Friday, May 6, 2022

Blurb Blitz and Giveaway: The Group by Kevin R. Doyle

Welcome to my stop on the blurb blitz for The Group by Kevin R. Doyle. This blitz was organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. On my stop, I have an excerpt from the book as well as the blitz wide giveaway for a chance to win a $10 Amazon or Barnes & Noble gift card. Be sure to visit the other stops on the blitz for more content. Enjoy!
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Title: The Group
Author: Kevin R. Doyle
Publication Date: August 16th 2021
Print Length: 268 pages
Genre: Contemporary Mystery
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Sure, Ron Green had made a mistake, but it wasn't one that millions of other guys hadn't made before him. And maybe he deserved some sort of punishment, like his wife leaving him or his kids hating his guts. But this? Being the main suspect in a single murder was bad enough, but at the same time knowing he was a potential victim of a serial killer was even worse. However, before Green could convince the cops of his innocence, he first had to convince them the serial killer actually existed, and at the moment they weren't believing a thing he said.

**The eBook will be $0.99 during this tour.**

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EXCERPT:
Ron wondered, briefly, just how much they really knew. He’d kept his e-mails and phone calls to Diane to a minimum, and had made sure they never had their picture taken together.

“Professor Green?” The woman interrupted his thoughts.

“Do I need a lawyer?” He directed his question towards the woman, Detective Lipscomb.

“Not as far as we’re concerned. We’re in the earliest stages of the investigation, naturally, and we just need some background information.”

“How did you get my name?”

“Hey, buddy,”—this from the guy at the door—”We’re the ones who’re supposed to be asking the questions, and you’re supposed to be—”

“Jack, he asked a legitimate question. Mr. Green,” Lipscomb said, “what was your relationship with Miss Brewster?”

“None, lately,” Ron said.

“But in the past?”

“In the past we–hell, you have to know all this anyway. We were lovers.”

“Are you married, Mr. Green?”

“Yes,” he responded, looking at the female detective.

“How long?” The guy. Ron looked his way.

“Eight years.”

“This your first affair?” The woman.

“I really don’t see how that’s any of—”

“It is our business,” said Hollis. “You want to answer or you want to get a lawyer?”

“Do I need one?” Ron felt as though on some sort of eternal merry-go-round, always returning to the same starting point.

“You’re not a suspect.” The man.

An unspoken “yet” seemed to hang in the air between the three of them.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
A high-school teacher, former college instructor and fiction writer, Kevin R. Doyle is the author of numerous short horror stories. He’s also written three crime thrillers, The Group, When You Have to Go There, and And the Devil Walks Away and one horror novel, The Litter. Recently, he’s begun working on the Sam Quinton private eye series. The first Quinton book, Squatter’s Rights, was nominated for the 2021 Shamus award as Best First PI Novel. The second book, Heel Turn, was released in March of 2021, while the third in the series, Double Frame, came out in March of 2022.

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GIVEAWAY:
Kevin R. Doyle will be awarding a $10 Amazon or Barnes & Noble gift card to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter. Good luck!

(All the Ups and Downs is not responsible for this giveaway, its entries, or the prize. Goddess Fish Promotions and the author assume all responsibility over this giveaway.)

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71 comments:

  1. Good morning and thanks for hosting my book. I'm off to work for the day but will check back in this evening to answer any questions or comments.

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  2. I liked the excerpt, thank you.

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  3. I really like the excerpt and the cover.

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  4. this sounds like an exciting book, congrats on the release

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    1. Thanks, but it's not a new release. The book has been out for a while and spawned two sequels, so I'm looking to ramp up a round two.

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  5. Luv finding new interesting books / authors, Thank you

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  6. This sounds interesting. I enjoy reading mysteries.

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    1. Susan,
      Hopefully it lives up to expectations.

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  7. Do you have any advice for new writers?

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

    abfantom at yahoo dot com

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  9. An intriguing synopsis and excerpt, The Group sounds like a thrilling read. Thank you for sharing the author's bio and book details

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    1. Although upon initial writing I didn't intend it as such, Group ended up being the first of a three-part series. Definitely not what I originally had in mind.

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  10. This sounds like a good mystery.

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  11. Do you have a secret addiction?

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  12. The book sounds very intriguing. Love the cover!

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  13. I hope you have a great night

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  14. I am always ready for a good mystery!
    Thank you for sharing this.

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  15. What was your favourite vacation?

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

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  17. I hope you had a great day!

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    1. Abbie,
      It was my last day with seniors in class, meaning my work load is about to drop quite a bit. I call that a good day.

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  18. Do you reward yourself with something special when finishing a book?

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    1. Barbara,
      My usual reward is a week or so of non-writing stuff, but it depends on the time of year. If I finish a book during the school year, there's not a lot of time to reward myself. If I wrap one up during the summer, I may take a week or so of random road trip to clear my head.

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  19. Did you get a lot of encouragement when you decided to become an author?

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    1. Barbara,
      Oh heck no. My dad just shook his head, and my mom didn't want me to tell anyone. That kind of changed when I started getting published.

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  20. Where do you like to shop the most?

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  21. Have you ever started a book that you decided not to finish?

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  22. Most positive thing about writing and most negative thing about writing -- what are they?

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  23. What part of the book was the most fun to write?

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  24. What helps you during a writing slump?

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  25. I hope Ron can convince the police that there is a serial killer. Sounds like a great story.

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  26. Where do you live, and what's something fun to do there?

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  27. Do you do anything special to treat yourself after finishing a book?

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  28. Where would be your ideal vacation destination?

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  29. I so enjoyed reading the excerpt- well done!

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  30. The Group by author Kevin R. Doyle seems like a great contemporary mystery that will really grab readers.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  31. When you go to your happy place, where is it?

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  32. Do you have a favorite author and/or genre?

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  33. When you were a child, did you have some favorite book genres or authors?

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  34. Do you have a favorite place to write?

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  35. Do you have a favorite place to write?

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  36. How do you "flesh out" your characters?

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  37. When you were a child, did you have a favorite author?

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  38. Do you have any tattoos or piercings?

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  39. This book sound like a good book to read!

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  40. Did you have any writing schooling?

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  41. Congratulations on the book and thank you for the contest.

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  42. The Group sounds like a book that will be an exciting read.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  43. what do you like to read

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  44. I hope you have a great weekend!

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