Sunday, February 3, 2019

Book Tour and Giveaway: The Cassie Tam Files by Matt Doyle

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The Cassie Tam Files Book 1
by
Matt Doyle

Genre:
SciFi, Crime Noir, Clean Lesfic
When PI Cassie Tam is hired to investigate the death of a local virtual reality junkie, she thinks it will be easy money. In New Hopeland, VR junkies die every day, and the local PD already declared it an accidental overdose on synthetic stimulants. But the more she digs, the more that things don’t add up.

To make things even more complicated, her client, the deceased’s sister Lori, is a Tech Shifter – someone who uses a metal exoskeleton to roleplay as an animal – and Cassie has always been wary of that community. That wouldn’t be a problem if Lori wasn’t fast becoming the first person she’s been genuinely attracted to since splitting with her ex.

Easy money, huh? Yeah, right.

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Book Trailer:
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The Fox, The Dog and The King
The Cassie Tam Files Book 2
When PI Cassie Tam and her girlfriend Lori try to make up for their recent busy schedules with a night out at the theatre to watch the Tech Shift performer Kitsune, the last thing they expected was for Cassie to get a job offer. But some people are never off the clock, and by the end of the evening, Cassie has been drawn into a mundane but highly paid missing pet case. Unfortunately, in New Hopeland City, even something as simple as little lost dog can lead you down some dark paths.

Until now, Cassie wasn’t aware that there even was a rabbit hole, let alone how far down it goes.

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LV48
The Cassie Tam Files Book 3
New Hopeland City may be the birthplace of Tech Shifter gear, but it isn’t the only place that likes to blend technology with folklore. Now, a new nightmare is stalking the streets…

When PI Cassie Tam is attacked on the way home one night, she expects the police to get involved. What she doesn’t expect is to be forced into acting as bait to lure out a lunatic in a tech-suit that’s literally out for blood. But past actions have consequences, and doing so may be the only way she can get a clean slate from the city’s law makers.

If only that didn’t mean having to face down a wannabe vampire.

Matt Doyle is a speculative fiction author from the UK and identifies as pansexual and genderfluid. Matt has spent a great deal of time chasing dreams, a habit which has led to success in a great number of fields. To date, this has included spending ten years as a professional wrestler, completing a range of cosplay projects, and publishing multiple works of fiction.

These days, Matt can be found working on multiple novels and stories, blogging about pop culture, and plotting and planning far too many projects.

Is Silence Golden?
by Matt Doyle


Writers tend to fall broadly into two categories: those that need silence to write, and those that prefer to have some background noise. Me personally, I fall into the ‘needs noise’ category. See, I’ve tried to write in silence, but it just doesn’t work. Why? Because I’m easily distracted.

That probably sounds a little odd, right? I’m easily distracted, yet I need an auditory distraction to write. Here’s the thing though. My mind is naturally very busy. Whether I’m writing, cooking, cleaning, or pretty much anything else, it tends to wander. It’s like I can’t help but look for distractions no matter what I’m doing. So, when I tried writing in silence, I found that I’d manage a few lines, then start looking around the room and listening out for things going on outside. Then I’d get back to it, and after a few more lines, I’d start thinking about something completely unrelated. It was absolutely maddening.

Then I discovered how useful music was for me. With music playing in the background, my mind has a pre-made distraction running to focus on. With that in place, the worse that happens is that I end up acknowledging that music is playing and just carry on. That I can pick playlists of songs that fit with the feel of the scene that I’m writing is a great help too as it gets me into the right mood for the action on the page.

Now, this rarely works if the music is playing on the TV. Sometimes, if it’s a live performance that’s fairly stripped down, it won’t matter. If it’s a big show or a music video though, I get drawn to the visuals. As such, I tend to play the music in the background on the laptop, as the only visuals in front of me is then the slowly growing pile of words in front of me.

So there we go. I get distracted far too easily, so need to set up a singular distraction to distract me from getting distracted by other distractions, or I can’t write. Nothing like keeping it simple, eh?
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43 comments:

  1. The cover art seems appropriate for the book. Good job.

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  2. Love this cover can't wait to read this book.

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    1. Please do, and feel free to leave a review wherever you cann too :)

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  3. Cool, exciting covers! Sounds like a great SciFi series :-)

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    1. Thank you. Sci-Fi is my usual genre, so it's great to hear that.

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    1. Thank you. Please, feel free to check them out.

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    1. Awesome, that's actually been the msot divisive cover so far, so i'm glad to hear that.

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  6. the book cover looks nice, and the book sounds interesting.

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  7. I like the cover. Cassie Tam sounds like an amazing character.

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    1. Thank you. She's great fun. So old school in her sensibilities, but she fits with the modern setting, I think.

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    1. Thank you. Please, feel free to check them out.

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    1. Thank you, NineStar Press do a great job with covers in general, I find.

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  10. Fantastic cover. I wish I could design something like that. Congrats

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    1. Thank you, me too. Natasha Snow did the covers, and she really did a great job IMO.

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  11. I like the covers-thanks for the giveaway

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  12. The cover looks great! Thanks for sharing x

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    1. Thank you kindly. I've lvoed seeing the covers come together.

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  13. I like the covers, particularly L4V8.

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    1. Thank you. LV48 does seem to the msot popular one for covers so far.

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  14. Thanks for the great giveaway!
    The book looks like an amazing read!

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  15. I like the covers! The Fox, The Dog and The King is my favorite.

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  16. Thank you Julie, that one is a popular one :)

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  17. I love the Sci Fi looks of the covers .

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