“Where’s Kazu?”

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Typed “The End” on “Where’s Kazu?” (w.t.) this morning.

This is the first book of the Maison de Danse Quartet, a Pierce Danser novel set in the winter of otherwise always sunny Florida. It was written as a roller coaster ride for Pierce, as he searches for his lost grandson, Kazu, who has taken up a life of crime among his fellow street urchins. Both Pierce and Kazu are also running from their murderous pasts while each is pursued by those who want them erased. Permanently.

All the best,

Greg

A Five Star Review of “The Girl in the Hotel” by Gregory French

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A Five Star Review in Amazon

“Gregory French weaves a nightmarish landscape in his novel, The Girl in the Hotel, peopled with grotesque characters who are devoid of scruples or even a semblance of sanity. If you have the stomach for it, and you like to be scared, French combines the subtleties of skillful writing with an over the top plot, which is set in a gothic hotel framed by the jungles of Mexico. Retirees arrive and never leave. Criminal activity is a job description. Meet Ed “Never Ever Eddie” Rang, Kazu Danser, Constance Snapp, Carson Staines and other assorted killers, bullies and reprobates. It is hard to assign a genre to this fast-paced novel of thrills, horror, and mystery. Captivating.”

Review Request “The Girl in the Hotel” is Free

“The Girl in the Hotel” by Gregory French

A free, signed copy of the suspense novel can be yours if you will post a review on Amazon (The good, the bad, the random). Below are instructions to download the eBook version of the Advanced Reader Copy.

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One Amazon reviewer described my book:

The story was interesting, the writing was great. I could visualize everything that was written…

I’m looking for reviews on Amazon so that I can get feedback from reviewers just like you.  Hearing your thoughts and insights help me improving my craft and storytelling.

For a free Advance Review Copy, I’ll be happy to get you a Kindle version. Just two quick to do’s on your part:

One: My publisher needs your Kindle email address. Please send that to them at info@prismheartpress.comand they will ensure you are given a free copy. (FYI, your kindle address look like XXXX@Kindle.com)

 Two: Please add my publisher, Prism Heart Press, to your list of approved senders. Their address is: info@prismheartpress.com

 If you’ll take the time to post an Amazon review, I will gladly sign and mail you a copy of the novel.

You can find more information about this book and my background at: https://TheDansers.com

All the best,

Gregory French

“The Girl in the Hotel”

“The Girl in the Hotel” is now available to all reviewers!

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The free Advanced Reader Copy can be yours with just a couple of steps.

  1. Send Gregyour KINDLE email address. These look like: XXXX@Kindle.com

  2. Please add his publisher, Prism Heart Press, to your list of approved senders. Their address is: info@prismheartpress.com

That done, you can download the free Kindle version!

We would love it if you would past an Amazon review.

Thank you,

The DT’s (Dancer Team)

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By Greg Jolley

You could say that BB Danser started the ball rolling, as the patriarch, if you allow, of the eccentric and passionate and driven Dansers. This is his story, in his own words; a tale of his madness, passions, murders and the desperation to take flight and escape the confines of real and modern life.

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The Girl in the Hotel

By Gregory French

Welcome to the secluded Hotel Or, deep in the jungles of coastal Mexico. The hotel is a criminal money making machine, a sausage grinder processing elderly retirees for savings and pensions. In walks Ed (Never Eddie) Rang, a young and resourceful eighteen-year-old girl, who first explores the deadly hotel before being trapped in its claws.

She is up against the hotel’s owner, Constance Snapp, a cruel and clever megalomaniac with a deadly clan of gypsies assisting in her evil and murderous profiteering. The hotel is rife with murderous misfits and its permanent residences, an assortment of wealthy recluses, some still sane, others as dangerous and mad as the hotel owner.

Ed teams up with Kazu Danser, an eleven-year-old Niños Asesinos(Child Assassins) on the run from the Federales. Together, the two are hell-bent on destroying the hotel and its menagerie of ghastly crimes. Vengeance fires their hearts as they wade deeper into the machine.

Lives needs to be saved.

The Hotel Or needs to be put down. Permanently.

Can they put the wrench to the machine, killing it forever?

Can they survive?

Leave me note or a question. I would love to hear your thoughts.

All the best,

Greg

Email: gfjolle@sbcglobal.net

Web:www.TheDansers.com

All of the Danser novels are available at: Amazon: http://amzn.to/2o4tIob

Merry Holidays!

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And here’s to your many reading and life adventures

 

The Dansers,

(BB, Jared, Pierce, Bo, Brian B., Uncle Tim, Baby Ruth, Pauline Place, Mother, Karen, Sam, Kazu, Ali, Dan the Baby, Dan the Dog, Molly & April, SeaBee and Wiki).

Pamela Gossiaux Interview: Cats & Hearts

I recently interviewed Pamela Gossiaux, author of Mrs. Chartwell and the Cat Burglar, Trusting the Cat Burglar, and the most recent title: Romancing the Cat Burglar.

