Book Spotlight: Divided Within by John Guillen

Before I get to the spotlight I have some announcements. Three bloggers were kind enough to interview me about my latest novel, Marionette. If you would like to read the interviews please visit Tarah’s Blog, Kaitlin’s Blog, and Officially Jennifer.

And now for the spotlight! Here’s Divided Within by John Guillen!Β Front Cover1

Divided Within

John Guillen, author

Genre: Mystery, Suspense

Publication Date: October 29, 2013


Houston area private eye Andrew Banks is hired by sixteen-year-old Mercedes Vega to figure out what’s dividing her parents. As soon as he meets the rest of the Vega family he realizes that the situation is only one step away from becoming dire. He puts the safety of the family over everything else until the case hits much too close to home. It becomes a race against a wealthy restaurant owner that ultimately becomes deadly.

Β Author Photo - Copy

John Guillen has had a love of books for as long as he can remember. As a grade school student he would browse the tables of the semi-annual book fairs at his school and convince his parents to buy as many books as he could. This passion would reemerge years later as a high school teen. He’d read books by the best crime authors of the day long before completing the required school work.

John knew early on in college that he wanted to become a writer and immediately began work on his debut novel, Divided Within, less than two weeks after graduating from the University of Houston Downtown in May 2013.

When he’s not writing or reading a new novel, he enjoys listening to country music and staying up to date on current news stories.




Twitter: @JohnGbooks



About TBM

TB Markinson is an American who's recently returned to the US after a seven-year stint in the UK and Ireland. When she isn't writing, she's traveling the world, watching sports on the telly, visiting pubs in New England, or reading. Not necessarily in that order. Her novels have hit Amazon bestseller lists for lesbian fiction and lesbian romance. She cohosts the Lesbians Who Write Podcast ( with Clare Lydon. TB also runs I Heart Lesfic (, a place for authors and fans of lesfic to come together to celebrate lesbian fiction.
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25 Responses to Book Spotlight: Divided Within by John Guillen

  1. Looks good, MTM. I enjoy a good mystery/suspense novel. Fascinating idea to have the detective hired by a teenager–interesting twist.

    Hugs from Ecuador,

    • TBM says:

      I’m curious to see how he pulls it off. A teenage client may be difficult. I know I was at that age. Still am if you ask certain people.

  2. Beth Ann says:

    A very ambitious young man and it looks like a great book! Thanks for the introduction and also congrats for the interviews on 3 different places! Awesome!

  3. Beverly says:

    Congratulations on your novel, John. It sounds like the family may have a lot of surprises for the reader. The cover is quite interesting too.
    Thanks TBM for spotlighting this book and author.
    Have a nice week.

  4. Very driven young man, good to see. The book sounds interesting.

  5. I love suspense stories so this sounds like a great read to me. Congratulations to John! And to you on your new interviews, TB. πŸ™‚

  6. This sounds like a thrilling read, a definite page-turner. This is a great spotlight.

  7. The book sounds interesting! Best wishes to the author.

  8. Sounds like a great book! Good luck to John. And have a great week, TB. πŸ™‚

  9. T.F.Walsh says:

    Congrats John… sounds like a good book:)

  10. That is a great review. Got me intrigued and wanting for more. Very talent Author. Thanks.

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