Thursday, November 19, 2015

Spotlight on The Oracle by D.J. Niko

Publication Date: November 10, 2015
Medallion Press
Paperback; 456p
ISBN-13: 978-1605426273

Genre: Historical/Archaeological Adventure

In Delphi, the mountain city deemed by the Greek gods to be the center of the Earth, a cult of neo-pagans re-create with painstaking authenticity ancient rituals to glorify the god Apollo and deliver oracles to seekers from around the world.

When antiquities are stolen from a museum in nearby Thebes, British archaeologist Sarah Weston and her American partner, Daniel Madigan, are drawn into a plot that goes beyond harmless role-playing: someone’s using the Delphian oracle as a smoke screen for an information exchange, with devastating consequences for the Western world.

Pitted against each other by the cult’s mastermind, Sarah and Daniel race against time and their own personal demons to uncover clues left behind by the ancients. Their mission: to find the original navel stone marked with a lost Pythagorean formula detailing the natural events that led to the collapse of the Minoan Empire.

But will they find it in time to stop the ultimate terrorist act?

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About the Author

Daphne Nikolopoulos in an award-winning journalist, author, editor, and lecturer. Under the pen name D.J. Niko, she has written two novels in an archaeological thriller series titled The Sarah Weston Chronicles. Her debut novel, The Tenth Saint (Medallion Press, 2012), won the Gold Medal (popular fiction) in the prestigious, juried Florida Book Awards. Her follow-up release, The Riddle of Solomon, continues the story of British archaeologist Sarah Weston as she seeks the relics—and mystical secrets—left behind by the biblical King Solomon in remote Israel.

Daphne is currently at work on The Oracle, book 3 in The Sarah Weston Chronicles, which releases
in 2015. Also slated for publication in 2015 is her first historical novel, The Judgment, which is set in Israel and Egypt in the tenth century BCE.

In addition to writing fiction, Daphne is editor in chief of Palm Beach Illustrated magazine and editorial director of Palm Beach Media Group. Prior to that, she was a travel journalist who logged hundreds of thousands of miles traveling across the globe, with emphasis on little-known and off-the-beaten-path locales—many of which have inspired her novels.

Daphne frequently lectures about her research on the ancient world. She is an instructor at Florida Atlantic University’s Lifelong Learning Society, teaching on the subject of archaeology. She has also spoken to audiences at the Jewish Community Center of the Palm Beaches’ Academy for Continuous Education, and several libraries and private groups throughout Florida.

Born and raised in Athens, Greece, Daphne now resides in West Palm Beach with her husband and twin son and daughter. You can find her on the Web at and connect with her on Facebook (AuthorDJNiko) and on Twitter: @djnikobooks.

The Oracle Blog Tour Schedule

Monday, November 9

Review at A Book Geek

Tuesday, November 10

Guest Post at Historical Fiction Connection

Wednesday, November 11

Review at Back Porchervations

Friday, November 13

Spotlight at I’d So Rather Be Reading

Monday, November 16

Spotlight & Giveaway at Teddy Rose Book Reviews Plus More

Tuesday, November 17

Review at Book Nerd

Wednesday, November 18

Review at History From a Woman’s Perspective
Spotlight & Excerpt at The Lit Bitch

Thursday, November 19

Spotlight at A Literary Vacation

Friday, November 20

Spotlight at The Never-Ending Book

Monday, November 23

Character Interview at Boom Baby Reviews

Tuesday, November 24

Guest Post at Yelena Casale’s Blog

Friday, November 27

Spotlight at Teatime and Books

Tuesday, December 1

Review at Kristin Un-Ravelle’d

Wednesday, December 2

Review at Book Lovers Paradise

Friday, December 4

Spotlight at Diana’s Book Reviews

Thursday, December 10

Review at One Book Shy of a Full Shelf

Friday, December 11

Guest Post & Giveaway at One Book Shy of a Full Shelf
Spotlight at CelticLady’s Reviews


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