Funny Busine$$ by Desmond X Torres-Blog Tour, Review and Giveaway

Funny Busine$$ by Desmond X Torres-Blog Tour, Review and Giveaway


Funny Busine$$
by Desmond X. Torres
Release Date: October 25, 2013

Funny business

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FUNNY BUSINESS by Desmond X. Torres

ABOUT THE BOOK: Release Date October 25, 2013

Artie’s a cop. He’s been carrying a torch for Marie since she first repaired his car at Smitty’s garage. Too bad she hates cops. You could write a novel about it. Actually, Artie did. He even published it online. It’s a little cheesy, but his pen name Desiree Robb is developing a fan base.

Out of the blue, the book takes off, igniting an avalanche of sales. Desiree Robb is approached by a major publisher- they’re offering millions!

But Desiree has to show her pretty face for promotions. Guess who Artie asks to be Desiree’s pretty face?

Marie signs on- for a price. It’s easy money, but things get complicated. Artie’s driving her batty. Or is there something more? During preparations for a live TV broadcast, romance tentatively begins.

More complications ensue. The mob gets involved. These guys mean business- so what if they still live with their parents? Then there’s the hot for cops VP, a popular talk show, and the FBI. It all fuses into a laugh out loud cluster chaos as tangled as a New York City rush hour!

REVIEW: FUNNY BUSINE$$ is a contemporary romance and sometimes humorous look at the world of online publishing and the funny business behind the scenes of authors, pen names and hidden identities.

Police officer Artie Dunleavy has written a book-a romance novel-based loosely on his life and the woman with whom he has had a crush on for over two years. Overnight the ebook becomes a million-copy seller and suddenly Artie needs to find a ‘sock puppet’ to represent his alter ego/pen name Desiree Robb. Enter Marie-his auto mechanic and long time crush.

The storyline follows a disaster in the making. Artie contracts Marie to be his ‘public face’ but will soon discover that they both are in over their heads. Between the publishers, PR relations, con artists and the Russian mob our couple is in for the ride of their lives. The relationship between Artie and Marie is definitely a work in progress and one that spirals in and out of control throughout the entire storyline.

FUNNY BUSINE$$ is an interesting look at the business of online publishing and will definitely make you wonder if any of the behind the scenes shoving is really what it is all about. The writing is simple. There is no graphic language; no sex; no violence and only a little bit of romance.

Copy supplied by the author.

Reviewed by Sandy

About the author

Des TorresA former New York City cop, Desmond X. Torres will neither confirm nor deny his ownership of a blonde wig and pink bathrobe.

He always wanted to be an astronaut, but the closest he ever got was being called a space shot.

In his spare time, he enjoys mixed martial arts, motocross racing, and base jumping from tall buildings. He has a great cable TV package. And beer. He loves beer. And nachos. He really loves nachos.


He’d better say he loves K.D. McLean too or she’s going to brain him.

He has been writing since he can remember. It started in primary school. Penmanship has always been important to him – it’s a lost art.

His motto for life is – “I’m going to live forever.”

So far, so good.Connect with Desmond:

Blog | Facebook | Goodreads

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Desmond is giving away the following prizes at the end of the tour:

Grand Prize:  Amazon Gift Card for $25.00, Tales of Pandora eBook Collection (by KD McLean) and an eBook of Funny Business.

First Runner Up:   Tales of Pandora eBook Collection (by KD McLean) and an eBook of Funny Business

Second Runners up:  3 winners will get an eBook of Funny Business

NOTE:  The Reading Cafe is NOT responsible for the rafflecopter giveaway.  If you have any questions, please contact the tour promoter.

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27 thoughts on “Funny Busine$$ by Desmond X Torres-Blog Tour, Review and Giveaway

  1. This sounds really good! I love a good laugh, and it doesn’t hurt if it has just a little romance as well! Great job, Sandy – I’ll see if I can pick this up! Congratulations to Desmond!

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