Monday, February 29, 2016

Welcome to John Fioravanti, Author of The Genesis Saga!

Nonnie Returns To Genesis - Episode 

(Leave a comment each day to be entered to win one of these prizes)

(1) $10 Amazon Gift Card
(2) $5 Amazon Gift Cards
(2) ebook copy of  "TREACHERY & TRIUMPH"


Anyone who purchases a copy of "TREACHERY & TRIUMPH" and sends to me a copy of the purchase receipt to jfinwat@gmail.com, and leaves a comment along the tour, will get their name entered into a drawing for a $25 Amazon gift card! One entry for each book that is purchased, whether in ebook or paperback format.  Purchases must take place between 2/28 - 3/05/2016.  If you've already purchased one of the books, then feel free to gift a friend, just for the chance to win!!  Spend a little, and you could win a lot!!! If you leave a review on Amazon you will earn a second entry for this prize. Reviews must be posted between 2/29/16 and 3/29/16.

T&T Blog Tour – Episode 2

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 made a return trip to planet Genesis – to the orbital station, Genesis One, to be precise. After their guided tour of the orbital, Nonnie had the opportunity to interview the CO, ArcGeneral Graham Manchester. When Nonnie reached out and touched John’s arm to get his attention, they suddenly disappeared.

An instant later, they found themselves standing in the corridor of a massive Earther First Rate Navy vessel, the Agamemnon. Nonnie is visibly shaken once more by the teleportation from the orbital to the Earther Embassy docked with it.

Nonnie: (In an angry whisper)“You did that… that thing again, John! I need you to stop… please!!”

John: “I do apologize, Nonnie. You touched me when I was thinking about how much you’d enjoy meeting the Ambassador.”

(At that moment, a very large, uniformed Kodiak bear steps through a hatch into the corridor in front of the pair of humans. She stops in surprise, then recognizing John, she flashes him a grin showing her teeth. Nonnie steps back, startled by the show of rather dangerous-looking teeth. John steps forward to greet the Earther.)

John: “Admiral! So good to see you again! This is my writer friend I told you about.”

Nonnie: (To John, a little annoyed.)

“Is there anyone on this planet you haven’t told about me?

(Steps forward to meet the Earther Ambassador while not taking her eyes off those teeth.)

“My name is Nonnie Jules and I’ve heard a lot about you too!”

Andra: (chuckles, notices Nonnie’s eyes on her teeth and closes her mouth.)

“Well, Mrs. Jules, we can compare notes over drinks. Good to see you too, Dr. John – please follow me into my cabin. I have about an hour before my meeting with Liz and Marco, and I can’t think of a more pleasant way to spend it.”

(Nonnie and John follow Andra into her cabin, where Nonnie gasps as she surveys the gigantic suite.)

Nonnie: “They sure treat Admirals well in your navy! This cabin is huge – beautiful too!”

Andra: “Mrs. Jules… may I call you, Nonnie? (Nonnie nods her assent and Andra continues) “Excellent – I’d like you to call me Andra. Now what can I get you to drink?”

Nonnie: “Just water for me please, Andra. John, what are you having… not alcohol, I hope.”

(John asks for water and Andra directs them to take a seat on the large leather sofa. Within moments, she arrives with a tray of drinks and sets it down on the table. She takes a seat in a giant easy chair that matches the sofa and takes a long drink from her very large glass.)

Andra: “There’s nothing quite as refreshing as a glass of ice-cold water!”

Nonnie: (Looking at her glass in astonishment)

“This is the best tasting water I’ve ever had!”

Andra: “Water is all we Earthers can drink, so we have perfected our water treatment systems over time. Do you drink alcohol like many of my human friends, Nonnie?

Nonnie: “Never touch it, Andra – and I’m trying to get Dr. John here to swear off that nasty stuff.”

Andra: (Chuckles at John who is smiling as he raises his glass of water in a salute.)

“So what have you been told about me, Nonnie?”

Nonnie: “That you are a great naval commander, a no-nonsense gal, and Setter Caine’s ace in the hole. I’d really like to know why you accepted this post among the humans of Genesis. There’s a lot of crazy stuff going on here!”

Andra: “Nonnie, you left out one important thing in your description. Liz Hastings is a very good friend of mine from before the Krogg War, and now her Vice President, Marco Rossini is a good friend too. While I live and breathe in Genesis space, I am their ace in the hole.”

Nonnie: I met Liz briefly last year, but Dr. John and I spent a lot of time with Marco. I just adore that man! Do you think he’s up to this battle with those awful terrorists after almost dying in space?”

Andra: (Pauses a moment to take a drink, and then locks eyes with Nonnie.)

“I spent a few days with Marco on the trip back here and he impressed me a great deal. But to answer your question, I believe he’s just the man Genesis needs right now. Setter Caine has great faith in him… and I’ve never seen Setter misjudge anyone… ever!”

