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Thursday, April 16, 2020

Wired by the FBI by Glenn Painter - Book Tour - Book Sale - Author Donates 25% of Book Royalties to COVID-19 Response Fund!! - Book Trailer - Book Review - Guest Post - Letter from the Author - Giveaway - Enter Daily!


Hey, lovelies!  It gives me great pleasure today to host Glenn Painter and his new book, “Wired by the FBI”!  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 $100 Amazon or Barnes and Noble Gift Card OR a $50 Amazon of Barnes and Noble Gift Card!!!  Yep – that’s right!!!  There will be TWO lucky winners!!  Also, come back daily to interact with Glenn and to increase your chances of winning!

This book is on SALE during the book tour for ONLY $2.99 on Amazon Kindle.  In addition, the print copy of this book is on SALE during the book tour for 40% off on Amazon.

Also, the author is donating 25% of any royalties from his book which is featured on this tour, to the covid-19 Response Fund. This fund gives support to preparedness, containment, response and recovery activities.

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


Wired by the FBI
by Glenn Painter

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GENRE: Suspense, Thriller

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BLURB:

Christian Romano lives his life as a con-artist, burglar, drug dealer, and a ladies' man, using his good looks to con wealthy women out of jewels and money. When he is arrested and jailed in one of the most violent jails in the U.S. (Cook County in Chicago), a steamy affair begins with a nympho female jail guard. When he loses control of the romance, Christian must end the affair by reporting her to Internal Affairs. It turns out that she is already under suspicion for supplying drugs to various gang members inside the jail. He has to decide if he is ""rogue"" enough to help set her up for arrest. Meanwhile, the FBI wants to recruit Christian to gather information against a sadist ex-cop, Scott Mason, who has been arrested for murder. The risk? Christian must wear a wire and testify. The reward? Witness protection for Christian and his girlfriend and a modification of his prison sentence. Will Christian risk his life for a chance at freedom? Will the female sheriff ""get even"" with him? Or will his life end at the hands of the jail's drug lords or a lunatic former cop?

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EXCERPT ONE:

Something’s wrong, my intuition told me, as I stepped out of the stairwell and into the chaotic frenzy of the main hallway running under Division One of the Cook County jail.

Sergeant Ricky Walsh opened the heavy, rusted steel door leading to the death trap—that is A-B stairwell—then turned to me. “Romano, take the stairs down four flights to the bottom, I will meet you there.”

There are four sets of stairs that lead to the main boulevard on the first floor. They are legendary for the infamous men who have been butchered there, the bloodstained walls are a testament to the violence that is the norm in this building. As I begin my descent down the narrow and poorly lit stairwell, the thought hits me: At least half a dozen men have been stabbed in this exact place. The words taunt me as I step slowly down the stairs so that Walsh will have time to beat me to the first floor in the old, decrepit elevator.

When I finally make it down, I breathe a sigh of relief. But it is not Walsh waiting at the huge, steel door I am to exit. Instead of the old mick—who looked and walked like a bulldog with his perfectly groomed hair and mustache—it was one of the lackey guards. They would often hang out on the main floor waiting to proposition some poor woman coming to visit her man. I open the door and step through quickly, not wanting to arouse suspicion. But my heart hangs in my throat.

During my trip down the stairwell, the heavy steel recorder slid down my pant leg, stopping on top of my right foot. The ACE bandage, meant to hold it in place, was also dangling and ready to pop out for everyone to see. Panic set in as my mind processed a million thoughts, but I couldn’t break my stride.

It was common knowledge that this is where inmates often came out stabbing when sent to attack a guard by one of the gang bosses. Looking past the guard, I saw Sergeant Walsh bearing down on us as fast as his stubby legs would carry him.

“Hey Walsh,” I said, “the food poisoning is getting worse, I’m gonna puke all over this guy.”ng around to see what was going on. These guards tolerated zero bull, especially from a smart-ass like me.

I decided that it was quicker and easier to shove the recorder under the waistband of my jail pants and pray it would stay. After splashing water on my face, I poked my head out.

Walsh fell right in line with my cover. “We’re going to the hospital, come with me!” he bellowed.

I exited the closet, pushing the recorder into my torso as we walked past another guard. We traveled down the long hallway. Once we were far enough out of earshot, Walsh found an unoccupied attorney visiting room. As he opened the door, I scurried to the far corner.

“The hallway is clear!” Walsh yelled.

I pulled the recorder from my waistband and looked at it with disdain. Then I wrapped it tight with the ACE bandage. Although the long recording wires had to be reconnected and it only took a few moments, it felt like forever.

Then it hit me: I’m wearing a wire against one of the most violent hitmen Chicago has ever known, and this prick had been a Chicago cop. He probably knows every person who works in this jail. Getting whacked in a place like this costs less than a carton of cigarettes. What the hell have I gotten myself into? But there was no backing out, and I still had to get back to my tier.

