Blog Tour: Searching for Gertrude by D.E. Haggerty

 

Title: SEARCHING FOR GERTRUDE
Author: D.E. Haggerty
Publisher: Independent
Pages: 250
Genre: Historical Romance

BOOK BLURB:

While growing up in Germany in the 1930s, Rudolf falls in love with the girl next door, Gertrude. He doesn’t care what religion Gertrude practices, but the Nazis do. When the first antisemitic laws are enacted by the Nazi government, Gertrude’s father loses his job at the local university. Unable to find employment in Germany, he accepts a position at Istanbul University and moves the family to Turkey. Rudolf, desperate to follow Gertrude, takes a position as a consulate worker in Istanbul with the very government which caused her exile. With Rudolf finally living in the same city as Gertrude, their reunion should be inevitable, but he can’t find her. During his search for Gertrude, he stumbles upon Rosalyn, an American Jew working as a nanny in the city. Upon hearing his heartbreaking story, she immediately agrees to help him search for his lost love. Willing to do anything in their search for Gertrude, they agree to work for a British intelligence officer who promises his assistance, but his demands endanger Rudolf and Rosalyn. As the danger increases and the search for Gertrude stretches on, Rudolf and Rosalyn grow close, but Rudolf gave his heart away long ago.

How far would you go to find the woman you love?

 Buy links:

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Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/36640624-searching-for-gertrude

 

Excerpt

Rudolf allowed himself a moment to feel disappointment at this news. The fear of never finding Gertrude gnawed at his stomach. He gave himself a few moments to swim in the fear before boxing it up and placing the box in a corner of his mind out of his immediate reach. “Do you think you could ask him?”

Rosalyn stared out at the water. The twins were still running around. Now, playing a game of hide and seek, which consisted more of seeking and slapping than hiding. She didn’t appear to see them as she contemplated the implications of seeking out her boss and telling him she’d made friends with a German. Even though the professor was a German himself, he had nothing good to say about his fellow countrymen. He often let loose at the dinner table with his opinions without any regard for sparing anyone’s feelings.

Michael Hirsch was also undoubtedly in love with his wife. No one could miss the tender way his eyes searched her out. No matter when he arrived home, he immediately went in search of his wife and giggling could often be heard once he found his target. The man knew what love was. Rosalyn simply had to present Rudolf’s story as an epic love story. The professor would then be powerless not to help.

Mind made up, she nodded. “I’ll talk to Professor Hirsch. He can’t fire me for befriending you. His wife would lose her mind if she had to take care of the children without my help again.” As if to emphasize the idea, the twins screamed and tried to grab a seagull that had been minding its own business.

“Thank you.” He sighed in relief. He hadn’t reached yet another dead end.

Rosalyn took a deep breath before forcing herself to say the words she’d rehearsed before arriving at the park today. “You need to prepare yourself for what you might learn.”

Rudolf shrugged. “Nothing can be worse than the not knowing.” He stared out over the water. “Besides, I’ll just follow her if she’s no longer in Istanbul.”

Was he being deliberately obtuse? “You might not be able to follow where she’s gone.” She wasn’t sure he understood the underlying meaning of her words until he turned to her with a face ravaged with grief.

“I will follow her wherever she’s gone. Wherever.”

Rosalyn didn’t want to think about what those words obviously meant. She’d worry about his words if their search was unsuccessful, not before. She nodded before pushing swiftly to her feet.

 

About the Author

 Dena (aka D.E.) grew-up reading everything she could get her grubby hands on from her mom’s Harlequin romances to Nancy Drew to Little Women. When she wasn’t flipping pages in a library book, she was penning horrendous poems, writing songs no one should ever sing, or drafting stories, which she is very thankful have been destroyed. College and a stint in the U.S. Army came along and robbed her of any free time to write or read, although on the odd occasion she did manage to sneak a book into her rucksack between rolled up socks, MRIs, t-shirts, and cold weather gear. After surviving the army experience, she went back to school and got her law degree. She jumped ship and joined the hubby in the Netherlands before the graduation ceremony could even begin. A few years into her legal career, she was exhausted, fed up, and just plain done. She quit her job and sat down to write a manuscript, which she promptly hid in the attic after returning to the law. But being a lawyer really wasn’t her thing, so she quit (again!) and went off to Germany to start a B&B. Turns out being a B&B owner wasn’t her thing either. She polished off that manuscript languishing in the attic before following the husband to Istanbul where she decided to give the whole writer-thing a go. But ten years was too many to stay away from her adopted home. She packed up again and moved back to the Netherlands (The Hague to be exact) where she’s currently working on her next book. She hopes she’ll always be working on another book.

