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<h2 style="text-align: center;"><strong>My Inspiration for Writing Action-Adventure Novels</strong></h2>

<p style="text-align: justify;">More than three years ago, I set out to write my first action-adventure novel, <em>City of Gold</em>. As I had been solely a mystery author at that time, it proved to be an interesting, yet rewarding, challenge. After all, whodunits are grounded in reality and governed by police procedure and science, and adventures, especially ones with historical and mythological elements, are not an everyday reality for most people. Besides, if something is legend and we don&rsquo;t know anything <em>real </em>about it, it requires a different kind of creative process. So when it came to writing about the Incas&rsquo; lost City of Gold, I felt like in order to write about it, I had to find it and see it in person! I was ready to board a plane to South America and find the place myself!</p>

<p style="text-align: center;"><span style="color: #ff0000;">"Carolyn Arnold has restored my faith in the achaeology / mystery genre with her Matthew Connor Adventure series."</span><br /><span style="color: #ff0000;"><em><strong>&ndash;Nicki's Nook</strong></em>&nbsp;on <em>City of Gold</em></span></p>

<p style="text-align: justify;">But fueled by a compulsion and inspiration, I trudged outside my comfort zone. I wanted to give my mystery readers an action-adventure story they&rsquo;d love. To achieve this, though, I had to ensure that the book started out strong, pulling the reader right into the action and jumping into the conflict, rather than taking the time to set up the historical background of the adventure itself. Instead, the story needed to be fun and fast-paced from the beginning, not weighed down with too much backstory or smacking of a textbook; any facts or recorded myths were to be sprinkled in as needed. Really, I wanted to create something more in the vein of a twenty-first-century Indiana Jones&mdash;and according to reviewers, I have succeeded in that. It was with these things in mind that <em>City of Gold</em>&mdash;and the Matthew Connor Adventure series&mdash;was born.</p>

<p style="text-align: center;"><span style="color: #ff0000;">"The first paragraph sucks you in,and then hang on for a nonstop, pulse-pounding ride."</span><br /><span style="color: #ff0000;"><em><strong>&ndash;I Read What You Write!</strong></em> on <em>City of Gold</em></span></p>

<p style="text-align: justify;">It is my pleasure to announce that there is now a second book available in the series! Archaeologist and adventurer Matthew Connor and his friends are driven by the desire to uncover legends the world has all but forgotten, and this time, they are on the hunt for the mythical Emerald Tablets to save the world in <em>The Secret of the Lost Pharaoh</em>. Now that right there spells adventure!<br /><br />If treasure hunting or the thought of traveling the globe to explore remote regions excites you, this is the series for you. You don&rsquo;t even have to deal with flight delays, packing, or obtaining a passport to share in the action. So what are you waiting for? Strap yourself in for an adventure today!<br /><br />Carolyn Arnold</p>

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<p style="text-align: justify;"><strong><u>The Books in the Matthew Connor Adventure Series:<br /><br /></u></strong><strong><em>City of Gold</em></strong></p>

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<p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Finding the Incas&rsquo; lost City of Gold would be the discovery of a lifetime. But failing could mean her death&hellip;<br /><br /></strong>Archaeologist Matthew Connor and his friends Cal and Robyn are finally home after a dangerous retrieval expedition in India. While they succeeded in obtaining the priceless Pandu artifact they sought, it almost cost them their lives. Still, Matthew is ready for the next adventure. Yet when new intel surfaces indicating the possible location of the legendary City of Gold, Matthew is hesitant to embark on the quest.<br /><br />Not only is the evidence questionable but it means looking for the lost city of Paititi far away from where other explorers have concentrated their efforts. As appealing as making the discovery would be, it&rsquo;s just too risky. But when Cal&rsquo;s girlfriend, Sophie, is abducted by Matthew&rsquo;s old nemesis who is dead-set on acquiring the Pandu statue, Matthew may be forced into action. Saving Sophie&rsquo;s life means either breaking into the Royal Ontario Museum to steal the relic or offering up something no one in his or her right mind would refuse&mdash;the City of Gold.<br /><br />Now Matthew and his two closest friends have to find a city and a treasure that have been lost for centuries. And they only have seven days to do it. As they race against the clock, they quickly discover that the streets they seek aren&rsquo;t actually paved with gold, but with blood.</p>

<p style="text-align: center;"><strong>Available in e-book, paperback, and hardcover.</strong><br />&nbsp;<a href="">Amazon | </a><a href="">Barnes &amp; Noble</a> | <a href=";at=1001l5GE">Apple iBooks</a> | <a href=";query=9781988064338">Kobo</a> | <a href="">Google Play</a> | <a href="">Goodreads<br /><br /></a>For more retailer links visit: <a href=""></a>.</p>

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<p style="text-align: justify;"><span style="color: #ff0000;">&nbsp;<strong>**LATEST INSTALLMENT** </strong></span></p>

<p style="text-align: justify;"><strong><em>The Secret of the Lost Pharaoh</em></strong></p>

