Z is for The Zebra Affaire

Z - 2016Welcome to the annual A to Z Challenge.

My theme: showcasing bloggers books, novellas, short story collections, poetry collections and some non-fiction books. The letters of the alphabet will correspond with the book title. I’ll be posting a link to my review of each book. I also have two questions for the author, just to spice things up a little (no questions for this post).

Hopefully, visitors to my blog will be able to increase their reading lists and also get ideas for their wish lists.

The Zebra Affaire by Mark Fine

Zebra Affaire An Apartheid Love StoryGenre/Category: romance/suspense/historical non-fiction.

Published on Nov 6, 2015

IT’S THE SPRING OF ‘76. For Elsa, her affair with Stanwell may well prove lethal, as she’s white and he’s black, and they dared to fall in love in apartheid South Africa. The terrified lovers are the prey in a deadly manhunt from the golden city of Johannesburg to the exotic but dangerous wilds of the African bushveld. ‘The Zebra Affaire’ is a thrilling fusion of romance and suspense—laced with rich South African history. The tension is palpable as the persecuted couple race against time and bigotry. Reviewers rave about this intimate, yet dangerous love story.

AVAILABLE via AMAZON [WORLDWIDE] ~ KINDLE EDITION: http://hyperurl.co/fg40iv PAPERBACK: http://hyperurl.co/ruqzbx

Watch this gripping Youtube trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e2t3Dt2b4fc

Thank you to everybody who visited my blog during the challenge and left comments, or supported by spreading the word via social media. Congratulations to all the visitors who won books!

See you next year – same time, same place!


  1. Ellen @ The Cynical Sailor on April 30, 2016 at 12:45 pm

    A great end to a great A to Z series. I enjoyed discovering new books to add to my reading list, as well as winning a few 🙂

  2. Hilary on April 30, 2016 at 1:17 pm

    Hi Michelle – sounds wonderful … I’ve made a note … and it’s on my TBR list .. thanks – cheers and congratulations on finishing the A-Z 2016 … Hilary

  3. Kathleen Valentine on April 30, 2016 at 1:49 pm

    I’ve really enjoyed your posts and have added to my TBR! Thanks for playing. I enjoyed it so much.

    Meet My Imaginary Friends

  4. Fran on April 30, 2016 at 1:57 pm

    Oo that sounds like a book I’d like to read. Thanks for sharing and what a great theme that supported so many writers. Brilliant!

    Writing Women’s Fiction

  5. Mary Aalgaard on April 30, 2016 at 1:58 pm

    That story sounds amazing. Suspense, romance, and learning more about S.A. I’m in. Thanks for the the book, although I still haven’t connected with the author of Hot Flashes and Cold Lemonade. Ask her to double check the email address she’s using.
    Congrats on completing the challenge!

  6. Nilanjana Bose on April 30, 2016 at 3:31 pm

    This one sounds absolutely wonderful! What a great book to end your A-Z! Enjoyed all your posts, and many thanks for the winnings both in terms of books in hand and TBR. Congrats on an awesome A-Z!

  7. C. Lee McKenzie on April 30, 2016 at 5:21 pm

    A book for every letter and then some! Great theme and thanks for including my books in your A to Z Challenge. Now can we have some coffee and kick back?

  8. Sharon Himsl on April 30, 2016 at 6:40 pm

    What an intriguing title and cover using the zebra. You did a lot showcasing The Works of bloggers this year. I know they appreciated it a lot. Yay for finishing the A-Z!

  9. Ryan Carty on April 30, 2016 at 7:25 pm

    Hooray! I am among the luck winners. Congrats on a successful challenge.

  10. Elizabeth Otten on April 30, 2016 at 8:54 pm

    This book sounds interesting! I will definitely have to go back through the posts I missed and check out all these great books by talented bloggers/authors! I’m also excited that I won one to add to my collection on my Kindle 🙂 Congrats on completing the Challenge!