Author links:

 Website: http://dehaggerty.wordpress.com

Blog: https://dehaggerty.wordpress.com/category/mymusings/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dehaggerty

Twitter: https://twitter.com/dehaggerty

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Amazon author page: http://www.amazon.com/D.E.-Haggerty/e/B00ECQBURU/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_5?qid=1438239628&sr=8-5

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Bookbub author page: https://www.bookbub.com/profile/d-e-haggerty

Email: dena@dehaggerty.com

 

 

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Blog Tour: Living in the Past by Jane Lovering

 


CATEGORY:
Contemporary Women’s Fiction/Time Travel

 

Do you ever wish you could turn back time?

Grace Nicholls has a few reasons for wanting to turn back the clock … although an archaeological dig at a Bronze Age settlement on the Yorkshire moors is not what she had in mind. But encouraged by her best friend Tabitha, that’s exactly where she finds herself.

Professor Duncan McDonald is the site director and his earnest pursuit of digging up the past makes him appear distant and unreachable. But when a woman on the site goes missing, it seems that his own past might be coming back to haunt him once again.

As they dig deeper, Duncan and Grace get more than they bargained for – and come to realise that the past is much closer than either of them ever imagined.

 Available on Amazon.

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About the Author

Jane was born in Devon and now lives in Yorkshire. She has five children, four cats and two dogs of variable sanity. She works in a local supermarket and also teaches creative writing. Jane is a member of the Romantic Novelists’ Association and has a first-class honours degree in creative writing.

Jane writes comedies which are often described as ‘quirky’. Her debut, Please don’t stop the music, won the 2012 Romantic Novel of the Year and the Romantic Comedy Novel of the Year Awards from the Romantic Novelists’ Association.

Jane’s novels include: Please don’t stop the music, Star Struck, Hubble Bubble, Vampire State of Mind, Falling Apart, How I Wonder What You Are, I Don’t Want to Talk About It, Can’t Buy Me Love and Little Teashop of Horrors and Living in the Past.

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Book Blitz: Take Back the Memory by Augustine Sam

 

Womens Fiction w/ Romantic Suspense Elements
Date Published: December 7, 2017
Publisher: AuthorSuite Books
 
Paige Lyman, an accomplished psychiatrist, is on the verge of madness but she doesn’t know it yet. The madness begins when she gets it into her head to write her memoirs. As her brilliant mind assembles bits and pieces of her life for the book, ugly skeletons, long forgotten in the closet, begin to rear their heads. 
It had all begun with a simple act of love. And love, for her, was a blond-haired Irish boy named Bill, so when Bill abandoned her for priesthood the world around her collapsed. Seized by a different passion—vengeance—she seeks her proverbial pound of flesh in the beds of various priests…
 
But that is before she meets Stern W, a medical researcher, who sweeps into her life like a hurricane and marries her, and they live happily ever after until he dies in a helicopter crash and she discovers the startling truth about who he really was. 
 

Take Back the Memory is the saga of her compelling backward journey through her own life on a psychotherapist’s couch. 

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About the Author

Augustine Sam is a journalist by profession, a novelist by choice, and a poet by chance. A bilingual writer and an award-winning poet, he writes, not only hard news but literary works as well. 

Fascinated by the written word even as a kid, he fell in love with poetry the way you fall asleep: slowly, and then all at once. He was the winner of the Editors’ Choice Award in the North America Open Poetry Contest & his complete poetry collection, Flashes of Emotion, was a Finalist in the International Book Award Gala. His poems have been published in international anthologies, including “Measures of the Heart” & “Sounds of Silence.”

