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Friday, October 25, 2019

Article 15 by M.T. Bass - Book Tour - Guest Post - Giveaway - Enter Daily!


Hello, lovelies!  It gives me great pleasure today to host M.T. Bass and his new book, “Article 15”!  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 $50 Amazon or Barnes and Noble Gift Card!!!  Also, come back daily to interact with M.T. and to increase your chances of winning!

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


Article 15
by M.T. Bass

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GENRE: Mystery

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BLURB:

“She was one in a million…and the day I met her I should have bought a lottery ticket instead.”

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Griffith Crowe, the "fixer" for a Chicago law firm, falls for his current assignment, Helena Nicholson, the beautiful heir of a Tech Sector venture capitalist who perished in a helicopter crash leaving her half a billion dollars, a Learjet 31, and unsavory suspicions about her father's death. As he investigates, the ex-Navy SEAL crosses swords with Helena’s step-brother, the Pentagon’s Highlands Forum, and an All-Star bad guy somebody has hired to stop him. When Griff finds himself on the wrong side of an arrest warrant he wonders: Is he a player or being played?

Lawyers and Lovers and Guns…Oh, my!

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EXCERPT TWO:

The conference room was small—smaller, at least by “Big Firm” standards, than the huge public conference room up front used to intimidate clients, adversaries, witnesses, and opposing counsel by swallowing them up whole like Jonahs lost in the belly of a legal whale. Tucked away in a back corner among the partner offices, it was extremely well appointed, though darkly so, in oak furniture and paneling. The quiet confines served as a war room of sorts, a place where grand strategies and hair-brained schemes were incubated, hatched and sometimes celebrated, sometimes autopsied. He knew because Griffith Crowe was sometimes part of them.

There were no windows, which was fine with him. He didn’t need to be seen, and, besides, he was just there to get paid and be quickly on his way. Even in the dim, indirect lighting, he found a shadow where he sat and sipped coffee from a massive, dark mug with Stein, Baylor & Stein gilded on the side, patiently waiting for Lance Baylor to come back with his check.

Lance was a master of entering and exiting rooms. So, when he burst into the room like a starlight artillery shell, wearing his white phosphorous rain-maker smile, followed by two junior associates and a young, very attractive Asian waitress pushing a serving cart with no doubt a sumptuous lunch, he knew his escape would be neither clean nor quick.

“Miss me?” teased Lance, baring his canines. “I couldn’t send you back to…to…where was it you were you off to, Griff?”

“Home.”

“Right, send you home hungry after a job well done. Pull up a chair, and we’ll feast before you depart.”

Lance naturally took the head of the table with Griff to his right. The two junior associates, veritable bookends with their young, already balding pates, red ties, pin-striped suits, expanding waistlines, and leather portfolios, sat on the opposite side of the table.

They all politely smiled at one another as the waitress set their places and served what turned out to be Beef Wellington. After pouring drinks—Cabernet for Lance, iced teas for the empty bookends and black coffee for Griff—she quietly left them and closed the door.

Like an orchestra conductor, with cutlery for a baton, Lance silently cued the quartet to begin eating.

Lance smiled broadly and looked to his right. “Good. No?”

“Excellent. My compliments to Cookie.”

“You know, our friend here was busy freeing Iraq before there actually was an Operation Iraqi Freedom,” Lance said, turning to the two associate attorneys, who frowned at the apparent contradiction. As if to explain, he continued, “Special Forces, of course. What was it you did there in the desert?”

Griff watched Lance watch himself surgically cut his Wellington.

“Nothing really so special,” Griff said, turning his attention to his own lunch plate.

“I suspect much the same sort of things as you may have done here to get your name on the marquee. You know, all’s fair in love and war.”

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GUEST POST:

My One of a Kind Writing Desk:

I could never just sit…and sit and sit. So when stuck in the office, I always found a way to work standing up by putting some item of office furniture to use in a manner for which it was never intended. I decided, finally, to build myself a stand-up desk. First, a little back story.

Lola and I bought the Herald Building in the downtown Entertainment District of Lorain, Ohio, which was built in 1901 to house one of the town's two newspapers.


Downstairs will be her gallery and boutique.  The front editorial offices upstairs will be my future novelizing & music making lair. Behind the windows on the left will be my office. On the right will be my library.


The former owner left a pile of lumber from his roof fixings, to which I added substantially with unwanted interior wall framing we've been tearing out as we renovate.


I decided to repurpose the turn-of-the-last-century old-growth lumber into items needed around my office and Lola's gallery downstairs, one of which would be my long coveted stand-up desk.


It is worthy to note that this lumber is from so long ago that the 2 x 4s were actually two inches by four inches.


Wainscoting from the building was used for the desktop.


The top was sanded, but the rest of the wood was left rough and just cleaned up with a wire brush.


The desktop was given seven coats of varnish with sanding & steel wool smoothing in between. The frame got five coats.


A black iron gas line from the building was used for the footrest and it's ready for action.


“I’m all in favor of keeping dangerous weapons out of the hands of fools. Let’s start with typewriters.”
~ Frank Lloyd Wright

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AUTHOR BIO:


M.T. Bass is a scribbler of fiction who holds fast to the notion that while victors may get to write history, novelists get to write/right reality. He lives, writes, flies and makes music in Mudcat Falls, USA.

Born in Athens, Ohio, M.T. Bass grew up in St. Louis, Missouri. He graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University, majoring in English and Philosophy, then worked in the private sector (where they expect “results”) mainly in the Aerospace & Defense manufacturing market. During those years, Bass continued to write fiction. He is the author of eight novels: My Brother’s Keeper, Crossroads, In the Black, Somethin’ for Nothin’, Murder by Munchausen, The Darknet (Murder by Munchausen Mystery #2), The Invisible Mind (Murder by Munchausen Mystery #3) and Article 15. His writing spans various genres, including Mystery, Adventure, Romance, Black Comedy and TechnoThrillers. A Commercial Pilot and Certified Flight Instructor, airplanes and pilots are featured in many of his stories. Bass currently lives on the shores of Lake Erie near Lorain, Ohio.

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GIVEAWAY INFO:

M.T. will be awarding a $50 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter during the tour.


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10 comments:

  1. M.T. ~ Good morning! Welcome back! It is so great to have you here again! Congrats on your new book and good luck on the book tour! :)

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  2. So happy to have gotten to know about your book. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  3. Sounds like a book I will enjoy reading.

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  4. Happy Friday - thanks for sharing the great post!

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  5. Happy Friday! Do you have any specific reading or writing plans for the weekend?

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  6. I love the story behind your desk

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  7. Gorgeous desk. Thank you for sharing the backstory.

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