Thursday, August 3, 2017

City of Gold Tour and Giveaway

Finding the Inca’s lost City of Gold would be the discovery of a lifetime. But failing could mean her death... 

Archaeologist Matthew Connor and his friends Cal and Robyn are finally home after a dangerous retrieval expedition in India. While they succeeded in obtaining the priceless Pandu artifact they sought, it almost cost them their lives. Still, Matthew is ready for the next adventure. Yet when new intel surfaces indicating the possible location of the legendary City of Gold, Matthew is hesitant to embark on the quest.

Not only is the evidence questionable but it means looking for the lost city of Paititi far away from where other explorers have concentrated their efforts. As appealing as making the discovery would be, it’s just too risky. But when Cal’s girlfriend, Sophie, is abducted by Matthew’s old nemesis who is dead-set on acquiring the Pandu statue, Matthew may be forced into action. Saving Sophie’s life means either breaking into the Royal Ontario Museum to steal the relic or offering up something no one in his or her right mind can refuse--the City of Gold.

Now Matthew and his two closest friends have to find a city and a treasure that have been lost for centuries. And they only have seven days to do it. As they race against the clock, they quickly discover that the streets they seek aren’t actually paved with gold, but with blood.

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Action-adventure books for the mystery lover. 
Does treasure hunting excite you? 
What about the thought of traveling the globe and exploring remote regions to uncover legends that the world has all but forgotten? 
If so, strap yourself in for an adventure with modern-day archaeologist Matthew Connor and his two closest friends. Indiana Jones meets the twenty-first century. 

 This is the perfect book series for fans of Indiana JonesLara CroftNational Treasure, and The Relic Hunter.

Read an excerpt


Matthew Conner is a treasure hunter, kind of like a modern day Indiana Jones. Not many people know this. Matthew credits his discoveries to Gideon Barnes, an imaginary persona that he invented to keep his identity secret.  His father is the mayor of Toronto, and Matthew knows he wouldn’t accept such a dangerous occupation for his only son. Matthew covers his time away as being on archeological digs. He always includes his friends Robyn and Cal. But it seems that Matthew‘s past has come back to haunt him when Cal’s girlfriend Sophie is kidnapped and Matthew is ordered to hand over his latest find. Now that the museum owns it, Matthew has to offer up something better, like the elusive City of Gold. But does it actually exist? And if so, can he find it in time to save Sophie?

It is obvious of the research that went into this story. I’m not very interested in Mayan and Incan history, but I was fascinated the more I read. The description of the flora had me feeling like I was actually there. Even though Ms. Arnold’s books are usually detective stories, I think she did an outstanding job with this one. 

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About the author
CAROLYN ARNOLD is an international best-selling and award-winning author, as well as a speaker, teacher, and inspirational mentor. She has four continuing fiction series—Detective Madison Knight, Brandon Fisher FBI, McKinley Mysteries, and Matthew Connor Adventures—and has written nearly thirty books. Her genre diversity offers her readers everything from cozy to hard-boiled mysteries, and thrillers to action adventures.

Both her female detective and FBI profiler series have been praised by those in law enforcement as being accurate and entertaining, leading her to adopt the trademark: POLICE PROCEDURALS RESPECTED BY LAW ENFORCEMENT™.

Carolyn was born in a small town and enjoys spending time outdoors, but she also loves the lights of a big city. Grounded by her roots and lifted by her dreams, her overactive imagination insists that she tell her stories. Her intention is to touch the hearts of millions with her books, to entertain, inspire, and empower.

She currently lives just west of Toronto with her husband and beagle and is a member of Crime Writers of Canada.
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  1. This sounds like such an awesome read, thank you for sharing your review today xx

    1. I enjoyed it. I always love her books.

  2. Scotland, near a castle.
    To see what happen in the pass.

  3. I'd want to do one of those places of a lost civilization, I'm not too picky about where. Just not the arctic please! :)

    1. I totally agree. But not too hot either.

  4. I wouldn't want to be anywhere that it's really hot or really cold.

    1. I know. You can't enjoy yourself unless you are comfortable.