Augustine is also the author of Black Gold and The Conspiracy of Silence which was awarded a Readers’ Favorite 5-star seal.

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Blog: https://authorsuite.blogspot.com/

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/1831067.Augustine_Sam

Google +: https://plus.google.com/u/0/+AugustineSam01

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Blog Tour: Twenty-One Steps of Courage by Sarah Bates

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Publisher: Booklocker.com, Inc.  (Mar 31, 2012)
Category: Literary Fiction, Military Fiction, Adventure, Realistic Fiction
Tour dates: Feb/Mar, 2018
ISBN: 978-1-61434-957-0
Available in Print, ebook, & Audiobook 280 pages

From award-winning author. In 2006, with wars in Iraq and Afghanistan raging, Rod Strong enlists in the Army to achieve the goal his father sought before he tragically died in the Gulf War. His objective: The Old Guard regiment, the elite Soldiers who stand as Sentinels at the Tomb of the Unknown in Arlington National Cemetery. Rod overcomes the obstacles that litter his path until an unexpected firefight in Afghanistan changes his life forever.

Purchase Links

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About the Author

Award winning author, Sarah Bates’ fiction has appeared in the Greenwich Village Literary Review, the San Diego North County Times (now the Union-Tribune) and the literary magazine Bravura.

She is the author of ‘The Lost Diaries of Elizabeth Cady Stanton’, published in 2016, and co-author of the 2005 short story collection, ‘Out of Our Minds, Wild Stories’ by Wild Women. Bates was an English Department writing tutor at Palomar College in California for ten years. She privately tutors academic and creative writing students and is writing a new novel.

She is a Military Category Finalist for ‘Twenty-One Steps of Courage’, Next Generation Indie Book Awards, (2013) and 2nd Place Finalist, for ‘The Lost Diaries of Elizabeth Cady Stanton’, Unpublished Novel-Category, San Diego Book Awards (2015). It has since been published.

Sarah Bates lives in Fallbrook, California.

Website: http://www.sarahbatesauthor.com
Twitter: https://twitter.com/bateswriter
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sarahbatesauthor/

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    “Hey buddy,” Rod said, slipping his hand under the muzzle of the big black dog.

      The nameplate on the animal’s kennel door read: Bigger: Search/Rescue.

      “You and I are going to be partners.”

      Rod knelt down to stroke the dog’s sleek coat. Inside the tan metal cage, the food bowl was empty and the water dish almost dry. The wind had calmed after depositing fine silt on the canvas protecting the kennels but a cold blue sky added little comfort.

      “Let’s get you something to drink Bigger,” Rod said, his breath mushrooming in warm bursts in the near-freezing air.

      He picked up the water dish and headed toward a large tank set up on a portable table nearby.

      “Hey, where you goin’ with that?” a deep voice asked.

      Rod turned back to see a tall, rangy soldier dangling a leash alongside his M-4. His cheeks were red and chapped. Drops of mucus glistened in his nostrils.

      Rod stopped. “Specialist Strong. Just arrived to work the dogs.”

      “Yeah, we’ll I’m Specialist MacKenzie, them dogs are my responsibility,” the soldier said, then pulled out a blue bandana and blew his nose.

      “Damned cold.”

      “Sorry. That big Lab didn’t have water. Sarn’t Black told me to come out here this morning and choose my partner.”

      “So you want Bigger? He’s a good dog. Worked him myself a couple of days ago. Good nose on him.”

      MacKenzie opened a large canister then hefted a 40-pound bag of kibble on his shoulder and poured it in.

      “Reminds me of my own Lab at home,” Rod said, then filled Bigger’s food bowl.

      “Well, he’s all yours. Put that old water dish back in the boy’s home there too, and grab a leash. Someone will be along to take you to the search area.”

      Rod clipped the food and water dishes onto a rail in Bigger’s cage then busied himself checking his gear.

      “You been at an earthquake before? You afraid?” MacKenzie asked. He seemed amused.

      “I’m from California. I’m used to earthquakes,” Rod said. “Nothing like this, though,” he admitted.

