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Friday, April 13, 2012

Guest Post and Giveaway with Rudy A. Mazzocchi, author of Equity of Evil

Hi, everyone!

I am pleased to participate in Rudy A. Mazzocchi's Equity of Evil Virtual Book Publicity Tour hosted by Pump Up Your Book.

About Rudy:

Rudy A. Mazzocchi is best known as a medical device and biotechnology entrepreneur, inventor, and angel investor, with a history of starting new technology ventures throughout the U.S. and Europe. He’s been privileged to have the opportunity to see the newest innovations in healthcare and work with some of the most brilliant researchers, scientists and physicians in the industry.
Authoring more than 50 patents, he has helped pioneer new companies involved in cardiology, oncology, orthopedics, neurosurgery and even embryonic stem-cell development. Through these efforts, he has become the recipient of many technology and business awards, including the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year in Healthcare and the Businessman of the Year Award.

Combining these experiences and opportunities, with thousands of hours of travel and long evenings in hotel rooms, he found the initiative to start writing a collection of medical thrillers based on true events, the first of which is entitled EQUITY of EVIL. 


Welcome to Darlene's Book Nook, Rudy!

Rudy has written a guest post, so I will now turn the floor over to him.

The Top Ten Reasons I Wrote Equity of Evil
by Rudy A. Mazzocchi

Reason #10:

I don’t like or have the time to play golf.

Reason #9:

I use to be an avid reader of thrillers and science fiction during my extensive travel – sometimes reading 2-3 novels a week. After my career started to give me access to very early discoveries of new medical technologies (many that could be 7-10 years away from ever seeing the “light of day”), I soon realized that my real world was more thrilling and scarier than what I was reading.

Reason #8:

Writing business plans and raising money for new start-up companies trained me in the art of “story-telling”. With the inclusion of a couple of “what ifs” and “why nots”, I realized I could soon write interesting stories and scenes.

Reason #7:

I was involved in some of the early technologies described in Equity of Evil and it took a couple of decades before I felt comfortable talking or writing about them.

Reason #6:

I always thought that a combination “business”, “medical thriller” and “suspense” novel might have broad appeal to a larger audience that any one individual genre.

Reason #5:

I discovered that writing was therapeutic and a great way to express myself after spending years of exploring new innovations of other people under confidentiality agreements which prohibited me from saying anything to anyone! It allowed my tongue to wonder a bit….

Reason #4:

After starting the manuscript, it became a challenge to prove to others that I could actually finish it!

Reason #3:

After being rejected by so many Literary Agencies and Publishers, it became a challenge to prove to others that I could actually publish it!

Reason #2:

I have enjoyed every minute of the process, from seeing the words flow across my screen to reading the first review on

… and the #1 Reason I wrote Equity of Evil:

It just had to be written!

Thanks so much for joining us today, Rudy! 

One lucky winner will win a paperback copy of Equity of Evil.

This giveaway is open to Canada/US addresses only.

A Venture Capital Fund makes a risky investment to start a challenging new business that appears capable of reaching profitabililty with modest capital requirements. The real challenge: optimizing one of the most frequently performed surgical procedure in the World — Abortion.

 Founding Partner, Roman Citrano, a successful entrepreneur turned venture capitalist, soon struggles with what he believes is his choice to establish the controversial new company. He soon realizes that he and others are but pawns on a massive, ugly chessboard being manipulated to benefit a far larger, illicit market in human organs for transplantation. Unknowingly, prime, hyper-enriched organs are spawned from the aborted fetuses and grown like hydroponic vegetables.

An unfolding world of deceit, rape, human trafficking and assassination becomes deeply personal as Roman’s sole love interest secretly uses one of his new abortion services to terminate her untimely pregnancy. When she disappears, his frantic search becomes a hellish nightmare that grows worse by the hour.

Based on true events, this bold novel involves some of the world’s oldest, most emotional and controversial issues. At the core of each matter is man’s predisposition to control and take ownership of the human spirit for the sake of profit and personal gain… such is the dark and brutal new world where life becomes the equity of evil.

To enter the giveaway, please fill out the Rafflecopter entry form below.

This giveaway is open to entrants from Canada and the United States only until 12:01 AM EST on April 20, 2012.

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Tour Participants

Monday, March 5
Interview at Examiner

Tuesday, March 6
Guest blogging at Book Marketing Buzz

Wednesday, March 7
Guest blogging & book giveaway at The Book Faery Reviews
Interview at Wild Woman Author

Thursday, March 8
Interviewed at The Character Connection

Friday, March 9
Guest blogging at As the Pages Turn
Guest blogging at Murder By 4

Monday, March 12
Q & A at Goodreads
Guest blogging at Workaday Reads

Tuesday, March 13
Guest blogging at The Story Behind the Book

Wednesday, March 14
Interview & book giveaway at Lisa Haselton’s Reviews and Interviews

Thursday, March 15
Interview at Blogcritics
Guest blogging at Marilyn Meredith’s Blog

Friday, March 16
Guest blogging at Alive on the Shelves

Monday, March 19
Book reviewed at Book Nook Club

Thursday, March 22
Interview at The Hot Author Report

Friday, March 23
Interview at Cafe of Dreams
Interview at Review From Here

Saturday, March 31

Monday, April 2
Interview & book giveaway at Literary Speaking

Tuesday, April 3
Interview at Pump Up Your Book

Wednesday, April 4
Guest blogging at Coffee and a Keyboard

Thursday, April 5
Interview at Red Room

Friday, April 6
Book Spotlight at Writing Daze
Interview at The Writer’s Life

Monday, April 9
Interview at Divine Caroline

Tuesday, April 10
AuthorVid at Literarily Speaking

Wednesday, April 11
Interview at Broowaha

Thursday, April 12
Interview at As the Pages Turn

Friday, April 13
Guest blogging & book giveaway at Darlene’s Book Nook

Monday, April 16
Guest blogging & book giveaway at Peeking Between the Pages

Tuesday, April 17
Interview at The Top Shelf

Wednesday, April 18
Book review at Celtic Lady’s Reviews

Thursday, April 19
Book review at Telly Says

Friday, April 20
Interview at Beyond the Books


  1. Darlene

    This book sounds awesome. Crime and Medical thrillers are on my favorites list, so thanks for bringing this to my attention!

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