Interview with Frank A. Ruffolo

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Interview with Frank Ruffolo
1. Tell us a little bit about yourself.
I am semi-retired and started writing in 2007. My wife Christine and I are empty nesters and just celebrated or fortieth anniversary. I have two grown children and one grandson.
2. Who are your favorite authors?
I read all genres my favorite are Heinlein, Cussler, Baldacci, and CJ Box
3. Tell us a bit about your books.
My books are in three different genres Edgy Christian sci fi, Action adventure and Noir leaning murder mystery. My first, Gabriel’s Chalice was inspired by Luke 21:11 of the New Testament. The Trihedral of Chaos is an action adventure love story about terror attacks in the U.S. and the Jack Stenhouse Mysteries are crime murder mysteries.
4. If you could travel back in time to any place and period in the past where and when would you go?
It would be hard to choose which period either during the renaissance in Rome to be able to interact with geniuses like Galileo or Michelangelo or further back to Jerusalem to have a conversation with Jesus Christ.

5. What attracts you to writing in your genre?
I write in three as I have said. As diverse as they seem they are all intertwined. Faith based sci fi brings two diverse areas together for you cannot have science without God. It enables me to be more creative in making up places and people that really do not exist except with the voices in my head. Action adventure and murder mystery are similar for the protagonists are both looking for someone and trying to stop a future incident or bring evil doers to their just reward. Those areas are more constricted for there I try to be more realistic and true to current events but you could have murders on a distant planet or a foreign country.
6. Tell us a little about your books. I see you like to delve into many different genres.
Gabriel’s Chalice is pre apocalyptic Luke 21:11 describes what will happen when he returns there will be earthquakes and plagues and terrors in the sky and great signs. I took that as Volcanoes will start erupting all over the world together with plague outbreaks and God sends Archangel Gabriel with a message for all mankind.
The Trihedral of Chaos is a trilogy of love and hate. Three separate terror attack threaten the U.S. and my main protagonist must balance his love of family for his love of country. As a widower he meets a new love interest while being thrust into protecting his country.

Jack Stenhouse Mysteries follows a homicide detective form Fort Lauderdale to the Big Apple. Jack is a scoundrel. All of his failed marriages are due to his one vice strippers. His latest Girlfriend Diedre Lee aka Didi a woman with a name to match her attributes works the pole and a gentlemen’s club. Jack is not politically correct he likes his women like he likes his coffee, the bigger the cup the better. Jack must determine how beautiful women are dying from the bite from a Black mamba a snake only found in Africa. After moving to New York he becomes the new recruit in the First Precinct and with his partner must stop a serial killer that only strikes during the Feast of Saturnalia.

7. Are you planning to participate in any anthologies? Any hints about your story?
I have in the works to more sequels to Gabriel’s Chalice that expand that 1400 year into the future. I am researching another adventure about Radical Islam attacking the Pope with the help of the mafia and Jack will be back in more mysteries.
8. What do you like to do to relax?
I love Nascar was able to drive one at Homestead Raceway at 150 mph. I like gardening and target shooting.
9. What are you currently working on?
I am editing three books and writing three more and researching three more. All sequels. The second in the Chalice series takes place after the great judgement during the 1000 years of peace. Man abandons his faith and tampers with God’s universe causing an asteroid to speed on a collision course with Earth. The same Protagonist in the first book the Matteo family must find three keys to unlock the power of the Guardians of Earth the Archangels to destroy the asteroid. The Next installment Xanthe Terra takes place on a terraformed Mars where we learn how the original Martian civilization was destroyed and how that same thing is happening again and threatens Earth as well.

Jack is back trying to help stop an assassin form killing witnesses called to testify against a corrupt and scandalous President in my new mystery Blue Falcon and then in another A man thought dead in the 9/11 trade tower attack shows up at the Memorial Pool poisoned to death with a gold coin in his hand in the mystery 10048.
10. How can readers connect with you? Thru facebook and twitter @ruffoloauthor and my website www.frankaruffolo.com my books are available online at Barnes and Nobel and Amazon

Frank A. Ruffolo
Frank A. Ruffolo author of Gabriel’s Chalice, Trihedral of Chaos Series (The Crescent Star, The Falcon’s Canticle and Yellowcake), The Jack Stenhouse Mysteries
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Free! Now Through Wednesday – Bedeviled Book One.

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Bedeviled: Tales of the Macabre [Kindle Edition]

Cleve Sylcox , Dara Ratner Rochlin

From the depths of imagination these Macabre short stories and poems will take you on an emotional fright filled fun ride. Jack the Ripper, Vietnam, insanity of guilt, and the remorse of murder all are waiting for you.
Guilt – A mix of King and Poe as a man is driven insane by his burning desires.
The Drain – Confusion reigns as flood waters consume life and souls.
Darkness – Groundhog Day meets my favorite Martian.
Hidden – A cowboy saga.
The Dock – Jack the Ripper
Reflections – A vivid psychological portrayal of a Vietnam Vets plight with the insanities of mind and war.
The Haunting of Hathaway – An English oceanside estate is the setting for this encounter with spirit and demon.
The Thug – A 1940’s based story of a thug set on robbery and a man determined to live.
The Bogeyman – Children beware to lock your windows in this tale of soul and dream snatching.
Arsenic and the Trucker’s Wife – Murder should never be attempted by amateurs.
Room Number Three – Motel for murdered souls with a manager who likes to make his guest feel at home.
Run – A woman out for a jog – a ghost seeking to help her – an ex-husband out to kill her.
The Patting Hooves – A civil war soldiers tale.

