Monday, November 30, 2020

Virtual Tour ~ Storm Warning by Thom Collins

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Storm Warning

by Thom Collins

Jamie Johnson is going to sea for the first time in his life. Atlantic Star is one of the most luxurious cruise ships in the world, and a two-week trip to Iceland offers Jamie the perfect escape. His life has been on hold since the death of his husband and a working holiday onboard a state-of-the-art ship is an opportunity to explore the world he’s been hiding from. A chance to think about his future and decide what he wants to do with the rest of his life.

When Dexter Fordyce steps onboard, all he wants is a good time. The cruise is his first holiday in years, and workaholic Dexter is ready to relax and enjoy himself. If he can manage a little fun with someone like Jamie, even better. Jamie is flattered by the attention. Dexter is handsome, charming and great fun and proves impossible to resist.

Jamie’s hopes of romance died with his husband. The prospect of a shipboard passion is attractive, but Jamie’s heart has been broken for too long and he can’t take the risk of falling in love. With stormy weather ahead, the two men are set for a voyage they will never forget.

Now for an excerpt:  

Jamie gazed at Dexter again. From his expression, bemused embarrassment, he appeared to share Jamie’s feelings on the matter. Their eyes locked, lingering for a long moment. Jamie looked away before any of the others noticed the exchange.

Maybe Dexter wasn’t as young as he first thought. There were lines around his eyes, suggesting maturity, which put his age in his thirties rather than twenties. Was there just a hint of grey at the temples of his otherwise jet-black hair? Jamie couldn’t be sure in the soft light of the restaurant. There were seductive shades of hazel and amber in his eyes, very like his mother. He didn’t know what his father looked like, but Rachel was right about Dexter inheriting some of Davina’s striking looks.

Whatever his background, Dexter didn’t share Davina’s accent. There was no trace of America in his voice. The soft, southern delivery suggested an upbringing exclusive to England, most likely a posh area of London.

It was impossible for Jamie to keep his eyes off him. Dexter was the most attractive man he’d met in years.

Time for an Interview!

1. Describe yourself in three words.
Committed. Driven. Ambitious. I think it would be impossible to write a book without those three things. In the past, when I haven’t had the commitment or drive, I’ve been left with piles of barely started manuscripts. These days, I don’t allow myself to get distracted or to abandon a story because I have another idea. A great idea with still be great once I finish the thing I’m writing. There’s no reason to abandon a project for another one.

2. Cast your book. Tell us who would play the main characters in a movie and why (send pictures!).
This is easy because for most of my characters, I cast them before I begin, and keep pictures of the actors to hand while I’m working. So, for Jamie, I’ll have Jamie Lomas, a British soap opera actor. Dexter would be Alfred Enoch, who was in the Harry Potter films, and his fabulous mother Davina would be Shelia Ferguson, from The Three Degrees.

3. What’s your favorite love scene from a movie?
This will sound strange because I haven’t seen the movie, but in Cocktail, there’s a scene when Tom Cruise and Elizabeth Shue make out under a waterfall. I only know this from the video of the Beach Boys song Kokomo which features in the film. I watch the video all the time on You Tube and that scene looks fun, glamourous, exotic and very sexy. I love it when they both slip off their swimming costumes beneath the water and fling them away.

4. What’s your wildest fantasy?
I don’t really have one. I indulged most of them in my twenties and got it out of my system back them. Threesomes, groups, fetish clubs – been there, done that. So, these days, I think I’ll just say – making out with a young Tom Cruise under a tropical waterfall. That will do nicely.

5. If you were to lose one of your senses, which would you rather lose and why?
I’m quite superstitious so I’ll pass on this one. I feel whatever I say could jinx things for the future.

6. What is the naughtiest thing you did as a kid?
One thing leaps to mind. We used to have an annual summer gala where I lived, and each year a local celebrity would come to kick things off. Because it was a fishing community, a local child would be chosen to present the celebrity with a dressed salmon as part of the opening ceremony. When I was about seven or eight, I was chosen to present the fish. The celebrity was a local newsreader and I didn’t like him at all. After a lot of drama during which I refused to go on stage, my mother eventually dragged me on. All I remember is dashing forward, throwing this salmon straight at the newsreader, and running away. I wish we’d had phone cameras back then, because I’d love to see his reaction to that again.


Boxers or Briefs? Briefs
Top or Bottom? Versatile – why limit yourself?
Pajamas or nude? Nude
Hairy chests or smooth? Hairy
Alpha or Beta? Argh. My most hated words in the whole romance genre. I would banish both from our vocabulary. Sorry.

