Sunday, July 1, 2012

News & Reading


Two bits of news:


- However Long the Night was announced today as a finalist in the Romantic Suspense category of the 2012 Readers Favorite Awards. Winners will be announced on September 1.


- Please join me as I read selections from my award-winning novel, However Long the Night, at Montford Books in Asheville at 7 pm on September 21, 2012.


David

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Readers Favorite - 5 stars

I just received a 5-star review from Readers Favorite. I'm still waiting to see if HLTN is a Finalist in their annual awards. Here's the review:



http://readersfavorite.com/review/6544
Reviewed by Alice D. for Readers Favorite


Nineteen year old Cid Milan leaves Cuba with his family in 1980. His father, the Colonel, had fought with Fidel Castro and Che Guevara, but when he turned against their Marxist leanings, he was put in jail for three years. Twenty-five years pass and Cid is a U.S. citizen and college educated, a successful architect, and has just been named "South Florida's Hispanic Man of the Year. "He has not spoken to his father in years, but he is called to Tampa as the Colonel, dying of lung cancer, has a confession to make to Cid. What is on the Colonel's mind? Years before, as the Milans were leaving Cuba, the Colonel knew that Cid's girlfriend, Sandra, was pregnant with their child, but would not let her join them in their escape from Cuba. Can Cid get back into Cuba to find Sandra and their son, now a grown man?


"However Long the Night" is a well-written and well-edited story of lovers separated for years by their families. The characters of Cid, Sandra, their son Diego, Cid's brother Manny, and all the other characters both major and minor are well-developed and highly believable. The plot proceeds believably as Cid goes to great lengths to find Sandra and their son. His trip to Mexico to get into Cuba and the people he must find and then interview to reach his long-lost love are quite real and will draw the reader into the story. The build up of suspense as "However Long the Night" comes to its conclusion will keep the reader absorbed until the story's concluding pages. "However Long the Night" is a sure keeper!

Thursday, June 7, 2012

New Articles

My two most-recently-published articles, "The Pros and Cons of Blog Book Tours" and "Are Minor Literary Awards Worth It?", are now available on my website. The former was published on the Book 'Em NC website, and the latter by the newsletter for the South Florida Writer's Association. Have a peek!

Friday, May 25, 2012

Two New 4-star Reviews for HTLN

Long and Short Reviews
4 stars

However Long the Night by David Pereda
Publisher: Eternal Press
genre: Contemporary, Suspense/Mystery Length: Full Length (281 pgs)
Heat Level: spicy
Rating: 4 stars
Reviewed by Poppy

Cuban-born, award-winning Miami Architect and successful real estate developer Cid Milan suddenly faces a dilemma when his dying father reveals to him a shocking twenty-five year old family secret. Cid realizes there is only one thing he can do to unravel the mystery of his own past and right the wrongs committed. He must return to the land he abandoned. In his quest, Cid rediscovers himself and his roots as he searches frantically throughout Cuba for his teenage flame, Sandra, and the secret she kept from him all these years. In the process, Cid learns an invaluable lesson about love, forgiveness and redemption which changes his life forever.

However Long the Night was a gritty, incredibly realistic portayal of life for Cid Milan, a Cuban who came to America more than twenty years prior to the story's real beginning. Cid wasn't always the most heroic of heroes, at least not at the start. I admit I struggled to like him for the first several chapters. He's arrogant, selfish and I wasn't overly impressed with his moral compass (especially about what caused an estrangement between him and his brother, Manny). Still, as time and pages passed, it became clear that Cid was molded by his past and that underneath the outer layer was a man with a good heart and a sense of right and wrong. I may not have always agreed with his behavior or choices, but I understood the reason why he acted the way he did.

This story is layered with conflict over conflict, from the discovery of a family secret and Cid's decision to return to Cuba and the things he learns there, to the internal machinations of people looking to betray Cid within Cid's own company. There's so much going on sometimes, it leaves the reader breathless.

I thorougly enjoyed reading about Cuba. For most of us here in America, Cuba is a land of mystery. We know little about it, and Mr. Pereda certainly embued his story with loads of information about the country: its sights, sounds and people -- the good and the bad.

