The Jane Barnaby Adventures by J.J. DiBenedetto #BlogTour with #Giveaway






Finders Keepers
The Jane Barnaby Adventures Book 1
by J.J. DiBenedetto
Genre: Light Suspense Thriller
230 pages



All archaeology student Jane Barnaby had to do was deliver a box of pottery shards to her professor at his dig site, along with his new car. Yes, his office was in Oxfordshire, and his dig site was in Spain, a trip of 1,400 miles across three countries and two bodies of water. Still, it should have been simple.
That is, until everything went wrong.
Now, Jane has the wrong box and is being chased by thieves who want it and aren't particular about how they get what they want.
Add to that, she's picked up a pair of passengers who both claim they can help her get her professor's pottery back and return the artifacts to their rightful owner. If only she knew who was working with the thieves and who she can trust in this high-stakes game of finders keepers.
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Jane saw him, sitting by a window, illuminated by a thin sliver of moonlight.  Of course he was. And – again, of course – there was a bottle of wine already there, and two glasses.  
As she slowly walked over, noticing the absence of any other diners, she idly wondered if it was champagne.  Surely he wouldn’t have done something that – what? Presumptuous? Clichéd? Could something even be both presumptuous and clichéd at the same time?
No, it would be wine.  Expensive wine, though.  Not that she knew enough about wine to appreciate it.  Up until a few months ago, just a bottle with an actual cork in it would have been an extravagance, never mind what was inside.  She’d just have to fake it.
Jane couldn’t help but laugh.  Apparently, she should have paid better attention when Mrs. Parlato next door used to watch “Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous.”  She hadn’t realized she’d be tested on it one day.
She was still laughing when she got to Alex’s table.  He stood, pulled out her chair. Exactly like the perfect gentleman he undoubtedly wasn’t.  No matter how much he acted like one, sounded like one. She had to be on her toes, at the top of her game – one silly sports metaphor after another went through her mind, and she kept on laughing at her own unspoken jokes.  


Losers Weepers
The Jane Barnaby Adventures Book 2
226 pages


Jane Barnaby had everything going her way: a prestigious internship at the Museum of Natural History, a fantastic Upper West Side sublet apartment, and helping plan her newly-engaged college friend's wedding.

Until a casual lunch with her friend’s fiancé set off alarm bells, and sent her digging into the rabbit hole that is his past.

When that rabbit hole leads Jane and her on-again, off-again boyfriend to the English countryside, uncovering secrets dating back to World War 2, searching for priceless art treasures looted by the Nazis, and fighting off the thieves who will kill to get those treasures for themselves, will they discover the truth, or lose their lives?


I don’t have much time to write.  Mark is in the shower right now, so I have to make this quick.  And, no, I don’t mean it like that!  Get your mind out of the gutter!
Anyway, let me get right to the question: Am I an adrenaline junkie?
Never mind, don’t answer that.  I know what you’ll say, and you’re right, and I don’t want to hear it.
On second thought, tell me the truth.  Do I really look for trouble? Do I seek out danger?  Do I have some deep psychological need to get involved in things that are absolutely none of my business, and that any sane person would back off from the first chance they got?
I never thought I was like that, but now I’m starting to wonder.

Her Brother's Keeper
The Jane Barnaby Adventures Book 3
175 pages


Jane Barnaby has planned the perfect Christmas vacation. Her father and his fiancé are joining her in Spain at her archaeological dig. They'll see her work, meet her mentor, and they'll all enjoy a few days of sunny Mediterranean beaches in the dead of winter.
But it all falls apart when Jane's annoying brother tags along and lands in jail for a crime he didn't commit.
To clear her brother's name, all Jane has to do is chase a wily female con-artist across Europe, catch her, and confront the woman and her accomplices. Oh, and outwit an ex-KGB agent and his personal goon squad along the way.


Dear Mark,
God, I wish you were here.  Not just because I miss you, although obviously I do.  And not just because this is yet another Christmas we’re not spending together, which is kind of ridiculous when you think about it.  We’ve been dating for three years now, and we still haven’t spent a major holiday together. That’s just not right.
The biggest reason I wish you were here is that, if you were, I wouldn’t be where I am right now.  Which is on a plane headed to Vienna.
I’m sure you’re asking yourself right now, “Why, Barnaby?  What are you doing flying to Austria?”
Well, I’m flying there to try and find a Russian woman possibly named Natasha who seduced my brother, drugged his drink and left him behind as a patsy for the police to find while she stole jewelry from a princess.  Aren’t you glad you asked?

J.J. DiBenedetto is author of the Dream Series and the Jane Barnaby Adventures and lives in Arlington, Virginia with the love of his life and a white cat who rules the roost. 
His passions are photography, travel, the opera, the New York Giants, and of course writing. 
Mr. DiBenedetto is devoted to writing books with a sense of mysticism to entertain and perhaps invite his readers to suspend belief in a way they might never have.
Since he was very young , he has always been intrigued with the supernatural and things that can't be explained rationally.
By always asking way too many questions, it piqued his interest to the point of setting his writing off and running when he grew up! All the curiosity building up all those years were finally getting put into words to captivate readers. And it hasn't ended. His main goal is to share all the stories he has inside, putting pen to paper. And that's how the Dream Series was born.


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