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Monday 4 November 2019

☀ The Lost Power: VanOps [1] - Avanti Centrae

Thank you for joining us on the opening date of the Virtual Book Tour for The Lost Power, a Thriller by (, Black Opal Books, 341 pages).

This is the first book in the VanOps series.

Don't miss our guest post interview by author Avanti Centrae.

PREVIEW: Check out the book's synopsis and Preview the first six chapters below.

Author Avanti Centrae will be awarding a $20 Amazon gift card to two randomly drawn winners via Rafflecopter during the tour.   Please do take part: comment on our post and follow the tour where you will be able to read other excerpts (☀), interviews (ℚ), reviews (✍) and guest blog posts (✉).

|| Synopsis || Teaser: Preview || The Series || Author Guest Post Q&A || About the Author || Giveaway & Tour Stops ||


Spain 1057: During a thunderous battle, the first King of Aragon wrestles Alexander the Great's priceless Egyptian weapon from the Moors, but finds it holds a terrifying and mysterious power.

Nearly a thousand years later, on a fog-shrouded Napa Valley morning, gunshots and the sound of breaking glass rip through the silence. Maddy Marshall, an app designer with special martial-arts abilities, and her twin brother, Will Argones, quickly run toward the sound. Horrified, they discover a sniper has cut down two members of their family.

Before the pool of blood on the living room floor is dry, their father sends the twins on a dangerous quest to recover Alexander's ancient weapon. Joined by a broad-shouldered friend who harbors a secret alliance with VanOps, an ultra-black covert agency, they soon discover the lethal sniper is from Russia.

They follow time-worn clues from a medieval Spanish castle to a lost warren under the streets of Jerusalem, racing to unlock the secrets that will lead them to an arcane power--before a hostile state seizes the power and cripples the United States.

To survive, they must go undercover and off-grid. No place is safe, a wrong move means death, and even a simple phone call is off limits. Because now, the sniper has his sights set on them.

Fans of Dan Brown, James Rollins, Steve Berry, and Clive Cussler who love action and suspense will stay up late to finish this award-winning thriller. Buy it now!

Teaser: Preview

An aikido black belt.  A Russian sniper.  And the ultimate race to find Alexander the Great’s mysterious Egyptian weapon. 

The Lost Power
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The Series: VanOps

The Moses Map [2]

A computer-app designer. An encrypted relic. Can she decipher the dangerous code before extremists trigger a high-tech apocalypse?

Software expert Maddy Marshall isn’t sure she’s ready for a hazardous role in black ops. But when an armed Russian thief makes off with a rare ancient star chart, the aikido black belt has no choice but to pursue. If her royal Spanish family legends are true, the scroll leads to a superconductive treasure trove capable of powering the ultimate instrument of global destruction.

Setting off on a mad dash to uncover the secrets of a Mexican archaeoastronomy site, she unearths a clue dating back to biblical times. But as she and her covert agent twin brother race across the globe to the Sahara, Turkey, and Egypt, they struggle to stay a step ahead of sinister agents who have the twins in their crosshairs.

Can Maddy crack the secret codes before millions die at the hands of an anti-American Russian government?

The Moses Map is the second book in the fast-paced, award-winning VanOps thriller series. If you like gutsy heroines, archeological adventures, and high-stakes action, then you’ll love Avanti Centrae’s page-turning novel.

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About the Author

International award-winning author who blends intrigue, history, science, and mystery into nonstop thrillers.

Avanti Centrae is the author of the international award-winning VanOps thriller series.

An avid world-traveler, she's studied aikido, been a river raft guide, and thrives on adventure.

Her book, The Lost Power, took home a genre grand prize blue ribbon at the Chanticleer International Book Awards, and an Honorable Mention at the 2018 Hollywood Book Festival.

She resides in Northern California with her family and German Shepherds.

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1 comment:

Avanti Centrae said...

Thanks for being such a fantastic host!