I think the story really gained traction once it entered Cuba. More questions were posed, intrigues about Cid's father's past there and the hunt for Sandra, the love of Cid's young life and mother of the son he never knew. The author writes with flavor and sensual detail. Occasionally, it slowed the story, but the reader is never truly bored. Perhaps it's only because we have so many questions and worries that we get frustrated when things don't move forward quickly enough to satisfy the need to discover just what's going to happen.

Overall, though, I recommend However Long the Night, not as a romance as it's billed by the publisher, though there are romantic elements, but as a fascinating suspense with a Cuban flavor and a completely satisfying ending.

posted May 25, 2012


Amazon Reviews

Judy Thomas - 4 stars

This review is from: However Long the Night (Paperback)

He's handsome, rich, successful, and in a relationship with a beautiful model. He has it all--or does he? Nobody realizes the emptiness inside caused by what he perceives as the betrayal and rejection of the one woman he loved. When his father reveals the truth of that, events are set in motion which will forever change Cid Milan.

However Long the Night is very much a plot-driven book. There were some very interesting characters--loved the blonde porn stars mom and daughter--but they were not the focus of the book. The story was...and there were enough twists, turns, and almost-misses to keep me reading to find out what happened.

There was one character in the book that overshadowed the others--and the changes in that character, the effects those changes had on the plot were vital--Cuba itself. I was fascinated by seeing Cuba through the eyes of Cid--the Cuba he remembered, the Cuba he returned to.

All in all, However Long the Night was a very interesting book, and I look forward to reading more of David Pereda's work.

posted May 25, 2012

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You may recognize Judy Thomas' name, especially those of you who follow the GoddessFish Tours.

That's it for today.

David

Thursday, May 24, 2012

New 4-star Review for HLTN

David Pereda’s “However Long the Night” smacks of realism, and his three dimensional characters are absolutely believable.

Much of the book is set in Cuba. Readers are allowed to see the changes in the Country and its people over a twenty-year time period as seen through the eyes of his protagonist Cid. Mr. Pereda successfully transports readers to another world fraught with danger, corruption, and poverty.

Cid, his brother Manny, and his best friend Joaquin scour the island home of their youth in search of Cid’s lost love Sandra and his son. Cid’s father, facing certain death in the very near future, finally admits his complicity in many distasteful events. His deceitful actions prior to the family’s exodus from Cuba drastically change many lives. Now, he seeks absolution for his sins from those he wronged.

David Pereda keeps the mystery of his tale alive through to the last pages. Readers will be engaged and keep turning the pages of this award-winning novel. This romance incorporates much historical accuracy, political intrigue, and adventure. Find out for yourself why this book won the Lighthouse Book Award for fiction as well as the Royal Palm Award for fiction.

I highly recommend this book. It was a good read. I give it a 4 star rating, only because, not being bilingual, I found some passages difficult to follow. Thus slowing down the flow of the story.

Reviewed by Jackie
http://bookreviewsbyjackie.com/

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

The eBook Reviewers review HLTN

Review:
When Cid left Cuba and left behind a girl that he loved very deeply, something shifted within him. The girl carried his child, though he was not aware of this fact. It is only 25 years later he learns this fact, and he has very limited time to get to Cuba find her, and convince her and their son to return to the States with him before Cid's father takes his last breath. It is a race against time.

However Long The Night is very much a book about betrayal, and of course redemption. Often is the case, misunderstandings are grave, and love is never ending.

This book is a contemporary mainstream novel with a romantic elements. It is a clean read, which I highly enjoyed. I found his characters to be a breath of fresh air and the I was unable to put the book down. It is very well paced, the characters were exceptional, and the mystery of what transpired to his lady love after he left Cuba had me on the seat of my chair.

Over all, the heartbreak, the betrayal, the mystery, and at the heart of it all love, wrapped together wonderfully to tell a beautiful story.

This book gets a 4 out of 5.

And Mr. Perada, I have to say as your first shot at a romance was beautifully crafted, I truly hope you will grace us with another in the future.

The full review, with excerpts and Q&A with the author, can be found at The eBook Reviewers
Review posted May 22, 2012

Monday, May 21, 2012

HLTN Review at Shardpubs

David Pereda's - However Long the Night. A great read.

shardpubs.blogspot.com

I was somewhat nervous of doing a professional review, what if I don't like the book? However, as I had the opportunity to choose the books that interest me on this tour, I was delighted to settle down with David Pereda's book 'However Long the Night' and discover myself pleasantly transported to another country, namely Cuba, and a different world.

