The Dirty Martini Club by Jude Randazzo Book Tour, Guest Post & Giveaway! {Ends 9/2/22}

Aug 15, 2022 | 3 comments

Book Details:

 The Dirty Martini Club (A Tess Kincaid Novel) by Jude Randazzo
Category: Adult Fiction (18+), 308 pages
Genre: Suspense / Romantic Suspense
Release date: June 2022
Formats Available: print and ebook 
Tour dates: August 15 to August 26, 2022
Content Rating: PG (mild profanity, no f-words, mild violence, no sex)

Book Description:

Tess Kincaid, celebrity golf professional, decides to visit and meet, for the first time, her presumptive fiancé Eddie Spinozza’s family in Albany, New York for Thanksgiving, in anticipation of the next step in their relationship. The Spinozza and Cuchinelli families have been entrenched in Albany for two generations, but Eddie has assured Tess that he is not involved in his family’s “business”. However, on the first night of her visit, sitting in The Dirty Martini Club watching Eddie perform with his band, she witnesses the brazen shooting of one of the band members. Almost simultaneously, and without much warning, an epic, once-in-a-lifetime snowstorm suffocates Albany, preventing Tess from leaving town.

She subsequently becomes a material witness to a series of events, which the police are only reluctantly investigating. What happens next is a daring, and life-altering event that brings Eddie and Tess to a do or die scenario amid mob warfare. The results are quite unpredictable.

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Guest Post:

The alternative ending of “The Dirty Martini Club” By Jude Randazzo

I wrote the first and second draft of The Dirty Martini Club with a different ending, but in the final days before submitting the manuscript for publication, I changed it. So, it is in fact an alternative ending.

Spoiler alert. If you haven’t read the last chapter, don’t read this post!

To summarize, in the final scene, the whole story is re-told and re-lived by the two main
characters, Eddie and Tess. The scene is set with a lot of nostalgic sentiment at Tess’
grandparents’ home on Christmas morning. It’s a set-up to make everything right, make
everything wrap up in a Hallmark Channel movie ending. Readers would shed a tear and say a collective “Awwww”. Tess hears Eddie out, believes, him, and although doesn’t entirely forgive him, goes “mushy” hugs and him and they go inside the house and drink eggnog.

I wrote it that way and felt that I had betrayed the vision and image I have of Tess. She’s a
strong, smart, intuitive, proud, resilient, and resourceful woman. She’s a world-class golfer, an enormously successful businessperson, and not a wilting wimp who lives and dies with Eddie’s moves. In that light, in that moment, her strength prevails, and she says “No. No. No. Maybe sometime in the future, but I need time to settle all of this in my mind.”

Eddie drives away looking figuratively and literally in the rear-view mirror at Tess. It’s not an “Awwww”, you hear but more like a “Good for you girl. You go girl,” to phrase it in the popular vernacular.

Meet the Author:

JUDE RANDAZZO was born in New York and lives with his family in Colorado. His paternal grandfather was born in Sicily and emigrated to New York. He is the author of the Tess Kincaid series; The Golden Cocoon, The Omen of the Crow, What You Don’t Know Can Kill You, and The Gray Fedora.

connect with the author: website ~ twitter ~ facebook ~ instagram ~ goodreads.

The Tour Schedule:

Aug 15 – Rockin’ Book Reviews – book review / guest post / giveaway
Aug 15 – She Just Loves Books – book review / author interview / giveaway
Aug 16 – Locks, Hooks and Books – book review / author interview / giveaway
Aug 17 – Paws.Read.Repeat – book review / author interview / giveaway
Aug 18 – Review Thick And Thin – book review / author interview / giveaway
Aug 19 – Kam’s Place – book review / author interview
Aug 22 – Mel_literate – book review / author interview
Aug 23 – Adventurous Jessy – book review / giveaway
Aug 24 – Olio by Marilyn – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
Aug 24 – Olio by Marilyn – book review / giveaway
Aug 25 – Cover Lover Book Review – book review / guest post / giveaway
Aug 26 – Book Corner News and Reviews – book review / giveaway

Giveaway Details:

Win $25 Starbucks Gift Card, courtesy of author of THE DIRTY MARTINI CLUB (2 winners) (ends Sep 2)

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  1. Tracie Cooper

    I am so excited to read this fun book!

  2. Bea LaRocca

    I love the cover and synopsis, The Dirty Martini Club is a must read for me and. Thank you for sharing your guest post, bio and book details, I have enjoyed reading about you and your work and I am looking forward to reading your story

  3. Shelly Peterson

    Sounds like a book I would enjoy.

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