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Know the Heroine from The Ebb by Effrosyni Moschoudi @FrostieMoss #RLFblog #romanceEffrosyni Moschoudi, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here! We’re excited to find out more about your heroine, but first, tell us about the book.

The Ebb by Effrosyni Moschoudi

Genre Romance with a paranormal twist
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG
When Sofia falls in love, a mourning spirit begins to haunt her…
CORFU, 1987
On a long holiday with her grandparents, Sofia Aspioti meets Danny Markson, a charming flirt who makes her laugh. Although she tries to keep him at arm’s length, worried that village gossip will get back to her strict family, she falls desperately in love. That’s when strange dreams about Brighton’s West Pier and a woman dressed in black begin to haunt her. Who is this grieving woman? And how is her lament related to Sofia’s feelings for Danny?
BRIGHTON, 1937
Dreaming of wealth and happiness, Laura Mayfield arrives in Brighton to pursue a new life. She falls for Christian Searle, a happy-go-lucky stagehand at the West Pier theatre, but when she’s offered a chance to perform there, her love for him is put to the test. Charles Willard, a wealthy aristocrat, is fascinated by her and pursues her relentlessly. Will Laura choose love…or money?

“Ms. Moschoudi is proving to be a skilled storyteller who takes her readers on a wonderful ride.”
~David M. Wind, author of Queen of Knights

“Reading Ms Moschoudi’s work is like visiting a friend. You are so wrapped up in the story that you don’t want it to end!”
~Julie Blaskie, Amazon reviewer

“I could feel the warm sun and sandy beaches even on a cold dreary day.”
~Helen Johnson Brumbaugh, Amazon reviewer

The Ebb is a feel good, summer holiday romance. Even though it’s the first book in a series, it has a satisfactory ending and can be enjoyed as a standalone read.

Know the Heroine from The Ebb

Here are some fun questions to help us know your heroine.
It’s late, she’s bored. What does she do?
Sofia loves to daydream or to write poetry so she’s likely to do one of the two. Or even both.
What kind of food would she impulse buy if hungry?
A cheese pastry. It’s one of the most popular go-to snacks for students in Athens such as herself.
Describe the kind of clothes she prefers to wear.
She works on a sports pier on the beach in Corfu during the summer so wears her swimsuit all day long. In the evenings, she wears shorts or mini skirts and flimsy cotton t-shirts as it’s too hot and humid to wear anything else.
Does she know how to fix things?
Goodness, no! These things are done only by men in her Greek world of the 1980s…
She tried to do something and it went badly. Tell us about it.
When things go bad, Sofia tends to get upset and cry. Not because she’s weak but because she’s grown too fed up to handle her inner misery by now. Her parents are overprotective, and her father, especially, is very strict and expects her to be perfect in every way. The last time she got in trouble with her dad was when she had some fun going out for a drink with her cousins but neglected to drop by her uncle Yannis’s restaurant on her way home like she was supposed to. In her defense, though, Uncle Yannis gives her the creeps…
How does she act around children she doesn’t know?
Sofia is sweet and gentle with children. Her mother and grandmother are both affectionate, nurturing women who show her love generously, so she acts the same towards the young ones. Sofia actually likes the shy children the most, as they remind her of her at that age. She loves to make them laugh.
What is she like first thing in the morning?
Sofia stretches like a cat and yawns a lot in bed, snoozing for a good while before getting up. She dresses quickly in casual attire and after a cup of tea and some buttered toast she’s ready to face the day. When she rushes to catch the bus to Athens for her studies, she often skips breakfast and grabs a cheese pastry on her way to University.
How does she act around people who don’t know what she is?
Sofia acts nonchalant with everyone, and has become masterful over time at hiding her true feelings and wishes. She has many secrets because she was raised by overprotective parents and is plagued by village gossip in Corfu as well where she spends her summer holidays with her grandparents. The only person who knows all her secrets is her best friend Loula. Together, they visited a clairvoyant who told Sofia that Danny, the English tourist she’s fallen for, is someone she loved in a previous life. She also helped her make some sense of the grieving woman that haunts her dreams, dictating poems to her.
Will she let a worker handle things or do it herself?
Sofia doesn’t hire workers and lets her parents or grandparents deal with these things. She never does this sort of thing as everyone still treats her like a minor despite her being twenty years old. Even when she tries to get a job for the first time (in a sports pier in Corfu during the summer of 1987), she has to get her father’s permission first!
Earrings/piercings/tattoos or unadorned skin?
Pierced earrings are okay. Sofia got her ears pierced as a teen which is very common in Greece and was deemed acceptable by her family. Anything else would be unheard of. Her family would have a fit, but she wouldn’t want to have any tattoos or piercings anyway. In her world, that’s a very uncommon thing to see.
Personal vehicle or public transport?
Sofia doesn’t have a driver’s license so she takes buses to visit the Athens university. For her annual visit to the island of Corfu, she takes a coach, then a ferry across from the mainland.
Recycle or toss?
Recycling isn’t a widespread practice in the 1980s in Greece. So, the only recycling Sofia does is that of printed paper. She uses the blank side for noting stuff down. Oh. And she donates her old clothes to the local church or to poor families in her neighborhood.
Thanks for helping us get to know your heroine!

