Monday, September 28, 2020

The Last One Out: A Novel Paperback – October 27, 2020

 


Today I am introducing you to an author with a terrific book. Victor Adam's, author of "The Last One Out," has an amazing story. The book is now available for pre-order on Amazon with a release date of October 27, 2020. I hope you enjoy learning about the book and the author. Take a look.


The Last One Out: A Novel Paperback – October 27, 2020

by Victor Adams  (Author)

 



Montana dodges it. Teri relies on its corruption. It baffles Chris. And Lainey wants to believe it still works. Even Lady Liberty gave up on the U.S. Legal System.
 
Teri Bradshaw finally conquered life; she got rich. Her TSA agents have been robbing airport passengers for a decade. She ships all our stuff down to Nicaragua to resell around the world. But when that country spirals into civil unrest, can her scheme survive?

In the fires of the Nicaraguan revolution, Christian discovered a lost Spanish treasure. It’s his ticket out. But the one friend who could smuggle it out got trapped in the U.S. by its failed legal system and the cartoonish new expectation lawsuits.

Lainey, the jilted wife of one of Teri’s boyfriends, can prove the sly CEO is a crook. She had to go to Colombia to do it, and now the freedom of expat life beckons. She’ll have to decide whether to follow Lady Justice’s example or return to the U.S. and risk being The Last One Out.
 
Follow Victor Adams’ hilarious dystopian satire of American life. From a disastrous Disneyland Selfi-Park to tongue-twisting corporate sloganeering and ‘investment ready’ lawsuits.  You’ll wonder where fiction stops and reality starts.

 



Product Details

·         Item Weight: 1.15 pounds

·         Paperback: 376 pages

·         ISBN-10: 1734831405

·         ISBN-13: 978-1734831405

·         Publisher: Saltwater Press (October 27, 2020)

·         Product Dimensions : 6 x 0.84 x 9 inches

·         Language: English

 

 


Tell your readers a little about yourself, where you grew up, where you live now, where you went to school etc. Let them get to know the personal you.

I went to Auburn University and spent over a decade in the finance industry as an analyst and regional director. After receiving an MBA from Vanderbilt, I opened several Nashville based businesses, eventually employing more than fifty people.

In 2017 I cashed out, sold everything I couldn’t fit inside two suitcases, and “the boys” and I (my Siberian huskies) took early retirement in Cartagena, Colombia. I now write and do some consulting on the side.


What inspired you to author this book?

In 2018, I was walking my dogs when a nervous-looking kid in a police uniform aimed a shotgun at them and started shouting in a language I barely understood. It was Nicaragua in 2018, and a civil revolt has begun. In 1996, I was living in St. Petersburg, Russia, when the Soviets made their final push to take power back. Russia in the mid-90s was so wild west; it was common to see track-suited gangsters walk into bars and empty the cash registers. The music never even stopped. I was in Istanbul during the election that cemented the current president’s decades-long rule that moved Turkey away from its secular past. In 2015, the Colombian Navy discovered the holy grail of Spanish treasure galleons, just a few miles from where I live. The ship is said to have sunk with billions in gold on board. History makes a great backdrop for storytelling, and because I retired early, I can tell stories.




What is your book about?

At its heart, The Last One Out is a satirical modern-day treasure hunt for the lost gold of the San Jose treasure galleon. Instead of pirates and naval battles, today’s treasure hunters fight lawsuits and non-disclosure agreements. It’s less exciting but comically more absurd, and I spend a good deal of time lampooning those absurdities. I think our legal system (chiefly the civil side) is probably beyond redemption, and Lady Justice abandoned it to the lawyers long ago.  But it’s also a story about the consequences of your life choices, and the pain you have to endure to correct the bad ones.

What do you hope people will learn from it?

Probably the best piece of advice I was ever given. Whatever decision you make, it won’t be your last one. You can analyze a decision to die, but once you realize that decision is not the last one, it becomes easier to make. If you’ve made a bad call in life, you aren’t stuck on that road forever. It does take a heap of courage change course. It can be hard, it can be hilarious, but it can be done.



Why did you decide to use satire to introduce relevant social topics?

Humor is just my vehicle. People are better humans when they are listening to music or laughing. I can’t make music, so I tell stories to make people laugh. I think satire is a more effective tool for conveying thought. If I yell that we have too many lawsuits, you’re just going to turn the channel. But if I say that you can now invest in lawsuits, like mutual funds, you’re going to ask what I’m talking about.

How much research went into writing the book, especially with regards to all the legal jargon?

