Hi everyone,I'm excited about the re-release of A Self Portrait, the fourth book in the series. These were the first books I wrote that actually got published so they have always had a special place in my heart. Although A Portrait of Phillip was the first in the series, A Self Portrait can be read as a stand alone, and also as a bit of a teaser for you to read the others - and ultimately all my books! LOL
When you're asked by the editor to write a sentence or blurb to tell the story in 50 words or less, for some reason that becomes a harder task that writing the whole damned book!I think I managed okay on this one though:Here's the one sentence I came up with:A Self-Portrait is an enthralling mix of romance and suspense, of enduring love and friendship, even after death, and the human spirit's indomitable will to survive.And then there's the blurb:Living with a private investigator can bring an element of danger into a guy's life. When his partner Jeff Stevens disappears on a routine trip to meet a friend in LA, Peter Brandon's psychic intuition alerts him to the fact that Jeff is somehow being held against his will.
Determined to find him, Peter reaches out for help to his deceased lover, Phillip, through the unbreakable psychic bond that still exists between them.Traumatized into unconsciousness, he dreams and remembers the life-defining relationship he had with Phillip and the subsequent events that took him almost to the point of death-and back. On waking, and with the certain knowledge that Phillip will aid him in his search, he and his close friends Andrew and David, set out to find Jeff.
They enlist the help of Nick Fallon, a NYPD detective, who flies in to help them and together they face a cult of Satanists led by Paul Lefevre, a mad illusionist promising his followers eternal life. Lefevre attempts to take control of Peter's bond with Phillip by holding Peter's mother hostage-a mistake that will cost Lefevre dearly as Phillip exacts a terrible revenge.
I'm giving away 2 copies of A Self Portrait. If you would like to enter just leave your email address on the comment box and I will have another author pick 2 names at random then I'll send the winners an ebook in any format they wish.Good luck, and as always, Happy Reading. Cheers, JP