 

Featured Book of the Week – Ghost Soldiers (Star Crusades: Mercenaries Book 2) by Micheal Thomas

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Ghost Soldiers (Star Crusades: Mercenaries Book 2) [Kindle Edition]

Michael G. Thomas

Ghost Soldiers is the second novel in the epic new ‘Mercenaries’ series that chronicles the violent struggles of the sprawling Centauri Alliance.

The newly formed Interstellar Assault Brigade has been tested in secret, but their first official combat action will send a shockwave through the Alliance. A group of mercenaries and criminals have occupied part of Old Spascia City , the scene of some of the heaviest fighting in the Biomech War. They have heavily fortified the entire area, and beaten off numerous attempts by local forces to defeat them. With public attention focused on this impregnable fortress, the IAB arrives and assaults the position in broad daylight. Advanced dropships swoop in to release squads of robotic warriors known as ‘Grunts’. As they engage the defenders, smaller numbers of large ‘Maverick’ bipedal combat suits blast fortifications apart with high-power plasma weaponry. It is a stunning debut that puts the brigade on the lips of every citizen.

On the opposite side of Alliance space is a deadly new threat, a massive spacecraft that is heading directly for the colonies of T’Karan. A heavily armed destroyer is diverted to intercept, and apparently lost with all hands in a matter of minutes. There is only one unit capable of performing a rescue operation in the limited time remaining. With just hours to spare, Spartan assembles the newly christened IAB for their deadliest mission yet. A journey across the stars to face this ancient vessel that dwarfs even a fully assembled warfleet. Waiting deep inside this vast derelict lies an alien intelligence, one that can be traced back to a civilisation long forgotten. What starts as a rescue operation quickly turns into a bloodbath, where every members of the unit is hunted by this new terrible enemy, that seeks no less than their utter annihilation.

Ghost Soldiers is a futuristic military sci-fi adventure that continues to expand the vast universe of the Star Crusades series that includes Star Crusades: Uprising and Star Crusades: Nexus. Essential and unmissable reading for enthusiasts of the Military sci-fi genre.

 

Featured Author of the Week – Micheal G. Thomas

Featured Author of the Week Micheal G. Thomas , 3/15/2015

Featured Author of the Week Micheal G. Thomas , 3/15/2015

Michael G. Thomas is a science fiction and horror novelist from the United Kingdom. His best-selling Star Crusades series has sold in excess of quarter of a million copies and continues to draw in new fans every month. As well as a strong interest in science fiction, Michael also writes horror fiction including the popular Zombie Dawn trilogy, co-written with his brother, Nick S. Thomas. Michael is also a well-known historical martial artist. He is the co-founder of the prestigious Academy of Historical Fencing that teaches traditional armed and unarmed European martial arts. His specialist subject areas are teaching the use of the medieval two-handed longsword and the German long knife.

His academic background is as varied as his writing with his first degree in Computing and advanced degrees in Classical Studies and also Machine Learning & Adaptive Computing. He has studied in Newport, Bristol and Bath and is a qualified secondary school teacher. In recent years he has undertaken substantial research in the fields of artificial intelligence as well as Greek and Byzantine military history.

Michael may be contacted via his publisher, Swordworks Books or through his official blog:

Official website & blog: http://www.starcrusader.com

Bio courtesy of Swordworks Books

 

This Weeks Featured Author – Ben M. Cassidy

This Weeks  Featured Author of the Week Ben Cassidy  3/8/2015

This Weeks Featured Author of the Week Ben Cassidy 3/8/2015

Ben Cassidy lives in Vancouver, WA, with his wife and three children. He pursued graduate studies in history for several years until he decided that reading six scholarly books a week was not challenging enough for him, and so switched to being a stay-at-home dad. He has been writing since he was in third grade, though now he is able to bribe other people to do all his illustrating for him. He has the uncanny habit of writing of himself in the third person, and is disturbed by how easily his whole life can be summed up in four sentences. Or even five.

This Weeks Featured Author of the Week – Steven Thomas

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Steven Thomas

Steven M. Thomas attended Webster College and graduated from Lindenwood College with a BA in Journalism. He played drums in various local bands and was in the thick of things during the punk rock/new wave explosion of the late seventies. Steven wrote articles for various publications as well as songs and lyrics. He is the author of the acclaimed autobiography “I was a drummer she was a dancer” and the follow up called “Drummer Dancer-The Lyrics.” Steven currently resides in Missouri where he is raising his son, Justin.