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The Killer Series   by J L Hill  is on virtual book tour. The crime fiction stops at Readeropolis with an author interview. ...

The Killer Series by J L Hill is on virtual book tour.

The crime fiction stops at Readeropolis with an author interview.

Be sure to enter for a chance to win the giveaway for a $25 Amazon GC or a swag pack (1 winner each) and follow the Silver Dagger book tour (for other dates see the link at the bottom of the post).

What inspired you to write this book?
The whole Killer Series came about because I grew up in New York City with gangs and mobsters. They were everywhere, in the news, in the neighborhood, in your family. Often, when somebody ends up on the news as a big time criminal you hear, “I never knew he was into that! He was such a nice guy.”

It got me into thinking, “You never really know where true criminals come from.” People always think they just pop up from nowhere. Most start their life of crime at an early age and grow into the monsters we later know. However, there is always another side to them, the good family man, and the quiet kept-to-himself type. For years, the Mafia operated in this shadow world. Street gangs operated with an opposite set of rules, making their power known in the neighborhood. Gang leaders as they grow in strength use their gang to shield them from the law and prying eyes. I wanted to show how the two were not so different.

How did you come up with the title for your first book?
The title, Killer With A Heart, came as I was nearly finished writing it. The original title was Bulletproof, the alias that Morris Johnson picks up early in the story. Near the end, Nicky Nails makes a statement reprimanding Morris on his decision to take on the Russian mob, and that’s when I said that’s the title of the novel and the series became the Killer Series. So, the title was given to me by Nicky Nails Rocci.

Are the characters based off real people or did they all come entirely from your imagination?
In the writing of crime novels, you cannot use actual people. You take the personalities of many people you might know and those you read or hear about to build the individuals in the novels. The characters are not exactly based on any individual but architypes that I have known all my life. I have known people who were mafioso, gangsters and wannabes. Growing up in New York you hang out with many different people, and what we used say on the corner, “You have a hundred friends who will get you into jail, but not one who can get you out.”

What did you edit out of this book?
I had to change Maria’s age, a major character in Killer With A Heart. She is Mojo’s girlfriend. Originally, she was sixteen. Due to the sexual scenes and the explicit way they are described I had to make her eighteen. It was either change her age or everything I wrote about the love affair or it would have been considered pornography. I guess I didn’t edit out the sex, in other places I edited out the age of those involved.

Who designed your book covers?
I design my book covers and the covers for some of the other books I publish. I have received many compliments on the covers. I also use a graphic artist and some of my authors have covers designed by companies they hired.

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Killer With a Heart
Killer Series Book 1
by J L Hill
Genre: Adult Crime Fiction

Explore the workings of criminal masterminds in Killer With A Heart, a captivating action and suspense novel. In this heart-pounding tale, you will be taken to the feisty and intriguing world of the mafia. Discover the exhilarating turn of events as gangs struggle to rise up to power, a mafia boss craves for a beautiful sexy firebrand and an upcoming mob war unleashes hell’s fire on the streets of New York. An intoxicating must-read that will keep you hanging on the edges of your seats, this work features a dark, dangerous and deviant setting in which everything is not what it seems.
A raw in your face story of teenage love, lust, murder, and revenge set in the Bronx in the early seventies, where the cold business world of organize crime melds with the brutality of street gang warlords that ignites a winner takes all battle for underworld control.
Nicky ‘Nails’ Rocci’s gang is thick as thieves, but stealing mob money leads to murder. However, failing to kill Morris ‘Mojo’ Johnson is a costly mistake for the Banoa family that adds to Morris’ mystique.

Maria Marino is a bewitching beauty, a sexy firebrand that has captured the heart of the feared warlord, Morris.

Joey Banoa’s lust for Maria, Morris Johnson’s desire for vengeance, and Nicky’s aspirations to lead his gang to the top of the criminal scene will ignite a mob war and unleash Hellfire on the streets of New York.

Mafia Book Portrays the Deviant Face of Sex, Drugs and Violence. With an eclectic blend of romance, deception and seduction set in the elusive and complicated world of mob rule, this story leads one out of the complacency of ignorance and sets awareness on what truly goes on in an unconventional world, where money, power, and vengeance become the ultimate dictator of human survival. Employing a fascinating set of diverse characters, this story reflects how interracial influences come into play in a setting where connections and alliances are put on high regard. This work shows how people of different backgrounds can come together for a common goal, demonstrating how they forge a true friendship at a time when interracial relations were taboo.

