Vacations

The other day I talked to a woman living in Missouri  who shared she and her family were going to Florida for a vacation. They were going to spend a week at the beach in Florida and were very excited. Sounded like a good plan and I was happy for her.

Then I talked to a man in Florida who told me he was going to Missouri for a vacation with his family. They were going to the Lake of the Ozark’s to be on the beach for a week and they were very excited.

I guess when we go on vacation it isn’t the location that’s important, it’s simply being someplace else. Nevertheless, it seems it would have been a lot easier if they had each stayed home, but probably not as much fun.

Want some great vacation fun – try my series about a former FBI agent who is out to rescue the world. Well she is out to do a lot of things but the world may be a little too big. CATCH AND RELEASE is a top award winner in many contest and the new sequel HOOK LINE AND SINKER already won in the 2016 South Eastern Book Festival. Check it out here (click here).

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NEW BEGINNINGS

Every new year there is an abundance of thought about new beginnings. We go over the events of the last year and set goals for the new life before us. Someone once kept a log of his new years resolutions:

2009: I will not spend my money frivolously.
2010: I will pay off my bank loan promptly.

2011: I will pay off my bank loans promptly.
2012: I will begin making a strong effort to be out of debt by 2013.
2013: I will be totally out of debt by 2014.

2014: I will try to pay off the debt interest by 2015.
2015: I will try to be out of the country by 2016.

 

I guess we all like to think of new beginnings as a place of escaping from old problems. It is a fact that every new beginning means something has to end. Problem is, we often feel the past is so painful that the future is just too hard to visualize. 

Maybe we need to be like the caterpillar. When he believes he has reached the end of life, the butterfly has just found a new beginning. Let’s resolve not to look back on what might have been and simply look forward to what will be. 

Have a Happy and joy filled New Year. If you have time– check out my new book series

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Words without meaning

question man 2          Listening to conversations, I am fascinated with the development of our language. I hear a new word being used which is “texted”. In reality, text is a noun. Trying to make it a verb is an interesting experiment, but the reality is “I did text him” is correct whereas, “I texted him” isn’t. Nevertheless, “texted” seems to be growing in popularity even if it isn’t correct.

Another one that is different is the word “conversate”. There is no word “conversate” in the dictionary, but as much as I hear it being used, it will probably be there in a few years.The word “prioritize” didn’t exist until the political campaign of 1979, and now it is part of life. So I guess I need to prioritize my texted information so I can conversate properly. No wonder the British say we don’t speak English, we speak American.

I put some new words in my new book, “Hook, Line & Sinker”  which is the sequel novel to “Catch and Release” a top winner in Romance/Mystery International Competition at the 2012 London Book Festival; 2012 Los Angeles Book Fair ; 2012 Beach Book show; 2012 New England Book Show; and Winner Best Audiobook 2013 Paris Book Festival. Take a look at my website  www.JTwerell.com.    OR  Click here for Amazon PageI

Hook, Line & Sinker

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New Orleans is known as the “Big Easy”, which is a perfect place for former FBI agent Jennifer Blade and Dr. Steve Sanders to drop out of life – almost literally. Jennifer is legally dead and in witness protection after bringing down a major drug cartel. Steve is content to simply love Jennifer, New Orleans and life.

But this calm, laid-back life wasn’t meant to last – everything suddenly changes as sinister people open the doors to the past in an attempt to deeply cripple America.

“Bingo” Bob Somolianti steeped himself in crime and corruption before he was granted immunity and witness protection in exchange for his testimony against powerful crime syndicates. Part of Jennifer’s life since her mother and father died, Bingo walked a path of crime while Jennifer followed her desires into the FBI. Because of his past contacts with arms dealers, powerful people believe he is the key to finding an ultimate weapon needed to implement their destructive plan. Together, Jennifer, Steve and Bingo attempt to unravel this scheme while there is still time.

