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AUTHOR Q&A ft @Owlworks | ARTICLE 15 Book Tour and $50 Amazon/BN GC #Giveaway | @GoddessFish Promotions Presents #Mystery

Goddess Fish Promotions has organized a Virtual Book Tour for ARTICLE 15  by M.T. Bass. The mystery is available now from Electron Alle...


Goddess Fish Promotions has organized a Virtual Book Tour for ARTICLE 15  by M.T. Bass. The mystery is available now from Electron Alley Publications.

M.T. Bass will be awarding a $50 Amazon or Barnes and Noble GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.

Click on the tour banner to see the other stops on the tour. Be sure to follow the tour and comment; the more you comment, the better your chances of winning.


Article 15
by M.T. Bass


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GENRE:   Mystery


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BLURB:


“She was one in a million…and the day I met her I should have bought a lottery ticket instead.”

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Griffith Crowe, the "fixer" for a Chicago law firm, falls for his current assignment, Helena Nicholson, the beautiful heir of a Tech Sector venture capitalist who perished in a helicopter crash leaving her half a billion dollars, a Learjet 31, and unsavory suspicions about her father's death. As he investigates, the ex-Navy SEAL crosses swords with Helena’s step-brother, the Pentagon’s Highlands Forum, and an All-Star bad guy somebody has hired to stop him. When Griff finds himself on the wrong side of an arrest warrant he wonders: Is he a player or being played?


Lawyers and Lovers and Guns…Oh, my!


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EXCERPT:

The low, almost husky yet honey smooth female voice poured seductively over Griff and blanked his mind as he turned into the pilot’s lounge. Though dimly lit, as they all were to facilitate napping, her red dress glowed like a hearth, yet she still wore her sunglasses as she studied her iPhone’s screen, slouching and sitting askew in one of the La-Z-Boy recliners with her legs crossed. Griff’s eye was drawn to the slow but rhythmic bounce of her stiletto heel. Predator had become prey. She took off her Jackie Ohhs, looked Griff up and down, then took a deep breath.

“Mmmm…tall, dark and dangerous…just the way I like them.”

Griff locked onto her blue-gray eyes and surrendered. He leaned against the door jam. His inside voice taunted, No plan survives contact with the enemy.

“I couldn’t help but notice Lance’s Escalade on the ramp. He is a conniving bastard, isn’t he? Of course, he is a lawyer, but he does excel at it. Not to mention the unseemly delight he takes in it.”

“Always has,” Griff said. “As long as I’ve known him.”

“Then, you really shouldn’t be surprised.”

Griff smiled, realizing it wasn’t Mayor Daley’s fault that he was still on the ground in Chicago. “Name’s Griff.”

“Yes. I know.”

He waited, his face an implacable facade, one molded and hammered into place on the Coronado Beach while enduring BUD/S training. “You got a name? Or will you answer to minx or vixen?”

“Hmmm…you like the ‘X’ words. I prefer Helena.”

“So…how long will we be playing Three Card Monte with modern art…Helena?

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AUTHOR Interview:


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

I was actually researching a completely different book called Jungleland, which takes place in the civil war years of Congo in the early 1960s. The government was so corrupt that people referred to a mythical section of the country’s constitution, Article 15, which basically gave everybody permission to “get it while you can.” Plus it fit in perfectly with the Article 15 hearings of the military justice system.

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

There are basically two ways to go with book covers.  One is to make sure your book looks exactly like every other book in your genre. You know, like how every romance book has a shot of some guy’s six-pack abs on it.  The other is to come up with a visual theme that is unique for your books which helps to brand you as an author. I studied my favorite writers, like Kurt Vonnegut, Carl Hiaasen, and Joseph Heller.  You look at their covers and know exactly who wrote the book. So, I came up with a tri-panel cover design to #1) mark my territory; and #2) make the titles very easy to read as tiny icons on Amazon.

Who is your favorite character from your book and why?

In this story, Griff’s lawyer, Johnny aka E.J. Leonard—as in Elmore John Leonard.  He is basically a tribute to the creator of Justified, one of my all time favorite stories. It does give me pause…

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

You’ll find most all of Griff’s flying sequences scattered about in my pilot log book. 

What other books are similar to your own? What makes them alike?

I joke that if John Grisham, E.L. James and Vince Flynn got together and collaborated on a novel, it would be Article 15. But the truth is that the story hearkens back to a series of movies in the eighties and nineties that featured strong, sensual and willful women with an evil bent:  Body Heat, The Last Seduction and Basic Instinct. I still get chills at the arousal of fear, lust and loathing Kathleen Turner, Linda Fiorentino and Sharon Stone stir up in the dark corners of my soul. 

Do you have any unique talents or hobbies?

Some how, some way I seem to have a talent, above all else, for getting things done.

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


Book Listing on Website

Retail Author Pages



What can we expect from you in the future?

I’m about a third of the way into my next story, Jungleland, which is a sequel to my very first book, My Brother’s Keeper, and finds Hawk in Congo flying against Simba rebels during their civil war in the early Sixties. I also have ideas for the fourth installment in my Murder by Munchausen series and the next Griffith Crowe story.

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AUTHOR Bio and Links:



M.T. Bass is a scribbler of fiction who holds fast to the notion that while victors may get to write history, novelists get to write/right reality. He lives, writes, flies and makes music in Mudcat Falls, USA.

Born in Athens, Ohio, M.T. Bass grew up in St. Louis, Missouri. He graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University, majoring in English and Philosophy, then worked in the private sector (where they expect “results”) mainly in the Aerospace & Defense manufacturing market. During those years, Bass continued to write fiction. He is the author of eight novels: My Brother’s Keeper, Crossroads, In the Black, Somethin’ for Nothin’, Murder by Munchausen, The Darknet (Murder by Munchausen Mystery #2), The Invisible Mind (Murder by Munchausen Mystery #3) and Article 15. His writing spans various genres, including Mystery, Adventure, Romance, Black Comedy and TechnoThrillers. A Commercial Pilot and Certified Flight Instructor, airplanes and pilots are featured in many of his stories. Bass currently lives on the shores of Lake Erie near Lorain, Ohio.



M.T. Bass Author Links
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/owlworks/
Twitter:  https://twitter.com/Owlworks

Article 15 Purchase Links
Author Web Site Info Page: https://mtbassauthor.wordpress.com/scribblings/article-15-griffith-crowe-1/

Amazon:  TBA July 24, 2019
Kobo:  TBA


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GIVEAWAY:

M.T. Bass will be awarding a $50 Amazon or Barnes and Noble GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.
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10 comments

  1. I appreciate getting to hear about your book. Thank you for sharing!

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  2. Thanks for having Readeropolis as a stop on my Article 15 Blog Tour.

    I had a lot of fun with the Q&A.

    ~Mudcat

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    1. It's my pleasure! Best of luck with the book and book tour. I included the tour in the Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019 edition of The BookTube Your Shelf Daily Reader: https://paper.li/Readeropolis/1517059010#/

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  3. Very interesting read!! I can't wait!

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  4. I enjoyed the excerpt, and am looking forward to reading the book.

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  5. Thank you for sharing this interview

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