Thursday, June 6, 2013

The Disillusioned by D.J. Williams #BlurbBlitz #Excerpt

Today I'm hosting the Blurb Blitz Tour for The Disillusioned by D.J. Williams.
Enjoy the excerpt he's sharing and don't forget to leave a comment. One randomly drawn commenter will win a $30 Amazon gift certificate.

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D.J. Williams
A mother’s suicide threatens to destroy a family legacy. Her sons, Sam and Daniel, are forced to leave their comfortable worlds behind and search for a woman they believe can unlock the secrets that have remained hidden. They are propelled into separate journeys from Los Angeles to the heart of the Zambezi where they are forced to confront a man known as Die Duiwel, the Devil. On their adventures they will find themselves in a place where death is one breath away, where thousands of children are disappearing into the darkness, and where the woman they are searching for is on the hunt for revenge. When they stand face-to-face with the forgotten slaves of Africa they will fight to redeem what has been lost.   


Drops of rain turned into a torrential downpour as Danny and Sam stood drenched at the edge of a deep hole and a fresh mound of dirt. The casket had already been lowered into the ground, evident by the arm of a crane hovering overhead. A groundskeeper kept his distance a few yards away, careful to allow the boys their final goodbye.

A week ago they were living their own life, far removed from the darkness that had stolen their mother. One shouldered the guilt of a tarnished legacy while the other grew increasingly restless to return to his isolated world.
Danny was still reeling from his face to face with Bowman. How were they going to pay back the money? Where was the money? Why was it stolen in the first place? Should they even do anything, since neither was legally liable? He needed answers.

A wave of anger flushed over Danny as he thought of all his family had lost. Thousands of sermons preached by a man who now seemed as addicted to the almighty dollar as the people who passed the offering plate. He knew his father kept secrets, but nothing had prepared him for the news Bowman planted on him.


“A fast-paced mystery…you won’t put it down until
you’ve unlocked the secrets and lies to find the truth.”
Judith McCreary, Co-Executive Producer
Law & Order: SVU, Criminal Minds, & CSI

“ indelible picture painted with suspense.”
Mitch Kruse, Author of Restoration Road

“An engrossing tale…makes you think about the world we live in and your place in it.”
Tony Guerrero, Founder of F.A.C.T. Alliance: Fight Against Child Trafficking



With the DNA of a world traveler, Williams was born in Hong Kong, has ventured into the jungles of the Amazon, the bush of Africa, and the slums of the Far East, to share stories of those who are overcoming incredible odds. He is the co-author of Restoration Road with Mitch Kruse and has produced and directed over 140 television episodes syndicated on NBC, ABC, FOX and various cable networks worldwide. Currently, he lives in Los Angeles, California with his wife.



Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thank you for hosting

Mary Preston said...

I am impressed by the Review Sound Bytes. Always good to know.


D.J. Williams said...

Thank you for hosting The Disillusioned today! Ask me any questions you'd like about the novel and I'll be sure to reply.

Ingeborg said...

Sounds like a very good read.


Shannon R said...

Is the story setting based upon real places you been then or is it purely fictional?

fencingromein at hotmail dot com

Anonymous said...

This looks very intriguing!


D.J. Williams said...

Shannon, most of the places in the story I've actually been to. I think it helped add a heightened sense of reality. There are a few places I'd like to see one day so I had to research those quite a bit.

Karen H in NC said...

Your book sounds like an exciting story. Did you use real people to help you visualize your characters and if so, who were they?

kareninnc at gmail dot com

D.J. Williams said...

Many of the characters I based off of people I have met over the years. I couldn't say if any of them were based one specific person, but more of a mix of people.