Friday, March 24, 2017

Virtual Tour + #Giveaway: Case File Phantom by Dana Ford @GoddessFish

Case File Phantom
by Dana Ford
GENRE: Mystery Fiction


In this mystery fiction novel, Georgia Richards lost hope of ever seeing her husband again since he disappeared over a year ago.  On a Saturday afternoon, she thought she saw him at a play; on stage at the Oaksdale Playhouse.  But, Georgia didn’t have the courage to find out if it was really him.  Constance McCauley was empathetic to Georgia’s faint of heart and decided to offer her investigation services to find the true identity of this mysterious man.  Would Constance be able to track down Georgia’s estranged husband?  If he was found, why had he been missing for over a year?  As Constance pursued this case with a combination of faith and persistence, she witnessed the power of forgiveness unfold before her eyes.


It was beautiful inside.  The space quaint, low lighting, enough ambience to make a lucrative business deal or extend a marriage proposal.   Thanks to Troy making reservations, we were seated right away in a cozy booth for two.  Sean placed a marketing folder on the table next to his place setting.  “I’m looking forward to talking about what we can do for your company.”  He said.  His eyes were naturally a darker brown in this low lighting.  I smiled, thankful for the distraction of the waiter.

“Would you care for some wine?” The waiter asked pleasantly.

“None for me, thank you.”  I replied. 

“I’ll take a glass of your best red wine.” Sean responded. 

“Very good sir.” 

Sean jumped right in.  “Did Alex talk to you about all of our services or did he just focus on one aspect of what we do, like print advertising?”

“Well, I actually did not tell you the whole truth about Alex and I.” 

Sean perked up to listen.

“I do own a private investigation firm, but I never met Alex through your company.”  The waiter returned with Sean’s glass of wine and sparkling water for me.  We both ordered their chef’s special pasta with a salad. 

“Oh.”  Sean thought for a moment.

“But, tell me.  What services do you have?”  I asked.  I actually did want to know.

Until dinner arrived, Sean presented all of the details that were included in the marketing folder that he had brought.  He pitched ways to expose my business from print advertising, to social media strategies.  “Are you interested in pursuing any of these marketing approaches?”  He asked, knowing that he was one of the best salesmen on the Brown & Edwards sales team. 

Taking a look over all of the amazing food that was just placed on our table, I also considered the marketing services that Sean had presented.  “Let me think about it.”  I responded.
“You had the same hesitation when we met the other day.  What exactly are you thinking about?”  He returned like a true salesman.

Interview with Dana Ford

What inspired you to write Case File Phantom? 

For the past 10-years I have been having dreams about the plots within the C. McCauley Case Files.  I knew I wanted to write these novels, and finally put pen to paper and published the first of this series. 

Can you tell us a little bit about the next books in Case File Phantom or what you have planned for the future?

The next novel is another case file.  The plot for this one is introduced in the last chapter of Case File Phantom.

Can you tell us a little bit about the characters in Case File Phantom?

Constance McCauley is the heroine.  She is smart, curious, and compassionate.  Georgia is a woman with a few skeletons in her closet.  Michael Woods is an all around good guy, the one that we all know and love.

You know I think we all have a favorite author. Who is your favorite author and why?

Nicholas Sparks is one of my favorites.  I admire his writing as it touches the depths of our humanity and then digs deep.

If you could time-travel would you travel to the future or the past? Where would you like to go and why would you like to visit this particular time period?

I would travel to the future hoping to see that we have advanced as a society similar to the technology and culture of Star Trek the Next Generation.

Do you have any little fuzzy friends? Like a dog or a cat? Or any pets?

I have no pets.  No time to give them the love that they deserve.  


Dana Ford has enjoyed writing stories since she can remember.  She has penned several books and has found a new love in writing mystery fiction.  Her favorite hobbies besides writing is watching old movies, volunteering in her community, and spending precious moments with her family.

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Mai T. said...

How did you come up with the names of the characters?

Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thanks for hosting!

karin said...

Who is your biggest inspiration

Unknown said...

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

Anonymous said...

Sounds very fun!


Marcy Meyer said...

Enjoyed the excerpt and interview. I really enjoy Nicholas Sparks too.

Victoria Alexander said...

Great post! I enjoyed the excerpt :). Thanks for sharing & have a great weekend!!

Dana Ford said...

Thank you for hosting my book Avid was fun!

Dana Ford said...

Hi Mai, the character names came once I defined their image and personality in my imagination. It then seemed easy to give each character their names.

Dana Ford said...

Hi Karin, my biggest inspiration for writing when I was younger was my bff. She always enjoyed my short stories. As an adult, I am inspired by anyone who is brave enough to pursue their dreams, whether it is writing, opening a business, or changing careers. Everyday people who pursue their passions inspires me.

Dana Ford said...

Hi Lisa, thank you and good luck on the drawing :-).

Dana Ford said...

Hi Trix, writing this book was a fun experience and process for me. My hope is that people enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it. :-)

Dana Ford said...

Hi Marcy, thank you. And yes, something about Sparks writing that seamlessly taps into the deepest places of our heart. Love it.

Dana Ford said...

Thanks Victoria, I appreciate it.

Dana Ford said...

Hey Joseph, working on my graduate studies this year, so will be reading school books. Good luck on the drawing. :-)

James Robert said...

Hope you have a fun Saturday. I appreciate all your hard work you do bringing us such great giveaways.

Mary Preston said...

This sounds exciting.

James Robert said...

Sunday blessings to you and your family. Thanks for all you do for all of us. Thanks for the excerpt and giveaway.

Mai T. said...

Does writing energize or exhaust you?

James Robert said...

Good Morning! Stopping by again to thank you for the chance at winning.

James Robert said...

Thanks so much for the opportunity to win. have a fun Wednesday!

James Robert said...

Good Evening! Hope you enjoy your Sunday and thanks so much for the chance at winning.