Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Virtual Book Tour + #Giveaway: Out of Hiding by John Feldman @johnfeldman_ @GoddessFish

Out of Hiding
by John Feldman
GENRE: Mystery/Thriller/Suspense


Charles Dampor was supposed to be a blessing, but instead turned out to be a curse. A family torn by deception and greed now saw Emily for what she was, and a co-worker with a vicious past of his own now has his own personal vendetta against her. If Emily doesn't open her eyes and see the doors she's unlocked, she'll find herself at the bottom of Lake Bermin...with Charles's ex-wife.


Maybe it was the push-up bra she’d worn in combination with her ultra-deep v-neck shirt. Or maybe it was her constant smile and flirtatious laugh. Maybe she’d batted her eyelashes just the right amount. Whatever it was, it worked. Because Charles invited her to have dinner with him. Not a weeknight date. Not an afternoon date or a group dinner or coffee. A Saturday night date.

“And what brought you to us?” Charles asks.

Us. He isn’t an arrogant man. He isn’t egocentric. He’d created his own empire, yes, but he doesn’t think he’s better than everyone else. Us, he said. Not me or my company. It’s hard to find people like this these days. A business owner out to dinner with a factory worker? Very atypical.

“I saw an ad online,” she responds.

“Oh,” Charles says with a smirk.

“Why?” Emily asks.

“I feel old,” he says. “I always placed my ads for employment in the newspaper. That was back before I had Mary.”

“I wouldn’t have found it if it was in the paper,” Emily jokes. “Good thing for Mary.”

“Good thing for Mary,” he laughs.

The laugh from the comment carries them into talk about work, about people at work. Charles tells her about some of the people who work upstairs, the management team. He tells her more about Mary, and about what Mary had to say about Emily when discussing their job opening with Charles after her round of interviews had commenced.

“All good things,” he jokes. “No worries.”

“I’d assume so,” she replies. “I got the job.”

They share a smile and after a brief pause, he says, “I’m glad.”

The drinks continue to come and conversation carries on. The topic of work remains, but only briefly. Emily points out the pissed-off old guy who works in Station A and Charles laughs.

“That’s just Herb,” he says. “He’s been here for a while. He’s a good worker.”

Guest Post:

What is your favorite time period? And why?

I never used to think about this question until I watched the movie Midnight in Paris when it came out in 2011. From the opening credits, I was hooked.  

Not only is Midnight in Paris the story of a writer, but it’s the story of a writer who travels back in time to hang out with his literary idols. For this story, the main character met and befriended Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald and Zelda Fitzgerald, Cole Porter, and many other popular names from the 1920s.  

The main character fell in love with the time period because it seemed so much simpler. And that’s the same reason I think I fell in love with the movie. Maybe the filmmaker, Woody Allen, made the 1920s seem so much more enticing for the purpose of the movie, but he did a good job because I now want to go back to that time.

Back in the 1920s, life wasn’t such a rush. People didn’t work like dogs to buy things they couldn’t afford. They worked forty hours and went home to their families. Offices didn’t stay open late and no one had to spend their nights at home checking emails and working on projects they’d spent all day trying to complete. Convenience stores were closed at night and on holidays and people spent time together. Life just seemed so simple. Less stressful. And so much more pleasant.

Granted, I could be way off here since my viewpoint is coming from a Hollywood film, but if that Hollywood film has any legitimate portrayal of life in the 1920s, that’s where I want to be. 

AUTHOR Bio and Links:

John Feldman was born and raised in southern New Jersey, but has since moved to Florida at the request (demand) of his beautiful wife. He has written several short stories and novels, including his newest release, OUT OF HIDING. He writes a lot, thinks a lot more, and is currently wondering why he’s writing this in the third person.

For more information, visit www.johnfeldman.com, or email him directly at askjohn@johnfeldman.com.


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Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thanks for hosting!

Unknown said...

I enjoyed getting to know your book; congrats on the tour, I hope it is a fun one for you, and thanks for the chance to win :)

Victoria Alexander said...

Thanks for sharing the great post :)

JohnFeldman said...

Thank you for hosting today, Nancy! I appreciate you sharing. And thank you to those who commented!

Bernie Wallace said...

Thanks for hosting the giveaway. I hope that I win. Bernie Wallace BWallace1980(at)hotmail(d0t)com

James Robert said...

Congrats on the tour and I appreciate the excerpt and the great giveaway as well. Love the tours, I get to find books and share with my sisters and now my twin daughters who all love to read. We have found some amazing books for everyone. So, thank you!

Anonymous said...

Congrats. I love mysteries and suspense, and this sounds great. - Purple Reader,
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