Honestly, I can't say I blame you on the alpha/beta thing. It's not my favorite contrast, either. 

About the Author: 

Thom Collins is the author of Closer by Morning, North Point and the Anthem Trilogy. His love of page turning thrillers began at an early age when his mother caught him reading the latest Jackie Collins book and confiscated it, sparking a life-long love of raunchy novels.

He is currently working on a new series.

Thom has lived in the North East of England his whole life. He grew up in Northumberland and now lives in County Durham with his husband and two cats. He loves all kinds of genre fiction, especially bonk-busters, thrillers, romance and horror. He is also a cookery book addict with far too many titles cluttering his shelves. When not writing he can be found in the kitchen trying out new recipes. He’s a keen traveler but with a fear of flying that gets worse with age, but in 2013 he realized cruising is the best way to see the world.

Check out his website for news updates and a free ebook The Night


Twitter: @thomwolf 

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Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Blurb Blitz ~ Mimi's Paris Dilemma ~ Translated by Elizabeth Cooke


This post is part of a virtual book tour organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. Elizabeth Cooke will be awarding a $25 Amazon/BN GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour. Click on the tour banner to see the other stops on the tour.

Mimi’s Paris dilemma overwhelms her. She feels desolate, unappreciated, her celebrity status lost. The Parisiennes, the women of Paris, have turned against her. They are sympathique to the fate of a woman incarcerated for murder and reject Mimi, who was instrumental in bringing about that fate.

In this, Book Two of The Mimi Series, new crimes are committed. Mimi again is instrumental in helping solve them because of her sensitive petit nez, which pursues nasal clues where no human can follow.

Where few are aware of how truly skillful the little dog is, they slowly come to realize her value, and Mimi’s reputation is gradually restored to its full power.

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“Different indeed,” Nicole exclaimed. “More like unique.

Imagine having a dog as co-anchor on an interview show like the popular TONIGHT!”

“Unique, eh?” Rene countered.

“I can’t wait,” Nicole enthused. “But let us start after the fate of Stephan Ledax is decided and the trial done.”

* * * * *

Three weeks went by before Nicole Marcel and Mimi became full-time co-anchors on the TONIGHT TV interview show. They waited to take up their duties until the trial of Stephan Ledax was over.

Nicole testified before the court, as did Rene Couteau, to the attempted rape in the changing room of the studio. The verdict was unanimous: guilty of sexual assault.

During the course of the proceedings, there was testimony from six other women, relating to the pattern of behavior Stephan Ledax evinced over the period of several years - involving a variety of predatory acts – some even cruel: abandonment, abortion, lack of child support.

Stephan Ledax was sentenced to eight years behind bars. As he was led away by a policewoman, his face was distorted and wet with tears.

* * * * *

And so it came to pass.

About the Author: Elizabeth Cooke, born and bred in New York City, graduate of Vassar College and The Sorbonne, is the author of several books about Paris, where she lived in the 1950s.



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Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Book Blast - Alien Legacy: The Empath by Keri Kruspe


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The aliens we thought were long gone are coming back.

Just his luck, alien-hybrid Ben Duncan is the only one for the job. Being an empath and a financial wizard, he’s called in to uncover an essential ally at a small regional bank in Vegas to thwart a plot his alien ancestors, the Akurns, seemed to have started there. If their heinous plans are successful, the global economy would crash and weaken mankind for their invasion in less than five short months. When Ben arrives at his assignment as a covert consultant, he meets the intriguing Julienne and is instantly alarmed at the intense attraction he has for her. He’d love to indulge in his obsession with the delectable woman, but knows he has no choice but to stay as far away from her as possible. The fate of billions don’t leave time for anything personal.

As senior vice-president, Julienne King leads a stressful life immersed in organizing a huge merger for a local bank in Vegas. And meeting some arrogant, hotter-than-hell, aloof outside consultant makes things worse. When she stumbles on an insidious money laundering scheme that threatens the global economy, she’s caught and kidnapped by one of her hateful bosses. While in captivity, she’s threatened with alien experimentation, death, or both. But what shocks her the most is it turns out she may not be who or what she thought she was.

Now it’s a race against time. Can a banker and an alien-hybrid overcome their misconceptions and to not only work together, but to realize their love is the key to mankind’s salvation?

