Friday, November 21, 2014

Olympus Confidential Blog Tour! (+$ 50 Amazon GC Giveaway)

Title: Olympus Confidential
Author: Robert B. Warren
Series: Plato Jones #2
Pages: 372
Date Published: November 6th, 2014
Publisher: Dragonfairy Press
Format: Paperback
Genre: Fantasy
Source: Goddess Fish Blog Tours 
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Synopsis:
When a band of super-powered humans stirs up trouble in New Olympia, Zeus knows just who to call. Wisecracking private investigator Plato Jones is used to cleaning up the gods' messes. But this might be his most dangerous case yet, placing him deep behind enemy lines, in Tartarus Maximum Security Penitentiary. After infiltrating the enemy's organization, Plato inches closer to the truth. But he learns a hard lesson along the way: to defeat a villain, he might have to become one himself.
~Try an Excerpt!~
Herc and I were meeting up for drinks. Our pal Geno had planned to join us, but got sidelined by a sudden case of worms—a common health problem among satyrs. I decided to make up for his absence by drinking twice as much.

The sacrifices I make in the name of friendship.

No less than a dozen paparazzi loitered near the bar’s entrance, a sign that Herc had already arrived.  

As always, Napoleon, the minotaur bouncer, kept the parasites at bay. He had been allowed to keep his job after the change in ownership. I was glad. The place wouldn’t have been the same without him.

As I neared the entrance, a paparazzo began snapping pictures of me. 

“Plato, over here!” one of them exclaimed. “Think you and Aphrodite will ever get back together?”

At the mention of the Love Goddess’s name, the other photographers turned their cameras on me. They bombarded me with questions about her and me.

“Are you still in love with her?”

“Is she as kinky as they say?”

“Is it true you two have a secret love child?”

I ignored them and stepped up to the door. Napoleon nodded.

“Evening, Plato,” he said. “How’s it going?”

“Ask me in an hour.”

Napoleon returned the minotaur equivalent of a grin. It looked more like a grimace. He opened the door for me. None of the so-called journalists attempted to follow me inside. They were a lot of things—pushy, obnoxious, disrespectful—but stupid was not one of them.

The bar was filled to capacity—a fifty-fifty mix of humans and nonhumans. “I’ll See You in My Dreams” by Giant poured from unseen speakers, barely rising above the rich hum of many conversations going on at once.

All the usual suspects were present. Most greeted me with waves or hellos. One of the longtime regulars, a steelworker named Mitch, gave me a hearty slap on the back and called me an asshole.

Yep. We were one big, happy bar family.

Hercules, the half-human son of Zeus, was having a beer at the bar. One of the most powerful beings in existence, he had performed countless acts of heroism over a life that spanned several millennia. His ferocity, honor, and cunning were the stuff of legend. Most people regarded him as the world’s first superhero.


To me, he was just Herc, my best friend and a cheapskate extraordinaire.
~Meet Robert!~ 
A fan of thrillers, fantasy, and science fiction, Robert B. Warren has been writing stories ever since he could hold a pencil. In 2009, he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and creative writing from the University of Alabama. He currently lives in the south.




Robert is giving away a $50 Amazon giftcard to a randomly drawn commentor on the tour! In addition, 15 other winners will get their choice of books 1 or 2 in the Plato Jones series!
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7 comments:

  1. Hi Robert! Glad to have you on the blog today! How are you doing :)

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  2. Thank you so much for having me! I'm extremely excited about Olympus Confidential! I hope everyone enjoys reading it as much as I did writing it!

    Robert B. Warren

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  3. Great excerpt! Olympus Confidential looks like a fun book!

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  4. Thanks again for having me! This has been a fantastic experience!

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