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Hello, bloggers!!

I am beyond thrilled to welcome Guest Author, John Fioravanti, to my blog today. 

John is a big part of Rave Reviews Book Club, as he is over our Membership. Not only is he on the Governing Board, but he is super supportive of our members. I am excited to shine a little light on him and his awesome writing, so please help me welcome him today…



Nonnie Returns To Genesis
Episode ​4​
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Several months ago, renowned interviewer and author, Nonnie Jules, accompanied author, John Fioravanti to planet Genesis seven centuries into the future. Dr. John, as he’s called on Genesis, possesses unusual teleportation powers, which he uses to travel through time and space. He can travel with another person just by laying his hand upon them.

Yesterday, Nonnie and John visited the Campus Café on the University of Genesis city campus – near the home of Vice President Marco Rossini. Nonnie had a revealing chat with Marco’s lead security agent, Captain Ted Gallo. After their visit with him, John whisked both of them off to a surprise destination.

(Nonnie finds herself standing with John in what appears to be the reception area of a gorgeous mansion. John is still holding her hand, which she dropped with an annoyed look.)

John: (speaking quietly) “This building houses the temporary home and administrative offices of President Hastings. They call it The Mansion.”

Nonnie: “Good name. It is a mansion! So we’re here to see Liz?”

John: “Well… not quite…”

(He’s interrupted by a young woman in business attire, approaching them from the receptionist’s desk.)

Marlena: “Dr. John, so good to see you again!” (she hugs John and turns to Nonnie)

You must be Mrs. Jules, the writer. Welcome to The Mansion! My name is Marlena Smythe!”

Nonnie: “Please call me Nonnie. You could be a twin sister of my friend Marlena back home!” (turning to John) “Is there anyone here you don’t know?”

Marlena: “Dr. John is famous around these parts, Nonnie, and you’re becoming well-known as well. Follow me, and I’ll take you Conference Room C where the ladies are waiting.”

(They follow Marlena through a maze of corridors until they arrive at the designated room. She ushers them inside, closes the door and returns to her post.)

Marie & Annie: (rise together and greet John in unison – they’re apt to do that sometimes)

Dr. John, how wonderful to see you again!!”

(Nonnie rolls her eyes and he gives her a grin before greeting the two women.)

John: “No, the pleasure is all mine!”

Nonnie: (under her breath) “What a charmer!”

John: Marie Brooklynn and Annie Pinto, please welcome my good friend, Nonnie Jules!”

(Marie is not aware that Nonnie saw her last year when Marco brought her to his home and made her dinner for their first date. So they’ve never met.)

Nonnie: “I’m thrilled to meet you, Marie and Annie, and I’d be pleased to be addressed as Nonnie.”

(Both women thank her, shake hands and invite them to sit at the conference table. While John and Nonnie find their chairs, Marie moves the curtain beside the window aside and activates a metal device.)

Marie: (noticed Nonnie’s raised eyebrows) “I activated the dampening field so our conversation will remain private. High Chancellor Bingham insisted they be installed in every room of the administrative wing.”

Annie: “Can I get anyone a drink… coffee, tea, water…”

(They all decided to have a glass of water from the carafe on the sidebar.)

Nonnie: “If you have no objections, I’d love to ask both of you some questions…”

Annie: “Why would we mind, right Marie?” (Marie smiles and nods in agreement.)

Nonnie: “Thank you! I’m told that you two are very close friends and used to be a journalistic team at Genesis Free Press.” (Annie and Marie smile and nod their heads.) “Now you’ve been working here for just over a month? How do you like the new job as the President’s Press Secretary and Photographer?”

Marie: “It’s the most challenging job we’ve ever had and we love our bosses. It just doesn’t get any better.”

Nonnie: “Do you mind if I ask you a personal question, Marie?”

(Marie smiles encouragingly and agrees.)

It’s no secret that you and Marco are an item. I spent several hours with him last year when Dr. John introduced us, and I just adore him. Would you accept if he proposed to you?”

(Annie gave Marie a knowing grin, and Marie blushed with pleasure.)

Marie: “I love him and I know he loves me, but… with all the trouble from the terrorists, it’s just not a good time. Having said that, I would be honored to become his wife… if he asks.”

Annie: (addressing Marie) “Don’t you doubt that for a minute, girly! My Gian swears he’ll pop the question soon!”

Nonnie: (smiles, touched and amused by the way the two friends interact with each other)

I’m also told that both of you are targets of the terrorists. How do you deal with that?”

(Marie signals Annie to speak to that.)

Annie: “It’s a scary thing when you know that crazy people want to kill you…”

Nonnie: (interrupts with an aside to John) “Umm hmm, we know about crazy! I’m sorry, please continue.”

Annie: (smiling at the visitors)“No problem. Each of us has been assigned an Alpha agent to protect us on the drive to, and from work, and at home. Liz has ordered a government limo to transport us each day, so we feel pretty safe.” (sighs heavily) “I wish this was over. It just makes my blood boil!”

Marie: (defiantly)“I hate living in fear! But I won’t give in to it…” (she adds menacingly) “I won’t give those Rouge scum the satisfaction! I’ll kill them myself if they try to harm any of us!”

Nonnie: “You two are my kind of girls! So, who’s brains behind this gang of thugs?”

Marie: “Some low-life fanatic named Shawn O’Dell. Intelligence reports suggest that he’s their strategist and Joshua Newton is arming them.”

Nonnie: “I spoke with Newton last year before the election… he seemed pretty shady – and then he made the mistake of flirting with me!”

Annie: “He’s a womanizing pig! My Gian would kill him if he tried something with me!”

Nonnie: “Make no mistake, I put him in his place! Dr. John, I’d like to find out about this O’Dell character. Any chance we…

John: “We can go wherever you like! But first we must thank these ladies for taking time out of their busy day to talk to us.”

(They all stand to say their goodbyes. Miraculously, Marlena appears at the door to escort Nonnie and John back to the lobby. Nonnie falls into step with Marlena in the corridor while John walks behind.)

Marlena: “Nonnie, I’ve wanted to be a writer since I was a kid. I’d love to talk to you about writing sometime.”

Nonnie: “I’m not surprised, love… we’ll do that!”

(Marlena gives them both a hug at the door and goes back to her desk. Outside, Nonnie takes John’s arm and… they are gone!)

Don’t miss tomorrow’s adventure on planet Genesis!


To follow John’s tour, please visit the 4WillsPub home page and click on the CURRENT EVENTS tab, which will take you directly to John’s blog tour page!  Thanks for stopping by today!

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30 thoughts on “TREACHERY & TRIUMPH Blog Tour”

  1. Don’t know that visiting O’Dell would be ‘good’ – but it’s always an idea to keep tabs on the opposition… 😛 Nice visit with Marie and Annie, John & thanks for hosting, Earth Marlena! 😀

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  2. OMG! I have a big smile on my face after reading this post. Marlena Smythe – and she looks like our Marlena. Hmmmm! Hilarious. I’m loving this tour. Thank you John F. for bringing us another wonderful story. I’m lovin it! Congratulations!!

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  3. Fun read Marlena! Since you’re a historian, John, I couldn’t help wonder if Annie and Marie were references to Marie Antoinette. Anyway, I’m enjoying the tour. Thanks for caring about the creative process.

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