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Thursday, February 20, 2020

Guest Post: Seeley James - DEATH AND BETRAYAL

Death and Betrayal by Seeley James Banner

Good day, my bookish peeps. Have you ever wondered about an author's writing habits or quirks? Some authors will only write by longhand and only use certain types of pens, others will write only using typewriters. Some authors may only write in the mornings and others may prefer the evening hours. Today, Seeley James, author of the Sabel Security Thriller Series, including the latest release Death and Betrayal stops by and answers one burning question of mine about writing quirks, namely if he has any writing quirks. Thank you, Mr. James, for stopping by and sharing with us.


What are my writing quirks?

My writing quirks revolve around my view, which forces me to become a chair hopper. Throughout the course of a day, I make multiple moves. I start out sitting in a standard desk chair at my desk and using my desktop computer with a view of my garden outside my office window. My first move of the day is to the glass-top table on my patio with the slingback captain’s chair. Oddly, this is the best chair I own in terms of butt and back support. I often sit outside for hours because I enjoy a view of the pool and many hummingbirds around my fountain. In the winter, and yes we do have winter in Phoenix, I bring that chair inside and use a different writing surface in my office with a view of the desert on the north side of my home. Later in the day, I move back to my desk, now raising the keyboard and monitors using a hydraulic standing desk my children gave me for this past Christmas. Some evenings, I move to the living room and work using my laptop and a lap desk while sitting on a sofa. On some occasions, I like to visit a coffee shop in a crowded urban setting and watch people walk by. Changing the view changes my perspective. Sometimes a scene gets a complete rewrite when I change my real world view.




Death and Betrayal

by Seeley James

on Tour February 17 - March 20, 2020



Synopsis:
Death and Betrayal by Seeley James


Jacob Stearne, ex-Army Ranger and current Sabel Security operative, is about to propose to his girl when he discovers that "next generation" weapons are being shipped to our enemies. Some factions in the US government ask him to find the perpetrators while others work to make sure he fails. His intended fiancé does not understand his disappearance and he can't give an explanation. When Jacob sets out to expose the billionaire intending to auction off national secrets, he is fired, expelled, and hunted by the government that once awarded him medals. If he ever wants to return to his homeland, he must insert himself into the dangerous world of technology smugglers. It's a place where only the aggressive and ruthless survive. In the cutthroat world of modern-day pirates, every breath he takes may be his last. He must ask himself, can he outsmart the most corrupt billionaires in history before democracy is destroyed? Can he lose the woman he loves to save the nation?



Book Details:


Genre: Thriller
Published by: Machined Media
Publication Date: February 18th 2020
Number of Pages: 300
ISBN: 978-1-7333467-2-6
Series: Sabel Security Thriller #8
Purchase Links: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | Goodreads




Author Bio:


Seeley James
Seeley James' near-death experiences range from talking a jealous husband into putting the gun down to spinning out on an icy freeway in heavy traffic without touching anything. His resume ranges from washing dishes to global technology management. His personal life ranges from homeless at 17, adopting a 3-year-old at 19, getting married at 37, fathering his last child at 43, hiking the Grand Canyon Rim-to-Rim at 59, and taking the occasional nap.

Seeley's writing career began with humble beginnings including publishing short stories in The Battered Suitcase leading to being awarded a Medallion from the Book Readers Appreciation Group. Seeley is best known for his Sabel Security series of thrillers featuring athlete and heiress Pia Sabel and her bodyguard and operative, veteran Jacob Stearne. One of them kicks ass and the other talks to the wrong god.

Seeley's love of creativity began at an early age, growing up at Frank Lloyd Wright's School of Architecture in Arizona and Wisconsin. He carried his imagination first into a successful career in computer technology sales and marketing, and then to his real love: fiction.


Catch Up With Seeley James On:


SeeleyJames.com, Instagram,Twitter, Goodreads, BookBub, & Facebook!


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2 comments:

  1. I am the same way with my reading. I like to move around and my favorite place to read is either by or in the pool, however, with winter, I have to wait patiently for the pool to be opened.

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  2. You must get a lot of exercise then if you move around so much. =) Thanks for stopping by!

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