Tuesday – Anything Possible – Treachery & Triumph Tour #RRBC

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I am very happy to welcome my good friend John Fioravanti to Fiction Favorites. He is on tour and stopping on my site today. John the post is yours.

TREACHERY & TRIUMPH BLOG TOUR:
Nonnie Returns To Genesis – Episode 3

GIVEAWAYS:
(Leave a comment each day to be entered to win one of these prizes)

(1) $10 Amazon Gift Card
(2) $5 Amazon Gift Cards
(2) ebook copy of “TREACHERY & TRIUMPH.”

GRAND GIVEAWAY:
Anyone who purchases a copy of “TREACHERY & TRIUMPH” and sends to me a copy of the purchase receipt to jfinwat@gmail.com, and leaves a comment along the tour, will get their name entered into a drawing for a $25 Amazon gift card! One entry for each book that is purchased, whether in e-book or paperback format. Purchases must take place between 2/28 – 3/05/2016. If you’ve already purchased one of the books, then feel free to gift a friend, just for the chance to win!! Spend a little, and you could win a lot!!! If you leave a review on Amazon, you will earn a second entry for this prize. Reviews must be posted between 2/29/16 and 3/29/16.

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EPISODE 3

 

Several months ago, renowned interviewer and author, Nonnie Jules, accompanied author, John Fioravanti to planet Genesis seven centuries into the future. Dr. John, as he’s called on Genesis, possesses unusual teleportation powers, which he uses to travel through time and space. He can travel with another person just by laying his hand upon them.

Yesterday, we witnessed a meeting between Nonnie, John and Andra Ursla, Earther Ambassador to Genesis. Nonnie expressed an interest in learning more about what makes Marco Rossini tick, so she thought a chat with his lead security agent might enlighten her further.

Our intrepid pair disappeared from the Earther Embassy and reappeared on the sidewalk outside the Campus Café – just across the university campus from Marco’s residence.

(Nonnie takes in a deep breath as she orients herself and releases John’s arm. John leaves her side, peeks into the Café window, nods, and returns to his friend.)

John:  “He’s in there, Nonnie. Are you okay or do you need another minute?”

 Nonnie: “I’m fine. Believe it or not, I think I’m getting used to popping in and out of thin air. Let’s go in… ugh… it’s too hot and humid out here!”

 (John opens the door for her and follows her inside. Nonnie spots the waitress that served them on their last visit and flags her down, whereupon the waitress gives out a whoop and almost runs to meet her.)

Nonnie:  “Suzie! How’s my baby?”

 (The two hug each other briefly and Suzie steps away)

Suzie:  “Oh, Mrs. Jules, I’m just so happy to see you again! Please, come and meet a friend of mine.”

 (Suzie leads them to a corner booth on the far side of the café. Enroute, Nonnie stops to say hello to every person she passes. When she arrives, she finds another man greeting John and Suzie.)

Suzie:  “Ted Gallo, this is Mrs. Jules – a very special lady and good friend of Dr. John.”

 (Before Ted can respond, Nonnie steps forward and offers her hand.)

Nonnie: “Hello Captain Gallo, I’m Nonnie!” (turning to Suzie) “How did you know we came to see the captain?”

 Suzie: (Grinning at John) “Let’s call it female intuition, shall we? Can I get coffee for everyone?”

 (All three agree. Ted slides into the seat he occupied before their arrival and John slides in beside him. Nonnie takes the seat opposite the two men.)

John:  “Nonnie, are you sure about the coffee? You know, if Marlena finds out…”

 Nonnie: (Cuts him off in mid-sentence somewhat annoyed.) “I’m sure!” (Turns to address Ted Gallo with a sweet smile.) “You know, Captain, there’s something about that man (Points at John) that makes me want coffee every time we meet… he just unnerves me!”

 (John stifles a laugh while Ted looks from one to the other clearly amused.)

Ted:  “Nonnie, I’m really pleased that Dr. John asked me to meet you. I understand you’re a writer. I’ve never met a published author before, so I’m honored. And please call me Ted.”

 Nonnie:  “John and I had a meeting with Marco last year, and then I heard about the explosion on the hybrid Battlecruiser that almost killed him. I know that you’re in charge of his security, so I wanted to meet you. Say, why aren’t you with Marco right now?”

 Ted:  “My day off, Nonnie. James Drury takes over lead and we bring another man in when I’m off. I’m very happy to meet you too. Marco speaks warmly about his meeting with you two last year. I’m curious… why do you want to talk to me?”