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At 7:00 on a Monday morning, the bright cloudless sky should have encouraged Julienne King to begin her day with a light heart and an eagerness to start the day. Not stress about going to a thankless, pain-in-the-ass job. Not stress about how she didn’t fit into the life she led. Not stress about her unrelenting urge to search for that elusive something just out of reach—convinced more than ever she was in the wrong place, at the wrong time, while living a totally wrong life. You’d think reaching the pinnacle of Senior Vice President of a small but reputable state bank at the age of thirty-one would cement a soul-satisfying life purpose. Oh no, not her.

Humph. Might as well obsess about her nonexistent love life while she was at it.

She eyed the metal handle of her car door. The stupid thing would be hot. Even this early, it had enough time to soak up the mid-July desert heat of Las Vegas. Using the edge of her suit jacket to protect her fingers, she opened the door. When it flung wide, the inside belched a suffocating, broiling miasma. As sweat broke out, she briefly closed her eyes. Good thing she parked in the shade, otherwise she’d melt into a puddle of messy goo by the time she got to work. Maybe she’d make it there before her makeup liquefied into a Picasso painting. Having been raised in the Vegas foster system, you’d think she’d be used to the scorching heat by now.

About the Author:
Keri Kruspe, award-winning “Author of Otherworldly Romantic Adventures” loves nothing more than to write about romances that feature “feisty heroines who aren’t afraid to take a chance on life… or love”. Her writing career started when she became irritated that most SciFi romances had women kidnapped before they could find love. Determined to create something different, she turned “the alien kidnapping trope upside down” (Vine Voice) and the ALIEN EXCHANGE trilogy was born.

Keri’s latest SciFi Romance novel, ALIEN LEGACY: THE EMPATH, is the first in a five-book series of the Ancient Alien Descendants, taking the Ancient Alien motif and mixing it with a sensual, romantic twist.

A native Nevadan, Keri is a lifelong avid reader who lives in Northwestern Michigan with her hubby and the newest member of the family, a Jack Russell Terrier named Hestia. When not immersed in her made-up worlds, she enjoys discovering the fascinating landscape of her new home and pairing red wine with healthy ways to cook. Most of all, she loves finding her next favorite author.

If you want to know when Keri’s next book will come out, please visit her website at http:/, where you can sign up for her mailing list. You’ll get a FREE copy of the novella, The Day Behind Tomorrow that is a prologue to the ALIEN LEGACY series. Not to mention being kept updated on the life of a dedicated, obsessed author.

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Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Blurb Blitz ~ Christmas Comes to Dickens Anthology featuring Santa's Wish by Jan Scarbrough

It's a blurb blitz and it's Christmas time! Check it out! This time around, I'm highlighting Christmas Comes to Dickens, an anthology of great stories and I'm featuring Jan Scarbrough's book, Santa's Wish. Keep reading because these stories look fantastic. While you're here, there's a free cookie book you can get, plus there are prizes! Like? You could win a $30 Gift Card (of choice), and a free book from each of the ten authors. How cool is that? Want more chances to win? Then follow the tour! You can do that here:

Christmas Comes to Dickens

Welcome to Dickens—a quaint New England town bustling with excitement and anticipation for the upcoming Christmas holiday. We have the annual tree lighting in the town square, a snowman building competition, ice skating on Grosvenor’s Pond, and horse-drawn sleigh rides. You’re welcome to cut down your own Christmas tree at Gridley Meadows, or join in the caroling on the Common.

Dickens offers an abundance of heartfelt wishes, a few much needed miracles, and—quite possibly—a touch of magic! Families reunite, new friends are made, and old flames take a second chance at happiness. All while celebrating this most joyful time of the year.

Join us as our best selling and award-winning authors fill your holiday stocking with ten brand new novellas ranging from sweet to sassy.

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Now for Jan Scarbrough's book! 

Santa’s Wish

by Jan Scarbrough


 Roz Henry’s world has collapsed. She’s lost her boyfriend and her job. Her grandfather is sick. Christmas with her grandparents brings her face-to-face with her old boyfriend, the boy next door. 

Cooper Brown has his own problems dealing with the death of his wife. Forced together during holiday festivities, they slowly rekindle their love. Will Christmas magic help them overcome Roz’s career ambitions and Cooper’s grief, and bring them together for a second chance at love?

Now for an Excerpt:

 Grandma Tress was right. He had nowhere to go Christmas Eve, or Christmas Day, either. He’d already mailed gifts to his parents, and he had no other close relatives in town. Cooper scraped a hand down his face. He’d lived under a dark cloud for too long. Perhaps he should be thankful Mrs. Henry had spotted his exhausting depression.

