Saturday, June 6, 2015

Welcome to a Book Launch today with Psychological Thriller Author Ronnie Allen for her debut novel...

Hey everyone! Thanks for stopping by. I'm participating in this book launch to help Fellow Author Ronnie Allen launch her debut novel Gemini: The Sign Behind the Crime: Book 1: A Psychological Thriller with high heat. Caution: Adults 21+.

Read on and say hello and welcome to Ronnie! Let's give her a great send off, shall we?

Hello Ronnie and thanks for stopping by! It's a pleasure to help you celebrate such a big day for you....
 Author Ronnie Allen.
Hi everyone,
I'm so thrilled to be on S.J's blog today, especially since it's my official release day for Gemini: The Sign behind the Crime, Book 1. Yes, it is a series. Aries will be out in the fall and I'm writing Scorpio, now. It's been quite a journey for me creating Gemini. So much of the characters' are me. They say a little bit of every writer is in their characters but for me, it was full force ahead. As you'll read in my bio, which follows, I hold children, their wellness and safety, close to my heart. Actually in Gemini, I've had the career of the antagonist and protagonist. I'm not a psychiatrist, but I am an energy healer. If you're interested in learning anything about alternative healing therapies, from crystals, tarot, contacting your spirit guide then Gemini is for you. If you want to feel a connection to three characters who've experienced abuse in every form and see there is hope, Gemini is for you. So take a look at what I have on S.J's blog today and see if you'd like to join us on the ride. Please feel free to leave comments and questions, and I'll be happy to answer them.
Thanks again for coming by....
Author Bio:
Ronnie Allen is a New York City native, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York, where she was a teacher in the New York City Department of Education for 33 years including the obtaining of a New York State license as School Psychologist. Her various roles included classroom teacher, staff developer, crisis intervention specialist, and mentor for teachers who were struggling. Always an advocate for the child, Allen carries this through as a theme in her novel Gemini, with the reader seeing the horrors of child abuse through the eyes of three characters.


In the early 1990s she began a journey into holistic healing and alternative therapies and completed her PhD in Parapsychic Sciences in 2001.


Along the way, Allen has picked up many certifications. She is a Board Certified Holistic Health Practitioner as well as a crystal therapist, Reiki practitioner, metaphysician, dream analyst, and Tarot Master Instructor. She has taught workshops in New York City and in Central Florida where she now lives.


Combining a love of the crime genre and her psychology background, with her alternative therapies experiences, writing psychological thrillers is the perfect venue for her. Read on and see for yourself....
Book Blurb:  
His life is exactly the way he wants it to be—until he meets her… 

Both psychic and clairvoyant, Dr. John Trenton is a forensic psychiatrist who has a wife he worships and a position as a department head at a hospital for the criminally insane in Manhattan. His patients—young adult men, who are some of the most psychotic and psychopathic criminals in NYC—enable him to live his life on the edge, just the way he likes it. Then he meets a woman who changes everything.

She is two days from accomplishing the revenge she lives for—until she meets him… 

Stripper by night, school psychologist by day, Gemini obsessed Barbara Montgomery, makes a critical mistake and is committed for seventy-two hours of observation, where she risks it all in an unnerving escape. Furious with Dr. Trenton for interfering in her life, she is now determined to kill his wife and unborn child, along with everyone else who has ever caused her pain—real or imagined.

As the killing spree continues, John is forced to use all his ESP, as well as his knowledge and expertise, to interpret this psychopath’s Gemini obsession and unravel her dark and murderous past. But can he track her down and bring her to justice—before she destroys his world completely?
Gemini The Sign Behind The Crime Book 1 Front Cover.
Book Excerpt:

Okay, girlfriend. Let’s get serious here. Tonight’s gotta be the night. Time’s runnin’ away from me.

She jammed her eyes shut, swallowed hard, and blew out a prolonged breath. Tonight could be rough. Or impossible. Her heart thumped in expectation of finding the right person to accompany her in the train wreck of her life.

She had no choice, but to make it work.

Her life depended upon it.

Before she could overthink it, she grabbed the pink paisley duffle bag, which held her outfit for the job, off the Queen Victoria chair that graced the corner of the hallway. The entire getup could fit in her jeans pocket but she had to go fancy. She zipped up the black patent leather stiletto heeled boots, hesitating for a moment, contemplating if she was getting too old to wear them. After a last minute once-over in the full length mirror on the adjacent wall, she reconsidered. Nah, not with her knockout bod. Women half her age didn’t look so good. Not even any laugh lines around her eyes to give it away. She winked in the mirror and her emerald contact lenses twinkled back.
She eased the door closed to her ritzy Manhattan apartment at one a.m. with her right hand on the knob and her left palm on the door, guiding it to the latch so that her ears alone heard the soft clicks of the bolt.
Can’t wake those old geezers next door. Otherwise, I’ll just have to do what I do best.
Chills of anticipation snaked through her as she traversed the darkened hallway to the elevator all the while listening for footsteps in her neighbor’s apartment. The elevator door opened. She slipped in.
All was good.
They got to live another night.

  Back Cover.
Want to learn more about Gemini and the author Ronnie Allen?
Here's her website:
As you dig into her novel, you will be going into a journey of psychology, the paranormal, metaphysics, and romance.
Enjoyed what you read here? Want to purchase your copy of this psychological thriller? Here are the links:
You can also learn more/purchase the book at the publisher's site:
Thanks for stopping by today and visiting with debut author Ronnie Allen on this one (1) day Book Launch for Gemini: The Sign Behind the Crime: Book 1.
Return tomorrow, Sunday 07 June 2015 and spend time with human rights activist and author Eva S. Nelson as she discusses human trafficking and her writing.
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  1. Thanks so much for having me today S.J. It's definitely a day I'll cherish!

  2. No problem, Ronnie. It was my pleasure. Wishing you a great day and much success! Cheers! S.J. Francis :)