Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Virtual Book Tour and Giveaway: Beverly Hills Torture (An Erin Kingsly Novel #2) by R.W. Buxton

Welcome to my stop on the virtual book tour for Beverly Hills Torture by R.W. Buxton. This tour was organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. On my stop, I have an excerpt as well as a highly interesting guest post from the author. There's also a tour wide giveaway for a chance to win a $10 Amazon or Barnes & Noble gift card. Be sure to check out the other stops on the tour for more content. Enjoy!
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Title: Beverly Hills Torture
Series: An Erin Kingsly Novel #2
Author: R.W. Buxton
Publication Date: March 18th 2020
Print Length: 210 pages
Genres: Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Romance
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A frantic middle of the night call jolts Gerry from his quiet, but lonely life, back into a world fraught with dangerous creatures of the night. Erin's frenzied call leads Gerry across the country where he finds himself immersed in the luxuries of Beverly Hills and the seedier side of the Hollywood strip.

Sadness and longing grip him as he finds a blood-spattered room and Erin is nowhere to be found.

Alone in a strange city with nothing to go on can Gerry find and save Erin? Or is this the end of something never meant to be?

Her past has caught up with her and he's her only hope.

With a group of trusted friends Gerry takes on the impossible and gives everything to save Erin.

Beverly Hills Torture is the second novel in the Erin Kingsly series. Be sure to check out Capital Thirst.

**The eBook is only $0.99!**

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EXCERPT:
Darkness was everywhere. Erin wasn’t even certain if her eyes were open or closed. The blackness was complete. She blinked, but it made no difference, the blackness encompassed her. She chose to leave her eyes closed and concentrated on her other senses. The air felt cool against her skin. It smelled dank and musty. No sounds reached her ears. Total silence enveloped her.

Her arms were numb, fastened above her head with heavy clasps that scorched her wrists where they touched her skin. She could tell her arms were spread wide. Her legs were spread as well. Heavy clasps dug into the flesh of her ankles as the weight of her body pushed down against them. She formed an X pinned against something hard and unyielding. Her head was all she could move. But only side to side. Her hair hung matted across her face plastered to her skin with dried blood. Even the small effort of trying to shake her head exhausted her. There seemed to be no way to free herself.

“Where am I?” she wondered aloud. “How long have I been here?” Her voice sounded raspy and alien even to her own ears. Pain radiated down her arms and up her legs into the core of her body. The pain shattered her thoughts like splinters that flew in a million pieces. She knew the clasps that held her in place were silver. The burning and excruciating pain were enough that she knew. Why? Silver to vampires could be deadly. They only used it on the worst of her kind. When she was a newly created vampire, she heard stories of its use but knew enough to stay away from it. This was the first time she experienced its power. It wasn’t just the pain where it touched her skin. The silver felt like a poison that flowed through her body. It clouded her mind. Pain spread everywhere. Surely death would be better.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
I love a good paranormal read, something about the un-dead haunts the fringes of my mind. Mix in romance, love, loss, and you have a great story.

I voraciously read everything, fiction, and non-fiction but always find myself turning back to the darker stories. I’ve always wanted to write and the dream became a reality with Capital Thirst, and the remainder of the Erin Kingsly novels.

I spend most of my days designing and building websites, but my free time is devoted to my wife, family, and cats. Yes three grown children and three cats. Things can be hectic.

For fun you might find me driving winding roads with the top down or out photographing nature.

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GUEST POST:
- If you could be any type of paranormal creature, what would you be and why?

I will look at this upside down. What paranormal creature wouldn’t I be? Let’s eliminate those to get to the answer.

Let’s start with one of the most popular, shifters. Wolves, bears and dragons. To wield the powers of a beast, at will is amazing, but the reality is there are limitations. While there may be volumes of cryptozoology that delve into this, my feeling is in the animal form you would lose much of the to rationalize, you become out of control capable only of the base animal desire. Something angers you and suddenly you transform into a wild animal. What’s the only instinct a scared or angry animal has? To kill. Maybe in the human form they can plot or manipulate others, but anyone can do that. As the animal the only option is to kill. Besides, most don’t have opposable thumbs, and what can you really do without thumbs?

Demons are another supernatural group that I put into the same category, although higher demons are cunning and can warp others to do their bidding there are still disadvantages. If you believe in hell, being bound to it is just one limitation. Not only that, but demons are the servants of Satan. He’s the one pulling the strings. Even the most powerful that maybe have their own agenda, if they go too far still have to answer.

Demons bring me to ghosts. Although in literature they rarely appear as a protagonist although sometimes they are the antagonists I’m not sure this is where I would want to be. Sure some can assume corporeal form, but only for brief periods. A life of loneliness and separation from others seems sad.

Now that I’m out of the categories I would never consider what are some that I might? Well, the first would be the fae or fairy folk. This is a huge category with hundreds of forms and varieties. But if you are fae, living in the mortal realm, you are cut off from your family and friends. Maybe an outcast, or maybe on some dangerous mission. Torn between two worlds. Even stranger in the fae world, you’re really not supernatural anymore, instead you’re just like everyone else.