 To top it all, Roz was back. She hadn’t seen her grandparents for five years. Enough time for him to put her out of his mind and marry. Enough time for him to start a new life, only to lose it just as fast.

 His jaw tightened. He’d loved her once, but she’d left him for college and the bright lights of New York and then Chicago. He’d kept up with her career for a while. Mrs. Henry saw to that until he married. Then she’d backed off. He always felt the older woman understood why he finally married. After all, he was a plumber, not the kind of guy a college-educated woman with a fancy job would want.

 She looked the same. Tall, unlike Brittany whose head hadn’t even cleared his shoulder, and thin with dark brown hair tumbling like a heavy mane, dark eyes, and very kissable lips. At least they had been. But he’d noticed the dark circles and worry lining Roz’s eyes. There was an air of defeat about her as if she’d lost something too. He recognized it easily. After all, he was the poster boy of loss.

 Unless he got an emergency call, he had no jobs before Christmas. Going to pick out a Christmas tree wasn’t a big deal except he was going with Roz. Cooper backed out of his garage and moved his truck into the Henry’s driveway. He climbed out, drawing a deep breath, and strolled up to his neighbor’s front door. Might as act as if he wasn’t nervous.

He clawed his fingers through his hair, then knocked.

About the Author:   

Jan Scarbrough writes heartwarming contemporary romances about home and family, single moms and children, and if the plot allows, about another passion—horses. Living in the horse country of Kentucky makes it easy for Jan to add small town, Southern charm to her books and the excitement of a Bluegrass horse race or a competitive horse show. Her newest contemporary western romance series is the Ghost Mountain Ranch. Jan leaves her contemporary voice behind with two paranormal gothic romances, Timeless and Tangled Memories. Her historical romance, My Lord Raven, is a medieval story of honor and betrayal. A member of Novelist, Inc., Jan self-publishes her books with her husband’s help.

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Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Blurb Blitz ~ Lovers, Players, Seducer, Book 3 by JA Jackson



This post is part of a virtual book tour organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. J. A. Jackson will be awarding a $15 Amazon or Barnes and Noble GC and 8 Kindle Ebook copies of Lovers, Players, Seducer Book III The Betrayal of NicholasLa Cour to randomly drawn winners via rafflecopter during the tour. Click on the tour banner to see the other stops on the tour.

Nicholas La Cour never expected to be betrayed.

Convicted of a crime he didn’t commit; it is only luck that proves his innocence.
Maëlle has always had a thing for bad boy Nicholas…

…and Nicholas has always had a thing for trouble.

After Nicholas left her at the altar, Maëlle wasn’t sure her heart would ever heal.

The wounds of the past run deep for both of them.
But despite their drama-filled past, their chemistry defies logic and burns hotter than ever.
As sparks fly and Maelle and Nicholas have the chance to reunite, will Nicholas sabotage their chance for happiness with his plans for revenge? Or will he finally focus on what truly matters?

Can they make love grow this time around?
Something both of them aren’t sure they can do…

A Betrayed man, a bride left at the altar, and a plan for revenge. Dive into the complex world of Nicholas in Book III of J. A. Jackson’s Lovers, Players The Seducer series and discover if love can transform even the best-laid plans?

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“So, talk to me Lacey. Tell me how you felt in that courtroom? I’m here to listen.” Lacey looked back at Maëlle’s eyes and seeing the trust staring back at her. She hadn’t meant to be so abrupt with her. She had known the feelings had always been there lurking, waiting. She hadn’t felt at ease enough to talk about them. She took a deep breath. “You are right Maëlle, maybe I do need to talk about it,” her voice softened. “Of course, you do. I’m here for you,” Maëlle pleaded. “Please talk to me Lacey.”

About the Author:
J.A. Jackson is the pseudonym for an author, who loves to write deliciously sultry adult romantic, suspenseful, entertaining novels with a unique twist. She lives in an enchanted little house she calls home in the Northern California foothills. Her love for cooking and writing come from her Southern roots of Louisiana and Arkansas. She isa member of South Bay Writers Association, Yosemite Romance Writers and Romance Writers of America (RWA).

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Monday, November 9, 2020

NBTM Gumbeaux Love by Jax Frey

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Gumbeaux Love

by Jax Frey

The adventures of the Gumbeaux Sistahs continues. Five, fiery southern women wage wars against their unique problems using their improbable friendships, hilarious evil-genius schemes, strategy sessions with oh-so-many cocktails, and a shared passion for good gumbo.

