Tuesday, August 22, 2017

The Nomad Series ~ ~ Blog Tour, Author Interview, & Giveaway!

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Book Title: Nomad on the Run (Book #1) by Georges Benay
Category: Adult Fiction, 290 pages
Genre: Thriller, mystery/suspense
Publisher: Bookstand Publishing
Release date: April 15, 2011
Content Rating: PG (No swear words, some violence and minimal/ clean sex scene)

Book Description:
Beneath the golden desert and azure seas of Morocco lurks a hidden world of greed, deceit and financial terrorism. But the players are not who you might think. Lured away from his seemingly idyllic life as a managing director for a major international bank in Toronto, Eric Martin returns to his ancestral roots in Morocco.

Tempted by a mysterious offer from a boutique financial firm, Eric soon discovers he has walked into the middle of a whirlwind where everyone has their own secret agenda, and he unwittingly has become the key to unlocking them all. From the broad avenues of Toronto to the mean streets of Casablanca, Eric rushes to discover the truth before time runs out. But who can he trust?

The power and attraction of money is strong. In the midst of a dangerous cast of characters, Jeff Offenbach, bank president, knows more than he lets on. But how much does he know? Is he a key player in a scheme to terrorize the global economy, or is he just trying to save his firm from becoming another victim of the global economic collapse? Valerie is the unknown factor. Is she involved in the partners' machinations, or is she as guileless as Eric? Can he trust her? And more importantly, will he survive long enough to find out?

Book Title: The Nomad's Premonition (Book #2) by Georges Benay
Category: Adult Fiction, 240 pages
Genre: Thriller, mystery/suspense
Publisher: Story Merchant Books
Release date: April 28, 2017
Content Rating: PG-13 (some violence, a couple of swear words - minimal)

Book Description:
Eric Martin is desperate to forget his past, one that almost cost him his future.

Working in Paris as deputy head of a bank's internal security department, Eric notices a high-speed trader's uncanny ability to predict extremely profitable trades. Even though there's nothing illegal about the activity, he knows the trader's success is more than just luck.

But, no one believes him. Armed only with a handful of data and a powerful instinct, Eric searches for the mysterious trader on his own. He suspects that a predictive algorithm has fallen into the wrong hands.

Eric sets off for Istanbul to find answers promised to him by an informant. He finds an unlikely ally in Interpol agent Stephanie Brule. With Interpol wanting him back in Paris and out of the way, Eric's quest is also hampered by the sudden appearance of his ex-lover, a boss he's not sure he can trust, and a terrorist who always seems one step ahead.

Will Eric put an end, once and for all, to the nightmare that began when he accepted a job that was too good to be true? Or will his need for revenge and justice lead him deeper into a treacherous world he has no way of escaping?

MEET THE AUTHOR: Georges Benay is a former international banker who is now working as a Toronto-based writer and award-winning photographer. He is the author of two novels, including The Nomad's Premonition and a collection of short stories. His award winning pictures have been featured in several magazines and book covers.
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How did you do research for your book?
When I start writing a new novel, I need to settle two key elements at the outset: 1) the main plot, not necessarily in great detail but with enough ideas to get me started, and 2) a destination or two, where the action is going to take place. And then I do my research. The setting or location for the novel is the easy and fun part. I just pack my bag and my camera and I take off to explore the country that I've chosen as backdrop for the novel. Sometimes a day or two is sufficient, other times if I sense a certain magic or an air of mystery about the place I'm touring, I can roam around for well over a month until I get the connection I'm looking for. The main plot, on the other hand, always remains nebulous in my mind and so my research may take me in different directions as the novel progresses. Like most writers, Google is my main and first research tool and then if something grabs my attention, I dig deeper with news articles, magazines, other novels, interviews etc.    
What advice would you give budding writers?

Write and write some more and don't stop writing. But do not fall in love with your words until you are absolutely sure that you are finished with your piece (and I mean really finished). Don't be afraid to edit, delete, remove, and rewrite entire passages or chapters if they don't fit the story line or slow down the natural progression of the novel -- no matter how strongly you feel about what you've written. Save your text for another story if you must.