Steve, as a practicing psychologist, suddenly finds his understanding of life being challenged as he works with a woman who is deeply into the culture of Voodou. His resistance to this mystical practice is worn down as supernatural events begin to intervene in the challenge he, Jennifer and Bingo face.

 “Hook, Line & Sinker” is the sequel novel to “Catch and Release” a top winner in Romance/Mystery International Competition at the 2012 London Book Festival; 2012 Los Angeles Book Fair ; 2012 Beach Book show; 2012 New England Book Show; and Winner Best Audiobook 2013 Paris Book Festival.

Unexpected twists and turns will take you through the beauty of New Orleans bayous and into the wilderness of Cuba, where a deadly secret lies buried and is being hotly pursued by unstoppable powers. A sequel to award-winning Catch and Release, this continuation of Jennifer and Steve’s action-packed life together will leave you enamored, Hook, Line and Sinker.

The author, Dr. J.T. Twerell, is a practicing psychotherapist in Manhattan, New York who successfully published several award-winning books including; “Signal 30”, winner of the Readers View Best New Book Award, 2011. Most recently he was a top award winner at the 2013 Feather Quill Book Awards for his novel “Off the Hook”. His website is www.JTwerell.com.    Click here for Amazon Page

The Sequel

Several of my books received comments suggesting a sequel. Never wrote a sequel so the suggestions stirred my inner places and I decided to try. I love reading sequels as I have a bond with the characters and want to see them in different situations, but writing a sequel is a different story.

I decided to try with my novel CATCH and RELEASE, which won several awards and has a popular following, a helpful item when you expect people to know who the characters are in the book. But what about the people who don’t? I just couldn’t start a dialog between Jennifer and Steve if the reader had no clue who Jennifer and Steve were from other interactions. (If you never read CATCH and RELEASE, you can now easily identify with my quandary).  I found a sequel was similar to weaving a tapestry where you use enough old material to make the reader comfortable yet add lots of new things to make the story exciting.

I hope I wove properly, but only the reader will be able to judge. The new book will be out in October and is called “HOOK, LINE & SINKER” and is a continuing adventure of Dr. Steve Sanders and Special Agent Jennifer Blade. If you don’t know these two people and can’t wait for October to read HOOK, LINE & SINKER, then go to Amazon and pick up a copy of CATCH and RELEASE. (Click here)

Here is the cover from Catch and Release:BookCoveraudio3x3.do copy

And here is the new sequel:  final cover

And here is the promo: 

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The North Korea Threat

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Catch and Release Wins in Paris

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My book Catch and Release won best audiobook in the 2014 Paris Book Festival. More information is found on www.JTTwerell.com.

Catch and Release

A top winner in the Romance/mystery category at the London Book Fair, Los Angeles Book Show and Beach Book Festival. Winner of Best Audiobook at the 2014 Paris Book Festival.

A botched drug raid took her father’s life when she was seven. On her thirteenth birthday she witnessed her mother’s murder. Alone in the world, Jennifer Blade set out to even the score. At thirty-three, enmeshed in a game that knows no rules, she is about to fulfill her quest when everything unravels. Fleeing for her life, she heads to the mountains of upstate New York, where she unexpectedly finds new reason to live.

Steve Sanders, a thirty-eight-year-old psychologist with a predictable life, is on a fishing trip in the mountains. Little does he know that all vacations are not created equal.

Within 24 hours, they catch a few trout, have a passionate affair, shoot and kill a man, are involved in two gun battles, receive wounds, and end up in Miami, Florida. All this, and as Steve says, they still have 6 days of vacation left. Their relationship touches long-buried feelings in Jennifer, and shatters the mundane existence suffocating Steve.

Catch and Release, a riveting romance/suspense novel, is the story of two lives from vastly different backgrounds, drawn together by fate and a common love of the great outdoors. The crossing of Jennifer and Steve’s paths releases an explosion of love, passion, adventure, and ultimately a reason for a shared journey

Now available in Book, eBook and Audiobook

Written by J.T.Twerell and Narrated by Craig Jensen – The following is a sneak preview of:

Catch and Release