Killer With Three Heads
Killer Series Book 2

Killer With Three Heads is the second book in the Killer series. Bulletproof Morris ‘Mojo’ Johnson returns to New York as John Morrison after a 10 years’ absence to find the people responsible for kidnapping his daughter, Maria. He had been recruited by the NSA to train commandoes to fight the War on Drugs in Columbia. Will what he’d been doing in the past decade cost the life of his little girl?
The Rocci Family is the most powerful Mafia family in New York and Nicky ‘Nails’ is about to replace his father as the head of the New York Mafia. His ties to the street gangs are strong and even though he hasn’t seen Morris in four years, since he disappeared in Columbia in 1980, the two are still thick as thieves.
Nicky’s power is being challenged by the Chicago Mafia who is trying to split the New York families and take control. Against Nicky wishes, Mojo has sent gang members to set up shop in Chicago, a move that threatens both the New York and Chicago Mafia. The pair knows FBI agent, Tom Green, is behind the kidnapping of Maria, they don’t know if Tom Green is working for the Chicago mob or the Government, as both would benefit.
Where Killer With A Heart took you into the dark world of organize crime and street gangs, this story takes the reader around the world to the very seats of power in Caribbean, Aruba and the Bahamas; into Columbia, Venezuela, the Baltic, Afghanistan and Egypt; and here in the U.S.A. - New York, Chicago, and Washington D.C.
Killer With Three Heads is an explosive, sexy, world-wind thriller that keep you wondering how far is too far. What kind of people would start a war with the most dangerous man alive? What will Bulletproof 'Mojo' Johnson do to get his daughter back safely? And what will happen if he doesn’t?

Get a 10% discount on ANY Rock Hill Publishing ebook direct from the publisher!
Enter the exclusive discount code KSBT6719 (not case sensitive)
at the website HERE

A native New Yorker, born and raised in the Bronx, James L Hill spent his adolescence years in Fort Apache, the South Bronx 41st precinct during the 60’s, a time when you needed to have a gang to go to the store. Raised on blues, soul, and rock and roll gave him the heart of a flower child. Educated by the turmoil of Vietnam, Civil Rights, and the Sexual Revolution turned James into a gladiator. Realizing the precariousness of life, he took on an adventurous outlook trying anything once, and if it did not kill him, maybe twice.

12 years of Catholic education and a couple of years in college spread between wild drug induce euphoric years, which did not kill him, produced an unique moral compass that swings in any direction it wants. A scientific mind and a spirit that nothing is impossible if you want it bad enough guides his writings. He enjoys traveling to new places and seeing what life has to offer.
With little other interest outside the bedroom, and still a hopeless insomniac, he is free to pound out plots. Killer With A Heart is the first in a series for Bulletproof Morris ‘Mojo’ Johnson and Killer With Three Heads continues the saga. James writes crime stories (as J L Hill) and science fictions, with a slant on the dark side of life. He recently penned, The Emerald Lady, the first in the fantasy Gem Stones Series is coming soon.

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  1. Sounds interesting. Thanks for hosting.

    1. You are welcome. Thanks for stopping by. These are a unique stories, the third book should be out later this year. Take advantage of the special discount and have a very enjoyable and exciting summer.

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    1. Thank you I designed them myself. Book 1 cover is very dear to my heart, I know both of the models intimately.

  3. Yikes, the man on the cover takes his toys to bed with him. Thanks for the giveaway!

    1. Which toys the ones in his hands, or the one in his arms. Thanks for the feedback.

  4. Best of luck with the books and book tour! I included the tour in the Monday, Jun. 17, 2019 edition of The BookTube Your Shelf Daily Reader:

    1. Thank you for your support. I truly appreciate all that you are doing for me and the other authors. This business of writing is both the most rewarding thing I have ever done, and the most frustrating business to be in. But I love writing.

  5. I think guy themed books are probably an under served market and so this is probably a good idea. I like the covers.

    1. They are. The perception is guys don't read. To some extent, women make up the majority of the novel market. So to write a book that is male oriented is a difficult sell. But I write with enough in the story to satisfy both genders. Because stories should be universal.

  6. It really seems exciting and Thrilling ! I cant wait to read :)

  7. Thanks. It will not disappoint. Take advantage of the special offer and have a great summer reading the Killer Series.

  8. I like the first book cover the best. Looks like a super gripping read!

  9. The covers look interesting.


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