Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Welcome to Day 2 of Breakfield and Burkey's "SHORT STORIES" Blog Tour! @EnigmaSeries @4WillsPub @4WP11 @RRBC_Org #RRBC #4WillsPub

Hello, beautiful readers! I have the honor of sharing my space today with two wonderful authors, Charles Breakfield and Rox Burkey. They are the authors of the Enigma Series as well as multiple short stories. They are currently on a "Short Stories" blog tour with 4WillsPublishing, and I am hosting them today. So, give them a warm welcome!

As a reader today, you have the chance to win an ebook copy of Hot Chocolate just by leaving a comment. They are giving away 7 copies, so don't forget to drop a note at the end. ;-)

So, let's begin! Breakfield and Burkey are going to share with you one of their amazing short stories, The Jewel. Take it away, you two!

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Julie is a creative member of the R-Group. We portray her as a cyber assassin due to her ability to identify and neutralize cyber scum. We leverage the many sides of Julie, including her endearing smile, throughout the series. The recurring cyber hero is happiest when close to the action. One of her best skills is her ability to think on her feet and cut to the chase—A no-nonsense lady.

True, Julie appears in several of the novels; however, in The Enigma Rising, she is working with our favorite pair of bad boys, Carlos and Juan, in a quid pro quo exchange. The boys got themselves into trouble with limited options. However, you’ll have to read that book to learn the whys and wherefores of their obstacles to overcome. 

As you have undoubtedly experienced at some point in your life, friendships and mutual respect can spark something even with unlikely couples. Time and space align in such a way that Juan and Julie unexpectedly share their inner emotional baggage from their younger years, which pulls them closer. When they drop their façade to protect their emotional scars, readers see humans afraid of personal relationships. This snippet is from their first friend date.

Comments from reviewers wanted to see more of these two characters. Readers also wanted to know more about Julie’s history. Writing this short story allowed us to flush out details that proved unneeded in TheEnigma Rising. We believe it is a powerful story that frames Julie’s worldview and endears her to fans.

Book Blurb:

The Jewel takes the reader to witness the struggle of a young couple in post-World War II Europe. We believe people are defined by what they triumph over.

Haddy and Otto are so in love. They started their family only to learn Haddy could have no more children. Haddy adores her daughter and helps her grow but, over time, slides down the slope of depression.

Otto, refusing to lose the love of his heart, comes to an inflection point. He coaxes Haddy out for the evening to celebrate her birthday, the first time in four years. Using his charm and wit, he plans the evening to court her like before they married.

They both dressed up in their finery for the night of celebration. Their evening progresses better than he hoped when Haddy behaves carefree as she laughs and gests with him. Walking through the alley to the theatre, they are confronted by two no accounts looking to rob them and more.

Otto instantly shifts to the warrior to protect his bride in the blink of an eye. Can one man defeat two practiced thieves and protect his wife? Their destiny is about to change as silence descends into the alley.

Enjoy the story today. https://bit.ly/The_Jewel

Rox Burkey and Charles Breakfield are co-authors for the Enigma Series. Our characters haunt us, demanding more of their stories get written. It began with a few heroes, then expanded to those with self-serving motives. We instigated this tour to provide insight and motivating factors on the shorts. We consider these fun standalone compliments to the series novels. Enjoy this tour, and please provide feedback.

Breakfield is a technology expert specifically in security, networking, voice, and anything digital. He enjoys writing, studying World War II his­tory, travel, and cultural exchanges. Charles is also a fan of wine tastings, wine-making, Harley riding, cooking extravaganzas, and woodworking. 

Burkey is a 25+ year applied technology professional who optimizes technology and business investments for global customers. She focuses on optimized customer experiences. Rox loves interviewing authors, writing white papers, reviewing books, and loves creating fiction.

Together they create award-winning stories that resonate with men and women, young and experienced adults, and bring a fresh new view to technology possibilities today. They invite you to visit their newly revised website, look around and grab some free stuff https://www.EnigmaSeries.com.

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Website:       https://www.EnigmaBookSeries.com

Blog:            https://EnigmaSeries.com

                   https://RoxBurkey.com


Connect and Follow on Social Media: 

LinkedIn:       https://www.linkedin.com/in/charlesbreakfield  and

                        https://www.linkedin.com/in/roxanneburkey

Twitter:         @EnigmaSeries and @1rburkey

Facebook:     https://www.facebook.com/TheEnigmaSeries/

YouTube:      https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6Vz4x5ctTnx3yUhZk1OJkw

To follow along with the rest of the tour, please visit the authors' tour page on the 4WillsPublishing site. If you'd like to schedule your own blog tour and have your book promoted in similar grand fashion, please click HEREThanks for supporting these authors and their work!




