Monday, September 26, 2011

New Review!

I'm very excited to share a great review with you that I received from Midwest Book Review!  They reviewed Murder on Puncak Jaya.  Take a look...

MBR Bookwatch: September 2011

James A. Cox, Editor-in-Chief

Midwest Book Review

278 Orchard Drive, Oregon, WI 53575

Having successfully climbed three of the world's highest mountains on different contents (see Summit Murders on Everest, Elbrus and McKinley), Scott Devlon is joining an expedition to conquer Puncak Jaya, the highest peak in Oceania at over 16,000 feet. Even before undergoing a difficult climb, Scott understands reaching the base of the mountain will prove extremely troublesome as the mountain known locally as Raksasa is located in a remote deadly rain forest of New Guinea; which is why of the selected seven this has been climbed the least. Scott is going because DIA wants information on a new company that may be destabilizing the Grasburg gold and copper mine.

Flying from beautiful Bali to the remote part of Papua proves disappointing as the air strip is a garbage dump of twenty-first century litter. On the trek to the mountain through a rain forest, the natives using poisoned darts do not welcome intruders and attack the climbing party protected by soldiers. Insects carrying lethal diseases also assault the outsiders. The mountain also proves deadly to the party as Sandy, Owen and Jack are murdered and Gabby died from a snake bite.

This one differs from Scott's previous climbs as the action starts even before the assent in this super action-packed thriller. The vivid descriptions of Papua especially Puncak Jaya enhances this Summit Murder Mystery as readers will learn how deadly this remote region can be and how ice in the tropics exist at the high attitude of the mountain. As a bonus, the authors include brief descriptions of the seven summits. This is a winner in a winning series in which geography is fun to learn.

Harriet Klausner


A big thank you to Harriet Klausner for reviewing Murder on Puncak Jaya!  If you haven't read Murder on Puncak Jaya yet, click HERE to order a paperback copy, or HERE to download the book to your Kindle!  If you've read the book and liked it as well, please put your review on Amazon!  I would love to share your review on a blog post!

Friday, September 23, 2011

Murder on Everest Giveaway!

Who wants to win copy of Murder on Everest??  I am gearing up for the release of Murder on Aconcagua, the 5th book in the series, so I thought it would be a good time to give away a copy of the first book in the series that started it all.  If you haven't read my series yet, welcome to the Summit Murder Mystery Series

Here is a synopsis of the book from Goodreads
When Derek Sodoc, only son of the world's richest and most powerful man dies attempting to climb Mt. Everest, questions are raised. Was it the mountain? Or perhaps something more sinister. After reading the book Abandoned on Everest that details Derek Sodoc's untimely death, Sodoc's father convinces the surviving expedition members to return to Everest - presumably to recover Derek's body. With billions at stake and a relentless father searching for someone to blame, everyone is a suspect.
Set against the backdrop of the world's highest and deadliest mountain, Murder on Everest is filled with intrigue, sex, betrayal and mystery. It is unlike any murder mystery you've ever read. Be sure to read Abandoned on Everest, the companion prequel to this exciting debut novel.
The Summit Murder Series is a unique set of mystery novels. Join authors Charles G. Irion and Ronald J. Watkins for this extraordinary journey of exciting exploits and murder atop each of the seven major continental summits, beginning with Murder on Everest.

 The contest will run through October 7, 2011 and a winner will be chosen by using  Extra entries are available, but not required to win.  US entries only please.  While filling out the form, press the 'tab' button to be taken from question to question, until you hit submit at the end.  Good luck!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

2 Down, 5 To Go!

 Hi Everyone!  I just got back from Master Video Disc & Design where I recorded the intro and other parts for Murder On Elbrus, book two in the Summit Murder Series!   Greg Lutz has done a remarkable job of being our voice - it sounds great- thanks Greg!!!  I also want to give a special shout out to that beautiful lady Janita, and Rocky the chief engineer---they are the best!  I would highly recommend MVDD to anyone that has media needs.  Check out their website HERE

Murder On Elbrus isn't available on audio yet, but don't worry, we will let you know as soon as it is available to download!  Here are a few pictures from my recording session to enjoy. 

 Don't want to wait for the recording to check out Murder On Elbrus?  You can order it on Amazon now by clicking HERE.  If you read Murder On Elbrus and enjoyed it, please click the same link to leave a review on Amazon.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Weekend Adventures

Had a great time this last weekend! Went to dinner with Michael and Jessica Medoro at the Orange Sky restaurant at the Talking Stick resort and casino. Michael is the head of Project C.U.R.E. in Arizona, which is an organization I am very involved in!

from left; my wife Rose, Me, Jessica Medoro, Michael Medoro

After dinner, we headed to the Tempe Improv to see Felipe Esparza, a great comedian. Felipe was the winner of NBC's Last Comic Standing in 2010. He kept us all laughing, he was hilarious. We all really had a great time!  Below are some fun pictures for you to see.

My beautiful wife Rose and I

 Jessica and Michael Medoro

 Sign at Tempe Improv

Felipe Esparza and I

Also, my blog had a bit of a makeover!  You can click the pictures of my book covers on the left for more information about the books, and to order!  Happy Reading!