 (Suzie arrives with their coffee, Nonnie thanks her and she leaves to attend to other customers. Nonnie lifts her cup, inhales the rich aroma, and closes her eyes in thanksgiving.)

Nonnie:  “I just adore the smell of fresh coffee!”

 (She looks at Ted and ignores John who’s grinning and wagging his finger at her disapprovingly.)

“Ted, you know the private Marco – the one the public doesn’t see. You accompanied him on Agamemnon on the return trip from Earth. Tell me, is he really okay or do you have concerns?”

 Ted: (chuckles)  “Yes, I have serious concerns!”

 Nonnie:  “Seriously? What do you mean?” Give it to me straight… no sugarcoatin!”

 Ted: (Grins at her) “I fear for the well-being of any Rouge thugs that might decide to attack him!”

 Nonnie:  “But he’s a former professor who almost got killed not so long ago. Why do you say that?”

 Ted:  (Looks at both Nonnie and John in turn and lowers his voice.)

“Our trip home from Earth took the better part of two weeks, and I worked out with Marco twice daily. We sparred – that’s hand-to-hand combat – for an hour each day. When I left the Marine Corps to join the Alpha Corps, I was the champion and head instructor for trainees. I had to use every bit of experience just to hold my own against Marco.”

 John: “Really! How can that be, Ted?”

 Ted:  “When I started this gig after the election, Marco asked me to train him on the sparring mat. His close friend, ArcGeneral Pat Conroy, had taught him a lot over the years, so I agreed to help him along. I smiled to myself the first time we faced each other. I wasn’t smiling for long! He was good. Now he’s faster, stronger and he has a warrior’s heart.”

 Nonnie:  “Now I understand why Andra is so impressed with him.”

 Ted:  “It’s a bit ironic, but as a security team, we’re confident that if we ever have to fight off attackers, Marco will have our backs! Security gigs get no better than this! Oh yes, and one more thing. Every couple of weeks his mother sends him a couple of boxes of baked goods from her oven. Marco tells us to help ourselves… oh my… can that lady bake!”

 Nonnie:  “Don’t you have a wife that bakes for you?”

 Ted:  “No, I don’t. Wish I did… but I don’t think there’s a woman out there who would put up with me and my lifestyle.”

 Nonnie:  “I’m sorry, I’m intruding into your private business…”

 Ted:  “I’m not offended.” (sighs and closes his eyes for a moment, opens them again and continues)

“Nonnie, there is someone. She’s an Alpha and I work with her quite often. She’s everything I could want in a woman, and she’d understand my work and the stresses, but…”

 Nonnie:  (Reaches across the table and pats his hand.) “You don’t think she’s attracted to you. You think she’d refuse you if you asked her out”.

 (Ted remains mute, but nods in agreement)

“What if you’re wrong? Think about it, Ted… maybe she likes you and is afraid of messing up your professional relationship. From where I’m sitting, you have everything to gain and only your loneliness to lose.”

 (Ted remains silent, lost in thought for another minute. He looks up at Nonnie and gives her a sad smile.)

Ted:  “Thanks, I’ll give your words a lot of thought.”

 John:  “Ted, I thank you for your time and the sharing you did with us today. We need to take our leave now. Nonnie, are you ready?”

 (Nonnie slides out of her seat and waits for John and Ted to slide out as well. Ted gives her a big hug and wishes them both well. John leads the way to the door, and Nonnie follows at a discreet distance, careful not to touch him. As they emerge onto the sidewalk outside, John turns to Nonnie.)

Nonnie:  “Before you whisk me off somewhere, I want to know…”

 (John smiles, says something about a surprise, takes her hand… and they’re gone!)

 

Be sure to tune in tomorrow for… whatever happens!

 

 

 

 

 

 
To follow John’s tour, please visit the 4WillsPub home page and click on the CURRENT EVENTS tab, which will take you directly to John’s blog tour page! Thanks for stopping by today!
CONTACT VIA:

Twitter: @JohnJFioravanti, @FioraBooks
Facebook: Fiora Books Company Page
Blogs: The Genesis Lounge & My Inspiration

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TRAILERS:

“THE GENESIS SAGA (Passion & Struggle + Treachery & Triumph)

“A PERSONAL JOURNEY TO THE HEART OF TEACHING”

“This tour sponsored by 4WillsPublishing.wordpress.com.”

