Wednesday, 12 December 2012

VBT - Book Feature - Covert Dreams by Michael Meyer



COVERT DREAMS
By Michael Meyer

Genre: Suspense/thriller/mystery

Synopsis:

            Imagine waking up remembering intimate details about a country in which you have never traveled and fluently speaking a language that you have never spoken. B.J. is living the ideal life. He has a great wife, a wonderful job. And yet he is experiencing life-like vivid dreams of Munich, a city he has never visited.

Stan Halsey is a professor in
Saudi Arabia, who sends for his wife to join him. She arrives, and, in the blink of an eye, she vanishes, leaving no trace of ever being alive in either the United States or in Saudi Arabia
.
COVERT DREAMS is a fast-paced international suspense thriller that moves from
Munich to the burning sands of Saudi Arabia. What is real, and who is responsible for the terrifying nightmare?


Excerpt:

The Munich all around her was bustling with activity. She could hear it from all directions. Munich was a wonderful city, a fun-loving place, the live and let live ebullience of the city emanating from its every nook and cranny. She had had a lovely stay here. All of it had been so adventurous, so new, so unlike life back home in Arizona. She could vividly recall the first time she had ventured into a Munich beer garden, where the liter mugs had been so huge that she had had to lift hers with both hands, and the giggles, from him, until he too had had to use both hands.

The fumbling noises he had been making came to an abrupt halt. He began stroking her cheek again. Gus looked so happy, so young, so full of life. It was so hard to imagine that he could be so heavily involved in all this horror.

Gus smiled at her once more. His eyes were soft, so gentle, so caring, so loving.

Maybe this was some kind of huge mistake. Maybe he wasn't going to kill her after all. Maybe everything would turn out happily ever after. Maybe. Maybe. Maybe.

But then suddenly she saw it clearly. It was no fairy tale. There would be no maybe. This was real, as real as the mixture of sadness and fear that now flooded her brain.

And then she died, with her eyes wide open, challenging, piercing his to the end.


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Author bio:

I have resided in and have visited many places in the world, all of which have contributed in some way to my own published writing. I have literally traveled throughout the world, on numerous occasions. I have lived in Finland, Germany, Thailand, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Saudi Arabia, where COVERT DREAMS is set. I gained the wanderlust to see the world, to experience other cultures, at an early age, and this desire has never left me. If anything, it has only gained in intensity as I have aged. I try to travel internationally at least once a year. In the interim, I spend lots of time traveling around both my home state of California and other nearby states.
            I spent my early years in the small town of Lone Pine, California, the home of almost every western movie, in addition to a wide variety of other genres, made in the 30’s, 40’s, 50’s, and 60’s. In fact, Hollywood still films parts of big-time movies there today. My dad, the town’s lifeguard at the time, personally knew John Wayne, Lloyd Bridges, and Lee Marvin, all of whom came to the town’s pool, the Memorial Plunge, at times to cool off after a hectic day of working in the sun. I was even an extra in a movie filmed there in 1957, MONOLITH MONSTERS, a B-cult favorite even today. I was ten years old at the time. Even though I resided in a small town hours from the big city, I was exposed to the excitement of action and heroes at a formative age, and, thus, my interest in writing novels of suspense such as COVERT DREAMS was born.
            As a recent retiree from a forty-year career as a professor of writing, I now live in Southern California wine country with my wife, Kitty, and our two other cats. 

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Why not visit some of the other blogs on Michael Meyer's tours? Some have interviews with the author himself.

November 18 - Introduction at VBT Cafe' Blog
November 20 - Interviewed at Mass Musings interview attached
November 23 - Interviewed at Library Mosaic
November 26 - Guest Blogging at Cindy Vine's Blog
November 28 - Interviewed at Reviews & Interviews interview attached
November 30 - Book Feature & Excerpt at The Writing World
December 4 - Review & interviewed at Central Bargain Giveaways
December 6 - Book Feature & Excerpt at Thrice The Mischief, Three Times The Love
December 6 - Guest Blogging at My World
December 8 - Guest Blogging at Lori's Reading Corner
December 8 - Reviewed at A Book Lover's Library

December 10 - Review & Interview at Read It All Book Reviews
December 12 - Book Feature & Excerpt at Bookalicious Travel Addict
December 14 - Book Feature & Excerpt at The Stuff of Success