The research on The San Jose took time. Everything interesting was in Spanish, so that was a challenge. The legal stuff took a LONG time. It isn’t just understanding it; it’s conveying something designed to be unclear. Using a combination of heretowiths and appalling run-on sentences, so they’ve made the process a nightmare. Not the actual argument part, the process part. I got access to the Lexisnexis database to do a lot of the research. I read a lot of boring case law, and sadly I’ve had a good bit of experience with lawsuits myself. If you own a business that’s been around awhile, you’ve been sued. It’s part of the territory.




Who is your target audience, and why?

People who read general adult fiction and satire.

 

What’s next for your writing career, any books in the works?

I do have a second book close to halfway written. Turns out, this is going to be series. I’ve actually had to go back and rework a big portion of the 2nd book. Many readers indicated that they loved the villainess in the first novel, so I had to write her back into book 2. The genre is the same, though the subject matter is different. Like The Last One Out, I have crazy business schemes in book 2. I love inventing the barely plausible business. The venues change a good bit in this book; we’re going all the way over to Central Asia… where nobody knows anything about what goes on.


What advice would you give to new writers?

To write stories, you should experience life a little, and that may mean making bad decisions. Sometimes crazy ones, but those are the stories people want to read. I can write an escape scene through a jungle because I’ve spent three hours hiking up a leach infested tropical river. I can write about a sleazy meeting on the frozen Gulf of Finland because I’ve stood on the frozen Gulf of Finland at night. As for writing about pirate treasure…



ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Vic Adams is the author of The Last One Out, released in 2020. He retired to Cartagena, Colombia in 2017 after 20 years running brick and mortar businesses, working in financial markets, and traveling the world. He left the US with two suitcases, two Siberian Huskies, and a handful of consulting clients.

FOLLOW THE AUTHOR

1.    www.vicadams.com

https://www.facebook.com/vicadamsauthor

https://medium.com/@viktorincr

 


In the Eye of An Eagle – August 31, 2020

 




How far fetched do you think it would be if I said that another civil war could possibly happen on American soil? Would you think I lost my mind? Would you agree with me? Today's BOOK OF THE DAY, "In the Eye of an Eagle," by John Henry Hardy addresses these questions. Take a look; it is a very interesting read.


In the Eye of An Eagle – August 31, 2020

by John Henry Hardy 

 



So you think another civil war can’t happen in the good old USA, Mr. John Q. Public? Civil war results when you don’t accept the results of a national election, and the left has refused to accept the outcome of the 2016 Presidential election!

 



As a result, chaos now reigns all across the country! The left urged their supporters to kick their political opponents when they are down, confront them in public, get in their faces, run them out of restaurants, terrorize their families, and harass them on the street. Sections of cities are being burned by mobs, stores are being looted, and murder and other crimes against individual citizens are rampant in the sanctuary states as a result of the defunding of municipal police departments.

This tale you are about to read depicts what could happen to an average American family and to our country, if the left wins the 2020 presidential election.

 



ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Biography of John Henry Hardy

John Henry Hardy spent more than thirty-three years serving as an enlisted man and as an officer in the US Marine Corps.

He is also a retired AT&T Territorial Support Manager and earned his AA in Sociology and the Humanities, his BA in Psychology and his MA in Business Management.

 



A runner and coin collector, he wrote In the Eye of An Eagle after listening to and observing the widespread lies of the fake news media and those spread by corrupt and socialistic politicians that support the gangs of thugs that are rioting, looting, intimidating opposition party members, beating innocent bystanders, and committing rapes and homicides, all allegedly in the name of a life-long criminal murdered by a Minneapolis police officer. However their true agenda is to shred our constitution and change America into a one party socialist nation like the governments in China, Cuba, Vietnam and Laos.

John retired from the Corps in 1999 and now lives in Mesa, Arizona.

www.jhhardy.com      

 





WHY AMERICA NEEDS TRUMP AGAIN





In the United States we take pride in our freedom and being able to vote for we feel in the best candidate that we want to represent us. Over the years, I never state where I stand politically, because I feel it is important to represent all sides and not one side. Today's BOOK OF THE DAY, "Why America Needs Trump Again," by Dr. Nilesh Panchal, discusses his views on the upcoming election. It's a very interesting read. Take a look.


WHY AMERICA NEEDS TRUMP AGAIN

by Dr. Nilesh Panchal (Author) 

 



WHY AMERICA NEEDS TRUMP AGAIN is a book about Trump’s life story, his promises and executive actions, impacts, and explained why USA needs Trump for four more years. The series of Trump Again book is a must-read book.

If you want to learn more about WHY AMERICA NEEDS TRUMP AGAIN, this is the book you need to read. Download it today and get a better understanding now.



