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. http://www.partnersincrimetours.net/forbidden-better-wear-flak-jacket-f-stone/
Read what reviewers are saying about Forbidden at Amazon.
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!
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.
Then send me an email message. State you added Forbidden to your ‘to read’ list. I will reply to you and send Forbidden in mobi or pdf for free. Naturally, I hope you will read my five-gold-stars suspense/thriller/romance novel and ….
I’m endeavoring to survive another steep learning curve – the do’s and do not’s of a book launch. What I’m discovering is that the launch of a novel can be compared to the controlled chaos of dazzling fireworks. Authors need to infiltrate all corners of marketing cyberspace like streams drawn to lowlands in a quest to reach the sea – the massive expanse of readers thirsting for the next intoxicating novel. In about three seconds, their book cover must capture thousands of readers with enough zing to draw them to read the synopsis. There’s goes another time limit – about one to two minutes.
Writers become good at seduction, like ‘ladies of the night,’ we learn how to stand above the competitors. This made me think about the marketing strategy for Forbidden. What is unique about a middle east setting and bloody scenes? Currently, there are abundant novels which depict the horrors of civil war and terrorism. Forbidden has all that, but something different. Very different.
Forbidden is written in the point of view of a devout Muslim cop.
Captain Sharif’s police compound has been breached. Fifteen Americans murdered. CIA agent Frank Hutchinson has proof the cop is lying and has him in his crosshairs, eager to exact revenge. Captain Sharif must please his corrupt superiors; and yet see justice served, and abide by the Koran. He’s in hell, with no way to escape – either be buried alive or suffer Allah’s wrath. In the balance hangs the life of Eliza MacKay, witness to the massacre. Desperate, Sharif initiates an act more forbidden and fatal.
Updates on Forbidden’s Launch Progress:
The Romance Reviews – included in this week’s headlines: http://www.theromancereviews.com/headlines.php
Thunderclap – join in on my thunderclap promotion at: https://www.thunderclap.it/projects/51374-forbidden-free-for-a-reviewPlea
Reading Deals: Get a free ebook of Forbidden in exchange for a review: http://readingdeals.com/free-review-books/forbidden-by-f-stone
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Year 2047, City of Samarra, capital of the Republic of Islamic Provinces & Territories
Fifteen American travelers have vanished. Surrendering to a corrupt mayor’s demands, the devout Muslim and police captain becomes the reluctant keeper of his city’s bloody secret – and the witness, Eliza MacKay. Captain Sharif is horrified to discover that if he exposes the cover-up, his family will suffer dire consequences.
Sharif’s only hope is to prove his government is free of guilt. Secretly, he hunts forensic evidence and discovers the shocking truth. Cornered by a CIA agent and hitmen, Sharif and MacKay run for their lives. Murder and kidnapping derails Sharif’s resolve to see justice served.
Sharif is tortured by his deepening passion for the impetuous Eliza MacKay. In spite of her struggle with PTSD, he’s drawn to her unbounded courage and gentle touch. Islam forbids the intimacy he craves. In desperation to save Eliza, Sharif initiates an act most forbidden and fatal.