Sunday, June 10, 2012

Excerpt with Mark Gilleo


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Mark Gilleo holds a graduate degree in international business from the University of South Carolina and an undergraduate degree in business from George Mason University. He enjoys traveling, has lived and worked in Asia, and speaks fluent Japanese. A fourth-generation Washingtonian, he currently resides in the D.C. area. His two most recent novels were recognized as finalist and semifinalist, respectively, in the William Faulkner-Wisdom creative writing competition.

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Excerpt

Ariana took inventory of herself, one hand propping herself up on the counter. She had been beaten worse. Far worse. By other men before she met her husband. Her eyes moved beyond the Yellow Pages and settled on the knife set on the counter, the shiny German steel resting in its wooden block holder. She grabbed the fillet knife, caressed the blade with her eyes, and then pushed the thought from her mind.

Her husband called her from the basement and she snapped out of her momentary daze. “Coming,” she answered, putting the knife back in its designated slot in the wood. She knew what was coming next. It was always the same. A physical assault followed by a sexual one. She reached up her skirt and removed her panties. There was no sense in having another pair ripped, even if robbing Nazim of the joy would cost her a punch or two.

Christmas, the season of giving, she thought as she made her way down the stairs into the chilly basement.



CLARK HAYDEN is a graduate student trying to help his mother navigate through the loss of his father while she continues to live in their house near Washington DC. With his mother’s diminishing mental capacity becoming the norm, Clark expects a certain amount of craziness as he heads home for the holidays. What he couldn’t possibly anticipate, though, is that he would find himself catapulted into the middle of a terrorist operation. As the holiday festivities reach a crescendo, a terrorist cell – which happens to be across the street – is activated. Suddenly Clark is discovering things he never knew about deadly chemicals, secret government operations, suspiciously missing neigh- bors, and the intentions of a gorgeous IRS auditor. Clark’s quiet suburban neighborhood is about to become one of the most deadly places on the planet, and it’s up to Clark to prevent the loss of hundreds of thousands of innocent lives in the nation’s capital.

Fast, acerbic, wise and endlessly exciting, Love thy Neighbor marks the unforgettable debut of a startling new voice in suspense fiction.


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Thank you Mark for making this giveaway possible.
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11 comments:

  1. green and white fluffy ones, since its winter here and cold lol
    thanks for the random interesting question and the giveaway :)

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  2. Fantastic review and post. Thank you. Well done! I agree with everything you said about this book and more. I was amazed that this was his debut novel. Can't wait for his next book.

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  3. Great post and review. I love the sound of this :) Im wearing green ones because Ireland are playing today in the euro 2012!

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  4. I'm not wearing socks... Hehe :P
    Its summer here! :D Well its almost ending.. :/

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  5. Thank you so much for the giveaway. It sounds awesome. I'm not wearing any socks lol

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  6. I'm wearing black ankle socks! lol! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  7. i am not wearing any socks... :)

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  8. Purple with pick spots-wooly.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  9. Blue ones with white stripes! :)
    Thank you for the giveaway
    (ileana-rafflecopter)

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  10. Did I win this one I'm Elizabeth W or is there another Elizabeth W lol

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