(Andra pauses and Nonnie remains quiet, waiting for more. So Andra continues.)

“We Earthers have instincts similar to our non-Earther ancestors on Earth. We’ve learned to control the violent and predatory side of our inherited nature, but those instincts allow us to sense things in people. Marco has a good heart, a bright mind, and a desire to serve. He’s still learning about leadership, but he’ll get there – and I have his back.”

Nonnie: “If you use the military might of this Earther ship, won’t that make things worse for Liz and Marco in terms of public opinion?”

Andra: “Yes, exactly! I’ll be using this (taps the side of her head) to outfox those Rouge thugs. They have no idea what it means to mess with me!”

John: “Are you two sure you two aren’t twin sisters? I had to blink, Andra. I thought that was Nonnie talking!”

Nonnie: (Giving John one of her withering looks)

“I’ll take that as a compliment, Dr. John.” (Turns back to Andra)

“Did you meet Marco’s lead security agent on the trip back here to Genesis? I’m wondering what you think of him. Do you think he’s the right man to lead Marco’s security team?”

Andra: “Of course, Captain Ted Gallo. I had a couple of meetings with him and some of our security people. He wanted to see what he could learn from our methods so he could do his job more effectively. He’s a good man.”

Nonnie: “Dr. John, I’d like to meet him – he might have more insights into his boss, Marco. Wait! Let’s say goodbye to Andra before we zap out of here, please.”

Andra: (Grins at John) “Still doing that disappearing act, Dr. John? I’d love to learn how to do that!”

Nonnie: “Andra, be careful what you wish for! Thank you for your hospitality. It’s been an honor chatting with you.”

(They said their goodbyes as the Ambassador escorted them back to the hatch leading to the corridor. As she watched them leave, Nonnie took John’s arm and they vanished before Andra’s startled eyes.

Join us tomorrow for a new adventure with Nonnie & John!

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!

 "This tour sponsored by 4WillsPublishing.wordpress.com."


  1. Thank you very much for hosting me today, April. I'm honoured to be here!

  2. Well done you two. I can't imagine where you got the inspiration for this adventure John but it is terrific. I enjoyed the idea of a Kodiak bear having an high rank. Thanks for hosting April.

  3. Hi, John, thanks for stopping by! "Well done you two?" I wrote all these episodes, John - with Nonnie's permission. She hasn't seen them all yet. I hoped it would be an effective way to introduce the characters and a bit about the plot + make things fun with Nonnie conducting the interviews. Thanks for your support!

    1. I figured I would give Nonnie a nod. As close as I come to kissing up.

  4. As you all may know, I am just ending my own blog tour which was kinda-sorta like a "tell-all" on myself. What was amazing about John's tour, is that he is actually picking up on some of the conversation from my tour. Anyone noticed that yet? John does a phenomenal job with these, and I am thoroughly entertained, highly honored and so impressed that he included me in these! WOW!

    Thanks, April for the host!

    1. Thanks, Nonnie - I'm glad you're enjoying them. The folks on Genesis appreciated your visit!

  5. I love the female bear leader, John. And linking her to Nonnie...very brave!
    Have a great tour!
    Thank you for hosting, April!

    1. Thanks, Rebecca... the link to Nonnie was natural as they are both great leaders... kindred spirits, if you will.

  6. You must have had fun coming up with these blog posts, John. I look forward to following along each day.

    1. Thanks, Michelle. Yes, they were fun to write, and I'm glad that Nonnie got a big kick out of them too. I appreciate your support!

  7. Very interesting, John! "Oh, for a moment I thought that was Nonnie talking!” Be careful, John! LOL! Thanks for hosting April!

  8. Thanks, Linda - yes... I'm being very careful with Nonnie's dialogue! Thanks for stopping by.

  9. Sorry I'm late. I was reading this episode and my imagination got the best of me because I felt like I had been transported. Good excerpt John. Congrats to you and Nonnie on this grand tour.

    1. So glad you enjoyed it, Shirley! I appreciate your support!

  10. Your tour is fascinating, John. Congratulations and good luck with the rest of the week! Thank you April, for hosting the tour....

    1. Thanks, Gwen - how kind of you to say so. I really appreciate your support!

  11. These are such fun reads! Keep 'em coming, Mr. Fioravanti!

    Thanks for hosting, April!

  12. Just so you know John, I have bought my own copy of Treachery and Triumph. I am gunning for that grand prize! :). Thank you April for hosting him.

    1. Thank you very much for your support, Joy!

  13. Thank you all for stopping by! And thanks to John for graciously letting me host. Hope you had a blast! :)

  14. Loving the tour! :)

    1. I'm glad you are - thanks for stopping by!