Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Explosive Beginnings

I am thrilled to announce that Susan Flett-Swiderski’s latest book EXPLOSIVE BEGINNINGS is now available for PRE-ORDER!

It will be released on April 30th!

I was privileged to receive an advanced review copy, and I’m excited not only to announce the good news but to post a review.

Maybe this time will be different.

Terrible things happen to the people he cares about the most, so it’s safer for Archie Jaworski to simply stop caring. He doesn’t give a flying fandango what anybody says about him, keeps every relationship shallow, and does unto others before they can do unto him.

And then, shortly before he leaves the Army, he spots a pretty widow and her two kids, and all bets are off.

His war hero uncle says he’s not good enough for that perfect little lady, but Archie’s determined to prove him wrong. No matter how many threats his uncle and his fellow officers make to scare him away from their buddy’s widow, and no matter what it takes, he’s determined to meet that family and to seduce that skirt.

What’s more, if she’s a decent cook, he might even marry her.

Archie plans his courtship to the smallest detail, but the one thing he forgets to do is keep his feelings under wraps. He doesn’t mean to care about them, but the allure of finally being part of something normal, something good, is more than he can resist.

Maybe this time, no one has to die.

Explosive Beginnings is a thrilling roller coaster ride through the 1950s, featuring surprising twists and a shocking finish I didn't see coming. Gripping!!!"
Robynne Rand, author of THE MECHANIC NEXT DOOR


Archie Jaworski is not the most likable guy, but he’s had a hard life and he/s taken on the blame for too much pain. He’s surly, and combative and apologizes for neither.

Life continues to conspire against him until he sees Madeline Quinn, then everything changes. Even Archie.
Archie is on a mission, and maybe even falling in love. It doesn’t matter that she has two kids, it doesn’t matter that he’s been warned off. He knows what he wants, and no one is going to tell him he can’t have it.
        But will a real family make Archie whole? The book is called Explosive Beginnings for a reason. Has Archie’s bitten off more than he can chew? I won’t spoil the surprise. I’ll just say that Susan is the one author who can tell it just like it was. She’s an expert storyteller, flawless novelist, and master of the surprise ending.
        Although this is the first book in the Blast Rites Series, it is a stand-alone with a beginning, middle, and very explosive end!
        I highly recommend Explosive Beginnings.

About Susan:
Susan Flett Swiderski grew up in Dundalk, Maryland, where everybody calls everybody "hon"- fishing and crabbing is a way of life, and eating steamed crabs is practically a sacrament. Although she loves her home in Georgia, a part of her heart will always linger beside the shores of the Chesapeake Bay. The rest of it enjoys life with her husband and love of her life (Luckily for her, they're the same person.) and their two spoiled cats Dot and Dash. Strange names, perhaps, but not for a couple of amateur radio operators. Susan and her husband that is. Not the cats.

Susan is also the author of Hot Flashes & Cold Lemonade and has a short story in the anthology Old Broads Waxing Poetic. She’s also an expert at blogging, and you can find her thoughtful prose at I Think: Therefore I Yam



  1. Sounds like it is a hit indeed. Can't beat that great review.

    1. Thanks, Pat! It's a great book! LOL Couldn't resist. But truly it is a wonderful read, and you know Susan, she doesn't disappoint!

  2. Congrats to Susan! Thanks for the review, Yolanda!

  3. Thanks for the awesome shout-out!I really appreciate it.

  4. Congratulations to Susan on her upcoming release. Your review is fabulous. The book sounds mysterious and suspenseful ... just what I like. Thanks for the intro. I’m headed over to pre-order today.
    Melissa @
    Sugar Crime Scene

  5. Great review and sounds like a great read.
    Wishing Susan much success.

  6. Hi Yolanda - thanks for this ... it's on my buying list to be ordered later in April ... and sounds a 'fun' read - I'm sure I'll enjoy it - just what one needs after the A-Z = cheers Hilary

  7. Congratulations to Susan! Sounds good by the review!

  8. Glad you liked this so much. Congrats to Susan!

  9. Hi Susan! Hi Renee! Don't we all love explosive beginnings. All the best, Susan!

  10. Hi Susan... YAY YOU!!!! Sounds like a most intriguing read! So excited about your release.... ALL THE BEST and LOTS and LOTS of Sales!

    Thanks Renee for featuring Susan's new book! Sounds like you really enjoyed it!


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