Friday, April 23, 2021

Virtual Book Tour and Giveaway: Murderous Envy (The Veils of Parallel Times #1) by C.J. Carson

Welcome to my stop on the virtual book tour for Murderous Envy by C.J. Carson. This book tour was organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. On my stop, I have an excerpt from the book as well as a great guest post from the author. There's also the tour wide giveaway for a chance to win a $25 Amazon or Barnes & Noble gift card. Be sure to visit the other blogs participating in the book tour for more content. Enjoy!
Title: Murderous Envy
Series: The Veils of Parallel Times #1
Author: C.J. Carson
Publisher: Rustic Barn Publishing
Publication Date: March 1st 2021
Print Length: 237 pages
Genre: Paranormal Mystery
Allie Callahan had her whole life mapped out - run her family's marketing firm, make her first million, and get that next big contract. Destiny had another plan. After a catastrophic event forces her to rethink her life's path, Allie discovers that the heritage she's tried so hard to deny is about to lead her in an entirely new direction.

Unable to ignore her grandfather's Native American heritage, Allie embarks on a journey that will test her fortitude, strength, and courage, but it will also bring her the one thing she never dreamed possible - Love.

AFTER DROPPING CLAUDIA OFF AT HER HOUSE, I went directly home as it had been a long, but great day. I had taken the first step to relinquish some of my work to Tara, had a great meeting with Healthtech Pharmaceuticals, and, thanks to Claudia, I now had a date with Josh. Well, kind of.

As I pulled into my driveway, I noticed a long Hummer limo parked in front of a neighbor’s house a few doors down. The windows had a dark tint and, although I could not see through them, it was clear there were running lights lit on the top interior in the back of the car. Now that’s not something you see in this neighborhood, ever, I thought. I shook it off, used the remote to open the garage door, drove in the garage, and hit the remote to close the garage door.

Entering the house, I shut the light off in the garage as the sensor light lit the hallway. Dropping my keys in the dish on the desk, I noticed there were messages on the answering machine. Grabbing a glass of wine from the kitchen, I hit the play button to see who had called.

You have seven messages.

The first call was from, of course, my mother. “Hi, honey, just checking in. How are you? How was your first official day back to work? Call me. Love you!”

The next one was from Mark. “Allie, just got back from my business trip to New York and I just saw your email. You’re promoting Tara? Wow, what prompted that? I mean, I think it’s great, but you’re giving her the Healthtech account? Let’s talk in the morning.”

Message three was from Claudia. “Hey, girl, I had a great time tonight and, well, I hope you’re not too mad at me for inviting Josh over. I have to tell you; I am kind of excited. Can’t wait to see who he brings me for a non-date. See ya!”

The next few messages took me completely off guard and sent chills through my entire body.

Message four. “Well, I hope you had a great day today back at work.”

The next message. “Oh yes, and don’t get too used to it.”

Message six. “I almost forgot and couldn’t resist asking, did you get my gift at your back door?”

The next one was, “Oh yes, how are you?”

By the time I got to the last message, I was in a full panic. “Sorry, last message. I will be in touch again soon, both literally and figuratively.”
From a very early age CJ Carson has been inspired by a great story, but what has brought her to this juncture in her life and inspired her to put pen to paper are the many rich experiences and opportunities her life has put in her path.

Her love of learning and new adventures has afforded her opportunities to reinvent herself many times over.

While working in the medical field she became a licensed massage therapist, attending a number of classes to learn energy work. She then went on to become a Polarity Therapist and Reiki Therapist.

As an artist, she has explored many modalities that have taken her on many a journey.

Her acting has brought her into the world of theatre both on the stage and behind the scenes.

Painting introduced her to a group of artists that shared her passion of bringing a scene to canvas.

Her love of singing afforded her the opportunity to travel twice to Europe as a soloist with conductor Sonja Dahlgren Prior and a chorus out of Boston. Sonja, affectionately known as Sunny, inspired her to do something, she never dreamed possible.

But something CJ Carson has always wanted to do is write. As a young student in high school, she had a teacher who implored her to pursue a writing career, but life had other plans for her first.

Now she is finally introducing to the world her first published work, "Murderous Envy" from her trilogy, Veils of Parallel Times.

- Do you believe that heritage plays a big part in shaping who we are? Why or why not?

I believe that our heritage plays a big part in shaping who we are, both by birthright and conditioning.

Of course, our customs, family traditions influence us as we go through life and help to shape our beliefs, but given outside influences, they can be changed and modified. I do believe, however, that if we grow up in an environment outside of our family unit, as in the case of adoption or loss, we do inherit cellular memory that shapes us. An example, a child who never spent any time with their birth father or mother but still may have the same facial expressions or walk in the same manner. Or a grandchild that never knew a great-grandparent but behaved and has the mannerisms of them.
CJ Carson will be awarding a $25 Amazon or Barnes & Noble gift card to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter. Good luck!
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  1. Looks like an interesting book.
    Thanks for the contest. 

  2. C.J. Carson is a new author to me, but I look forward to reading this. I always love meeting new authors. Thanks to this blog for the introduction.

  3. I love a good paranormal mystery. Good work.

  4. Sounds like a great book. I like the cover and the excerpt.

  5. The excerpt is great. Sounds like a wonderful book.

  6. This sounds like a very good book.

  7. Paranormal Mystery - I would love this!
    Thank you for sharing the review.

  8. thanks this sounds like an amazing book

  9. This sounds like an interesting book and the cover has a beautiful artwork.

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  10. looks like a fun one

  11. What inspired you to write this story?

  12. This sounds like a quite unique book.

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  13. My daughter would enjoy this book

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

  15. A life journey to discover her heritage...sounds good!