During my research I discovered the book was the Winner of the Lighthouse Book Award for fiction and the Royal Palm Award for fiction,. The book in short is a sweeping romance with a depth of suspense and political and historical intrigue. This gives the book weight.

The main character Cid, is a man who discovers that the whole edifice of his success is a lie perpetrated by his own father. Much of the book is set in Cuba and the writing which is sweeping and descriptive evokes the warm sensuality of the country. I have been to Cuba myself and so it was a secondary pleasure to be transported to a living breathing Cuba, rather than the one portrayed for the consumption of holiday makers. It will certainly make me appreciate my experience there all the more.

The story is exotically sumptuous. The account transports us on the journey of a Cuban family forced to leave Cuba during the boatlift of 1980. The story is focused on Cid who arrives as a teenager in the United States. He goes on to become successful as an architect in Miami with all the accoutrement of the role. The book however avoids predictability by launching us into a world of intrigue surrounding his father's past in Cuba. I will not go into the details as it will spoil the story. Suffice to say Cid's journey risks danger and intrigue.

As a skilled writer David Pereda manages to keep the mystery of the story suspended thus engaging the reader to the very end. I was hooked by the three dimensional complexity of the character development and the swirling description.

As a writer myself I have certainly learned a thing or two. I have nothing but admiration for the quality of the writing and the awards previously won are well deserved. I give this book a well deserved 4.5. The story will stay with you and give you a satisfying excursion into pastures new crossing as it does the area between fiction and faction. Certainly a page turner and one to add to the library. I would be tempted to read it more than once as there is bound to be more to get out of it with each read.

This review is also printed at Writervamp.blogspot.com
Posted May 21, 2012

Sunday, May 20, 2012

New Blog Tour for HLTN

My latest Cyber book tour for However Long the Night is underway and new reviews will be appearing on Amazon every day. To follow the tour and chat with me, please visit GoddessFish Promotions.

David Pereda

Monday, April 30, 2012

The Laurel of Asheville reviews HLTN

However Long the Night David Pereda In local author David Pereda's latest novel, Cuban-born, award-winning Miami architect and real estate developer Cid Milan is at a crossroads in his life. His dying father confesses to him the truth about a 25-yrear-old family secret. Cid then realizes he has no choice but to unravel the mystery of his past and, if he can, right the wrongs committed. Winner of the Lighthouse Book Award for fiction and the Royal Palm Award for fiction, However Long the Night is a tantalizing romantic tale interlaced with suspense, a tense love triangle, family secrets and corporate shenanigans, all playing out against an historical background. In the story, Cid's quest forces him to rediscover himself and his roots as he searches frantically throughout Cuba for Sandra, his teenage flame, and the secret she's kept from him all these years: his son. In the process, Cid learns lessons about love, forgivess and redemption that change his life forever. Pereda is an award-winning author and college writing and ESL instructor living in Asheville, and is a contributor to The Laurel of Asheville. He is the regional director of Florida Writer's Association's Western North Carolina division, and the founder of Asheville's Writing Enthusiasts. - The Laurel of Asheville, May 2012

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Review Tour details


Goddess Fish Promotions is organizing a Virtual REVIEWS ONLY Book Tour for David Pereda's However Long the Night, a 282-page contemporary mainstream novel with a romantic flair, a love triangle, suspense, a pinch of corporate shenanigans and a historical background and published by Eternal Press. PLEASE NOTE: Reviewers must be able to publish the review to Amazon as well as to their own site. This book won first place in the Lighthouse Book Awards for Fiction and second place in the Royal Palm Awards for Fiction. A PDF of the book is available. The tour will run from May 21-25.


Cuban-born, award-winning Miami Architect and successful real estate developer Cid Milan suddenly faces a dilemma when his dying father reveals to him a shocking twenty-five year old family secret. Cid realizes there is only one thing he can do to unravel the mystery of his own past and right the wrongs committed. He must return to the land he abandoned. In his quest, Cid rediscovers himself and his roots as he searches frantically throughout Cuba for his teenage flame, Sandra, and the secret she kept from him all these years. In the process, Cid learns an invaluable lesson about love, forgiveness and redemption which changes his life forever.


