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Author Q&A ft Gareth Frank | THE MOMENT BETWEEN Book Tour | Goddess Fish Promotions Presents Psychological Thriller

Goddess Fish Promotions has organized a Virtual Book Tour for THE MOMENT BETWEEN by Gareth Frank, a psychological thriller is availa...




Goddess Fish Promotions has organized a Virtual Book Tour for THE MOMENT BETWEEN by Gareth Frank, a psychological thriller is available now from Three Women Press.

Gareth Frank will be awarding a $50 Amazon/BN GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter 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 by clicking the tour banner.




THE MOMENT BETWEEN

by Gareth Frank

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GENRE: Psychological Thriller

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BLURB:

After four years of mourning, Doctor Hackett Metzger is determined to stop letting his wife's death control his life. He is finally beginning to live again, but his recovery leads to an unexpected fight for his own survival and startling revelations about what happens to all of us in The Moment Between.

Hackett, a brilliant neurologist, is a skeptic. He doesn't believe he will one day be reunited with Jean, or dwell with God in heaven. What he does believe is that he should have seen the warning signs of her heart attack; he should have saved her. He also cannot accept the possibility that his clinical study of near death experiences could prove the existence of a conscious afterlife. When Hackett falls for the mother of a patient, grief finally begins to fade. But he has no idea his new love is hiding her dangerous past. Will Hackett's damaged spirit endure another heartbreak?

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EXCERPT:

The gravelly voice scratched Hackett’s memory, banging, scraping and popping just as it had that snowy night outside the hospital. Once again, he felt the force of the man’s knee on his neck. His heart pounded. He looked around the garage, thought first of finding a hammer or wrench on the work bench, but his eyes registered nothing within easy reach. He briefly thought of taking the man down with a chainsaw, as if he were in a scene from a Quentin Tarantino movie. He felt the uncomfortable hiccup of a laugh bubble up inside of him. Without thinking, he grabbed and felt a cool, wooden handle among the garden tools.

Careful not to make a noise he lifted the pitchfork up and stared at it. In that moment, Hackett thought about all the times he had cut into human flesh. He had seen blood, he had seen death, but as a doctor, he had always strived to save life, not take it. Now, holding the pitchfork, he tried to convince himself this would be no different. He watched his hand shake, like a ninety-year-old patient holding a coffee cup. Could he do this? He wasn’t so sure. Noise within the house drew Hackett’s attention.

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AUTHOR Interview:


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

The Moment Between is a psychological thriller for the adult audience, but it is more than a suspense novel. I like to say that it is a thinking person's thriller, because there is a lot of interesting detail about consciousness after death, neurology and even a touch of popular physics. All the while, it remains fast-paced and gripping. Jennifer Wilson of Reader Views says — "I could not put [The Moment Between] down. I read it in line at the grocery store, in the bathtub, while walking the dog. My social media friends thought I had dropped off the face of the earth. I lost some serious sleep telling myself, 'Just one more chapter'."

2. Who is your favorite character from your book and why?

I don't especially like the typical suspense heroes like Tom Cruise who are either way younger than me or never grow old, the kind of hero who has no problem beating the crap out of someone twice their size, and tends to be totally one dimensional. The main character of The Moment Between is Doctor Hackett Metzger, a brilliant neurologist who is also a little bit of an awkward nerd. He can at times be annoyingly confident and at other times pathetically shy and naive. I love his depth.

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

Journalist Judy Bachrach says that we are living in the time of Lazurus wherein modern medical resuscitation techniques have resulted in an ever-increasing number of people returning from death. The Moment Between signifies that instance between life and death, a moment in which the individual is freed from their body and also the constraints of time itself.

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

I love my cover. The Hercules moth has special significance for Hackett Metzger, the main character, because he and his late wife caught it on vacation in Indonesia. The moth and the shattered glass also tie into the ending of the book. Finally, any good cover should convey the genre of the novel. With a few splashes of blood, my cover does so in a simple and clear fashion. It was designed by J. Shan.

5. What can we expect from you in the future?

I am getting close to finishing my third novel. The working title, Torn Skin, is taken from the lyrics to a song written by the main character, a punk rockin, freight train hoppin loner who gained a measure of rock and roll fame in the nineties before losing everything in one day. Twenty years later, he encounters a mystic who literally saves the lives of those in need, but who has also become a lonely traveler. His past comes back to haunt them both.

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AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Gareth Frank is a former union organizer and administrator. He received a Master's Degree at the University of Wisconsin and later studied at the Writer’s Center in Bethesda, Maryland. The Moment Between is his first published novel. His short stories have been published in various journals and have been nominated for the Pushcart Prize as well as the Silver Pen Write Well Award.


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GIVEAWAY:

Gareth Frank will be awarding a $50 Amazon/BN GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.

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11 comments

  1. Sounds like an intriguing book. Thanks for the chance!

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  2. Thanks to Readeropolis for hosting. GARETH FRANK

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  3. Who is your favorite character from your book? Congrats on the release. Bernie Wallace BWallace1980(at)hotmail(d0t)com

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    1. I don't especially like the typical suspense heroes like Tom Cruise who are either way younger than me or never grow old, the kind of hero who has no problem beating the crap out of someone twice their size, and tends to be totally one dimensional. The main character of The Moment Between is Doctor Hackett Metzger, a brilliant neurologist who is also a little bit of an awkward nerd. He can at times be annoyingly confident and at other times pathetically shy and naive. I love his depth. GARETH FRANK

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  4. Great post and awesome giveaway - thanks for sharing :)

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  5. I am enjoying these tours and finding all the terrific books my family is enjoying reading. Thanks for bringing them to us and keep up the good work.

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  6. Great interview! this sounds really great

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