Salisbury Plot Is Getting A New Cover:

How about a touch of the Gothic? Time to visit Salisbury Plot which is about to be published in a brand new edition with a brand new cover recently drawn by cover artist Daniel Teran. It will be published next year along with a new edition of Key to Lawrence. We have a whole new line up to be announced before the end of the year.

Who is the saboteur following Dora about on the doomed Morro Castle in September of 1934? Who is the terrorist who set fire to the first class writing room on the ocean liner? Who followed Dora and her new husband, Colonel Sir Edward Ware, to Salisbury Cathedral on their wedding day? A creature in a black robe is wielding a sword in the balcony and clanging the bell. The freak seems to summon the legions of the dead who surround them in the hills peppered with bronze age burial mounds, who seem to rise from the cloisters in the center of the cathedral where unknown dead from the Middle Ages still reside. Why does she see her new husband handing money over to the saboteur on her wedding day in a hidden garden of Ware Hall? What does it mean to be married to Colonel Sir Edward Ware? When she finds out the truth it will change Dora’s life forever.

Salisbury Plot is book two of the Edward Ware Thriller Series. The first book is Key to Lawrence: Special Edition, which starts at World War 1 with the sinking of the Lusitania. Book three is Captive at the Berghof 1 and 2 concerning Hitler and World War 2 and their interaction with the British. Book four is Dark Horse, an alternative history thriller about the Republican Convention of 1940. Additional titles are to come.

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The B-Mobile, The New Cheops Books, LLC Van:

On Friday, October 13, the spookiest day of the year, Cheops Books LLC acquired a new van, the B-Mobile, to use on all its ramblings, wanderings, and official business. It replaces the previous Bearmobile that lasted more than eleven years since July of 2006 until this very October.

The previous mobile took Cheops Books LLC and its authors on various expeditions to the shores of Oregon at Brookings, Oregon, the Redwood Coast of California, the Wine Country, and Yosemite. It drove our team to southeast Arizona to visit the town too tough to die, Tombstone, Arizona. It also took us on both our ramblings to Santa Fe, New Mexico where part of the Edward Ware Thrillers at War Series is set. Remember the Manhattan Project at nearby Los Alamos? The site of the first atomic bomb explosion was not faraway, and the previous Bearmobile drove us right past it with lots of photo opportunities.

Perhaps most notably the previous Bearmobile took our party of editors, authors, and illustrators to the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal to board the Queen Mary 2. And the minivan did it not just once, but twice, last in 2015 just two years ago. That was our route to Europe to research the Edward Ware Thrillers at War especially in Germany and England.

It enabled us to stand in the stands where Hitler addressed his adoring crowds in Nuremberg and took us up into the Alps Mountains to see the site of Hitler’s Berghof, which was important for the novel Captive at the Berghof. In England it enabled us to visit Salisbury Cathedral in the south of England that gave its name to the Edward Ware Thrillers novel, Salisbury Plot by Dora Benley, soon to be published in a brand new edition. And it enabled us one hundred years after the event to sail past the spot of the sinking of the Lusitania off the coast of Ireland, the setting for Key to Lawrence: Special Edition.

Now the new B-Mobile will be the one to guide us through the wilderness and down the interstates to whatever destination is next to appear as the subject of a thriller novel published by us.

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Join the Party Win A $25.00 Gift Certificate From amazon.com:
Join the party on the Facebook Page for Cheops Books at http://www.facebook.com/cheopsbookspublisher on May 1 at 2PM Pacific Time. Enter the contest. Tell us about your own experiences on any form of public transportation that suddenly and unexpectedly turned dangerous just as Dora’s jaunt on the Morro Castle proved deadly when it burned in September of 1934 and inspired the opening scene of the novel, Salisbury Plot. Have you been on an ocean liner when there was a fire? When it went aground? When you encountered rough seas? Have you been on a jet when it had to land in an emergency? How about an Amtrak train that jumped the track and forced you onto a bus to complete your journey? Make the entry one or two paragraphs long and post it on the Facebook Events Page for the Salisbury Plot either on May 1 during the party or before. We will pick the winner and issue the gift certificate no later than May 2. Don’t forget to include your email.

