Thursday, December 7, 2017

James Moushon – Operation Little Havana is featured in the HBS Author's Spotlight Showcase

The Showcase is a special feature of the Author's Spotlight. It is designed to highlight Spotlight author's NEW releases and their soon to be released novels.

The HBS Author's Spotlight SHOWCASES James Moushon's Short Story: Operation Little Havana.

Author James Moushon is a self-published Mystery Author of the Jonathon Stone Mysteries. Also, he is a Short Story writer and an Author Advocate. James is the creator of the industry blogs: The eBook Author's Corner, the HBS Author's Spotlight and the HBS Mystery Reader's Circle.








Operation Little Havana

Author: James Moushon


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Jonathon Stone teams up with FBI Agent Maria Sanchez in Miami to try to solve the murder attempt of an exiled Cuban baseball player. As news stories continue to fuel the growing tension between the US and the Cuban people over a government change in policy, Jonathon is thrust into the middle of an international crisis.

After another murder attempt of a ballplayer, the op takes a sudden shift from the Little Havana area of Miami to the Everglades. While Stone and Sanchez struggle to find out who is at the bottom of this, their focus abruptly changes to a freelance reporter and a mystery man.

Excerpt from Operation Little Havana

CHAPTER 1

Jill, the cocktail waitress, had just delivered another Jack and Coke when my cellphone started vibrating. Well, there were only a handful of people in the world that knew this number. This was the third time in the last hour the phone had gone off.

I motioned to the pit boss that I needed to leave the table and to watch my chips. I looked at my caller ID. It was Wiley, my tech guy in San Francisco. I looked at my watch. It was midnight on a Thursday. What is going on?

When I got to a safe location, I said, “Wiley, what you got?”

“Russ has been calling you for a couple hours. You need to be in Miami tomorrow. Debbie has you all set up to leave John Wayne at 0700.”

“I only got a couple calls, I think.”

“He was calling your home phone. Finally, he gave up and put me on the task. What is that noise in the background?”

“It’s a bunch of winners. At least for that spin,” I said laughing.

“I sent a text to your computer with all your travel details. FBI Agent Maria Sanchez will pick you up at the airport. You’re staying at the Airport Marriott.”

“What is this all about and why me? There has to be a bunch of CIA Agents closer to Miami.”

“I don’t know the details but it has something to do with the President, Cuba and the murder attempt of Jaime Lopez, the Cuban pro baseball player at a nightclub in Little Havana yesterday. One of the papers earlier this week ran a story that President Simpson was going to stop travel to Cuba unless they do something and everyone down there is uneasy. I didn’t read the article.”

“What does the Agency have to do with baseball?”

“Nothing. Oh, Jon, take your Sportsman Magazine ID package. That will be your cover. I got to go back to sleep. Early morning tomorrow! Good luck.”

When I first moved to the Long Beach area, my cover was unique. I was a reporter for the Real Sportsman Magazine. The paper was a front for the CIA operation in Southern California. It allowed me to move freely and interview people without any legal wrangling. That cover is long gone but I still use it sometimes to move around freely in the states.

Miami in the winter time. The population doubles and the traffic triples. I was glad someone was picking me up. I was still wrestling in my mind why I was picked. Russ Evans, my boss and the head of the CIA domestic division called DOT, must have thought I was wasting away in Long Beach.



Author: James Moushon

Author Genre: Historical Fiction, Mystery & Thrillers

Website: James Moushon - Mystery Writer
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Author Description: James Moushon is a Mystery writer and an Author Advocate.

Starting over 15 years ago, he helped lead the startup of the electronic forms industry in the creation, conversion and usage of electronic forms by supplying that industry with a continuing source of published literature, software products and training seminars.

In 2003, Moushon changed his focus to ebooks and their development.

He is the author of the Jonathon Stone Mystery Novels. He has published three books: Black Mountain Secrets, Game of Fire and The Cajun Ghost plus several short stories including Operation No Sanctuary (June 2017), Operation Camp Navajo (July 2017), and Operation Asian Tiger (August 2017). All featuring CIA Agent Jonathon Stone.

A Jonathon Stone Mystery Short Story Winter 2017 is being released currently: Operation Sundown (November 2017), Operation Little Havana (December 2017), and Operation Listen Close (January 2018). All featuring CIA Agent Jonathon Stone.

James is currently wearing two Hats. He is a Mystery Writer and a Book Publishing Blogger. You can find his blogs at:

HBS Author's Spotlight http://bit.ly/QVEMix
The blog's purpose is to help authors get exposure in the book publishing industry. He has interviewed and showcased over 600 authors to date.

