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Author Q&A + eBook #Giveaway | THE JAKE BERNSTEIN FBI SERIES by Donna Del Oro | @GoddessFish Presents Romantic Suspense

Goddess Fish Promotions has organized a Virtual Book Tour for The Jake Bernstein FBI series by Donna Del Oro, a romantic suspense available ...

Goddess Fish Promotions has organized a Virtual Book Tour for The Jake Bernstein FBI series by Donna Del Oro, a romantic suspense available now from The Wild Rose Press.

Be sure to follow the tour and comment; the more you comment, the better your chances of winning. The tour dates can be found by clicking the banner or at the bottom of the post.

The Jake Bernstein FBI series
by Donna Del Oro


GENRE:   Romantic Suspense



A riveting blend of romantic thriller, mystery and WWII espionage that spans sixty years of lies. England’s secret service agency MI5 recruits Jewish-American FBI analyst Jake Bernstein to go undercover and investigate an elderly, naturalized American grandmother, suspected of being a notorious Nazi spy wanted for war crimes during WWII. Jake runs into a series of complications: This spy knows a secret that could endanger the British royal family; Jake’s attraction to the old woman’s beautiful granddaughter; a ruthless and violent Irish neo-Nazi group is tracking him; and a clever, cagey old lady stands in the way of justice. His priority shifts from finding the evidence to staying alive!



Breakfast in the hotel dining room was to be served at 7 a.m.. Next stop: Cardiff, the capital of Wales, then their ferry ride to Ireland. He’d finally looked over the itinerary. The motor coach would be leaving that afternoon, after a tour and lunch in Bath. A quick perusal of the day’s agenda showed him they had the afternoon free to wander around Bath and do some shopping. Maybe he could invite Meg and her grandmother to spend some time with him.
Still drowsy with sleep, he looked over at the pillow next to his. Visualizing Meg lying there, her lush hair with all its variegated blonde hues fanned out, stirred him. The erection he’d awakened with grew harder; not surprising, he thought, considering his celibacy of late. Strictly his choice, despite the offers tossed his way.
The opportunities had been there and he’d ignored them, stubborn man that he was.  Even late last night, when the two New Jersey sisters had called and invited him to a private party in Hank’s room. He’d declined tactfully.
At thirty-two years old, he found himself holding out for more.  
Stupid fool, he scolded himself. Or as the Brits would say, sodding wanker!  Or something to that effect. He should learn to take it when it was offered to him on a platter, free of charge.  All he had to do was be nice to a girl for a few hours, promise to call her, and then…
Ah, but as Grandpa Nate would say, “nussing is free in dis vorld”.
Dreams of Meg had plagued him—rather entertained him—all night. Even now, recalling how her small, plump breasts bounced up and down while she ran alongside him, how her long ponytail swung back and forth, filled him with unbridled lust. The one time they’d stopped at the Roman ruins, they’d let their arms brush together. Neither had pulled away. Just that light touch had flooded his insides with longing. She appeared to feel the same.  She’d flushed to the roots of her hair and after that, had touched him in some small way every chance she got. Each touch was electric, sizzling!
What he liked about her was her total lack of coyness or flirtatiousness. Meg was straightforward, without guile; she wasn’t playing games. He could read the honesty in her face when she told him about her breakup with the ex-fiancé and her distrust of men and their empty promises and vows. All lies, she’d mused with just a hint of bitterness. She’d finally come to accept the reality of men.
Or some men, she’d amended, adding quickly that she’d apologize if she was offending him. No, he’d said; I agree with you. Most men lie through their teeth. It’s a guy thing.
That admission had elicited a small, rueful laugh from both of them. And she’d let her arm brush his again, as if to reassure him. He was different, she was saying.
No, I’m not, he’d wanted to say. I’m a liar, an impostor. And you’re going to hate me when this is all over.



Who is your intended audience and why should they read your book?

My audience consists of astute readers who like clever, complex plots with their romance novels. My romantic suspense novels require an educated reader who is drawn to complexity and depth.

How did you come up with the title of your book or series?

The first book in the series, A BODYGUARD OF LIES, is based on a quote by Winston Churchill. I kept the word “lies” in the subsequent titles: LIES IN WAIT, WHERE DANGER LIES—and the 4th book’s tentative title, WHAT LIES WITHIN.

Tell us a little bit about your cover art. Who designed it? Why did you go with that particular image/artwork?

The book covers are designed by the art team at The Wild Rose Press. They like to put an image of their hero/heroine on their covers.

Who is your favorite character from your book and why?

The hero of my FBI series, Special Agent Jake Bernstein, is brave, intelligent, a talented linguist, a former Navy SEAL, and in sum, a complex man. I like him very much! He’s my ideal man. Why did I write this series from a man’s POV? Most of the books I read are written by men, so I feel very comfortable writing from a man’s POV although I’m a heterosexual female. I like a man’s pragmatic, unsentimental view of the world. At least, that’s Jake’s world view.

How about your least favorite character? What makes them less appealing to you?

In LIES IN WAIT, the least favorite characters are, of course, the callous jihadis who want to kill people in the very country that has given them refuge.

If you could change ONE thing about your novel, what would it be? Why?

There’s nothing in any of the FBI novels I would change. I’m very pleased with how they turned out.

Give us an interesting fun fact or a few about your book or series:

About the Delphi Bloodline series (clairvoyant artist Athena Butler finds her gift both a curse and a blessing), I visited several psychic readers, took an ESP Workshop and did lots of research into ESP. The research was fascinating!

Do you have any unique talents or hobbies?

I like to sing in a women’s barbershop chorus, which has won several medals. When I’m not writing or singing, my husband and I love to travel.

How can we contact you or find out more about your books?

Please visit me at:
FB/Author Donna Del Oro

What can we expect from you in the future?

Book Two in the Delphi Bloodline series, ATHENA’S FEARS.

Do you have any tips for readers or advice for other writers trying to get published?

The old saying, Authors are writers who never gave up. Don’t give up!

Is there anything else you’d like to say?

Thanks for hosting me!


AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Donna is a retired high school English teacher and is finally able to fulfill her dream of writing fiction. She lives in Northern California with her husband and three cats. When she’s not writing novels, she’s singing with the Sacramento Valley Chorus or traveling with her husband. Life is good and she feels very blessed.

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This tour is featuring the Jake Bernstein FBI Series LIES IN WAIT, Book Two of the FBI series will be out January 4, 2017, and the 3rd book will be attached a few months after.

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Donna Del Oro will be awarding winner's choice of ebook or print copy of A BODYGUARD OF LIES (print - US only) to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.

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Get carried away with love!