Monday, May 20, 2013

Marilyn Monroe - What She Knew

I am thrilled to have as my guests today two fantastic authors and researchers who have penned Fateful Night, Bool 1 of the What She Knew Trilogy and have nearly completed Book 2, Darkest Day. Marilyn Monroe was a legend in her day, but the many rumors and accusations concerning her untimely death have propelled her into the super-legend category in death. What do you know about what she might have known concerning activities at the White House and in the United States government?

First, let's meet our authors K. R. Hughes and T. L. Burns.

K. R. Hughes is a native of Amarillo, TX. She has a degree in English, helps with literacy programs, and tutors college students. Hughes has two children, Justin and Kayti. Hughes also has two regency, historical novels, "Treasured Love" and “Lord Tristan’s True Love,” under her pen name Kymber Lee.
T. L. Burns is the foremost researcher and historical guru for the What She Knew Trilogy. Burns and husband Ken have two grown children, Kenny and Deven. Burns is a native of California. She has spent the majority of her adult life working with at-risk kids and adults.
Both authors currently reside in Atlanta, GA where they write and encourage budding authors to follow their dreams. You can connect with them at any of the following social media groups:

Did Marilyn Monroe commit suicide? Did someone get away with an elaborate plot to murder the famous sex goddess? On that “Fateful Night” in August 1962 find out what may have happened to her and why she was killed. Many argue that she was involved in way too many secrets from different factions of the world. She was a smart woman who could play the dumb blonde to attain her stardom yet she unwittingly learned of conspiracy plots and political threats that would not only end her life but that of the current president, John F. Kennedy.
In this fast paced suspense every major player of the early sixties is involved, from the world politicians, to the Rat Pack, to Hollywood, and the mafia. What if Marilyn Monroe had lived and what if what she knew could have saved JFK?
Fact or fiction? What if....
Book Excerpt
July 25, 1962

Joseph Kennedy tapped his finger on the desktop while he listened to the irate woman on the other end of the receiver.  When she finally took a breath Joe snagged his chance.
          “Now see here! I know it needs to be done, but we must have patience.  Marilyn isn’t an easy target.”
          “Well then,” the woman insisted, “either you take care of her or I will.”
          Joe started to form a reply as the sound of the receiver slamming down and the buzzing of a dial tone droned in his ear. He replaced the instrument in its cradle, scratching his head as he rose from his desk.
His secretary poked her head through the doorway.
“Get Sam on the phone.”

          Frank stood in the casino holding a beautiful blonde on one arm and tossing dice onto a craps table with the other. Laughing at his roll the woman stepped out of his grasp just as Sam Giancana walked up.
          “Beat it doll,” Sam snapped.  She stared at him and gave Frank a lingering kiss before she left.
          “Looks like you’re losing your touch there, Sam.” Frank grinned as he threw the dice over the line on the table.
          Sam snarled. “Never mind about her.  We have business to attend to.” As the dice rolled to a stop the crowd clapped, and Frank made a mock bow as the chips were pushed toward him.
          “Not now, I’m winning.” Frank gave the neatly folded orange handkerchief in the breast pocket of his tux a pat and winked at the mobster.
          “Now.” Sam grabbed Frank by the lapels.
Frank looked down, took hold of Sam’s beefy hand and said, “Hands off the suit.”  Gathering up his chips one at a time, Frank said between clenched teeth, “This better be important.” Glaring at Sam, Frank pocketed the chips and followed him out of the Sands.

July 28, 1962

          Marilyn sauntered over to her lover, current president, John F. Kennedy and rubbed her leg invitingly against him.  “Are you enjoying the party?” she whispered, giving his ear a caressing lick.
          Marilyn smiled at Sam as he poured himself another highball and offered one to Frank.
          “Mmm hmm, I am now,” Jack mumbled as his lips pressed her ear. He encircled her waist with one arm and pulled her onto his lap.
          “Let’s go for a walk, lover, just you and me.” She kissed him long and deep, leaving the heady flavor of her martini tingling on his lips.
          “Yes let’s.” He ran his hand up the side of her thigh before he allowed her to stand up.
Frank exchanged a glance with Sam as the couple left the room with arms tucked around each other in a cozy half embrace.

Our authors have granted us a sneak preview into Book 2, Darkest Day, scheduled for publication by the end of summer.

On the tragic day of John F. Kennedy’s assassination, the nation mourns the loss of a president who stood for radical change and whose charisma carried him through the masses with never before seen devotion.  Kennedy’s determination to pay the U.S. back for his good fortune never wavered, with a presidency riddled in strife from the Cuban Missile Crisis to the Cold War and finally to the Vietnam conflict nothing was easy for him.

In this fictional novel, Kennedy isn’t on a world tour or even in Texas in 1963.  Instead he is in the Alps recovering from back surgery, a ruse that he had planned with Bobby, and his double months in advance of the tour.  With the oval office tapped and the ever present Bobby running interference there was little likelihood that anyone would realize this was not the president.  In fact, no one did.

Now, the world believes they’re beloved president is dead, there is no going back for Jack.  While the decisions are difficult, it is far better to leave his ‘death’ alone than to risk political failure for his family clan and ridicule for his young widow.

 Kennedy must now take on another face, name, and identity.  Who is behind the assassination? What was the ultimate goal in killing the president? Was it to topple the American government and take down the Kennedy’s with it? Find out in this action packed conspiracy novel.

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