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Monday, March 16, 2020

Love, Lies, and Bad Guys by Bill Blodgett - Book Tour - Guest Post - Giveaway - Enter Daily!

Hello, lovelies!  It gives me great pleasure today to host Bill Blodgett and his new book, “Love, Lies, and Bad Guys”!  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 Bill and to increase your chances of winning!

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

Love, Lies, and Bad Guys
by Bill Blodgett


GENRE: Romantic Suspense



When US Marshal Jay Stonewalker sees a possible terrorist comment in a chatroom frequented by anti-government radicals suggesting a nuclear threat to New York City, specifically the Waldorf Astoria Hotel, he can’t get it out of his mind. Against his boss’s orders he heads off to NYC to investigate on his own time. While there he follows a suspicious character into a secluded recess of the New York Subway system and foils what he believes is the terrorist event.  In a shoot-out with his suspect he’s wounded and calls the NYC PD for backup.  When he sees NYPD Detective KC Daviau and other uniformed officers slipping into the darkness from the subway platform he’s relieved, but to his surprise he’s met with resistance and disrespect by Detective Daviau. Against his objections, KC takes custody of the evidence and leaves the scene. When Jay asks an officer if she is always that way he’s told that, “Since her parents died, she’s been… let’s say… a little cold.”   When they are assigned to work the case together,  KC’s icy exterior soon begins to melt away as they begin to fall for each other, but KC has to hold back. She has a dark secret and knows he can’t ever know her truths because if he did he would hate her just as she hates herself for what she’s about to do.



“I was surprised to see you had body art.”

“It isn’t body art. It is my belief. I guess that’s why I don’t show them.  It’s personal. They are of my Goddess, Mother Earth and the symbol of our tribe, the mighty eagle. The Mother Earth Tree Goddess demonstrates the circle of life. Where all things on land, air and water are connected. They are all one. If one element is removed, the tree will wither and die. We believe that it is the same for people. We must be as one or we will all eventually suffer. The Eagle is our symbol for bravery, something that is essential to take on such a derêp.” He saw her puzzled look and continued before she could speak. “Derêp is our word for job or chore. The Eagle is dedicated to protecting our tribe, which is a very difficult job. I use his image to remind myself each day that my task is difficult and not to falter.  If you were just another chick, maybe I’d say they were body art, but I want to share that part of me with you.”

“So…” she teased. “How many other chicks have admired your body art?”

He laughed lightly with maybe a hint of a gallows laugh, “Not as many as you might guess.”



World-building can be the most important element of your book.  What media outlets, role-models and real-life inspirations did you draw from while writing this book?

I prefer to draw on real life situations to inspire my books. Something or someone in every one of my books has inspired me to write the story.

First of all, the original title of Love, Lies, and Bad Guys, was, The Waldorf Astoria Connection, which is now the subtitle. My oldest daughter and family lived in Waldorf, Maryland and my other daughter lived in Astoria, New York. Shortly after the September 11th attacks we traveled to Waldorf to visit my daughter for our summer vacation.  While on a subway going in to Washington, D.C. I noticed for the first time a sign saying, “See Something- Say Something.” The whole world was on high alert and everyone’s mind was on terrorism. In regards to my real life job I had to go to training sessions for those operations that may be high profile terrorists targets.

At a subway stop a suspicious looking character entered the subway and seemed to be sweating profusely. As the door shut and the train once again began to move I noticed him constantly reaching around and touching his backpack. ‘Strange,’ I thought. Then the ‘Say Something’ signs came into focus again. So here I am. Traveling into the heart of the United States government to visit the Smithsonian Museum and other sights and I’ve got a crazy mad bomber on the subway with me and my entire family. So as I pondered the situation I started looking around for a uniformed policeman or conductor of some sort, but didn’t see anyone. I’m sure there were plain clothes officers on-board because of the alert status the country was on, but that didn’t do me any good at all. As I continued to scan the situation he checked his backpack several more times and then I began to worry! As I watched he finally took the backpack from his shoulder, opened it and took out a large text book. A sigh of relief. Well, it was hot that day and maybe he had to run to catch the train and maybe, just maybe, my writer side had gotten the best of me. The day went on without a hitch as we all enjoyed the grandeur of our beautiful nation’s capital.

That feeling stuck with me for years and I thought and thought about it. Finally I began to research and write Love, Lies, and Bad Guys. Since I like to do shout outs to my family in all of my books by writing something they said or did I decided to include both of the cities where my daughters lived in the original title. So, Love Lies and Bad Guys – The Waldorf Astoria Connection, came to be. With at switch I am able to begin writing, Love, Lies, and Bad Guys – D.C. Under Fire (Still working on that title!!)



I still live in the community where I met and married my lovely wife, Janice. Actually, she lived around the corner from me and we both ignored each other until our teen years when the hormone thing kicked in and we suddenly realized that the cute little girl skipping rope and that goofy boy riding a bike had both grown up.

We are the proud parents of April and Lindsay; both of whom are now married. April married Darren and they have two beautiful boys, Brian and Owen. Lindsay married Tim and they have two beautiful children: Kailyn and Evan.

 I enjoy hiking, kayaking, camping with my family, golfing, making candles, and restoring my antique European sports car, a 1972 MGB.

They say to write from what you know, so I do. I write of love, life and relationships. In addition to the romantic plot we all expect from a Romance novel all of my books deal with a real-world issue as a sub-plot that we all have had to deal in some manner in life, but not in a preachy way.  I find that including this sort of theme helps me identify with my characters on a personal level. My hope is that the reader will also feel that connection with my characters.

I have four other published novels. Dead Or A Lie and Saint’s Sword are vampire Romances. Unrequited is a contemporary novel with romantic elements and received 4 stars from Romantic Times Book Review magazine. The Last Prejudice is a family saga that deals with the issues a family must address when a family member comes out.

I have been a member of the RWA and the Central New York Romance Writers since 2004 and have held various posts in my local group. By day I am a construction inspector for an engineering company.








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  1. Bill ~ 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! :)

    P.S. ~ I hope you and your family are staying safe and healthy during these crazy, trying times!!!

  2. Thank you for having me here again and yes we are being safe, but it's a little stressful being quite a distance from our kids and grandkids. They're safe too and with their schools closed they should be fine.

  3. Thanks for the giveaway; I like the excerpt. :)

    1. Thanks, Cali! I'm happy you liked the excerpt. That makes my day!

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  5. Enjoyed the post, thanks for the opportunity!

  6. You're welcome, Tetewa. I hope you win!

  7. This sounds like an excellent read.

  8. Sounds like a great book Thanks for sharing!