Otto Von Trapezoid and the Empress of Thieves by Jesse Baruffi #TGPUL

Posted February 3, 2017 by Shari in The Great Pick Up Line / 11 Comments

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Otto Von Trapezoid and the Empress of Thieves by Jesse Baruffi #TGPUL

The Great Pick Up Line

Welcome Jesse Baruffi as they share their Great Pick Up Line from
Otto Von Trapezoid and the Empress of Thieves.
Take it away Jesse!


“If I ever have to destroy the world, you’re the first person I’d warn.”

–Otto Von Trapezoid to Esmerelda Santa Monica


Otto Von Trapezoid and the Empress of Thieves by Jesse Baruffi

OTTO VON TRAPEZOID AND THE EMPRESS OF THIEVES is the story of two criminal masterminds who can conquer anything except their own feelings. Otto Von Trapezoid is a mad scientist who rules an army of robots from his orbital space station. Angry and grumpy, he sees no value in humanity except becoming their ruler. Esmerelda Santa Monica is the stylish self-proclaimed “Empress of Thieves,” who values her own legend and the thrill of the theft over actual wealth. Both live lonely lives, the desire to become the greatest villains of all time primarily on their minds

When the two meet in simultaneous attempts to blackmail the UN, their instincts are to attempt to kill one another, but soon they discover a mutual attraction that neither thought possible. Once they begin to pool their resources, the pair seems on track to become the most successful evil-doers of all time and set out to conquer the world itself. But what happens when their villainous natures emerge, and both realize there can only be one absolute ruler of Earth? Can either be satisfied with being second to another?

To make matters worse, they must deal with the protestations of Otto’s sidekick robot SCRAP, the meddling of their fellow villains, their families, and worst of all, heroic superspy Jake Indestructible is determined to bring them both down, once and for all.

Filled with robot dinosaurs, exploding dinner parties, and villainous poker games, OTTO VON TRAPEZOID AND THE EMPRESS OF THIEVES is a hilarious sci-fi comedy that will leave you falling in love with the bad guys!

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About Jesse Baruffi

Jesse Baruffi was born in a West Virginia college and quickly became the adorable dorm mascot of his parents’ alma mater. While other little boys dreamed of being astronauts and firemen, Jesse dreamed of creating stories, a curse which failed to subside, even in adulthood. He has been a teacher, tutor, caseworker, cat rescuer, filmmaker, and accidental kite-flying champion. He currently resides in Chattanooga, Tennessee with two demanding feline overlords.

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Shari is the Delighted Reader. Married to her Prince Charming and mother to two Princesses and one Prince. When she is not slaving away as Cinderella she loves to get lost in the pages of a good book. Never without a reading device and a few good paperback books, because she never knows when she might get 5 minutes to read!

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Sophia Rose
Sophia Rose
5 years ago

What a hoot! I love that they are both supervillains. This reminds me of some of the more campy ’60’s books and movies.

5 years ago

It looks different and well even the cover is! thanks for the post

Mary Kirkland
5 years ago

That sounds like a really interesting book.

Wickedly Delicious
5 years ago

Sounds good. Never read a sci-fi comedy before.

Otto Von Trapezoid
Otto Von Trapezoid
5 years ago

Hi Shari,

Thanks so much for featuring me on your blog. I hope you and your readers enjoy it as much as I enjoyed writing it.

Jesse Baruffi

Shari Delighted Read
Shari Delighted Read
5 years ago

Thank you for joining us Jesse! We are excite to share you book with our readers!

Erin H
Erin H
5 years ago

I really loved this book. It was hilarious and smart! The wordplay between the characters made me laugh to to point of tears rolling down my eyes. It’s a fantastic send up of the whole superhero genre.

Lily B
5 years ago

the cover is very different o.o for a moment I wasnt sure what this was gonna be about

5 years ago

This cover fooled me for a second, Shari, but the story sounds like a fun one! Totally loved your review. Hugs…

Melissa (Books and Things)

Sci-fi and comedy? Rooting for the bad guy? Okay, totally curious now. 🙂 Looks like a fun one!

Carole's Random Life
5 years ago

This sounds like fun! At least he plans to warn her before destroying the world.