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Monday, September 22, 2014

The Orange Moon Affair

Goddess Fish Promotions is organizing a Virtual Blurb Blitz Tour for The Orange Moon Affair (a Thomas Gunn Thriller) by AFN Clarke, a thriller available now. The tour will run September 15, 2014 to October 3, 2014.

The author will be awarding a $15 Amazon GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour. Please use this link to post your comment:


Thomas Gunn (ex-Special Forces) and his partner Julie are running for their lives. Who are they running from? And why? It all starts when Thomas decides to investigate the mysterious murder of his billionaire industrialist father. He’s shocked when his every move is blocked, especially by top levels of the UK government. But when his attempts to track down an elusive American business partner of his father’s turn lethal, he and Julie become moving targets, racing to outwit those who clearly want them dead. The danger rapidly escalates when Thomas is reluctantly compelled back into working for British Military Intelligence, exposing an international conspiracy that puts the freedom of the western world at grave risk.

But who are these ruthless conspirators that wield such unimaginable power? How are they connected to his father? And what dark secrets from the past will Thomas uncover in his relentless quest for the truth? This action-packed thriller spans the UK, USA and Europe and keeps you guessing to the very last page!

“The Orange Moon Affair” and “The Jonas Trust Deception”, the second in the series, have been hailed by the San Francisco Book Review as “fast-paced books you won't want to put down and you won't want them to finish." Available from Amazon (ebook and paperback).


Nightmares crowded my sleep and I woke in a sweat, some twelve hours later, gasping for air and thought that Julie’s death was just a nightmare, a figment of my imagination. But I knew it wasn’t.

I needed air and crawled to the door leading out onto the patio that overlooked the beach and the Sea of Cortez. It felt similar to Gozo, but it was subtly different; the smell of dry sage tinged the slight breeze and somewhere close by, lingering smoke from a mesquite barbecue blew lazily across the beach. Bile rose in my mouth and I dry retched onto the sand as the image of Julie, bloodied and broken in the helicopter, blasted into my mind.

The moment passed and I sat at the water’s edge as small wavelets ran up the beach and sank into the sand.

Julie’s death killed something in me. Something I thought I had recovered from after my last tour in Afghanistan. She gave my life a soul that had been destroyed, and now with her death, my soul was as dark as it had ever been.

De Costas would pay for her death.

All that was left in me was the instinct for survival and revenge; the only emotion, pure hatred for the man that had caused all this. It was this that had kept me alive when I should have been dead. It was this that created the desire to fight back to full health.

An hour later I hobbled slowly back to the bedroom, lay down and fell into a dreamless sleep.

Author bio and links

AFN Clarke is a full-time author, screenwriter, the son of a British MI6 operative, former officer in Britain's elite Parachute Regiment, pilot, sailor, racecar driver and father of four who's lived in Hong Kong, India, Libya, Iran, Europe, the UK, USA, and Australia. He's written seven books of fiction and his bestselling memoir, CONTACT, was serialized in a British newspaper and made into an award-winning BBCTV film.

This rich background allows Clarke to bring his own unique and eye opening experiences to his latest Thomas Gunn thriller series that are fast-paced, thought provoking and frighteningly real and have captured the imagination of readers world-wide. As he says: "For me, good books are a great way to shut out every day life, suspend normal ways of thinking, and allow yourself to be captivated by another world. That’s what I continually strive to deliver to my readers."

Books include: The Orange Moon Affair and The Jonas Trust Deception (Thomas Gunn thrillers), Contact, An Unquiet American, Dry Tortugas, Dreams from the Death Age and Armageddon (The Book of Baker Satire Series), Collisions, with more coming soon. Available from Amazon; coming soon to Nook, iBooks, and Kobo.

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  1. Thanks for featuring my book, I really appreciate it! As I am in Australia, with time difference I won't be able to check back in till late afternoon USA/UK/Europe time, but be assured I will check back and look forward to answering any questions/comments readers have.

    And if you have a moment, let me know what it is that you love most about your favorite books, an author can never learn enough about what it is that makes the difference between a good book and a great one. AFN Clarke (author)

    1. It's a pleasure to have you here, AFN (sorry, I don't know your first name).
      What I like about a good thriller is the fact I can't figure out who did it before I turn the last page. Unfortunately, few authors can surprise me.
      Myself I'm into historical fiction, although I could write a book about my life too. If you want to contact me, please do so. I have plenty of time to respond.

    2. It's my aim to write thrillers that keep you guessing to the very last page! I think I do a reasonable job according to most of my reviewers, but we do better in some people's eyes than others, and so it should be - there is such a wealth of readers out there and so many good authors and so much more choice and ability to discover authors you never knew about with the advent of digital publishing. I for one am pleased about that, the more books out there the better, as far as I am concerned.

      I will look up your work, historical fiction is something I have always enjoyed. And what about that book about your life? Sounds intriguing ..... thanks again for hosting my book, I wish I had the time and energy to keep up a good blog, good for you for doing that :)

    3. Oh, and so sorry, my name is Anthony. My first book/memoir was published as AFN Clarke (Anthony Frederick Neville Clarke) and it I was fortunate that it did extremely well and so have kept that name as my author name ever since.

  2. I like the book cover and book excerpt, Thank you!

  3. So glad you liked the book and excerpt, really appreciate you taking the time to stop by and take the time to read it. Much appreciated :)