Witches and warlocks look good, I could settle here. Even simple charms are cool. The ability to start a fire with your mind, move objects at will. Maybe curse your enemies and watch them suffer. Dabble in the darker arts and achieve immortality. With the right knowledge, anything is possible. But without the right knowledge, without that right spell would you be able to delve deep enough into yourself to save what matters most to you? Or would it be lost because you didn’t have the knowledge to control your craft? Although just to change that kid in the third grade that picked on me into a toad might be worth it.

I’m sure I’ve missed many paranormal creatures in my less than exhaustive list, but this brings me to what I would be, a vampire. There’s no secret about why I chose a vampire as my protagonist in Capital Thirst or Beverly Hills Torture. You can live for thousands of years. You have opposable thumbs. You’re fast, strong, can read the minds of others and can make them do your bidding. When necessary you can blend in with the rest of the masses or wreak terror among them. There is the drawback of the human blood thing and since I pass out at the sight of blood, that might be a problem.
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GIVEAWAY:
R.W. Buxton will be awarding a $10 Amazon or Barnes & Noble gift card to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter after the tour. To increase your chance of winning, leave a comment at a different stop on the tour each day. Good luck!
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49 comments:

  1. Thank you so much for hosting me today and putting a spotlight on Beverly Hills Torture.

    I'm looking forward to today's interactions.

    RW Buxton

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  2. I liked the blurb and excerpt. It sounds like a really interesting book. Thank you for sharing.

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    1. Thank you Diana. This is the second book in the series, but of course can be read standalone. There is plenty of action and lots of vampires to keep things exciting.

      RW Buxton

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    1. To my favorite ladies at Goddess Fish, thank you so much for organizing this.

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    1. Rita,

      I appreciate your kind words. I hope you have a chance to read it.

      RW Buxton

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    1. Sherry,

      Thanks for taking the time to stop by.

      RW Buxton

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  6. Thank you so much for the opportunity to win! It sounds like a really awesome book.

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    1. Sandy,

      Good luck and thanks for stopping by to read about Beverly Hills Torture.

      RW Buxton

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  7. Sounds like a very exciting read from the excerpt! Sounds like something that would be right up my alley! Thanks for giving us just a little taste!

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    1. Sarah,

      Thank you for the kind words. If you get a chance to read it I certainly hope you enjoy it.

      RW Buxton

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    1. Marisela,

      Thank you. I wish I could take credit for it, but the artist is Fiona Jayde.

      RW Buxton

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  9. Love the cover ! Cant wait to read

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    1. Thanks for the compliment on the cover. I hope you get a chance to read and enjoy it as much as I think you will. If you do, feel free to drop me a note and let me know what you think.

      RW Buxton

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  10. What do you most enjoy about writing?

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    1. Caryl,

      To be honest the whole process up to editing and revising is an absolute blast. I love coming up with the ideas for the story, and filling in all the action and details. The research that goes into locations and the things that the characters do is always fascinating. Then when I actually sit down and write at the end of the day I love to sit back and see how all those ideas have come to life.

      Even though I said I'm not a fan of the revision/rewrite process there are fun parts to that. I'll come across something that needs to be explored more or details that I need to add. It's just exciting to see the story come to life.

      I can't deny though that when someone reads one of my books and says that was great. That's the cherry on top of the sundae. All the work and effort have come together and given someone else something to enjoy.

      RW Buxton

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    1. Wendy,

      Thank you so much. It's always so exciting to get to the end and be able to share it with the world.

      RW Buxton

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  12. I loved the excerpt! Thanks for sharing it.

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    1. Judy,

      Thanks for taking the time to stop by and read it. I'm glad you enjoyed it. If you find yourself reading the whole thing, let me know what you think.

      RW Buxton

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  13. I like the cover. It has very nice artwork.

    abfantom at yahoo dot com

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    1. Ann,

      Thanks for stopping by and checking out Beverly Hills Torture.

      RW Buxton

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  14. nice book cover and the book sounds interesting. :)

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  15. great excerpt and it sounds like a good one

    sherry @ fundinmental

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  16. I haven't read the first book in this series yet. This sounds like a great read so I need to catch up

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  17. Looking forward to getting my hands on this one! Thank you!

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  18. Looks amazing! Thanks for sharing!

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  19. Thanks so much for sharing a book description and giveaway also. Sounds great!

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  20. Thanks so much for the opportunity to win! And thanks for sharing your book. I always enjoy getting a peak at at new book

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  21. Love paranormal anything! This sounds like a great read

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  22. Ooh, I love paranormal romances! The cover is also pretty with the blue highlights.

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  23. Beautiful cover! This book sounds like one that would hold me til the very end!!

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  24. sounds like a fun one

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  25. I loved the interview. Very interesting answers.

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  26. I do love this cover!!! I would love to have this one on my bookshelf!

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  27. The cover looks really nice and this sounds like a very interesting book!

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  28. This sounds like a very interesting book. I'm looking forwatd to reading it.

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