Thursday, September 26, 2013

Blog Tour for Leaving Annalise by Pamela Fagan Hutchins

Join author Pamela Fagan Hutchins,  author of the mystery romantic thriller, Leaving Annalise, on her Virtual Book Tour  from September 2-27, presented by Pump Up Your Book!
Stay tuned for my review of this book later this week.  

I’d take a picture, but vampires don’t show up on film.  By Pamela Fagan Hutchins, author of Leaving Annalise

All the vampire craziness started while I was in the middle of my 60-cities-in-60-days nationwide book tour via a 24-foot RV dubbed the Bookmobile. I guess that bears a little explanation. 

I hit the road last summer to promote the Katie & Annalise series, since the first book in the series, Saving Grace, had done so well, and because Leaving Annalise, the next in the series, was scheduled for a late summer release. I toted my one-eyed Boston terrier Petey along the whole way, and I was joined by a revolving lineup of four of my driving-age offspring, my mother, and my husband as drivers/assistants. In other words, they were there to make sure I didn’t go all crazypants under the strain.

My 18-year old ADHD/Asperger’s son known as “Clark Kent” had joined me for his leg of the tour. After a wonderful event at a Barnes and Noble in Oklahoma City, the drive to where we were spending the night was a long one, but worth it. We were staying at the (extremely) rural home of my online friend/beta reader/collaborator Nan. Clark Kent, while not always useful for much more than a laugh at book events, was always willing to drive and carry the heavy stuff, so drive he did, until 11:45 p.m. in Alma, AR.

Swirling blue and red lights appeared in our rearview camera. I handed Clark Kent the insurance, a drill I was quite familiar with now as this was the third time we’d been pulled over during the book tour. A state trooper appeared at his window.

“Did you know you’ve got a tail light out?” a 30-ish white officer with short dark hair and a friendly tone of voice asked.

“No, sir, we didn’t. Sorry about that.” Clark Kent sounded very mature and looked him in the eye. I was proud. He handed the officer his license and insurance.

The officer checked out our credentials then was back. He asked a few polite questions about our origin, destination, and what we were doing in his fair state, then sent us on our way with Warning Number Three of the summer. Clark Kent and I switched and I drove the last 45 minutes to Nan’s.

As we drove up her long, winding driveway between sleepy white cattle on either side, Clark Kent said, “Mom, you don’t really know anything about this woman. I’ll bet she and her husband are vampires, and you’re making us spend the night in their lair.”

Clark Kent’s girlfriend Allie laughed, but I could tell that neither of them was fully comfortable with my decision to home-stay.

“She’s an ordained minister,” I replied.

“So she says.” 

Leaving Annalise
By Pamela Fagan Hutchins
Katie & Annalise, Book 2

Publisher: SkipJack Publishing
Release Date: June 28, 2013

Genre: Romantic Suspense
Length: 313 Pages

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Book Description: 

One unexpected and hotly fought-over little boy, two dead bodies, and a series of home vandalisms throw Texas attorney turned island chanteuse Katie Connell into a tizzy. Juggling all of this, Bloody Mary cravings, baggage, and the bad guys too, she waffles between the jumbie house that brought her back from the brink and the man she believes is the love of her life.

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About the Author

Pamela Fagan Hutchins is an employment attorney and workplace investigator by day who writes award-winning and bestselling mysterious women’s fiction and relationship humor by night. She is passionate about great writing and smart author-preneurship. She also leaps medium-tall buildings in a single bound, if she gets a good running start.
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Blog Tour Schedule

Monday, September 2 – Interview at I’m Shelf-ish
Tuesday, September 3 – Book Review & Interview at Authors and Readers Book  Corner
Wednesday, September 4 – Interview at Laurie’s Thoughts and Reviews
Thursday, September 5 – Character Interview at Book Reviews by Dee
Friday, September 6 – Interview at Straight From the Author’s Mouth
Monday, September 9 – Book Review at Carol’s Notebook
Wednesday, September 11 – Book Review at Miki’s Hope
Wednesday, September 11 – Character Interview at Moonlight Lace & Mayhem
Monday, September 16 – Guest Blogging at Confessions of a Reader
Tuesday, September 17 – Guest Blogging at Deal Sharing Aunt
Wednesday, September 18 – Book Feature at All Grown Up?
Thursday, September 19 – Character Interview at Lori’s Reading Corner
Monday, September 23 – Book Review at Create With Joy
Tuesday, September 24 – Guest Blogging at Raven Reviews
Wednesday, September 25 – Book Review at Hezzie-D’s Books and Cooks
Thursday, September 26 – Book Review & Guest Blogging at Queen of All She Reads
Friday, September 27 – Book Review & Guest Blogging at Jersey Girl Book Reviews

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