Walsh looked at me, his brow furrowed. He quietly asked, “You alright, kid?”

“I better be. I signed a deal with the devil, and it’s time to pay up.”

I drew in a deep breath as we headed to the hospital, so we could sign in and make it look legit.

How did my life get to this point? I wondered as I followed Walsh. Growing up in Chicago, I was exposed to police corruption, murder, drugs, gangsters, and sex, oh yes, lots and lots of sex.

I had no clue of what awaited me, but my unsavory legacy was about to go down in history like crap down a toilet.

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BOOK TRAILER:


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MY BOOK REVIEW:


This book is ripped from the headlines – a real-life true-crime story!!

This book is interesting, intriguing, compelling, provocative, and stimulating!!

I have always loved crime stories, and even though this is not a typical crime story – more of a noir fiction crime book, it still incites intrigue, suspense, appeal, and entertainment!!

This book truly captures the dirty, gritty, vulgar prison setting and all that entails from the jargon, offensive language, violence, brutality, and a slew of sexual encounters.  As it should, since this book is about a criminal and the criminal justice system and at no point did I feel like I was outside those prison bars as I felt fully immersed into the story line.

I love the in-depth amount of research the author did while constructing this book.  It was clear he was very familiar and well-versed on the culture, perception, and way of life in the prison system, along with the practices and procedures of the criminal justice system.  The author provided so much detail and such vivid descriptions it made the scenes easy to picture.  In addition, this also provided a stronger, more authentic, and credible story line.

I liked that this book had many, but short chapters as they were well-written, concise, and easily flowed.

This book is on the longer side, but mostly direct.  It does lavish on some details, but it is mostly to the point.  For instance, I feel even though it was a long journey to the end, every chapter and scene was needed to make this book the success that it is.

There are some predictable scenes.  However, there are still a few very unexpected twists and turns that you won’t see coming!

All in all, I enjoyed reading this book and would recommend it!  I think all suspense, thriller readers will like this book too!  So, add it to your TBR List and get to reading - you won't be disappointed!

**Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of this book and have voluntarily provided an honest, and unbiased review in accordance with FTC regulations.**

Did you find this review helpful?
If so, please, please, please mark it as helpful on Amazon here:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/review/R22MNZ5PAF1IP6

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GUEST POST:

Background of the Book:

This book is written in fiction, because we all know that the human memory cannot possibly recall any conversation ‘word for word’. Even though the writings were obtained from ‘unedited rants’ by the man who lived the experience, this version is better than the original.

There are certain people who may think they recognize themselves, or someone they know in the book and they may even try (just for kicks) to give me a hard time.  They may get grumpy and steamed up over it.  They need to remember that if I really wanted to be a jerk, I would have named them directly.  So any jokes, references or descriptions anyone might find offensive are only meant to be harmless and funny.

My book depicts ‘actual events’ which took place in Chicago in the late 90’s and can be verified by research.  It covers the life of a ‘protagonist’ con man who is arrested for burglary and incarcerated in one of the most violent places in the United States, the ‘Cook County Jail’.  While there, the FBI recruit’s him to ‘wear a wire’ in order to get more evidence against a ‘crooked cop’ who has been arrested for the murder of a Chicago businessman.  In return for this ‘protagonist’s’ help, he is given a reduction in sentence and put into the ‘witness protection program.

That’s when the fun really begins!  There are a lot of swear words, (and I apologize in advance to people of strong faith who might be offended) however, this is the way they talk in the ‘world of crime’.  You will also read a ‘lot of sexual encounters’ which might also be offensive, but you will be educated in the way our justice system works, which can be both good and bad.

Trust me, you will not want to put this book down.  You will want to know what is going to happen next in the life of this ‘protagonist’.  This book will keep you turning the pages from beginning to end.

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LETTER FROM THE AUTHOR:

Hello Readers!

Welcome to my 15-week book tour which starts on April 14th and concludes on July 30th.

This tour was planned before the onset of this terrible covid-19 virus which has invaded our world.  I want to extend my deepest sympathy to everyone, especially those who have lost loved ones.

A donation from me will be going out immediately to the charity I have listed below and I will also be donating 25% of any royalties from the book which is featured on this tour, to the covid-19 Response Fund.  This fund gives support to preparedness, containment, response and recovery activities. The 25% of royalties will be donated when I receive the final notification of number of books sold. I am also encouraging all authors to make some sort of donation to help with the recovery efforts.  WE ARE ALL IN THIS FIGHT TOGETHER!

We all are wondering what the long-term impact this covid-19 virus will be to our communities and our livelihoods, Every American, as well as the companies that have worked very hard for every author have been affected, but I have faith that we will recover from this terrible pandemic if we all stick together and we all do our part – no matter how small.

