Wednesday, August 23, 2017

BOOK TOUR: The Nomad's Premonition by Georges Benay


Book Details:
Book Title: Nomad on the Run (Book #1) by Georges Benay

Category: Adult Fiction, 290 pages

Genre: Thriller, mystery/suspense

Publisher: Bookstand Publishing

Release date: April 15, 2011

Tour dates: August 14 to Sept 15, 2017

Content Rating: PG (No swear words, some violence and minimal/ clean sex scene)



Book Description:



​Beneath the golden desert and azure seas of Morocco lurks a hidden world of greed, deceit and financial terrorism. But the players are not who you might think. Lured away from his seemingly idyllic life as a managing director for a major international bank in Toronto, Eric Martin returns to his ancestral roots in Morocco.



Tempted by a mysterious offer from a boutique financial firm, Eric soon discovers he has walked into the middle of a whirlwind where everyone has their own secret agenda, and he unwittingly has become the key to unlocking them all. From the broad avenues of Toronto to the mean streets of Casablanca, Eric rushes to discover the truth before time runs out. But who can he trust?



The power and attraction of money is strong. In the midst of a dangerous cast of characters, Jeff Offenbach, bank president, knows more than he lets on. But how much does he know? Is he a key player in a scheme to terrorize the global economy, or is he just trying to save his firm from becoming another victim of the global economic collapse? Valerie is the unknown factor. Is she involved in the partners' machinations, or is she as guileless as Eric? Can he trust her? And more importantly, will he survive long enough to find out?



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Book Details:



Book Title: The Nomad's Premonition (Book #2) by Georges Benay

Category: Adult Fiction, 240 pages

Genre: Thriller, mystery/suspense

Publisher: Story Merchant Books

Release date: April 28, 2017

Tour dates: August 14 to Sept 15, 2017

Content Rating: PG-13 (some violence, a couple of swear words - minimal)



Book Description:



​Eric Martin is desperate to forget his past, one that almost cost him his future.



Working in Paris as deputy head of a bank's internal security department, Eric notices a high-speed trader's uncanny ability to predict extremely profitable trades. Even though there's nothing illegal about the activity, he knows the trader's success is more than just luck.



But, no one believes him. Armed only with a handful of data and a powerful instinct, Eric searches for the mysterious trader on his own. He suspects that a predictive algorithm has fallen into the wrong hands.



​Eric sets off for Istanbul to find answers promised to him by an informant. He finds an unlikely ally in Interpol agent Stephanie Brule. With Interpol wanting him back in Paris and out of the way, Eric's quest is also hampered by the sudden appearance of his ex-lover, a boss he's not sure he can trust, and a terrorist who always seems one step ahead.



​Will Eric put an end, once and for all, to the nightmare that began when he accepted a job that was too good to be true? Or will his need for revenge and justice lead him deeper into a treacherous world he has no way of escaping?





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Meet the Author:








Georges Benay is a former international banker who is now working as a Toronto-based writer and award-winning photographer. He is the author of two novels, including The Nomad's Premonition and a collection of short stories. His award winning pictures have been featured in several magazines and book covers.



Connect with the author: Website ~ Photography Website ~ Twitter


Interview with Author Georges Benay

Which was the hardest character to write? The easiest?

Interestingly, it's my protagonist that gives me the most trouble. You see, Eric Martin is a successful investment banker so it goes without saying that he is driven, borderline arrogant, used to winning at high end poker, and a tad too confident in his abilities to resolve any issue that is thrown at him. The problem is that, in my novels, Eric finds himself in life-threatening situations that he is ill equipped to deal with. My dilemma with Eric as a character is that I really want him to succeed but I do not want him to turn into this super hero a la James Bond where he suddenly takes the mantle of superman. There's a line in the book that best describes my challenge with my protagonist: "You're a bloody banker, for God's sake. The last time I checked, banking was not a contact sport!"
On the other hand all my female characters come to me easily. They are typically, strong, highly intelligent, and intuitive. I love them all.

Where do you get inspiration for your stories?

