Wednesday, May 4, 2022

Book Blast and Giveaway: The Litter by Kevin R. Doyle

Welcome to my stop on the book blast for The Litter by Kevin R. Doyle. This book blast was organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. On my stop, I have an excerpt from the book as well as the blast wide giveaway for a chance to win a $10 Amazon or Barnes & Noble gift card or an eBook of The Litter. Be sure to visit the other stops participating in the book blast for more content. Enjoy!
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Title: The Litter
Author: Kevin R. Doyle
Publication Date: February 13th 2015
Print Length: 294 pages
Genre: Horror
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They kept to the shadows so no one would know they existed, and preyed on the nameless who no one would miss. Where did they come from, and who was protecting them? In a city that had seen every kind of savagery, they were something new, something more than murderous. And one woman, who had thought she had lost everything there was to lose in life, would soon find that nothing could possibly prepare her for what would come when she entered their world.

**The eBook is on sale for only $0.99.**

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EXCERPT:
“I’ve never seen anything like this,” Pam said.

“Still think it was a dog?” her partner asked.

“What else could it have been? It doesn’t take the ME over there to know that this guy’s been all chewed up.”

“What I’m getting at is it may not have been a single animal.”

“Come again? Are you thinking of a pack or something?”

“Well,” Gonzales said, “just looking at it . . .” He waved his arm in the direction of the mess on the pavement.

“That’s insane, Enrico. Who the hell ever heard of a pack of dogs attacking people in the middle of a city?”

“You ever hear of one dog doing anything that even remotely looks like that?”

“What about rats?” she asked the older cop, fearful he would laugh in her face.

“I actually thought of that myself for a moment there. It’s not the most far-fetched of possibilities.”

“No?”

“Not at all. Once, I saw what was left of an old wino eaten by rats, back when I’d been on the force not much longer than you have. But that was a guy who’d crawled under the porch of a house, probably trying to escape the weather. Besides, long ago as it’s been, from what I remember, that body didn’t look anything like this.”

“No, huh?”

“Not really, no. It looked more like he’d been nibbled on till he was worn down to practically nothing.”

Pam pointed towards the corpse.

“That’s not a bunch of nibbles,” she said.
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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. In the last few years, he’s begun working on the Sam Quinton private eye series, published by Camel Press. The first Quinton book, Squatter’s Rights, was nominated for the 2021 Shamus award for 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 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 as well as an eBook of The Litter to a second 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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31 comments:

  1. Good morning,
    Thanks for hosting my book. I have to work during the day, but will check in later for any questions or comments. Kevin Doyle

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  2. Sounds like a very good book.

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    1. Sherry, I sure hope so. It was the first one that really took a lot out of me to write.

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  3. great cover, congrats on the release

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    1. Thanks, however, this isn't a new release. Book came out in 2015, and I'm just looking for a fresh audience for it.

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  4. Sounds good, thank you for sharing.

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

    abfantom at yahoo dot com

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    1. Can't take credit for the cover, as that was all the artist.

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  6. The Litter by author Kevin R. Doyle sounds like a book that many people would enjoy reading.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  7. The book sounds interesting, thank you.

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  8. Thanks for doing this giveaway!

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  9. I am so in the mood for a good horror book!
    Thank you for sharing this.

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    1. Barbara, you're welcome. Hope it fills the bill.

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  10. Do you have any advice for new writers?

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    1. I'd have to go with some of the standard cliches. Primarily, don't expect to earn a living off of it. And for me personally, I've steered clear of the self publishing route. Some people enjoy it, but I know where my skill set lies and where it doesn't, so I stick with traditonal, although small, pressses.

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    1. Thank you. It was a hard slog to get it written. One of my longest works in progress at a little over a year and a half to develop.

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  12. You are a new author for me- after reading the excerpt I would like to read this book-thanks

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    1. You're welcome. I've been around for a while, but on the fringes. This was only my third published book, and though it came out a while back I'm looking to expand the readership a bit. Hope you give it a try.

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    1. Abbie, thanks, but I can't take the credit. Publisher hired an artist to do that job.

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

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    1. Yippebear, as for characters, I start with a basic concept of each one and then in the beginning let them organically develop. After I have a clearer idea of them, I do a short biography, anywhere from a paragraph to half a page, to nail down their history and characteristics.

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  15. Do you still have any friends from high school?

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  16. The book sounds fascinating although I'm pretty cowardly when it comes to horror.

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  17. I love a good horror book! This one sounds all kinds of awesome!

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