  11. betty on April 30, 2016 at 11:35 pm

    This does seem like a good book! Found a lot of good ones through your theme for the challenge and also won two 🙂

    Hard to believe it is over for this year but it was a fun challenge! Congrats for finishing it and doing so good with your theme!


  12. WriterlySam on April 30, 2016 at 11:55 pm

    A great book to end the challenge with! Your fabulous theme has increased my tbr pile and now that April’s come to a close, I’ll have more time to read them! Cheers to crossing another fun AtoZ finish line!!

  13. T. Powell Coltrin on May 1, 2016 at 2:09 am

    Your book reviews have been so awesome. Great theme for the A-Z. We did it!


  14. Nicola on May 1, 2016 at 6:53 am

    An interesting read to end on Michelle. Thanks so much for all the amazing reviews. It’s been lovely to visit throughout the month. Congratulations and thank you for supporting my blog too. Have a lovely weekend.

  15. Cynthia on May 1, 2016 at 8:13 am

    Congratulations to you too for getting through A to Z!

  16. Cathrina on May 1, 2016 at 12:23 pm

    Congrats on getting through!!!! Great End!!!

  17. Annalisa Crawford on May 1, 2016 at 12:52 pm

    Sounds like a great book. It’s a striking title. Congrats on making it to Z 🙂

  18. Patricia Lynne on May 1, 2016 at 3:46 pm

    Congrats on surviving the challenge and highlighting some awesome looking books!

  19. Silvia Villalobos on May 1, 2016 at 6:37 pm

    Sounds like a great title, Michelle. Thank you for showcasing so many wonderful works.
    And … we made it. Woo-hoo. Congrats!!!

  20. LuAnn Braley on May 2, 2016 at 12:43 am

    How great of you to showcase others’ work during the A to Z! Congratulations being still standing on the final day! Take a well deserved rest, Michelle!

  21. Yvonne Ventresca on May 2, 2016 at 2:50 am

    Sounds like an interesting plot.

    You did a great job of showcasing other authors for A to Z. May is recovery month…

    Yvonne V

  22. Gary, the official anti-A to Z spokesman! on May 3, 2016 at 1:14 am

    Hey Michelle!

    Is that it? Is it over? Does this mean I can come out hiding?

    Enough about ME!

    I’d like an Affaire with a Zebra! Take of its black and white pyjamas and away I go 🙂 Well done on featuring authors.

    Time to reflect on the alphabet. Cannot believe I said that.

    All the best and have a rest….

    Gary 🙂

  23. Michelle James on May 3, 2016 at 9:22 pm

    Congrats on completing the A – to – Z! I enjoyed checking out your posts each day.

  24. joylene on May 4, 2016 at 2:33 pm

    Great way to tie things up. I did a collaborated A-Z challenge and it was enough. Hats off to you for filling yours with such a great list of authors.

  25. Anne on May 6, 2016 at 2:42 pm

    Oh my gosh, I loved that title eve before reading the charged meaning behind it. Sounds like a fascinating story.

  26. Mark Fine on May 20, 2016 at 3:41 am

    I’ve never been happier to name my book “The Zebra Affaire” than when I read your Z is for The Zebra Affaire post. The funny thing is the pronounciation of the word Zebra; in the rest of the English speaking world the letter “Z” is pronounced ZED (rather than the customary ZEE in the United States). So, as I wrote my novel over the course of three years it was always The Z-eh-BRA Affaire…but, when published it transformed into The ZEEEBra Affaire. Needless to say, BOTH ways please me immensely 🙂

    Keeping with this duality I also have ZEBRA published with TWO DIFFERENT COVERS (the interior is identical). I’m curious which cover (the blue one with the prancing zebras or the yellow one with the grasped hands) you and your readers prefer. If I may, I’d value your opinion. Here are the links for this informal aesthetic research effort:

    The Zebra Affaire (blue cover) http://www.amazon.com/Zebra-Affaire-Mark-Fine/dp/1494762609
    The Zebra Affaire (yellow cover) https://amzn.com/B011PXSEWG

    Thank you!

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