Treachery & Triumph: The Blog Tour!

It is my pleasure to share my blog with my friend, fellow Rave Waves Blog Talk Radio host, and Rave Reviews Book Club colleague John Fioravanti. Take it away, John…
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TREACHERY & TRIUMPH BLOG TOUR:
Nonnie Returns To Genesis – Episode 1
 
GIVEAWAYS:
(Leave a comment each day to be entered to win one of these prizes)
 
(1) $10 Amazon Gift Card
(2) $5 Amazon Gift Cards
(2) ebook copy of  “TREACHERY & TRIUMPH”
 
GRAND GIVEAWAY:
 
 
Anyone who purchases a copy of “TREACHERY & TRIUMPH” and sends to me a copy of the purchase receipt to jfinwat@gmail.com, and leaves a comment along the tour, will get their name entered into a drawing for a $25 Amazon gift card! One entry for each book that is purchased, whether in ebook or paperback format.  Purchases must take place between 2/28 – 3/05/2016.  If you’ve already purchased one of the books, then feel free to gift a friend, just for the chance to win!!  Spend a little, and you could win a lot!!! If you leave a review on Amazon you will earn a second entry for this prize. Reviews must be posted between 2/29/16 and 3/29/16.

T&T Blog Tour – Episode 1

 

 

Several months ago, renowned interviewer and author, Nonnie Jules, accompanied author, John Fioravanti to planet Genesis seven centuries into the future. Dr. John, as he’s called on Genesis, possesses unusual teleportation powers, which he uses to travel through time and space. He can travel with another person just by laying his hand upon them.

 

Now, John has returned to Nonnie’s office at 4 Wills Publishing to propose another journey. John is gazing about the room, taking in the redecoration that has taken place since his last visit, while Nonnie observes him thoughtfully over her steaming cup of coffee.

 

Nonnie:  Why do I have the feeling that this is not just a social call, John?”

 

John: You wound me, Nonnie! Really, I…”

 

Nonnie: (cuts him off)

 

“I’m happy to see y’all, but I have too much work here to go traipsing around the universe…”

 

John: (observes her over the rim of his cup)

 

“Alright, no cat and mouse games! (Nonnie gasps and recoils in horror) Oh, sorry about the feline reference, Nonnie. I forgot you hate cats. I came today because the Earther Ambassador, Andra Ursla returned Marco Rossini home to Genesis in her mighty battleship. And they docked at Genesis One.”

 

Nonnie: I’m almost afraid to ask… how would you know this and what does this have to do with me? I have all these book trailers to…”

 

John: (Smiles at his friend, then looks down at his watch)

 

“Nonnie, you told me on our last trip to Genesis that you’d love to get a tour of Genesis One. ArcGeneral Graham Manchester is the CO of all six orbitals and has agreed to give us a personal tour in… 20 minutes.”

 

Nonnie: (Her eyes narrow as she prepares to scold her friend)

 

“Twenty minutes! Who do you think you are? Why would you do that without consulting me first? This business is no mom and pop operation and you know that!”

 

John: (Shrugs, gets to his feet, puts his mug on her desk and walks to her chair)

 

“I’m sorry… I thought you’d jump at the chance.

 

(He turns to leave her office, but she rises quickly and reaches for his arm to stop his progress… and they both disappear! The next instant, they are standing in a corridor on deck five outside the door of the CO’s suite of offices.)

 

Nonnie: (Barely containing her exasperation as she removes her hand from his forearm. She is in mild shock because of the unexpected trip through time and space, so her voice comes out as a hoarse whisper.)

 

“John! Where… are… we? I didn’t sign up for this…”

 

John: (Tries to calm her.)

 

“I’m sorry, Nonnie. As I was leaving your office, I decided to come here to the orbital and cancel our appointment. When you touched me…”

 

Nonnie: (Takes a few deep breaths to steady herself, closes her eyes for a few seconds and then opens them to check out their surroundings. She knows from previous trips with John that she is safe enough.)

 

“Yes, I know… I shouldn’t have touched you. I just didn’t want you to leave angry.”

 

(Just then, a tall, blond officer in uniform who appears to be in his early thirties, emerges from the doorway into the corridor. Upon spotting John, he grinns and walks briskly over to them.)

 

Manchester: “Dr. John, welcome to Genesis One! Who is your lovely friend?”

 

Nonnie: (Disarmed by the ArcGeneral’s charm, Nonnie decides to introduce herself.)

