Monday, December 30, 2019

Virtual Book Tour and Giveaway: The Wrong Kind (Hannibal Jones Mystery #1) by Austin S. Camacho

Welcome to my stop on the virtual book tour for The Wrong Kind by Austin S. Camacho. This tour was organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. On my stop, I have an excerpt for you as well as a guest post about scary situations. Be sure to enter the tour wide giveaway for a chance to win a $25 Amazon or Barnes & Noble gift card. Check out the other stops on the book tour for more excerpts, guest posts, interviews, reviews, and more. Enjoy!
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Title: The Wrong Kind
Series: Hannibal Jones Mystery #1
Author: Austin S. Camacho
Publisher: Intrigue Publishing LLC
Publication Date: December 1st 2019
Print Length: 255 pages
Genre: Contemporary Mystery
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A distraught woman hires private investigator Hannibal Jones to track down her daughter who has run away, trying to escape the homeless shelter life her mother has come to accept. When Hannibal finds Connie Blanco she is entwined in a gang war and somehow connected to a murder. The corpse is barely cold before a second murder follows and Hannibal finds himself entangled in a complex plot revolving around stolen drugs…but who is the mastermind of this twisted scheme?

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EXCERPT:
“If you take my advice you’ll go back up to Charles County and look in on your mama. It might not matter to you but it will make her feel a lot better.” He stood, leaned forward and offered a hand to help her to her feet.

And then the lights went out.

Hannibal spun in the sudden darkness, one hand snatching his Oakleys off his face while the other darted under his suit jacket reaching for his weapon. Before his fingers could manage to grip the gun his head exploded with pain.

The impact staggered him. The left rear corner of his head. With luck that might be enough of a clue. He whipped his left fist around and back. He hit nothing but air. Then an arm wrapped around his neck. Another arm went under his right arm and he felt the hand at the back of his head. He knew the hold, not a choke in the classic sense, but what television wrestlers called a sleeper hold, cutting off the blood flow in both his carotid artery and jugular vein. He could breathe fine but with no blood going to his brain it didn’t matter. He felt a deeper darkness moving in and his balance deserted him. The arms suddenly came away. Something crashed into his knees. Most likely the floor. His arms were unresponsive, and it felt like he was falling forward. He took a deep breath because he knew the next part was really going to hurt.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Austin S. Camacho is the author of seven novels about Washington DC-based private eye Hannibal Jones, five in the Stark and O’Brien international adventure-thriller series, and the detective novel, Beyond Blue. His short stories have been featured in several anthologies including Dying in a Winter Wonderland – an Independent Mystery Booksellers Association Top Ten Bestseller for 2008. He is featured in the Edgar nominated African American Mystery Writers: A Historical and Thematic Study by Frankie Y. Bailey. Camacho is also editorial director for Intrigue Publishing, a Maryland small press.

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GUEST POST:
Have you ever found yourself in a scary situation? What happened?
I’ve actually been in a lot of scary situations. Our house burned down when I was in junior high school. A car hit me and totaled my car. An earthquake shook the building I worked in. But the most frightening was probably during the first Gulf War.

I was a broadcast journalist in the Army. In 1990 I was stationed in Belgium running a military radio station for the Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE.) Once hostilities broke out in The Gulf many of us were sent to the front to report the news to our military audience.

I was stationed with a Patriot Missile unit ion the outskirts of Tel Aviv, Israel for a while. The unit was there to defend our ally from Iraqi attack. I made news stories about these men as they set up and manned missile launchers.

One night an alert yanked us out of our tents. The enemy had launch scud missiles at Tel Aviv. We were pretty much standing on ground zero of the missile attack. The soldiers moved with impressive precision, and I grabbed my video camera to capture the activity. Standing amidst the launchers I was totally involved with capturing high-quality video, with my partner handling lighting. Then we saw glowing missiles in the sky. Our team launched Patriots in response. I raised my sights and through my lens I watched Patriot missiles leave the ground and intercept scud missiles overhead. Those explosions in the night sky made for spectacular video.

Through the view finder, events can come to feel like you’re watching a movie. It was only after the first couple of hits that I realized that those enemy missiles were falling toward ME. If even one of those scuds got through the Patriot Missile barrage my fellow soldiers and I would be vaporized. Luckily for us, the missile team was highly skilled. Not one enemy missile got through and I was able to produce a couple of pretty nice video news stories.
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GIVEAWAY:
Austin S. Camacho will be awarding a $25 Amazon or Barnes & Noble gift card to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter after the tour. To increase your chance of winning, follow the tour, and leave a comment at a different stop each day. Good luck!
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36 comments:

  1. My family loves reading so hearing about another great book I appreciate. Thanks for sharing and also for the giveaway.

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  2. I like how the title is laid out on the cover. It really stands out. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  3. Thanks for hosting me, and asking an intriguing question that was fun to answer!

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  4. I love a good mystery and this sounds like it will be a great book.

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  5. Mysteries are one of my favorites! This book sounds great!

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  6. Thank you for sharing! Sounds awesome!

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  7. I like the cover. It is unique and interesting.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  8. How many books do you write in a year?

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  9. This sounds so good! I can’t wait to grab a copy and read!

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  10. The book sounds interesting, thanks.

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  11. I like finding new mystery series.

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  12. Looks like an interesting book.
    Thanks for the contest. 

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  13. How did you come up with the title of the book?

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  14. What a clever title. It makes me want to read the book. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  15. This sounds so good thanks for sharing!

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  16. Sounds like a great book. I like the cover.

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  17. With a name like Hannibal Jones, it's got to be good, lol. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  18. This sounds like a great read. Thanks for sharing. Best wishes to the author on the newest release.

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  19. Great cover, thanks for the chance!

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  20. Hi there! Thought I had already left a comment..so gladmi checked back. So looking forward Tom reading! Thanks for the chance and an introduction to a new book!

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  21. What's your favourite Christmas carol?

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  22. This book sounds amazingly good!

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  23. Who do you think will win the Superbowl?

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