Friday, August 26, 2016

Blog Tour Hides TFA's True Villainy

Scoop! The Famous Author (TFA) signed me up for another blog tour this fall, but I've learned the whole thing's a rope-a-dope. (Don't we all miss Ali, The Greatest?) Not that there's anything wrong with my wonderful tour people or the nice, mostly lady bloggers who've promised to review BIG SHOES, my fourth novel.
The problem is TFA. He's flipped. I found out for a fact that the next "Austin Carr Mystery" he's writing won't even have me in it! And I mean absolutely no mention whatsoever. TFA's writing some historical mystery that takes place in 1963 when I wasn't even born.

The novel is only an Austin Carr Mystery because it's about one of the other Austin Carr characters,  Angelina "Mama Bones" Bonacelli, and two murders twenty years apart in Asbury Park.

How could he do such a thing? How do you write a book for a series without the main character in it?Actually, I understand. Totally reasonable for TFA. The man is nuts. The question is, WHY?

"Mama Bones is more popular than you," he said. "She gets more favorable mentions in reviews."

I don't believe him, but that's his excuse -- he's giving the fans what they want. If anybody disagrees, I'd love to hear from you in the comments section.

TFA added: "I'm going to show how Angelina -- "the little angel" -- Bonacelli from Asbury Park turned into a Sig Sauer-toting bookie from Branchtown."

Well, good luck with that one, TFA. A little bit, this reminds me of that plan you had to get rich on the undersea treasure hunting stock. Remember that one?

Anyway, we'd love if any pals showed up on the blog tour, trying to win some cash and free books. TFA and I both love a friendly face in the audience. Here's a link to more information about my Book Nerd tour and even a sign-up sheet if you blog and want to receive a review copy of BIG SHOES and the chance to offer your readers a cash prize.


4 comments:

Jack Getze said...

You keep harassing me, Carr, you'll be out altogether.

sherry fundin said...

Oh, come on Austin, you can share the spotlight...can't you? I mean, I really want to know more about Mama Bones.
sherry @ fundinmental

Jack Getze said...

Thanks, Sherry. Austin is really upset these days as I haven't worked in his voice for two years. I have a thriller hopefully coming out next year from D&O and the agent is about to shop an inspirational Christmas story I wrote this year. Next year is Mama Bones' life story -- Her Biggest Sin. Should be my best novel ever, at least according to the outline. :)

Cynthia Toliver said...

Great post.