Beverly Hills International Book Awards® Recognizes Dangerous Betrayal by Bill Blowers
Bill Blowers, Newhall, CA, recognized for his historical fiction novel, Dangerous Betrayal – The Vendetta That Sank Titanic. On Friday, March 25, the third annual Beverly Hills International Book Awards® announced Blowers as the winner in the category of Faction (fiction based on fact).
Book industry experts, including publishers, writers, editors, book cover designers and professional copywriters judge the annual competition. Winners and finalists are selected based on overall excellence. Upon being notified of the award, Bill Blowers commented, “I am humbled and happily surprised to have been recognized by this prestigious organization. It isn’t often that a first novel receives such an award.”
Ellen Reid, President and CEO of BHBA congratulated Bill, “Your book truly embodies the excellence that this award was created to celebrate, and we salute you and your fine work.”
Dangerous Betrayal is based on a fictional crime story taking place under the shroud of the famous Disaster. The RMS Titanic was the second of three ships (planned to be near identical) built by White Star Lines. She was the pride of the company and said to be unsinkable.
On April 15th, 1912, she proved White Star Lines and investors wrong by slipping beneath icy Atlantic waters and taking over 1,500 people with her.
How was it that the unsinkable Titanic, carrying 2212 innocent victims, sank after hitting an iceberg three hours earlier—especially when the technology of Titanic was such that she could easily have avoided the impact? Was this a bizarre accident or the unfolding of a sinister plot to undermine the success of White Stars Lines’ feature attraction?
For over 100 years the secret lay hidden in Titanic’s bowels at the bottom of the North Atlantic. Only now does a story of conspiracy and revenge surface. It was an age of ruthless, wealthy barons who ran roughshod over anyone or anything that stood in their way, including the most brilliant inventor of the era—Nikola Tesla.
Perhaps the world will finally know what may have happened that fateful night that held Titanic hostage on her maiden voyage. Dangerous Betrayal recounts a tale so believable that many who’ve read the book comment that it was hard to distinguish between fact and fiction.
Comments from readers include:
Kate B: Dangerous Betrayal… is a great novel suited for any reader. It incorporates the elements of mystery, tragedy, history, coming of age, trust and betrayal, intrigue, and revenge. The stories and actions of its well-developed characters will keep you on the edge and emotionally involved in the unfolding of the story.
Graham M: For those of you who like Victorian/Edwardian era mysteries set in the midst of actual historical events…this book is definitely for you. This one may be a “how-done-it” rather than a “who-done-it,” but you’ll be on the edge of your seats “turning pages” just the same. Clearly well-researched, its characters well-developed, Bill Blowers has crafted a sensitive, realistic, and conflict-ridden story, penetratingly delineating the very real temptations, dilemmas and struggles faced by the many all too human principals and participants in the Titanic disaster. Definitely a triumph.
Chuck B: When I down loaded Dangerous Betrayal, I was skeptical about the plot. I have read quite a bit about the Titanic and I enjoy conspiracy theories but it seemed a long reach to create a believable scenario where revenge could be involved in the actual sinking. The plot the author crafted surprised me and I enjoyed it tremendously. The inclusion of Tesla was fantastic. There came a time around the midpoint of the novel that I wanted to push ahead quickly to see how it would all play out. Mr. Blower’s skill in engaging me as a reader when you know the ending (the sinking and loss of life) was remarkable.
Bill Blowers is an Academy Award recipient and author who speaks publicly to groups and organizations. As a Titanic authority he presents compelling evidence unraveling the mystery at sea on April 15, 1912. Having built his engineering business from a garage operation to a major corporation he also shares his strategies with companies across the globe through articles and his blog. His next book is slated for release this fall.
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