the desire to love. We all make mistakes or do silly things for love. And I hope THE LOVE FOOL helps motivate book clubbers to discuss this aspect with each other.

Which is your favorite character in THE LOVE FOOL?

I struggle with this question because I want to say I love them all the same – equally. But there is one that I actually smiled when I wrote him: and that was Aurelio – the mime waiter in the café Cin Cin. I wanted all the Cin Cin scenes to feel as if the reader was stepping into a Fellini film – and Aurelio’s silent antics enhanced that quirky, fun escapism.

Enter the Giveaway:
Ends Sept 1, 2018

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