Friday, December 2, 2016

Blurb Blitz + #Giveaway: Deception Island by Judith B. Boss @GoddessFish



Deception Island
by Judith B. Boss
GENRE: Romantic Suspense


BLURB:


While at an archaeology dig in Afghanistan, evolutionary anthropologist Rachel St. Claire discovers a pendant with strange shifting symbols. Not long after, she receives an urgent call from her colleague, Dr. Grace McAllister, insisting Rachel come to Antarctica to examine an unusual body with ethereal properties found in an ice cave. Before Rachel can respond, bandits storm the desert dig site. Just as they are about to seize Rachel, a helicopter appears with Trevor Brookenridge, a handsome polar geophysicist sent by his Aunt Grace to bring Rachel to Antarctica. Sparks fly, but Rachel already has a fiancé. Rachel must decide who she can trust when a group of bioterrorists engaged in secret genetic experiments in an abandoned World War II Nazi base under the Antarctic ice sheet come after the pendant--and her. For it seems everyone knows a secret Rachel does not, one which will change her life forever.


Excerpt:

Rachel peered over the rail as the hydrofoil eased into a slip at a floating dock.  Whalebones on the floor of the bay, from the days whaling ships used the harbor, could be seen through the clear water.  As usual, the beach near the dock was bustling with penguins.  A Snow-Cat, a sleek, bullet-shaped vehicle with yellow stripes painted on it, was parked just above the beach line.       

As they disembarked and started up the beach toward an awaiting Snow-Cat, some of the gentoo penguins scattered, lurching and stumbling over the cobblestones.  Others raised their bright orange beaks in protest. 

“The penguins seem particularly jumpy today,” remarked one of the crew.  “Like something spooked them during the night.”

Two men unloaded what looked like a body bag from the Snow-Cat and loaded it on the hydrofoil.

In the distance beyond a ridge, Rachel noticed a small hut silhouetted by the low sun.  “That’s the Argentinean hut,” said Antonio, shouldering his overnight bag.  After saying a quick farewell to them, he slipped on a pair of snowshoes and headed up to the hut.

“All aboard,” one of the men said.  He reached out a hand and helped Rachel climb up into the cab of the Snow-Cat.

From her seat on the Snow-Cat, Rachel could see the skittish penguins watching the receding vehicle wind its way up to Shackleton Station.  What had upset them?  The very air seemed to bristle with angst.  She glanced over at Trevor sitting across from her, but he didn't seem to notice anything amiss. 


 AUTHOR BIO:

Judith Boss (née Wager) was born in the village of Honeoye Falls, south of Rochester, New York in the heart of wine country. She attended elementary school in Irondequoit, where her family moved when she was two.

When not in school, she enjoyed wandering the woods and fields around her home and picking beans for 25¢ a basket for Mr. King, who owned the truck farm behind her house. She also loved hiking and camping and was active in the Girl Scouts throughout high school.

An avid writer, when Judy was 11 years old she wrote and illustrated her first “novel," a story about her beloved parakeet “Sparky." My Little Sparky was followed by several other short novels and a book of poems.

Following graduation from high school, Judy attended the University of Rochester for a few years before dropping out and emigrating to Australia. Both of Judy’s daughters were born in Australia. She also finished her B.A. in philosophy and anthropology at the University of Western Australia.

From Australia, the family moved to Nova Scotia, Canada for graduate school. After graduate school, Judy worked for eight years as a writer/researcher for the Nova Scotia Museum. In 1979, Judy and her two daughters moved to Newport, Rhode Island where she continued to work as a writer. She also worked as a lecturer for several years at the University of Rhode Island before going back to full-time writing.

Judy currently lives in rural Rhode Island with her family and Corgi. An avid traveler, she has traveled with students from the University Of Rhode Island and Brown Medical School to work with undeserved, indigenous people in Guatemala and Mexico. Her favorite travel destination, however, is Antarctica.





Giveaway:

$50 Amazon or B/N GC
 



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16 comments:

Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thanks for hosting!

Unknown said...

Congrats on the tour and thanks for the chance to win :)

Edgar Gerik said...

The book look great

judy boss said...

Thank you for promoting Deception Island. The book has received very good reviews. Don't forget to check out the slide show of my trip to Antarctica!

judy boss said...

To view the slide show click on "YouTube" above the Giveaway.

Karen H said...

Enjoyed the excerpt and the video.

judy boss said...

Deception Island makes a great holiday gift for both adults and young adults.

Kim said...

great interview vid on youtube, gives a fun overview of the book! one of my favorite reads

judy boss said...

Thanks Kim!!

DanieX said...

sounds like a great read!!

Victoria Alexander said...

Great post! Thanks for sharing :)

Bea LaRocca said...

Congrats on the tour from a fellow Native New Yorker! Thank you for sharing the blurb, excerpt and bio! This sounds like an exciting story!

Mary Preston said...

An exciting blurb.

judy boss said...

I'll be selling my novel Deception Island today from 11-5 at the RI Expo at the Rhodes on the Pawtuxet (60 Rhodes Place, Cranston, RI). Hope some of you can make it!

judy boss said...

Had a great time at the Book Expo on Saturday. My URI intern and I sold several books and we also got to mingle with other authors and readers.

judy boss said...

Are any of you in the process of writing or marketing a novel?

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