Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Sweet Vendetta Blues Release Day!

 It's The official release day for Sweet Vendetta Blues! All versions of the book except the Hardcovers which are still only available as a preorder, are now available!




(Open through October 2nd)


(for those who don't have a kindle)


Get your copy today! And don't forget to send in your swag claim form to get your swag pack! (This will be open through the end of October)


If you buy a copy now, I will be signing hardcovers, bookplates, and bookmarks or character cards for anyone who sends in swag forms LIVE on my Instagram sometime in October!

Also...we finally have actual pictures of the hardcovers!






Monday, September 26, 2022

Ask Jack and Sebastian

 



Jack and Sebastian have volunteered their time to answer your questions about the book, their lives, or whatever else you might be curious about. Leave your questions in the comments or submit your questions on Instagram 

The post with their answers will be going up Friday!

SWEET VENDETTA BLUES Release Tour!

 




Join in on the official Release Tour for Sweet Vendetta Blues!

Schedule

Monday Sep 26th


Tour Intro here at Character Purgatory (this post!)

IG Spotlight @nickichapelwayauthor


 

Tuesday Sep 27th

Release Day!


 Review at The Bluestocking Biblio Buttery

 IG Spotlight at @deborahocarroll

Jack and Sebastian Q&A Opens on IG @modern_bard67 And here on Character Purgatory

 

Wednesday Sep 28th


IG Spotlight at @sarah.taleweaver

IG Spotlight at @brshutt

Ebook Giveaway starts at @onemorechap

 

Thursday Sep 29th


Review at @idreamofcraftz

Blog Post: "Designing a Character" Here at Character Purgatory

 

Friday Sep 30th


Author and Character Interview at Dreams and Dragons

Guest Post at Bluestocking Biblio Buttery

Review at @mannyroborovski


(Each spotlight will have a different excerpt from the book, so make sure to check them all out!)


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It’s been eight years since Jack left his life in the mafia. Eight years since his adopted father was murdered. Eight years since his own brother shot him in revenge and he had to go into hiding, nothing but a dead man.

 

When the past comes back to haunt him in the worst way possible, Jack is forced to leave his new life as a homicide detective to flee his faceless enemy, leaving a dead partner in his wake. But the bodies keep piling up and Jack can no longer avoid his past when he finds out that all of the deaths turn out to be connected to one person—The Don of Rosa Nera.

 

Things get even more complicated when his brother shows up out of the blue, leading his own investigation with information that their adopted father, Paccioretti, had gathered before his death. Despite their turbulent past, Jack and Sebastian decide it’s in their best interests to join forces and fight against the enemy who took so much away from them.


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Add Sweet Vendetta Blues on Goodreads


Purchase Links: 

 

Kindle: 

Smashwords

Paperback

Sweet Vendetta Blues Hardcover Preorder Link

Prequel Backstories

 

Also don't forget to also check out the hardcover special edition preorder of The New Emperor's Concerto!

Concerto Hardcover Preorder Link



Swag is up for grabs! Any copy you buy qualifies! If you buy a paperback or ebook, just fill out the claim form and you will receive your swag around mid to late October (hardcover preorders come with the swag already) US or International



I am also going to be holding a live book signing and Q&A on my Instagram live when I get the hardcovers from the preorders in, so if you'd like the chance to have me personally sign and book or bookplate for you, make sure to get a copy now! I will be announcing the actual date as soon as I have a better idea of when the hardcovers will arrive. But it will probably be sometime during mid to late October.

I hope you'll check out the rest of the tour! Stop by daily and make sure to check out all the posts!




Tuesday, September 13, 2022

SWEET VENDETTA BLUES Purchase Links

 




In addition to the hardcover, the Ebook version of Sweet Vendetta Blues is now available for Pre-order! The paperback will be available later this month as well, but Amazon doesn't let you put paperbacks up for pre-order so it will be just a little bit longer for that one.

You can order your preferred copy below!

Hardcover Preorder (Open through October 2nd)
Smashwords (for those who don't have a kindle)



If you order an ebook or paperback, don't forget to claim your pre-order swag! All you have to do is send your proof of purchase (a screenshot of your order receipt is fine) to this form and I will send you your swag pack! (If you have preordered the hardcover, your swag will come with your book)


Just a reminder that this will be the only opportunity to get a hardcover version of this book. I don't know if I will have any extra copies after the preorder is over, so if you want to guarantee you get one, please make sure to order before October 2nd! 

What's different between the paperback and the hardcover? These will be signed personally by me and personalized if you wish! The hardcover also contains 10 pages of full color character art by me. You can also remove the dust jacket and still have a copy that will look nice on your shelf.














