Sunday, June 12, 2011

PARTY 'TIL YOUR HEELS (Errr...I mean...Boots) FLY OFF: MEGA AUTHOR BLOG HOP TOUR (JUNE 13-20)




TOUR RULES:

1)  HAVE FUN!!!

2)  INVITE ALL OF YOUR FRIENDS!!! SPREAD THE WORD!!!

3)  THIS TOUR STARTS:  Monday, June 13, at Midnight (Arizona Time)
      THIS TOUR ENDS: Monday, June 20, at Midnight (Arizona Time)
      Winners will be drawn and posted June 21st! *** 

4)  MEET AND MINGLE WITH ALL THE AUTHORS! EXPERIENCE A NEW PARTY DESTINATION AT EVERY STOP! PARTICIPATE IN EVERY BLOG CONTEST AND BE ENTERED FOR CHANCES TO WIN MULTIPLE PRIZES! EVERY BLOG VISITED IS ANOTHER OPPORTUNITY TO WIN!!

5)  PARTICIPATION AT ALL BLOGS IS RECOMMENDED, BUT NOT REQUIRED. REMEMBER, THE MORE BLOGS YOU HOP, THE BETTER YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING PRIZES. EVERY AUTHOR IS WAITING TO MEET AND INTERACT WITH YOU, SO PLEASE BE SURE TO SHOW EVERY AUTHOR SOME LOVE!

6)  DID I MENTION TO HAVE FUN?  WHOO! HOO!! HERE WE GOOOOOOOOOOOO!

***Authors have full discretion to choose an alternate winner in the event any winner fails to claim their prize(s) within 72 hours of their name being posted or after notification of  win, whichever comes first. Anyone who participates in this blog hop tour is subject to these rules***


You think you're a wiseguy?

So welcome to my very first blog tour / blog party.  Setting up for this tour has been a really fun experience.  Each of the wonderful bloggers on this tour are putting together some great themes for their blogs.  Mine, as you can probably tell, is a mafia initiation.  So grab a candle, grab a gun, a glass of your favorite Italian red and let's get this party started!


What is a party without door prizes you ask?


Well I will be giving away 5 ebooks of my debut novel entitled For Nothing.  AND as a GRAND-PRIZE one free SIGNED print copy! Take a look at it here:

Synopsis:

Undercover cop Alex Vaughn goes deeper than ever into the organized crime family of Buffalo, NY. Motivated by justice and revenge, he seeks out the assassin that laid his friend Jack low.

Professional killer Rafael Rontego traverses the deadly politics of Buffalo’s mafia underbelly. In a city whose winter can be just as deadly as those wielding power, Rontego tries to stay ahead of the game.

Their two worlds collide in this epic thriller that takes the reader on a search for self, justice, and truth.


How do you win?  

It's easy!  All you have to do is "Follow" this blog and leave a comment saying, "I swear by oath and blood!"  Then you are initiated.  Follow that up with a "Like" on my fan page and re-post the same quote and you will be entered into the raffle.  Once you do those two small things, you are in!  I will randomly select five people to receive a free ebook from those that enter the raffle! 


If you post the oath on my Facebook, follow me on Twitter (with a mention about me and For Nothing), Follow and post the oath on my blog,  and post the oath on my Goodreads, you will be entered for the GRAND PRIZE signed COPY.


So what are you waiting for? 


1) Follow the blog
2) Swear the oath on my comment section below!
3) Like my facebook fan page:  The link is HERE
4) Post your oath there too!
5) Follow my Goodreads and post the oath HERE
6) Follow and mention my twitter: @NICHOLASDENMON


Then you will officially be members of the For Nothing Fan Club as well as entered in my raffle to win a free ebook!

The Initiation
     Sonne knelt before the old gangster.  His heart raced as the man eyed him from behind his weather beaten visage.   His face was old, but his eyes had the look of  power.  The look of a power older than even him.  Sonne clenched his fist to squeeze the tremble from his fingers.

The man spoke, and his voice boomed  over the half dozen men assembled.  They wore black hoods but Sonne recognized several of them by the eyes gazing out from beneath the coverings.  He looked on one set as old man Aldo continued.  "We must ask again, Sonne, do you wish to enter into this thing of ours?"

Sonne swallowed hard but as he locked onto the eyes of his father, he knew there was only one answer.  