Single, Southern artist, Judith Lafferty, casually confesses to her Gumbeaux Sistahs that she is occasionally lonely and would like to fall in love again. Seriously - you'd think she would know to keep her mouth shut around these women by now. The sistahs tackle her problem along with their own with their usual unreasonable, extreme plots and schemes, including a kidnapping, a cupid costume, trying out pick-up lines at the cheese counter, and blind dates from hell. In helping out their friend, the sistahs help each other out as well and bring to light the many flavors of love in all of our lives. Be ready for twists, turns, laugh-out-loud times, and heart-wrenching moments. You'll be sure to recognize yourself and your best friends in the unstoppable sistahs.


Now for an Excerpt:

Dawn opened her eyes and saw daylight streaming into the high den windows. “Is it morning already?” she thought. She realized that she had never slept all night on the couch before, but then Dan was not there to call her upstairs to bed. She glanced at a clock and saw that it was late, almost nine o’clock. The world was well and truly awake and starting the day without her. 

She started to get up and head for the kitchen and coffee, when her eyes flew wide open. Her computer was still open. A feeling of pure dread covered her from head to toe, and she whispered, “Oh no, no, no, please no! Please let me have deleted that post before I fell asleep.”

Her eyes searched the screen and found it still on her Facebook page with fifty-two likes underneath, and a comment from one Rocky Breaux that simply read, “Challenge accepted.”


Now for a little bit about the book!

First you have to know that I’m an artist. I started painting a series called The Gumbeaux Sistahs years ago. They were images of strong, supportive, fun-loving, colorful women. One day about two years ago I realized that the women in the painting had a story to tell — not only in art, but in prose. I realized that there was only one way their story would come to light, and that was for me to sit down and get to work. On October 1, 2019, the first Gumbeaux Sistahs novel was born. I have so many ideas and inspirations for the Sistahs, novel two Gumbeaux Love was an easy birth. Now, book three is already in the works — there’s no stopping them now!

About the Author:

Born in New Orleans, Jax came into this world with a sense of celebration of southern culture, food, family and fun. Translating that celebration into her writing and onto canvas is her true calling. Her colorful art depicts everything from her dancing Gumbeaux Sistahs paintings to her popular line of original Mini paintings of southern icons. Because over 25,000 of the mini paintings have been created and sold into art collections worldwide, Jax holds a world’s record for The Most Original Acrylic Paintings on Canvas by One Artist from the World's Record Academy. Jax art and gifts can be seen at

Jax is also the co-founder of the Women of Infinite Possibilities, an empowering women’s organization started in Covington, LA, where Jax lives today with her loveable, tornado-of-a-pug named Lucy.

The Gumbeaux Sistahs' series of novels is a work of love for Jax After painting the Sistahs for many years, she finally gives voice to these women characters who have something to say and constantly make Jax laugh when she writes about them.

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Thursday, November 5, 2020

Book Blast ~ The Calla'Cara Gambit by Rob Bartlett


This post is part of a virtual book tour organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. Rob Bartlett will be awarding a $20 Amazon or Barnes and Noble GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour. Click on the tour banner to see the other stops on the tour.

I used to be an itinerant Star Ship Captain. Then the Sentient Ships blackmailed me into helping them Emancipate from the Mercantile Empire in return for keeping the intelligence level of my personal AI a secret.

I'm taking on bankers, lawyers and accountants, oh my! And a couple of serial killers, just to keep it spicy.

I've got a plan, a crew and a deadline. Now I just need precise execution, a little luck and a whole lot of moxy to pull this off!

Note: this book contains adult content and situations.

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“Here's the problem, Captain,” he sighed. “I no longer believe in your sincerity towards our negotiations.”

“C'mon, Archie,” I protested. “I've responded to your red line comments quickly as soon as you've sent them over.”

“But are you negotiating in good faith?” he asked me. “Or are you just stringing me along trying to do what I've expressly told you the Emperor does not want?”

“I am absolutely negotiating in good faith,” I assured him.

“I don't believe you, Captain,” he drew out the word. “You need to rebuild my trust.”

“What can I do, Archie?” I looked earnestly at the screen.

“You can supply the correct version of the Amended Contract, today,” he told me.

“I'm working on it, Archie,” I temporized. “I need to get in contact with the Senior Partner...” I paused at his raised hand.

“I. Don't. Care,” he said slowly. “I have come to the conclusion that I need to make my point a bit more... viscerally,” he paused, looking offscreen at something.

“I believe you're receiving a delivery, Captain,” he said. “Please have it brought to you.”

