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Book Description(AMAZON)

Publication Date: March 1, 2013
The Ice Woman Assignment: This is the 4th novel in the Stark & O Brien adventure series. Morgan Stark & Felicity O Brien battle Anaconda, female leader of a Colombian drug cartel with a secret weapon: psychic slaves who can predict their every move. Anaconda is importing a new drug known simply as ice. Federal agencies hope Stark & O Brien s street connections can help them trace the source of the new drug before it becomes too popular to stop. The action becomes more intense when Stark and O Brien go to Colombia to face the killers on their own turf.

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MBA&M: Please give our readers some insight into D.B. Corey.

D.B.: Well, I’m an average guy, married, a couple of grown kids … a working stiff. I like dogs, kids, sports and lots-o-other stuff. I’m a Conservative, and I’d like to say I’m looking forward to retirement, but because of the economy and some questionable decisions earlier in my life, retirement is not in my immediate future. I’ve done many things in my life: construction worker, electrician, musician, safecracker (legit), some college, Navy flyer, athlete, computer technician … and now, writer. See? Just an average guy.

MBA&M: Since “CHAIN OF EVIDENCE” is your first thriller, where did the idea come from?

D.B.: A friend of mine asked me that very same question the other day. Like most writer’s, I tend to ask myself ‘what if’ questions, but then I generally take it a step further and ask, ‘what happens next?’ This idea came while watching a police spot on the evening news. I asked myself—What if someone in the evidence custody chain wanted to cover up a crime: one committed either by them, or by someone important to them… say a wife, or a child. How could they cover up the crime by manipulating the chain? But more importantly … how would they do it in order to incriminate someone else?

MBA&M: What made you decide to write a thriller?

D.B.: It was my first attempt at writing a book. I like thrillers. I like cop stories. Seemed like the logical choice.

MBA&M: What are three words to describe “CHAIN OF EVIDENCE”?

D.B.: Startling—Engaging—Unpredictable

MBA&M: What was your favorite part about writing “CHAIN OF EVIDENCE”; what was the worst?

D.B.: My favorite part – creating the story, the settings, the characters, and the twist. Especially the twist.

The worst part – Trying to please everyone who critiqued it. I eventually learned that I couldn’t please everyone. So I focused on pleasing myself. I figured that if I liked it, then maybe two or three others would too.

MBA&M: When writing, do you get lost in your story, do the characters jump off the page, or are they a little slow appearing?

D.B.: I never get “lost” in the story while I’m writing, simply because it’s not a story until it’s finished. Much like other writers, I usually begin with an idea, develop an ending to steer the story toward, and fill in the middle as I go. Yep, I have an idea of what the middle should be, but I keep the end in sight … unless I have an epiphany and see a better ending. Then I change it, but the cost in doing that involves much re-writing.

As far as my characters’ appearances in the sequence, it depends on which character it is. The intro character usually jumps right out. He has to if you’re going to grab your readers. The rest come along when I need them. Then I get to know them better during the re-writing. That’s when the characters become real. When I discuss with Maggie, I speak of them as if they were living, breathing people. Because to me, that’s what they are, but she thinks I’m nuts.

MBA&M: Who would you credit your desire to write to and why?

D.B.: Maggie. She makes me believe I can do anything.

MBA&M: What was the first book you remember reading?

D.B.: Well, not counting The Little Engine That Could and others like it, I’d have to say it was The Old Man and the Sea by Hemingway. Santiago and the Fish. I didn’t read it because I wanted to. I was required for 11th grade English. I wouldn’t have picked it up my own, but once I did….

MBA&M: What are some interesting quirks about you, your writing, and your day?

D.B: Interesting quirks about me…. How much time did you say we have?

I suppose that being a little OCD and driving my wife crazy counts as a quirk, but other than that, I fancy myself a bit of a comedian and enjoy making people laugh. I try to inject a little humor in my writing, albeit subtle or tongue-in-cheek most of the time. I just hope people “get it.” My humor can be a little offbeat.

My day consists of maintaining network and storage equipment for one of my employer’s major customers. Yes, … I’m a geek.

MBA&M: What do you hope readers will come away with by reading “CHAIN OF EVIDENCE”?

D.B.: First and foremost, I hope they come away flabbergasted—with a sense of satisfaction—when they discover that things aren’t what they seem. Secondly, I’d like to give the reader a peek at an ageing cop who is nearing the end of his career, but not the end of his life, and how the loss of faculties he once took for granted leaves him feeling bitter and worthless, as he builds a case for self-pity.

MBA&M: Please tell our readers where to connect with you, and where they may purchase “CHAIN OF EVIDENCE”. Thank you for spending time with us and our readers today!

D.B.:You are very welcome, and like any good writer trying to market themselves, I have a Facebook account (Please Like me), a LinkedIn account (please Connect with me) , and a Twitter account (Please Follow me). And … I have a website: www.dbcorey.com. There is an excerpt of CoE there, along with a little about me, a link to my blog, and my email address. The book will be available for pre-sale on Amazon.com and all online book markets beginning August.

Thank you so much for having me.

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A serial killer stalks the streets of Baltimore, and Moby Truax is assigned the case of his career.
Problem is, his career is over.
The last thing an old detective wants is to chase a serial killer, especially one who disappears, and leaves the killing to a copycat.

Can Truax solve the case of two killers? Or will his young captain relieve him of duty, and perhaps his pension as well.



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Thanks to Sandra and Intrigue Publishing we are offering 1 lucky commenter an E-Book Copy of “Chain of Evidence” by D.B. Corey.The giveaway copy will be an ARC of the title, and the publisher ask that in return of this giveaway you give an honest review of this title.