Tuesday, September 6, 2022

Sweet Vendetta Blues COVER REVEAL!

 It's finally time to reveal the Cover for Sweet Vendetta Blues!

Without further ado:



It’s been eight years since Jack left his life in the mafia. Eight years since his adopted father was murdered. Eight years since his own brother shot him in revenge and he had to go into hiding, nothing but a dead man.

 

When the past comes back to haunt him in the worst way possible, Jack is forced to leave his new life as a homicide detective to flee his faceless enemy, leaving a dead partner in his wake. But the bodies keep piling up and Jack can no longer avoid his past when he finds out that all of the deaths turn out to be connected to one person—The Don of Rosa Nera.

 

Things get even more complicated when his brother shows up out of the blue, leading his own investigation with information that their adopted father, Paccioretti, had gathered before his death. Despite their turbulent past, Jack and Sebastian decide it’s in their best interests to join forces and fight against the enemy who took so much away from them.

 

Set in the same world as The New Emperor’s Concerto this new novel by Hazel B. West contains the overarching theme of family woven throughout a noir adventure with a cross-country road trip for information and justice. 


Add to your TBR on Goodreads!

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What do you all think? 

Along with the cover reveal today, I'm also extremely excited to share that the pre-orders for the hardcover editions of Sweet Vendetta Blues AND The New Emperor's Concerto are now live! (The paperback and e-book versions of SVB are going to be available for preorder soon as well)





The kindle and paperback editions of Concerto have also been re-edited, and though they don't include the character art, if you would rather have a paperback or ebook copy, you can still get some swag if you buy either before the end of September! (Paperback orders will recieve a signed bookplate along with the rest of the swag!) All you have to do is send proof of purchase to me through THIS FORM

I am also running a giveaway for a signed copy of the prequel bind-up on my Instagram this week so hop over there and enter for a chance to win!




Also don't forget to grab the Ko-Fi goodies this month and check out the Concerto Draw or Color this in Your Style Challenge!



Monday, August 29, 2022

Concerto DTIYS Challenge!

 

DRAW THIS IS YOUR STYLE

During the lead up for the 2nd edition and Hardcover release of The New Emperor's Concerto, I'm hosting a DTIYS challenge!

How To Enter

For this challenge, you can either draw Flynn and Lysander in your own style, or, if that's not your thing, you can download the coloring page version! The coloring page can be printed out, or used as a transparent PNG so you can color it digitally. 

For those doing your own art, feel free to change up Lysander and Flynn's poses, outfits, etc. (Cosplay is allowed too!) You can even draw them interacting with your own characters, as long as your picture includes either Lysander, Flynn, or both.

I'll be picking a random artist from the entries who will receive a swag pack (including the Concerto sticker sheet that will be available only as a pre-order goodie) And EVERYONE who enters will be allowed to request a doodle from me for your participation ^_^

This challenge will be shared on Instagram (or Twitter if you don't have an IG account)
Make sure to use the hashtag #concertodtiys and tag me @modern_bard67 on IG or @artfulscribbler on Twitter in your post and/or stories to make sure I see it. Please share my original drawing as a slide when you post as well. If you don't want to share publicly, you can DM me your submission, it will still count.

This challenge will run until October 1st so you have a month to finish your piece!

I can't wait to see what you all come up with!


Monday, August 22, 2022

Sweet Vendetta Blues Prequel Backstories Now Available!

 They're here! You can now grab your own copies of the 2 prequel backstories to get yourself in the mood for the release of Sweet Vendetta Blues!





After his sister is taken by traffickers, Leone Paccioretti has made it his mission to figure out a way to protect the children of New York City. And how does he plan to achieve that? By joining the local mafia, Rosa Nera, so he can be closer to the corrupt upper echelons of society. When the current Capo recruits him into his ranks, Leone finds himself going from an orphan on the streets, to a member of one of the most powerful organizations in the country. The only question is, will he be able to achieve his dreams of making the city a safer place, or will his sacrifices all be for nothing in the end?





Jack has made a new life for himself as a budding homicide detective in a small town in New Mexico, but it’s harder to let go of the past than he realized. Faced with a friendly new partner and an apparent vigilante murder case the first week on the job, Jack tries to put his past behind him and focus on the future. After all, there’s no going back to his old life now, so maybe it’s time to look for a little redemption. 


Amazon Kindle

Smashwords

Add on Goodreads



These are also available as a paperback bind up if you prefer physical copies!




The Butler's Story (which is the New Emperor's Concerto backstory featuring Sinclair) has also gotten an edit and a new face, so if you haven't read it yet, grab a copy now!