      “Stay alert out there. We got Infantry keeping track of the bad guys, but it don’t mean bad guys aren’t hanging around the site where you’ll be.”

      Rod looked at MacKenzie for a long moment then opened the cage door, snapped the leash on Bigger and walked him out.

      “You’re gonna need emergency water for the boy there,” the specialist said pointing at a large wooden crate of canteens. “Hang ’em on your harness.” He pointed to his own chest rig which had four canteens clipped to the sides.

      Bigger was straining at his leash.

      “Sit, Bigger,” Rod said.

      The dog dutifully obeyed, alert brown eyes looking up at him. His long tail slowly wagged, brushing the cold dusty earth into the air.

 

      “Okay, Strong, let’s go,” Specialist Mackenzie said, raising his weapon in the direction of a camouflaged flatbed truck behind an up-armored Humvee.

      Three other men emerged through the early light, each leading a dog. These troops were all older than Rod, he knew that. When one of the soldiers spotted Rod’s Ranger tab and nudged his companion, Rod looked away.

      “Heel, Bigger,” Rod commanded, pleased that the big dog trotted alongside without hesitating.

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Teaser Tuesday: A Whole New Life by Sheri Velarde

Sweet Romance

Date Published: 2/24/2018

 A Whole New Life is a sweet romance combined with the dangers of the underground crime world. Find out what happens when a beautiful mafia princess goes to a small town in Iowa to start over but quickly becomes intrigued with a hunky deputy.

 Can romance ensue when she is always looking over her shoulder and worrying that her past will catch up to her? Check out A Whole New Life to find out if love can really conquer all, or if the past is always doomed to repeat itself.

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As two o’clock approached, the officers started throwing cash on the table and getting ready to leave. Of course, it was Deputy Hotstuff who brought everything up to Jenna at the cash register. “It was nice to meet you, Jenna. Welcome to Pella. I’m sure I’ll be seeing you around. Anna send you up to the Bakker place?”

Jenna made change and nodded, trying not to look at those pretty blue eyes that were clearly checking her out. “Yes, she and Adam have been so welcoming, giving me a job and helping me find a place to stay.” She handed his change back. “Have a great day, Deputy.” She tried to smile professionally, but felt like she was grinning like a schoolgirl with a crush, heat rushing to her cheeks.

“You have a great day as well. And watch out for those ghosts up at the bed-and-breakfast.” He winked at her.

“What ghosts?” she asked, confused.

“Didn’t anyone tell you? The Bakker place is supposed to be haunted. Stories have been circulating about that for over a hundred years.” Henri smiled at her.

“You don’t really believe such things, do you?” Jenna scoffed. She’d lived through real hell; ghost stories weren’t going to scare her.

Deputy Hotty kept smiling and handed her his card. “My cell number is on there. You never know when you might want a deputy to come save you from the big bad ghosts. Of course, you can feel free to call me for anything else you might need as well.”

Oh my God, he really is flirting with me, Jenna thought to herself. Outwardly she tried to remain cool as she took his card. “Thank you, Deputy, but I stopped believing in ghosts a long time ago.”

“Why is that?” he asked.

“The living people around me turned out to be scarier,” Jenna answered before thinking. Damn her too-honest mouth sometimes, it always had gotten her into trouble.

Henri’s eyes seemed to focus a little more after her response. “I’m sorry. Still, keep my card and give me a call sometime. I’m good at all sorts of things, not just protecting people from ghosts.” With one final smile and wink, he walked out to join his fellow officers.

 

 

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Blog Tour & Giveaway: Fallen Empire by K.N. Lee

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Fallen Empire
Empire of Dragons Chronicles Book 1
by K.N. Lee
Genre: Epic Fantasy
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They say the Age of Dragons ended after the War on Magic, but hiding in the forgotten lands remains one clan destined to reclaim their ancestral home.x

While Kylan hunts firedrakes by day, he prepares for a journey across the
Sea of Dreams where mermaids thrive and the key to his people’s
survival is prophecized to be hidden.
Amalia, a Mage, escaped The Brotherhood, a sect of monks who seek the
descendants of the gods once. Now, unable to return to neutral
territory where magic-users are safe, she finds herself fighting for
survival amongst men who can turn into wolves, firedrakes, and a
relentless monk who believes she can restore balance to the entire
world.
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For Amalia, the gods are not just a memory. They are her ancestors, and before she can learn to control her  newfound gift, she will face the keeper of a forgotten empire.

