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VBT – My Name is Nelson

About the Book

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Title: My Name is Nelson

Author: Dylan Fairchild

Genre: Thriller

President Andrew MacIntyre was having a pretty good first year in the Oval Office.  Suddenly, during what should have been a peaceful Christmas season, he’s facing one of the worst national security crises in American history.  And it’s being masterminded out of a sleazy, New Mexico strip joint? What the hell?

Is this a political thriller?  Or is it science fiction? A zany comedy?  Perhaps it’s a love story. Whatever it is, it’s a riveting page-turner with a little sex appeal, and a lot of laughs.  If “Doctor Strangelove” can find the humor in nuclear war, then surely there’s a little bit of laughter lurking in unmanned aviation, as well as some serious, heartfelt moments.

It’s little wonder White House National Security Advisor Chet Addington* said this was, “Pretty much the best novel ever.”**

* Absolutely, positively, not a real person

** He’s been known to be wrong about stuff

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Author Bio

Auth Pic Dylan Fairchild

Dylan Fairchild is the pen name of a Virginia-based indie author.  He usually lurks in a different genre.

“My Name is Nelson” is the author’s first thriller.  It’s a genre-busting blend of humor, action, political-military intrigue, romance, and science fiction.  “The Indie View” awarded it “five-plus” stars and said “in terms of sheer storytelling mastery, it’s one of the best books we’ve seen in a while.”  The book is dedicated to “all the men and women who work so tirelessly to protect our nation.”

The author can be found on Goodreads.com, and he is happy to reply to any questions, comments, or witty ridicule of his photo.

https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/17762343.Dylan_Fairchild

Buy from Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/My-Name-Nelson-Pretty-Novel-ebook/dp/B07B4KCTYR/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1526230345&sr=8-1&keywords=my+name+is+nelson

Giveaway

Win a $25 amazon gift card during the tour.

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VBT – Waking to Black

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Waking to Black

by V.H. Luis

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GENRE:   Erotic Romance

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BLURB

He shattered my defenses, and I was fragile to begin with…

The first time I saw Adam Black, I was between the arms of a criminal, a gun to my throat and even then, I knew I was staring at the most dangerous man in the room.

Maybe it was his confident, cerulean eyes, or the sex appeal radiating from his pores like heat waves on a scorching day, but by proximity alone he made my vision blur and my heart stammer.

The day I was nearly killed in a bank hold-up, I began to live—because of him.

Now, I’m praying for the first time in years, hoping the scars of my past, the secrets I keep, don’t interfere with my future…

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EXCERPT

I close my eyes and bend my knees—or at least I think I am. I’m finding it hard to breathe, and the room is spinning. I must not be moving fast enough because the next thing I know, the man with the big gun grabs me and shoves the cold tip of the barrel against my neck.

This is how it ends? A pang of regret stabs deep within my belly. I wonder who will feed my cat when I’m gone, and the pathetic nature of that last thought is sobering. I haven’t accomplished much in the last twenty-four years. My eyes begin to water, and my vision clouds.

“Hey, take it easy,” a much calmer voice calls out from behind me.

I try to focus on the deep tenor of this stranger, who to my shock is defying a man with a gun, but my senses aren’t cooperating.

Using me as a shield, my captor spins me and I get a blurry first look at my would-be hero. Through pooling tears, I see he’s dressed in an expensive black suit, a crisp white shirt, and a solid black tie. He has hair the color of dark coffee, and because he defies the order to hug the floor, I notice he’s tall. His sapphire eyes lock on mine, urging me to breathe, and for a split-second I forget I’m in the arms of a lunatic because it’s this stranger’s gaze holding me hostage.

Though his hands are in the air, like everyone else’s, he seems to be humoring the robber rather than obeying him out of fear. And while not armed, his calm demeanor is more threatening than the creep jamming a gun against my throat. It’s as if under the façade of composure something dark and dangerous lingers—the insight makes me tremble.

