|New Books and Stories from Neil S. Plakcy|
|After seven novels about Kimo and two collections
of short stories, I decided to move Kimo and Ray to the FBI and let them
investigate bigger cases than local homicides in Honolulu. I'd graduated
from the FBI's Citizens Academy by then, so I had a good idea of the kind
of cases that the Bureau investigates.
Starting with the previous book, the 8th in the series, Children of Noah, Kimo and Ray went on assignment to the Joint Terrorism Task Force, where local law enforcement agents from groups as varied as the Coast Guard, TSA, and military police work together.
Now, as their time at the FBI is drawing to a close, they're drawn into a case that will challenge Kimo in every way possible -- the death of a young family, with twins like Kimo and Mike's, who die when their sailboat containing nuclear materials crashes on the Leeward Coast of O'ahu.
|The book will take Kimo away from Mike and their kids, away from the local knowledge he relies on, to cold climates and dangerous villains. Now available in ebook and print. Click here to order from MLR (where I get the most royalties), from Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Kobo.|
|The Next One Will Kill You|
|The world's a tough place for an FBI agent,
especially a young one fresh out of Quantico, accustomed to viewing the
world through the lens of an accounting spreadsheet.|
Assigned to South Florida for his first posting, Angus Green is worlds away from his hardscrabble upbringing in Scranton, PA. He has to cope with ethnic distinctions he's never considered, a multitude of foreign languages spoken around him, and a range of crimes and criminals that boggles his mind.
While investigating a jewelry heist with its roots in Fort Lauderdale's gay neighborhoods, Angus must learn how to use his education, his intelligence and his good looks without losing track of who he is and what he stands for.
|The street quickly teaches him that the only way to face a challenge is
to assume that he'll survive this one--that it'll be the next one that will
The Next One Will Kill You is available in print and e-book from Diversion Books. Click here to order it from Amazon.com, or here for links to other major retailers. I've also already seen the paperback on the shelves at Barnes & Noble.
|Honest to Dog|
|When his college friend Doug moves to Stewart's
Crossing after an ugly divorce, reformed computer hacker Steve Levitan sees
a way to pay forward the help he received under similar circumstances. But
when Doug dies under mysterious circumstances, Steve and his crime-solving
golden retriever Rochester have a new goal: Find the truth behind Doug's
death, even if Steve has to risk the freedom he has fought so hard for to
Contains Ponzi schemers, a Quaker funeral and cute jump drives shaped like llamas.
Click here to order from Amazon.com, in ebook or print; here for Barnes & Noble; and here for Kobo.
|A Cold Wind|
|Can two middle-aged men with baggage fall
in love? And can that love withstand assassination attempts?
Bodyguards Aidan Greene and Liam McCullough are sparring with one another again-- over the debris of a stalled renovation project in the small home they've bought in the town of Banneret-les-Vaux, in the hills above Nice. Luckily their neighbor, decorator Thierry Tremblay, is willing to help.
But a new case calls, and they move into a luxurious high rise in the Fontvielle neighborhood of Monaco to protect retired Russian oligarch Slava Vishinev. Who's trying to kill him-- and why?
Now that he's been forced out of the closet, lost his wife and family, and left behind the cold of Moscow for the Riviera, Slava longs for a sexy new life. But after a near-miss hit-and-run, he's ready to give up.
|Both Slava and Thierry need a jump-start
to love again. But can our heroes keep Slava alive long enough to engineer
a romance between him and Thierry, still pining for his late lover? And
will all the stress of home renovation cause a permanent break between Aidan
and Liam? Read A Cold Wind to find out!
Click here to order the e-book from Loose Id, where I get the most royalties. You can also order it from Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Kobo, or the iTunes store. For a preview from Amazon, click here.
|Love on the Pitch|
|Fourth in my "Love On" series, Love
on the Pitch also derives from my erotica collection Three
Lambs -- but with a difference. The short story "Bull-Headed" is
told in first person by one of the frat guys, Thom Lodge, who is assigned
to tutor football player Warren Updegrove in math. Warren is big, abrasive
and bull-headed, and it takes a while for Warren to overcome his internalized
homophobia and plant a deep kiss on his tutor.
They have sex a couple of times (of course, it's erotica) but that's it. Warren is headed for the NFL and not going to let anything derail him. But it was Warren who stayed with me, Warren's struggle that interested me, so Warren's the star of Love on the Pitch. After playing in for the Jacksonville Jaguars for a year, Warren is released from the team and returns to South Florida, where he drinks too much and loses his pro conditioning. Thom is his only pal in town, a "friend with benefits."
|When Warren meets former Olympian Victor
Ragazzo and joins Victor's gay rugby team, he falls hard-but will Victor's
baggage bring down their budding relationship? Will Thom ever step off the
sidelines and declare his love for Warren-or watch his BFF ruin his life
with a jerk?
Click here to order the e-book from Loose Id. You can also order it from Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Kobo, or the iTunes store. For a preview from Amazon, click here.
|See You Soon?|
|I'll be speaking to the Florida chapter
of Mystery Writers of America on March
18th about "Exploiting Your Bundle of Rights: Promoting and Profiting
from Audio, Translations and Short Stories." We'll be meeting at
the Embassy Suites by Hilton Boca Raton, 661 NW 53rd Street, Boca Raton,
Florida, 33487. |
TIME: 11:30: Mingling; 12:00: Lunch; 12:45: Business Meeting; 1:00: Presentation
COST: $25 for MWA members; $30 for non-members. Sign up here.
|The public is invited, free of charge, to two events I'm doing at Broward
On Monday March 27 at 6:30 PM, Dr. Ed Astigarraga and I will be talking
about "Why We Read for Pleasure," comparing literary and genre
fiction, as part of the MFLA celebration at South Campus. (Don't ask me
what that stands for because I can never remember.)
We'll be in the auditorium at the Broward College North Campus Regional Library, 1100 Coconut Creek Blvd, Building 62, Coconut Creek, FL 33066. It's right off the Turnpike at the Coconut Creek exit, and the library is at the front of the campus.
|Now in Audio|
|If you like audiobooks, I hope you'll consider
The Golden Retriever Mysteries
#1 - In Dog We Trust at Amazon or ibooks
#2 - The Kingdom of Dog at Amazon or ibooks
#3 - Dog Helps Those at Amazon or ibooks
#4 - Dog Bless You at Amazon or ibooks
#5 - Whom Dog Hath Joined at Amazon or ibooks
#6 - Dog Have Mercy at Amazon or ibooks
# 7 - Honest to Dog at Amazon or ibooks
Genie for Hire: A Biff Andromeda Mystery at Amazon or ibooks
The Cat Who Got Married and Other Purr-fectly Romantic Stories at Amazon
Cleis has created audiobook editions of the anthologies I've edited for them:
I translated my award-winning story "Christmas
in Honolulu" into French, then hired a copy editor to make sure that if
my college French teacher read it she wouldn't scream in horror. "Un
is now available as an ebook through Amazon.com. The same story in German,
auf Honolulu," is available as well. The Italian
translation of the first golden retriever mystery is available, as
is translation into Brazilian
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