DATES AVAILABLE:
May 21: Indie books at shardpubs blogspot
May 22: The Ebook Reviewers
May 23: Welcome to the World of My Dreams (PROMO ONLY)
May 24: Book Reviews by Jackie
May 25(1): Long and Short Reviews
May 25(2): Welcome to the World of My Dreams

I will be giving away THREE $25 Amazon gift cards:

1- Best commenter
2- Blog with the most comments
3- Most perceptive/dazzling/readable review of his book on Amazon.

All winners will be chosen by the author.

Do you want to review this book? Email us at goddessfish(at)gmail(dot)com.

Review Tour for However Long the Night

I will be doing a reviews-only tour with GoddessFish Promotions, from May 21-25, 2012. Click the link for my stops on this tour.

Short Review for However Long the Night

"I talked about your book on our morning show this week and Wow! After the first page… I was not able to let it go. I love the way you present the characters and the way the story goes."
- Sandra Landry
Superstation Ckle.fm -New Brunswick, Canada

Thursday, April 5, 2012

D. Renee Bagby Presents voting

Voting is underway at D. Renee Bagby Presents for Best of March 2o12. Anyone may vote. Would you please go vote for However Long the Night? Here is the link.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Monday, March 19, 2012

New 5-Star Review for HLTN at Amazon

Great Novel!, March 19, 2012
This review is from: However Long the Night (Paperback)

I loved David Pereda's novel, "However Long The Night." I often get bored with novels, but this one hooked me in and I finished it more quickly than any book I've read in a long time.

I love reading both fiction and non-fiction that take place in Latin America and the Caribbean. Cuba is especially fascinating to me due to both its proximity to the US, and the complicated relationship between the two countries. David did a wonderful job of combining historical references with intriguing fictional characters, and helping us get to know a place most of us have never visited.

The characters were complex and well-developed. I especially enjoyed getting to know the lead character, Cid. Through David's vivid descriptions, the reader easily becomes sympathetic to Cid's plight of being pulled back and forth between his adult life in Miami, and the life and people he left in Cuba as a teenager.

HLTN is an exciting page-turner, and I look forward to David's next book!


Friday, March 16, 2012

HLTN Takes Reviewers By Storm

Dear Family and Friends,

Things have been hectic with me lately, in the good sense of the word. My new book has been on fire, and I hope it remains so for a long time to come.

Here are snippets of some reviews it has garnered:

"This story is probably one of the best written that I have read in a long time. I would give this a 5 Plus, if that was possible." - Books Mom
"Most definitely a 5-Star worthy novel." - Molly's Review
"However Long the Night is much more than the typical romance novel. It is well worth the read, and it won't leave you disappointed." - Kathleen Anderson
"A story worth your time. Do yourself a favor and read it." - Moss Bliss
"Engaging. Grabs you in the prologue and finishes strongly." - Theresa
"Great...and refreshing." - Lynette 355

If you want to read the full reviews, go to Amazon, Goodreads and Barnes & Noble. More reviews are coming in everyday.

If you want to check out the book and buy it, here are the links:

Eternal Press $6.95 most formats available
Amazon $6.95 (Kindle only)
Barnes & Noble $5.56 (Nook only)
Fictionwise $5.91 ($5.02 to Members, and prices always subject to change) (many formats available)
Paperback
Amazon $17.00
All my best to all of you. Thank you for your continuous support and interest in my writing.
David

More Kudos for HLTN

Another 5-Star Review for However Long the Night! They Say I'm Nuts...

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Fangtastic Friday

Tomorrow I will be interviewed on Embrace the Shadows.

It's Raining Books Reviews However Long the Night

This is the best review to date of However Long the Night.

Here's the review:
I started reading this not really knowing what to expect. I only hoped I wouldn’t be bored. Well, I was far from bored, I was fascinated.

The story starts with a Cuban family being forced to leave Cuba during the boatlift of 1980. The story is focused on Cid Milan, who was a teenager when he first arrived in the United States.

When we meet him, he's a very successful architect in Miami, and I expected the story to follow in a predictable pattern. He was handsome, wealthy, had a large company, and a beautiful girlfriend. However, he wasn’t totally content with his life. He spent very little time with his family as there was, apparently, a lot of conflict with them. This is when I began to be really hooked because there was clearly more to this than I had first believed.

