Welcome to Day 1 of the Breakfield and Burkey #ShortStories Blog Tour! @EnigmaSeries @RRBC_Org @4WillsPub @4WP11 #RRBC #4WillsPub

Hello, friends!

I’m so happy you dropped by today to help me support Authors, Breakfield and Burkey on the first day of their #ShortStories Blog Tour!  Along this tour they are featuring 7 titles in their short story collection, and today I’m turning my blog over to them so that they can share with you, “REMEMBER THE FUTURE.”

Remember the Future banner

Take it away, guys!

In their own words:

Our first book in the Enigma Series introduces an unlikely hero, Jacob Michaels. He was raised in New York City by his mother, Julianne Michaels, and grandmother, Adriana Michaels. Julianne and Adriana are excellent programmers of the time working for large leading corporations. Tutored from the time he first spoke to be skilled in languages, mathematics, programming skills, and security. 

His youth is dedicated to education with no real social life, even while he attended MIT. Jacob’s best and only friend goes by the handle, Buzz. He is a rich, spoiled young man. Both young men were monitored closely by their parents. In the case of Jacob, it was a past his mother never shared. For Buzz, it was due to his wealthy family and position in society. Their friendship runs deep even when Buzz takes advantage of Jacob’s brilliance and good nature.

As a top honor graduate from MIT, he lands an intriguing job as a senior penetration tester with a high-end security firm in the city. For those who do not recognize the term, a penetration tester or pentester is essentially ethical hacking. This virtuous hacking activity is an authorized simulated cyberattack on a computer system or network to evaluate security. In the case of Jacob, he performed those activities and locates the root causes of security issues for client companies. He also creates various tools to automate the tasks.

Jacob’s rite of passage occurs in this novel, facing tough choices. His early education by his mother might not be enough. People this talented in the technology arena get targeted for job recruitment like Jacob. However, this could mean either the good guys or the bad guys. Who do you trust, and are you sure you avoided the bad guys? In the data security business, you can only know the right choice in hindsight.

During his journey, Jacob crosses paths with Wolfgang. Wolfgang has answers for Jacob and delivers a puzzle piece for Jacob to make an informed choice. This sample provides insight into the context of the information. 

People were curious and asked about Wolfgang’s knowledge. It sent us on a path to share that history in Remember the Future. This short story explains how honor-bound Wolfgang feels as he looks at his choices and the results that followed. We hope readers enjoy this historical fiction of family love, options, and survival.

Now, here’s a bit of background on the writing team, Breakfield and Burkey:

Roxanne Burkey

Rox Burkey and Charles Breakfield are co-authors for the Enigma Series. Our characters haunt us, demanding more of their stories get written. It began with a few heroes, then expanded to those with self-serving motives. We instigated this tour to provide insight and motivating factors on the shorts. We consider these fun standalone compliments to the series novels. Enjoy this tour, and please provide feedback.

Breakfield is a technology expert specifically in security, networking, voice, and anything digital. He enjoys writing, studying World War II his­tory, travel, and cultural exchanges. Charles is also a fan of wine tastings, wine-making, Harley riding, cooking extravaganzas, and woodworking.

Burkey is a 25+ year applied technology professional who optimizes technology and business investments for global customers. She focuses on optimized customer experiences. Rox loves interviewing authors, writing white papers, reviewing books, and loves creating fiction.

Together they create award-winning stories that resonate with men and women, young and experienced adults, and bring a fresh new view to technology possibilities today. They invite you to visit their newly revised website, look around and grab some free stuff.

They’d love it if you’d follow them on social media…

Twitter 

Facebook

Breakfield LinkedIn

Burkey LinkedIn

Website

Blog #1 & Blog #2

YouTube

Friends, that’s it for my time along the tour!  Be sure to visit the #ShortStories Tour Page on the 4WillsPub site to follow along each day.  I know these authors would love your support and “when” you pick up a copy of one of their books and complete the read, they would greatly appreciate your review!

Be sure to leave your comments below for a chance at winning a copy of their HOT CHOCOLATE!