Product Details

 

·         Item Weight: 3.84 ounces

·         Paperback: 103 pages

·         ISBN-13: 979-8690436827

·         Publisher: Independently published (September 25, 2020)

·         Product Dimensions : 5 x 0.24 x 8 inches

·         ASIN: B08JRD25YF

·         Language: English

 



ABOUT THE AUTHOR


As a public health expert, Dr Nilesh Panchal understands the importance of awareness of COVID 19 prevention. While information on measures like social distancing, face mask, and hand washing from reliable sources is essential, Dr Panchal recognizes film and entertainment can be a powerful medium to communicate these messages to a wider audience. He is an author and filmmaker. For more information contact him at panchalnilesh@aol.com.





Entwine by Tracey Shearer

 



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There is something special about today's BOOK OF THE DAY, "Entwine" by Tracey Shearer. Shearer has masterfully woven a hunky 18th-century Scottish ghost with a modern-day serial killer. This book calls you to read it and will have you hooked from the very beginning. Take a look!

Entwine 

by Tracey Shearer  (Author)

 



A hunky 18th-century Scottish ghost.

A modern-day serial killer.

Three women whose sisterhood could save them, but only if they can accept who—and what—they are.

The tangled threads that entwine their fates leave little question: if the Universe gives you a gift, refuse it at your own risk.

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As a child, Samantha Hamilton once helped ghosts move beyond Entwine, where the world of the dead overlaps that of the living. This gift felt more like a curse, but it forged a bond between her and Kate and Beth, two other girls with incredible powers of their own. But when Sam couldn’t see her parents’ ghosts after their car crash, she locked away her curse, shattering their sisterhood in the process.

Years later, Sam reluctantly agrees to go to Scotland to try to rid Kate’s B&B of a poltergeist. That night, Sam dreams of a gorgeous 18th century Scotsman requiring her assistance. But he’s not a dream. Lord Robert Grenning is her first ghost in seventeen years, and unlike any ghost, she’s met before, she can touch him.

In Scotland, Kate teases Sam about “hunky, hunky Robert” who followed her to the B&B, which turns out to have been his family home. But Sam and Kate’s reunion falters when Beth, now a paranormal reality show star, shows up to help as well. The only thing Sam and Beth agree about anymore is protecting Kate, including shielding her from the true reason they can’t stand each other.

But there are darker things at work than a cantankerous poltergeist. The ghostly victims of a local serial killer demand an unbreakable Bargain for Sam to help stop their killer. And their red hair is only the first clue Kate is on the killer’s list.

To save the friend she’s already failed too many times—and to have any chance at love and a life with her unlikely soulmate—Sam will have to accept her gift and heal her bond with Kate and Beth, a sisterhood with the potential to be far more powerful than they ever could imagine…





Product Details

·  Item Weight: 1.27 pounds

·  Paperback: 458 pages

·  ISBN-10: 1733003002

·  ISBN-13: 978-1733003001

·  Publisher: Twilight Sparks Press LLC (May 3, 2019)

·  Product Dimensions : 5.5 x 1.15 x 8.5 inches

·  Language: English

 



Top reviews from the United States

  Not your typical romance...

Reviewed in the United States on November 21, 2019

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Ok, I gotta admit it. I bought this book because I was intrigued by the unusual plot line, but fully expecting to maybe like it, but not love it. I am not a paranormal or romance reader as a rule. I was home with a crushed wrist and getting bored. So I thought, why not?

I curled up in my chair, pooch in lap, tea by my side and next thing I know its hours later and I am almost done with it! I really enjoyed it. The author knows her craft. Her characters are real and you care about them and their plights. She took several, very different and very difficult plots, wove them together and made it all come out right in the end. Not all clean and perfect, but very real.

Another note, there was just enough “adult scene” in this. So many authors, especially new ones, go over the top with sex in their books, which distracts and takes away, for me, from the books.

By the time I finished the book, I was invested in the characters. I am looking forward to her next book and fully expect to love it as much as this one.

Matt K.

 Well-crafted story, fully realized characters.

Reviewed in the United States on July 4, 2019

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Entwine was a thoroughly enjoyable read that managed to pull me away from several other books I’d been working through. It’s a story that fits a number of sub-genre’s without struggling to excel at any of them. There’s enough action and mystery and romance to go around.

I think what made Entwine one of my favorite books so far this year is the way it checked a number of plot conventions off the list without making them feel like dull re-treads. Main character has a significant fear of loss/survivor guilt: check. Main character struggles reconciling feelings with romantic relationships involving the man she ‘should’ be with: check. Main character had a massive falling out with childhood friends and needs to re-kindle those old bonds: check. The author has used what could be considered genre tropes as a very seamless, very well-executed foundation for her story...and that’s before the cool stuff with the ghosts even comes up!

