Short Story Tour & Giveaway: Breakfield & Burkey E-books


#ShortStory Journey Dec 8th to Dec 15th  

#GIVEAWAYS Available

Please leave a comment below for a chance at a free gift!

Gifts available for Day 1 are two ebooks of the featured short story plus one ebook of the newest release Hidden Target. That’s 3 winners.

Author Insights

Our first book of the Enigma Series, The Enigma Factor, introduced an unlikely hero, Jacob Michaels. He was raised in New York City by his mother, Julianne Michaels, and grandmother, Adriana Michaels. Both of these influencers in his life were excellent programmers of their time. Jacob was tutored from the time he started speaking in multiple languages and as he grew they added mathematics, programming skills, and digital security. 

In his youth he focused on education with minimal socializing even when he went on to MIT. Buzz, his best friend, was a rich, spoiled young man. The boys remained close into adulthood. Both young men were closely supervised.

Jacob’s questions regarding his father were deflected by Julianne. Her past and life before New York was never a topic of discussion. Jacob graduated at the top of his class and landed an interesting job as a penetration tester with a company that supported governments and financial institutions. Jacob loved the hunt through the security issues to located root cause issues of hacking. He created some awesome tools to that increased his value to customers.

He faces a rite of passage in this novel that even his mother’s strict education may not keep him safe. Talented people, like Jacob, are targets in the technology arena. This could mean good or bad guys. It brings the question of who to trust, front and center.

During this journey, Jacob crosses paths with Wolfgang. Wolfgang has answers for Jacob and delivers a new piece of the puzzle for this life. This audible sample of the story helps illustrate their relationship.

Our readers asked about Wolfgang. These questions helped us create our first backstory, Remember the Future. This short story explores Wolfgang, his choices, and the results that followed. We hope readers enjoy this historical fiction of family love, options, and survival.

About the Short Story

1960s Europe faces upheaval and change. Youth are rebellious of the old ways while confidently exploring the new possibilities. Who could one trust now that the Iron Curtain descended?

Julianne is part of the European aristocracy that is struggling to adapt to the confines of the Cold War. Society sees traditional norms challenged by most of her generation, who desire personal freedoms. Julianne’s naivety is no longer an asset when compared to knowledge or experience.

Wolfgang and Adriana have sheltered their daughter based on their societal traditions. They find protecting her like walking on a tightrope. They forget she’s no longer a child but a young woman ready to take flight.

Will Julianne succeed in securing true love without compromising her beliefs?

About the Authors

Charles Breakfield and Rox Burkey are co-authors of the award-winning Enigma Series. Their characters demand that their stories are told. The storytelling began with a few heroes, then expanded to those with self-serving motives. We love storytelling and hope readers enjoy learning  more about our shorts. Looking forward to your feedback and reviews of our stories.

Breakfield is a technology expert specifically in security, networking, voice, and anything digital. He enjoys writing, studying World War II his­tory, travel, and cultural exchanges. Charles is also a fan of wine tastings, wine making, Harley riding, cooking extravaganzas, and woodworking.

Burkey is a25+ year applied technology professional who optimizes technology and business investments for global customers. She focuses on optimized customer experiences. Rox loves interviewing authors, writing white papers, reviewing books, and loves creating fiction.

Enjoy the story today

Together they create award-winning stories that resonate with men and women, young and experienced adults, and bring a fresh new view to technology threats of today. Please visit their website, look around, and grab some free stuff

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21 Responses to Short Story Tour & Giveaway: Breakfield & Burkey E-books

  1. Rox Burkey says:

    Lisa, thank you for hosting B&B on this page. We are delighted you agreed to begin this tour. We will check back often. Happy Holidays.

  2. Aimee says:

    OH MY!!! Let me just say I LOVE THIS Short story! I relate with Wolfgang and Adriana in the fact that trying to protect Julianne is like walking the tight rope. I feel the same way with my daughters. Couldn’t put this story down! Thank you so much! I am looking forward to reading some more of your short stories.

  3. Lisa, very kind of you to host this first day of our short story tour. Thank you.

  4. This one is my favorite cover so far, 3 days in. Love the spin-off short stories.

  5. Caleb Pirtle says:

    Well done. The Enigma series is swiftly becoming a classic in the technothriller field. You’re taking me down roads I didn’t know existed but am delighted to travel.

  6. CW Hawes says:

    Picked up a copy of the story. Looking forward to the read and learning more about the Enigma universe.

  7. Richard Schwindt says:

    I have always found the Enigma universe fascinating. Good luck on your tour!

  8. This was a great short story! I also really enjoyed The Enigma Factor. Thanks for hosting, Lisa!

  9. Jan Sikes says:

    A fantastic showcase for this short story! Thank you for hosting, Lisa. Wishing Breakfield and Burkey all the best!

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