Catherine L Byrne on The Minder ~ Blog Tour, Excerpt, Interview, Rafflecopter Giveaway

Prism Book Alliance® would like to thank Catherine L Byrne for stopping by today.

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Title: The Minder

Author: Catherine L Byrne

Publisher: eXtasy

Cover Artist: Latrisha Waters

Genre: Gay Fiction, M/M Romance, Mystery, Thriller

Blurb:

When down-on-his-luck minder Chase takes on a job for a fading gangster, the job and his charge both turn out to be very different to what he expected. Someone is trying to sabotage the mobster’s business and doesn’t care who they hurt in the process. Soon Chase finds himself on the run with his charge, trying to carry out a friend’s last wishes before their pursuers catch up with them.

Do you have any advice for other writers?

Make sure you only choose reputable publishers who have a good track record of some years. Always get an objective opinion of your book from someone you trust and who ‘gets’ your work. Always get a professional editor to edit it. So many great stories are let down by lack of editing.

Other than writing do you have any hobbies?

I like watching motor racing, especially motorbikes. I love the danger aspect and the races where you never know who is going to win til the chequered flag.  I like films, generally indie ones with open endings but I like romcoms and superhero ones too. Not horror or war films though. My family also just got a hamster, I am getting more interested in looking after him and finding out more about the hamster species, he is a cute fluffy albino.

Excerpt

They sneaked down the stairs and along the corridor like ghosts, the voices of the killers shouting in the distance. Chase went first and they reached the long, white kitchen. The spare sets of car keys were in a box by the back door so people could take or return them on the way out. He had just grabbed one when Jody clutched his arm.

“I have to go back for my phone,” he hissed.

“Really? You little—” But Jody had a point. They needed phones to communicate. “I’ll come with you. Just a sec.” He pointed the key through the window blinds at the parked cars lining the driveway by the garage and the red Ferrari 458 flashed its lights. “Nice.”

“Come on.” Jody pulled his arm again and they crept out of the kitchen towards the stairs and Jody’s bedroom.

They reached Jody’s room and it only took him a few minutes to locate the phone and shove it in his pocket. Then Chase remembered something.

“Quick, come with me.” He steered Jody into Tony’s office, unlocked the safe, took out stacks of notes and put them in his rucksack.

“What are you doing?” Jody glared at him. “Stealing?”

Chase pushed him against the wall—no time for pleasantries. “Listen, we’ve got to go or they’ll kill us too,” he snarled in Jody’s face. “Understand? Come with me or I’ll leave you to them.”

Jody gulped and nodded, his brown eyes wide.

“Good.” Chase let him go and dragged him out of the office and down the stairs.

About the Author

Catherine L Byrne writes stories about relationships which push buttons and provoke reactions from readers. She writes about both gay and straight relationships, depending on which characters in her books shout the loudest to have their stories told.

An inquisitive author, she prefers writing about different situations in each book rather than writing a series about the same one—her stories range from 10th century Viking Britain, to modern educational settings and from mystery to romance.

As she was born and bred in England and lives there with her family, this infuses her books with a distinctly English tone. She has been writing since as long as she can remember and Extasy Books have published her novels since 2014.

Where to find the author:

Facebook Author Page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Catherines-Creations-and-Concerns/235748973239333?ref=hl

Twitter: https://twitter.com/CatherineLByrne

Blog: https://catherinelbyrne.wordpress.com/

Publisher: http://www.extasybooks.com/?route=product%2Fauthor&author_id=1023

Links

The Minder on Goodreads
eXtasy
Amazon US
Amazon UK
Amazon CA

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Farewell Giveaway
I have a number of paperbacks, most of which are signed, to giveaway. Over the between now (11 Mar 2017) and 31 Mar 2017, every comment on the blog (this post and all other new posts), will be entered to win 1 of these paperbacks. There are also some misc swag items, so there will be a few packs of these to give away as well.

Thank you so much for your support over the last 4 years. Prism will be closing its doors on 1 April 2017. All content will remain available, but no new content will appear after 31 Mar 2017. As such all request forms have been turned off. Again Thank you,

Brandilyn
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7 thoughts on “Catherine L Byrne on The Minder ~ Blog Tour, Excerpt, Interview, Rafflecopter Giveaway

  1. Thank you for the excerpt and giveaway chance. It sounds good and the cover is lovely. Do you ever do any fun hands on activities for your books for research purposes?

  2. Hi Catherine – thanks for the excerpt. I’ve not read any books by you – am adding this one to my wish list.

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