A dragon.

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In this sprawling epic fantasy novel with shifting wolf hybrids, dragons, and mermaids, Amalia’s first battle is for more than her life. It’s for the souls of every being born with magic. Join New York Times bestselling author, K.N. Lee on an adventure perfect for fans of Vikings and Game of Thrones.

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author of the Dragon-Born Saga, Eura Chronicles, Wonderland
University, and the Chronicles of Koa series. When she is not writing
twisted urban fantasy, epic tales of dragons, pirates, and mermaids,
and dark poetry, she does a great deal of traveling and spending time
with her family. Wannabe rockstar, foreign language enthusiast, and
anime geek, K.N. Lee also enjoys gaming and sketching. She is a
winner of the Elevate Lifestyle Top 30 Under 30 “Future Leaders
of Charlotte” award for her success as a writer, business owner,
and for community service.
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She is signed with Captive Quill Press and Patchwork Press and represented
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Blog Tour: Dangerous Score by Michael Bearcroft

 

Football hero Jason Clooney is riding high….until a date with a beautiful woman lands him in trouble with the media, and into battle with the criminal underworld.

Now against a backdrop of an uncertain professional future, Jason has to confront disturbing revelations surrounding his new girlfriend’s family. From football action on the pitch to behind the scenes plotting. To battles with a criminal gang and constant media attention, all adding to the toughest challenges he has ever faced in life, love, as a player and as a man.

Purchase from Amazon.

 

Excerpt

Dave ordered a coffee to keep him going and Jason followed suit. Lunch was ordered, both settled on the venison pie, no starters. Clooney suddenly had a thought, he’d recently watched an old television series Life On Mars on DVD and he realised how much his lunch companion looked like the detective Gene Hunt. Coffee arrived and they drank it. While waiting to eat Evans gave Jason some insight into his own life.

As a boy growing up in Cardiff he had played football, though most of his friends were into rugby. He didn’t know how that happened but it did and he had been involved in the game one way or another ever since. His father always claimed that as he was a former international rugby player, he had been let down by his son, but secretly, Dave knew, his dad was proud of him. He had watched him play so many times over the years, he wouldn’t have done that if he truly was ashamed of him.

After being released by his home town club when he was eighteen, it was his dad who pushed him to try again. He signed for Swansea and enjoyed some brilliant times there. In fact a few years later Cardiff came back in for him, but you never go back, he believed, so the Bluebirds lost out again.

He moved to Newport for five seasons, before signing for Cheltenham, who at that time were in the Conference. Finally, he finished his career as a player at Kettering, and it was his father who was instrumental in that too. By then Evans the Builders were doing business all over the southwest of England and the West Midlands as well as Wales. His father had wanted to expand into the east of the country for some time. With his son based in Northamptonshire it would provide the ideal opportunity. So Dave signed and in no time Evans the Builders became almost as familiar a sight in the East Midlands and beyond as it was in Wales. Then they expanded further, into the north of England and eventually Scotland, so Dave decided to learn to fly and subsequently bought a helicopter. Journeys from Kettering to Aberdeen he preferred to make in a few hours each way by air, rather than battling up the motorways and having to take an overnight stop. Besides, he joked, he rarely collected speeding tickets now.

All was going well until last year, then his annual medical had shown very high blood pressure. Not that he was surprised, with his lifestyle being what it was. Like a prat though, he stupidly told Diana, his second but current wife, as he liked to introduce her. She had gone apeshit, she wanted him to retire immediately, stay at home, and put his feet up. They had really had a fall out, but in the end he had reluctantly agreed to consider other options.

Their venison pies arrived with a plate of fresh steaming vegetables and the proverbial bucket of chips, and to accompany it what looked like an expensive bottle of red wine. They both tucked into a superb meal and it was only when they had finished and were sat back with coffees, and in Dave’s case a large glass of brandy, that he carried on his story.