Where to buy The Ebb

Amazon http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00LGNYEPC

Effrosyni Moschoudi Social Media

Effrosyni Moschoudi was born and raised in Athens, Greece. As a child, she loved to sit alone in her garden scribbling rhymes about flowers, butterflies and ants. Today, she writes books for the romantic at heart. She lives in a quaint seaside town near Athens with her husband Andy and a ridiculous amount of books and DVDs.
Her debut novel, The Necklace of Goddess Athena, has won a silver medal in the 2017 book awards of Readers’ Favorite. The Ebb, her romance set in Corfu that’s inspired from her summers there in the 1980s, is an ABNA Q-Finalist.
Effrosyni is a member of the writer’s groups eNovel Authors at Work, ASMSG and The Fantasy and Scifi Network. Her novels are Amazon bestsellers, having hit #1 several times, and are available in kindle and paperback format.
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The Ebb by Effrosyni Moschoudi @FrostieMoss #RLFblog #romanceEffrosyni Moschoudi, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here! Please tell us about your book.

The Ebb by Effrosyni Moschoudi

Genre summer romance/beach romance
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): sweet romance
When Sofia falls in love, a mourning spirit begins to haunt her…
Corfu, Greece, 1987
On a long holiday with her grandparents, Sofia Aspioti meets Danny Markson, a charming flirt who makes her laugh. Although she tries to keep him at arm’s length, worried that village gossip will get back to her strict family, she falls desperately in love. That’s when strange dreams about Brighton’s West Pier and a woman dressed in black begin to haunt her. Who is this grieving woman? And how is her lament related to Sofia’s feelings for Danny?
Brighton, England, 1937
Dreaming of wealth and happiness, Laura Mayfield arrives in Brighton to pursue a new life. She falls for Christian Searle, a happy-go-lucky stagehand at the West Pier theatre, but when she’s offered a chance to perform there, her love for him is put to the test. Charles Willard, a wealthy aristocrat, is fascinated by her and pursues her relentlessly. Will Laura choose love…or money?

Where to buy The Ebb

Amazon http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00LGNYEPC
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Effrosyni Moschoudi Social Media

Effrosyni Moschoudi was born and raised in Athens, Greece. As a child, she loved to sit alone in her garden scribbling rhymes about flowers, butterflies and ants. Today, she writes books for the romantics at heart. She lives in a quaint seaside town near Athens with her husband Andy and a ridiculous amount of books and DVDs.
Her debut novel, The Necklace of Goddess Athena, has won a silver medal in the 2017 book awards of Readers’ Favorite. The Ebb, her romance set in Corfu that’s inspired from her summers there in the 1980s, is an ABNA Q-Finalist.
Effrosyni is a member of the writer’s groups eNovel Authors at Work, ASMSG and The Fantasy & Scifi Network. Her novels are Amazon bestsellers, having hit #1 several times, and are available in kindle and paperback format.
Go here to grab free PDF books from this author: http://effrosyniwrites.com/free-stuff/
Visit her website for free excerpts, book trailers, her travel guide to Corfu, yummy recipes, and to join her newsletter for her news and special offers: http://www.effrosyniwrites.com
Website http://www.effrosyniwrites.com
Blog http://www.effrosyniwrites.com
Twitter http://www.twitter.com/frostiemoss
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/authoreffrosyni
Pinterest http://www.pinterest.com/efrosinimoschou/
Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7362780.Effrosyni_Moschoudi
Amazon Author Page http://www.amazon.com/author/effrosyni
Newsletter http://effrosyniwrites.com/newsletter/

 

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When Sofia falls in love, a mourning spirit begins to haunt her…
Corfu, 1987
On a long holiday with her grandparents, Sofia Aspioti meets Danny Markson, a charming flirt who makes her laugh. Although she tries to keep him at arm’s length, worried that village gossip will get back to her strict family, she falls desperately in love. That’s when strange dreams about Brighton’s West Pier and a woman dressed in black begin to haunt her. Who is this grieving woman? And how is her lament related to Sofia’s feelings for Danny?
Brighton, 1937
Dreaming of wealth and happiness, Laura Mayfield arrives in Brighton to pursue a new life. She falls for Christian Searle, a happy-go-lucky stagehand at the West Pier theatre, but when she’s offered a chance to perform there, her love for him is put to the test. Charles Willard, a wealthy aristocrat, is fascinated by her and pursues her relentlessly. Will Laura choose love…or money?
“Ms. Moschoudi is proving to be a skilled storyteller who takes her readers on a wonderful ride.”
~David M. Wind, author of Queen of Knights
“Reading Ms Moschoudi’s work is like visiting a friend. You are so wrapped up in the story that you don’t want it to end!”
The Ebb is a feel good, summer holiday read. Its two timelines begin to merge in The Flow and finally become one story in The Storm. Although The Ebb creates a strong premise for the rest of the series it has a satisfactory ending and can be an enjoyable standalone read. Download it and escape to a Greek island paradise today!
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