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AUTHOR Bio and Links

V.H. Luis is the author of the Black Series, an erotic romance trilogy that follows the love affair of Evelyn Snowe and Adam Black. Her debut book WAKING to Black, will be released in 2018, and the subsequent sequels FADING to Black, and SURRENDERING to Black, will follow shortly thereafter.

Welcome to my internet haven!

I’m a born and bred Miami Girl—and proud of it! I would wear shorts and flip-flops everyday of the week if I could. Growing up in Miami, surrounded by my parent’s heritage has made me proud of my Cuban ancestry. Cafecito and a guava pastry for breakfast? Yes, please! Salsa music while I tidy the house? Of course.

If I’m not busy scribbling notes about the story pounding out of my head, I’m painting, listening to music, or spending time with the love of my life—my son. If I decide to travel, I bring the whole family (in-laws included), or at least I try to, because life is too short not to spend it with family; one of the many lessons my father taught me.

My website:  https://vhluis.com/

My Twitter: https://twitter.com/VH_Luis_

My book on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Waking-Black-Uninhibited-Book-1-ebook/dp/B07C9CBV67/

The book will be free during the tour.

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RAFFLECOPTER GIVEAWAY

V.H. Luis will be awarding a $25 Amazon or Barnes and Noble GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.

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What inspires a SCENE, an EMOTION, a CHARACTER worth remembering?

Guest Post by V.H. Luis, author of Waking to Black (Uninhibited #1)

Writers are constantly being asked what inspired them to write. What were you thinking about while working on that steamy-scene? How did you come up with this character? What were you feeling as you wrote this story? The list goes on-and-on.

I can’t speak for others but often enough for me it’s a song or a picture that inspires me. Take the gorgeous flower above. To some it may be a simple flower but the contrast of colors, the way the beautiful hues of red are being overrun and consumed by darkness is fascinating. I mean is it a rose? It looks like one but at the same time something makes it unique and mysterious. It’s almost as if this flower is holding on to a secret—one I’m dying to learn more about.

Evelyn Snowe, the heroine of my debut novel Waking to Black (Uninhibited #1), is like this flower. The moment you think you finally understand her, she does something which makes her more complex. She’s beautiful and yet darkness looms around her—at times it’s hard to imagine she can rise above the tragedies which haunt her every step. She’s an artist, a woman with many layers and imperfections and yet she is a character you want to root for. You want her to rise above everything that holds her back.

In Waking to Black (Uninhibited #1), Evelyn paints a flower like this for real-estate mogul Adam Black, and he immediately sees it’s more than just a painting… It’s a glimpse into who she is, it’s a glimpse into her soul.

EXCERPT

“This is truly…” He pauses for a moment before completing his statement. “Stunning. The duality is what impresses me. The sharp contrast between the flower and its dark background is enchanting. While working, what exactly were you thinking about?”

The question takes me by surprise. Most of the time when I’m painting, my mind is racing, a hundred thoughts consuming my focus. However, while I worked on this mural I was oddly at peace.

“To be honest, I don’t believe I thought of anything in particular. I’m sorry to disappoint you, but there is no definitive underlying message in this painting.”

“Evelyn.” He speaks my name softly. “There’s always an underlying message in the things we do. People are just too scared of confessing their true motives, even to themselves.”

This man consistently makes me question my actions and beliefs. He leaves me bewildered and grasping at straws. I try to form cohesive thoughts, and I settle on angry ones.

“Is that your subtle way of implying I’m hiding something from myself?”

The tenderness in his eyes has been replaced with arrogance. “I didn’t think I was being subtle. Yes, I think you’re hiding something from yourself.”

He takes a deep breath and shifts his gaze away from me, back to the painting. “This flower is being consumed by the shadows.” He speaks as if that simple statement proves his point.

“It’s just a painting.” I fidget with the hem of my tank, unsure of what else to say.

“Maybe.” He steps close, his eyes narrowed and his penetrating stare so pervading a shudder runs down my spine. “But my guess is that it’s something much more. And that intrigues the hell out of me.”

 

***Thank you so much for having me today. If you haven’t already, I hope you all will take a chance on Waking to Black (Uninhibited #1).

XOXO

V.H. Luis

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