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Author Interview ft Terry Ambrose | THE SCENT OF WAIKIKI Book Tour | GREAT ESCAPES BOOK TOURS Presents #CozyMystery

THE SCENT OF WAIKIKI (Trouble in Paradise, #9) by Terry Ambrose is on book tour with Great Escape Virtual Book Tours and stops at Readeropo...

THE SCENT OF WAIKIKI (Trouble in Paradise, #9) by Terry Ambrose is on book tour with Great Escape Virtual Book Tours and stops at Readeropolis with a character interview.


What do you feel most passionately about?

Like my characters, I feel passionately about injustice. From politics to the legal system to the social dynamics of entire societies, there’s plenty of injustice to go around. I can’t do anything about those big topics, but I can create a world that lets readers escape those larger issues and visit a place where right wins in the end.

What annoys you? What makes you laugh? 

I’m annoyed by bullies. I suppose that’s one reason the bullies always suffer in my books. Kids make me laugh because so many of them are uninhibited and say the darnedest things (those of a “certain age” may remember the old Art Linkletter interviews called “Kids Say the Darnedest Things.”)

What is the best thing that ever happened to you? The worst? 

The best thing was probably getting laid off from Washington Water Power back in the late eighties along with more than a hundred other employees. Because of that, I found a much better job in Northern California, which eventually led me to writing. The worst thing was hearing my mother had had a stroke that left her partially paralyzed.

What early event shaped you the most? 

My mother read to me when I was young. She was quite upset when I told her once that I didn’t remember her reading to me, but knew she must have done it because of my love for books.

What is the one word you would use to define yourself? What is the one word others would use to define you? 

I would define myself as “positive.” And if I’m going to keep this clean, I’d say others would describe me as “determined.”

What is your motto? 

My motto is “always push yourself to be better.” This translates into so many parts of my life. On a personal level, this means trying to become stronger even as I grow older. In my writing, it means making each book better than the one before. And overall, I’m a strong believer in working on those improvements every single day.

What do you consider your greatest achievement? 

Hands down, that would have to be my marriage of nearly forty years. In an age when four in ten couples wind up in divorce, forty years seems almost unbelievable. So compared to that, writing a book is a walk in the park. 

About the Book

Cozy Mystery 
9th in Series 
Satori (July 19, 2018) 
Print Length: 330 pages
ASIN: B07CZ3B389

Honolulu landlord Wilson McKenna can smell a scam from across the room. So when one of his tenants loses everything in a work-at-home scam involving a new perfume, he’s shocked. With his wedding just weeks away, McKenna has to make a tough decision. Does he evict a woman who’s down on her luck? Or take time out from wedding planning to help his tenant?

Turning the case over to his PI-in-training friend Chance Logan seems like the perfect solution—until Chance tells McKenna he needs a wingman for a visit to fragrance entrepreneur Skye Pilkington-Winchester. McKenna’s sure he can keep everyone happy by helping Chance this one time. But nothing is ever as easy as it seems, and soon McKenna’s up to his board shorts in hot water. His tenant’s simple fragrance scam might involve industrial espionage, Skye’s assistant is murdered, and McKenna’s bride-to-be accuses him of having cold feet.

As McKenna and Chance dig deeper, it seems so much of what they’re being told doesn’t pass the sniff test. And the only way to get his life back is to find the dead girl’s missing boyfriend, unmask a killer, and finish up in time for the wedding. Other than that, it’s just another day in paradise.

About the Author

Terry Ambrose is a former skip tracer who tracked down deadbeats for a living. He’s long since turned his talents to writing mysteries and thrillers. Several of his books have been award finalists and in 2014 his thriller, “Con Game,” won the San Diego Book Awards for Best Action-Thriller. He likes cool photography, funny mysteries, and finding the oddest things while walking on the beach.

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  August 1 - Island Confidential – SPOTLIGHT 
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  August 7 – The Montana Bookaholic – CHARACTER GUEST POST 

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  1. Thank you for the interview Terry Ambrose and the information on his new book "THE SCENT OF WAIKIKI". Appreciate your being part of the book tour with Great Escape Virtual Book Tours.

    Can't wait for the opportunity to read this book.
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

    1. Thanks for following along, Kay! Good luck in the contest!

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    1. It's my pleasure! Best of luck with the book and book tour! I've included the tour in the Monday, Aug. 06, 2018 edition of The Cozy Mystery Weekly Reader: