I immediately contacted Bert to come for an interview on my blog but he was too busy to write his next book – until now, that “Through the Riptide: Colin Preston Book II” has been released. I cannot wait to get my hands on that book.
Here is the blurb, followed by an interview with Bert:An attractive thirty year old professional woman leaves NYC after being attacked there and finds a new job by the seashore. She has to decide whether she will date her ex-boyfriend or a mysterious new man she meets on a bus ride. Filled with passion, emotion, romance and the excitement of a summer by the sea…
“Colin Preston Rocked And Rolled” by Bert Murray is a great coming of age story set on a campus in the 1980s. Colin Preston, a very likeable and interesting main character dates a very attractive but difficult girl and some of his friends have also a lot of baggage and issues that impact on Colin’s life. For example Chester with his psychological problems and cocky Karl who turns into a love rival.
The student life is a great background for the growing up that the characters have to do; anybody who was around at that time will appreciate the many witty references of cinematic and musical nature.
The book took me down my own memory lane and astonished me with its authentic feel of those days. I found the style to be warm and charming in many ways but without ever making the more serious notes feel out of place. It reads as realistic as a memoir with engaging characters and multiple plotlines.
A real treat.