Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Blurb Blitz: Friend of the Devil by Mark Spivak

Congratulations to Darby, winner of the tour prize and to Queen of All She Reads, the host winner.

Goddess Fish Promotions is organizing a Virtual Blurb Blitz Tour for Friend of the Devil by Mark Spivak, a Culinary Thriller available now from Black Opal Books. The tour will run July 11, 2016 to August 5, 2016 , and this tour will not include interviews or guest blogs; however, a blurb, excerpt and author bio will be provided to every host for inclusion on their blog. A PDF copy of the book is available for review.

Mark will be awarding a $20 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour, and a $20 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn host.

In 1990 some critics believe that America’s most celebrated chef, Joseph Soderini di Avenzano, sold his soul to the Devil to achieve culinary greatness. Whether he is actually Bocuse or Beelzebub, Avenzano is approaching the 25th anniversary of his glittering Palm Beach restaurant, Chateau de la Mer, patterned after the Michelin-starred palaces of Europe.

Journalist David Fox arrives in Palm Beach to interview the chef for a story on the restaurant’s silver jubilee. He quickly becomes involved with Chateau de la Mer’s hostess, unwittingly transforming himself into a romantic rival of Avenzano. The chef invites Fox to winter in Florida and write his authorized biography. David gradually becomes sucked into the restaurant’s vortex: shipments of cocaine coming up from the Caribbean; the Mafia connections and unexplained murder of the chef’s original partner; the chef’s ravenous ex-wives, swirling in the background like a hidden coven. As his lover plots the demise of the chef, Fox tries to sort out hallucination and reality while Avenzano treats him like a feline’s catnip-stuffed toy.

July 11: Straight from the Library
July 12: The Certifiable Wenches
July 13: Am Kinda Busy Reading!
July 14: Edgar's Books
July 15: Rogue's Angels
July 18: Lilly's Book World - cancelled
July 19: Amethyst Blue - cancelled
July 20: Deal Sharing Aunt
July 21: The Book Return
July 22: Sharing Links and Wisdom
July 25: The Book Review
July 26: T's Stuff
July 27: The Silver Dagger Scriptorium
July 28: Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer
July 29: This and That Book Blog
August 1: Queen of All She Reads
August 1: jbiggarblog
August 2: Stormy Nights Reviewing and Bloggin'
August 3: Harlie's Books
August 4: Author C.A.Milson
August 4: Fabulous and Brunette
August 5: fundinmental