Category: Guest Author

Guest Author Mr. Jeffrey Leever of The University and Giveaway (1 of 5)

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I am honored to have Mr. Leever, author of The University visit today so please help me welcome him to my blog.  He is also kind enough to giveaway one of my followers and/or visitors a SIGNED copy of his book, The University.

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Jeffrey Leever is the author of the mystery/suspense novels The University (Capital Crime Press, 2009) and Dark Friday (Capital Crime Press, 2007).


He is a former PR staff member for Colorado Governor Bill Owens, as well as former senior editor for a nonprofit organization. He now lives in Blue Springs, Missouri.

A Nebraska native, he wrote a college football column, the Scarlet Commentary, for several years. He holds a degree in English with a writing emphasis and is perpetually at work on his next suspense/mystery novel.

To learn more about the author and the book, visit his website at JeffreyLeever.com.

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Ah, college life at Tremont University. A place for learning. Partying and dating. And murder.


When investigative journalist Kevin Gibson lets his cousin, a former cop, talk him into looking into a student’s disappearance at Tremont University, he gets more than he bargained for. A former student — injured in a brutal attack two years ago and in a coma — may hold a critical piece of information that can solve the mystery. Meanwhile, an attractive coed continues to hide a very dark secret.

Tremont junior Brett Duncan is determined to find out what happened to his best friend, who’s gone missing. Along with his girlfriend Ciera Kindle, Brett is drawn into a cunning world few know exist — a conspiracy involving faculty, students, and some well-connected people in high places.

Beneath the campus’ Hallmark-card exterior lie many secrets, and a pulse-racing mystery with plenty of chills along the way.

“Jeffrey Leever is giving away a signed copy of his book, The University, to one lucky tour visitor. Go to his book tour page, http://jeffrey-leever.omnimystery.com/, enter your name, e-mail address, and this PIN, 6123, for your chance to win. Entries from this blog site will be accepted until 12:00 Noon (PT) tomorrow. No purchase is required to enter or to win. The winner (first name only) will be announced on his book tour page next week.”  Don’t forget, put the PIN NUMBER 6123 for your chance to win.  GOOD LUCK !!!!!

ADDENDUM:  Watch for my review of The University that will be posted at a later date.

Guest Author Reminders (1 of 2)

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Reminder!!!!!  Tomorrow Jeffrey Leever will be a “Guest Author” and will be giving away a signed copy of his book The University !!!!

Reminder !!!!  This coming Sunday, Vincent Zandri author of Moonlight Falls, will be here live!!
He is currently on his virtual tour of Moonlight Falls and shortly will be trying a “revolutionary experiment” (comment by Dorothy Thompson of Pump Up Your Book) with his next novel “The Remains“.   He will be sharing his thoughts on EReaders and Print.  So have your thoughts, comments and/or questions ready and post them here.  He has generously offered to reply to all comments and answer any questions.  Would your followers be interested?  Then please blog about this event and invite them to join in the discussion.

Guest Author Reminders (1 of 2)

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Reminder!!!!!  Tomorrow Jeffrey Leever will be a “Guest Author” and will be giving away a signed copy of his book The University !!!!

Reminder !!!!  This coming Sunday, Vincent Zandri author of Moonlight Falls, will be here live!!
He is currently on his virtual tour of Moonlight Falls and shortly will be trying a “revolutionary experiment” (comment by Dorothy Thompson of Pump Up Your Book) with his next novel “The Remains“.   He will be sharing his thoughts on EReaders and Print.  So have your thoughts, comments and/or questions ready and post them here.  He has generously offered to reply to all comments and answer any questions.  Would your followers be interested?  Then please blog about this event and invite them to join in the discussion.

EXCITING NEWS

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You don’t want to miss this !!!!!  Mark your calendars for this coming Sunday, May 23rd.  There have been many discussions on many blogs about EReaders vs Print.  Right???  What we, the consumers and avid readers think.  BUT, what about an author’s point of view.  Well,  are you sitting down????

On Sunday, an author, that is presently on virtual tour for his current book will be giving us his thoughts.  Not only that….BUT….he generously has agreed to check in, here on this blog,  and answer any questions you may have or reply to your comments.  Who is this author you ask?   Its………..

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Vincent Zandri (author of)
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Mark your calendars!!  And have your thoughts and questions ready and post them here !!!!!!  Will give you another reminder later in the week. 

EXCITING NEWS

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You don’t want to miss this !!!!!  Mark your calendars for this coming Sunday, May 23rd.  There have been many discussions on many blogs about EReaders vs Print.  Right???  What we, the consumers and avid readers think.  BUT, what about an author’s point of view.  Well,  are you sitting down????

On Sunday, an author, that is presently on virtual tour for his current book will be giving us his thoughts.  Not only that….BUT….he generously has agreed to check in, here on this blog,  and answer any questions you may have or reply to your comments.  Who is this author you ask?   Its………..

