Thursday, July 15, 2010
Painless by Bill Poje
The time frame is 2005; the man with the hurricane full of trouble is Augustus Valentine.
Aug runs an import-export company in Port Everglades that was started with illegal money -- So were the real estate developments in SanDestin.
People with illegal money must do something with it...periodically goods are smuggled in and out of the country... In come the rubies, sapphires and diamonds...they are promptly stolen from Mr. Aug...who did what and why is the primary plot
We also have Jocelyn, his crazy, delectably incredible, girlfriend She sells Jaguars in Merritt Island They have a weekend getaway in Ponte Vedra
There's the big hurricane finish on the beach in SanDestin with gold, platinum & gambling in the mix... as well as character development chapters in Detroit, Philadelphia, Cleveland and Nashville.
Painless is the first novel by Jacksonville resident Bill Poje. The novel won the 2009 Gold Medal Award from Reader’s Favorite in the Thriller category. The book also received an Honorable Mention in the 2009 Mystery/Thriller category from The Written Art Awards.
Mr. Poje, a Grand Rapids, Michigan native, is a graduate of Aquinas College and Vanderbilt University who recently lived on Grand Cayman Island. His work commute took him to the Bahamas where he was employed as the Financial Controller for the largest exporter out of the Bahamas. During his island life tenure he either evacuated from or went through 9 hurricanes from 2004 to 2007. These diverse experiences come together to entertain readers with this pulse pounding tale.
Mr. Poje is in the process of completing the sequel to Painless titled Blindless as well as another crime novel themed around a fictional mayor of Detroit who is championing Slave Reparations as well as a politically themed collection of shorts stories titled The Senator Smarmy Collection. The intent is to publish all three works simultaneously in early 2011. Samples of the upcoming texts as well as full Painless reviews are available on the Painless website.
The title is available anywhere on the Internet and any bookstore can order a copy. Many Borders\Waldens stores that have hosted signing events also stock the title. Signed copies can also be mailed by contacting the author at:
Scheduled book signings are generally held from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
Confirmed dates are below, and new dates are continually added.
The signing schedule is maintained on the website.
Saturday, July 17 - Waldens The Mall At Wellington Green
Saturday, July 24 - Borders Jacksonville
Saturday, July 31 - Borders Panama City Beach
Saturday, August 7 - Borders Snellville, GA
Saturday, August 14 - Borders Brandon
Saturday, August 21 - Borders Jensen Beach
Saturday, August 28 - Borders Austell, GA
Saturday, September 4 - Borders Aventura
Saturday, September 11 - Borders Tallahassee
Friday, September 24 - Borders Creve Couer, MO
Saturday, September 24 - Borders Sunset Hills, MO
Friday, October 15 - Borders Columbia, MD
Saturday, October 16 - Waldens Cumberland, MD
Sunday, November 28 - Waldens Charleston, SC
Friday, December 3 - Borders Dallas – Lovers Lane
Saturday, December 4 - Borders Arlington
Sunday, December 5 - Borders San Antonio - Agora
Monday, December 6 - Borders Dallas – Uptown
Friday, December 10 - Borders Lewisville
Saturday, December 11 - Borders Colleyville
Wednesday, December 15 - Borders Express Killeen
Friday, December 17 - Borders Express Temple
Saturday, December 18 - Borders Plano
Sunday, December 19 - Borders Houston - Meyerland