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Fire on the Island Timothy Jay Smith #CoverReveal @TimothyJaySmith @lovebooksgroup #LoveBooksTours #FireOnTheIsland #Romance #Thriller #WednesdayMotivation #Preorder #July7

For lovers of crime fiction and the allure of the Greek islands, Fire on the Island is the perfect summer read. 

FIRE ON THE ISLAND is a playful, romantic thriller set in contemporary Greece, with a gay Greek-American FBI agent, who is undercover on the island to investigate a series of mysterious fires. Set against the very real refugee crisis on the beautiful, sun-drenched Greek islands, this novel paints a loving portrait of a community in crisis. As the island residents grapple with declining tourism, poverty, refugees, family feuds, and a perilously damaged church, an arsonist invades their midst.

Nick Damigos, the FBI agent, arrives on the island just in time to witness the latest fire and save a beloved truffle-sniffing dog. Hailed as a hero and embraced by the community, Nick finds himself drawn to Takis, a young bartender who becomes his primary suspect, which is a problem because they’re having an affair. Theirs is not the only complicated romance in the community and Takis isn’t the only suspicious character on the island. The priest is an art forger, a young Albanian waiter harbors a secret, the captain of the coast guard station seems to have his own agenda, and the village itself hides a violent history. Nick has to unravel the truth in time to prevent catastrophe, as he comes to terms with his own past trauma. In saving the village, he will go a long way toward saving himself.

A long time devotee of the Greek islands, Smith paints the setting with gorgeous color and empathy, ushering in a new romantic thriller with the charm of  Zorba the Greek while shedding bright light on the very real challenges of life in contemporary Greece.

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Timothy Jay Smith

Tim has traveled the world collecting stories and characters for his novels and screenplays which have received high praise. Fire on the Island won the Gold Medal in the 2017 Faulkner-Wisdom Competition for the Novel. He won the Paris Prize for Fiction for his first book, A Vision of Angels. Kirkus Reviews called Cooper’s Promise “literary dynamite” and selected it as one of the Best Books of 2012. Tim was nominated for the 2017 Pushcart Prize for his short fiction, “Stolen Memories.” His recent novel, The Fourth Courier received tremendous reviews. His screenplays have won numerous international competitions. Tim is the founder of the Smith Prize for Political Theater. He lives in France.

Posted in Sunday Snippet, The Dangerous Gift, Writing Journey

Sunday Snippet: The Dangerous Gift – Jane Hunt

The Dangerous Gift
The Dangerous Gift

‘The Dangerous Gift –
Chilling Suspense, Forbidden Love, Murder, Mystery and  Passionate Reunion.’

 

BLURB‘Jennie Taylor receives an unexpected gift; shares in the Unicorn ranch where she grew up. Now she can follow her heart and stay in Texas, if Jared Stewart surrenders control of his beloved ranch to the woman he wants but can’t have.

Who is behind the escalating incidents that threaten the ranch’s viability? Jennie is determined to find out. Jared must protect Jennie from the danger she faces. Thrown together 24/7 their forbidden passion ignites forcing Jared to accept he loves Jennie. Will her brave but reckless actions put her life in danger and threaten their chance of love forever? ‘

Sunday Snippet

 ‘He pushed the horrific images from his mind and sought a diversion. The answer to his prayer walked down the stairs in a black lace dress, demure, with its buttoned up lacy collar and long sleeves. Jen’s hair restrained again, his fingers itched to free it, barely any makeup, pale skin added to her air of fragility. Jared captured and held Jen’s troubled gaze. Driven by a protective instinct he ran up the stairs. Enclosed in his warm grip, the coldness of her delicate hand alarmed him. He stroked the soft skin and encouraged the blood flow, the scent of roses drifted off Jen’s body. His arousal went into overdrive. She smelled so good. “Are you okay kitten?” ‘

©Jane Hunt September 2014