LEMONCELLA COCKTAIL, THE NEW NOVEL BY AWARD WINNER RENE NATAN HAS BEEN NOMINATED FOR A GLOBAL EBOOK AWARD
A Snapshot at the Plot. Lemoncella Cocktail is an action-based novel. Nobody believed that Patrick Carter, a shy young man once accused of killing his father, would come out of his comfort zone and be part of the bloody fight against arms trafficking.
The Background. Weapons trafficking is an occurrence that has always been going on in the country but has intensified in recent years. See, for instance, the reports of the RCMP Commissioner of Firearms. It’s surpassed, internationally, only by the trafficking of immigrants, a topic Rene Natan used as central theme in her previous novel. Lemoncella Cocktail, however, while illustrating how weapons can be smuggled across provinces, territories and countries, aims primarily at entertaining the reader.
More on the plot. Patrick Carter is a young man with no specific trade; in the holiday season he serves as a barman and lifeguard on the shores of Lake Huron. The season is not over yet when his boss lays him off. Disheartened, he’s heading back to London, Ontario, when his old pickup truck dies. He’s walking home when he hears a scream for help. He doesn’t hesitate. He rushes to the river shores, plunges into the waters and pulls a drowning girl ashore, safe and sound. The criminals are upset. Now they have to eliminate not only the girl but also the good Samaritan who may have seen them. The plot thickens. The head of the criminal gang is Oscar Calander who deals in weapons trafficking. He uses his father’s transport company as a screen for his illicit business…
The Author. Rene Natan authored ten novels, three of which won international recognition. The Loves and Tribulations of Detective Stephen Carlton got Silver in the 2015 Global Ebook Awards (contemporary romance/erotica); The Woman in Black won Second Place in the 2015 Royal Dragonfly Award (romance); The Blackpox Threat (a spy story) was a Finalist in the 2011 National Indie Excellence Award and won first prize in the 2012 Five Star Dragonfly Award. Her books are available at Amazon.com as ebooks and in print. Her most recent thriller, based on underage prostitution, Fleeting Visions, was chosen to be included in the Timeless Anthologies of The Reader’s Guild (2016).
About the Global Ebook Awards. The Global Ebook Awards honour and bring attention to the future of book publishing: Ebooks. Now in its seventh year, the Awards are in over 100 specific categories. They are open to all publishers large and small so that a winner is the best in its category not just the best of small or regionally-published ebooks. Most ebooks are also available as printed books.