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<p style="text-align: justify;">Mystery lovers will need to hold on to their hats for this follow-up to <em>City of Gold</em>, which reviewers described as &ldquo;a fast-paced action adventure&rdquo; that is &ldquo;akin to an Indiana Jones story set in modern times.&rdquo; Now, the second in the series promises to bring much of the same excitement! Join archaeologist and adventurer Matthew Connor and his friends as they go after the Emerald Tablets to save the world in <em>The Secret of the Lost Pharaoh</em>.<br /><br /><strong>In Egypt&rsquo;s Western Desert lies the tomb of an unnamed pharaoh that hides a secret so powerful, it could destroy the world as we know it.<br /><br /></strong>Archaeologist and adventurer Matthew Connor has made a career of finding legends the world has all but forgotten. Though there&rsquo;s one in particular that has fascinated him for years&mdash;the Emerald Tablets. Myth says that they possess the knowledge of the universe, allowing humankind to traverse Heaven and Earth, and have the power to bestow wealth and wisdom upon whoever possesses them. But if they fall into evil hands, it could cause a global disaster.<br /><br />So when a former colleague stumbles across an ancient Egyptian hieroglyphic map that promises to lead to a pharaoh&rsquo;s tomb <em>and</em> the Emerald Tablets, there&rsquo;s no way he&rsquo;s turning down her invitation to join the dig. He only has one stipulation: his best friends Robyn Garcia and Cal Myers come with him.<br /><br />The road ahead isn&rsquo;t going to be an easy one, and their shared dream of recovering the Emerald Tablets is being crushed at every turn. And just when they think it&rsquo;s all over, they learn there are a few clues they have overlooked. But they&rsquo;re no longer the only ones searching for the Tablets. Now, the fate of the world hangs in the balance, and soon they&rsquo;ll find out that when it comes to hunting legends, they can&rsquo;t trust anyone.</p>

<p style="text-align: center;"><strong>Available in e-book, paperback, and hardcover.<br /></strong><a href=""></a> | <a href=";jsessionid=1133D0CFACEBD4145129540778933902.prodny_store01-atgap12?ean=2940154965184">Barnes &amp; Noble</a> | <a href=";at=1001l5GE">Apple iBooks</a> | <a href=";mid=37217&amp;">Kobo</a> | <a href="">Google Play</a> | <a href="">Amazon Universal</a> | <a href="">Goodreads<br /><br /></a>For more retailer links visit: <a href=""></a>.</p>

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<p style="text-align: justify;"><strong>Praise for <em>City of Gold<br /><br /></em></strong>&ldquo;Wow. This was such fun to read. An intriguing plot, strong characters, and nonstop action made this a real rollercoaster.&rdquo;<br /><strong><em>&ndash;Amazon Reviewer<br /><br /></em></strong>&ldquo;If this novel isn&rsquo;t made into a movie I will be VERY surprised!! It definitely reminded me of Indiana Jones (one of my favorite movie series of all times!!)&rdquo;<br /><strong><em>&ndash;Miki&rsquo;s Hope<br /><br /></em></strong>&ldquo;[City of Gold] is like an Indiana Jones mystery&hellip;&rdquo;<br /><strong><em>&ndash;The Reading Caf&eacute;<br /><br /></em></strong><em>&ldquo;</em>It definitely reminds me of Indiana Jones, and I love those movies.&rdquo;<br /><strong><em>&ndash;Bound4Escape<br /><br /></em></strong>&ldquo;A must-read for those who love mystery, history, thrilling story lines, with a touch of Indiana Jones/Ben Gates feel!&rdquo;<br /><strong><em>&ndash;Lynchburg Mama<br /><br /></em></strong>&ldquo;I loved the Indiana Jones movies, and if you are fan, you will love this book!&rdquo;<br /><strong>&ndash;</strong><strong><em>Ebook Addicts<br /><br /></em></strong>&ldquo;Matthew Conner is a treasure hunter, kind of like a modern-day Indiana Jones.&rdquo;<br /><strong>&ndash;</strong><strong><em>I Create Purty Thangs</em></strong></p>

<p style="text-align: justify;"><strong><u>About the Matthew Connor Adventure series:<br /><br /></u></strong><strong>Action-adventure books for the mystery lover. </strong>Does treasure hunting excite you? What about the thought of traveling the globe and exploring remote regions to uncover legends that the world has all but forgotten? If so, strap yourself in for an adventure with modern-day archaeologist Matthew Connor and his two closest friends. Indiana Jones meets the twenty-first century.<br /><br />This is the perfect book series for fans of&nbsp;<em>Indiana Jones</em>,&nbsp;<em>Lara Croft</em>,&nbsp;<em>National Treasure</em>, and&nbsp;<em>The Relic Hunter</em>.</p>

<p style="text-align: justify;"><strong><u>About the Author<br /><br /></u></strong>Carolyn Arnold is an international bestselling and award-winning author, as well as a speaker, teacher, and inspirational mentor. She has four continuing fiction series and has written nearly thirty books. Both her female detective and FBI profiler series have been praised by those in law enforcement as being accurate and entertaining, leading her to adopt the trademark, POLICE PROCEDURALS RESPECTED BY LAW ENFORCEMENT&trade;.</p>

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