Friday, June 22, 2018

New Release: The Alternative by S. Burke

Today, I'm pleased as punch to be hosting fellow Rave Reviews Book Club Member Suzanne Burke  who is promoting her new release, The Atlernative. Take it away, Soooz!

Welcome to Day 6 of my Choose "THE ALTERNATIVE" Blog Tour, with my grateful thanks to my marvelous host. Thank you for joining me here.

Book Blurb

There are those that cling unreservedly to the lifeboat that believing in Karma hands them so willingly.
They work, they live, and they function in a world that allows them the option of unreservedly trusting that Karma has no deadline.
Until they are handed the spark that ignites them into becoming the instrument of Karma itself.
There are others who have had all they once held to be truths, everything they once stood for and took pride in, torn apart and ripped from them by the hand of a cruel fate.
Then, of course, there are those who believed in nothing and no one, to begin with ...
These are their stories.
The stories of people both good and bad, who made the choice to exact "The Alternative."


Join me today as I share a brief glimpse into Chapter 6 of "The Alternative."

"Eternally Yours."

The Mayor of NEW YORK is in love. It IS love ... isn't it? He's the man the pundits view as a likely candidate for the Highest Office in the Land. Highly respected and well connected. Of course ... it just has to be love.
A brief extract.

Chapter 4. Eternally Yours.

Saturday 09/15/09. 9. 30 am. New York City. Penthouse Trump Towers.

The man hung up the phone and smiled at his reflection in the large mirror.
Finally, after all this time spent waiting, tomorrow will be ours. All of our tomorrows, forever more. Just us, together at last, the way it was meant to be. You smile back at me from the framed photograph that takes pride of place on my bedside table.
It’s an older picture and I have so many others, but this one…this one is my all-time favorite…that smile is just for me, and not meant to be shared with your millions of fans worldwide. 
Tonight it is your hometown crowd… and New York does love its favorite girl.  
Another sellout concert my darling, no mean feat at Madison Square Garden. I will as always be front row center, cheering and bellowing just like the rest of them, yet nursing happily my own special secret, our secret.  
When you send me our little signal, my heart will swell with pride, as it always does. 
I have waited too long for this night…way-way too long. 
No matter. I understood your need to do this last world tour. You had to say your farewells to all the people that adore you on a global scale. You enslaved them as always, leaving them begging and screaming for more.
That is the way to do it my sweet one … always leave them wanting more. 
I glance around at all the memories, the wonderful photographs of you at every stage of your astronomical rise  We have so much time to catch up on …, and finally, our together time will begin. 
I will spend today completing all the myriad arrangements; I still have much to do. I couldn’t possibly leave this to my staff to attend to.  
Everything must go perfectly, and the best way to ensure that of course, is to do it myself.
I look forward to hearing your thoughts.
Again my sincere thanks to my host, and to the great crew at 4 Wills Publishing for organizing my blog tour.

Author Bio:
Suzanne Burke resides with her daughter and grandson in a small country town located hundreds- of miles to the west of her previous home in Sydney Australia.

Suzanne had long wanted to write, life interrupted and she didn’t begin her journey into the world of writing until she was in her early fifties.

Suzanne has written her memoirs under the author name of Stacey Danson, both her non-fiction books have ranked in the top 100 paid in Kindle on Amazon. “Empty Chairs” and “Faint Echoes of Laughter” continue to earn wonderful reviews.

Suzanne writes her powerful Thrillers “Acts Beyond Redemption” and “Acts of Betrayal” and her Paranormal anthology “Mind-Shaft” as S. Burke.

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  1. Thanks so much, Anne Margaret! I'm delighted to have Day #6 of my tour hosted on your wonderful site.🌹

    1. My pleasure! I hope the tour is going great!

    2. 😊 I'm having such a marvelous time, Anne-Margaret. The response to this book has been wonderful.

  2. This is another example of how Sooz can delve deep into the psyche of a twisted mind. I loved this story! Happy to see her here at your blog, Anne Margaret!

    1. 😊Thanks, Jan. I have to admit that writing this story had me reaching for a bullet-proof vest at

  3. So enjoying your tour Soooz:) I hope a lot of people get to read your fabulous book this summer;)
    Thanks for hosting A.M.!

    1. 😊Thanks, Denise. It has been such a pleasure to see you every step of the way along this tour. Your support is much appreciated.

  4. Excellent support of The Alternative, Soooz. Thanks to A.M. for hosting

  5. I loved the excerpt, Soooz! Another wonderful stop on this exciting tour. Thanks for hosting, A.M.!

    1. 😊Thank you, Vashti! Your support has been simply awesome.

    2. A pleasure as always. Thanks for coming!

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    1. It does sound pretty awesome. Thanks for stopping by!

  7. I'm sorry I'm late to this party, but at least I didn't miss it all together! Lol Another great post, soooze. I'm having so much fun on this tour.

    A.M., thanks so much for hosting!

    1. Better late than never! Thanks much for coming by.

  8. The very best to you, Suzanne.

    Thanks for being a gracious host, A. M.!