"I do."

Aldo lifted his hands and Sonne couldn't help but be reminded of the old priests in his neighborhood church.  "Repeat after me, Sonne Pieri."  The old man continued in Italian,  "Io, Sonne, voglio entrare in questa organizzazione per proteggere la mia famiglia e per proteggere I miei amici"

Sonne repeated the words, going over the translation in his head, "I, Sonne, want to enter into this organization to protect my family and to protect all my friends."

Aldo nodded his head in approval, but still Sonne looked for the tell-tale twinkle from his father's eyes before he sighed in relief.  It was almost done. 

Aldo came forward and asked, "Which finger do you use to pull the trigger?"

Sonne held up the finger on his right hand.  

Aldo took a small knife and pressed the steel into the flesh of his finger drawing a small bubble of dark liquid.  
Sonne didn't flinch and saw the twinkle again in his father's eyes, as he came forward and knelt next to him.

His father was his compare for the final part of the initiation.   

Sonne felt his heart slow as his father settled in next to him.  Sonne cupped his hands before him as Aldo held up a card with the Ciancetta patron saint, their saint from the old country, from back in Sicily.  Aldo muttered something Sonne couldn't hear, and crumpled the card in Sonne's hand.  He then took a match, struck it, and began to light the corners of the card creating a small ball of fire in his hands.  

Sonne heard his words come out of his mouth of their own volition.  Commanded by the winds of fate.  ""As burns this saint, so will burn my soul. I enter alive and I will have to get out dead."

His father spoke next to him, "Come in alive, go out dead."
With that, Aldo and Sonne's father pressed Sonne's hands together, extinguishing the flame.  Aldo grabbed Sonne's hands and lifted him to his feet.  The old man kissed him once on each cheek, smiled and said, "Welcome.  Welcome to this thing of ours."
 


MAKE SURE TO GO TO THE NEXT BLOG PARTY BEING HOSTED BY Sandra Nachlinger - BBQ PICNIC!!!! - http://iousex.blogspot.com/   I hear she has a GREAT PARTY planned!!! 

17 comments:

  1. Whoever gets that book is super lucky =)
    GOOD LUCK with your tour!

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  2. GFC Shannon Johnson
    "I swear by oath and blood!"
    FB Shannon Johnson and oath sworn!!
    goodreads Shannon Johnson message sent with oath sworn!!
    follow on twitter IandSsmom
    shannonjean14(at)gmail(dot)com

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  3. "I swear by oath and blood!"
    On facebook (Kristina Haecker) I posted on your fan page and on your good reads, and found and mentioned you on twitter!
    Your book sounds great! :)

    kristinaleigh1@hotmail.com

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  4. "I swear by the oath and blood" I love your blog!! LOL :)))

    Bella;))))

    coastiecolellas@hotmail.com

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  5. "I SWEAR BY OATH AND BLOOD"
    I want your book! lol.
    Tiffany Falick-Facebook
    Tiffany Falick-Goodreads
    tfalick-twitter
    tfalick(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  6. "I swear by oath and blood!"
    Pick Me! Pick Me!
    Renee Bennett - Facebook
    Renee Bennett - Goodreads

    reneebennett35@yahoo.com

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  7. "I swear by oath and blood"
    Great blog!
    Posted on facebook too
    skpetal at hotmail dot com

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  8. I swear by oath and blood!

    Love your blog. casper131979@hotmail.com

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  9. I swear by oath and blood!

    Posted on Facebook as Leticha Brewster, on Goodreads as Tich, on Twitter as momof5beauties

    Love this blog
    Kandlekraze@yahoo.com

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  10. I swear (even tho I was taught not to) by oath and blood (eww)

    kym
    krykym(at)fullchannel.net

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  11. "I swear by oath and blood!"
    (hopped over to FB and became a fan on GoodReads)

    Love discovering all these awesome books to add to my To Be Read list!!

    sydneytwimum@gmail.com

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  12. "I swear by oath and blood!"
    I`m already a follower, but great to be back!
    you`re already on my FB. Heading to check Twitter and goodreads ;)
    heltondexter@yahoo.com

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  13. wow first guy who knows how to partteeeee !!! with oath and blood of course lol ;) I already follow you ! over at facebook heaven !! WOuld love to read your book !! and your blog is certainly growing !! kat
    kittee_cat@bigpond.com

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