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Tuesday, 28 October 2008
Visiting With Vivian Zabel
Topic: Blog Tours

Over the next few days, I am honored to say we will be visiting with Vivian Zabel, author of the book, Midnight Hours. Doesn't this sound excellent:

While struggling to recover from a debilitating gunshot wound, homicide lieutenant Martin Rogers discovers an online "interest" may be a serial killer, responsible for the death of several disabled men.

Martin’s interest changes from that of a man for a woman to the interest of a homicide detective for a suspect when Midnight attaches a photo of herself to an email – identical to that of one folded in the pocket of a dead paraplegic. Confusion reigns when an Assistant District Attorney is discovered to be the unknowing model for the face in the photo.

Lt. Rogers and friends set up a sting to capture Midnight, but she disappears like wisps of fog. Every lead results in dead ends and more confusion. Midnight brings death on the internet. Preying on helpless men, she offers love but gives them a grave, but who and what is Midnight?

Martin must find this killer before she can add him to her list of victims.

Let's meet the author:

Vivian Zabel (aka Vivian Gilbert Zabel and V. Gilbert Zabel) started writing when a child. She told friends that someday she would write a novel, but their laughter didn’t deter her ambition.

While teaching for 27 years, she couldn’t carve enough time from her days to write a book, but she wrote poetry, short stories, and articles, which were published. After leaving teaching and entering the writing field full time, she finished two young adult and three adult novels.

A lover of mysteries since she discovered Nancy Drew, Vivian always wanted to write one. Finally, she conquered her tendency to hurry to the end, jumping over needed leads and red-herrings, and created her first suspense/thriller novel, Midnight Hours.

Vivian lives in Edmond, Oklahoma with her husband of over 46 years. Her interests, besides writing, include her grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and reading

To find more of Vivian Gilbert Zabel's published works, visit the Vivian Gilbert Zabel ~ Author website. 

Cover Design for Midnight Hours was a collaboration between Vivian Zabel and Aidana WillowRaven. WillowRaven Illustration & Design


Order your copy of Midnight Hours now: $27.99 plus shipping. (Note: retail price $31.99 plus shipping



Prize: $25 gift certificate from

1. Each person who comments on a blog stop receives one entry. For example, if a person leaves a comment on four blog stops, he has four entries.

2. Each person who purchases a copy of Midnight Hours from the 4RV Store ( or directly from the author receives fifteen (15) entries per purchase. Since we cannot receive notification from other places in time, we need people to use the publisher's store.

          A person may have entries from a purchase and from leaving comments.

         An email address will be needed to notify the winner and to send the gift certificate.

         November 5, a random drawing will be held using a program online to choose a winner. I will notify the winner by email

Posted by joyceanthony at 12:42 AM EDT
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Tuesday, 28 October 2008 - 2:25 AM EDT

Name: "ron berry"
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Sounds like a good mystery book. If Iwin I'll review it. As someone who lives on the internet, the plot sounds most interesting.

Tuesday, 28 October 2008 - 7:51 AM EDT

Name: "Holly Jahangiri"
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It's a chilling, suspenseful book. The characters are very "real," making it quite difficult to be sure who's going to come out on top (or alive) in any given conflict. Beware, Joyce - when I reviewed the book, Midnight herself came to visit my blog. She wouldn't back down until Vivian threatened to "erase" her, once and for all. That's one dangerous villain...

Tuesday, 28 October 2008 - 10:27 AM EDT

Name: "Rena"

Nice review! I too, loved reading Nancy Drew books. I'm looking forward to reading Midnight too.

Tuesday, 28 October 2008 - 11:31 AM EDT

Name: "Midnight"
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SHE didn't say anything about me not visiting this person. 

You better believe that I'm dangerous. I will win, too. I will.


Tuesday, 28 October 2008 - 11:54 AM EDT

Name: "Vivian"
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Hi, Joyce, thanks for inviting me today. I'm sorry about Midnight, but she's a bit, uh, difficult at times.


Tuesday, 28 October 2008 - 12:03 PM EDT

Name: "Vivian"

OH. Something about the CONTEST - to validate entries, people MUST send an email to with the answer to the question, "What time does Midnight meet Martin on the online game site?"

So far only two people have sent the email, and no matter how many  blog stops they may leave a comment, they don't have to send another email. 

Tuesday, 28 October 2008 - 1:11 PM EDT

Name: "Dawn Embers"

Very interesting. I'd actually like to hear more at some point on how Viv over came the red herrings and the desire to rush to the end.


I hope to get the book one day.  

Tuesday, 28 October 2008 - 2:31 PM EDT

Name: "Dana (zhadi1)"
Home Page: http://www,

Gotta say this would make a great movie too...  what an intriguing and novel idea for a serial killer!

Tuesday, 28 October 2008 - 2:44 PM EDT

Name: "Midnight"

Ah, me in the movies. Now, that's a very good idea.


Tuesday, 28 October 2008 - 2:47 PM EDT

Name: "Joyce A. Anthony"
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Thanks for stopping by and commenting, Folks. Vivian, I'm delighted to have you here-Holly, thanks for the warning-and Miss Midnight, I have your number--you can't scare me Missy!! My readers are off-limits, Got it???

Tuesday, 28 October 2008 - 2:48 PM EDT

Name: "Lisa"
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I think Martin would be a very interesting leading man in a movie. However, Midnight would simply be frightening. 


Tuesday, 28 October 2008 - 2:51 PM EDT

Name: "Midnight"
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How dare you! I'm going to get you and that meddling detective, and anyone else who gets in my way. 

My list is right here in this leather-bound journal. Just you wait.


Tuesday, 28 October 2008 - 5:15 PM EDT

Name: "Susan"
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Midnight sure is scary! Wonder where she got that leatherbound notebook, though? Levenger? Amazon? Target? hmm....

Tuesday, 28 October 2008 - 6:02 PM EDT

Name: "Lillie Ammann"
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I've been following this tour, and I'm really intrigued with this storyline.  Any chance Midnight Hours will be available in a Kindle edition or any other e-book format? Because of vision problems, I have a hard time reading print.

Tuesday, 28 October 2008 - 6:17 PM EDT

Name: "Vivian"
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Susan, I never looked too closely, to see if I could see a label on the leather journals. I'm not that brave.

 Lillie, it will be a while before an electronic version of the book will come out, but we hope it will before too many months. We're also working on an audio book possibiltiy.



Tuesday, 28 October 2008 - 9:56 PM EDT

Name: "Vivian"
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Thank you, Joyce, for inviting us to your blog today. We'll see you again tomorrow for your second day of four.

 Goodnight, all, I'm getting tired, been a long day.


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