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Goddess Fish Promotions has organized a Virtual Book Tour for DECEPTION by Samuel Jay, a mystery/romance available now from Samuel Jay Publ...

Goddess Fish Promotions has organized a Virtual Book Tour for DECEPTION by Samuel Jay, a mystery/romance available now from Samuel Jay Publishing.

The book will be free during the tour.

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

by Samuel Jay


GENRE:   Mystery/Romance



Lieutenant Jack Morro has just days to go before being sent home from the war in Vietnam. But after inadvertently learning of evidence of a conspiracy involving his captain, he is hit by the captain’s ‘friendly fire’ in the midst of battle. He is left for dead but is only wounded, captured by the Viet Cong, and imprisoned. When Jack is reported killed in action, his fiancĂ©, Diane – a rising New York journalist – plunges into alcoholism. A media giant named Vidal helps her recover, and Diane falls in love with him. But Vidal has secrets – including a connection to Jack’s supposed ‘death.’

However, Jack is alive, and after a year of imprisonment, he manages to escape. But he comes home to find Diane married to Vidal and his life still in peril from the information he learned in Vietnam.

Vidal, Jack, and Diane find themselves wrapped in a web of romance, deceit, and danger – and none of them will escape unscathed.



Manhattan, November 1971

Standing in the men’s department at Macy’s, Diane Gannon smiled as she enthusiastically fingered her way through layers of folded sweaters to find one for her fiancĂ©, Jack, who’d soon be coming home from the war in Vietnam. Alongside her was future mother-in-law, Grace Morro, also smiling as she held a shopping bag in both hands. Out in the center aisle, heel-clicking women shoppers marched along on their way to Ladies’, some of them peeling off near Diane and Grace into other rows and racks of men’s clothes. Brightening the scene, broad paths of sunlight flowed through the large windows on Seventh Avenue, revealing rows of appealing merchandise as saleswomen stood behind glass counters, chatting with customers or placing clothes in gift boxes.

Diane stood in low heels, wearing a brown suede jacket over a white sweater and black slacks, her dark, reddish hair pulled back in a ponytail, her sculptured face of fair skin and striking eyes heightened by a cleft in her chin. Holding up a light blue sweater by its shoulders, she looked over at Grace and said, “What do you think, Mom? Wouldn’t this look great on Jack?”

Wearing a gray overcoat open down the middle, Grace nodded. “Yes, it would. It really would, but I can’t stop feeling nervous about him. Him still over there. Won’t stop ’til he’s home. Two years of worrying. Sorry, hon.”

Diane lowered the sweater and arched her eyebrows at Grace. “Thirty-five more days and all our worries will be gone! He’ll be home just before Christmas!”

Grace nodded. “Meantime, he’s still over there, in the fighting.”



To  Readeropolis:

My intended audience is wide since the book has very little boundaries -- except I would say young ages.

I came up with the title to reflect the theme and storyline -- 'Deception' because that is the focus of the book.

Cover design comes from my artist, Carol Mealy, and David Jensen, who submitted several possibilities before we chose the cover with some changes in color and placement.  We went with it after several choices.

My favorite character is Lieutenant Jack Morro after his escape from prison in Vietnam.  He's stunned by what he finds (he was thought to be dead or in prison.)

My least favorite character is media giant Vidal, who has a secret bind with Jack's suspected death.
My love of reading came from my mother early on.

I expect to continue novel writing after I promote this third novel, which has just been released.
Readers can help by letting friends know about the book.  Word-of-mouth does it all.

My advice for other writers is to read Writer's Digest monthly and to follow their advice as well as contacts they provide.

Thank you.
Samuel Jay


AUTHOR Bio and Links:

The author and his wife, Joan, live in Hunterdon County, NJ. As a public relations professional he and his firm successfully handled major public issue campaigns, including raising $68 million to build Liberty Science Center, now the nation’s fourth largest hands-on science museum. He is also president of a family-owned water utility. Deception is his third novel. His website is, and he welcomes speaking invitations and correspondence via



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