9/02/2013

Book Tour & GIVEAWAY Of Cover Of Darkness By Gregory Delaurentis



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Synopsis:


A high-profile murder of a Wall Street executive in Westchester pits three people against the criminal underbelly of Manhattan nightlife. The key players are two ex-cops turned private investigators—Kevin Whitehouse, whose sharpest tool is his keen analytical mind, and David Allerton, a former Special Forces operative—and Margaret Alexander, Kevin’s lover. In their search for a killer, they are forced to travel to the edge of sanity and morality, while stumbling onto their own confusing secrets as well. The Cover of Darkness is a gritty noir saga that untangles a
web of deceit in the course of tracking down a brutal murderer.

Don't forget to enter to win your choice of Amazon or B&N gift certificate.  For more entries, follow the rest of his blog tour.  You can find the schedule and links here.
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Author Bio:

Gregory Delaurentis spent his adult life roaming from job to job, working for Lockheed in California, various law firms in New York, and financial firms on Wall Street. Throughout this period of time, he was writing—unceasingly—finally producing a large body of work, albeit unrecognized and unpublished . . . until now. Cover of Darkness is the first in a series of upcoming books that include Edge of Darkness, Pale of Darkness and Cries of Darkness. These novels follow the lives of three individuals who do battle bringing criminals to justice, while they struggle to understand the complex relationships that exist among themselves. This intriguing trio has absorbed the attention of Mr. Delaurentis for the past year and a half, so much so he decided to self-publish their stories to bring them to a wider audience. 

[AUTHOR’S DISCLAIMER: These are works of fiction. Name, characters, places, and incidents either are the product of the author’s imagination or are used fictitiously. Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, events, or locales is entirely coincidental.]

You can find Cover of Darkness at Amazon, Kobo, Barnes and Noble, Sony, and Smashwords.
For more information about Gregory Delaurentis and his books, check out his website, Facebook, Twitter, or his blog.


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Excerpt

The pool area was wide and reflected the sun on this hot summer day. It was edged with white marble so polished that it looked like pearl. Deck chairs lined the sides of the long pool, which was two lengths more than Olympic-sized. Outside the deck area was the carpeted lawn of the vast backyard, dappled with sun.

Hugh Osterman walked along the side of the pool wearing a heavy terry cloth robe and sandals. In his right hand, he held a martini glass. He ran his left hand through his sandy sun-streaked hair as he looked over his shoulder at the man following him.

“What’s going on? I don’t get it,” Osterman said, stopping at the end of the pool where the flotation chairs were kept.

“They said no,” the man replied. Considering the backdrop, he was incongruously dressed in a dark suit and tie.

“They said no . . . just like that?”

Osterman sat his drink down on the marble surface, and pushed a flotation chair into the deep end of the pool, sending it out and away. Then he peeled off the robe and dove smoothly into the water, emerging next to the floating chair.

“You go back and tell them that we aren’t pleased,” Osterman said sternly, pulling himself up and into the seat of the chair. “You tell them that Hugh Osterman wants to know what’s holding things up—what the problem is.”

The suit just stood at the edge of the pool, opening his jacket against the heat of the day. Osterman paddled to the side, and reached out and retrieved his martini glass. “I take it you have nothing to say about this?” he persisted, despite the other man’s silence.

The suit shook his head.

“Well, what are you waiting for?” Osterman said as he tipped the glass up to his lips. Suddenly, the bottom of the stem shattered. Osterman gurgled as he dropped the glass, blood bubbling from his mouth, an open tear in his neck. He jolted upright in the chair as the suit closed the distance between them, his Colt .38 Super still trained on its victim, its silencer smoldering.

Osterman slowly sat back as the suit pumped more rounds into Osterman’s bare, well-defined chest—the hot shells of his pistol ejecting out and striking the surface of the water, settling to the bottom. His life ended as his body tumbled from the floating chair, his blood a widening crimson slick roughly in the area where his body slipped through.

The suit popped his clip, slipped in a new one, and headed for the sprawling house.


Thank You For Stopping By For The Tour

13 comments:

  1. Sounds like a good read.

    Kit3247(at)aol(dot)com

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  2. It looks very intriguing!

    vitajex(at)aol(Dot)com

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  3. I would like to thank the host of Jody's Book Reviews for featuring my book today and to also thank all those who participate by commenting. Have an excellent day.

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  4. I really loved this excerpt. Sounds like a exciting story.

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  5. Thank you MomJane, and thanks for dropping by.

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  6. Thanks for sharing the excerpt and the giveaway. Sounds like a really good book. evamillien at gmail dot com

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  7. Thank you Ms. Millien, and thanks for dropping by.

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  8. I would prefer an Amazon gift card.

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  9. Thanks for another excerpt. Sorry I missed you on the day of your visit. I'm behind and just playing catch-up here.

    kareninnc at gmail dot com

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  10. Thank you all for your comments, it means allot to me when people take time to read your posts and leave a comment about it, thank you all so very much :-)

    Gregory - It was my pleasure to host your book, and good luck with your writing :-)

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  11. Sounds Fantastic.. Could really use Amazon!! Thanks for the chance. erikalrhodes at gmail dot com

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  12. I'm happy to have a chance to win anything.. amazon gc would be awesome if I do.. Book sounds fantastic. :)

    vals_hemi at yahoo dot com

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