Monday, February 18, 2013

The Seven Year Itch Blog Tour & Giveaway

The Seven Year Itch
(A J.J. McCall Novel – the FBI Series)

Her Family Was Vexed With a Generational Curse.  Now for Lie Detecting FBI Spy Catcher J.J. McCall, the Truth is in The Seven Year Itch.

FBI Special Agent J.J. McCall is a born lie detector who recruits foreign spies to catch American traitors.  She and co-case agent Tony Donato have lost two of their most critical Russian sources in the past two years, and they may lose another in just a few short days if they don’t catch him, The ICE PHANTOM, a rumored insider spy more insidious and elusive than Ames and Hanssen combined.  They suspect he might be burrowed deep inside FBI counterintelligence—and his body count is going up.

Drawn into an unsanctioned mole hunt, they have a week to catch him, save a key source’s life—and their own.  While J.J.’s lie detecting ability helps them narrow down the list of suspects, the lie she tells to herself may help the ICE PHANTOM defect to Moscow and get away with the murder of the man she loves.

Skye's debut FBI Series, filled with mystery, espionage, romance, and suspense, will keep you burning through the pages until J.J. catches the very last spy.

Monday Morning in Moscow…
Mikhail Polyakov was murdered in a Solntsevskaya-owned cottage located in Lobnya, a small village just outside Moscow.  It was a Russian organized crime death chamber.  A hulking Mafioso known only as Maskov hovered over his mangled corpse.  The ax in his massive hand dripped with the blood of a traitor.  He would not live to betray his country another day.  In the safe house basement, he lay on the concrete floor.  A pool of crimson surrounded him, and his flesh had been gashed and hacked beyond visual recognition; death’s stench thickened the air.  In order to serve its only noble purpose, his right hand, which bore a crescent-shaped birthmark, was left untouched.
A sliver of light shone through an undersized window revealing the wicked grin that parted the executioner’s cigarette blackened lips.  Colonel Anatoliy Golikov.  A Russian intelligence officer, he was a member of a cadre of Russian Foreign Intelligence Service—SVR officers—from the First Department.  His professional mission had been recruiting people who sold U.S. secrets, but his personal mission was to kill anyone who betrayed the Motherland.
His skinny eyes, slight frame, and borderline gaunt face colored him weak, but his iron-fisted will and suffocating persona made him a man few crossed.  Even fewer had lived to brag about it if they had.  The son of a former hardline KGB General who executed Russians spying for the West, he’d filled his father’s sadistic shoes well.  Left nothing in his wake except a trail of dead American sins against Russia.
S.D. Skye is a former FBI Russian Counterintelligence Program Intelligence Analyst and supported several key cases during her 12-year tenure at the Bureau.  She has personally witnessed the blowback the Intelligence Community suffered due to the most significant compromises in U.S. history, including the arrests of former CIA Case Officer Aldrich Ames and two of the Bureau's own--FBI Agents Earl Pitts and Robert Hanssen.  She has spent 20 years supporting counterintelligence, intelligence, and military missions in the U.S. Intelligence Community.

An award-winning author of romantic comedies in her other life, Skye is a member of the Maryland Writer's Association, Romance Writers of America, and International Thriller Writers.  She's addicted to writing and chocolate--not necessarily in that order--and currently lives in the Washington D.C. area with her son.  Skye is hard at work on the next installment of the series.

Connecting with S.D. Skye: Website | Twitter | Facebook

Buy Links: Kindle | Paperback

S.D. will be awarding a Kindle Fire to a randomly drawn commenter at the end of the tour.  (US/CANADA ONLY) Be sure to leave a comment below, with your email address, and then check out the other blogs participating in the blog tour.


February 11:  LizaOConnor
February 11:  STOP 2 Writing into the Sunset
February 12:  Nickie's Views and Interviews
February 13:  Christy McKee Writes for Women in the Sweet Spot of Life
February 14:  Sandra's Blog
February 14:  STOP 2 MeganJohnsInvites
February 15:  A Writer's Life
February 18:  Read Your Writes Book Reviews
February 19:  Let's Get BOOKED!
February 20:  Margay Leah Justice
February 21:  MK McClintock Blog
February 22:  My Devotional Thoughts
February 25:  Full Moon Dreaming
February 26:  Long and Short Reviews: Mystery/Suspense
February 27:  Janna Shay's Fair Play
February 28:  It's Raining Books
March 1:  Bunny's Review


March 4:  Deal Sharing Aunt
March 5:  Welcome to My World of Dreams
March 6:  Nightstand Novels
March 7:  Stephanie's Book Shelf
March 8:  The Write to Read


  1. I'm looking forward to reading this book :) I have it loaded up on my Kindle, waiting for a free moment

  2. Great Giveaway..Thanks!! adgali(at)ymail(dot)mail

  3. Great excerpt, it sounds like it is going to be a page turner of a novel

    fencingromein at hotmail dot com

  4. Sounds like an intriguing book. Thanks for the excerpt and giveaway!

    pippirose59 at gmail dot com

  5. Thank you all for stopping by! There are two comment sections so I missed this one early on. As I mentioned earlier, please don't forget that the lucky commenter will also win a $25 gift card.

    I think it's hard to judge your own book, but I certainly hope it's a page turner. One of the biggest complaints I've seen from readers regarding spy novels is that authors sacrifice character development for action. I strove to write a balanced novels where you really got to know the characters and motivations in addition to the car chases and gun play. :) I also set the story up for the entire series so you will get to know the folks you're rooting for. I truly hope you enjoy it if you give it a shot. The stories only get better from here.

  6. J.J. is modeled after an African American FBI agent that you knew? I would think that she would stand out--especially working in Russian counterintelligence. Will future characters in the Itch books be loosely based on agents you knew?
    catherinelee100 at gmail dot com

  7. I enjoyed the excerpt.


  8. Looks intriguing!


  9. What an exciting book! Enjoyed the interview. Thanks for the giveaway.


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