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Thursday, June 13, 2013

Disillusioned

Today I’d like to present you to D.J. Williams, author of Disullusioned.


With the DNA of a world traveler, Williams was born in Hong Kong, has ventured into the jungles of the Amazon, the bush of Africa, and the slums of the Far East, to share stories of those who are overcoming incredible odds. He is the co-author of Restoration Road with Mitch Kruse and has produced and directed over 140 television episodes syndicated on NBC, ABC, FOX and various cable networks worldwide. Currently, he lives in Los Angeles, California with his wife.

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Goddess Fish Promotions is organizing a Virtual Blurb Blitz Tour for DISILLUSIONED, a suspense, mystery, adventure novel available in May from WestBow Press. The tour will run June 3-28 and one randomly drawn commenter will win a $30 Amazon gift certificate. So don't forget to leave your comments!

 

Blurb:

A mother’s suicide threatens to destroy a family legacy. Her sons, Sam and Daniel, are forced to leave their comfortable worlds behind and search for a woman they believe can unlock the secrets that have remained hidden. They are propelled into separate journeys from Los Angeles to the heart of the Zambezi where they are forced to confront a man known as Die Duiwel, the Devil. On their adventures they will find themselves in a place where death is one breath away, where thousands of children are disappearing into the darkness, and where the woman they are searching for is on the hunt for revenge. When they stand face-to-face with the forgotten slaves of Africa they will fight to redeem what has been lost.    

Excerpt:

Drops of rain turned into a torrential downpour as Danny and Sam stood drenched at the edge of a deep hole and a fresh mound of dirt. The casket had already been lowered into the ground, evident by the arm of a crane hovering overhead. A groundskeeper kept his distance a few yards away, careful to allow the boys their final goodbye.

A week ago they were living their own life, far removed from the darkness that had stolen their mother. One shouldered the guilt of a tarnished legacy while the other grew increasingly restless to return to his isolated world.

Danny was still reeling from his face to face with Bowman. How were they going to pay back the money? Where was the money? Why was it stolen in the first place? Should they even do anything, since neither was legally liable? He needed answers.

A wave of anger flushed over Danny as he thought of all his family had lost. Thousands of sermons preached by a man who now seemed as addicted to the almighty dollar as the people who passed the offering plate. He knew his father kept secrets, but nothing had prepared him for the news Bowman planted on him.


Praise for the novel:

“A fast-paced mystery…you won’t put it down until you’ve unlocked the secrets and lies to find the truth.”

Judith McCreary, Co-Executive Producer Law & Order: SVU, Criminal Minds, & CSI

“Riveting...an indelible picture painted with suspense.”

Mitch Kruse, Author of Restoration Road

“An engrossing tale…makes you think about the world we live in and your place in it.”

Tony Guerrero, Founder of F.A.C.T. Alliance: Fight Against Child Trafficking

 

9 comments:

  1. I was hoping for another excerpt to give me a different taste. Still good though.

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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  2. I agree, Mary. We need a new excerpt to get more of a feel for the book.
    catherinelee100 at gmail dot com

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  3. I am fascinated by the excerpt. It leads me to believe this is going to be a very suspense filled story.

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  4. Your wish is granted:) Here's another excerpt to keep you guessing!

    Damas Kone, an African in his early thirties, button down white shirt, grey slacks and a pair of dusty wingtips, leaned against a counter inside a shebeen on Chisokone. His attention was directed across the street. He'd already waited over an hour before he caught sight of the American. He dropped a few Kwacha on the bar, headed outside and ducked through traffic. He watched as the man entered a corner restaurant.

    Since his surveillance in Lusaka, Damas noticed how the appearance of the American had changed. The clothes he'd worn a week earlier hung loosely. His face was now hidden behind an overgrown blonde beard. His blue eyes looked darker. He no longer stood out amongst the crowd.

    In Zambia, morality blurred itself in death, poverty, sickness and self-preservation. In a country obsessed with the Western world, money had become the moral compass. If that's what it took to survive, then Damas served the highest bidder.

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    1. Thanks for granting our wish! Love the new excerpt.

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  5. Thanks for sharing another great excerpt with us in the comments. Very powerful words!

    fencingromein at hotmail dot com

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  6. Thank you for the excerpt.

    Kit3247(at)aol(dot)com

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  7. Well, it’s Friday. Had fun following you around this week and looking forward to more good stuff next week. Have a great weekend!
    kareninnc at gmail dot com

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