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Thursday, 8 February 2018

☀ Havana Blues - David Pereda

Thank you for joining us on the Virtual Book Tour for Havana Blues, a Historical Coming-of-Age novel by (, Custom Book Publications Classic Imprint, 343 pages).

PREVIEW: Check out the book's synopsis and the Kindle Cloud Reader Preview below. Havana Blues is FREE on Kindle Unlimited and Kindle Owner's Lending Library.

Author David Pereda will be awarding a $25 Amazon/BN gift card to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter during the tour.   Please do take part: comment on our post and follow the tour where you will be able to read other excerpts (☀), and reviews (✍).

|| Synopsis || Teaser: KCR Preview || About the Author || Giveaway & Tour Stops ||


The year is 1952.

Ramon Rodriguez’s life as a youth in fun-loving Havana is filled with typical and mostly pleasurable activities, concerning girls, sex, education, religion, baseball, parties, and hanging out with friends. The country is enjoying a period of prosperity and happiness under President Carlos Prio Socarras – until General Fulgencio Batista stages a coup that topples the government and Ramon’s life is flung into chaos.

In a few short years, the carefree fifties morph into a vicious and repressive dictatorship highlighted by corruption, organized gambling, school closures, student demonstrations, police brutality, and assassinations.

As Ramon experiences his first romantic relationship, graduates from school and struggles to plan for an uncertain future, he is forced to make important decisions that may be dangerous to him, his family, his friends, and his girlfriend – the beautiful Sonia – and could turn deadly.

A provocative, compelling story of old Cuba!

About the Author

David Pereda was born in Havana, Cuba. The award-winning author of seven previous novels, he enjoys crafting political thrillers and edgy mainstream novels with unique characters placed in exotic settings. He has traveled to more than thirty countries and speaks four languages. Before devoting his time solely to writing and teaching, David had a successful international consulting career with global giant Booz Allen Hamilton, where he worked with the governments of Mexico, Venezuela, Peru and Qatar, among others.

A member of MENSA, David earned his MBA from Pepperdine University in California. He earned bachelor degrees in English literature and mathematics at the University of South Florida in Tampa.

He lives in artistic Asheville, North Carolina, with his youngest daughter Sophia, where he teaches mathematics and English at the Asheville-Buncombe Community College. He loves sports and is an accomplished competitor in track and show-jumping equestrian events.

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Giveaway and Tour Stops

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Feb 26: Reviews by Crystal
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  1. I want to thank you for hosting me in your blog today. I'll be checking in and out throughout the day -- before, in-between and after my classes -- to answer questions or respond to comments from your readers about Havana Blues, my next upcoming book to be released in March, or any other topic regarding my writing. I'm looking forward to having a fun day interacting with your readers and with you. Again, my thanks.

  2. I enjoyed getting to know your book; congrats on the tour and I hope it goes great for you :)

  3. I just love your cover and I would love to read your book.

  4. I am reading Havana Blues now, David, and I am truly enjoying it. I have never known much about Cuban history but reading your book against the backdrop of General Batista's government overthrow leading up to Fidel Castro's revolution has made me want to learn much more. The book is beautifully written; it makes Cuba come alive in my mind's eye.

  5. I'm delighted you're enjoying Havana Blues. It was a particularly troubled time in Cuban history, which led to a revolution and later to the communist government that still persists in the island.