‘It was Diana’s idea really, for some strange reason she still wants me around,’ he said, pausing only to slowly enjoy a slurp of the brandy and a mouthful of coffee.

‘Why not go part-time at work,’ she suggested, ‘it would please your dad.’

He wasn’t sure about that, he told Clooney, but his wife carried on, ‘Then you could buy the football club, get good people to run it and be Chairman there as well.’

That got him thinking. After all, football had been such a big part of his life and he was hopping mad with that shit of a manager Bradshaw and the way Clooney had been treated. The more he thought about it, the more excited he became. He discussed it with his lawyers and his accountants. He even sounded out some local businessmen he knew. All supported the idea.

‘But do you know what clinched it?’ he asked. Clooney had no idea and shook his head.

‘I found out, I won’t tell you how, that the Football League are so concerned about Thresham’s involvement. That there was a chance the club would be disqualified from taking up their place which your goal had earned them.’

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Book Blitz & Giveaway: Overweight to Fighting Weight by AJ Watson

 

Non-fiction. Weight loss and health

Date Published: 8 December 2017

 

Looking to lose weight but everything has failed? Discover the physical and mental aspects of becoming a much healthier you, written by someone that dropped 80kg!

Get the weight loss system written by someone that went from zero exercise and over 175kg, to a multiple time Australian and Pan Pacific martial arts Champion.

AJ Watson has shed 80kg in his journey and for the first time shares how he did it, and what needed to change mentally and physically to achieve his goals.

This book will teach you how to:

·        understand weight loss issues

·        figure out nutrition labels

·        learn how to set goals

·        improve your motivation

·        boost your willpower

·        structure your exercise

·        become a better version of you.

AJ Watson’s approach tackles the issues from multiple angles giving a much greater level of success than diet alone. Treat yourself to a wealth of knowledge and kick those extra kilos goodbye.

AJ discusses his physical and mental states throughout his journey, and how he combated multiple challenges to attain results. Because he has been there, AJ understands the thought process of overeating, obesity, a sedentary lifestyle and low self-esteem. His successes as a martial artist, coach and author are traced back to the struggle out of his lowest point.

Now you can benefit from that struggle as well.

 

Grab your copy today:

Amazon   *   B&N   *   Kobo   *   iBooks

 

About the Author

AJ Watson (Tony to his friends) lives with his wife Barbara in the great state of Victoria, Australia.

AJ is a certified Life Coach and continues to expand his skills to assist others not only duplicate his successes but to clear any mental barriers people place upon themselves.

Tony has obtained a Bachelor of Computing and although he has a love of technology, he can’t help dreaming of worlds with vicious creatures and powerful metaphysics. He uses this imagination to write sci fi/fantasy novels.

Tony is an experienced martial artist competitor and instructor, having won multiple national gold medals and assisting others to do the same.

In his spare time, among other things, Tony dabbles in computer graphics and GMs many role play games with his family and friends.

 Contact Information

Website: www.ajwatson.com.au

Facebook: www.facebook.com/aj.watson.author

Twitter: www.twitter.com/AJWatson_

Goodreads: www.goodreads.com/author/show/14551370.A_J_Watson

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New Release: The Wingman by David Pepper

 

Jack Sharpe, Book 2

 Political Thriller

Date Published:  February 2018

Publisher: St. Helena Press

 

In The Wingman, veteran Midwestern reporter Jack Sharpe has made it big thanks to the deep-rooted voter-fraud conspiracy he uncovered in The People’s House (the first of the series). At his new perch at Republic, one of America’s flashiest and fastest growing news networks, life is good—until it’s not. Following his beat reporter’s gut, he catches a whiff something rotten is taking place in the Democratic Presidential primary, and ultimately discovers an elaborate scheme to put a corrupt and dangerous politician in the nation’s highest office by any means necessary. Dark money, drone technology, paramilitary government contractors, neglected veterans, kompromat—we see these issues in the news every day. But in The Wingman David Pepper shows that if shadowy entities with enough incentive and resources were to connect and exploit these issues, the American people would be largely powerless to stop them. Jack must risk his life and reputation to get to the bottom of the story before the disturbing plot he and his team have uncovered becomes reality.

