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:
The Impact of a boxer’s fist, the suspicion of a false identity & the grace of timeless love 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 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.
Layers of violence, jealousy and passion await Julio and Ziv in the dangerous Culiacán cradle of drug trafficking.
C. Michael Bennis – Author and Speaker
"Mike" is a graduate of LCHS, class of 1960, and the son of Chuck Bennis and Jeanne Gallagher. This is his third novel, just released. Copies of his workshop materials titled "So you want to write a novel," will be available to those interested.
Signs of Destiny: Award–Winning paranormal novel is a powerful love story where destiny shapes life’s direction and meaning.
Dying is what changed Rafael Valverde’s life.
Coming back from the dead and lying comatose for six weeks altered his perception, but the death of the young Spanish actress he was beginning to love shattered his emotions. 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 prophesied demise that a Spiritualist in Liverpool begrudgingly revealed to 17-year-old Alison: that she would 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.
Kirkus Discoveries states "Bennis tempts and tantalizes...this narrative has enough twists and turns to satisfy a mystery lover, and the characters are endearing."
TUCSON, Ariz. (MMD Newswire)
"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. But does it have a happy ending? You are going to have to tune into The Balancing Act to find out."
"The story is pure imagination based on an unforgettable memory," Bennis says. "Similar to the novel, I met a special young woman when I was in London to pick up my car in June 1964. That recollection provided the inspiration for the story, although the real life romance never progressed beyond London."
Nicole's Rules of Engagement