Monday, December 4, 2017

Western Song by Leigh Podgorski - Book Tour + Giveaway

From award winning playwright and screenwriter Leigh Podgorski
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Leigh Podgorski
Genre: Contemporary Western Romance
Publisher: Solstice Publishing
Publication Date: June 21, 2017
Western Song
As she discovers the true meaning of freedom, he discovers he's lost his heart.
Western Song is a timeless love story filled with rich unique characters played out beneath the wide Wyoming sky about a bull riding rancher and his recently deceased best buddy’s Thai immigrant mail order bride; as she discovers the true power of freedom, he discovers he’s lost his heart.
A moving, thought-provoking read...beautifully written ... Highly recommend for fans of literary Western/romantic fiction...
- Claire Middleton--Goodreads; Barnes & Noble; IndieBook Reviewers
"Western Song" grabbed me from the opening pages and didn't let go until the very end. ... this book could cross genres, not just for fans of the western romance and interracial drama...but for anyone who just likes a moving, beautifully-written, and powerful read!
- Steph Coleman --Goodreads; Barnes & Noble; Indie Book Reviewers

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Weston rose, tucking his shirt into his pants and sauntered around to Song’s side of the table. “I do not believe I am allowed to escort a lady home if I haven’t danced with her at least once.”
“Oh, she can’t dance, Wes,” Jack said looking up at him with a wide grin. “Her feet’ve killed her.”
“Excuse me, Jack.” Weston reached past Jack and took Song’s arm.
Gazing at Weston, Song slowly rose. Weston effortlessly guided her to the dance floor. Zebadiah and Olive had not left the center of the hall, their arms still encircling each other. Zeb glanced up as Weston and Song entered and tapped Olive on the shoulder. Sleepily she raised her head, glanced at Weston and Song, smiled, then, promptly replaced her heavy head back on Zeb’s welcoming shoulder.
Weston and Song danced. As the haunting strains of the melancholy ballad swelled, Weston led Song in a flawless waltz. Though he’d had a considerable amount to drink, he moved easily, elegantly, and Song matched him step for step. On the dance floor, under the twinkling lights, she was ethereal, her beauty captivating. As they glided around the dance floor in an ever-widening circle it was as if they were claiming this space, this night as their own. Weston pulled her in more tightly to him. Closer and closer he held her, dancing now so tightly together, her lovely face tilted upwards, her high cheekbones flushed with rose, her black velvet eyes as sparkly as snow drops, that with one slight movement, one easy move downward, he would be kissing her.
The music swelled to a crescendo and suddenly like an elevator that jams, like a film split from its reel, like a car brought sickeningly to a screeching halt when met by an immovable object like the stone turret of a bridge, it stopped. Bright lights buzzed on, musicians’ cases snapped closed, loud voices yelled “good night.”
 Weston and Song blinked, stunned in the blinding light. They stood captured while action swirled all around them. Then, quickly, they dropped their hands from their embrace and moved back from each other.
But not quickly enough.
Weston coughed uncomfortably. “Welp, I guess that’s the end of this rodeo.”
“Never mind. Just another one of those idiots.”
“Come on, Song. Time to go.”
Zebadiah and Olive joined them. Together the four of them left the dance hall, Zebadiah and Olive still draped around each other, Weston and Song walking stiffly side by side, leaving enough room for the F-250 to roll right through them, never mind the Holy Ghost.

Dream Cast—Western Song by Leigh Podgorski
Always so exciting to imagine your dream cast for a novel or a play or a screenplay, it makes the piece come alive in a way nothing else can—except for the actual casting for a film or play!
Behold below, my dream cast for Western Song. Hollywood calling!
For Weston Beaudurant—ruggedly handsome Ewan McGregor. Oh, yeah, any woman’s dream!
Best known for the TV Series Fargo and the film Beauty and the Beast, Ewan is a versatile actor with more than 79 credits and counting. Is there a Western in his future?

Michelle Ang is well known around the world for her work as a regular cast member on the Australian show "Neighbours", "Outrageous Fortune" and the hit teen show "The Tribe" I think Michelle would be a perfect romantic Song Phan Rang to Ewan’s Weston.
Of course no Romance would be complete without a triangle. Well, maybe we could name a few, but this one not only has a triangle, but two broken-hearted unrequited loves.
Strong, smart, competent, and beautiful lawyer Winona Velez loses her heart to, who else, Weston Beaudurant. And who else to play her but the fabulous Jessica Alba?

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Our second broken heart belongs to, yup, another lawyer, Jack Deerstalker. Jack is a young, dynamic Native America who is felled by the beguiling Song. My top pick for Jack, the powerful, compelling actor, Eddie Spears.

Weston is a powerful presence in the town of Wild River, and he has a passel of friends. One of his oldest friends is the shaman Mad Bear. Wise, funny, and mentor to Jack, Mad Bear has a calming aura, though he has been known to mix it up with the best of them. My dream choice for Mad Bear? The formidable Graham Greene.

Next to Mad Bear is Zebadiah, Weston’s best friend from their school days, now married to his little sister Olive.  Zeb is staunch and true, a firm stalwart of the Beaudurant family. Walton Goggins would be my dream pick for this role.
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Finally, one of the deepest hearts of the piece is Weston’s sister, Zeb’s wife, Olive. When the brother and sister lost first their father and then their mother, it was Olive who held the household together. It is always Olive to whom Weston turns, though he’ll be durned if he’ll admit it. Rounding out my dream cast is the lovely and talented Zoe Deschenel as Olive Chantry.,0,750,1000_AL_.jpg

So, there you have it.
My very own Dream Team.
Sometimes, dreams do come true. Or, from another great Hollywood “dream”:”If you build it, they will come.”*
Stay tuned!

*From the Book Shoeless Joe by W.P. Kinsella
Movie  Field of Dreams produced by Kevin Costner

Book Tour Schedule

Follow the book tour from November 28 - December 11, 2017.
Visit each tour stop daily and discover more features, excerpts, reviews, interviews, fun facts and more!
To check the latest tour schedule, visit the Western Song Book Page at Book Unleashed.


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Western Song (eBook)
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Contest runs from November 28 - December 11, 2017.

About Leigh Podgorski

Leigh Podgorski
Leigh Podgorski is an award winning playwright and screenwriter. Among her favorite projects are a play and documentary on Cahuilla elder Katherine Siva Saubel entitled We Are Still Here and the one-act play Windstorm for which she interviewed Dr. Elisabeth Kubler Ross. Leigh’s novels include The Women Debrowska that is loosely based on her own Polish ancestry, Ouray’s Peak which follows the story of one matriarchal Ute Indian lineage, and the metaphysical mystery series Stone Quest that includes Desert Chimera, Gallows Ascending, and Neuri Shape-Shifter. Several of her theatrical monologues have been published by Meriwether Publishing, Gerald Lee Ratliff, editor. Her newest novel is Western Song published by Solstice Publishing.
Western Song is a timeless love story filled with rich unique characters played out beneath the wide Wyoming sky about a bull riding rancher and his recently deceased best buddy’s Thai immigrant mail order bride; as she learns the true power of freedom, he discovers he’s lost his heart. In addition, Solstice has also published Leigh’s short story The Season of the Neuri Knight, a short story that will be released as a standalone and is currently available in the Anthology Realms of Fantastic Stories Vol2; and the novella My Soul to Take, which will be released on October 31st in the Anthology Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep Vol 6 and also as a standalone.
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