Please tell us about your new title and where it is available?

Romancing the Cat Burglar takes place in Paris, a city I fell in love with several years ago when I visited. I had a lot of fun writing the story because creating the setting gave me a chance to remember the beauty, the timelessness and the art of that wonderful city. And of course, the food! I wanted to capture enough of the atmosphere in the book so the reader feels like he or she is there! In this story, the third in the series, Abigail has to impress her boss with her presentation at the Louvre and bring in some funding for their library or she’s going to get the boot.  Tony’s along for the ride and wants to search for his family’s history while he’s in Paris. But when Abigail’s ring gets stolen, and mysterious paintings start to appear in Paris’s finest museums, the two get caught up in a dangerous hunt. As they seek answers, the line between right and wrong blurs. With Abigail’s future in jeopardy, and Tony’s reputation following him, how far will they go to find the truth?

Why did you choose to tell this story?

I wanted a story that is fun and flirty, but also brings in a question about integrity. Abigail has always walked the straight and narrow, but Tony is a reformed cat burglar. When they start tracking a thief and much is at stake, how far will they go to help the one they love? This book talks about “crossing the line” and when, and if, it’s okay to do so. My other books have a theme in them too: Mrs. Chartwell talks about forgiveness, and Trusting the Cat Burglar is of course, about trust. My characters ask questions about things that I sometimes find myself struggling with. Don’t we all from time to time?

How did you research the book?

I went to Paris! I also took French back in college. It’s a bit rusty now, but between Google Translate and my hazy memory of the language, hopefully I didn’t mess it up that badly! There are some French phrases in there, and the Parisians sometimes speak a word or two of French to give the book an authentic feel.

Please describe your current work?

I am working on a fourth Cat Burglar book, which will be out later next year. It’s about a stolen violin. My sons both play violin, so again, I thought I’d write about something I know. My most current project that I’m in the middle of writing right now is a Young Adult novel, that will hopefully be out in the spring. More to come on that later.

Which writers inspire / inspired you?

Well, Gregory French, of course! I have loved Madeleine L’Engle’s books since I was a kid. I read such a wide variety of genres today, and some of my current favorites include Joshilyn Jackson (I love her characters!); Connie Willis (Sci-Fi and fun with some great research thrown in!); Patsy Clairmont (Christian inspiration and humor); and of course the awesome J.R.R.Tolkien and J.K. Rowling for world-building. And C.S. Lewis because he’s so quotable.
Why do you write?

Because I can’t NOT write. Creating stories is something I’ve always done. It’s my passion and I don’t feel complete unless I am creating. I guess I have a lot to say and I want to get it all down on paper. Also, writing fiction gives me a grown-up excuse to play with my imaginary friends!

What are your common themes?

Although I don’t always start out to write Christian books, I find that my faith creeps into all of my stories. Our beliefs are a part of who we are, and my stories are a way, in part, of my exploring my faith at a greater level. For example, in Trusting the Cat Burglar, Abigail has to decide if she can really trust Tony or not. But the greater question the book explores is can we really trust God? God lets some scary things happen to us. How/why can we continue trusting Him despite this?

How often do you write and where?

I write every day. My goal for my own books is 2000 words per day, because I have a full-time job as a writer/editor for others. I write in my office when the family is home. That’s a closet transformed into an office in my bedroom. But when I’m home alone and the house is quiet, I bring the laptop to the kitchen table, where I can look out back and watch the birds come to the feeders. It’s so peaceful and pretty. And when I write, I am always surrounded by my cats. Usually one of them is on my lap.

What question do you wish I had asked? 

What is your advice for aspiring writers? I am contacted by so many people who want to write a book but don’t know where to start, or don’t have the time, etc. Some writing can be cathartic, or just for fun, and that’s okay. But if you want to write a book for publication, I believe in a Butt in Seat approach. The only way you are going to get a book written is to write it. Every one of us has a story in us, and some of us simply have to tell it. If you are one of those people, sit down every day and write. If you only write on page per day, that’s 365 pages per year, which is a pretty big book. And I don’t believe in writer’s block. I worked as a journalist for many years, and when there’s an 8 a.m. breaking story and you have a 9 a.m. deadline for the paper to go to print, you don’t have time for writer’s block. You just write. Train yourself like you would for any other job. Just show up, do the work, and it will get done.

Thank you, Greg! I have enjoyed talking with you and I can’t wait to read what you are working on next!

You can find Pam and her fine novels at the following. Don’t hesitate, these are great mysteries by a brilliant writer.

 

Website:https://pamelagossiaux.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PamelaGossiauxAuthor/

Twitter:https://twitter.com/pamelagossiaux

Amazon:https://www.amazon.com/Pamela-Gossiaux/e/B001JP3CI2/ref=dp_byline_cont_book_1

BookBub:https://www.bookbub.com/authors/pamela-gossiaux

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/pamelagossiaux/