Hot Chocolate by Breakfield and Burkey

I look forward to seeing you again soon, right here on WATCH NONNIE WRITE!

35 Comments

  1. This is an interesting story line. My son is going into computer programming. Well done, Rox and Charles. Thanks for hosting Nonnie.

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    • Rox Burkey

      Hi Robby, delighted to see you here. Your son is choosing a booming field. I bet he’ll do fantastic. Keep us posted.

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  2. How wonderful to see Rox and Charles showcasing their short stories! This is a most interesting post. Thank you for hosting, Nonnie!

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    • Hi, Jan! Thanks for dropping by to support Rox and Charles!

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    • Rox Burkey

      Hi Jan. Glad you are helping follow our tour. Nonnie did an awesome post.

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  3. Charles and Roz, I’ve enjoyed your short stories – only a couple more left to read. A great lead to your tour – have fun! Nonnie, thanks for sharing this writing team with us.

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    • Dr. Biker, many thanks and much appreciation for your reads of our material.
      Breakfield

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    • Hello, my dear friend, John! Thanks for supporting them with all those reads and reviews! You’re super-awesome!

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  4. Shirley Harris-Slaughter

    Breakfield and Burkey have a wonderful 1st day tour.

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    • Shirley, it is always good to hear from you madam. Thanks for stopping by.
      Breakfield

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    • Thanks for supporting them, Shirley!

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    • Rox Burkey

      Hi Shirley, so delighted to see you here. Your continuing support is appreciated. Thank you.

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  5. This looks great. I worked at MIT in the 1960s, although not in the computer department. I remember how HUGE the computers were, and I had to do keypunching! I HAVE to read this book! Thanks, Nonnie, for hosting Charles and Rox!

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    • Wanda, when I was at PRC (uh a while ago) it two of us to lift the hard drives into the HP-1000 mainframes. Just for the record, I don’t miss those days. Thanks for stopping by.
      Breakfield

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    • Hi, Wanda! Your comment took me back to a time when cell phones were HUGE in the early ’90’s! Hahaha!

      Thanks for supporting these two!

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    • Rox Burkey

      Wanda, I love your perspective. I remember keypunching but had the most fun reading the cards without the top line print. Thank you for following our tour.

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  6. Hi Rox, Hi Charles, Hi Nonnie,
    Rox and Charles, I like your idea of presenting shorts to give a deeper look into your characters. I had to smile because some characters never stop talking. All the best on your tour.

    Nonnie, thank you for hosting this awesome writer team.
    Shalom aleichem

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    • Pat you got that right about characters who don’t stop talking. Take me for example! 🙂
      Breakfield

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    • Pat, thanks for dropping by to support this awesome team!

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    • Rox Burkey

      Pat, your support is always appreciated. Thank you.

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  7. Hi, Rox and Charles. HOT CHOCOLATE looks inviting! What a great start for what I’m sure will be an entertaining tour. Have fun!

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    • Hot Chocolate is an early run at the holidays. A fun story that should warm your insides like hot chocolate.
      Breakfield

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    • HC does look inviting doesn’t it, Karen? Thanks for dropping by with your awesome support!

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    • Rox Burkey

      Hi Karen, I hope this tour is fun for folks. It is definately a blast for us. Nonnie and RRBC support is great.

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  8. Great way to kick of the tour! Sharing…

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  9. I enjoyed The Enigma Factor and always wanted to know more about Julianne and Wolfgang’s backstory. I just picked up Remember the Future. I look forward to reading it. Thanks for hosting, Nonnie! 🙂

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    • Rox Burkey

      Yvette, We hope you enjoy the short and thank you so very much for making this first day start off with a smile.

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    • Thanks, Yvette, for dropping by to support Rox and Charles!

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  10. Hi, Rox & Charles! Have fun on your first day out!

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    • Rox Burkey

      GM Nonnie, It looks amazing. Thank you so very much for hosting us. We appreciate your support. Take care, Rox

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    • Nonnie, thanks for hosting us madam.
      Breakfield

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      • Hi, Charles! You’re welcome! I’m happy to have you both here!

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