HBS Mystery Reader's Circle http://bit.ly/19Nfrx8
The HBS Mystery Reader's Circle provides information about the latest novels and what is coming next from a collection of Bestselling and Outstanding Authors in the Mystery, Thrillers, Historical Fiction and Crime genre.

eBook Author's Corner http://bit.ly/TauYkJ
The Corner is a collection of Author advice and studies including Marketing, Social Media and other major topics created to help writers in today's ever changing world of book publishing.

He has spent the majority of his adult life developing computer systems and thinking about writing mysteries.

His website is: www.jamesmoushon.com

To contact him, e-mail: james.moushon@gmail.com



Author's Book List
Operation Sundowner
A bomb explodes at a country club in Southern California and Jonathon Stone is right in the middle of things. Jonathon and fellow CIA agent Chuck Chun are assigned to protect Russ Evans, their boss from San Francisco, at a retirement party and things go terribly wrong. Several guests are killed and Russ is hurt. As the two CIA agents try to find the perpetrators, they end up with an op filled with out of the way places and superstition.


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Operation Asian Tiger - A Jonathon Stone Mystery Short Story
Chuck Chun joins Jonathon Stone in a mundane assignment in Singapore. The dull surveillance op quickly turns from boring to the search for terrorists and the solution of an international tragedy. The Royal Malaysian Police are going in the wrong direction as Jonathon uses the vast resources of the CIA to zero in on the truth.


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Operation Camp Navajo - A Jonathon Stone Mystery Short Story
Camp Navajo Weapon Station near Flagstaff, Arizona is robbed and Jonathon Stone and fellow agent Dale Oak are dispatched to the area to insure that CIA weapons stored at the site are intact. Upon arrival he finds the FBI has taken charge and has quickly caught the thieves.

Case closed. After a drive through the area and listening to the details of the crime from the FBI, things just didn’t add up. A complete search of the facilities finds explosives are missing and Jonathon is tasked with finding them before they are used.


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Operation No Sanctuary - A Jonathon Stone Mystery Short Story
A gang war erupts in East LA between neighborhood gangs and the notorious MS-13 gang from San Salvador and a Mexican cartel from Tijuana is right in the middle of the conflict. Drug trafficking, gang shootings and politics all play a role as Jonathon Stone battles the sanctuary city LA which seems to protect the innocent and the guilty.


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The Cajun Ghost - A Jonathon Stone Mystery
ARIZONA SENATOR AND U.S. SENATORIAL CANADATE, TAD CLOSEN SHOT DOWNTOWN PHOENIX DURING PARADE

CIA Agent Jonathon Stone’s purchase of an old rifle from a gun dealer leads him on a search for the owner of the gun. When he finds the owner, a Cajun gun for hire, he discovers that he was one of the shooters in downtown Phoenix the day Senator Ted Closen was assassinated.

The rifle purchase leads to a chain of events that threaten Stone’s CIA cover, his life and puts the CIA Long Beach undercover operation in jeopardy.

As the search accelerates, fellow agent Carol Haney joins Stone on a journey that goes from California to the French quarter in New Orleans to Phoenix to the mountains in Northern Arizona.

Jonathon follows the trail through murderers, land barons, politicians and the mob to find the truth about the Cajun Ghost and the murder of Senator Closen.


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Game of Fire - A Jonathon Stone Mystery
An explosion and fire rocks a Southern California mall and it is quickly determined it is arson. The timing of the incident is special because it interrupts the Tet New Year’s Festival and Parade in Little Saigon, an area just east of Long Beach.

Had the old wounds of Vietnam been opened again or was there a different game being played?

Enter veteran CIA Agent Jonathon Stone. Already in pursuit of the gun-running Minh family, he connects with a special FBI task force to assist in the investigation of the explosion and Minh quickly becomes their number one suspect.

Stone teams up with FBI Agent Jodi Shannon to pursue the people behind the arson fire. Jodi is a serious, no nonsense agent who leads the FBI Arson Task Force. While she fights to solve the mystery, she also fights Stone’s advances. As always, he tries to mix business with pleasure.

As the game takes its twists and turns, Stone’s assignment leads to a shootout in Las Vegas and a car chase down the coast of Southern California.

Jonathon Stone battles his love for gambling and drinking and the ladies to help solve the Mystery of the Game of Fire.


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Black Mountain Secrets - A Jonathon Stone Mystery
CIA Agent Jonathon Stone goes undercover to help in an FBI investigation after a fellow agent is murdered on the Colorado River.

Stone continues the agent’s investigation of suspects who are stealing top-secret documents from a secret Army base in the middle of the Mohave Desert. The trail leads him from the rugged Black Mountains of Nevada to Laughlin, a gambling oasis on the Colorado.

As things heat up in this desert paradise, Stone dodges bullets and attempts on his life until he reaches the ultimate showdown. Jonathon Stone truly needs lady luck on his side to catch the spies and get through this ordeal alive.

