Sunday, May 3, 2015

A Twist of Fortune Book Excerpt Tour - Excerpt #1



We are thrilled to be hosting Mike Martin and his A Twist of Fortune Book Excerpt Tour today!  PUYB Virtual Book Club kicks off excerpt #1 and if you follow his tour here, you could win an autographed copy of the first book in the Sgt. Windflower Mysteries series, The Walker on the Cape!  All you have to do is fill out the Rafflecopter form below and leave comments on each of his stops for extra entries.  Good luck!

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Title: A Twist of Fortune (Book 4 of the Sgt. Windflower Mystery series)
Author: Mike Martin
Publisher: Booklocker
Pages: 278
Genre: Mystery
Format: Paperback

A Twist of Fortune is the fourth book in the Sgt. Windflower Mystery Series and it continues the adventures of Sgt. Windflower as he tries to solve crime and experience the joy and the sadness of life in a small maritime community. Follow along as he feels the sometimes bitter taste of an east coast winter and the unique culinary delights of this part of the world.

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  • A Twist of Fortune is available at Amazon.


Excerpt #1:

Sergeant Winston Windflower blinked twice. He was sure his eyes were deceiving him. He doubted it was Sheila, his girlfriend and the love of his life, being led away in handcuffs. But when he saw her distinctive loving smile as she stepped into the RCMP van, he knew it was her.

“I can follow them over to Marystown to make sure she gets a ride back,” said Corporal Eddie Tizzard, Windflower’s second-in-command.

“No, I think she’s on her own on this one,” said Windflower as he scowled and walked away.

Windflower decided he needed to regroup because his spirit was as gray as the early December sky. He headed for the local café, the Mug-Up, for a cup of coffee and a reprieve from the gently falling snow. When he got there, he took a seat by himself but found the only warmth that greeted him was the steam from the coffee.



About the Author

Mike Martin was born in Newfoundland on the East Coast of Canada and now lives and works in Ottawa, Ontario. He is a longtime freelance writer and his articles and essays have appeared in newspapers, magazines and online across Canada as well as in the United States and New Zealand. He is the author of Change the Things You Can: Dealing with Difficult People and has written a number of short stories that have published in various publications including Canadian Stories and Downhome magazine.

The Walker on the Cape was his first full fiction book and the premiere of the Sgt. Windflower Mystery Series. The Body on the T was the second book, Beneath the Surface is the third installment and A Twist of Fortune is the newest book in the series.

He is a member of Ottawa Independent Writers, Capital Crime Writers, the Crime Writers of Canada and the Newfoundland Writers’ Guild. 

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Book Giveaway!

Enter to win an autographed copy of Mike Martin’s The Walker on the Cape: Book 1 of the Sgt. Windflower Mysteries series!  Leave comments on each blog stop for 5 extra entries!


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