When his dying father requested that he come to see him, he did so, begrudgingly. Once there, however, he found out that twenty-five years before, his father had done something to him and to someone he loved which was unforgiveable. Now he realized that he would have to return to Cuba to resolve the situation. He talks his brother into accompanying him and makes his plans.

I became totally involved now. What would happen to him when he returned? Certainly it would be extremely dangerous, but he felt he had to go. I couldn’t put the book down. I had to know what would happen.

This was fascinating to me, as I discovered all the difficulties he faced as he tried to resolve all the problems his father had caused. It was so interesting to follow him in Cuba, a country which we have heard so much about, but in these past years have really not known much about and what was happening there, and how dangerous it actually was.

I was on the edge of my seat as the mystery of what had happened slowly unfolded. I was completely involved in the characters and the story. Mr. Pereda is very skilled, and his writing kept me glued to my chair, flipping pages, dying to see how everything was resolved. The result was a very unusual but very happy ending.

This story was probably one of the most well written that I have read in a long time. It really kept my interest, was well worth all the time I put into reading it, and it was something I kept thinking about long after I set my eReader aside. I would give this a 5 Plus, if that was possible.

Rated 5/5 flowers.

The original review can be found at It's Raining Books published another outstanding review of However Long the Night. Hopefully, it will get on Amazon. Let's post it on FB, Twitter, Goodreads, EP, etcetera.
Here's the review:
I started reading this not really knowing what to expect. I only hoped I wouldn’t be bored. Well, I was far from bored, I was fascinated.

The story starts with a Cuban family being forced to leave Cuba during the boatlift of 1980. The story is focused on Cid Milan, who was a teenager when he first arrived in the United States.

When we meet him, he's a very successful architect in Miami, and I expected the story to follow in a predictable pattern. He was handsome, wealthy, had a large company, and a beautiful girlfriend. However, he wasn’t totally content with his life. He spent very little time with his family as there was, apparently, a lot of conflict with them. This is when I began to be really hooked because there was clearly more to this than I had first believed.

When his dying father requested that he come to see him, he did so, begrudgingly. Once there, however, he found out that twenty-five years before, his father had done something to him and to someone he loved which was unforgiveable. Now he realized that he would have to return to Cuba to resolve the situation. He talks his brother into accompanying him and makes his plans.

I became totally involved now. What would happen to him when he returned? Certainly it would be extremely dangerous, but he felt he had to go. I couldn’t put the book down. I had to know what would happen.

This was fascinating to me, as I discovered all the difficulties he faced as he tried to resolve all the problems his father had caused. It was so interesting to follow him in Cuba, a country which we have heard so much about, but in these past years have really not known much about and what was happening there, and how dangerous it actually was.

I was on the edge of my seat as the mystery of what had happened slowly unfolded. I was completely involved in the characters and the story. Mr. Pereda is very skilled, and his writing kept me glued to my chair, flipping pages, dying to see how everything was resolved. The result was a very unusual but very happy ending.

This story was probably one of the most well written that I have read in a long time. It really kept my interest, was well worth all the time I put into reading it, and it was something I kept thinking about long after I set my eReader aside. I would give this a 5 Plus, if that was possible.

Rated 5/5 flowers.

The original review can be found at http://its-raining-books.blogspot.com/

Thursday, March 8, 2012

TV Interview for HLTN

Melanie Kendall from WFXL Fox 31 in Albany, Georgia will be interviewing me live at 7 am on March 23rd. If you're in the area, please watch; recordings are encouraged.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Molly Reviews HLTN

Reviews by Molly's review of However Long the Night today (3/7/12):
Okay, let’s be honest here. A romance novel….from a GUY? Yeppers. And let me tell you this. David Pereda really KNOWS how to capture the reader instantly with his characters, and a twistful plot line that will knock you down….and keep you hooked until the end.
Combining history with fiction, Pereda takes a dive into the Cuban world in the 1980s. He takes his plot line and adds the characters to the mix in such a way that the reader will not be let go. You become the characters and feel every emotion that they do. He adds lies to the story that will leave the reader wondering how anyone could do that.
Cid left Cuba in the 1980′s with his father, to land in America. He left behind his ways of life and the people that were important to him, only to live a life that was based on lies, hurt and anger. But, once in America, he embraces it, and moves on. Little did he know, that back in Cuba….there’s the answer to a long lived lie, waiting for him.
Cid’s father, Colonel Milan is sick. On his deathbed, he tells Cid just what he wants. To return to Cuba and bring back his grandson, and Cid’s former love, to meet him. Cid, shocked at the revelation and not sure what to think of that, dives into his past and returns to the land of his youth. What ensues there, will leave the reader on a fabulous ride of romance and suspense as lies turn into truth,betrayal into trust and forgiveness is pursued.
This is an interesting twist on a romance novel, and it’s one that I am glad that I had the pleasure of reading. It grips the reader so wholly that before they know, it’s over, and you’re left with a feeling of needing more. This is most definitely a 5 Book worthy novel, and I am so pleased to say that I am a new fan of this highly talented author! I can’t wait to read more work by him, even if they aren’t romance novels! If they are as good as this book, then they will be awesome.