32 comments:

  1. Hi Rox, Hi Charles, Hi Yvette,

    Rox and Charles, I like the fact that you have made Julie and Juan more human. Honestly, I miss this all-round mix in your characters. I love that they are highly technical and deeply caught up in what they do, but I missed the emotional feelings. I listened to the audio today and feel like I understand them more. So I can go back to hearing the The Enigma series, which I have mosly in audio ,realising that the characters aren't robots but are humans with hurts and scars.

    Yvette, thank you for hosting Rox and Charles. I truly enjoyed listening to this segment on the tour.

    Wishing all three of you the very best.
    Shalom aleichem

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    1. Pat, we are glad that our audibles resonate so well with you madam. I wasn't as sure as Rox was on having them done but now I can't imagine not having them. Thanks for stopping by.
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    2. Pat delighted you are enjoying the additional details and audible. Thank you for following the tour. We look forward to your review on The Jewel.

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    3. Thanks for sharing your experience with the audiobooks, Pat. Rox, I'm going to have to pick your brain on those. I tried it once with my first book, but I wasn't happy with the process. We will definitely chat about that later. :-)

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  2. What a wonderful blog post to showcase this Breakfield and Burkey short story! Many congrats to them, and thank you for hosting, Yvette!

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    1. Thanks for showing your support today, Jan! I'm glad you enjoyed it. :-)

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  3. Jan, thanks for stopping by. We'll see you at the author's get together at Rox's in October.
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  4. Jan, thank you for following us on this your. Your generous support is terrific. Yvette does great blog.

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  5. Hi Yvette--Thank you for sharing Day 2 of the blog tour for Rox Burkey and Charles Breakfield. I really enjoy learning about the back stories of some of the characters in the Enigma series.

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    1. Linnea, glad you liked the backstory concept. Thanks for stopping by.
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    2. I think backstories can be so much fun, and short stories lend themselves perfectly for this. Thanks for stopping by, Linnea! :-)

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    3. Linnea, so glad you stopped by. We hoped this approach would resonate with visitors. Thank you. Yvette is an awesome host.

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  6. Wonderful book and video. Rox & Charles, have a wonderful day 2 on your tour. Thank you, Yvette, for featuring this fine couple on your blog.

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    1. John, appreciate the support for our stories. Thanks for stopping by.
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    2. Thanks, John! I'm happy you stopped by to support them. :-)

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    3. John, thank you for visiting our tour. We appreciate your support.

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  7. Sounds like a fascinating story... Great video! Sharing.

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    1. I appreciate you sharing and stopping by, Bette! :-)

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  8. B&B, loved the video presentation. Hope you're enjoying your tour :)

    Nonnie Jules

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Nonnie! Hope all is well in your area. :-)

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    2. Nonnie, thank you for following. Your support is a treasure.

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  9. Wow, I didn't know that Charles and Rox wrote short stories. Bravo!! I look forward to reading this latest -- as well, the others. Thank you, Yvette, for showcasing them on your blog. 💗

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    1. I believe they are fairly new to writing short stories, but they are on a roll. I've read most of them and have really enjoyed them. Thanks for stopping by, Gwen. :-)

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    2. Hi Gwen. Thank you for following us. We have written short stories for many years. Some of them were incorportated into Anthologies for different groups. It was shortly after joining RRBC that we learned short stories published on their own were a way to hit additional genres over and above our core thriller, technothriller target with the series. They are a lot of fun for us and fulfill requests from readers. We hope folks enjoy them and provide reviews. Thank you again Yvette for hosting.

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    3. It's my pleasure, Rox! You are always so supportive of others. It's nice to return the favor. :-)

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  10. Heyyyy! I just caught up to this post for Rox and Charles. Congratulations.

    Thank you Yvette for being so supportive and a wonderful host.

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  11. Excellent post, Yvette! Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Hi Mark, thank you so much for visiting. Glad you like the post.

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    2. Thanks for stopping by and commenting, Mark! :-)

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  12. HI Yvette, an interesting overview of these characters. I have read Jewel and enjoyed it very much. I have Hot Chocolate and Out of Poland on my TBR.

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    1. Thanks for your support for Rox and Charles, Robbie! :-)

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