"We are delighted to welcome mystery author Jorge E. Goyanes as our guest blogger today.
Jorge's new crime novel is Miami Beat (Ampersand Editions, April 2012 trade paperback and ebook editions) introducing Cuban-American private investigator Jose Castillo.
Today Jorge tells us how a cynical, cigar-smoking car guy became a published author."
West Palm Beach-Based Author Jorge E. Goyanes Publishes Second Book
"Cuban born author and entrepreneur Jorge E. Goyanes has been busy for the last couple of years writing his second mystery book titled “Miami Moon.” This book marks the return of the uber sarcastic classic car restorer and private eye Jose Castillo which is a character that made its debut on Goyanes 2012 book “Miami Beat”. A Cuban-American raised and based in Miami, Castillo is a throwback to the days when justice was handled “mano a mano”. In this fun and intense book, Castillo goes up against the Russian mafia, criminals and a serial killer targeting sex workers on the streets of Miami."
Cuban born author Jorge E. Goyanes publishes second book in his exciting mystery series
"Miami Moon offers a fully-developed cast of characters, which includes Jim Gafford, Castillo’s side kick and tech genius friend, who keeps him up with the latest security and surveillance gadgets; also present is his best friend Nate Devine, a homicide detective with the Miami PD who spends much of his time trying to decide whether to thank Jose for his help or throw him in jail for interfering with an investigation. “It was like visiting old friends” said Goyanes on writing his second novel."
"Miami Beat" will have you beating to this drum
"Miami Beat by Jorge Goyanes is the first installment of the Jose Castillo series. The series centers around the wise-ass car repairman by day-private detective by night, Jose or JC. "Miami Beat" while short is a quick witted detective story that involves estranged family members, two murders, a drug lord, the model wife of the drug lord, family scandals, a wise ass part time detective, his street smart cop buddy, and JC's fiancée Kat who seems to level everything out."
"I was graciously, and with some struggle on my part, given the opportunity to read a book written by Mr. Goyanes. Normally, truthfully, I don’t tend to like books written by guys, especially ones I’m not familiar with, because sometimes, to me, guys’ writings either come off feeling forced or awkward, or I have a hard time relating to the characters. This is not the case with Mr. Goyanes’ book."
"Please describe your writing environment.
At home on a laptop, in the evenings and on weekends.
What do you feel blessed with?
A great imagination.
If you had to choose one person to have dinner with, who would it be? And why?
Alexander the Great. I would want to know how he motivated his followers.
What is your favorite TV show?
Current -- Justified. Past -- ER. Way Past -- Hill Street Blues."