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Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Old Gold Mountain by Bradley W. Wright - Book Tour - Book Sale - Guest Post - Giveaway - Enter Daily!

Hi lovelies!  It gives me great pleasure today to host Bradley W. Wright and his new book, “Old Gold Mountain”!  For other stops on his Goddess Fish Promotions Book Tour, please click on the banner above or any of the images in this post.

Be sure to make it to the end of this post to enter to win a $20 Amazon or Barnes and Noble Gift Card!!  Also, come back daily to interact with Bradley and to increase your chances of winning!

This book is on SALE during the book tour for ONLY $0.99!!!  See below for more details.

Thanks for stopping by!  Wishing you lots of luck in this fabulous giveaway!

Old Gold Mountain
by Bradley W. Wright


GENRE: Mystery, Thriller



Justin Vincent is a San Francisco based artist who leads a secret double life as a cat burglar. He likes the freedom, money, and self-determination his unusual career provides but also increasingly feels that it is a life he fell into by accident. When a valuable painting is stolen from his lover Valerie, Justin agrees to use his underworld contacts and knowledge of the black market to help. The search leads him to an antiquities dealer who has fallen on hard times and a mysterious European middle man. With the help of his friend Ashna, a skilled hacker, and Gabrielle, owner of an art gallery in Nice, Justin gathers clues that lead him to a mysterious chateau in the South of France and a dangerous web of secrets and lies. To escape with his life and complete his objective, Justin’s skill, luck, and perseverance will be tested to their utmost limit.



“What happened to that painting you used to have above the bed?” I asked.

“Above the bed? I didn’t—” Val turned, stopped speaking, breath caught.

A moment later, she whirled, flipped on the light switch, jumped onto the bed, and placed her hands on the wall above the headboard. In the light, I noticed there was a picture hanger still nailed into the wall and a square of slightly brighter paint where the painting had hung. She ran her hands over the bare wall then turned to look at me. Her eyes were manic, her body tense. “Tell me this is some kind of joke, Justin.”

“No joke,” I replied. “Was it there when you left for the gallery?”

“Yes, I think so.” She stepped down off the bed and started frantically pacing the room, looking everywhere. “I’m sure it was.”

“Did you have cleaners scheduled today?”

“No. They come on Wednesdays.”

“Did you leave your balcony door open?”

She looked at me, suddenly focusing. “No. I never leave it open.”

“It was open when we came in. Was it locked?”

“Maybe not. I don’t know. I was in a hurry.”

“Let’s see if anything else is missing,” I said, turning toward the door.

Valerie grabbed my arm, pulling me around to face her. “I don’t care if anything else is missing.” She was on the brink of tears, a tight, almost hysterical, edge to her voice. She raised her hands, placed them over her ears, shaking her head back and forth. “I don’t care. That painting is the only thing I own that I care about, Justin.”



Who Inspired Your Love for Books?

I’ve been a reader since I was four or five years old. I remember my brother (who is two years older) bringing home a reading workbook from school. My parents both read a lot and our house was always full of books. I wanted to be like everybody else with my face in a book so I picked up my brother’s workbook and started learning on my own. I wish I could say I was encouraged and inspired by my teachers at school but it was really my family that got me started. My mom in particular loved books and encouraged me.

I read a lot of fantasy and science fiction when I was a kid. Later, I studied English literature in college and read the classics. In grad school I shifted gears to social science and went through a long period of reading mostly non-fiction.

It was actually a series of books my dad read when I was a kid that inspired my novel Old Gold Mountain. My dad travelled a lot for work and often read the kind of books you find in airport bookstores: horror, thrillers, mysteries, and spy novels. Over time, returning from various trips, he brought home almost all of the Travis McGee books by John D. MacDonald. I didn’t read them then but later on when I was an adult I found one in a used book store and ended up reading them all. They are misogynistic and full of macho posturing but--if you can ignore those issues--the plots, the characterization, and the pacing are all remarkably well done. Those books provided a big part of the inspiration for Old Gold Mountain.

When I finally decided to start writing it was the mystery/thriller genre that intrigued me. I enjoy a plot that unfolds toward a solution, whether it involves the protagonist solving a mystery out in the world or solving a mystery within him/herself. If you can both of those into one book, even better!



I am a writer and educational technology professional. I lived in San Francisco for the past fifteen years but recently moved to Los Angeles with my wife and five year old son. My first book Old Gold Mountain is out now. Buy it at Amazon or Barnes & Noble. Also available through Apple iBooks, Google Play, and Indigo.







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Bradley will be awarding a $20 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter during the tour.

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  1. I enjoyed getting to know your book and thanks for the chance to win :)

  2. Thanks for hosting my book!

  3. 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!

  4. How long did it take you to write your book? Thanks for hosting the giveaway. Bernie Wallace BWallace1980(at)hotmail(d0t)com