I will also be donating, (over and above what Goddess/Fish is offering):

$100 Amazon Gift certificate to one randomly drawn commentator
$100 Amazon gift certificate to one randomly drawn host.

These drawings will be done via Rafflecopter that will be created by Goddess/Fish Promotions at the end of the tour.  To all of my fellow-authors – please don’t forget our marketing representatives, book agents, reviewers, commentator’s, hosts, etc..who are probably working from home and trying to help us.

I will be posting all pertinent information on my web site www.gapainter.com
once the tour is over.  The Gift Certificates will be mailed immediately after the tour is completed and the 25% will be posted once I receive Royalties resulting in the sale of all electronic and print versions of WIRED By The FBI.

I wish that I could do more, however, with every-one’s support, WE WILL BEAT THIS TERRIBLE SETBACK.

Thank you, god bless all of you and the United States of America.

Glenn Painter

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AUTHOR BIO:


Glenn Painter is single and lives in Central Florida.  He became interested in writing at an early age but did not make it his career until 2014 when he published his first book, Beyond the Sentence.

Glenn has written this story from the notes by the man who actually lived it.  However, extensive research was also require in order to make the story factual.

Glenn has also founded a company, ‘Prisoner Civil Right Services.’  He is an advocate for incarcerated individuals who have had their rights violated.  He is in constant contact with these individuals, their families and the council.  Most of his stories are inspired by ‘factual events’ that have happened to these individuals.  This makes his stories both fiction and non-fiction.

Glenn says that writing is very challenging, and you must love the trials and tribulations that come with it.  He believes that patience, perseverance and determination are required essentials to see a book through to being published.  The journey is just as important as the destination.

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CONNECT WITH GLENN:

Website:

Email:
gpainter093@gmail.com

Facebook:

Twitter:

Goodreads Author Page:

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Goodreads Book Page #2:

Amazon Author Page:

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BOOK BUY LINKS & BOOK SALE:

**Wired By the FBI is on SALE during the book tour for ONLY $2.99 on Amazon Kindle AND the Print Copy is 40% off on Amazon!!!**

Amazon Kindle eBook:

Amazon Paperback:

Amazon Hardcover:

Barnes and Noble NOOK eBook:

Barnes and Noble Paperback:

Barnes and Noble Hardcover:

Kobo eBook:

The Book Depository Paperback:

The Book Depository Hardcover:

BAM! Books-A-Million Paperback:

BAM! Books-A-Million Hardcover:

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GIVEAWAY INFO:

Glenn will be awarding a $100 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn winner and a $50 Amazon or B/N GC to another randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter during the tour.


**This post contains affiliate links and if clicked and a purchase is made, I may receive a small commission to help support this blog.  This does not cost you anything, it just helps pay for all those awesome giveaways on here.**

This contest is sponsored by a third party. Fabulous and Brunette is a registered host of Goddess Fish Promotions.  Prizes are given away by the sponsors and not Fabulous and Brunette. The featured author and Goddess Fish Promotions are solely responsible for the giveaway prize.

17 comments:

  1. Glenn ~ Good morning! Welcome to FAB! It is so great to have you here! Congrats on your new book and good luck on the book tour! I enjoyed reading and reviewing your book, thanks for providing the copy! :)

    P.S. ~ I just wanted to say thank you for your donation to help battle COVID-19!! I think what you are doing is incredible and I really appreciate it!! Hope you and your family are staying safe and healthy!! We are all in this together!! :)

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    1. Hi Ally,
      You are more than welcome for the donation. I try to do all I can to help with this terrible situation we are in. I pray that all recovers from this setback. My heart goes out not only to all readers, but everyone.
      If we all do our part, no matter how small, we will recover.

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  2. How did you come up for the idea of the book cover?

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    1. Hi Bernie,
      This is the author of WIRED By The FBI. I used great imagination and compiled a few inserts, sent my image to my cover designer and together that cover was created. I always kept in mind the making of the cover has to be kept less busy, however, I also kept in mind that the cover is the first thing that the reader sees in a book, it compels the reader to pick up the book and pursue it more. A great cover design is very important in drawing in a reader initially, the rest is up to the quality of the writing.
      If you have any more questions, I will be happy to answer them.

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  3. Hi Ally,
    I just would like too let you know that you did a great job setting up my page! You are truly a credit to what you do for authors and sharing a new book with readers.

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  4. Thanks for the giveaway and great excerpt. :)

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    1. You are more than welcome! If I can answer any questions for you, please let me know!!!

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  5. Enjoyed the post, sounds good!

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    1. You are more than welcome! If I can answer any questions for you, please let me know.

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  6. Thanks so much for sharing your book and for the giveaway also. Greatly appreciated!

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  7. Great review! Thank you for sharing.

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