Friday, September 19, 2014

The Orange Moon Affair by AFN Clark (Spotlight, Excerpt and GIVEAWAY) GFT








The Orange Moon Affair (a Thomas Gunn Thriller)
by AFN Clark

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BLURB:

Thomas Gunn (ex-Special Forces) and his partner Julie are running for their lives. Who are they running from? And why? It all starts when Thomas decides to investigate the mysterious murder of his billionaire industrialist father. He’s shocked when his every move is blocked, especially by top levels of the UK government. But when his attempts to track down an elusive American business partner of his father’s turn lethal, he and Julie become moving targets, racing to outwit those who clearly want them dead. The danger rapidly escalates when Thomas is reluctantly compelled back into working for British Military Intelligence, exposing an international conspiracy that puts the freedom of the western world at grave risk.

But who are these ruthless conspirators that wield such unimaginable power? How are they connected to his father? And what dark secrets from the past will Thomas uncover in his relentless quest for the truth? This action-packed thriller spans the UK, USA and Europe and keeps you guessing to the very last page!


The Orange Moon Affair  and The Jonas Trust Deception, the second in the series, have been hailed by the San Francisco Book Review as “fast-paced books you won't want to put down and you won't want them to finish." Available from Amazon (ebook and paperback).




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EXCERPT




After an hour throwing the helicopter through the narrow canyons and rocky gorges, I could feel my strength and concentration ebbing slowly away. But that seemed inconsequential in the surreal experience that was the excuse for reality.

Julie massaged her temples, and when she spoke her speech was slow and slurred. I knew she was concussed and slipping into shock.

By ‘red-lining’ the helicopter’s engines I could force more speed, but as the sun came up the temperature would rise and everything could go very wrong very quickly.

But there was no choice.

I inched up the collective, dropped the nose and advanced the throttle a touch, watching the gauges creep towards the danger zone.

Waves of nausea blurred my vision, so I used the only tool I had to sharpen my mind.

Pain.

By wriggling in the seat I could press against the wound in my lower abdomen, not too much, but enough pain to sting my sagging consciousness into wakeful concentration. Now was not the time to sink into peaceful, blissful oblivion. I had a precious cargo to deliver, a woman I loved more than my own life.

At any other time, flying low level through the desert canyons as the sun rose above the horizon would have been an extraordinary experience. One of those almost vivid adventures that stays in the memory forever. But I wanted this experience to be over as soon as possible.

Every part of my body and soul willed the airstrip into view….

Then I saw the FIM-92 Stinger ground-to-air missile spearing up towards us from a far ridge.


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AUTHOR Bio and Links:


 AFN Clarke is a full-time author, screenwriter, the son of a British MI6 operative, former officer in Britain's elite Parachute Regiment, pilot, sailor, racecar driver and father of four who's lived in Hong Kong, India, Libya, Iran, Europe, the UK, USA, and Australia. He's written seven books of fiction and his bestselling memoir, CONTACT, was serialized in a British newspaper and made into an award-winning BBCTV film.

This rich background allows Clarke to bring his own unique and eye opening experiences to his latest Thomas Gunn thriller series that are fast-paced, thought provoking and frighteningly real and have captured the imagination of readers world-wide. As he says: "For me, good books are a great way to shut out every day life, suspend normal ways of thinking, and allow yourself to be captivated by another world. That’s what I continually strive to deliver to my readers."

Books include: The Orange Moon Affair and The Jonas Trust Deception (Thomas Gunn thrillers), Contact, An Unquiet American, Dry Tortugas, Dreams from the Death Age and Armageddon (The Book of Baker Satire Series), Collisions, with more coming soon. Available from Amazon; coming soon to Nook, iBooks, and Kobo.

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27 comments:

  1. This series looks great, I would love to read the books!

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    1. They do sound exciting, don't they? Thank you for visiting Lavender!

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  2. Sounds good!! Great to see a male author on your site!!--Rae

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    1. It is, isn't it, Rae! Sadly, only about 5% of my guests or features are for male authors...but that is slowly changing. Thanks for visiting!

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    2. I'm glad that's slowly changing, but good books are good books no matter who writes them ..... and vice versa too of course ..... as the author of the Thomas Gunn thriller series I want to thank you for your comments and stopping by and if you choose to read my books I sincerely hope you enjoy reading them as much as I am enjoying writing them. Thanks for the opportunity to meet you all :) AFN Clarke

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  3. My goodness, this excerpt is so exciting. What a great sounding story.

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    1. I agree! Thank you for taking the time to visit, Jane!

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    2. Glad you like it! Makes my day - thanks for your interest and hope you decide to read more. Good luck with the giveaway :) AFN Clarke

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  4. I must check out this series, want to learn what happens with Thomas!

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    1. Sounds like a great idea, Enrique, hope you enjoy it. Thanks for dropping by!

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    2. Really appreciate your interest! Thomas Gunn is close to my heart and when I'm writing I live his life every day in my mind, which can be a bit tough on my wife as you can imagine! She often wonders who she is really talking to. Hope you enjoy the series if you decide to follow up and please let me know.

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    1. Glad you enjoyed it, Elena. I appreciate you visiting and leaving a comment!

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    2. Glad you like it, I try to keep my readers intrigued as much as I can :) AFN Clarke (author)

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    1. Glad you think so, bn. Thank you for visiting!

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    2. Thanks for stopping by and for taking the time to read my excerpt, really appreciate it!

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  7. Sorry I haven't been able to check in and chat with everyone who has taken the time to read my excerpt and leave a comment - but as I am in Australia, when I am asleep all of you in the US, UK, Europe etc are up and about and doing your day - so I got online as soon as I could and just want to thank you all for the fabulous comments, and for stopping by and taking the time to read about the Thomas Gunn thriller series.

    I have loved writing it and hope to continue the series for many more books to come - it's always a challenge developing the main characters over time, but Thomas seems to have a life of his own and takes me by the hand and pulls me along so I just hold on and try to keep up :)

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    1. No worries, I am always fascinated that you folks are on the next day from me! It sounds like you have had quite an exciting life and it probably gives texture to your stories that not many can contribute. Thanks to you and your dad for your service and good luck on the tour!

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  8. I loved the excerpt and the books sounds like something I will get and even share with my hubby. Ever since he had his cataracts fixed, he's been back to reading and this sounds like a book he might like too.

    I have to say I was even more impressed when I kept reading and came to your bio. That's a heck of a resume. You've done some serious traveling. Sounds fun.

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    1. Glad your hubby is back to reading...I dread the day when I have to deal with cataracts. Glad you enjoyed it and thanks so much for taking the time to visit!

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    1. Isn't it impressive? Thanks for visiting, Mary!

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  10. Great excerpt, looking forward to reading this book!

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