Your book is set in Turkey. Have you ever been there?

My last novel takes place in Turkey, a wonderful country I visited several times. When I explored the underground cities of Cappadocia, I knew right away that this will be the place where the high drama scenes of the novel must take place. Morocco served as backdrop for my first novel, Nomad on the Run. It was a natural location for my first attempt as a novelist given that I was born in that enchanting country.

Do you have another profession besides writing?

Yes, I'm also a freelance photographer. And to me, it is more than just a profession. I'm passionate about photography. I'm fortunate that I possess certain talents as a photographer to help me out with my writing, especially when it comes to descriptive passages.

Do you ever get writer’s block? What helps you overcome it?

Not really. When fresh ideas stop coming to me I just take a break, and then reread the passage or chapter where I got stuck. Most of the time, I find that when I hit the wall it's because I'm going in the wrong direction with my story. It's only a matter of righting the course, and there I go again!

What genre do you write and why?

First of all, I write strictly fiction. Fiction is boundless. It enables me to explore and extend reality beyond its natural limitations. My short stories tend to deal with relationship issues, husband and wife, mentor and child, lovers predicaments.... those sort of things.

Mystery, action/adventure thriller are my favorite genres when it comes to writing novels. They're just plain fun to write with all the action and chase scenes, and yet they still leave me enough room to explore other important issues like life and death for instance, or trust and loyalty, and yes, also relationship issues-- we can't escape them, I guess!

In today’s tech savvy world, most writers use a computer or laptop. Have you ever written parts of your book on paper?

I always carry a little notebook with me. You never know when inspiration will hit you. I once wrote an entire chapter while sitting in my car parked on the side of the road.

Win a set of the Nomad series or a $15 Amazon gift card
(5 winners total, print books open to USA & CAN, ebooks for international)
Ends Sept 23, 2017


Aug 14 - Library of Clean Reads - review of Nomad on the Run / giveaway

Aug 15 - Olio by Marilyn - review of Nomad on the Run / interview / giveaway

Aug 16 - Essentially Italian - review of Nomad on the Run / giveaway

Aug 17 - Gabriel's Wharf - review of Nomad on the Run

Aug 18 - Northernmsw - review of Nomad on the Run

Aug 21 - The All Night Library - review of Nomad on the Run / guest post

Aug 22 - Hall Ways - book spotlight / interview / giveaway

Aug 23 - T's Stuff - book spotlight / interview / giveaway

Aug 24 - Gabriel's Wharf - review of The Nomad's Premonition

Aug 25 - The Book Drealms - book spotlight / giveaway

Aug 28 - The All Night Library - review of The Nomad's Premonition

Aug 29 - Essentially Italian - review of The Nomad's Premonition / giveaway

Aug 30 - #redhead.with.book - review of The Nomad's Premonition / giveaway

Aug 31 - Olio by Marilyn - review of The Nomad's Premonition / giveaway

Sept 1 - Northernmsw - review of The Nomad's Premonition

Sept 4 - Bound 4 Escape - review of Nomad on the Run / giveaway

Sept 5 - Literary Flits - review of The Nomad's Premonition / giveaway

Sept 6 - Working Mommy Journal - review of The Nomad's Premonition / giveaway

Sept 7 - Mystery Suspense Reviews - review of The Nomad's Premonition

Sept 8 - Bound 4 Escape - review of The Nomad's Premonition / giveaway

Sept 11 - Mystery Suspense Reviews - guest post

Sept 12 - Rockin' Book Reviews - review of Nomad on the Run / giveaway

Sept 14 - Library of Clean Reads - review of The Nomad's Premonition / giveaway

Sept 15 - Rockin' Book Reviews - review of The Nomad's Premonition / giveaway


  1. Thanks for sharing my interview with your followers!

    1. My pleasure! Thank you for thoughtful answers and great premises for your books!

  2. This sound like a great read. Thanks for an interesting blog post