Expected Publication Date- late August 2013
“How do you recognize your soulmate?
In glittery 1980’s Los Angeles, Beau Kellogg is a brilliant Broadway lyricist now writing advertising jingles and yearning for one more hit to compensate for his miserable marriage and disappointing life.
Amanda Harary, a young singer out of synch with her contemporaries, works at a small New York hotel, while she dreams of singing on Broadway.
When they meet late at night over the hotel switchboard, what begins will bring them each unexpected success, untold joy, and piercing heartache … until they learn that some connections, however improbable, are meant to last forever.
“STEALING FIRE is, at its heart, a story for romantics everywhere, who believe in the transformative power of love.”
STEALING FIRE was a 2012 quarter-finalist in the amazon Breakthrough Novel Award Contest.
Susan Sloate is the author or co-author of more than 20 books, including Realizing You(with Ronald Doades), a recent self-help novel, and the 2003 #6 Amazon bestseller, Forward to Camelot (with Kevin Finn), which took honors in 3 literary competitions and was optioned by a Hollywood company for film production.
She has written young-adult fiction and non-fiction, including the children’s biography Ray Charles: Find Another Way!, which was honored in the 2007 Children’s Moonbeam Book Awards. Mysteries Unwrapped: The Secrets of Alcatraz led to her 2009 appearance on the TV series MysteryQuest on The History Channel. Amelia Earhart: Challenging the Skies is a perennial young-adult Amazon bestseller. She has also been a sportswriter and screenwriter, managed two recent political campaigns, and founded an author’s festival in her hometown outside Charleston, SC.
Stealing Fire was a Quarter-Finalist in the 2012 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award contest and combines autobiographical experience with her lifelong love of the musical theater. She is proud to be distantly related to Broadway legend Fred Ebb, the lyricist for Cabaret,Chicago, All That Jazz and New York, New York.
Visit Susan online at http://susansloate.com.
Beverly’s Review of Stealing Fire:
This is categorically a book I wouldn’t have picked up (my tastes tend to run more towards paranormal and erotica), but I am SO GLAD I said I would review it. It was wonderful.
The beginning started a little slow and I thought, well, I hope it gets better. What I didn’t expect was how it weaved through my brain as I read until I couldn’t put it down. I felt the joy and pain of Amanda’s emotions when they finally came alive. It was her beginning, her life as a child of a bitter mother that was so hard to take. Amanda was born in the wrong time, always out of step with those around her.
Beau was a bit of an ass. But through Amanda’s eyes he was charming and for Amanda he tried to be a better man. Life and his choices made him who he was, an egotistical artist with a family life he hid from everyone even Amanda.
When they began to talk late at night, over the phone, they recognized something in the other. Meeting in person gave spark to the interest the conversations had begun. A May-December romance, Beau backed from Amanda to be noble. He knew he wasn’t good enough for her so he wanted to do the right thing for her.
Stealing Fire wrapped its tendrils around me and didn’t let go. The characters of Amanda and Beau seemed so real. Their emotions, their fears came to life for me. A hauntingly lovely romance between a young woman out of step with time and a man all too conscious of the years between them.