Tuesday, March 2, 2021

NBtM Virtual Book Tour and Giveaway: Moscow Nights (An Erin Kingsly Novel #3) by R.W. Buxton

Welcome to my stop on the NBtM virtual book tour for Moscow Nights by R.W. Buxton. This book tour was organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. On my stop, I have an excerpt from the book as well as a fantastic guest post from the author. There's also a tour wide giveaway for a chance to win a $20 Amazon or Barnes & Noble gift card. Be sure to visit the other stops on the tour for more content. Enjoy!
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Title: Moscow Nights
Series: An Erin Kingsly Novel #3
Author: R.W. Buxton
Publication Date: October 9th 2020
Print Length: 214 pages
Genres: Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Romance
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Erin is desperate to save Gerry from shadowy forces that would do anything to prevent him from fulfilling the prophecy. But when she arrives, he’s with another woman and the worst thing is it’s Tina, his former partner at the FBI.

Can she convince him the threat is real, and not just to him, but Mary his young daughter.

Halfway around the world ominous figures hiding in the night plan the unthinkable and Gerry is the only one that can stop them. The threat is genuine but will he believe her? Will he believe in the prophecy?

Erin must face her own past, a past she thought was over. It opens old wounds that send her careening on a path of destruction. Can she overcome them in time to save Gerry or will she lose everything because of a deep-rooted hurt that can’t be healed?

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EXCERPT:
She pulled him closer, and he decided not to reply. Gerry glanced down at Erin. Even though her dark hair partially covered her face, he could still see emotions tug at her. There was more she hadn’t told him, but he didn’t pry.

Their walk ended as they climbed the stairs of the Bolshoi Theatre. It was more amazing than any building he could think of in the States. It rose with pillars and lights, lit for a gala event.

“Shall we go in?”

“Just a moment more. I want to spend a few more minutes with you.” Erin clasped her hands around his arms.

He looked down at her. The lines of worry were gone, replaced with a softness he had never seen in her. There was a kindness there. He found it hard to reconcile it with what she was. Without thinking, he leaned down and kissed her.

Erin stammered, “Wait here, and I’ll go to will call to pick up the tickets.”
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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:
- Do you believe in fate? Why or why not?
In general, I do believe in fate, in the sense that the decisions we make will lead to a certain outcome. But before I wrote this answer, I Googled definitions of fate and interestingly, there seem to be two completely different schools of thought when it comes to what fate is.

The first states that events are beyond your control and in the control of a supernatural power. While the second states, that things are caused by your general beliefs and they will just happen.

I find myself in the second camp. If there is a higher power, I doubt they have any interest in the day-to-day events of humans. But there is no doubt that our beliefs and actions will cause a specific outcome. Not every belief though can happen in the outcome you want. That isn’t realistic. But when the goals are realistic, I think your belief in them can control your own outcome.

So what about freedom of choice? Take, for example, when I was in high school I loved writing and wanted to make a career in it. Well, my ever practical parents were like if you are going to college, you are getting a degree in something you can make some money with. So I made a choice to pursue a BS in Information Systems.

Some ten years after graduation, I received a flyer in the mail from the local community college, flipped it open, and the first thing I saw was a class in creative writing. I honestly hadn’t much thought about writing in all those years. So I signed up. Then creative writing two, and then a poetry class. I spent the next few years writing short stories and bad poetry in my spare time. Before I knew it, I’d written my first novel. Capital Thirst.

So the question is, was it my fate to become a writer? What about my choice to pursue a career in software engineering? Can freedom of choice and fate work together? I certainly made a choice, but yet ended up doing what I felt I was meant to do. So maybe that really is fate. Who am I to say?

Or maybe we all live in an AI simulation that’s just a game for some crazy alien race. Makes you wonder if the Sims in Sim City were aware of their existence.
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GIVEAWAY:
R.W. Buxton will be awarding a $20 Amazon or Barnes & Noble gift card to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter. To improve your chance of winning, leave a comment at a different stop on the tour each day. Good luck!
a Rafflecopter giveaway

145 comments:

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

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    1. Thank you. If you enjoy urban fantasy, a little romance, and vampires it's just your thing.

      RW Buxton

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  2. Good morning to All the Ups and Downs and thank you for hosting me today. I will be stopping by throughout the day to respond to comments and questions.

    RW Buxton

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    1. Elena,

      Thank you. Hopefully you will get a chance to read it.

      RW Buxton

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    1. Thomas,

      I'm happy to hear you enjoyed it.

      RW Buxton

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    1. Thanks you. I'm trying to. It has been a challenge over the last year.

      RW Buxton

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  6. I enjoyed the excerpt. Thank you for the giveaway!

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    1. Debbi,

      You are very welcome. I hope you liked the excerpt enough to give the whole thing a try. ":)

      RW Buxton

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  7. I really enjoyed the post and think the book sounds good.

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    1. Sherry,

      Thank you. I'm glad you enjoyed the post. If you have a chance give the book a try. I think you will enjoy it.

      RW Buxton

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  8. Sounds like a good book. I like the cover.

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    1. Susan,

      I hope you enjoyed the excerpt and might someday get the chance to read the entire book. I wish I could take the credit for the cover art, but that is the work of Fiona Jade. I've worked with her on the covers of all three books and she is amazing.

      RW Buxton

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

    abfantom at yahoo dot com

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    1. Victoria,

      Thanks I've got to say think about Fate was a challenge.