 

“Sir, I am Nonnie Jules and I’m a writer. You may address me as Nonnie. Are you ArcGeneral Manchester?”

 

(John stands by smiling as Nonnie takes charge of the situation.)

 

Manchester: (His smile gives way to a grin as he delightedly takes Nonnie’s hand and enfolds it in both of his.)

 

“Quite right, dear lady! But my friends call me Graham. I’d like you to see our newly refurbished orbital and you can ask whatever you like.”

 

(For the next 60 minutes, the ArcGeneral plays tour guide on all levels of the orbital ending up in his spacious office. The three of them take chairs around a small coffee table while an aide brings them refreshments. Nonnie stands to greet the ArcLieutenant as she places the tray on the table.)

 

Nonnie: “Hello! How are you today?”

 

Graham: “Excuse my poor manners! ArcLieutenant Shirley Slattery, this is Dr. John’s writer friend, Nonnie Jules.”

 

ArcLieutenant: (Smiles warmly at Nonnie and turns to Graham)

 

“Permission to speak freely sir?”  (Graham nods assent and Shirley turns back to Nonnie)

“You’re really a writer?” (She reaches for Nonnie’s hand and Nonnie lets her take it in her own)

“I want to be a writer too! I’d just love to talk to you about it!”

 

Nonnie: “I’d like that too, but I never know where I’ll end up from one moment to another. (She looks at John and gives him a disapproving look.) I’ll ask John to set something up next time we visit Genesis One.

 

(The ArcLieutenant leaves after thanking Nonnie for her kindness. Nonnie wishes her luck with her writing and then turns to address Graham.)

 

“Graham, John… I mean, Dr. John… tells me that the Vice President has returned fully recovered from his near-fatal injuries. Do you think he’s psychologically ready to take on those Rouge thugs?”

 

Graham: (Raises his eyebrows in surprise, then realizes that John probably briefed her)

 

“I really think he returned to us… ah… how shall I put it… a stronger leader.”

 

Nonnie: “Do you think so? Tell me why.”

 

Graham: “He spent a lot of time with First Lord Setter Caine on Earth, and I could see that Setter had a profound impact on Marco. He came back to us more confident and very determined – I could see it in his face, and hear it in his words. He’s a changed man – a better man than he was before.”

 

Nonnie: “Really! I’m glad to hear that. John and I spent several hours with him in his home shortly after he was elected. He was a very sweet man that day but I wondered about his confidence. Can you tell me something about the new ambassador from Earth?”

 

Graham: “Admiral Andra Ursla… you’ll love her, Nonnie.”

 

Nonnie: “What makes you so sure? What’s she like?”

 

Graham: (Chuckles) “Big… really big! Andra is a Kodiak bear who stands over 9 feet tall and her weight is north of 900 pounds. She is one of the smartest and most capable warriors of the Earther Navy. The Admiral knows no fear. She loves humans and she’s very close to President Hastings. She’s also very protective of her friends…”

 

Nonnie: “She sounds like my kind of woman… er… Earther!”

 

(She reaches for John’s arm to get his attention and… they both disappear leaving ArcGeneral Manchester shaking his head in wonder!)   

 

 

Join us tomorrow for Nonnie’s next stop on Genesis!

 

 

 


 

 

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To follow John’s tour, please visit the 4WillsPub home page and click on the CURRENT EVENTS tab, which will take you directly to John’s blog tour page!  Thanks for stopping by today!
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52 thoughts on “Treachery & Triumph: The Blog Tour!

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  2. Shirley Harris-Slaughter

    Hmmm! Shirley Slattery. Tell me more about her. John this is beyond awesome. I just love it and making a point to get your book.

    Beem this post is fabulous. Nonnie and John congrats.

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      1. Shirley Harris-Slaughter

        Nonnie may be right about me only I’m not a gambler. I don’t like to lose. You know that tale I told you about a trip to the Las Vegas Casino where we (my hubby and I) won $7M? That was his money. I won a thousand off of $10 he gave me because I was not going to spend that kind of money out of my pocket. I know that sometimes characters are made up to be opposite of what they are in life so we will let everybody draw their own conclusions and lol.

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      1. Shirley Harris-Slaughter

        You know Beem, flattery will get you everywhere. I’ll be back real soon. Love you and everybody here because you are the best.

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  3. Gwen Plano

    What a fun way to begin a blog tour! Good luck, John, with your stops along the way; I look forward to following the trail and reading more.
    Thank you Beem for hosting…

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