The Final Victim – Interview and Book Giveaway – by Larry Jukofsky

 

The Final Victim

 

Q: Thank you for this interview, Larry. Can you tell us what your latest book The Final Victim is all about?

 

A: The Final Victim is the story of revenge via a monster vampire and it takes place on a barrier island in the Sun Belt of the U.S.  A victim of the holocaust rises from the grave to seek vengeance. From the death camps of Poland to the steamy shores of South Carolina, the author guides you through a macabre vampire tale of murder, intrigue, and revenge in “The Final Victim”

 

 

 

Q: Is this your first novel?  If not, how has writing this novel different from writing your first?

 

A: All published previous writings were medical articles

 

Q: How difficult was it writing your book?  Did you ever experience writer’s block and, if so, what did you do?

 

A: Once I had the idea in mind it rolled off rapidly

 

Q: How have your fans embraced your latest novel?  Do you have any funny or unusual experiences to share?

 

A: Only one person disliked the idea and that person only reads poetry

 

Q: What is your daily writing routine?

 

A: When I do write it’s about a chapter at a sitting in the afternoon

 

Q: When you put the pen or mouse down, what do you do to relax?

 

A: Have a shot of J.W.Blue and read the N.Y.Times

 

Q: What book changed your life?

 

A:  Pickwick Papers

 

Q: If someone were to write a book on your life, what would the title be?

 

A: On Old Olympus –  that’s the title of a semi-autobiographical novel I’m working on now

 

Q: Finish this sentence: “The one thing that I wish people would understand about me is…”

 

A: How much I appreciate appreciation of whatever talents I have.

 

Thank you for this interview Larry.  I wish you much success on your latest release, The Final Victim!

 

Read the Excerpt!

For some reason, Rudy was uncomfortable tonight, physically and mentally. Transporting a coffin was a new experience. It frightened him. Superstition played a large role in his limited educational life. Here it was dark, stormy, and he was delivering a corpse. The route took him through wooded and desolate country, with hanging Spanish moss casting eerie shadows as he drove by. His bright lights were on, only being dimmed when a car came from the opposite direction. The lightning and thunder added to the unease caused by the downpour. Rudy’s grasp of the steering wheel was quite tight. The rhythmical beat of the windshield wiper was his only entertainment as the radio had not worked in quite some time. Rudy was horrified when a bolt of lightning seemed to strike the ground quiet close to his truck. It took considerable effort to hold the wheel firmly. Through the rear view mirror he could see no flames and concluded no damage had been done to his cargo. The dead guy in back wouldn’t mind a jolt or two anyhow, would he?

Thinking the better of his decision to continue driving in this downpour, he pulled over to the side of the highway.  It was when he turned off the motor that he realized he was not alone in the truck. He had a passenger seated alongside him.

 

You can find Larry at his tour page at Pump Up Your Book!

 

GIVEAWAY -  Join in the giveaway at Paperback Writer!

 

 

About Larry Jukofsky

Larry Jukofsky is a first time author at the young age of 86. His novel The Final Victim, in the genre of mystery, horror is his debut novel. He was born in New Jersey in 1925. He earned his degree at Columbia University, New York Medical School and interned at Hackensack Hospital. His eye training was at Barnes hospital St. Louis, Mo., where he met and married wife Betsy.

 

 

His active duty was in the United State Naval Reserves U.S.N.R. and U.S. Marines as an Ophthalmologist for First Marine Division in Korea. He opened first office in New Jersey in 1953 and moved to Hilton Head, South Carolina in 1978.

 

When Larry is not writing he is enjoying his retirement with his 2 children, 4 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.

 

 

 

Claire Cook’s ‘Seven Year Switch’ book giveaway for reviewers!

Seven Year Switch 2Claire giveaway

Claire Cook, author of the just released women’s fiction novel, Seven Year Switch, is offering a super giveaway for those lucky readers who are willing to post a review at Amazon, Goodreads, Facebook or Barnes & Noble! Here are her details:

Because I know it’s the power of my incredible readers spreading the word to your friends and family that will make this book take off, we’re going to have another giveaway!

All you have to do is read SEVEN YEAR SWITCH and post a nice review on Amazon (buy locally, review globally is my motto!) Goodreads or Facebook or Barnes & Noble or even your own blog, and email the link to the review to Claire @ ClaireCook.com. (Just make sure you put REVIEW in the subject line so I don’t think it’s spam.)

You can post the same review on as many sites as you want – in fact I hope you will! – and each one counts as another entry! The prize is pictured above: a beach bag filled with a complete autographed set of all seven of my novels – and a beach towel, of course!

If you already own signed copies of all my books, you can donate the whole thing to a fundraiser for your favorite charity or use them as birthday presents.

Thank you — your support is what has made this midlife career of mine possible, and I appreciate it so very much.

– Claire Cook

Visit Claire Cook’s website at www.clairecook.com.

Vincent Zandri to give away thriller novel MOONLIGHT FALLS

Vincent Zandri, author of the thriller novel MOONLIGHT FALLS, will be stopping off today at Pump Up Your Book to answer any questions you might have about him or his book!

Leave a comment between now and Feb. 19 to become eligible.

The winner will be selected on Feb. 22 and announced on the main blog.

To enter, click here: http://tinyurl. com/yf5u7m9!

Bestselling Author Hope Edelman “The Possibility of Everything” to give away book today


Bestselling author Hope Edelman, author of The Possibility of Everything, will be at Pump Up Your Book on Monday, December 14, taking your questions and comments. Leave a question or a comment, along with your email address (very important), in the comment section anytime between now and 11 p.m and you could win a free copy of her book!