Mystery Writer James Moushon brings to life Jonathon Stone, an undercover CIA agent assigned to the off the books CIA division – DOT.

He throws Stone right into the middle of action. As the mystery unfolds, Stone uses his wealth of knowledge and keen analytical mind to complete his dangerous assignments, while at the same time battling his love for gambling and drinking and the ladies.


Book Trailer: Black Mountain Secrets



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Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Pamela Harstad - Their Greek Key is featured in the HBS Author's Spotlight Showcase

The Showcase is a special feature of the Author's Spotlight. It is designed to highlight Spotlight author's NEW releases and their soon to be released novels.

THEIR GREEK KEY is currently discounted to $ 0.99 through December 6, 2017.


The HBS Author's Spotlight SHOWCASES Pamela Harstad's Book: THEIR GREEK KEY.

Author Pamela Harstad is an inspirational romance writer.








Their Greek Key

Author: Pamela Harstad


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Abandonment. Trust. Intrigue. A complicated past and present span from Chicago to Greece.

Connie Pappas has a lifetime opportunity to leave Chicago and design fashions in New York when the love of her life returns, and spins her world around.

For Nick Kanelleas, all that remain are two pendants from his deceased father and uncle, who were abandoned. He follows their mystery, but he also wants business success. He reconnects with Connie when he renovates her father’s restaurant, but past issues and new conflicts arise.

Connie questions Nick’s business transactions. His job leads to problems at the restaurant, and his own future.

Will Connie move to New York and leave Nick when trust affects their relationship? Will Nick pursue Connie if she can’t trust in him? From Chicago to the Aegean, will their faith be strong enough to overcome their difficulties?

Excerpt from THEIR GREEK KEY

CHAPTER 1

Connie Pappas ended the phone call at her fashion studio, and dropped her pen on the desk, unable to believe the conversation. She worked hard at Connie’s Creations to become a top fashion designer in Chicago, but never dreamed she’d be invited to present a collection at a coveted runway show so early in her career. Her staff had gone home for the day, but she would enjoy surprising them tomorrow.

The first person she would share the news with would be her father, Basil. If not for him, she wouldn’t be where she was in life, today. He’d given her love and support every step of the way, especially during a most difficult time in their family life. But she wouldn’t think about that now. Not today.

She grabbed a cab and headed to her father’s restaurant, The Greek Key. The vehicle sped along the busy city streets. Car horns wailed. Sidewalks jammed with people hurrying along. The great energy of the city fit her mood today.

Connie stepped out of the cab into the August heat and walked into the rear entrance of the restaurant. Dim light. The vacant, black-cushioned chair where her father sat at this time of day. Her stomach spiraled. Since his heart attack he worked on the books here daily without fail. Where could he be? She could smell the leg of lamb roasting so the restaurant wasn’t closed, but the dining room lights were off, too. How unusual, so close to opening the restaurant for dinner.

Her palms grew sweaty. With a rush of adrenaline, she whizzed through the swinging doors into the main dining room and switched on the lights. There, near the corner table her father sat in a wooden chair, head in hands with his elbows pressed down on the blue and white checkered tablecloth. Her heart thundered as she hurried toward him. “Dad, are you all right? What’s the matter?”

He lifted his head and stared straight ahead with a distant gaze. “He’s dead.”



Author: Pamela Harstad

Author Genre: Inspirational contemporary fiction with romantic elements

Website: Pamela Harstad - Inspirational romance writer
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Author Description: Pamela Harstad writes inspirational romance and is a member of American Christian Fiction Writers. When not writing, Pam enjoys traveling, nature, music, and reading. She lives with her husband in the Midwest.



Author's Book List
HEALING JOURNEY - As a tragic past unfolds, present life is torn apart and the future uncertain.
Tragedy. Devastation. Unanswered questions.

Kate Scott’s proposal from Jake Collins is put on hold when Kate’s mother is injured from a stabbing. Why, before surgery does Kate’s mother tell Kate she must speak to her grandmother?

When Kate comes across her mother’s journal containing cryptic passages, she’s mystified. As a tragic past unfolds, Kate’s present life is torn apart, and her future uncertain.

Will Kate overcome devastating information that will affect her life forever? Can she hope for a future with Jake and turn her life over to God’s will?


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ERIN'S MISSION
Nurse Erin Bruns is compelled to leave the clinic for a medical mission, but family challenges erupt, including an estranged father and issues regarding her heritage and background.

When Doctor Tyler Kendrick is hired, he is promised and insists on a full, experienced staff since he knows what can happen without one, as he harbors a secret deep inside.

Can Erin overcome more family turmoil and can Ty surrender control of his career plans when they take an unexpected turn? Will Ty and Erin be able to let go and let God, to have a relationship?


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