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Vincent Zandri (author of)
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Mark your calendars!!  And have your thoughts and questions ready and post them here !!!!!!  Will give you another reminder later in the week. 

PLEASE HELP ME WELCOME GUEST AUTHOR MR. VINCENT ZANDRI OF MOONLIGHT FALLS

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I am honored to have Mr. Vincent Zandri, author of Moonlight Falls, visiting today as he virtually tours the blogosphere.

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Vincent Zandri
About Vincent Zandri

Vincent Zandri is an award-winning novelist, essayist and freelance photojournalist. His novel As Catch Can (Delacorte) was touted in two pre-publication articles by Publishers Weekly and was called “Brilliant” upon its publication by The New York Post. The Boston Herald attributed it as “The most arresting first crime novel to break into print this season.” Other novels include Godchild (Bantam/Dell) and Permanence (NPI). Translated into several languages including Japanese and the Dutch, Zandri’s novels have also been sought out by numerous major movie producers, including Heyday Productions and DreamWorks. Moonlight Falls is his fourth novel. He is the author of the blogs, Dangerous Dispatches and Embedded in Africa for RT ( Russia Today TV) which have been syndicated and translated in several different languages throughout the world. He also writes for other global publications, including Culture 11, Globalia, Globalspec and more. Zandri’s nonfiction has appeared in New York Newsday, Hudson Valley Magazine, Game and Fish Magazine and others, while his essays and short fiction have been featured in many journals including Fugue, Maryland Review and Orange Coast Magazine. He holds an M.F.A. in Writing from Vermont College and is a 2010 International Thrillerl. Writer’s Awards panel judge. Zandri currently divides his time between New York and Europe. He is the drummer for the Albany-based punk band to Blisterz. You can visit his website at www.vincentzandri.com or his blog at http://www.vincentzandri.blogspot.com/

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About Moonlight Falls

Moonlight Falls is the Albany, New York-based paranoid tale (in the Hitchcock tradition) of former APD Detective turned Private Investigator/Massage Therapist, Richard “Dick” Moonlight, who believes he might be responsible for the brutal slaying by knife of his illicit lover, the beautiful Scarlet Montana. The situation is made all the worse since Scarlet is the wife of Moonlight’s boss, Chief of Detectives Jake Montana.

Why does Moonlight believe he might be responsible?

He’s got a small fragment of a .22 hollow point round buried inside his brain, lodge directly up against his cerebral cortex. The result of a botched suicide attempt four years prior to the novel’s start, an operation to remove the bullt frag would be too dangerous.

But the bullet causes Moonlight lots of problems, the least of which are the occasional memory loss and his rational ability to tell right from wrong. The bullet frag also might shift at any moment, making coma and/or sudden death, a very real possibility.

Still, Moonlight has been trying to get his life together as of late.

But when Scarlet begs him to make the trip over to her house late one rainy Sunday night to issue one of his “massages,” he makes a big mistake by sleeping with her. Later, having passed out in her bed, he will be rudely awakened by a garage door opening and Jake’s unexpected and very drunken homecoming. Making his impromptu escape out a top floor window, Moonlight will seek the safety of his home.

Two hours later however, he will receive another unexpected visit from Jake Montana. This time the big Captain has sobering news to report. He’s discovered his wife’s mutilated body in her own bed. She’s been murdered and now he needs the P.I. to investigate it in association with Albany ’s “overtaxed” Special Independent Unit before I.A. pokes their nose into the affair. Moonlight takes a big step back. Is it possible he made a second trip to the Montana home-sweet-home and just has no recollection of it? Once there, did he perform a heinous crime on his part-time lover? Or is this some kind of set up by his former boss? Is it really Jake who is responsible for Scarlet’s death? Does he wish for Moonlight to cover up his involvement, seal the case before Internal Affairs starts poking their nose into the situation?

There’s another problem too.

Covering Moonlight’s palms and the pads of his fingers are numerous scratches and cuts. Are these defensive wounds? Wounds he received when Scarlet put up a struggle? Or are they offensive wounds? Wounds he couldn’t avoid when making his attack on Scarlet with a blade? The answer is not so simple since Moonlight has no idea where he acquired the wounds.

Having no choice but to take on the mission (if only to cover his own ass), Moonlight can only hope the answers to his many questions point to his former boss and not himself.

Read an exerpt from his book and the raving reviews he has gotten thus far.  The link is http://www.pumpupyourbook.com/2010/04/19/moonlight-falls-virtual-book-tour-may-2010/.  You can also see the trailer of Moonlight Falls at the above site.

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ADDENDUM:  I will be posting my review of Moonlight Falls in the near future, so please be on the look out for that and stop by to see what I have to say about Moonlight Falls.    I am looking forward to reading Moonlight Falls and from the reviews I have read, I am sure that this is going to be a great read !!! 

