Forbidden – There’s Gonna Be a Party & You’re Invited.

Readers are excited about this sensational and unusual romance suspense/thriller.

This is your invitation to get on board Forbidden’s book tour. F. Stone is available for interviews and guest posts. Or, simply showcase this five star romance mystery novel on your blog / facebook. Print and ebook copies are available for reviewers. Connect with Partners in Crime to schedule your participation date between June 19th and July 7th.

Read what reviewers are saying about Forbidden at Amazon.

#IWSG: What is the weirdest/coolest thing you ever had to research for your story?

Purpose: To share and encourage. Writers can express doubts and concerns without fear of appearing foolish or weak. Those who have been through the fire can offer assistance and guidance. It’s a safe haven for insecure writers of all kinds!

The awesome co-hosts for the May 3 posting of the IWSG will be Nancy Gideon, Tamara Narayan, Liesbet @ Roaming About, Michelle Wallace,and Feather Stone!

May 3 Question: What is the weirdest/coolest thing you ever had to research for your story?  I have to chuckled when thinking about this question. While writing Forbidden, I had to write a scene about a helicopter battle scene. Now understand that I’ve been in a medivac chopper, but I know nothing about flying them. To make the battle scene sound authentic, I read up on how to fly a helicopter, all the maneuvers pilots do in battle, and what action will cause a chopper to crash. I sent a draft of that scene to a beta reader who was quite impressed. It was cool!

I’m truly honored to be one of IWSG’s hosts this month. I hope to visit as many blogs as possible to say hello and share. I’m pretty excited about a promo coming up in June. Forbidden will be featured for an entire month at CMash Reads . I’ll be doing interviews, feature Forbidden’s characters (maybe even the real nasty culprits), setting development, etc. There will be giveaways, and Forbidden ebook will be FREE during the last five days of June. It’s going to be crazy fun.

I’m still very busy with promoting my second novel, Forbidden, since its launch in January with Amazon KDP.  My goal this year is to obtain 100 reviews. Yes, I know, you’re shaking your head and saying, “Good luck, Chickypoo.”

It’s like pulling hen’s teeth finding reviewers who are in the right genre and available. So far, I have 20 reviews, the average rating is 4.6. Pretty darn good but I need a lot more.

Here’s the deal, my lovely fellow authors and readers. I will send an ebook to you for FREE in exchange for an honest review posted on Amazon and Goodreads. If that’s not your gig, please post this offer on your blog and/or facebook.

Or, you could copy/paste this tweet:  FREE Forbidden ebook for #review top Middle East suspense thriller send request to

and the book cover:  

5 Star Reviews: Forbidden on Sale Until April 12th

Forbidden – Top 14% Mystery/Thriller/Suspense, International Mystery & Crime on
Reviewer Rating: 4.7

For a limited time, Forbidden’s ebook price is reduced at…
April 7th: 99 cents
April 10th 1.99
April 13th price returns to 2.99

What is so thrilling about Forbidden?

Better Wear Your Flak Jacket
Gunfire echoes within the walls of a Middle East police compound. Screams of terror are brutally silenced. Police captain Hashim Sharif captures one survivor. Soon Eliza MacKay will wish she had died with her companions.

The vile act of terrorism is covered-up. Sharif becomes the reluctant keeper of his city’s bloody secret – and the witness, MacKay. His corrupt superiors have a gun rammed against his skull. Disloyalty to the mayor will be rewarded with being buried alive.

Whatever the cost, his government’s honor must be restored. Secretly, Sharif hunts forensic evidence. Who is responsible for the murder of fifteen American volunteers? And, why did MacKay lie about her identity? He can’t trust her. Her mental illness is going to get both of them killed.

When he receives orders to dispose of MacKay, his Muslim faith is tested. Murder an innocent in cold blood? He will suffer Allah’s eternal wrath.

CIA Agent Hutchinson has the lying Sharif in his cross hairs. Sharif dodges the agent’s traps almost as easily as the hitman on his tail. When Sharif discovers the shocking truth, he loses all hope of survival.

What is worth dying for? Perhaps it’s not bringing a madman to justice. Could it be saving the life of a woman who kick-started his numb heart? On the knife edge of risk, Sharif plots an act most forbidden and fatal.

Gifts for Forbidden’s Book Launch Celebration Heros

book-cover-three-dimensional-finalForbidden rose to #3 on February 14th at the Amazon charts and remained up in the top ten for the duration of the book launch …. all because of my book launch heros.

To My Heroic Team of Authors …

who showcased all the great stuff about Forbidden,

who read Forbidden and wrote all those awesome reviews,

who put up with my clumsy leadership in creating this book launch celebration,

…. as my dear Eliza MacKay would say

Your all so friggin wonderful!

Nicki Elson

Jennifer Lane

Juneta Key

Patricia Garcia

Lily Eva Blake

Cindy DeJagger

Yolanda Renee

Nancee Cain

Michelle Willms

Now for the promised gift – a mega awesome, shut the front door exciting, …

$200 Amazon Gift Card

And, that’s just the meat and potatoes reward. Next is desert. Yes, yes, yes. Courtesy of Cindy DeJagger from

OPAL, The Magazine by Canadian Authors & Writers

(and available worldwide for free), one super lucky hero will receive this gift certificate –

FREE 1/2 page ad in color.   Value of $96   Whooot!



SURPRISE:  I’m not done yet! For those who did not win the $200 Amazon Gift Card, nor the FREE ad in Opal, Bart and I are sending each of you a …..

$20 Amazon gift card.

Bart and I are just so friggin happy we have to dance. Thank you everyone so very much.


“Okay, Bart, we must not keep our team waiting any longer. How are you going to pick the winners?”

“I pick? Okay, okay,” he says jumping like crazy. He’s starting to get over heated, turning his green skin to a lovely shade of puce.

“Bart, (aka husband) you’re gonna croak if you keep that up. I’ll take over. Here, put each name in a hat and pick one.”

Drum Roll:  Grand prize winner of the $200 Amazon gift card is Jennifer Lane. Congratulations, Jen. Please send me your email address to receive your digital Amazon gift card.

Second prize winner, FREE ad in OPAL magazine is Yolanda Renee. Congratulations, Yolanda. I will email the OPAL gift certificate to you.

Now, my lovelies, all the rest will receive a $20 USD Amazon Gift Card. I probably have  your email addresses, but to be on the safe side, please send to me the email address I should use for sending the Amazon gift card to you. Mine is

Thanks a zillion, my dear friends.


Forbidden’s Book Launch Winners

Congratulations to the winners of my book launch celebration.

Julie won the grand prize – $100 Amazon coupon
Pat won the second prize – $50 Amazon coupon
Chris, Ellie, Didi, Greentopiaries and Rachel each won a $10 Amazon coupon.

I hope everyone took advantage of this book launch celebration to get their free Forbidden ebook.

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