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Friday, November 22, 2013


The fourth book in my geeky cyber mystery series, NO PLACE LIKE ROME, drops this Monday, November 25, and I'm pretty excited about it! 

For those of you not familiar with the series, Lexi is a geek first-class—a gamer, hacker, book nerd and fangirl who double-majored in mathematics and computer science and has zero social skills. Her day job for a hot new cyber-intelligence firm has landed her an exciting case on behalf of the sexiest uberhacker in the universe, code-named Slash. Slash's uncle in Rome has been accused of siphoning money from the Vatican Bank and it’s up to Lexi to hunt the hacker and clear his name.

Here is a short excerpt from the book:

I’ve loved listening to music since I was a little girl. Not because I’m musically gifted, but because notes, themes, chords and tempo all have an intrinsic mathematical logic that speaks to me. After all, music is defined by its numeric divisions, such as a beat, a measure or a bar. Musical scales are actually harmonics based on the numerical ratios present in the Fibonacci series, which are a sequence of integers beginning at zero and one and continuing with each new number being the sum of the previous two.
I know all of this because I’m a geek first-class. My name is Lexi Carmichael and I’m a mild-mannered twenty-five-year old who, thankfully for music aficionados, is not employed in any part of the music industry. By day, I work as the Director of Information Security at a hot new cyber-intelligence firm just outside of Washington, D.C. By night, I’m a gamer, book nerd and fangirl (Bond, Star Wars, Dr. Who, Lord of the Rings). I’ve got long brown hair, no discernible curves and zip in the social skills department. I double-majored in mathematics and computer science at Georgetown University with a specialty in cybersecurity. Ask me to talk about a rigorous axiomatic framework or computational complexity theory, and I’m all over it. Ask me to make small talk and I’ll imagine myself jumping off a bridge.

Haven’t tried a Lexi Carmichael adventure yet? Well, you’re in luck! The first book in the series NO ONE LIVES TWICE, is now available everywhere ebooks are sold for ***FREE***.  But hurry, this offer ends on November 30!

So, who is your favorite geek of all time? Albert Einstein? Sheldon Cooper? Copernicus? Vint Cerf? Thomas Edison? Inquiring minds want to know!  :)

Julie Moffett is a bestselling and award-winning author who writes in the genres of mystery, historical romance and paranormal romance. Learn more about Julie and her books on Facebook, Twitter and her website. She has won numerous awards, including the EPIC 2011 Award for Best Action/Adventure Novel, PRISM Award for Best Romantic Time-Travel and Best of the Best Paranormal Books of 2002. She has also garnered several nominations for the Daphne du Maurier Award, the Holt Medallion and the Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence.


Anne Marie Becker said...

I love geeks! :D I'm curious - how did you research her job for the books? I have someone super-techy who's screaming for his own book. His nickname is Einstein, so he has a lot to live up to. ;)

Favorite geek? Hmmm... I loved MacGyver while growing up. Not sure if he qualifies? More contemporary...I really like Spencer Reid on Criminal Minds.

J Wachowski said...

Yay! Congrats on the new release, Julie.
Fav geek? I'm going classic. Holmes. Sherlock Holmes.
Anne Marie--if I were picking fav geeks on Criminal Minds, I'd have to vote for Penelope!

Marcelle Dubé said...

Congrats on the release of No Place Like Rome, Julie! As for favourite geek, I'm partial to all four of the boys on Big Bang Theory.

Julie Moffett said...

Anne Marie: I LOVE MacGyver!! I adored that show growing up!! I think he definitely qualifies as a geek! :)

Julie Moffett said...

Julie: I'm a Sherlock Holmes geek, too! I've only seen Criminal Minds a few times, but Spencer and Penelope are great choices as well.

Marcelle: I've never seen Big Bang Theory, but I've heard all about Sheldon ... :)

Anonymous said...

I want to grow up and be a geek. Wait. Too late, already grown. Loved MacGyver because he combined geek with common sense and who couldn't love that cutie. My favorite first class geek today is my nephew, though. :)

Brad said...

Favorite geeks -- this is a no brainer. Scotty, Spock and Commander Data.

Gordon Sheffield said...

Congratulations Julie on your new book. Very much looking forward to reading it. Regarding favorite geeks, I enjoy Dr Daniel Jackskson from Stargate SG-1.

Julie Moffett said...

Sandy: Love your choice of geek! Family rules! :)

Brad: Yes, of course, my favorite geeks of all time!! Spock, Data and Scotty!!! Wait until you read No Biz Like Showbiz! Star Trek rules!

Julie Moffett said...

Gordon: I enjoyed all the Stargate shows. Surprise, but references to Stargate also appear in No Biz Like ShowBiz! :)

Thanks for stopping by! :)


Maureen A. Miller said...

My favorite geek is Julie Moffett. :)

Ana Barrons said...

Love the excerpt. I'm sold!

Cathy Perkins said...

Congrats on your newest release!

Clare London said...

Congrats on the release! I'm a Sheldon Cooper fan LOL

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