Virtual Book Tour: However Long the Night by David Pereda

This post is part of a Virtual Book Tour organized by Goddess Fish Promotions

Cid and Manny leaned against the rail on the crammed upper deck of the venerable boat, watching the retreating Cuban coastline. Vessels of all sizes motored out of the harbor, seeking the open sea. The noise was deafening. Passengers screamed and boat captains blew their horns. On deck a group of men drank rum from a bottle and chanted, “Libertad, libertad, libertad . . . ”

“Many weird-looking people on this boat,” Manny commented. “That man over there looks like a drug lord.” “Castro emptied out the jails and let out all the scum along with the political prisoners -- murderers, druggies, thieves, prostitutes. The cream of society.”

“Hear, hear. But we’re out of there and on our way to America. A new life, Brother.” Manny flashed a big smile to someone behind Cid’s back and added a wolf whistle. “Think you can be without my charming company a while? A cute girl just gave me the eye. You want to join me and make new friends?”

Cid shook his head.

“You’re still down about Sandra not coming to say good-bye to you?”

Cid nodded. “It’s been a bad week all around.”

“Things will improve now, Brother. Cheer up. You’re depressing me.” He punched Cid on the arm playfully. “In a month you might not even remember Sandra. There are tons of beautiful women in the United States. I’m going to try to get a head start, maybe find me a new girlfriend right here on this boat. Sure you don’t want to come?”

“I’m sure.”

Great excerpt, no? Stay tuned to this spot for a review...coming soon!!!

About the Author:
David Pereda is an award-winning author who enjoys crafting political thrillers and mainstream novels. His books have won the Lighthouse Book Awards twice, the Royal Palm Awards, the National Indie Excellence Awards, and the Readers Favorite Awards. He has traveled extensively around the world and speaks several languages. Before devoting his time solely to writing and teaching college-level courses, Pereda had a rich and successful international consulting career with global giant Booz Allen Hamilton, where he worked with the governments of Mexico, Venezuela, Peru, and Qatar, among others.

A member of MENSA, Pereda is the regional director of the Florida Writers Association and the co-founder of AWE (Asheville Writing Enthusiasts). He loves sports and has won many prizes competing in track and show-jumping equestrian events.

Pereda lives with his family in Asheville, North Carolina.

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ISBN: However Long the Night 978-1-61572-598-4 E-Book 978-1-61572-599-1 Print Book


David Pereda said…
Thank you for having me on your blog today, Judy-of-so-many-hats. I'm looking forward to reading your review when finsihed.
Thank you for hosting David today.
Karen H in NC said…
In your Havana series, it's same character, different adventure. You mentioned HLTN is the first of a trilogy. Will you follow a similar path in using your same main characters throughout the series or do Cid and Manny not appear at all or if they do, merely as secondary only? Hmmm, is that clear as mud?

Now that you know what it is, what about those HEA? LOL Sorry, couldn't resist!
David Pereda said…
Hea! Hea! There will be different characters, although Cid's parents will be represented in their youth in one of the novels, and Cid's daughter will be the main character in another. Good questions, Karen H.