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May 31, 2022

Looking for a bit of fantasy? How about some suspense?  Maybe you are looking for a mystery or a procedural police story?  Well, good news.  James R. Hannibal has them all!  His upcoming release, Elysium Tide, takes us to Hawaii with a doctor who doesn't know how to do this "vacation" thing and gets us embroiled in murder, some car thieves, and who knows what else!  Listen in to learn more!

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Can You Imagine a Better Beach Read than Action & Mystery in Hawaii?

Way back in Episode 15, I mentioned that Sarah Monzon (Not Susan... or should that be #NotSusan?) had recommended a lot of great books that I really enjoyed reading. One of those recommended books was James R. Hannibal's The Gryphon Heist. I handed it to Mom and was informed that I should read it.  Posthaste.  I have not yet read said book.  *insert shame-filled apologies here* ;)

So, when I learned that James would be on the show, I raced to read the book and got it done in the--yeah. Total lie.  You saw it up there where I said I hadn't read the book yet.  But still, talking to someone I respect as much as I do Hannibal was a blast, and listening to him tell how he got so many of the little inspirations for parts of his upcoming release from his own family vacation to Hawaii, I knew Elysium Tide would be the book for me.  Oh, yeah.  Guess who ordered hers pronto?  From Baker Book House, no less. 40% off and free shipping.  Thought you'd want to know. ;)

Seriously, just listening to James tell about the book's premise makes me want him to do a nice long series of books with these characters... and I haven't read a single word of the first book yet!

And then I did something that changed the direction of the conversation.

If you've ever listened to an episode of Because Fiction, you know that I always ask where readers can find more about the author. This time that question threw me for the proverbial loop.  Oh, yeah. He mentioned something in passing--Light Raiders--and whooooooooooooooah Nellie!  Guys! You have to check out all the amazingness of a role-playing game that focuses on understanding and infusing the Word into your heart!

To learn more about the game you can go to the WEBSITE (and that's where you can learn more about James, too).

To listen to the podcast episodes we talked about, you can go to Lorehaven and listen to a few different Fantastical Truth episodes.

Elysium Tide by James R. Hannibal

Dr. Peter Chesterfield is one of the Royal London Hospital's top neurosurgeons. He is also a workaholic, ordered by his boss to take a week off to attend a medical symposium at the luxurious Elysium Grand on the island of Maui. While there, Peter pulls a woman with a skull fracture from the water. Though he is able to revive her in the ambulance, she eventually dies in his arms, leaving him with only one clue to what happened to her: the word "honu."

Increasingly obsessed with discovering the cause of his patient's death, Peter becomes entangled in an ongoing investigation of a brazen luxury auto theft. He also becomes a source of deep irritation to detective Lisa Kealoha, who has jurisdiction over the case.

But when the two join forces, they begin to uncover a destructive plot that runs far deeper than either of them could have imagined. And if they're not careful, they're both going to end up dead.

Award-winning author James R. Hannibal whisks you away to the deadly beauty of Hawaii for a story of greed, violence, and justice that will leave you breathless.

Again, find out more about James. R. Hannibal on his WEBSITE.

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