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Aloha gang, today we are meeting a totally groovy author, TERRY AMBROSE who has two books just published this week. Paradise, Passion, Murder  is a Hawaiian anthology of mysteries up for pre-order.

You can find it here: http://www.amazon.com/Paradise-Passion-Murder-Mystery-Hawaii-ebook/dp/B017KY86ZY/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1446913445&sr=1-1&keywords=paradise+passion+murder 

But today we are gonna ask him some really dumb questions and promote his new Kindle Worlds novella Tough Choices: A Hawai’i Parkour Adventure Book 1! This is part of superstar author Toby Neal’s Lei Crime Series and a really hot read!

You can check it out here: http://www.amazon.com/The-Lei-Crime-Series-Adventure-ebook/dp/B017DYYVF0/

OR comment on this post to enter the draw to win a FREE kindle copy!! Yeah….ALOHA!

1. Hi Terry, what’s your favorite cocktail? I’ll have the cabana boys whip one up for you while I ask you some stupid, I mean important questions.
I used to love Pina Coladas as my umbrella drink of choice, but I’ve got Celiac, which means rum is off the table. As such, my drink of choice would be a margarita unless the cabana boys can’t guarantee it’s made with tequila from the agave plant. If I decide the cabana boy doesn’t have the tolerance or knowledge to deal with my questions about how he’ll mix the drink, I’ll just go with a glass of red wine.
2. Hey, our cabana boys can make ANYTHING! So, are you a beach goer? If so, what do you wear? Boardshorts? Speedo? Or do you frequent the nude end of the beach?
Seriously? A speedo—on the beach? Yikes! When I’m swimming laps—which I do—that’s one thing. But a speedo on the beach is not my thing.
3.  Who do you know that is most likely to have been abducted by aliens?
I’m pretty sure a friend of mine, his name is Brae Wyckoff, was abducted at some point. You see, his license plate when fully spelled out is Jedi Brae. He has to have been abducted and spent time on an intergalactic cruiser because he writes fantasy about a foreign world. There’s all sorts of magic and swordplay and stuff like that. How could he write such a detailed story unless he spent time with little furry guys and stormtroopers? Who would think up that stuff if they hadn’t been there? If you don’t believe me, check him out at braewyckoff.com.
4. I will! Now, back to you. If you could have any accent in the world, which one would you choose?
Oh man, which accent? That’s tough. It would probably come down to Spanish or Southern. I’d like Southern because they get to use all those “ya’lls” and talk real slow, which is great when you get older because it gives you more time to think up the next word. Spanish would be cool, too, because I could probably adopt a “smouldering stare” or “fiery eyes.” Then again, that sounds pretty tiring. Maybe I’ll just go with Southern. 
5. You’re stuck on a deserted island after a three hour tour that goes awry. Name six people alive or dead that you’d like to be marooned with…and your fantasy castaway meal
The trouble with questions like this is you always wonder who’s going to get cranky because they got left off. Well, here goes anyway. I’d start with Thomas Jefferson. My first question to him would be, so what really happened when you were over in France? Number two would be Benjamin Franklin. I’d have a bunch of questions for him, including, what was your secret to picking up so many chicks? My third choice would be Rene Russo. I want to see if she’s really still that sexy in person and watch old Ben drool all over himself because this would be my party and not his. For my last three, I’d pick writers I’ve done interviews with: Sue Grafton, Ace Atkins, and Phillip Margolin. All three seem very down-to-earth and I’d love to talk books, writing, and life during our little cruise. As for that castaway meal, I’d choose something that doesn’t let anyone get too pretentious—barbecue chicken, corn on the cob, and potato salad. We’d probably top it off with something decadently rich—chocolate, chocolate, and more chocolate.
Tough Choices: A Hawai’i Parkour Adventure Book 1 SYNOPSIS:

Marty Fitch might be living in paradise, but he’s operating in a world where lies are the norm, retribution is swift, and danger lurks around every corner. With the police on his trail, a killer hunting him, and a friend’s life in the balance, Marty must choose his next move carefully. Otherwise, his new career as a crime-fighting video blogger might be over before it starts.

Tough Choices takes place during Black Jasmine and Shattered Palms. The story brings Pono to Honolulu for a temporary assignment on an interagency drug task force.




“Kaiko Fitch here,” I whisper into the mic. It feels good using the name I’ve adopted since arriving here in Hawai‘i. “I’m streaming live video from the rooftop of the old five-and-dime on Kalākaua. You’re witnessing a sting operation being run by the Honolulu Police Department on a midlevel drug dealer, Damien Villa. The man HPD wants to arrest could be the key to much bigger fish in the Hawai‘i drug trade.”

The sun is incredibly intense on this rooftop, but I’m not about to miss this story. I peer through the video camera lens, see one undercover cop dressed in an aloha shirt, then another looking more sinister. “SWAT has been staging two blocks away on a side street. The detectives are in position. When the hammer comes down on Damien Villa, the traffic will go into total gridlock. And that should be happening right—now.”

Nothing happens.

“For some reason the guy who was making the delivery backed off, folks. Kaiko Fitch, doing surveillance on a live drug sting.” I resist the temptation to close with my real name and the personal tagline I enjoyed so much on the mainland—Marty Fitch, one creative son-of-a-bitch.

What’s holding things up? I know things happen on island time, but I didn’t think drug dealers worked that way. The sting should go down any minute. Soon, it has to be soon. In the interrogation room, Villa won’t stand a chance against Pono. It might take awhile, but he’d eventually realize midlevel flunkies were too far down the food chain to do anything other than cooperate.  He’d have no choice but to do his time or turn on the higher ups. He was one thing only to all parties—expendable.

The smart money says my cousin Pono will flip him in less than an hour. Pono’s that good at his job. This takedown could be a big break. It might even get him out of the shadow of Lei Texeira. She may have been his partner, but she’d gone on to bigger and better—the FBI, in fact—while Pono had been slotted as someone to pass over.

Movement on the street below breaks my train of thought. “Here we go, folks. It’s happening.” My voice is nothing more than a whisper. I don’t want to give away my surveillance. “This doesn’t look good. One of Villa’s men just showed up and is talking to his boss. Whatever he’s saying, it looks pretty hush hush.”

Villa nods. The man who spoke with him circles his finger in the air. The men break ranks. “Villa and his men are heading for their trucks…They’re so nonchalant. Oh my God, they’re leaving. This is a terrible blow to HPD. They’ve lost the arrest. There was no deal. It could take months of surveillance to recover from this terrible blow.”

“Honolulu Police! Freeze!”

I whirl around. Four HPD SWAT vests, one from the FBI…and guns, lots of guns.

Lei Texeira is marching toward me with her gun drawn. What the hell’s going on?

They’re all decked out in body armor. They look pissed. Why are they aiming at me?

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  1. Love this interview with the crazy questions.

  2. What a hilarious interview. I loved it! I have your book on my Kindle and I will be diving in this week. Best of luck with your sales, Terry. Aloha!

  3. Thanks for having me as a guest, AJ. By the way, the short URL for the book on Amazon is http://www.amazon.com/The-Lei-Crime-Series-Adventure-ebook/dp/B017DYYVF0/

  4. Thanks for being here and being such a great sport, Terry! Aloha!

  5. Thank you Pattycakes. You’re up in two weeks. I promise your questions will be equally stupid! xxx

  6. Thank you Sharon!

  7. Sharon has won the free ebook. Congratulations Sharon and enjoy your book!

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