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Pre-Order Salisbury Plot on Amazon Kindle:

Who is the saboteur following Dora about on the doomed Morro Castle in September of 1934? Who is the terrorist who set fire to the first class writing room on the ocean liner? Who followed Dora and her new husband, Colonel Sir Edward Ware, to Salisbury Cathedral on their wedding day? A creature in a black robe is wielding a sword in the balcony and clanging the bell. The freak seems to summon the legions of the dead who surround them in the hills peppered with bronze age burial mounds, who seem to rise from the cloisters in the center of the cathedral where unknown dead from the Middle Ages still reside. Why does she see her new husband handing money over to the saboteur on her wedding day in a hidden garden of Ware Hall? What does it mean to be married to Colonel Sir Edward Ware? When she finds out the truth it will change Dora’s life forever.

Salisbury Plot is available for pre-order on Amazon Kindle from now until May 1. On May 1 Kindle ebook editions of the historical gothic thriller will be distributed to those who reserved them ahead of time. Then the suspense novel will be up for sale to anyone who wishes to purchase it for only $6.95.

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Salisbury Plot And The Gothic Tradition
Cheops Books LLC is following the Gothic Tradition in publishing Salisbury Plot, the latest in the series of Edward Ware Thrillers at War. The setting opens on a doomed ship at sea that is about to burn. There are secret arsonists aboard the Morro Castle. They are carrying out secret, unnamed missions for unknown instigators. That all fits with novels from the past such as Jane Eyre who gets employed as a governess for a mysterious man with all sorts of problems whom she knows nothing about.
Dora proceeds to England to marry her lover who seems to be involved in an intrigue with the very arsonist who burned down the ship on which she was sailing. She cannot imagine why anymore than Jane Eyre can imagine why her master is keeping a madwoman in the attic who sneaks down one night and attacks her in her bed.
Dora marries Edward in Salisbury Cathedral while a freak shrieks from the balcony and terrifies the guests just as Jane appears at an altar with Mr. Rochester only to be stopped by mysterious vistors who object to her marriage on the grounds that Mr. Rochester is already married to their sister.
These are the conventions of Gothic novels since the late eighteenth century. They lend a certain atmosphere to the novel that is hard to miss. Read Salisbury Plot to be published on Amazon Kindle on May 1.

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Salisbury Plot: Who Is After Dora?
Mrs. Byrne, the former Dora Benley, approaches her wedding at Salisbury Cathedral in the south of England with great trepidation. Not only did an unknown saboteur sink her ship, the Morro Castle, only a couple weeks ago, widowing her and sending her catapulting to England to marry her long-time lover, Colonel Sir Edward Ware. Now at the medieval cathedral where everyone in Edward’s family got married, a spook has decided to haunt the balcony above the aisle where she is marching to join Edward to become Dora, Lady Ware. The spook clangs the bell. The she-devil shrieks, cries, and laughs in a way that echoes to the rafters of the cathedral. Who is trying to prevent the marriage? Her former husband, Michael, is dead. Is it an agent sent from Nazi Germany to steal the Lawrence maps, key to world domination, that Colonel Sir Edward Ware is hiding? She had better figure it out, or Dora could be dead before she says, “I do.”
Preorder Salisbury Plot, the next in the Edward Ware Thrillers at War Series, on Kindle for only $6.95. It will be published on May 1.

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Key to 1935: The Salisbury Plot
Mrs. Michael Byrne, the former Dora Benley, is returning from Cuba on the Morro Castle when she encounters a young man she has never seen before in the dining room. He demands that she hand over the Lawrence maps, key to world domination. He obviously works for the Nazis. She pretends to know nothing about it, though she will have to tell her lover, Colonel Sir Edward Ware, who is up to his military boots in intrigue over the maps. He is a spy for Winston Churchill, the backbencher, and this young man whoever he is, seems to know it.
She escapes from the dining room. Things escalate later that evening. She catches the mystery man setting fire to the ladies writing room. The whole ship soon catches fire, and she finds herself a widow. She quickly escapes to England to join Edward Ware.
But weeks later during her wedding ceremony at Salisbury Cathedral in the south of England the mystery and intrigue deepen even more. Up on the balcony a stranger appears chanting, screaming, and howling at the guests below assembled at the church, threatening them. Edward shoots at the unknown rogue, but to no avail.
What on earth is going on? How many people does Hitler have working for him? Has he summoned the medieval ghosts of the cathedral, too, the spooks and demons from ages past? As Dora races out of the church she feels a chill so deep it must be centuries old.
On May 1, 2017 Cheops Books LLC will publish Key to 1935: The Salisbury Plot. The Kindle edition on Amazon will sell for $8.95. The paperback ediiton on lulu.com will sell for $12.95. There will be a Goodreads giveaway starting soon. You will be able to enter the contest to win one of seventeen copies to be distributed on May 1.

 

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