      RW Buxton

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    1. Calvin,

      Thank you. This book was a joy to write and the plot is a great continuation of Erin and Gerry's story, and really completes both of their character arcs.

      RW Buxton

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  12. How long was the writing process?

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    1. Deborah,

      This was one of my faster efforts. I had the whole story plotted and outlined so when I sat down to write it the first draft took about two months. Then there were revisions, beta read, more revisions, first round of edits and then the final round of edits. So altogether about eight or nine months.

      RW Buxton

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    1. Dale,

      Thank you. I hope you will take a chance and give it a read. I think it's a fun and exciting story.

      RW Buxton

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  14. nice book cover and the book sounds interesting.

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    1. Deb,

      Thank you very much. I have to say I love the cover as well. Fiona Jade was the artist.

      RW Buxton

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  15. David HollingsworthMarch 3, 2021 at 12:39 AM

    The book sounds intriguing.

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    1. Dave,

      There is certainly intrigue in this book. I like to think vampires are capable of more than just killing. Creating a new world order after hundreds of years of plotting seems right up their alley to me.

      RW Buxton

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  16. I've loved reading all the comments so far. Please feel free to continue leaving them, but I may not be able to reply as quickly. I'm off to have surgery on my right arm this morning and not sure how much I'll be able to type after that. Certainly one finger is a challenge, not to mention using the mouse. But I will check back as soon as I can.

    RW Buxton

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  17. Great blog post- love finding new (to me) authors

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    1. Thank you for the comment. This was a fun post, although it did make me think a bit.

      RW Buxton

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  18. This story sounds very interesting. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Kim,

      Thank you. I hope you take a chance and give it a read.

      RW Buxton

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  19. I like the cover. Would love to see that whole building in the backdrop. I enjoyed reading the excerpt

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    1. I'm glad you liked the cover. The church in the background is Saint Basil the Blessed, located in Red Square, Moscow. It's amazing to see.

      RW Buxton

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  20. The excerpt is interesting. Thank you for sharing it.

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    1. Thank you for taking the time to read it and I'm happy you found it interesting.

      RW Buxton

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    1. Thank you. I worked with Fiona Jade, an amazing artist.

      RW Buxton

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    1. Thank you. I'm happy you enjoyed it.

      RW Buxton

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  23. this looks like a great read!

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    1. Thank you very much. I hope you get a chance to read it.

      RW Buxton

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  24. I love the cover and would really enjoy reading it too

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    1. Thanks. Even if I do say so myself, I think the cover is amazing. I hope you do have a chance to read it.

      RW Buxton

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  25. Nice cover. It sounds like a really interesting book. Thank you for sharing.

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    1. You are very welcome. I appreciate your kind words.

      RW Buxton

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  26. I love the cover. It sets the tone for the book.

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    1. Jeanna,

      Thank you. The cover does capture the tone of the book very well. I hope you get the chance to read it.

      RW Buxton

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  27. Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Romance - I could go for that now!
    And I like the sweet cover.
    Thank you for sharing the review.

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    1. Barbara,

      I agree. I think I could go for a little urban fantasy myself today. Thank you for your comments and I hope you take a chance and read it.

      RW Buxton

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  28. What's your advice for new writers?

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    1. Jamie,

      My advice is to start writing. You have to get that first draft done, and from there anything is possible. Try to write every day, but if you don't, don't beat yourself up about it. I also try not to let things like grammar, description or whatever else slow me down in getting the story out in that first draft. That's what second drafts and edits are for. It's just important to tell the story

      RW Buxton

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    1. Thank you. I hope you'll take a chance and read it. It's a good bit of vampire fun and intrigue. Oh yeah, and romance.

      RW Buxton

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    1. Certainly all my imperfections. According to my wife I have a lot.

      RW Buxton

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    1. You are very welcome. I hope you get the chance to read and enjoy it.

      RW Buxton

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  32. I like the cover would love to red the book too.

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  33. Hope you are enjoying your Sunday.

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  34. I think that the cover of your book is attractive and engaging.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  35. How do you figure out what to use for your covers?

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  36. Nice cover and it sounds like a really interesting book to read.

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  37. Nice cover and it sounds like a really interesting book to read.

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  38. Spooky cover ! Thanks for the giveaway, and best of luck with the book.

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  39. I think that the cover of your book is highly detailed and suspenseful in design and color.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  40. This sounds like a book that i would enjoy reading

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  41. What's your favourite writing snack?

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  42. It's time for me to try a new author.
    I like some variety.

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  43. What's your most wild meeting on the internet story?

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  44. Enjoy your Sunday - hope it is a day of rest for you!

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  45. This sounds like an interesting book and I also like the cover.

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  46. Do you ever use real life experiences for your books?

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  47. Any good April's Fools pranks? #GiveThanksNotPranks

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  48. Do you have certain times of the day to write or is it random?

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  49. This book looks like one that would keep me up reading past my bedtime!

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  50. How do you get ideas for your writing?

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  51. Do you have any swag for your book?

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  52. Beautiful day in MN - sunny with high of 66!

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  53. Appreciate these giveaways and book introductions.

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  54. HOPE YOU'RE ENJOYING YOUR WEEKEND!

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  55. Thank you for sharing the review for this great read!

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  63. Congrats on your writing success!

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  64. I like the cover and would enjoy reading this story too.

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  65. Hope you are enjoying your weekend.

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  67. Are some topics easier for you to write than others?

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  68. I think that I would enjoy reading this book.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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