10 September, 2012

#Spotlight : The 8th Doll (Alex Guidry Series #1) by Chris Rakunas

Alex Guidry has been called to Mexico to help solve a ritualistic murder that has taken place on the grounds of an ancient Mayan temple. Is it tied to the multi-national company that is drilling for oil nearby or something greater?

The 8th Doll is a fast paced thriller that uses aspects of Mayan architecture, geology, and the 2012 apocalyptic prophecy to weave a story that will keep you turning pages until the last chapter.

Expected publication: September 30th 2012

About the Author

Chris Rakunas is the 2012 Silver Winner at the Dearborn Street Book Festival. A native of Southern California, he grew up in Costa Mesa, CA, later moving to Berekeley to attend the University of California. While earning a Bachelor's in Molecular and Cell Biology there, he was initiated into Pi Lambda Phi Fraternity, the first non-discriminatory Fraternity.
After living in the San Francisco Bay Area for 8 years, he moved to Los Angeles to attend USC's Marshall School of business where he earned an MBA.
Rakunas spent 6 months travelling the world after finishing business school, including time climbing the Great Wall of China, living on the steppes of Mongolia, traveling on the trans-Siberian railroad, hitchhiking through the Baltic states, and living in Istanbul. 
He is currently married and lives in Western Oklahoma where he teaches.

Drop by & Say "Hi" to Chris Here

On Tuesday, 11th September  Chris Rakunas will be on 2 radio shows, one a podcast (Ron's Amazing Stories) to talk about the new book, The 8th Doll, and one on live radio in Ft. Lauderdale, Fl on WNTH to discuss Tears for the Mountain. You should be able to get both programs streamed live, one at www.reality-radio.net and the other by searching through iTunes for Ron's Amazing Stories.

for the Mountain. You should be able to get  the program streamed live at www.reality-radio.net

If you're so inclined to call into the live show, it is broadcast from 9-11 pm EST, and the call in numbers are 800-310-9205 or 954-903-0960.

Another Book by this Author:

On Tuesday, January 12th 2010, a magnitude 7.0 earthquake shook the island nation of Haiti. The United States Agency for International Development estimated the death toll to be somewhere between 46,000 and 85,000 people, with 220,000 injured and over 1.5 million homeless. Many organizations, both from the U.S. and abroad, responded to the appeal for humanitarian aid. Dr. Stephen Schroering and Chris Rakunas went to Haiti to deliver over 21,000 pounds of medical and surgical supplies to the New Life Children's Home in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, and several other hospitals. In Tears for the Mountain, Chris recounts his mission to deliver these supplies to the earthquake-ravaged island nation. Chris discusses both the triumphs and heartbreaks of the trip, the problems with distributing aid in a nation lacking the most basic infrastructure, and his unexpected encounter with a notorious Haitian warlord. A portion of the proceeds for this book will be donated to the New Life Children's Home in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.

Here is your chance to win an Ecopy of "The 8th Doll". Just enter in the rafflecopter and you are done....

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