72 comments

    1. Thanks for reblogging, Charles!

      1. Thank you from me too.

  1. Tell me I’m wrong but was the very first movie Bond girl (Ursula Andress) the inspiration for Admiral Andra Ursla ? 😛
    Great job of posting and hosting, John and John! 😀

    1. Thank you Jan for the visit. I am interested in the answer too.

    2. Good question, Jan – I’ll have to ask Kenneth Tam that question. Andra is a favourite character from his Equations novels among his readers. Thanks for stopping to say hello!

      1. Gee we need to wait, Jan. *taps foot*

      2. D’oh! lol oO 🙂

  2. Reblogged this on Don Massenzio's Blog and commented:
    Here is an author giveaway worth checking out from John Fiorvanti.

    1. Thanks for the reblog Don.

      1. You’re welcome

    2. Thank you very much for the reblog, Don – most appreciated!

  3. I feel honored to be included in such an adventurous trek! Thanks, John F for taking me along with you. Nothing like being transported from place to place via a simple touch! But I’m so tired already. #TooMuchAirTravel

    John H., thanks for being an awesome host!

    1. Well, Nonnie, I knew I’d never get you on a spaceship, so I decided to use my imagination instead! I’m happy you’re enjoying the trip!

      1. It is so much fun.

    2. Thanks for the visit Nonnie.

  4. Thanks for hosting this intergalactic, space-hopping couple, John! Imaginative writing, John!

    1. Thanks, Linda – it certainly was fun to create these interviews!

      1. Yes it is. Thanks Linda.

  5. Fascinating interview, as always 🙂

    1. Thanks a lot, Nicholas – glad you could stop by and say hello!

    2. Oh, look…it’s Nicholas! -_________________-

      1. Thanks Nicholas.

      2. The silent stalker 😀

    3. Thanks for stopping Nicholas.

      1. A pleasure, John 🙂

  6. Mr. John W. Howell, my very good friend and colleague – I am so honoured to be hosted on your great site today… (looking towards the bar) I think there’s a margarita there with my name on it! Thank you so much, John!!

    1. You mean that 3 gal bucket over there that has the engraving “To You Hoser?” Yes it’s yours.

      1. You mean the one beside the giant bucket that has your name on it?

      2. Yeah, that’s the one.

  7. Wonderful interview. Shared on FB. 🙂

    1. Thank you Tess.

      1. You are welcome, John. 😛

    2. Thank you very much, Tess – how kind to share!

      1. She is the best

  8. Another great post, John F. Thanks for hosting, John H.

    1. Thanks for coming by Michelle

    2. I appreciate your support, Michelle!

  9. You make a great partner, John.

    1. Thanks for stopping by!

  10. Shirley Harris-Slaughter · ·

    People come and go so quickly here! I feel like I’m in Oz. What an interesting tour stop. John F. and Nonnie Jules – the dynamic duo! John Howell thanks for having us over.

    1. Thanks for stopping. Did you get your cookie.

    2. Dynamic duo… hmmm… I think Nonnie is the dynamic one!

  11. Shirley Harris-Slaughter · ·

    What? A cookie? Did I miss something? Please elaborate. I’m LOL!!!!!

    1. Yeah, there was a whole plate of cookies by the door. I guess you missed them.

      1. You Hoser! You put those cookies out after I left this morning!

      2. Yup. I wanted to make sure there were some left for the visitors.

  12. Gwen Plano · ·

    Thank you, John F…for taking us on this fun tour! And, thank you John H, for hosting John F. Goodness, what would we do without last names!

    Anything Nonnie is amazing!

    1. Yes. Last names are important.

    2. Thanks, Gwen – no argument from me!

  13. John F, you sound like you’re having more fun than allowed! Run with it.

    Thanks for hosting, John H!

    1. Yes, Beem and thank you for the visit.

    2. You bet, Beem… that’s how I roll! Thanks for stopping by!

  14. Great blog tour, John! Thanks for sharing, John and John! 🙂

    1. Thanks Natalie for stopping by.

    2. Thanks, Natalie – I appreciate your support!

  15. Hey Fio, I love this post! I’m sorry I’m late to the party, but better late than never. Lol John, thank you for hosting. As always, I I have enjoyed visiting your blog. 😃

    1. Thanks Rhani. Always love having you here.

    2. Thanks very much, Rhani – I’m glad you did!

  16. How time runs! I find myself playing the catch up game right now. I didn’t know where the time went, but I will make it. I hope you are having fun John. It sure looks like it. :). Thank you John H.for hosting him.

    1. My pleasure. Thanks for stopping.

    2. Thanks, Joy – I’m having a great deal of fun!

  17. Can’t stop giggling at the RRBC banter… Great job! 😀

    1. It was a lot of fun to write, Bette – thanks for your support!

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