Friday, February 15, 2019

Virtual Book Tour and Giveaway: My Darkest Prayer by S.A. Cosby

Welcome to my stop on the virtual book tour for My Darkest Prayer by S.A. Cosby. This book tour was organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. On my stop, I have a great guest post for you as well as a fantastic excerpt for you. There's also a tour wide giveaway. Be sure to check out the rest of the stops on the tour here for more excerpts, guest posts, interviews, reviews, and more. Enjoy!
Title: My Darkest Prayer
Author: S.A. Cosby
Genre: Mystery, Suspense, Crime
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Whether it's working at his cousin's funeral home or tossing around the local riff raff at his favorite bar, Nathan Waymaker is a man who knows how to handle the bodies. A former Marine and Sheriff's deputy, Nathan has built a reputation in his small Southern town as a man who can help when all other avenues have been exhausted. When a local minister with grandiose ambitions is found dead, Nathan is approached by his parishioners who feel the local police are dragging their feet with the investigation. What starts out as an easy payday soon descends into a maze of mayhem filled with wannabe gangsters, vicious crime lords, porn stars, crooked police officers and a particularly treacherous preacher and his mysterious wife. Nathan must use all his varied skills and some of his wit to navigate the murky waters of small town corruption even as dark secrets of his own threaten to come to the surface.

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Excerpt:
The Cove had once been a small biker bar with a clientele that ranged from convicted felons to soon to be convicted felons. Two years ago, the owner, Ricky Callipher, and his girlfriend had disappeared. The last time anyone ever saw them was after the bar closed one hot and sticky Friday night in June. They had been observed at the gas station at the corner of Rt.198 and Rt.14. Most people thought they had run out of town ahead of debts. Both legal and otherwise. Word on the street was they had run afoul of some boys who went by the regionally influenced sobriquet of the “Dixie Mafia.” The local grapevine postulated they would show up one day after the heat had died down. I didn’t think so. A week before Ricky and his lady had gone missing I ran into my friend Skunk in town. I knew Skunk sometimes did some freelance work for the Dixie boys. If they had sent Skunk after Ricky, you could probably cancel Ricky’s newspaper subscription.
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About the Author:
S.A. Cosby is a writer whose work has been published in numerous magazine and anthologies. His story "Slant-Six" received an honorable mention in Best Mystery Stories of 2016. His life experiences include being a retail manager, a bouncer, a forklift driver, a landscaper, a roadie, a construction worker, a mortuary attendant, and he once wore a cow suit when he worked for Chik Fil-A. He majored in English at Christopher Newport University and now lives in Gloucester, Virginia.

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Guest post:
What scares you the most or makes you the happiest about writing?

I think the thing that frightens me the most about writing is the idea that I won’t be able to translate the image, themes and atmosphere in my head to the printed page. That terror drives me to make sure my writing is as accessible as possible while still creating imagery and metaphors and motifs that are considered interesting and intriguing. I write cinematically. I see the scenes in my head. My hope is that those images pop in your mind as you experience my writing. But I’ll be honest. Sometimes I lay awake at night afraid I’ve failed in that endeavor. The thing that makes me happiest about writing is creating a world where I can express a panoply of feelings and ideas. I love getting into the heads of my characters and seeing what lives there. To me writing is akin to playing music. When i catch the rhythm and can feel the melody of the story I’m in the happiest place on earth. No disrespect to Disneyland but there is nothing better than that moment when the story starts to rattle and hum like a 450 engine. It’s the one thing I have always felt I was good at. tt makes me feel whole. I know it’s a cliché to say i would do if for free but I’ve done it for free. I just love telling stories.
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Giveaway:
S. A. Cosby will be awarding a $25 Amazon or Barnes and Noble gift card to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter after the tour. To increase your chance of winning, be sure to leave a comment at a different tour stop each day. You can find a list of participating blogs here. Good luck!
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24 comments:

  1. Great post and I appreciate getting to find out about another great book. Thanks for all you do and for the hard work you put into this. Greatly appreciated!

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  2. How long did it take you to write your book? Bernie Wallace BWallace1980(at)hotmail(d0t)com

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  3. I enjoyed the excerpt, thank you.

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  4. Happy Friday, thanks for sharing the great post :)

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  5. Interesting cover, thanks for the chance!

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  6. Intriguing. I read am interested in reading this book

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  7. Do you enjoy meeting fans of your writing?

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    1. I love it! It's such a thrill knowing someone enjoys my work

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  8. Where do you get your ideas for your stories.

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    1. Mostly I draw on my own life and the people I grew up with. But sometimes a news article will spark my muse or I'll just have an idea jump in my head and not let go

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  9. This looks like a really interesting read!

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  10. When did you first begin writing?

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  11. Wonderful!!! Another new book on my list!!

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  12. What kind of music to you listen to while writing your stories? Do you have the story first and then try to fit characters in or do you start with the characters and let them tell the tale?

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  13. This sounds like a great read.

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  14. Great cover this sounds like a great read thanks for the chance.

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