Once Entwine kicks into gear and Samantha (MC) gets cracking, Shearer introduces a trio of interesting paranormal characters who could honestly carry their own respective novels. Two in particular (Beatrice and Caleb), seem to have some very interesting history/back story that could be explored in later installments. The world of the Entwine as a setting is played very straightforward, while the function of the Runners/Warden(s) is played very close to the chest. If I wanted for anything when the proverbial credits rolled it was a better understanding of aforementioned’s true function.

If you need a summer read with action, some sizzling romance, a murder mystery, and a story of childhood friends trying to set old wounds aside, Tracey Shearer has you covered with Entwine. 10/10 I’ll be reading her next endeavor.




Lisa Hodorovych

Entwine Gives Life to the Paranormal

Reviewed in the United States on May 1, 2020

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What an incredible novel. If you believe in ghosts and the paranormal or if you’re fascinated by the concept of ghosts or the paranormal, then you’ll enjoy this book.

Sam is called home to Scotland by her friend, Kate who needs help with her bed and breakfast. She’s been experiencing poltergeist activity and she’s hoping Sam can help her get rid of it. See, Sam (as well as Kate and their friend Beth) has special abilities. Sam can see, talk to, and help ghosts.

However, helping with the poltergeist isn’t the only obstacles Sam, Kate, and Beth need to face. Sam is also “recruited” by Lord Robert Grenning to help him clear his name and his family name after he was executed in 1790. By the way, a steamy relationship develops between Sam (a human) and Robert (a ghost). How? Read and find out. Also, the girls need to find who the killer is in some recent murders. The victims? Young women who look exactly like Kate.

This story was well-written. The description throughout is vivid and I love how you get emotionally attached to the characters. I highly recommend it.

Troy Kozen

 

5So, So, So WORTH It!

Reviewed in the United States on June 3, 2019

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This book is different from other paranormal romances. The ghosts are unique. The relationship between the heroine and her friends is complex, at times fraught, funny, and loving. There is a history and a back story to the world and the characters living in it that makes you scream to want to know more. This book is really difficult to put down! The ending isn’t something anyone could predict, but it is satisfying. To say I’m excited to read the further adventures of Sam, Beth, Kate and their friends and family is a huge understatement. Read Entwine!

MelissaK

 



5Good Read!

Reviewed in the United States on January 27, 2020

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I have to echo many of the other reviews - what a page turner! A coworker recommended this book to me a while ago, and it finally made it to the top of my book stack. What a great first novel by this author! A good story that kept me engaged the whole way through. I read primarily at night and had a tough time putting this down and so that I could get some sleep - eager to know what was going to happen next. I look forward to reading more from this author!

Cathy W

Engaging from the first!

Reviewed in the United States on July 14, 2019

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Ok...you never know what you’ll get with an author’s first book. This one? Fanatastic!! I was hooked from the first page and couldn’t put it down. The characters were believable and the storyline makes you feel for each of them. Well done Ms. Shearer. Can’t wait for more from this talented author!!

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Christina Westover

 



 A “can’t put it down" kind of book with something for everyone!

Reviewed in the United States on June 16, 2019

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I am the type of person who enjoys many different genres, and this book has several all wrapped into one! Murder mystery, ghost story, suspense, friendship, romance... it has it all with unique twists and turns that will have you saying "let's get takeout" just so you don't have to stop reading to cook dinner! A great book to take on vacation or to read if you need a vacation!
Can't wait to see what this author comes up with next!!

Amy Cole

First time Author writes like a seasoned pro

Reviewed in the United States on August 9, 2019

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What a great start to this series. Has a little bit of everything, murder, mystery, broken friendships, steamy romance... We get enough back story on our main heroine and those around her that it draws you in and leaves you wanting more but still wraps up this installment nicely. I look forward to reading the rest of the series and hopefully following this author for years to come.

About the Author

A New York transplant, Tracey Shearer now calls the Pacific Northwest her home-a land teeming with ghosts, writers, and coffee shops. The loss of both her parents and her own battles with cancer continue to fuel her love of stories that explore how important our connections are to each other. And through her work as a mentor and coach, Tracey enjoys helping other writers realize their dreams. Under the close supervision of her two rescue kitties, Cleo and Feta, Tracey is working on the next books in this trilogy. You can find her on Twitter at @TraceyLShearer and also at traceyshearer.com.