The Possibility of Everything Trailer
The winner will be announced on Tuesday, Dec. 15.

Find out all about writing bestselling novels from one of the most talented authors!

Click here to enter now!

Humorist Pat Snyder “The Dog Ate My Planner” Book Giveaway


Humorist Pat Snyder, author of The Dog Ate My Planner, will be at Pump Up Your Book on Friday, December 4, taking your questions and comments. Leave a question or a comment, along with your email address (very important), in the comment section anytime between now and 8 p.m. tomorrow night and you could win a free copy of her book!


The winner will be selected at the end of tomorrow night and announced on Monday, Dec. 7.

Find out all about writing humor from one of the most talented humorists!

Click here to enter now!

Dog Days of Summer Book Giveaway

July Authors Book Giveaway

July heat got you beat? Sit in the shade with one of the many books we are giving away in our Dog Days of Summer Book Giveaway Extravaganza!

Pump Up Your Book Promotion is hosting our second humungous book giveaway. Nine great authors with 22 chances to win!

All you have to do is head on out to one of the blogs listed below and follow directions to win. It’s that easy!

The Book Faery Reviews is giving away a copy of Nancy Thayer’s women’s fiction novel, Summer House! Click here to enter.

The Unadorned Book Review is giving away a copy of David Liss’ historical thriller, The Devil’s Company! Click here to enter.

Diary of an Eccentric is giving away a copy of Alan Furst’s spy thriller, The Spies of Warsaw! Click here to enter.

Luxury Reading is giving away a copy of David Liss’ historical thriller, The Devil’s Company! Click here to enter.

Cafe of Dreams is giving away a copy of Jon Meacham’s biography, American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House! Click here to enter.

The Eclectic Book Hoarder is giving away a copy of David Liss’ historical thriller, The Devil’s Company! Click here to enter.

This Book for Free is giving away a copy of Angus Munro’s memoir, A Full House – But Empty! Click here to enter.

Bookin’ with Bingo is giving away a copy of Nancy Thayer’s women’s fiction novel, Summer House! Click here to enter.

Pages Turned is giving away a copy of Jon Meacham’s biography, American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House! Click here to enter.

A Journey of Books is giving away a copy of David Liss’ historical thriller, The Devil’s Company! Click here to enter.

Chic Book Chick is giving away a copy of Nancy Thayer’s women’s fiction, Summer House! Click here to enter.

Cafe of Dreams is giving away a copy of Angus Munro’s memoir, A Full House – But Empty! Click here to enter.

Cafe of Dreams is giving away a copy of J.R. Hauptman’s The Target! Click here to enter!

Bermudaonion is giving away a copy of Jon Meacham’s biography, American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House! Click here to enter.

The Unadorned Book Review is giving away a copy of T. Katz’s Miss L’eau! Click here to enter.

Bookin’ with Bingo is giving away a copy of Jon Meacham’s biography, American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House! Click here to enter.

Luxury Reading is giving away a copy of David Liss’ historical thriller, The Devil’s Company! Click here to enter!

Medieval Bookworm is giving away a copy of Jon Meacham’s biography, American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House! Click here to enter.

Books and Needlepoint is giving away a copy of Susan Chodakiewitz’s children’s picture book, Too Many People For One Little House! Click here to enter.

Medieval Bookworm is giving away a copy of Alan Furst’s spy thriller, The Spies of Warsaw! Click here to enter.

A Journey of Books is giving away a copy of David Liss’ historical thriller, The Devil’s Company! Click here to enter.

Fictionary is giving away a copy of Alan Furst’s spy thriller, The Spies of Warsaw! Click here to enter.

5stars

9 great authors, 22 chances to win! Hurry before contests end!

Win Free Books Today!

There are two great book giveaways going on today!

C.W. Gortner is giving away a copy of his latest historical fiction novel, The Last Queen! Stop by Cafe of Dreams, leave a comment, and April will pick a winner! Is that the most beautiful cover you’ve ever seen?

Therese Fowler is giving away a copy of her latest women’s fiction novel, Reunion! Stop by Savvy Verse & Wit, leave a comment, and Serena will also pick a winner! Another beautiful cover from such talented authors!

Hurry, all you have to do is stop by and say hi, shoot the breeze, say hi to the authors, anything your heart desires. And, wait, there’s more!

Every month Pump Up Your Book Promotion chooses someone who has commented to win a free virtual book tour if you’re an author or a $50 gift certificate if you’re not! What do you have to lose???

Stop by, leave your comments on the appropriate blogs, and good luck!

15 Days Left to Win Copy of Hal W. Lanse’s Book READ WELL THINK WELL

Fifteen days before we pick TEN WINNERS OF Hal W. Lanse’s new book, READ WELL, THINK WELL!

Hal W. Lanse, Ph.D., is a premiere teacher trainer in New York City, specializing in middle-grade and young-adult literacy. He is the winner of the 1997 Frank W. Dilley Award, Walden University‘s annual prize for outstanding doctoral dissertation. Dr. Lanse, a consultant with the UFT Teacher Center, trains teachers in current literacy research and shows them how to turn the research into daily classroom practice. He has also taught many parent workshops for the United Federation of Teachers. Lanse lives with his son, Kenny, in New York,NY.

You can visit his website at www.readwellthinkwell.com.

Click here for details on how you can win a copy of READ WELL, THINK WELL to help you teach a child to read better!