Friday, December 16, 2011

Blood Opium available on B&N and Diesel!

Blood Opium is now available through Barnes & Noble and Diesel! B&N: & Diesel: Enjoy!

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Blood Opium, a paranormal, detective story by Bob & Tom Serwatka

Blood Opium, a paranormal, detective story by Bob & Tom Serwatka. Get the first 3 chapters for FREE at:

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Blood Opium has been released as an ebook on Smashwords!!!

After more than four years of work, Blood Opium has been released as an ebook on Smashwords!!!

Blood Opium is a paranormal, detective story set in San Francisco, two days before the 1906 infamous earthquake and subsequent fires that changed the face of the city forever. Investigator Edward Morgan has enjoyed a short yet successful career with the San Francisco Police Department’s Homicide Division utilizing special talents passed down from his English ancestors. The only other person aware that Morgan solves murders and crimes employing these gifts was his boss Lieutenant Henry Regnault; until a blood drinking, opium smuggler make plans to commandeer Morgan’s talents for his own greedy purposes.

What is more important than the underlying story of Investigator Edward Morgan is that this book originated as a vehicle to motivate Robert Serwatka in maintaining a courageous battle against cancer and complications from kidney failure. When other people may have given up, knowing that his or her days were far fewer in number than most of us have to enjoy, Bob attended a writing class and worked on Blood Opium, along with several other books, short stories and screen plays. He never talked of his illness or impending death and he only engaged in conversations that centered on positive action, future enterprises and the anticipated release of Blood Opium. Unfortunately, Bob passed away in December 2010, before the book was finished and at the encouragement of family and friends, Tom picked up the torch to complete the book for your reading pleasure and as a tribute to his courageous brother. Co-writing a paranormal detective book was not on Tom’s “bucket list,” but after his brother passed away, he knew that at least one of Bob’s dreams deserved to be fulfilled.

Proceeds from the eBook will be used to support the college education of Bob’s only niece, Lindsay.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

About the Author - Robert Serwatka

Bob Serwatka was an actor at heart. Regarding jobs and careers he would say that it’s all acting; you “put on your make-up and go play that part” for the day, or just for a meeting, and then when it’s over, you take off the make-up because that’s not who you are anyway.

Bob was born in Syracuse, NY in 1953, grew up in Potsdam, NY and graduated from SUNY Potsdam. At SUNY he was a theatre major. Even as a youngster, Bob was quite the entertainer. His Grandmother Serwatka’s favorite was his imitation of Red Buttons, SRO in the kitchen.

Bob was somewhat of an engineer and could manage a television studio but he chose to get into the cable TV systems and installation business. In the early 80’s and after working a few years in advertising, Bob moved to Orlando, Florida and worked for several fiber optic companies, later opening his own company, Integrated Televideo, Inc.

After moving to Florida, Bob teamed up with a TV director to help area play writers take their work from paper to production. In Tom Hank’s HBO miniseries “From The Earth to The Moon” Bob earned a part as a technician (EE Com) in the NASA mission control room. His three-second but “award winning performance” can be seen in episode 6, which originally aired in April 1998.

Bob was extremely private about his health issues and many of his family and friends never knew that he had been struggling with bladder cancer since 1986, and was terminally ill from acute renal failure and complications from cancer. Just before Bob’s illness prevented him from working, he built fiber optic and security systems for Disney Engineering. Bob’s desire to complete Blood Opium motivated him to stay positive and write, despite his illness. Bob passed away before the book was finished

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Here's the cover to Blood Opium. Coming this Black Friday on Smashwords!

Monday, September 26, 2011

About the Co-Author, Tom Serwatka

Tom Serwatka is a teacher at heart. Whatever he becomes passionate about, he becomes the “expert” in and if you end up within three feet of Tom, you’ll probably get a lecture about whatever he’s fixated on at the moment. In grade school it was playing drums, as a teenager and for the majority of Tom’s life he’s been teaching martial arts, and in recent years his focus has been on marketing and business development. So, keep your distance.

Tom was born in Syracuse, NY in 1959 and is named after the legendary golfer, Tommy Armour. Sometime during 1951 or 1952, Tommy Armour taught Tom’s father, John, how to teach golf while Amour himself was teaching golf at the Innis Arden Golf Club in Old Greenwich, CT.

Co-writing a paranormal detective book was not on Tom’s “bucket list,” but after his brother passed away, he knew that at least one of Bob’s dreams deserved to be fulfilled. The book was about 85% complete and Tom is frantically writing to get it done and published as an e-book on Black Friday.

Tom grew up not focusing on his education and achieving good grades, a trait his daughter thankfully did not pick up. Tom and his wife and dog live in Central NY.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Get ready, Blood Opium will be launched as an eBook on Smashwords on Black Friday!
Check out my Smashwords page. Plenty of FREE books and other great fiction: