My latest Ray Irish book is available for pre-order and will release on June 1. Here’s the marketing blurb:
He’s a hard-boiled private detective with no clients and a crazy landlady looking for his overdue rent. After a young gunman walks into his office, telling him to lay off of a case he’s not involved with, Ray soon finds himself in the middle of murder, deceit, and deception. Brought in to investigate a fiendish killing, which leads to another, the shamus tries to sort out the sinister motive. Paintings with eerie depictions of the murders hang near the bodies, and the police believe it’s the work of a madman.
But that’s not the worst part. Irish lets Orella, his new client, get kidnapped. Feeling like a juggler on a high wire act, Ray struggles to find his client who stole a valuable ring at the same time he seeks the real purpose behind two wealthy cousins hiring him to retrieve the same ring. In his search, Ray descends into the late 1940s world of narcotic pushers and users.
As the pressure from the two cases takes their toll, Ray rekindles his relationship with Samantha Carter, considered by the police to be a suspect in the murders. She brings out buried emotions that are as difficult to manage as his business relationship with his mercenary partner, Cat Bennett. It doesn’t help that nightmares and ghosts invade his sleep, reminding him of unfinished business.
The atmosphere around Oyster City grows black with each passing day as Ray discovers his friends have similar supernatural dreams. The tarot cards of the Shadows foreshadow their evil presence as they continue bloody and violent rituals. While the citizens go about their daily lives, little do they understand that a dark period of history is about to return to a terrifying climax.
The 2nd book of the series will be coming soon. We have a new cover to reveal today. I can also reveal the new book has more twists and turns as Ray Irish tries to tackle two cases of murder and kidnapping at the same time. Expect the book to come out in ebook format sometime in mid-May 2018.
First, Goodreads is having a Mystery Thiller Week according to their blog. Sense I’m moving heavily into the genre, I thought I would take a look. Lots of interesting books in the list and, of course, too many to read given the lack of spare time. You should add your thoughts and ideas to their blog.
Third, Blogger/Author Kristen Lamb has an interesting take on branding and useful ideas for your own development as an author. Take a look.
Which leads to my own marketing.
My YA book Beowulf: Curse of the Dreygurs is scheduled as a promotion on April 12th, 2018 on Bargain Booksy. If you haven’t subscribed to their emails, I recommend them even when I’m not promoting my own stories.
By the way the Beowulf book will be only 99 cents that day only. Pick up a copy if you like fantasy and myths based upon one of the greatest heroes of the past.
Just like normal, I’ve focused on my latest story and forgotten to keep this site up-to-date. But my latest murder mystery, A Shot of Irish, is now in final edits and should be available around August. As the details about the cover and marketing efforts get closer, I’ll be posting additional information here and on my twitter account. I will be putting the first chapter on Wattspad soon as well.