The Man from Rome by Dylan James Quarles – Spotlight and Giveaway

This post is part of a virtual book tour organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. Dylan James Quarles will be awarding a $15 Amazon or Barnes and Noble GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour. Click on the tour banner to see the other stops on the tour.

Rome is a city like no other, protected by a man like no other.
He is the unnamed Immortal, the Man from Rome, and he is under attack.

An agent of his secret order has been murdered, her tongue ripped out, her throat coated in molten silver. The killing is meant to be a message, a warning that old enemies have resurfaced to punish the Man for the sins of his past.

Forced to retaliate, the Man sets in motion a sequence of events which pit an American thief, a Roman policewoman, and a fallen Olympian against one another in all-out war. The streets of Rome become a battleground where the supernatural clash with the mortal, and the Eternal City bears witness to yet another chapter in its storied history of violence.

Vengeance reigns supreme in this, the newest Novel from Dylan James Quarles.

Enjoy an Excerpt

Light filtered in through the painters cloth, becoming diffused and shallow. As if in preparation for a slaughter, the floor was covered in newspaper, and the tables were draped with black plastic. Overhead, the light fixtures had been removed so that their wires dangled in stringy noose-like clumps.

Taking all of this in, Cato let the door swing shut behind him. The latch gave an audible click, and was instantly echoed by the snap of a Zippo lighter. Cato started with surprise and turned. In the far corner of the room, a candle had been lit, casting illumination upon a table laden with food. Already seated and waiting for him, a man in a three-piece chestnut suit smiled through the blue haze of his cigarette.

Cato blinked, and a pair of golden-eyes blinked back at him. Like memory made manifest, the Benefactor’s unmistakable face came into view. Cato gaped.

“But—but—you look—”

Tapping his cigarette into an ashtray, the Benefactor held up a hand for silence. Cato faltered and the words died in his throat.

“Before you finish that sentence,” spoke the Benefactor. “May I interject a simple request?”

Physically shaken by the timbre of the Man’s voice, Cato did all that he could just to nod.

“I can see that you are…disturbed by me, Cato—disturbed by what you see. Yet I beg of you, please refrain from uttering that which I have heard more times than I care to remember. Spare history the doom of repetition.”

About the Author:

Arriving on the scene in 2012 with the publication of The Ruins Of Mars, Dylan James Quarles is one of Amazon’s brightest Kindle Authors.

Using a his signature ability to make scenes come alive in your mind, Quarles immerses the reader in the world of his creation, adding layer upon layer until the narrative plays like a film. Further enriched by unique characters and breath-taking action sequences, his fiction is an ideal blend of entertainment and substance.

Quarles travels often, drawing inspiration for his work from Europe and South East Asia. His newest novel, The Man From Rome, is a direct product of his numerous visits to the Eternal City. Full of on-the-street detail, the novel packs an extra helping of Roman flare for the reader to enjoy!


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Comments

  1. Thanks for hosting!

  2. Audrey Stewart says:

    I look forward to reading this book. I loved that is “Full of on-the-street detail” which I know I would enjoy.

  3. James Robert says:

    Thanks for the excerpt and giveaway!

  4. Lisa Brown says:

    congrats on the tour and thanks for the chance to win 🙂

  5. Buongiorno and good morning!

    A big thanks to LongandShortReview for hosting me, and a big thanks to all of you for stopping by! I’ll be around all day so feel free to ask me any questions you may have, leave a comment, or just say hi!

    Cheers
    Dylan

  6. Buongiorno And good morning!

    A big thanks to Long and Shirt Reviews for hosting me, and a big thanks to all of you for stopping by! I’ll be checking in throughout the day so feel free to ask me questions, leave a comment, or just say Caio!

    Cheers
    Dylan

  7. Astilbe says:

    This book sounds interesting. Congratulations on it.

    What kind of work did you do in Europe and South East Asia? I like it when authors draw from their own experiences like this. It makes the story feel richer.

    • Hi Astilbe!
      I did some teaching in Southeast Asia after high school, then returned with my wife 10 years later for a bit of extended traveling.
      My time in Europe has largely been spent traveling and exploring. I’ve visited numerous countries in the EU, hiked in the Alps, gone off the grid, and done all of the normal tourist stuff too! I’m actually just 43 days away from returning to Rome for the third time! My wife and I will be spending a week or so there, then Florence, then hopping across the Adriatic to Croatia.
      I can say with certaintythat each and every little detail I pick up will work its way into a future book of mine… It always does 😉

      Cheers!
      Dylan

  8. Rita Wray says:

    The book sounds very intriguing.

  9. Victoria says:

    I enjoyed reading your post, thanks for sharing & have a great weekend 🙂

  10. bernie wallace says:

    Congrats on the book tour. Do you know what your next project is? Thanks for the giveaway. I hope that I win.

    • Thanks! My next project is an homage to romatic authors like Dumas. That said, I’m adding a Scifi element that will catch the reader totally off guard! Think a crew of 1500s sailors on a mission to the New World, then add a twist of mutants, time travel, and Nikola Tesla.

      Cheers!
      Dylan

  11. Thanks for the giveaway.

  12. bernie wallace says:

    What good books have you read recently? Thanks for the giveaway. I hope that I win.

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