Story Plant hardcover

ISBN: 978-1-61188-069-4

Fiction Studio Books e-book

ISBN: 978-1-943486-32-8

Publication date: November 5, 2013

306 pages

What happens when everything you thought was true changes all at once? What happens when each relationship that means anything to you suddenly becomes far more real than you ever thought it would be? What happens when every moment becomes invaluable as all of them pass far too quickly?

Flash and Dazzle is the story of two friends who have known the best of times who develop a true taste for life during the worst of times. It is the story of the friends and lovers who enter their orbit, some for a long time and some only for a moment. It is the story of legacies, burdens, and the kinds of secrets that are only revealed when there’s nothing left to tell.

It is a funny, moving, deeply honest novel that will inspire you to call everyone you care about and thank everyone you know for what they’ve given you.


Flash and Dazzle 

Lou Aronica

“An unlikely story, of two guys nonetheless, to really warm your heart, maybe hold some people a little closer, and live each moment to the fullest. Check it out – you’ll be glad you did!”

– My Dog-eared Purpose

“Lou Aronica is a master storyteller and reaches right in and touches one’s heart with the humanness of his characters. He stirs emotions and senses that bring tears and laughter…. Flash and Dazzle is a poignant story that lingers in the memory.”
– Long and Short Reviews


“Lou Aronica masterfully crafted this emotional story. The characters Rich Flaster and Eric Dazman are so real, the reader will feel like they are part of the duo’s close knit friends.”
– Literarily Illumined


Flash and Dazzle was an absolutely phenomenal book that just pulls at the heart strings. It’s light and fun while being heavy and serious all at the same time. Their story reflects life in such a perfect and endearing way, and I ate up every word of it.”
– Peace Love Books

“The story line is powerful and the concept is unique so the end result is that this is an excellent read.”
– Cassandra M’s Place


“I felt as if this was the most honest story I have read this year and one that I will not soon forget. It touched my heart and soul in a very deep and profound manner. To say I loved it is a much lesser representation of how I truly felt.”
– Beth Art from the Heart

“Remarkable story about friendship and love…. This is a creatively insightful window not only into the modern world of advertising, but into the very essence of what it means for a young man in the Millennium generation to be best friends with another.”
– Author Exposure

“A dynamic contemporary novel that readers will for sure find fully engaging and worthwhile reading. Lou Aronica is a talented writer who uses subtlety rather than explicit description to depict the normalcy, quirkiness and fluctuations of honest characters. Terrific writing and reading!”

– Crystal Book Reviews

“The book is unexpected and great and incredibly sad. It is really just spectacular and I definitely recommend it. Just be prepared for a bit of an emotional rollercoaster.”

– Witless Witticisms

A New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Lou Aronica is known for the uncommon depth of emotion to his stories and the vivid realism of his characters. New York Times bestselling author Susan Elizabeth Phillips called The Forever Year “pure pleasure from beginning to end, beautifully written and emotionally rich” and Blogcritics said that Blue was “like experiencing a lucid dream with depth and detail that play on all five senses.”