Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Blog Tour: The Enigma Dragon by Breakfield & Burkey #blogtour #interview #thriller #technothriller @EnigmaSeries @RABTBookTours

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Book 9 in The Enigma Series
Date Published:
September 2017 (Paperback and eBook)
Jun 10 2019 (Audio Formats on Audible and iTunes)
Publisher: ICABOD Press

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Mike and Marge control ePETRO, an oil shipping business with offices in London and New York, but they don't have the same business goals in mind. Marge intends to sell the North Koreans uranium in addition to oil obtained illegally from the government sanctioned Middle East. But Mike may have other plans, mainly, keeping the profits of these sales for himself.

Then there is the shadowy Steven Christopher, who oversees the information runners who are charged with staying off the grid, is working several angles behind the scenes. Steven is the only one trusted by both Marge and Mike, but why?

Do the vast amounts of information and technology available hold humans’ hostage? Do analog communications sidestep your vulnerability in a digital world?

As Juan and Julie RodrĂ­guez send their operatives, Ernesto, Tyler, Summit, Mercedes, Brayson, and George out across the globe to track down these foot soldiers also known as Analog Information Mules, they'll discover the horrible potential treats, and learn about each other along the way.

Julie heads to London to fill the gap undercover inside ePetro, when she finds herself in the center of all the trouble. When Julie disappears, Juan drops everything to find her.

Even with all their information gathering sources and machinery, the R-Group fears she is lost.

Award winning authors, Breakfield and Burkey, take readers on a new techno thriller adventure with their 9th book in The Enigma Series. The Enigma Dragon is chilling journey across four continents, and twelve cities that uncovers terrifying possibilities of what is to become of our world if the CATS team cannot defeat our enemies.

What are Readers saying

Kirkus “Astute prose and an unwavering pace energized by first-rate characters and subplots.”

“The action could be considered exciting and visceral, but the antagonists are the selling points for this book, lifting the plot out of multiple perspectives and scene-shifting (the action takes place across four continents).”

“Any lover of thrillers or techno-thrillers will enjoy this book a lot.”

“The clever ingenuity in this book astounds me (the holy man... so quickly creative!)”

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Is There a Message in Your Novel That You Want Readers to Grasp?
Breakfield and Burkey want to illustrate that not all technology is created equal, nor to cyber thugs play fair. The Enigma Dragon also has a message to maintain situational awareness.

Is there anything you find particularly challenging in your writing?
Breakfield and Burkey write as co-authors so making certain the story has a single voice is one big challenge. We also sometimes have differences of opinion which are quickly resolved with rock, paper, scissors best 3 our of 5.  We won’t tell you who wins.

How many books have you written and which is your favorite?
The Enigma Series includes 10 books and book 11 is scheduled for release in January 2020 The Enigma Beyond. They are all favorites because they are all different and, for us, familiar, like children. The one we are working on now if the favorite because it is the focus.

If You had the chance to cast your main character from Hollywood today, who would you pick and why?
Rob Lowe as Quip because he is a compelling actor who would be able to bring the humor side sarcasm of the character perfectly.

When did you begin writing?
We actually each wrote in school and enjoyed it, but after school went onto life. In the life arena we met doing technical writing for a major technology manufacturer. We decided later that fictional writing using technology would be a lot more fun and we had so many people we could write about. 

How long did it take to complete your first book?
We had the content done in about 9 months. It was the publishing effort that took it to a year. The first book, The Enigma Factor, was recently released as a 2nd edition to provide a more concise story forced on identity theft.

Did you have an author who inspired you to become a writer?
 No single author inspired us, but we were certainly influenced by Tolkien and Bradbury for their creative minds.

What is your favorite part of the writing process?
Finishing a solid chapter that we both agree on.  It means we reached our goal. Right behind that would be the finished book and winning an award. Awesome feeling knowing we delivered something amazing to readers.

Describe your latest book in 4 words.
Distinctive TechnoThriller series continuation

Can you share a little bit about your current work or what is in the future for your writing?
 Our next story, The Enigma Beyond is in pre-order in December 2019 and available January 2020. The Amazon preorder will be a one-time offer of the Ebook version for only $.99. The focus of the book is Who will win the AI wars!

We are also working on book 12, working title, The Enigma Combat. Follow our social media as we ramp in the summer to talking about the evolving story.

About the Authors

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Breakfield – A renowned technology solutions architect with 25+ years of experience in security, hybrid data/telecom environments, unified communications, enjoys leveraging his professional skills in creating these contemporary TechnoThriller stories. He likes studying World War II history, travel, and cultural exchanges everywhere he can. Charles’ love of wine tastings, cooking, and Harley riding has found ways into The Enigma Series. He is convinced that being a part of his father’s military career in various outposts, has positively contributed to his many characters and the various character perspectives he brings into the series. He has accepted the challenge to try to teach Burkey humor and has added this to the stories in an unexpected manner.

Burkey – A renowned customer experience, business architect optimizes customer solutions on their technology foundation. She has been a featured speaker, subject matter expert, interviewer, instructor, and author of technology documents, as well as co-author of The Enigma Series. It was revealed a few years ago that writing fiction is a lot more fun than white papers or documentation and Rox took it to heart. As a child she helped to lead the other kids with exciting new adventures built on make believe characters. As a Girl Scout until high school she also contributed to the community in the Head Start program. Rox enjoys family, learning, listening to people, any kind of travel, outdoors, sewing, cooking, and imagining the possibilities.

Breakfield & Burkey – Combine their professional expertise, knowledge of the world from both business and personal travels, many characters whom have crossed their paths are a part of the series character universe. They find it interesting to use the aspects of technology people are actually incorporating into their daily lives and make it one aspect a primary theme for each story. Breakfield & Burkey claim this is a perfect way to create stories that pit the cyber good guys versus the cyber bad guys. The books in this award-winning series can be thoroughly enjoyed alone or in sequence.

You can invite them to talk about their stories in private or public book readings. Burkey also enjoys interviewing authors through the Indie Beacon/iHeart Radio programs with dates of interviews showing inside the calendar page of their website Followers can see them at various book fairs, book Stores, Comic Book events, libraries and other fun venues.

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