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Early Praise for The Wingman:

“A labyrinthine political thriller that details a plot to steal the American presidency. …Energetically paced…A cinematic and dramatic story full of delightful twists.” —Kirkus Reviews

“Another tour de force…Like The People’s House, I loved this book.  Pepper is a phenomenal writer, with great dialogue, intricate plot, subplots, and characters.  And with his unique perch, Pepper deftly wraps the real issues and frustrations of modern-day politics into captivating story lines.  I can hardly wait for the next one.” —Jennifer Granholm, former Governor, Michigan

“Pepper does it again! Believable and entertaining—just like the real news these days. What’s fake and what’s real?” —Jack Markell, former Governor, Delaware

“The Wingman by David Pepper takes readers on a rollicking ride…There are the kinds of surprises readers long for and characters they will remember long after the last page is turned.

Well-researched and beautifully crafted, The Wingman is a thrilling read, a story that brilliantly depicts the political atmosphere leading up to the primaries….The characters are superbly conceived and developed to appear like people in real life….David Pepper is a master storyteller.…”

The Wingman by David Pepper is an exceptional political thriller…The book is well-written, interesting and, above all, suspenseful, and is therefore recommended to any reader, not just fans of political thrillers.”   —Readers’ Favorites, Reviews

 

Other Books in the Jack Sharpe Series:

The People’s House

Jack Sharpe, Book 1

Publisher: St. Helena Press

Release Date: October 2017

 

It doesn’t take long to discover why the Wall Street Journal crowned “The People’s House” the “sleeper for political thriller of the year,” or why a former Governor said she almost missed her connecting flight because she couldn’t put it down.

Youngstown political reporter Jack Sharpe is logging time at the tail end of a disappointing career — jaded about politics and stung by personal hard knocks in a struggling part of Ohio. But after an odd election result in the Ohio Congressional district he covers, Sharpe stumbles across voting irregularities that spur him to dig deeper. The story takes him far beyond his corner of Ohio as he discovers an international plot that strikes at the heart of American democracy. His reporting leads to a showdown with a philandering Congressman and Presidential contender, and an eccentric but deadly Russian mogul. In order to save himself and the country, Sharpe must rekindle his old fire to navigate a treacherous journey through danger, betrayal, and atonement.

And yes, it was all written before eerily similar events occurred in the 2016 election.

