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Friday, April 24, 2009

Sneak preview...

Shush.... don't tell anyone, but here's a bit about my sixth book, IVORY which will be released in Australia on August 1, and South Africa in September (I think).

All you literary agents and publishing houses elsewhere around the world hoping to cash in on the current wave of publicity abut modern day piracy off the coast of Africa, pay attention:


IVORY

Alex Tremain is a pirate in trouble.

The two women in his life – his financial adviser and his mechanic – have left him. He’s facing a mounting tide of debts and his crew of modern-day buccaneers is getting restless. What Alex really wants is to re-open his parents’ five-star hotel on the Island of Dreams, off the coast of Mozambique.

But a chance raid on a ship sets the Chinese triads after him and, to add to his woes, corporate lawyer Jane Humphries lands, literally, in his lap. Another woman is the last thing Captain Tremain needs right now – especially one whose lover is a ruthless shipping magnate.

Before he knows it, Alex is embroiled in two separate and equally risky pursuits – one takes him to South Africa’s Kruger National Park and will pay enough for him to re-open his hotel, and the other involves the love of a lifetime. Can Alex pull off this one last heist and walk away with both prizes?

30 comments :

Heidihi said...

You can't just leave us with that little bit!
It looks good and I'm looking forward to reading it in August.

Les said...

Heidihi is right we need more,we have just enough to keep us intrigued, but then I suppose we don't want to spoil it.
We really have something to look forward to.
Roll on September.

Trin said...

You truly are a rotten tease.

Poor Les, we will be waxing lyrical while you have to wait another month - maybe one of us Aussies can send you a pirate copy!

Out of pure curiosity and nothing more - would any of you WA followers be from Scarborough, I dare to ask?

ali g said...

LOFs are in for a treat with this brilliant book.
Lookimg forward to the final print copy.
<^..^>

Trin said...

And you are a rotten tease as well - obviously runs in the family!

Crookedpaw said...

So how much do I give to the rhinos for a signed copy?

(The word verification letters for this post were SQUED. Of course, everyone knows that's the sound heard when one steps on a squid.)

Anonymous said...

When you step on a squid it's SQUEEEEEEEEEEEED. Awesome piece of writing re the teddy on the bench - even though I wanted to puke - who/what did you draw on for that?

TIS said...

I agree with Trin - Tony, you really are a rotten tease!!! But that tiny little bit sounds great - can't wait to read the whole thing!

TIS said...

Tis me again - I just changed my pic and wanted to see if it worked :)

Oh, just in case anyone's interested, yes those are my hands holding a male lion's paw!!! And yes he was alive - albeit drugged!!! :)

Herr Doktor said...

great intro tony, looking forward to it !!
Trin I live in the suburb next to Scarborough, I once had to transport our fearless author friend from our house to Swanbourne at 0730 hrs when he been up all night telling tall stories - he is such a story teller
Dok

dozycow said...

I'm with Trin - you are a tease.......but it does sound wonderful, looking forward to the release date !!

Trin said...

Herr Doktor - I think I may have got the suburb wrong - thank you. My bro lived in Cottesloe and I spent a bit of time over there - he is one for (extra) tall stories himself and I was checking, in a roundabout way, whether he had given me another porky. Confirmed not, I think.

ali g said...

Just fell off my chair reading a wonderful description of you by Tracey on her Salmagundi blog.
ha ha

dozycow said...

I have a new pic too - many thanks Trin.

Ali : I just read Tracey's description - very funny...

Trin said...

I hope you didn't hurt yourself this morning Ali G. I myself went straight to salmagundi and had to subsequently change my underwear - loved it, loved it.

Dozy - that's much better.. Tis - you must be doing something wrong with your prodile cos we cant see your picture??

Trin said...

Woops, need to trim the fingernails!

Crookedpaw said...

No. SQUEEEEEEEEEEEED is the sound one hears when one steps on a squid and then proceeds to grind it into the ground with one's heel. SQUED is a normal step.

Obviously a tyro at the science of written sound effects. :>)

As for the "Metamorphosis" piece, thank you. It comes from a friend. At the time, she was going through some emotional storms which she couldn't explain, until she realised that her own daughter had just reached the same age as she had been when it occured.

Anonymous said...

Ali G : what a pretty pussy – you great big wuss.
I will grant that it is a very cute, cuddly looking ball of fluff, but it looks like a picture a little girl would have on her profile…….
Not what we would expect from a MAN who wants to spank girls from Underbelly at all (you wish).
Then again, it probably ties in with someone who is desperate to win a chook raffle at the local pub ?
MSP - not to be confused with MS (from salmagundi’s site).
Crookedpaw, I can't believe you counted how many e's in Squeeeeeeeeeeeed. And you are right, it is the ground heel effect

ali g said...

Anon, if you're a bloke I'll send you one of my 'Real Men Like Cats' bumper stickers.
If you're a sheila, you're probably excited about the spanking so I'll send the spanking team around to see you and I'll even through in my 'dog walloping stick' as an extra treat. You'll just love it . Pure ecstasy..promise. he he..
Note new pic of my big tuff lion boy Claude. Now that's a pussy cat hey!
Now ..back to "Ivory' have I mentioned what a treat you are all in for?
The heroine 'Jane Humphries' what a girl!
have lodged adoption papers for her.
[Hi Jane]


Mr Wuss <^..^>

ali g said...

woops throw not through duh

tonypark said...

Thanks all for the comments. If you want more of "Ivory" you will just have to start saving and buy it when it comes out.

Anonymous, please keep it nice. No more criticising of people's profiles and no fighting on the blog... any of you.

Let's all be nice.

Anonymous said...

suitably chastised

TIS said...

Thanks Trin - hopefully it'll work this time :)

Muriel said...

I have a picture of Claude, along with my own LOP (Legion of Pets), on my desktop. He is One Fine Cat.

Les said...

Thanks Trin for your kind thoughts of sending me a pirate copy.

A Lawyer Mom's Musings said...

Hmmm. Lawyers in laps. Am definitely intrigued.

tonypark said...

"Pirate copies"? These bad puns must stop, people, but thanks for your interest.

Welcome, lawyer mom, you should see what my lawyer gets up to with the pirate!

grandmaberyl said...

Last Xmas I was with the parentals opening the pressies when my mother says to my dear father "I bought you a Tony Park book because the Canberra Times recommended it as the best thriller out at the moment." See? Not all bad things come from the 'berra. I'm sure Ivory will be on the xmas list this year too.

Flea said...

Can't wait
can't wait
Can't wait
Can't wait
Can't wait

Anonymous said...

I have read 3 of your first 5 books and I already have the other two an about to start reading them!

So far I would have to say Far Horizon and Silent Predator are my favourites.

I look forward to your 6th book being released in August!
Regards
Richo