Thursday, July 13, 2023

A Journey of Change – #ComingOfAge #RoadTrip #Giveaway @AuthorLAmbrosio

Reflections on the Boulevard cover

Welcome back to Beyond Romance, Louis! Can you share a bit about the genesis of this book? What got you started writing it? What kept you writing?

The obvious answer to the question is I had to continue the story. The books work on various planes, religion, social, death, love, and the unconditional. The third book will also cover the intellectual.

So, when I started to think about the characters in the second book, I knew Michael needed to be a guide as well as he needed one. Ron, the youth, showed him the innocence, while Michael showed him beauty and showed him that the individual doesn’t live for the moment but lives for life. While teaching him all this, he explains who the Reservoir Man was and to fear its corruption.

Before there was Ron, I remembered the male couples in my life: Abbot and Costello, Lewis and Martin, and Crosby and Hope and, their relationship - how they cared for each other, one teaching the other.

As a kid I loved them. As I got older, I would always watch reruns, but I wondered where they slept. The producers never let us in; we saw the living room but no bedroom. I thought this innocent, not thinking they might be sleeping together.

Well, this is where the Ron and Michael relationship began to be defined. Certain situations resemble the storylines of these guys.

They set the definition of male-to-male relationship teaching, searching, experiments, and being silly. Here is Ron and Michael's relationship and mine.

One of points, a major one, is how deep can one man love another; how far can they go in expressing this. Men are lonely. Let's exclude a girlfriend or a wife; they give the male whole companionship. But that wears off and the male again is alone; maybe a son can bridge that feeling, maybe not—going back in years the young man alone at 19, there is no one to hold. This is all good for their attempting to search, feel, and maybe find.

PLEASE note there is a lot more in my novel like death, love, celebration, and much more.

I love to tell stories and point out life lessons. As a young man I use to love to tell stories that never happened, but I grew out of that.

Passion keeps me writing –sharing in what I have discovered IN living.


Michael's story continues from A Reservoir Man (2022) where we find him teaching at a university ready to retire. He unexpectedly meets a young man named Ron who becomes his protégé and journeys with him in a haphazard adventure throughout America and Europe. In Michael's final journey in life, each twist and turn of the road brings unexpected adventures. The journey taken is one of joy, friendship, and discovery.


On one particularly bumpy part of the trail, Michael assured Ron.

"You look great and natural on that mule! Like Gene Autry!” Ron was falling over now, off the mule. Ron had some choice language for Michael. After a minute he also asked, “Who is Gene Autry?”

He was the cowboy who sang 'Don’t Fence Me In'!”

The mule train proved to be extraordinary. The views were spectacular; being inside the canyon was the best. The formation of the rocks was either tilted, straight, or flat. The horizontal layers of rocks produced the colors yellow, red, and blue. The mule and Ron were no problem; he was a natural mule rider. Thank heavens he told the mule about his relationship with Rhonda - that was the key to their bonding. Ron had a wonderful time, even if his butt was in pain. He felt the saddle was still attached to his bottom even after they left.

They found a bench looking at their incredible view of the North Rim. Michael turned to Ron telling him how nice and cool their friendship was. Michael agreed.

I had so many friends and partners, but I was never able to have as much fun and conversations as I have had with you, Ron.”

Partners like Gail, your former business partner?" Ron asked.

Michael playfully responded, "No, like loving, and those other things.”

About the Author

Louis J. Ambrosio ran one of the most nurturing bi-coastal talent agencies in Los Angeles and New York. He started his career as a theatrical producer, running two major regional theaters for eight seasons. Ambrosio taught at seven universities. Ambrosio also distinguished himself as an award-winning film producer and novelist over the course of his impressive career.







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Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thank you for hosting!

LJ Ambrosio said...


Sherry said...

Sounds like a book I will enjoy reading.

LJ Ambrosio said...

sherry you would it is fun toughful and very insightful on friendship love and death

Lisabet Sarai said...

Hello, Louis. Welcome to Beyond Romance - forgive my tardiness.

I love your cover, by the way.

LJ Ambrosio said...

thank you i hope you et a chance to read the book

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