Thursday, May 29, 2014

Updates on The Chimney Tops trail

Novelist Johnny Ray having fun in Sarsota

You know

I always thought my boat would come in one day

but for some reason

this is not exactly

 what I had hoped for


  Well at least I have a little shade to rest under



 But having a nice bar nearby makes the wait even better



Oh yes,  there is something special about being stranded

at tiki bars

But when all is said and done, this is better, don't you think








Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Johnny Ray to expand on his guide to HOW TO WRITE YOUR MEMOIRS

An Award Winning Novelist
And Professional Memoir Ghostwriter

If you decide you do need to hire a
ghostwriter later the instructions enclosed in the guide and workbook
should decrease the cost of hiring a ghostwriter by lowering the amount
of time the ghostwriter has to spend in developing the story, saving you thousands of dollars.

Johnny Ray's best novel that should be made into a movie

This is another romantic thriller from one of Amazon’s bestselling mystery authors.

 This story of a serial killer that stalks and brutally kills literary agents is set inside the world of publishing, looking at it from both a writer’s and publisher’s point of view.

 Just asking, but after sleeping with a literary agent, shouldn't you receive more than a form rejection letter? It might also have helped to know that this want-to-be writer is bi-polar. However, she is not the one to be feared most by this agent. For her anger and zest in destroying his career has created a copycat, a serial killer with a new target--literary agents.

When a serial killer stalks literary agents, and brutally kills them, the world of publishing panics with fear as the FBI hunts for the cold blooded killer, wondering what could cause a person to become such a monster?

To someone else, the rejection letter might be perceived as a simple piece of correspondence. But when Amy, who suffers from bipolar disorder receives a form rejection letter from Edward, an agent she had an affair with at a recent convention, she takes the rejection as both personal and professional--in short--a declaration of war.

 Amy quickly embarks on a plan to get revenge by destroying Edward's literary agency, but Amy is soon not the one to be feared the most. Her actions create a copycat, a serial killer, who targets literary agents and viciously murders them.

Living with the knowledge she has created a monster, a serial killer, is one thing, while doing nothing to stop the madness is another. But how could she track down a killer when she has no training in such?

Thinking like a mad man might be the only way--but could she go there and survive herself? When the winds of fate, however, rekindle the romance with Edward, thus making him the next target--she really has no choice but to help the FBI before it is too late. 






Many people ask where I get my inspiration for my novels. This romantic thriller was born out of an event when I was surfing near Jacksonville, Florida. A tropical storm was in the Atlantic making it a great day for surfers. I was having a blast until I felt the bump of a shark. I was only in the water with one other surfer, a small girl who I had to get to shore quickly.


 Luckily we made it. After calming her down and inviting her to join me for a wine tasting we later spent the night walking the beach and drinking more wine. When I was going to call her later to reconnect I discovered the number she had given me had been washed away by the surf soaking my pants the night before.


 I never saw her again, so I made her a Russian spy. And since I couldn't let her have all of the fun, I became an American spy. Thus, the novel idea was born.

This full length romantic thriller moves from the beaches of Florida to Moscow and ultimately to Paris and Nice, France. The powerful forces that control the world both politically and economically soon learn that the power of love can be much more than they want to contend with. 


FOR LOVE AND VENGEANCE is an International romantic thriller filled with action and adventure that jumps across the globe as Vance searches for a girl he had only spend one night with, but one that promises to the perfect fit in his life.


 All he has to do is rescue her and keep her from becoming another casualty in the "for the better good", a lie he was given earlier when his previous girlfriend was murdered. 

When everyone lies to you--trust your gut instinct

If that fails--start over

For your love deserves the best

And murderous terrorist your vengeance

May God have mercy on their soul

Both the Americans and the Russians think Victoria works for them exclusively. In truth; the Pack, an International Crime Syndicate, brutally controls her while they launder money in America by buying distressed houses for terrorist sleepers. While she executes the perfect escape, staging her death during a shark attack, she makes one mistake--she meets Royce, who worked as a special operative several years earlier, the night before disappearing.

Royce, on the other hand, wants nothing to do with any American led special operations after he had been lied to in order to keep him focus on his prior mission. His girlfriend had been abducted and brutally murdered earlier while they had kept him in the dark. The last thing he had ever expected was another woman in his life, especially a Russian spy.


Furthermore, he never would have believed that she would be the one thing that would encourage him to finish a mission that he should have taken care of the first time.

Royce is well trained on how to discover the truth, so although Victoria's apparent shark attack was well conceived he knows better. He had used the life of a surfer bum for years as his cover. The more lies he uncovers, the more suspicious he becomes until finally he feels like he has little choice.


His prior operation was so top secret even the CIA were told nothing He didn't need them then, and he sure the hell didn't need them this time either. The last time it was for country--this time it was going to be personal.


Novelist Johnny Ray used his background in photography to write this novel

This is a modern day romance from one of Amazon's bestselling romance writers who writes true life contemporary romances.

Is it possible to be the most eligible bachelor forever? 


And to do so while also owning the top modeling agency there?

After meeting that one special woman there are only two questions that have to be answered: 

Will his ego now prevent him from acknowledging his true inner feelings? And will she be able to trust him with her own hidden fears?

This is a love story blossoming inside the world of modeling. In spite of the glamor and intrigue of this high fashion world, love is really about one guy and one girl finding each other. But wait, there is one more condition--they have to admit it to each other.

Thomas (Tommy) Conseco, the frightfully delicious owner of one of the top modeling agencies in New York City, demands respect which he has so rightfully earned. Aspiring models from around the world would sacrifice anything to become one of Tommy's "girls" fully knowing he can make them a legend, or send them home crying. 


Tommy has one rule he has followed without exception. He never gets personally involved with anyone in the modeling industry, and as far as sex with his models and employees is concerned, it's strictly off limits. As a result, his heart is immune to even the most beautiful women in the world. This rule has served him well in business, but has left his personal life and bed cold and empty.

Enter Balarie Danson, the woman who is about to turn his carefully constructed world upside down. Balarie may not have the glamorous looks of a super model, but she's bright, attractive and terrific at her job booking talent for the agency, especially the male models. Yielding to her charms, Tommy invites her to go on a business trip to Milan with more than business on his mind.

When she turns him down, saying she'd prefer to concentrate all her energies in the New York market, Tommy assumes she's refusing him and the possible chance at romance. The truth--Balarie is secretly terrified of flying and a long cross-Atlantic flight is more than she can face, despite her ambition in business and her secret attraction to her enigmatic boss.

She's heard the rumors, but the sparks flying between them are telling her Tommy's looking for more than her talent as a booking agent. But Balarie is also looking for more than a one-night stand. So if Tommy intends to break his long-standing rule and seduce this woman into his bed, he'll also have to let her into his heart because Balarie won't settle for anything less than a love that lasts forever, and a hero who can help her conquer her fear of flying.