FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MAY 20, 2014
Contact: Michelle Gamble
VENGEANCE IS NOW PLACES IN THE PRESTIGIOUS INDIE EXCELLENCE AWARDS, ONE OF THE NATION’S TOP BOOK AWARD PROGRAMS
SACRAMENTO, Calif.—Regional author Scott D. Roberts can now add to his list of acknowledgements for his freshman novel Vengeance is Now (www.vengeanceisnow.com) that he is a Finalist in the 2014 National Indie Excellence Awards, one of the most prestigious book awards in the nation.
“Your book truly embodies the excellence that this award was created to celebrate, and we salute you and your fine work,” said Ellen Reid, president and CEO of the awards, in the announcement to 3L Publishing, the publisher of Vengeance is Now.
"It's always nice to be recognized for your work," said Roberts, "but I'm more excited with the fact that this recognition will drive people to the book and hopefully fall in love with the story and characters."
Vengeance is Now, named twice as best in new fiction for 2013, is a thriller about a down-and-out and disgraced former police detective and P.I., Tate Holloway. Tate has turned to a life of soaking his sorrows in a bottle of Tequila, smoking weed, and turning tricks with high-class wealthy women to make a living. Balancing his empty life of surfing and keeping his secret life away from his girlfriend, Tate finds his entire world turned upside down when he’s set up, framed, and forced to go on the run for unspeakable crimes.
"I'm very proud of Scott's freshman effort," said Michelle Gamble, CEO, 3L Publishing. "Scott is a true, natural talent whose first novel Vengeance is Now far exceeded my expectations. I personally love this book and believe in his work as blossoming novelist with a great future in the industry. We at 3L Publishing congratulate him on placing as a Finalist in the Indie Excellence Awards."
Vengeance is Now is a taut, erotic and action-packed thriller about a fallen detective whose redemption can only be found by bringing a killer to justice. Tate has to shrewdly turn the tables from being the hunted to the hunter in this heart-pounding, adrenaline rush of a thriller. Each stunning, breakneck-paced revelation brings Tate closer to the dark truth and uncovers departmental and political corruption that leads to a final showdown of good vs. evil in the race for vengeance.
Roberts was also named one of the 50 Great Writers You Should Read by the Author’s Show. Vengeance is Now is a part of the Tate Holloway series, and the next book Hidden Agenda is due out in Fall 2014 (see synopsis at the end of press release). Vengeance is Now is available on Amazon, the Vengeance is website (www.vengeanceisnow.com), 3L Publishing’s website (www.3LPublishing.com), and select bookstores. It is also available in Kindle, Nook and iBook. For more information, contact Michelle Gamble at 916-300-8012.
Coming in Fall 2014 – Hidden Agenda
Tate Holloway is back in a big way after riding the national media attention from capturing and killing the notorious serial killer “The Eye” and in the process uncovering political corruption in the City of San Diego. After being exposed by the media as a male escort and dumped by his girlfriend Nicole, in true Tate fashion he continues his lifestyle vs. recognizing his true feelings for her. All he wants to do is get back to work as a private investigator with his trusted sidekick Rita and attempt to get his life back in order.
A phone call from one of his “regulars,” Bonnie thrusts him into a missing person’s case when her curious nephew, who was interning for the summer in Washington, DC, ends up missing, and she fears foul play. You see, Bonnie isn’t just any attorney. Her law firm represents and handles high-level security clearance matters between the defense department and civilian defense contractors.
In his hunt for Bonnie’s nephew, Tate investigates the possible reason for his abduction and in the process uncovers a potential national security threat in North Africa that is being ignored by the State Department and could potentially implicate the White House. After stirring up problems, once again Tate has to step up his game to elude agents from the various federal agencies who have put out an APB for his capture and evade the nefarious groups and organizations who have put a bounty on his head. Follow Tate on another thrill ride from Seattle to Washington D.C. as he reveals the Hidden Agenda.
ABOUT SCOTT D. ROBERTS
Scott D. Roberts is the writer, producer, and co-director of the award-winning documentary, “Gas Hole,” narrated by Peter Gallagher. He is also the executive producer, writer, and co-host of the monthly segment, “Gas Hole of the Month” which airs on FSTV. He wrote, produced, and/or directed two reality pilots in the last three years, “Giving, Celebrity Style,” starring Melinda Clarke (“Nikita,” “The O.C.”) and “Ted & Jason: Building an Empire,” featuring the hair stylist to the stars, Ted Gibson. He’s written over 50 screenplays and TV shows during a career that spans over 20 years and has had his projects optioned and/or developed by New Line, Warner Brothers, Paramount, MGM, EUE/Screen Gems and Columbia.
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