Seacrest is touring, and I'm delighted to be one of the stops on the tour today. See below for lots more interesting places to learn more about this romantic mystery---bestselling author Victoria Howard calls it "A poignant love story that will have you reaching for the tissues...Every woman needs her own Finn MGraw..." and you can find my review on Goodreads here

Follow the rest of the tour at:

10/28 Chapter Review The Book Connection 
10/28 Chapter Review A Little Bit of Spice
10/29  Review  T B R
10/31 Interview Sheila Deeth
 11/1 Except My Kindle Fever
11/4 Review Cathy Brockman romances
11/7 Guest Post Sheila Deeth 
11/8 Review Jbarrett5
11/21 Guest Post Mythical Books 
11/25 Interview Curse of the Bibliophile
11/26 Review Pure Jonel 
11/26 Excerpt Sylv Jenkins Author 
11/29 Review Harlie's Books 
11/28 Review The Dark Phantom Review
11/28 Review Life in an Island Paradise
11/29 Review  Lissette E. Manning
Amazon Review LaGina
Amazon Review Grandbub
Amazon Review melanie ramey

They say it’s better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.

Finn McGraw disagrees.

He was just seventeen when he had a torrid summer affair with the girl who stole his heart—and then inexplicably turned on him. Finn may have moved on with his life, but he’s never forgotten her.

Now, ten years later, he’s got more than his lost love to worry about. A horrific accident turns his life upside down, resurrecting the ghosts of his long-dead family and taking the lives of the few people he has left.

Finn always believed his estranged brother was responsible for the fire that killed their family—but an unexpected inheritance with a mystery attached throws everything he knows into doubt.

And on top of that, the beguiling daughter of his wealthy employer has secrets of her own. But the closer he gets, the harder she pushes him away.

The Seacrest is a story of intrigue and betrayal, of secrets and second chances—and above all, of a love that never dies.


“Life can change in the blink of an eye,” says Finn in the opening line of Aaron Paul Lazar’s gently romantic mystery/drama, Seacrest. The boss’s daughter falls from her horse, a cop car pulls up to the house, and bad news turns life, love and promises to dust.
Finn’s marriage isn’t great but it seems good enough, until Finn’s wife and his brother die in a car accident. Then Finn has to wonder, why were they together when he and his brother had been estranged so long.
Past hurts are easily blamed on other people, especially when someone to blame stands close at hand. But present pain is perfectly balanced by memory's balm, in writing where chapters switch seamlessly between Finn’s childhood and the present day. Evocative scenes of a quiet small-town boy’s first steps toward love are interspersed with present mystery and loss. Two American eras stand clearly defined and beautifully drawn. Finn is convincing as both child and man. And the twin mysteries of past and present tragedy combine into a fascinating tale of a young couple, overcoming life’s misunderstandings and reaching for truth.
Two romances grow in this tale, between boy and girl, and now between man and woman. Families, thrown together by love and torn by false assumptions, rise from the ashes. Present-day, large-world drama meets small-town affection, and the result is a well-structured, deeply evocative, and pleasingly emotional tale. By the final page, I’m falling in love with Finn’s community, and looking forward to further books in the series.

Disclosure: I was lucky enough to read an eARC of this book before publication.

Aaron Paul Lazar writes to soothe his soul. An award-winning, bestselling Kindle author of three addictive mystery series, writing books, and a new love story, Aaron enjoys the Genesee Valley countryside in upstate New York, where his characters embrace life, play with their dogs and grandkids, grow sumptuous gardens, and chase bad guys. Visit his website at and watch for his upcoming releases THE SEACREST (2013), SANCTUARY (2014), and VIRTUOSO (2014).

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Hi, Sheila! Thanks so much for your thoughtful and much appreciated review. I am grateful that you enjoyed the story and thank you for hosting me today on your blog. ;o) Warmest wishes - Aaron

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