http://reviewsbymolly.com

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Blog Tour Updates

Today's interview didn't post, we're trying to find out why.

Tomorrow HLTN will be reviewed at Reviews By Molly and Thursday David will have another interview at Sugarbeat's Books. Response has been very encouraging.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Where Can I Purchase "However Long the Night"?

I've been asked many times where people can buy my book. (This also applies to my other books published by Eternal Press, but the links posted as only for my current book, HLTN.) Not everyone wants to go to Amazon, or Barnes and Noble, or even be limited to purchasing online. Here is the answer.

eBook versions
Eternal Press BEST PLACE TO BUY $6.95, multiple formats.
Amazon $6.95, Kindle only.
Barnes & Noble $5.56, Nook only.
Fictionwise $5.91 ($5.02 to Members), multiple formats.

Paperback
Amazon $18.99

From Eternal Press website:
You can order any of our books, both print and ebook, through the Lightning Source Distribution which includes the following:

US:
Ingram
Amazon.com
Baker & Taylor
Barnes & Noble
NACSCORP
Espresso Book Machine

UK:
Amazon.co.uk
Bertrams
Blackwell
Book Depository
Coutts
Gardners
Mallory International
Paperback Bookshop
Argosy Ireland
Eden Interactive Ltd.
Aphrohead
I.B.S - STL U.K
Libreria Ledi
Eleftheroudakis

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Jersey Girl Review of However Long the Night

Jersey Girl Book Reviews posted the following review of However Long the Night today:
However Long The Night is a story that has an intriguing mixture of romance and suspense. The storyline is well written and captivates the reader from the beginning. I found that the story reads like a history lesson, the author's descriptions of Cuba's history and the 1980 Mariel boatlift to the US was very detailed and fascinating. The characters were complex and realistic, their individual stories and intertwining lives gave the story more depth and made it powerfully compelling. I couldn't help but love Cid's character, his compassion and determination to make things right had me cheering him on as he went on his journey of self-discovery. The storyline has many plots, with twists and turns that keeps the reader intrigued, it is a fast-paced story with lost love, found love, betrayal, forgiveness and redemption ... all of these themes create a story that is so much more than just a contemporary romance novel.
I enjoyed reading However Long The Night, and would recommend this novel to romance fans who would enjoy reading a story that is so much more than just the typical romance novel. It is well worth the read, and it won't leave you disappointed.
To see the full review, click here: http://jerseygirlbookreviews.blogspot.com/

Monday, February 27, 2012

Barnes & Noble Sale

However Long the Night is on sale at barnesandnoble.com -- $14.69 for the paperback, $5.56 for the Nook edition ebook.

Blog Tour Starts Today

Hello Family and Friends,
I will be at Lisa Haselton interviews today. Join me: http://lisahaseltonsreviewsandinterviews.blogspot.com

Check my schedule for this blog tour, found in earlier posts.
Thank you for your support,
David

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Shameless Promotion - However Long the Night

I have been told that a book does not sell on Amazon without at least 50 reviews posted there. I have tried in the past to give away review copies in exchange for a review, and had very few people follow through. This being the case, I would like to make the following offer:

The first 50 people to buy my new book, However Long the Night, and post a review on Amazon will have their full purchase price (up to regular retail price) refunded by me. The book can be purchased as an eBook from Eternal Press or Amazon, or as a paperback when available from Amazon, or from any other vendor or source.

Send a copy of your receipt, your name and address, along with the name you used to post the review, to me via email at davidmpereda@gmail.com or by mail to
David Pereda
600 Merrimon Ave #6F
Asheville, NC 28804

I will verify that the review has been posted (and will make sure nobody has yet claimed that review), and mail you a check for the full amount you paid including tax.

