Monday, December 31, 2012

My Sincere Apologies

I have been way off my game for quite sometime.  I know I have missed posts and reviews and for tht I'm truly sorry.  I only hope that everyone I've let down in the past couple of months can forgive me.  I have been having some difficult issues lately.  While I know excuses are only that, I still feel I should address the problem.  I am going to be taking a break on the scheduled posts for a bit.  I want very much not to, but even more I don't want to keep letting anyone down.  I don't plan to be off the grid for good so please remember me for any requests you may have.  I will still take a few, but very few.  For now I think I'll just attempt to catch up on books I've been wanting to read and post reviews when I can.  I will also be working on any reviews I have missed.
I want to sincerely thank all of you who have helped me along my way, including authors, publishers and, of course all of you who host blog tours!  Thanks again for all of your support.  I hope to be working with you all again soon.


Thursday, December 6, 2012

Hi and welcome to the Covert Dreams blog tour, hosted by VBTCafe!  Today we are spotlighting Covert Dreams by Michael Meyer.

Covert Dreams

Available at Amazon for both the Kindle and in paperback
Imagine waking up remembering intimate details about a country in which you have never traveled and fluently speaking a language that you have never spoken. B.J. is living the ideal life. He has a great wife, a wonderful job. And yet he is experiencing life-like vivid dreams of Munich, a city he has never visited.

Stan Halsey is a professor in Saudi Arabia, who sends for his wife to join him. She arrives, and, in the blink of an eye, she vanishes, leaving no trace of ever being alive in either the United States or in Saudi Arabia.

COVERT DREAMS is a fast-paced international suspense thriller that moves from Munich to the burning sands of Saudi Arabia. What is real, and who is responsible for the terrifying nightmare?

Here's an excerpt

The Munich all around her was bustling with activity. She could hear it from all directions. Munich was a wonderful city, a fun-loving place, the live and let live ebullience of the city emanating from its every nook and cranny. She had had a lovely stay here. All of it had been so adventurous, so new, so unlike life back home in Arizona. She could vividly recall the first time she had ventured into a Munich beer garden, where the liter mugs had been so huge that she had had to lift hers with both hands, and the giggles, from him, until he too had had to use both hands.The fumbling noises he had been making came to an abrupt halt. He began stroking her cheek again. Gus looked so happy, so young, so full of life. It was so hard to imagine that he could be so heavily involved in all this horror.Gus smiled at her once more. His eyes were soft, so gentle, so caring, so loving.  
Maybe this was some kind of huge mistake. Maybe he wasn't going to kill her after all. Maybe everything would turn out happily ever after. Maybe.  Maybe.  Maybe.
But then suddenly she saw it clearly. It was no fairy tale. There would be no maybe. This was real, as real as the mixture of sadness and fear that now flooded her brain.And then she died, with her eyes wide open, challenging, piercing his to the end.

The book trailer...

About the Author
Mike Meyer

I have resided in and have visited many places in the world, all of which have contributed in some way to my own published writing. I have literally traveled throughout the world, on numerous occasions. I have lived in Finland, Germany, Thailand, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Saudi Arabia, where COVERT DREAMS is set. I gained the wanderlust to see the world, to experience other cultures, at an early age, and this desire has never left me. If anything, it has only gained in intensity as I have aged. I try to travel internationally at least once a year. In the interim, I spend lots of time traveling around both my home state of California and other nearby states.I spent my early years in the small town of Lone Pine, California, the home of almost every western movie, in addition to a wide variety of other genres, made in the 30’s, 40’s, 50’s, and 60’s. In fact, Hollywood still films parts of big-time movies there today. My dad, the town’s lifeguard at the time, personally knew John Wayne, Lloyd Bridges, and Lee Marvin, all of whom came to the town’s pool, the Memorial Plunge, at times to cool off after a hectic day of
working in the sun. I was even an extra in a movie filmed there in 1957, MONOLITH MONSTERS, a B-cult favorite even today. I was ten years old at the time. Even though I resided in a small town hours from the big city, I was exposed to the excitement of action and heroes at a formative age, and, thus, my interest in writing novels of suspense such as COVERT DREAMS was born.
As a recent retiree from a forty-year career as a professor of writing, I now live in Southern California wine country with my wife, Kitty, and our two other cats.

Where you can find Michael online:

You can buy Covert Dreams here...

Sunday, December 2, 2012

And The Winners Are....


I want to say thanks to all who have supported me during my first blogiversary!

Of course a special thank you to all the contributing authors..

Megan Curd
Justin Bog
Anthony J. Rapino
Amber Garza
Mary Ann Loesch
Mysti Parker
Carl Hose
Christopher Buecheler
Amanda Hocking
T.J. Dell

You are all wonderful authors, and from my recent experience, awesome people.  I am so happy to get to know each of you.  I really appreciate your support of my blog!
Thank you all so much!!

And now, for the winners!!!

Shae Carcar
Shadow Kohler
Wendi Neal-Vodden
Tiffany Tillman
Tiffany Terry Cortes
Amy Tellier

I will be contacting each of you shortly.
Thanks to each of you for supporting my blog!  Hopefully we can interact in the future.
I will be following each of you with websites of your own.
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