More About the Author
C. Michael Bennis attended Complutense / Madrid for an academic year, then graduated with a Spanish major from the University of Colorado, where he lettered in football as a member of Colorado's 1961 Big 8 Championship and the 1962 Orange Bowl squad. In 1966, he graduated from the Thunderbird School of Global Management. C. Michael Bennis is bilingual and lives in Tucson, Arizona as a former advertising and toy industry executive. He has three published novels: Dangerous and Desirable (Oct.19,2013), Signs of Destiny (2012) and Rules of Engagement (2009), and he is currently editing his fourth novel between speaking engagements on creativity and novel writing.
Dangerous and Desirable has the Impact of a boxer's fist, the suspicion of a false identity and the grace of timeless love
Genre: Romance Suspense (Action): Julio Navarro is secretly regarded as the quintessential killer for hire when he is given the sanction on an equally dangerous female assassin. Killing was never personal for Julio, until now when he can't resist falling in love with the intended victim, Ziv Yadin, Mossad's top assassin. Julio rejects the Mossad mandate, and both Julio and Ziv are sanctioned with a death warrant, which would be a chilling undertaking for any killer since Julio and Ziv are the two most dangerous assassins on the planet.
Julio and Ziv's love affair is soon tested when Julio's former lover, Claudia Bazan, sends Julio a message "if you ever loved me, prove it now." Claudia faces immanent death in Culiacán at the hands of her boyfriend, Pedro Valdez, Mexico's most fearsome drug lord. So Julio travels to Culiacán, the most dangerous city in Mexico, to save a woman he no longer cares for. Soon Ziv follows to rescue the man she can no longer live without as violence, jealousy and passion await Julio and Ziv in the dangerous Culiacán cradle of drug trafficking.
The idea for the story came from DESPERADO, the 1995 film staring Antonio Banderas and Salma Hayek. The chemistry between the two stars was the seed that germinated into Dangerous and Desirable.
Setting: New York City, Madrid, La Coruña, U.S. - Mexico Border, Culiacán, and Mazatlán.
C. Michael Bennis was featured on The Balancing Act Airing on Lifetime Television to discuss his romance novel Rules of Engagement on Nov. 19, 2010. Show Host Danielle Knox observed, "Michael is an award wining author who does not disappoint with his latest novel Rules of Engagement. It's a thrilling love story set in exotic locales, filled with mystery, twists, turns and of course passion and romance.
Signs of Destiny is a powerful love story where destiny shapes life's direction and meaning.
Dying in a tragic automobile accident changed Rafael Valverde's life. Coming back from the dead afterward, and lying comatose for six weeks altered his perception. Before he was a chameleon masquerading as a businessman. Now he is weakened and confused as he pursues his mother's genetic lineage of talented artists.
Enter Alison Amavis, the sylphlike young woman Rafael first saw in a state of unconsciousness.
Her sea green eyes conceal a prophesized demise that a Spiritualist in Liverpool begrudgingly
revealed to 17-year old Alison: she will die a horrible death in her 24th year. However before
death she will know a love of unfathomable magnitude. It will be the sensation of truly coming
home after a forever longing to be there. Rafael is that prophesied love.