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Saturday, May 26, 2012

John Trudel's God's House - A New Type of Thriller

The Writer’s Blog welcomes John D. Trudel, who enjoyed a long career in High Technology. He worked with leading companies all over the world, and wrote non-fiction books and columns for National Magazines before turning his attention to Thriller novels. His last “real-job” was as the Business Development Manager of the research lab for a Fortune 500 company. After that, he ran his own consulting business, The Trudel Group, for more years than he cares to admit.

Trudel’s first novel was published in 2011. It’s gotten good critical reviews and enjoys 5-stars on God’s House (ISBN 0983588600) is a science-based suspense novel that tells the story of CIA agent Jack Donner’s struggle to find honor and solve the murder of his friend.

Donner’s hopeless mission to Nigeria was a disaster. Desperate and out in the cold, Jack bent the rules to protect an American businessman. After his charge is killed, Jack brings his body home as he promised. When he meets the widow, Anne Davis, at the funeral, she demands to know the circumstances of her husband’s death and who killed him.

Leaving Anne to grieve, Jack goes to Langley to face charges. Worlds apart, they try to move on, but can’t. To survive, they must work together to uncover secrets that powerful people want to keep buried.

Don Bendell, top-selling author of 26 books, says God’s House is “fast-paced, compelling, intelligent and impossible to put down.” Acclaimed author Jerry Pournelle says the book is “a great read.”

Written to engage and entertain, the novel mixes cutting-edge technological and political insight, espionage, adventure and romance. It is intended to appeal to lovers of thrillers and high-concept suspense. Though not a romance novel, it placed in the middle of the (formidable) pack for the 2012 Romance Writers of America (RWA) “Golden Heart” competition in the category of romantic suspense, and was a finalist for the 2012 Eric Hoffer “da Vinci Eye” Award.

God’s House is available for sale at, B&N, and other channels, and for most E-book readers. Foreign language publications are being licensed, and John’s second novel, Privacy Wars, will be out by the Fall.

John hangs his hat in Oregon, Arizona, and Cyberspace. He favors exotic locations and small airports when he’s not in his room talking to imaginary friends. He is a member of PNWA, ITW, RWA, Willamette Writers, AOPA, NRA, Facebook, and his mother was a proud DAR member. Check his website,, for a bio, interviews, and information on his books. Signed copies can be ordered there. John promises to respond to all reader comments that come in through Facebook or his website.

Friday, May 11, 2012

On Becoming A Vampire - Charles O'Keefe

The Writers' Blog welcomes Canadian writer Charles O'Keefe. He describes his release, "The Newfoundland Vampire."

Like every other geek alive, Newfoundland native Joseph O’Reily secretly wants to be a superhero. At thirteen he fantasized about being a vampire, and ten years later he’s still fantasizing – but mostly about a beautiful redheaded woman who has eyes only for him. The one thing different about Joseph’s adult fantasy is that, amazingly, it comes true one night when he goes to a local university pub. Cassandra Snow, literally the woman of his dreams, invites him to her place for an evening of personal pleasure. Of course he’s not going to say no. But when strange things start happening afterward, Joseph quickly learns that not all dreams should come true.

Cassandra has plans for him – forever. And those plans don’t include daytime activities. An animal lover and recent vegetarian, Joseph wrestles with all the weird changes he’s experiencing after his encounter with Cassandra. Eternal youth and amazing power come at a price that is perhaps higher than he can afford. The constant hunger for blood and the secrets Cassandra harbors test his resolve and his mental and physical limits. And then there’s the fact that a two-hundred-year-old vampire is after his head – literally.

Joseph’s night vision improves dramatically, giving him a glimpse of the darker side of the world and the terrible evil of vampires who walk among humans. As he tries to balance his regular life with the new reality of his vampire existence, he is determined to hold onto his personal convictions and what he values most – his humanity.

And info about me:

Charles O’Keefe lives in the beautiful province of Newfoundland, Canada, with his wife and two feline ‘children,’ Jude and Esther. He works as an inventory manager and enjoys many hobbies and activities that include writing, reading, watching fantasy/science-fiction movies and television shows, gaming, poker, walking, Pilates, and of course fantasizing about vampires.

To find out more about Charles, go to Twitter and Facebook or visit his web site...

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