Monday, May 30, 2022

Book Blast and Giveaway: Murderous Interruptions (The Veils of Parallel Times #2) by C.J. Carson

Welcome to my stop on the book blast for Murderous Interruptions by C.J. Carson. 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 $25 Amazon or Barnes & Noble gift card. Be sure to visit the other stops on the book blast for more content. Enjoy!
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Title: Murderous Interruptions
Series: The Veils of Parallel Times #2
Author: C.J. Carson
Publication Date: August 31st 2021
Print Length: 214 pages
Genre: Paranormal Mystery
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The paranormal mystery The Veils of Parallel Times continues with “Murderous Interruptions”. Allie Callahan’s nemesis is a challenging and formidable adversary.

Travel with Allie as she finally accepts and embraces her ancestral gifts to stop her archenemy who would have her destroyed for his own lust of power. Explore the depths of her relationship with this rival in this life and beyond the veil.

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EXCERPT:
I wasn’t traveling long when darkness settled over the woods, and the air became chilled and damp. I was getting nervous that I might not find my way back out of the woods in the dark. I stopped at a brook to give my horse a quick break and a cool drink. As I raked my fingers through his mane, something caught his attention. Nodding his head, he whinnied. When I looked up, I spotted a campfire in the distance. As I walked him in that direction, I found a heavyset elderly woman with long dark braids sitting at, and stoking the fire. Moving in for a closer look, she wore a dress made of brown suede and was wrapped in an animal skin blanket, shielding her from the cold.

I didn’t recognize her, but somehow, she was oddly familiar to me. Without speaking a word, she reached out, beckoning me. I could feel a connection that drew me in as I slid down from my horse and joined her. She opened the blanket and, as I sat down, she held me in her arms to warm me by the fire. I was suddenly in my youth again, swept up in warmth and safety I hadn’t felt for a very long time.

Raising her arm, the woman drew my attention to the flames, and as I stared into the blazing fire, I couldn’t pull my eyes away. It was as if it was speaking to me, its warmth drawing me in.

“This is your truth, my daughter of my daughter’s son. You are at your best and can do your work in this lifetime when you accept that you are one with the earth, fire, water, and elements. Only when you embrace them, can you move toward your true destiny. You are a rare spirit in that you are blessed with many gifts that you are yet to discover and recognize. Yours is not an easy path unless you embrace it. I am always here; you have only to think of me, and I will be in your thoughts to help you, as are all your ancestors.

“Little Bird, you have traveled and lived in many times and dimensions. Think of time as a path that runs horizontally, but many paths are layered, one on top of the other, in a horizontal pattern.

“You have the ability to move through them, not only in time, but from one dimension to another. It was the element of water in the stream that brought you to me. Keep your routes planted firmly into the earth, for that will ground you and keep you balanced. Tonight, I want you to look into the dancing flames and listen to them speak to you. It is past the time for you to begin to understand your truth, my dear. You do not have the luxury of putting it off any longer.”

Gazing into the flames, I saw visions of a young woman riding my white horse. As the horse moved up a hill and into a green meadow, the young girl was now a young woman. As I studied her, she looked nothing like me, but I felt like I was watching my memory unfold. She was riding on a horse with a knight that looked like he was from medieval times. As the horse reached the top of the meadow, I knew the woman in the vision was an image of me, and when the valiant knight turned to me, a chill coursed through my entire body. Although his face was unfamiliar, his deep blue eyes caught me off guard. Those eyes, those beautiful eyes. I would know them anywhere.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
CJ Carson was inspired by a great story from a very early age. What brought her to this juncture in life and encouraged her to put pen to paper are the many rich experiences and opportunities of her life's journey.

While working in the medical field, she explored energy work and became a Polarity Therapist and Reiki Therapist.

Exploring acting brought her into the theatre world both on the stage and behind the scenes.

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

Her love of singing allowed her to travel twice to Europe as a soloist with conductor Sonja Dahlgren Prior, who inspired her to do something, she never dreamed possible.

CJ Carson has always wanted to write. Now she is introducing to the world her second published book, "Murderous Interruptions," from her trilogy, Veils of Parallel Times.

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GIVEAWAY:
CJ Carson will be awarding a $25 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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79 comments:

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    1. Thank you. It was a screenplay for a pilot to start. I decided to write the book and publish it instead. I'm so glad I did. It was fun bringing it to life on the written page.

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  2. I would like to thank Ups and Downs for hosting me on their amazing site.

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  3. Nice cover. Sounds like an interesting read. Thoroughly enjoyed reading the excerpt.

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  4. Sounds like a very good book. The cover is awesome!

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  5. congrats on the release, this sounds like an interesting book

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    1. Thank you. It is the second in a trilogy. The third book, Murderous Karma is coming out in July.

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  6. I love the cover. It is very mysterious

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  7. That's an exceptionally well done cover. Sounds like a good read.

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    1. Thank you Kim. Murderous Interruptions is the second book of my trilogy, The Veils of Parallel Times. The third book Murderous Karma in going to be released in July.

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    1. Thank you Cali. I really enjoyed writing this trilogy!

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  9. CJ, I enjoyed reading about your life so far in the About the Author section of this online post.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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    1. Thank you, Nancy. I really enjoy writing. I have wanted to put pen to paper for many years, and now I finally have that opportunity.