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Monday Memes follow Guest Author Vincent Zandri

PLEASE HELP ME WELCOME GUEST AUTHOR MR. VINCENT ZANDRI OF MOONLIGHT FALLS

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I am honored to have Mr. Vincent Zandri, author of Moonlight Falls, visiting today as he virtually tours the blogosphere.

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Vincent Zandri
About Vincent Zandri

Vincent Zandri is an award-winning novelist, essayist and freelance photojournalist. His novel As Catch Can (Delacorte) was touted in two pre-publication articles by Publishers Weekly and was called “Brilliant” upon its publication by The New York Post. The Boston Herald attributed it as “The most arresting first crime novel to break into print this season.” Other novels include Godchild (Bantam/Dell) and Permanence (NPI). Translated into several languages including Japanese and the Dutch, Zandri’s novels have also been sought out by numerous major movie producers, including Heyday Productions and DreamWorks. Moonlight Falls is his fourth novel. He is the author of the blogs, Dangerous Dispatches and Embedded in Africa for RT ( Russia Today TV) which have been syndicated and translated in several different languages throughout the world. He also writes for other global publications, including Culture 11, Globalia, Globalspec and more. Zandri’s nonfiction has appeared in New York Newsday, Hudson Valley Magazine, Game and Fish Magazine and others, while his essays and short fiction have been featured in many journals including Fugue, Maryland Review and Orange Coast Magazine. He holds an M.F.A. in Writing from Vermont College and is a 2010 International Thrillerl. Writer’s Awards panel judge. Zandri currently divides his time between New York and Europe. He is the drummer for the Albany-based punk band to Blisterz. You can visit his website at www.vincentzandri.com or his blog at http://www.vincentzandri.blogspot.com/

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About Moonlight Falls

Moonlight Falls is the Albany, New York-based paranoid tale (in the Hitchcock tradition) of former APD Detective turned Private Investigator/Massage Therapist, Richard “Dick” Moonlight, who believes he might be responsible for the brutal slaying by knife of his illicit lover, the beautiful Scarlet Montana. The situation is made all the worse since Scarlet is the wife of Moonlight’s boss, Chief of Detectives Jake Montana.

Why does Moonlight believe he might be responsible?

He’s got a small fragment of a .22 hollow point round buried inside his brain, lodge directly up against his cerebral cortex. The result of a botched suicide attempt four years prior to the novel’s start, an operation to remove the bullt frag would be too dangerous.

But the bullet causes Moonlight lots of problems, the least of which are the occasional memory loss and his rational ability to tell right from wrong. The bullet frag also might shift at any moment, making coma and/or sudden death, a very real possibility.

Still, Moonlight has been trying to get his life together as of late.

But when Scarlet begs him to make the trip over to her house late one rainy Sunday night to issue one of his “massages,” he makes a big mistake by sleeping with her. Later, having passed out in her bed, he will be rudely awakened by a garage door opening and Jake’s unexpected and very drunken homecoming. Making his impromptu escape out a top floor window, Moonlight will seek the safety of his home.

Two hours later however, he will receive another unexpected visit from Jake Montana. This time the big Captain has sobering news to report. He’s discovered his wife’s mutilated body in her own bed. She’s been murdered and now he needs the P.I. to investigate it in association with Albany ’s “overtaxed” Special Independent Unit before I.A. pokes their nose into the affair. Moonlight takes a big step back. Is it possible he made a second trip to the Montana home-sweet-home and just has no recollection of it? Once there, did he perform a heinous crime on his part-time lover? Or is this some kind of set up by his former boss? Is it really Jake who is responsible for Scarlet’s death? Does he wish for Moonlight to cover up his involvement, seal the case before Internal Affairs starts poking their nose into the situation?

There’s another problem too.

Covering Moonlight’s palms and the pads of his fingers are numerous scratches and cuts. Are these defensive wounds? Wounds he received when Scarlet put up a struggle? Or are they offensive wounds? Wounds he couldn’t avoid when making his attack on Scarlet with a blade? The answer is not so simple since Moonlight has no idea where he acquired the wounds.

Having no choice but to take on the mission (if only to cover his own ass), Moonlight can only hope the answers to his many questions point to his former boss and not himself.

Read an exerpt from his book and the raving reviews he has gotten thus far.  The link is http://www.pumpupyourbook.com/2010/04/19/moonlight-falls-virtual-book-tour-may-2010/.  You can also see the trailer of Moonlight Falls at the above site.

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ADDENDUM:  I will be posting my review of Moonlight Falls in the near future, so please be on the look out for that and stop by to see what I have to say about Moonlight Falls.    I am looking forward to reading Moonlight Falls and from the reviews I have read, I am sure that this is going to be a great read !!! 

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