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Author Q&A ft @ascamacho | THE WRONG KIND Book Tour and $25 Amazon/BN GC#Giveaway | @GoddessFish Promotions Presents #Mystery

Goddess Fish Promotions has organized a virtual book tour for THE WRONG KIND by Austin S. Camacho. The mystery is available now fro...



Goddess Fish Promotions has organized a virtual book tour for THE WRONG KIND by Austin S. Camacho. The mystery is available now from Intrigue Publishing.

Austin S. Camacho will be awarding a $25 Amazon/BN GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.

Be sure to follow the tour and comment; the more you comment, the better your chances of winning. The tour dates can be found by clicking the banner below.




The Wrong Kind
by Austin S. Camacho


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GENRE: Mystery


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BLURB:


A distraught woman hires private investigator Hannibal Jones to track down her daughter who has run away, trying to escape the homeless shelter life her mother has come to accept. When Hannibal finds Connie Blanco she is entwined in a gang war and somehow connected to a murder. The corpse is barely cold before a second murder follows and Hannibal finds himself entangled in a complex plot revolving around stolen drugs…but who is the mastermind of this twisted scheme?



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EXCERPT:

“If you take my advice you’ll go back up to Charles County and look in on your mama. It might not matter to you but it will make her feel a lot better.” He stood, leaned forward and offered a hand to help her to her feet. 


And then the lights went out.

Hannibal spun in the sudden darkness, one hand snatching his Oakleys off his face while the other darted under his suit jacket reaching for his weapon. Before his fingers could manage to grip the gun his head exploded with pain.

The impact staggered him. The left rear corner of his head. With luck that might be enough of a clue. He whipped his left fist around and back. He hit nothing but air. Then an arm wrapped around his neck. Another arm went under his right arm and he felt the hand at the back of his head. He knew the hold, not a choke in the classic sense, but what television wrestlers called a sleeper hold, cutting off the blood flow in both his carotid artery and jugular vein. He could breathe fine but with no blood going to his brain it didn’t matter. He felt a deeper darkness moving in and his balance deserted him. The arms suddenly came away. Something crashed into his knees. Most likely the floor. His arms were unresponsive, and it felt like he was falling forward. He took a deep breath because he knew the next part was really going to hurt.


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AUTHOR Interview:

Who is your intended audience and why should they read your book?
My intended audience enjoys a good puzzle and likes to follow a detective solving it, always tying to get one step ahead of the detective. They are also people who admire a man who follows his own rules and cares deeply about the truth. My private eye, Hannibal Jones, is the most recent in a long line of such heroes who use their heads more than their muscle. So, people who enjoyed the adventures of Spenser, Travis McGee and The Saint will want to add Hannibal Jones to their list.


*What other books are similar to your own? What makes them alike?
I think traditional hardboiled detective mysteries like the Lew Archer novels by Ross MacDonald are similar to mine in terms of tone and plot. And my protagonist, Hannibal Jones, was stamped from the same mold as previous hard boiled detectives like Archer, Sam Spade and Phillip Marlowe. However most of those are set on the West Coast in the 1940s or 50s. My novels are contemporary and set in Washington DC, a rather different environment. And Some of those mid 20th century attitudes don’t work in today’s world, so Hannibal Jones is perhaps an update on those venerable characters.


*Do you have any unique talents or hobbies?
I have a couple unusual hobbies. I do cut and grind bottles into drinking glasses but perhaps more interesting is my massive tee shirt collection. People who friend me on Facebook will see that I showcase a tee shirt most days and tell a bit of its history. Many of them carry memories based on who gave me the shirt and the circumstances of the gift. A lot of them are as much keepsakes as garments.

*How can we contact you or find out more about your books?
I love to hear from my readers so I try to be accessible. The easiest way to contact me is by pushing the button on my web site – www.ascamacho.com. The web site is also the place to learn more about my books. You can also friend me on Facebook or better yet, follow my author page  - https://www.facebook.com/austin.camacho.author/. For quick questions, or just to see what I’m up to, follow me on Twitter  - @ascamacho.


*What can readers who enjoy your book do to help make it successful?
What a kind question! The most obvious thing a reader can do to help me is to buy my book and read it. But the most important, most valuable thing is to share their reaction to it. They can tell their friends how much they enjoyed it. Post a review on Amazon, Goodreads and BN.com. Talk it up on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Ask your local library to order a couple copies. If they are in Washington DC, Maryland or Virginia, come to one of my live appearances.

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AUTHOR Bio and Links:


Austin S. Camacho is the author of seven novels about Washington DC-based private eye Hannibal Jones, five in the Stark and O’Brien international adventure-thriller series, and the detective novel, Beyond Blue. His short stories have been featured in several anthologies including Dying in a Winter Wonderland – an Independent Mystery Booksellers Association Top Ten Bestseller for 2008. He is featured in the Edgar nominated African American Mystery Writers: A Historical and Thematic Study by Frankie Y. Bailey. Camacho is also editorial director for Intrigue Publishing, a Maryland small press.





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GIVEAWAY:

Austin S. Camacho will be awarding a $25 Amazon/BN GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.



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8 comments

  1. Thanks to my Readeropolis friends for hosting me on my blog tour! Hope the interview gives folks a little insight into me.

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    1. Its my pleasure. Thanks for the interview. Best of luck with the book and book tour! I included the tour in the Wednesday, Dec. 04, 2019 edition of The BookTube Your Shelf Daily Reader: https://paper.li/Readeropolis/1517059010#/

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    1. This cover seems very popular! :-) Hope you give the book a chance as one of your holiday reads.

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  3. I really enjoy mysteries and this sounds like a great one!

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