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Blurb Blitz Tour & #Giveaway: Havana Blues by David Pereda

Welcome to the Blurb Blitz Tour for Havana Blues by David Pereda. The author will be awarding a $25 Amazon or Barnes and Noble GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour. Follow the tour by clicking on the banner image above. Comment on each participating blog page to gain more entries.

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Genre: Historical Coming-of-Age novel

Published On: December 22nd, 2017

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Blurb:

The year is 1952 and Ramon Rodriguez’s life as a teenager in fun-loving Havana is filled with typical activities and concerns: girls, education, religion, baseball, parties, and hanging out with friends. The country is enjoying a period of prosperity and happiness–until General Batista stages a coup that topples the government and Ramon’s life is flung into chaos.

 

In a few short years, the carefree fifties morph into a vicious and repressive dictatorship highlighted by corruption, organized gambling, school closures, student demonstrations, police brutality, and assassinations.

 

As Ramon experiences the thrills of his first romantic relationship, graduates from school, and struggles to plan for an uncertain future, he is forced to make important decisions that may be dangerous to him, his family, his friends, and his girlfriend – the beautiful Sonia — and could turn deadly.

 

 

 

A car turned the corner with a screeching of tires. With
mechanical harmony, another screeching echoed from the opposite
direction.

Siren noises combined to wreck the peacefulness and drown my
father’s voice as two cars skidded face to face in front of my house. I
recognized the blue and white stripes. Car doors opened and
slammed. A stream of policemen armed with rifles and machine guns
crashed through the garden door and spilled over our garden like
insects.

My mother shrieked once. My father stood paralyzed.

I stared in growing disbelief at the bulk who loped into the
garden and stopped just outside the bright range of the porch lights.
The clean-shaven face, the brittle smile, were familiar to me. So was
the voice.

‘Buenas noches,’ Santana said. ‘Lovely night, isn’t it?’

Even with a veneer of politeness, Santana’s voice made the hair
in the back of my neck stand on end.

‘What’s the meaning of this?’ my father asked, surprising me.
‘Crashing into our house, as if we were common criminals.’
Santana’s stare was cold. ‘Just doing my duty, Señor Rodriguez.’
He turned to me, smoothing out the front of my dinner jacket
with his hand. ‘You’re very elegant tonight,’ he said. ‘Don’t tell me,
let me guess. You were at the Club Profesionales, weren’t you?’

‘Yes, we were,’ my mother said sharply, ‘and we had to leave
because of some terrorists. Disgusting. And on his graduation dance
night too.’ She glared at Santana.

He gave her a polite smile, more of a smirk, and turned to me.

‘Being in the building as you were, you could have planted that bomb
very easily, couldn’t you?’

‘What? You think I…? No!’

‘No what?’

‘No, I couldn’t.’ My heart pounded in my chest. ‘My mother can
testify to that.’

My mother had turned a chalky white and her lips were open
and round like an O. She seemed at a loss for words.

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About David Pereda

Author Photo David Pereda

David Pereda was born in Havana, Cuba. The award-winning author of seven previous novels, he enjoys crafting political thrillers and edgy mainstream novels with unique characters placed in exotic settings. He has traveled to more than thirty countries and speaks four languages. Before devoting his time solely to writing and teaching, David had a successful international consulting career with global giant Booz Allen Hamilton, where he worked with the governments of Mexico, Venezuela, Peru and Qatar, among others.

A member of MENSA, David earned his MBA from Pepperdine University in California. He earned bachelor degrees in English literature and mathematics at the University of South Florida in Tampa.

He lives in artistic Asheville, North Carolina, with his youngest daughter Sophia, where he teaches mathematics and English at the Asheville-Buncombe Community College. He loves sports and is an accomplished competitor in track and show-jumping equestrian events.

 

 

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Mindy Bel

Thanks for the great giveaway!
This book looks like an amazing read!

Laurajj
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Laurajj

Oh this sounds so good. David is a new author for me…I cannot wait to see what else he has written! Excited to read this one!

James Robert
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James Robert

Hope your Saturday is a terrific one! Thanks for the giveaway and all the hard work you put into bringing it to us.

Casey Garvey
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Casey Garvey

How did the story come about!

James Robert
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James Robert

I appreciate the chance at winning this giveaway thanks so much!

Lily B
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Interesting, I do like stories set in this type of period

Cynthia R
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Cynthia R

I was wondering what the author is working on next?

Victoria
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Victoria

Sounds like a great book!

Mary
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Mary

Sounds like a great read.

Bernie Wallace
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Bernie Wallace

What fictional literary place would you like to visit? Thanks for the giveaway. I hope that I win.

Sandra Watts
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This should be interesting. Thanks for hosting.

david pereda
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I want to thank you for hosting me in your blog today. I’ll be checking in and out throughout the day — before, in-between and after my classes — to answer questions or respond to comments from your readers about Havana Blues, my next upcoming book to be released in March, or any other topic regarding my writing. I’m looking forward to having a fun day interacting with your readers and with you. Again, my thanks.

James Robert
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James Robert

Congrats on the tour and thank you for the excerpt and giveaway.

david pereda
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Thank you, James. Good luck on the giveaway.

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Thanks for hosting!

Solange
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Solange

Sounds like a great read. Thanks for sharing. Love the excerpt and book cover too.

david pereda
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Thank you, Solange.

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Lisa Brown

I enjoyed getting to know your book; congrats on the tour and I hope it is a fun one for you 🙂

david pereda
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Thank you Lisa, and good luck on the giveaway.

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