Book Brief: Assignment Prague

Assignment PragueAssignment Prague
by Helen Haught Fanick
Genre of this Book: Historical Espionage
Word count: 64,000

Anton Janak is a dedicated member of the Czechoslovakian Resistance working against the Nazis, and he values anyone who can help his efforts. But when he learns that the young spy sent by the OSS to Prague is a woman, he has misgivings about working with her. He had expected a man—a man who could handle his assignment with the help of Janak and his fellow Resistance workers. It doesn’t take long, however, for Janak to realize the beautiful blonde spy has enough daring and resourcefulness to do what it takes in the occupied city. The Nazis are everywhere, but Tereza’s knowledge of Czech and German allows her to fit right in.

Both of them have an unspoken determination to keep their relationship professional, to keep distractions at a minimum, but is that going to be possible when every day might be their last? The bond that develops between them can only be destroyed by death, but that’s a real possibility for covert activists in Nazi-occupied Prague.

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Helen, how did you come up with the title for your book? Does it have any special meaning?
The title says it all – an OSS agent is assigned to Prague.

Who was your favorite character and why?
Anton Janak is my favorite character. He’s attractive, mature, a patriot, he loves poetry, and he looks after his aunt.

Does your book have any underlying theme, message, or moral?
I’d say the theme of Assignment Prague is that old cliché, Love Conquers All.

What would/could a reader or reviewer say about this book that shows they “get” you as an author?
They could say the intensity with which I write shows I’m fascinated by my subject.

Give us an excerpted quote from your favorite review of this book: 
“An excellent story of wartime Prague”

Where can people learn more about your writing?

NewsBites: Snarkalicious

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Flash Fiction Challenge: Guiding Light

fort oswego lighthouse ny oct 2008Mr. Grogan had been the keeper at the lighthouse for thirty years before they cut off the funding.

They said we didn’t need the lighthouses anymore – said what with the GPS and the satellites and computers, lighthouses was a waste of money.

Old Grogan stayed. Kept his watch as always. It was a good thing, too. When the hurricane hit, all that fancy equipment failed. Only the beacon in the lighthouse worked. Funny thing is, it shouldn’t have worked at all…

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The 2013 Flash Fiction Anthology Now Available!

IU 2013 Flash Fiction Anthology Great news: the Indies Unlimited 2013 Flash Fiction Anthology is now available in print and eBook! It will look great on your ereader, coffee table, bookshelf, and even in your hands while reading.

We’ve got two print editions available; both contain the outstanding collection of works from flash fiction all-stars. The Standard version sports black and white photos to keep the price at an economical $7.99 (or whatever Amazon happens to decide the price should be). The Deluxe edition’s pages are rich with luxurious full color photographs for those who demand the very best.

The eBook is available in all Amazon stores as well as Smashwords and its distribution channels.

Photographs by K. S. Brooks. Prompts by Stephen Hise. Authors with stories in the anthology include: Tui Allen, David Antrobus, Robert K. Blechman, Lynne Cantwell, A.V. Carden, M.T. Decker, Ed Drury, AC Flory, Yvonne Hertzberger, Jacqueline Hopkins, Jon Jefferson, Leonard Little, Marjorie McCoy, Rich Meyer, S.A. Molteni, S P Mount, Matt J Pike, Maggie Rascal/M. P. Witwer, Ben Steele, Kathy Steinemann, Dick C. Waters, Mandy White, Renee Pierce Williams, and Sherri Cook Woosley.

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