Saturday, November 15, 2014

"Playing With Fire" by David Tienter

Playing With Fire
by David Tienter

Playing With Fire is currently on tour with Ravenswood Publishing. The tour stops here today for a guest post by the author and a giveaway. Please be sure to visit the other tour stops as well.

An older ex-special forces Marine is asked to find a lost hiker on the Appalachian Trail. He discovers evidence of a heinous murder and the hunt is on for the Monster who would commit such a terrible crime. The fast pace action races down the east coast to the Florida Keys and back to the Trail. Exciting and surprising, this is a story that is a must read. A hero for all, especially those over 50.

Praise for the Book
"Even better than the last. I recommend when you pick it up you don't have anything else to do for a while because you won't put it down until you are finished. Same was true for the first book The Geezer Not Done Yet." ~ Grammy
"There's an engaging plot packed in this rapid-fire short book. Skills hard won in youth aid our hero in his tracking of a former librarian become sadistic killer. The short, direct sentences keep the story gripping. If you like suspense you'll like this book." ~ JaiW
"A gripping story, set in the wilds - not for the faint hearted. [...] Watch out, though, for a wholly unexpected final twist." ~ Toonheider

Guest Post by the Author
How I Came to Write Playing With Fire
In 2013, I went to Disney World with my Daughter and two grand kids. We decided that we should attempt a young adult book together. One day into young adult, I gave up. That was not for me.
My writing took a distinctly different turn when a horrendous local crime absorbed my attention. I began to explore how a normal person, in this case a librarian, could become a serial killer. I needed to develop the factors; his relationships, the motives, the emotions, and at the same time develop how and why another normal person would pursue and capture him. My novel, Playing with Fire, explains one man's decent into the abyss. Why he is unable to stop. And the factors which drive his pursuer on despite the danger and hardships. It makes for an exciting read that is difficult to put down.
In my research, I climbed to the Appalachan Trail at the entrance to the Smokey Mountains National Forest near Fayetteville, North Carolina. I stayed three days camping and writing down my experiences. I traveled from Assateague Island in Maryland, all the way south to the Florida Keys. I have changed a lot of names in the book, but when I talk about a location, it exists. I usually write for four hours daily, in the morning. I listen to the blues while a write. Usually Sarah Vaughn or Pheobe Snow.
My hero/detective is an older man. As I am an older man. He has many limitations, as I have limitations. Still, age and limitations do not prevent an individual from being a hero. Captain American can easily be a hero, but so can his father.
I am 70 years old, survived an aggressive cancer, have an artificial knee because of Vietnam, and due to agent orange poisoning, have peripheral nuerapathy. I'm not done yet. I expect to write at least three more books next year. I am on Facebook, have a website, am a member of Feathered Quill and Cold Coffee Cafe. I have given readings at several libraries, attend several writing clubs, and most weekends I can be found at book signings, flea markets, or any public place where I can get people together so I can tell them about my book.

About the Author
David Tienter is a former U.S. Navy Corpsman who spent time attached to the Marine Corps. He earned a Bachelor's degree from Northwestern College and Master's degree from Western Illinois University. He currently resides in Port St. Lucie, Florida, with his wife and three dogs.

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