David

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Updated GoddessFish Blog Tour for HLTN

However Long the Night
GoddessFish Blog Tour

This is apparently the final schedule on the Blog Tour for However Long the Night:

3/7/2011 Reviews by Molly REVIEW ONLY

Check this link for updates, and I'll try to keep it updated here as well.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Eternal Press Chat Feb 7

Dear Family and Friends,

Please join me next week, if you can, in the Eternal Press Chat Room for the launch ofHowever Long the Night on February 7. Below are some suggested hours -- but you can drop in anytime. I will be coming in and out all day and available to answer whatever questions you may have.

At 2PM Eastern Time, US, (12PM MT, 11AM PT) I will be at the chatroom. This will be the first Meet the Authors hour. If the showing is good, it can run till you drop or have to go back to your real life.

At 7PM Eastern Time, US, (5PM MT, 4PM PT) I will come back to the chat room and this is a chance for you to return too, if you want, and pepper me with questions.

To enter the Eternal Press chatroom on February 7 all you need to do is click on the link below and, when prompted, type in your name. It will take you directly to the Live Chat.

Login in to Live Chat at http://eternalpress.biz/chat.php

See you there! Thank you for your support.

David

Thursday, February 2, 2012

The Day Is Upon Us!

Dear family and friends,

I wanted to remind you that Eternal Press will release my new mainstream novel, However Long the Night, on February 7th. Winner of the Lighthouse Book Award for fiction and the Royal Palm Award for fiction, HLTN is a sizzling Romantic tale with a major dose of suspense, a tense love triangle, shocking family secrets, disgusting corporate shenanigans and a historical background.

Here’s a brief summary of the plot. Miami Architect and successful real estate developer Cid Milan suddenly realizes his whole life has been built on a lie told by his now dying father twenty-five years ago – willfully betraying Cid’s best friend, Joaquin, sending him to prison, and forsaking his pregnant girlfriend Sandra, causing her to be thrown out of her house by her parents. Overnight Cid’s life implodes. Trying to unravel the mystery of his own past, he realizes there’s only one thing he can do: return to the land he abandoned to right the wrongs committed. In his quest, Cid rediscovers himself and his roots as he reunites with Joaquin and searches frantically for Sandra and the secret she’s been keeping from him all these years: his son. In the process, Cid learns an invaluable lesson about love, forgiveness and redemption that changes his life forever.

However Long the Night is published by Eternal Press and is available in local bookstores and at amazon.com, eternalpress.biz, and davidpereda.com. It is also available as an e-book and on Amazon’s Kindle format. E-Book ISBN: 978-1-61572-598-4, Print Book ISBN: 978-1-61572-599-1

Friday, January 27, 2012

Tour Updates

The post on the GoddessFish Blog Tour for However Long the Night has been updated. Please check the earlier post for the complete schedule.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

However Long the Night: Release Date and Promotional Activies

My new mainstream romance novel, HOWEVER LONG the NIGHT, is being released by Eternal Press on February 7th. Winner of the Lighthouse Book Award for Fiction and the Royal Palm Award for Fiction, HLTN is a 90,000-word contemporary romantic tale with a tense love triangle, family secrets, lots of suspense, a major dose of corporate shenanigans and a historical background. I'll be signing books at the Book'Em North Carolina Writers Conference in Lumberton on February 25-26, where I'll also be highlighted on a panel titled, "Turn the Page" the Suspense is Thrilling Me." Please come see me, if you can. If you can't, a day later I'll begin a 15-stop promotional blog tour with Goddess Fish Promotions. For those of you who might be interested in reading my thoughts on writing and my path to becoming an award-winning writer, I encorage you to read some of my interviews. The link to the tour is posted on my website: www.davidperesda.com. Happy reading and writing to all of you.

Friday, January 13, 2012

GoddessFish Blog Tour (Updated)

However Long the Night
GoddessFish Blog Tour

Dates are still being filled in, but this is what we have at present:

3/7/2011 Reviews by Molly REVIEW ONLY

Check this link for updates, and I'll try to keep it updated here as well.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012


Please join me on my blog tour to promote However Long the Night, due out February 7, 2012 from Eternal Press!