All you need do is make a comment and write an honest review of the title,after receiving the title. of course. Giveaway will run from today March 19 until March 26,2013.




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I’m the author of five novels in the Hannibal Jones Mystery Series and four in the Stark and O’Brien adventure series.  My short stories have been in six anthologies including Wolfmont Press’ Dying in a Winter Wonderland – an Independent Mystery Booksellers Association Top Ten Bestseller for 2008.  I’m featured in the Edgar nominated African American Mystery Writers: A Historical and Thematic Study by Frankie Y. Bailey.  After a career in the Army, I now handle media relations for the Defense Department.  I teach writing classes at Anne Arundel Community College and I am helping the team that will bring you the Creatures, Crimes and Creativity conference in September.  As you can see, I like to keep busy
MBA&M: What was your inspiration behind “The Ice Woman Assignment”? Is this part of a series, if so can it be read as a stand-alone?
AUSTIN:The Ice Woman Assignment is the 4th book in the Stark & O’Brien thriller series.  While the books are sequential, I believe this one can be read as a stand-alone.  I was fascinated by the idea of my heroes facing off against something as big as a drug cartel, and with how they’d deal with an enemy who had a paranormal advantage to match their own.
MBA&M: What is the allure of mystery, and intrigue, do you feel for today’s readers?
AUSTIN:I think many readers want to escape the world they live in, which is both dangerous and boring.  they want to live in a place that is filled with excitement, but also like to visit a place where the bad guys can be identified and the problems are simple enough to be solved.  Many also crave a world  where the the good guys always win and the villains get what they deserve.
MBA&M: How hard is it to write about drug smuggling, drug cartels, and where did you find your research?
AUSTIN:There’s a great deal of information in the public domain about these criminal organizations, but most of my research consists of what appears in newspapers and magazines.  I’m more interested in what they do than anything else.  A lot of the background I find easy to just make up.  The people who know the truth aren’t going to speak out that I’m wrong.
MBA&M: What where the challenges in writing this title?
AUSTIN:There were psychological aspects to this novel that were hard for me to handle at times, and for any man there is the consistent challenge of properly representing a female protagonist.  Plus, killing off a well-developed character is always hard for a writer to do.
MBA&M: Now, let’s talk about you, have you always wanted to be a writer? If not writing what would you be doing? AND What are some of  your favorite pastime activities?
AUSTIN:I was writing comic books in junior high school and have never stopped creating fiction.  I also write as a journalist for the Defense Department so if I wasn’t writing fiction I’d be doing more of that.  But it’s hard to imagine NOT writing fiction, even if I was only writing for my own amusement.  When I’m not at the keyboard I love to shoot (paper targets, not live ones like my fictional characters.)  I also love to READ a great thriller or mystery, and watch WAY too much TV.
MBA&M: Please tell our readers how to connect to you and where they may purchase your title?
AUSTIN:I welcome reader input at ascamacho@hotmail.com.  they should check my web site – www.ascamacho.com – talk to me on Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/austin.camacho.author – or hit me on Twitter – @ascamacho .

My novels are available at all bookstores and if you don’t see them on the shelf, please ask them to order them.  Of course they’re always on Amazon.com

Austin, do you have anything to add?

I try to appear personally at a lot of events and mystery writer’s conferences.  I hope your readers will friend me on Facebook so they’ll know where I’ll be next because I love meeting and talking with fans.  If you’re going Bouchercon, in Albany NY, Thrillerfest in New York, Bay to Ocean in Maryland, Malice Domestic in Bethesda Maryland, Creatures, Crimes and Creativity in Baltimore Maryland, please look for me!






  • Paperback: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Intrigue Publishing (March 1, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 097947888X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0979478888

Book Description(From Amazon)


Release date: March 1, 2013
In The Ice Woman Assignment, Morgan Stark and Felicity O’Brian battle drug smugglers. A new drug known simply as Ice is being imported by a Colombian group known as the Escorpionistas. Morgan, a retired mercenary soldier, and Felicity, a retired jewel thief, operate a security business, and federal agencies hope their street connections can help them trace the source of the new drug before it becomes too popular to stop. Morgan and Felicity have a special gift, a psychic link that alerts them to danger. But the leader of the Escorpionistas, a woman known as Anaconda, has a secret weapon too: clairvoyant brothers who warn her of the threat Morgan and Felicity will pose. Even before they begin the case, Morgan and Felicity are attacked, and in their first contact with the Escorpionistas, Felicity is injured in a way that shakes her confidence. Frederico, one of Anaconda s psychics, escapes her control and asks Felicity to protect him. This begins an extensive chase, as our heroes dodge killers from California to Texas while following the clues that lead to discovering how the Ice is getting into the USA. But that victory is short lived, as Frederico is recaptured by the Escorpionistas That s when Morgan and Felicity take the battle to Colombia. Their attack on the cartel s headquarters leads first to their capture, then to an explosive finish as they face death suspended beneath Anaconda s helicopter. The Ice Woman Assignment is the fourth in a series of adventures featuring Morgan and Felicity. Morgan Start and Felicity O Brian battle Anaconda, female leader of a drug cartel with a secret weapon: psychic slaves who can predict their every move. The action becomes more intense when Stark and O Brien go to Colombia to face the killers on their own turf.



(Sponsored by the publisher)

Thanks to Sandra,at Intrigue Publishing we are offering 1 lucky commenter an e-book copy (PDF) of
The Ice Woman Assignment by Austin S. Camacho. The giveaway copy will be ARC copies of the book and the publisher ask that the winner give an honest review of it.

*Must leave a valid e-mail address with your comment*Giveaway will run from today March 1 until March 8,2013.



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