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  10. Nice to meet you, CJ, Murderous Interruptions sounds like a thrilling book for me to read and enjoy! Good luck with your book and the blast! Thanks for sharing it with me and have an awesome week!

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  11. Thank you. I originally wrote it as a screenplay for a pilot. I decided to write the book and publish it instead. I'm so glad I did. It was fun bringing it to life on the written page.

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

    abfantom at yahoo dot com

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  13. Do you have any advice for new writers?

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    1. Jamie, If you have a story to write, my best advice is to write it. Choose your media, maybe you like to use the computer, then open a word document and start writing. Or maybe you like to write in a Journal, start there. Don't put it off.
      For me, the most important thing is to start telling the story. Once you start writing, you can always go back, make changes, or enhance your story.
      And lastly, if you get what most people call writer's block, don't worry. Sometimes you need to take a break or just take time out to do something else until it clears. Watch a movie, read a book, or take whatever time you need to recoup and begin again.
      And last but not least, don't give up. I know writers that started writing things many years ago and then pulled them out and finished them. Never, say never! I have some things sitting on my computer that I am now planning to finish.

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  14. David HollingsworthMay 30, 2022 at 8:34 PM

    You seem like a great writer.

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  15. Thank you for saying that David. I have been writing in one form or another all my life, but I am only beginning my writing career as an author.

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  16. The book sounds interesting. thanks.

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

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  18. Paranormal Mystery - perfect genre for me!
    Thank you for sharing this.

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    1. Thank you, Barbara. A second trilogy is coming in 2023 that explores Allie's Scottish heritage. She will, of course, be going to Scotland!

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  19. Thank you, It was a fun trilogy to write.

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  20. Sounds like a really great read!

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  21. Thank you, It is the second book in the Veils of Parallel Times. I really enjoyed writing it.

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  22. Sounds like a great read. Looking forward to reading the book.

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  23. I enjoyed the except. Thank you for the giveaway!

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  24. What was the first video game you ever played?

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    1. Geeze, tricky question. If you can even call it a video game I played Pong.

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  25. David HollingsworthJune 1, 2022 at 4:08 AM

    Happy Wednesday!

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  26. CJ Carson has had a number of interesting careers that I am sure enrich her writing.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  27. How many hours a day do you write?

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    1. That's a great question. I love to write, and although I do it every day, it is not a nine-to-five job for me. I would like to say that I sit down at a scheduled time every day and write for x number of hours, but I don't. Some days I sit down at my computer and write from early morning until the wee hours of the night. Other days, I might write for just a few hours and then try to take a break and do something that might inspire me. I might read a book or watch a movie. I might take a walk on the beach or visit a friend. I find I am more creative when I take the time to just stop and do something I love doing.

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  28. About how long did it take you to complete your first book?

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    1. Thank you for asking that question, Margaret Ann. I started writing this story as a screenplay. When I moved from Maine to South Carolina, I converted the pilot piece to this trilogy. The first book in this trilogy, Murderous Envy, was written in part as the pilot. I took the dialog and descriptions from that screenplay and converted them into my first book. So long story short, it's hard to say precisely how long it took to write it, but I converted it from a screenplay to a book in about six months.

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  29. David HollingsworthJune 2, 2022 at 2:07 AM

    Happy Thursday!

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  30. The Paranormal Mystery sounds like it has alot of great details and would be exciting to read.

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  31. Thank you, Jenn. Murderous Interruptions is the second book in my trilogy, The Veils of Parallel Times. The first Murderous Envy came out last year, and the third book, Murderous Karma, is coming out in July. These books explore the main character, Allie's Native American heritage. The first two books take you from Maine to the Ozarks. In the third book, Allies adventure takes her to Murrells Inlet following the Trail of Tears.

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  32. looks like a fun one

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  33. I think it is interesting that the author is accomplished in so many artistic fields: acting, painting, singing, and writing!

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  34. David HollingsworthJune 3, 2022 at 1:38 AM

    Happy Friday!

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  35. I loved the synopsis & excerpt. I visualize this as movie!

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    1. Thank you. I actually started writing this story as a screenplay. When I moved from Maine to South Carolina, I converted the script to this trilogy. The first book in this trilogy, Murderous Envy, was written in part by the pilot. I took the dialog and descriptions from the entire screenplay and converted them into my first book. Then I continued writing the trilogy in Murderous Interruptions. The third book, Murderous Karma, is coming out in July.

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    1. Your welcome. Thank you for stopping by and checking out Murderous Interruptions.

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  37. I just love your cover and excerpt.

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    1. Thank you Danielle. I so enjoyed writing it. I have decided to write a second trilogy next year with the same characters.

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  39. The summary sounds really intriguing!

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    1. Thank you. A second trilogy is coming in 2023 that explores Allie's Scottish heritage. She will, of course, be going to Scotland!

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  40. I like the cover and excerpt. Thanks for sharing!

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  41. Murderous Interruptions by author C.J. Carson sounds like a fascinating book.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  42. Who are some of your favorite authors?

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    1. I like Margaret Atwood, Danielle Steel, John Grisham, Mary Higgins Clark, Dean Koontz, James Patterson, and Dan Brown, to name a few.

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  43. My daughter would enjoy this book

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    1. I really enjoyed writing it. I am planning another trilogy with the same characters in 2023.

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