Wednesday, June 5, 2019



Any wish fulfilled for the right price. That's the promise the organization behind The Desire Card gives to its elite clients - but sometimes the price may be more menacing than anyone could ever imagine.

Harrison Stockton has lived an adult life of privilege and excess: a high-powered job on Wall Street fuels his fondness for alcohol and pills at the expense of a family he has no time for. Quite suddenly all of this comes crashing to a halt when he loses his job and at the same time discovers he almost certainly has only months left to live.

Desperate, and with seemingly nowhere else left to turn, Harrison activates his Desire Card. What follows is a gritty and gripping quest that takes him from New York City to the slums of Mumbai and forces him to take chances, and make decisions, he never thought he’d ever have to face. When his moral descent threatens his wife and children, Harrison must decide whether to save himself at any cost, or do what’s right and break his bargain with the mysterious group behind The Desire Card.

The Desire Card is a taut, fast-paced thriller, from internationally acclaimed author Lee Matthew Goldberg, that explores what a man will do to survive when money isn’t always enough to get everything he desires.

Book Details:

Title: The Desire Card

Author: Lee Matthew Goldberg

Genre: Thriller

Publisher: Fahrenheit Press, (February 2019)

Print length: 311 pages

On tour with: Pump Up Your Book


Things you need in order to write: peace and quiet, nature.
Things that hamper your writing:
 noise, stress.

Things you love about writing: I love creating worlds, making a perfect sentence, the feel of finishing a project you’ve worked on for a long time.
Things you hate about writing: the business end.

Easiest thing about being a writer: freedom.

Hardest thing about being a writer: selling a book.

Things you love about where you live: you can never be bored in NYC.
Things that make you want to move: too many cars.

Things you never want to run out of:
Things you wish you’d never bought: a certain stock.

Words that describe you: funny, laid-back, loyal, smart, creative.
Words that describe you but you wish they didn’t: impatient.

Favorite foods: pizza, sushi.
Things that make you want to throw up:  milk.

Favorite music or song: "Thunder Road."
Music that make your ears bleed: Some new crappy music.

Favorite beverage: iced tea
Something that gives you a pickle face: milk.

Favorite smell: mint
Something that makes you hold your nose: gasoline.

Something you’re really good at: writing
Something you’re really bad at: soccer

Something you like to do: travel
Something you wish you’d never done: made someone sad.

People you consider as heroes: My parents
People with a big L on their foreheads: bad politicians (Republicans)


Last best thing you ate: pasta in Italy.

Last thing you regret eating: sugar.

Things you’d walk a mile for: I walk everywhere.
Things that make you want to run screaming from the room: pompous people.

Things you always put in your books: things that make you turn the page
Things you never put in your books: boring characters.

Things to say to an author: I liked your book.

Things to say to an author if you want to be fictionally killed off in their next book: you should’ve done…

Favorite places you’ve been: Spain
Places you never want to go to again: nowhere has been that bad.

Favorite books: thriller
Books you would ban: none, never!

People you’d like to invite to dinner (living): Bruce Springsteen
People you’d cancel dinner on: Trump.

Favorite things to do: Travel
Things you’d run through a fire wearing gasoline pants to get out of doing: drive.

Things that make you happy: great people in my life
Things that drive you crazy: traffic.

Most embarrassing moment: Puked like the Exorcist
Proudest moment: First book published.

Biggest lie you’ve ever told: I’m a fiction writer, I lie all the time
A lie you wish you’d told: try not to lie in real life.

Best thing you’ve ever done: charity
Biggest mistake: trusted someone I shouldn’t have.

Most daring thing you’ve ever done: skydive
Something you chickened out from doing: can’t think of anything.

The last thing you did for the first time: buried a loved one
Something you’ll never do again: skydive

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Lee Matthew Goldberg is the author of the novels Slow Down , The Mentor , and The Desire Card. He has been published in multiple languages and nominated for the 2018 Prix du Polar. The second book in the Desire Card series, Prey No More, is forthcoming from Fahrenheit Press in 2019. His pilots and screenplays have been finalists in Script Pipeline, Stage 32, We Screenplay, the New York Screenplay, Screencraft, and the Hollywood Screenplay contests. After graduating with an MFA from the New School, his writing has also appeared in the anthology Dirty Boulevard, The Millions, Cagibi, The Montreal Review, The Adirondack Review, The New Plains Review, Underwood Press and others. He is the co-curator of The Guerrilla Lit Reading Series. He lives in New York City.

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