Saturday, February 12, 2011

An Adventure And Sharing

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Do you enjoy getting lost in a swashbuckling adventure from time to time? Do you enjoy sharing happiness, especially this close to Valentine’s Day?

Who doesn’t enjoy losing themselves in another world for a few hours a day or passing along well wishes to a friend? Well, I’ve got just the thing for you on both counts.

First, thanks to Ayelet of Gallery Books (a division of Simon and Schuster), I have a copy of author Richard Doetsch's latest release, THE THIEVES OF DARKNESS, to giveaway. This will be the paperback version that is slated for release on Feb. 22.

This irresistible thriller has been compared to Raiders of the Lost Ark meets The Thomas Crown Affair. Doetsch is also the author of THE 13TH HOUR.

Here’s a brief synopsis of THE THIEVES OF DARKNESS: A reformed master thief travels to Istanbul to keep an ancient artifact from falling into the wrong hands. Along the way he discovers that his new girlfriend has a few secrets of her own and is forced to put both their lives in danger for a greater good.

Michael St. Pierre thinks he has left his days as a master thief behind him. He's just started dating again following the death of his wife and has embarked on a new relationship with a beautiful, smart woman named KC. But then, he gets word that his best friend, Simon, is being held captive in a brutal and isolated middle eastern prison, sentenced to death. For the first time, Michael must break into a prison—this time to rescue his friend. Imagine his surprise when he finds KC in the neighboring cell. After a thrilling rescue, the three journey to Istanbul to complete the mission that led to their incarceration. 

Simon and KC are on the trail of a map that holds a secret as ancient as mankind, a secret that has roots in the foundations of Christianity, Islam, and Judaism. In order to get their hands on the map and save Simon's life, Michael and KC must complete an amazing series of stunts and thefts, outwitting the authorities and a ruthless and equally skilled enemy. Old family secrets and loyalties come into play as they race through the secret underground tunnels of Istanbul, and eventually travel deep into the Himalayas to a mysterious land that might be the legendary Shangri-La itself. 

Doesn’t this sound like a terrific adventure to keep you guessing from the first paragraph to the last? I’ve got a feeling this is a fast pace, heart-pounding thriller.

Author Richard Doetsch’s website is

Now for the giveaway which, I’m sorry to say, is only open to residents of the US. Send me an e-mail ( with " Win The Thieves of Darkness” in the subject line. Your message should include your name and mailing address. Just so you know, I don’t share your mailing information or use it for any other purpose. The deadline to enter is 8 p.m. (EST) on Tuesday, Feb. 22 (paperback release date).

Now for sharing ‘well wishes’ with friends, just a couple of notes to share about fellow bloggers.

Vicki Delany’s book, NEGATIVE IMAGE, is up for a CBC bookies award for best mystery/thriller/horror. The voting is open until Sunday and she could use everyone’s vote. It's fast and easy and there is no sign in. Just scroll down to Mystery/thriller/horror, click the button NEGATIVE IMAGE and then click vote. Check out her blog @ One Woman Crime Wave for more information. 

Fellow blogger Roland Yeomans just published his first e-book, THE BEAR WITH TWO SHADOWS. Be sure to check it out, as well as Roland’s blog @ Writing In The Crosshairs.

I also want to draw your attention to the page listings under ‘Giveaways, Awards, Books.’ I’ve added a page entitled, AUTHORS AND THEIR BOOKS. Here I hope to add fellow bloggers who have new releases out, especially those who are self-publishing. If I don’t have your book listed, either leave me a comment or send me an e-mail with the information. I don’t mean to leave anyone out. Just remember, I aged this month and I’m naturally blonde so I may not remember as well as I should. LOL

Oh, and right below the page listings you’ll find a mystery is afoot.

So, are you ready for a little adventure and intrigue, as well as sharing in some fun with online friends?



  1. Mason - Thanks for adding that page about authors and their books. I am always so gratified by how supportive you are of people's books and writing. It means a lot!

    I'm intrigued by the mystery, too... :-).

  2. The book sounds a good read. Thanks for sharing.

    Playing catch up on your blog. You never fail to disappoint with your posts.

  3. My TBR list is growing again. Thanks for the heads up on all these. Now I have to go vote and send you an email :)

  4. You provide interesting overviews of some swashbuckling reads.

  5. Mason:

    Great post today. I'm on my way to send you an email to enter the giveaway. The thieves of Darkness sounds great. I just voted for Negative Image... She's a close second right now, so hope everyone will take a moment to vote.

    Have a great day.

  6. The Thieves of Darkness sounds like a fun read. I'm so tempted to send an email, but I've already got about four books in line to be read. I'll go vote instead.

  7. It does sound like a great adventure. And a great way to pass the time waiting for the end of winter!!
    Thanks for the info.

  8. That's great news for Roland. And sending email!


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