Monday, January 19, 2015

Review Tour: Identity Theft by Laura Lee

Congratulations to Mai T., winner of the tour prize

Goddess Fish Promotions is organizing a Virtual Name Before the Masses REVIEW ONLY Tour for IDENTITY THEFT by Laura Lee, a 220 page contemporary literary fiction available February 1. The tour will run every Monday for 4 weeks starting on March 16. The Book is available in PDF format.

Linda Lee will be awarding a digital copy of the book to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour. Additionally, a $5 Amazon gift card will be awarded to a randomly drawn host.

A bored employee in a rock star's office begins an online relationship with a fan in the guise of his boss and sets off a chain of events he cannot control.

Candi Tavris is on the verge of turning 30, she works in the packaging department of a company that is downsizing and she is hounded by calls from creditors who mispronounce her name. She wakes up every morning praying that the folks at Life Lock will perform their work in reverse and give her "identity" to someone else. Her younger sister, never a serious student, married a rich executive and lives in a mansion.

Candi's only solace is escaping into the music and image of the 80s pop star Blast.

Ethan Penn, a 22 year-old college dropout who smokes pot and lives in his mother's basement, works in the rock star's office. (His desk sits under a framed gold record with a dead spider caught in the glass.)

His boss, whose real name is Ollie Thomas, is as socially awkward off stage as he is charismatic on stage. He is depressed about his pending divorce. His greatest fame is behind him, his biggest hit "Partly Cloudy Thursday (Blast With Me)" was a cliched monstrosity written to please record executives. His rock n' roll lifestyle mostly consists of finding ways to keep his laundry from stinking while on the road and trying to remain anonymous while buying Preparation-H.

Blast assigns the task of keeping up with his social networking to Ethan. Ethan starts to correspond with Candi through e-mail and chats in the guise of the rock star. The conversation soon becomes steamy. The game spirals out of control when Blast performs a concert in Candi's hometown and Candi is mistaken first for a groupie and then for a delusional stalker.

Candi must try to prove (and retain) her sanity. Ethan must decide whether to risk jail by telling the truth. A terrified Ollie has to come to terms with his relationship with his Blast character and the consequences of his fame.

Available Dates:

March 16: Writer Wonderland - cancelled
March 16: Undercover Book Reviews
March 23: Unabridged Andra's
March 30: Our Families Adventure
April 6: Margay Leah Justice
April 6: Straight from the Library