I wish I knew. I wish I had a deep well full of ideas or a set formula I could go to whenever I need a new story. My ideas come to me in waves at odd moments; while driving my car, in the middle of the night, or even in the middle of a tennis match! Inspiration is like creativity, without notice it takes you where it wants you to go. You just have to be ready to seize the moment with a computer or a piece of paper.

If you could put yourself as a character in your book, who would you be?

No one really. That will take all the fun out of it. I write fiction. If I wanted to write about myself, I guess I'd write a memoir.

How long have you been writing?

All my life would be the right answer if you consider, essays, poetry, business proposals, reports and speeches as part of my writing life experience. When it comes to short stories and novels, the bug hit me hard about ten years ago and I've not stopped writing since then.

What is your next project?

Another Eric Martin novel. I'd like to finish writing the Nomad trilogy. Does anyone out there have any ideas for a new adventure for our hero? If you do please send them to me. I'd be most grateful.

What is the last great book you've read?

The Road by Cormac McCarthy. It's so dark, so scary, and oh so poetic.

If you’re a mom writer, how do you balance your time?
That's an easy one. I'm a dad!
What is your writing schedule
I try to write a chapter a week. At least that's my objective, but I don't always achieve it. The subject matter, my mood at the time of writing, and my daily preoccupations have a definite influence of how much writing I get down in a week.  







BOOK TOUR SCHEDULE:

Aug 14 - Library of Clean Reads - review of Nomad on the Run / giveaway

Aug 15 - Olio by Marilyn - review of Nomad on the Run / interview / giveaway

Aug 16 - Essentially Italian - review of Nomad on the Run / giveaway

Aug 17 - Gabriel's Wharf - review of Nomad on the Run

Aug 18 - Northernmsw - review of Nomad on the Run

Aug 21 - The All Night Library - review of Nomad on the Run / guest post

Aug 22 - Hall Ways - book spotlight / interview / giveaway

Aug 23 - T's Stuff - book spotlight / interview / giveaway

Aug 24 - Gabriel's Wharf - review of The Nomad's Premonition

Aug 25 - The Book Drealms - book spotlight / giveaway

Aug 28 - The All Night Library - review of The Nomad's Premonition

Aug 29 - Essentially Italian - review of The Nomad's Premonition / giveaway

Aug 30 - #redhead.with.book - review of The Nomad's Premonition / giveaway

Aug 31 - Olio by Marilyn - review of The Nomad's Premonition / giveaway

Sept 1 - Northernmsw - review of The Nomad's Premonition

Sept 4 - Bound 4 Escape - review of Nomad on the Run / giveaway

Sept 5 - Literary Flits - review of The Nomad's Premonition / giveaway

Sept 6 - Working Mommy Journal - review of The Nomad's Premonition / giveaway

Sept 7 - Mystery Suspense Reviews - review of The Nomad's Premonition

Sept 8 - Bound 4 Escape - review of The Nomad's Premonition / giveaway

Sept 11 - Mystery Suspense Reviews - guest post

Sept 12 - Rockin' Book Reviews - review of Nomad on the Run / giveaway

Sept 14 - Library of Clean Reads - review of The Nomad's Premonition / giveaway

Sept 15 - Rockin' Book Reviews - review of The Nomad's Premonition / giveaway


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6 comments:

  1. I read recently that successful bankers, business types etc. display certain psychotic traits such as the lack of empathy, difficulty in social situations, need for control, egotism. Any comments Georges?

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    1. All I can say is that we can find these "psychotic traits" in all walks of life. The successful athlete, the famous artist, the great novelist, the movie star have all one thing in common--- an unyielding belief in their abilities, otherwise they will not succeed in their endeavors. Unfortunately most investment bankers can be borderline arrogant about their abilities and that may make them less likely to be liked. My protagonist,Eric Martin is an investment banker who possesses many fine qualities and I'll let you find out for yourself what they are.

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    2. Thank you Georges & best of luck with the release!

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  2. This sounds like an exciting book and series. My foster mother was from Morocco and I'm curious to know if you've visited there yourself, either through your work as an international banker or photographer?

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  3. Excellent post! I really enjoyed reading the interview and learning more about this book! This book sounds like such an interesting and intriguing read! Looking forward to checking it out!

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