Looking at the screen, I started to get a knot in the pit of my stomach.

“What the hell are you sending me, Archie?” I asked, suspiciously.

“A token of my utter commitment to resolving our differences in the appropriate manner, Captain,” he said.

About the Author:
Rob has been captivated by science fiction and fantasy since he discovered The Hobbit in 3rd grade. Since then, he's been an avid consumer of all genres of fiction (and some non-fiction).
When he's not inhaling new stories or writing his own, he studies Jeff Speakman's Kenpo 5.0-V2, in which he proudly holds a Black Belt.
Why does he prefer writing science fiction? As Rob says, "Where else can you land a space ship on the lawn of the White House?".

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Wednesday, November 4, 2020

Blurb Blitz ~ Impeachment by Mark Spivak


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A pair of billionaire brothers with unlimited resources, a secret agenda, and no accountability.

Mysterious “peace-keeping forces” that materialize out of nowhere.

Detention camps on the U.S.-Mexican border.

Bungled assassination attempts with untraceable origins.

A reactive Congress, lobbyists bought and paid for, and upheavals at the highest levels of government.

How was it all engineered, and could it happen tomorrow?

Is it fiction or uncomfortable reality?

Read an Excerpt

“Thanks for coming.”

“No problem,” said Mendoza. “I always drive twenty miles out to the boondocks to get myself a cappuccino. The journey clears my head.”

“I figured that neither of us needed to be seen in public with each other. My instinct was it wouldn’t play well with our respective constituencies.”

“I suspect you’re right. So tell me, Mr. Lapham, what have I done to deserve this audience? Have the Haft brothers decided to donate a billion dollars to Criollos Unidos?”

“We have some areas of mutual interest. I think we might be able to come to an accommodation.”

“I’m listening.”

“You’ve been quite outspoken recently in your criticism of Khaleem Atalas.”

“I think he’s a great man. If he wasn’t holding a hundred thousand of my people in concentration camps along the Mexican border, I’d nominate him for the Nobel Peace Prize.”

“As you can imagine, my employers share your disgust for the President. Although their specific reasons are different, of course.”

“To be honest, he double-crossed us. And I do not like to be double-crossed.”

“I think you’re a man of principle, even though I may not agree with many of your convictions. And as I said, we’re not fans of Atalas either. The only difference is that we haven’t been surprised at the way things turned out.”

“Before we join hands and start singing kumbaya, why don’t you tell me why you dragged me down here?”

“I could have sworn you came of your own free will.”

“I have to admit, I was curious.”

“As I said, we find ourselves on the same side of this problem, but for different reasons. I was thinking there might be some way we could work together.”

About the Author
Mark Spivak is an award-winning writer specializing in wine, spirits, food, restaurants and culinary travel. He’s the author of Iconic Spirits: An Intoxicating History and Moonshine Nation: The Art of Creating Cornbread in a Bottle. His first novel, Friend of the Devil, tells the story of America’s most celebrated chef who has cut a deal with Satan for fame and fortune.

Mark is also a political junkie who loves turning his fascination with the seamy underbelly of the American political system into taut, page-turning thrillers. The American Crusade, the story of a devastating terrorist attack and the government’s response, was published in April 2019; Impeachment, a tale of two billionaire brothers who manipulate that system for their own ends, is a sequel that also stands alone as an unusual and compelling story.



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Monday, November 2, 2020

Book Blast ~ The Sinister Superyacht by Ana T Drew


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French tycoon Jean-Louis Ponsard is having a bad year.
Unwise investments, canceled orders, deals falling through…
In the thick of it, his yacht becomes the scene of a suspicious death, and his year of misfortune hits the bed of the Mediterranean Sea.
To make matters worse, the victim isn't just anybody.
She's his much-hated mother-in-law.

Onboard, caterer Julie Cavallo and her quirky grandma Rose do some poking around.
But every luxury cabin hides a secret.
Every passenger has an alibi or no reason to want the victim dead.
Discretion rules.
The crew keeps mum.
So do the marble countertops, gem-incrusted walls, and gold sinks.
When the cops take charge, things go to pieces, and not only for the Ponsard family.

Can Julie dive to the murky bottom of the sea, unravel the case, and come back up still breathing?

About the Author:
Ana T. Drew is the evil mastermind behind the recent series of murders in the fictional French town of Beldoc. When she is not writing cozy mysteries or doing mom-and-wife things, she can be found watching “The Rookie” to help her get over “Castle”. She lives in Paris but her heart is in Provence.

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