Wednesday 6 January 2016

Cover Reveal Book Blast & Giveaway - Jump Cut Libby Fischer Hellmann

Jump Cut
Libby Fischer Hellmann
Genre: Mystery

Book Description:
Hired to produce a candyfloss profile of Chicago-based aviation giant, Delcroft, Ellie is dismayed when company VP Charlotte Hollander, the architect of a new anti-drone system for Delcroft, trashes the production and cancels the project. Ellie believes Hollander was spooked by shots of a specific man in the video footage. But when Ellie arranges to meet the man to find out why, he’s killed by a subway train.In the confusion, she finds a seemingly abandoned pack of cigarettes with a flash drive inside that belonged to the now dead man.

Ellie has the drive’s contents decrypted, but before long she discovers she’s under surveillance and thrown into the middle of a situation filled with drones, hacking, and Chinese spies that put her life and those she loves in mortal danger.

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Before my gangstah-rap neighbor emptied his AK-47 into his buddy, the most exciting thing to happen in our village was the opening of a new grocery store. The store hired a pianist who played Beatles tunes, no doubt to persuade shoppers to part with their money more easily. My neighbor, rapper King Bling, was helping his fans part with their money too, but the shooting ended all that. Once he made bail, he moved and hasn’t been heard from since.

And so it goes in my little corner of the North Shore, about twenty miles from downtown Chicago. There are benefits. The King, as he’s known to his disciples, gave our cops something to do besides ticket speeders. And the new grocery store gave me the chance to buy prepared dinners so I could dispense with cooking.

Both of which come in handy when I’m producing a video, as was the case now. We didn’t finish the shoot until seven. I raced up the expressway toward home, dropped into the store, and was eyeballing a turkey pot roast—the only one left—when my cell trilled. I fished it out of my bag.

“Mom, where did you get the shoes?” I heard chatter and giggles in the background.

“What shoes, Rachel?”

“The ones you gave Jackie.” My daughter, Rachel, had successfully, if unbelievably, graduated from college and lived in an apartment in Wrigleyville. Jackie was her roommate. “Everybody thinks they’re awesome.”

About the Author
Libby Fischer Hellmann left a career in broadcast news in Washington, DC and moved to Chicago 35 years ago, where she, naturally, began to write gritty crime fiction. Twelve novels and twenty short stories later, she claims they’ll take her out of the Windy City feet first. She has been nominated for many awards in the mystery and crime writing community and has even won a few. *

With the addition of Jump Cut in 2016, her novels include the now five-volume Ellie Foreman series, which she describes as a cross between “Desperate Housewives” and “24;” the hard-boiled 4-volume Georgia Davis PI series, and three stand-alone historical thrillers that Libby calls her “Revolution Trilogy.” Her latest release, The Incidental Spy, is a historical novella set during the early years of the Manhattan Project at the U of Chicago. Her short stories have been published in a dozen anthologies, the Saturday Evening Post, and Ed Gorman’s “25 Criminally Good Short Stories” collection.

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  1. Thank you for the chance to win :)

  2. Thanks so much for hosting Jump Cut! You can read a lengthier excerpt here: Happy to answer questions, btw..

  3. Hi, again. I've had a couple of questions about this, so just to clarify: Even though the Amazon and Kobo prices say $4.99, I will lower them before Feb 29th so you'll only pay 99¢ if you pre-order now. If you check Nook and iBooks, you'll see the price is already 99¢ because they WONT honor a discount. Amazon and Kobo will. Hope that clears things up. Thanks again for hosting Jump Cut! Good luck on the Rafflecopter.

  4. Thank you for the chance to win. Jump Cut sounds like a cracking read!

  5. thanks for having this giveaway good luck with the book

  6. What an intriguing book! Thanks for the great giveaway.

  7. Thank you for information about the price difference. I am looking forward to reading more.

  8. Thanks for having me. You are all very kind. Love to do it again... next time.

  9. I haven't read a really good mystery/thriller in a while and this sounds like it just might be the ticket. Thanks for the very generous giveaway!

  10. Sounds like a book I'd really like.

  11. Enjoyed the excerpt! Thanks for sharing!

  12. When you are writing do you prefer pen and paper or typing?

  13. Sounds interesting, Thanks for the giveaway.

  14. The book sounds interesting. I'm definitely curious to see how Ellie starts her "investigation" and what she uncovers and how she does so.

  15. I love a good mystery and this one sounds like it wouldn't disappoint. Looking forward to it coming out. Good luck with the new release.

  16. I really like the sound of the excerpt.