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Title: Savior
Author: AJ Eversley
Genre: YA Dystopian Sci-Fi
Editor: Q Books Editing
Cover Designer: Cover Art by Salome Totladze
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Sawyer has been a Watcher. She’s been a Carbon. Now she must become their Savior.
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With the inevitable return of Coleman looming, Sawyer knows their army is not enough. On a journey to convince an ally to join their war, Sawyer discovers why the stars have placed the fate of the human race in her hands. And she’s not alone.
Kenzie is the enemy. The obedient soldier who’s just following orders. A pawn in this game. Yet Sawyer can’t stay away. Both drawn to each other in a way neither can explain, can they learn to trust one another, as well as themselves, in order to survive. And soon, Sawyer will learn she must put her faith in others if she wants to live, and trust in the stars to protect her.
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Find out who will survive, and if they can save humanity from a future painted black, in the epic conclusion of the Watcher Series.
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AJ Eversley is the author of the WATCHER series. A true north Canadian girl, AJ currently lives in Central Alberta with her husband and dog. When she’s not writing, she can be found binge watching Harry Potter, quoting various movies in everyday conversation, and eating copious amounts of candy.
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The few conversations Kenzie and I had were nothing more than a personal comfort to me. I spoke to him like I used to, with utter honesty and blind trust. Yet today I was having a hard time even opening the door that led to his cell.
This was different. This wasn’t personal, it was business. And it was necessary. 
I released a long breath, pushed open the door, and walked down the long, cold hallway. I paused at the corner where I usually sat against the cement wall before I took another step and rounded the bend.
He had heard me coming. He was leaning against the wall with his free hand pressed against the cold cement. His head whipped up, and his hand dropped as I came into view. 
I hadn’t seen him since the day he almost killed me. I hadn’t looked into his eyes since I thought it was the last time. They were the same blue I remembered. They still lingered on me with a hint of something familiar before he pushed away from the wall and moved to the back corner of his small cell.
His hair was longer than before and stuck up all over the place like he’d just woken up. Stubble grew on his usually smooth face. He looked older, worn and tired.
His left hand was tucked behind his back, but I could still see it. The thick metal casing that surround his hand into a tight fist was hard to miss, even though he tried to hide it. He couldn’t hurt me, not with his powers anyways, yet I couldn’t help the involuntary shiver that went down my spine.
The rapid beating of my heart and the warmth in my core had me take a step closer to the bars.
“Why are you here?” Kenzie asked. His suspicious gaze told me he knew this wasn’t a usual visit.
“We need some information, and it’s time you start talking.” I shoved my hands into my pockets to keep them from reaching out to him. He was so close.
“I’ve told you before, I can’t tell you anything. Even if I wanted to, I can’t.” He shook his head.
“It’s been weeks. Coleman is a long ways away. Shouldn’t the hold have worn off by now?” I asked. That was how it worked the first time, or at least that’s what Kenzie had told me. Maybe that was a lie too.
His eyes flickered up to me with a cold glare. “He’s made some…upgrades.” His words were like venom on his lips as he spoke. “I can’t tell you where he is. I can’t tell you what he is going to do. All I can tell you is to run. Get the hell away from here as far as you can. Because he will be back, and you cannot beat him; not with the army you’ve got.”
I was shaking my head before he’d even finished. “You know I can’t do that.”
His eyes dropped again. “Yes…I know. You’re a fool. You all are.”
“How many? How many Carbons does he have?” I tried to turn his attention back to giving me some sort of information, anything that could help us.
He let out a menacing chuckle, and the hint of a smile that wasn’t his own spread at the side of his mouth. “Thousands. Hundreds of thousands.”
I tried to not let my shock show. “When will he be back?”
Kenzie shrugged. “Today, tomorrow. There’s no telling when he’ll be back.”
“But you said he was dying. You said he was infected with a virus of some sort. Maybe he’s weak. Maybe—”
“He was dying, and then you gave him the one thing that could save him.” Kenzie’s voice rose as he pushed himself away from the wall and stepped into the middle of the cell. “He’ll be back. And he’ll be stronger. And this time, he won’t stop until every last one of you are dead.”
“Let him try. We’ve won before.” I tried to sound more confident than I felt as I shifted on my feet.
“You think that was his worst?” Kenzie took another step forward as his head tilted to the side with a sneer. “Your mother and I convinced him to only bring a few. We tried to contain the damage as much as we could. Why do you think so many of your men were running in the wrong direction when we arrived? You think your maps just accidentally showed the wrong trajectory?”
My throat bobbed, and I couldn’t look away from his piercing stare. He took another step forward. I was frozen.
“I did what I could to spare you, to spare innocent people from a fate that is still coming. One they can’t just hide from this time.” His free hand gripped onto the bar as he leaned in so close that I felt his breath on my cheek and saw the fire in his eyes. “Our fates have already been written, Sawyer. And I can’t run from it any more than you can. I can’t change who I am, what I am. And you can’t stop him.”
My eyes narrowed. I shook my head. “I don’t believe that. I will win, we will win.” I wrapped my fingers around his, still tightly clinched around the bar.
He flinched as he glanced down at them.
“You can fight this. You’ve done it before, and I believe you can do it again.”
Slowly, his gazed moved up to meet mine, and for a moment it was just Kenzie and I again. No one and nothing else mattered in that moment, just us.
He slowly drew away his hand, but he didn’t move away. He reached through the bar toward me. His calloused hand brushed against my cheek and slid down to cup my chin. He pulled me a little closer. His eyes flickered to my mouth and then back to my eyes again.
His hand slid down my neck, and his thumb gently caressed the soft skin under my chin. Heat rose to my cheeks, and my heart was beating so fast—too fast.
His eyes narrowed. “You put your faith in the wrong people.” And then he squeezed his hand tight around my throat.
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