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Friday, January 31, 2020

Capital Thirst by R.W. Buxton - Book Tour - Guest Post - Giveaway - Enter Daily!


Hello, lovelies!  It gives me great pleasure today to host R.W. Buxton and his new book, “Capital Thirst”!  For other stops on his Goddess Fish Promotions Book Tour, please click on the banner above or any of the images in this post.

Be sure to make it to the end of this post to enter to win a $20 Amazon or Barnes and Noble Gift Card!!  Also, come back daily to interact with R.W. and to increase your chances of winning!

Thanks for stopping by!  Wishing you lots of luck in this fabulous giveaway!


Capital Thirst
by R.W. Buxton

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GENRE: Paranormal Romance

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BLURB:

DC bustles, the light from the city fills the night. But in the dark alleys and backstreets, only slivers of light from a full moon dance. In such an alley, a shadowy figure is hunched over a body. She lifts her head to reveal soulless eyes and fangs dripping with blood as she licks her lips with exultation.

Standing up, she wipes her chin, and tosses her long black hair, then saunters away.

At FBI headquarters, Gerry examines the case files of 18 wealthy men, dead, with few clues, no DNA, and no leads...

When predator and prey become one, no one is safe.

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EXCERPT TWO:

The Attack:

Gerry turned, but she was there, her hands on his shoulders pushing him back hard against the hood of the Suburban.

She could smell his musky scent, and his blood, she could feel it coursing through his veins. His heart pumping thundered over the noise of the fans, pushing the precious liquid through his body. Her own desire to drink it in was near insanity. Her lips pulled back, fangs ready to sink into his flesh, her mouth brushed against his neck. The taste of his blood running down her throat would be heaven. She stopped and jerked back. She couldn’t kill him. Erin found herself questioning her actions.

What was she feeling? She didn’t believe in love. Never believed in love at first sight. Yet here she was with the perfect prey, and she wanted to know everything about him. Wanted to spend time with him, needed to be with him. The feeling she couldn’t be complete without him
overwhelmed her. It was the only time in hundreds of years she didn’t kill the man she chose. She stumbled back half a step. Dazed by her own confusion.

Looking up into Gerry’s wide eyes, she saw horror and confusion reflected back at her.

“I’m sorry, I was so scared. I didn’t mean to push you back like that. It was just that I was so afraid standing there alone.” Words tumbled out of Erin’s mouth. Did he believe her? “I ran forward without even thinking.” Words were still coming.

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GUEST POST:

Putting Yourself on a Page: What It’s Like to Share Your Most Personal Words with the World

When I wrote Capital Thirst what people would think was the furthest thing from my mind. There was this idea for a story and I just wanted to write it. At the time I thought, “What would my kids think of what I’m writing?” But I never thought about other people reading it.

Even when I handed the finished draft to my wife to read, I wasn’t much concerned about what others would think. It was my wife, and she knows all my idiosyncrasies and oddities so how bad could it be? It wasn’t until I gave the manuscript to a co-worker that I began to think about the impact.

I had spent months pouring out my passion, hopes, and dreams into this. What if he didn’t like it? What if he thought I was a nutcase? It didn’t happen. Instead, he said he loved it. I hope he did and wasn’t just trying to make me feel good.

The next huge hurdle was posting it to a critique group. It terrified me. Before I posted Capital Thirst, I read many other works posted by other authors and I was terrified. They were good, some were fantastic. What was I doing? It took several weeks of me visiting the site before I got up enough nerve to post the first two chapters. Then I waited for the critiques. It was exhausting. What would people say? What would they think about me?

The day I hit the publish button was terrifying. It hit me then I was turning this loose on the world anyone could read it. People who didn’t know me would read this and judge me based on it. Was it good enough? Was I strong enough to read reviews? I was excited and terrified at the same time.

But that night as I was sitting wondering if anyone would buy my book, I was reading another book. It hit me it’s not about the author at all. I was engrossed in the story. I never once thought this person has some crazy ideas. It’s not about me as an author, but about the story. If people didn’t like it, it’s not me they are rejecting. I realized for the first time, even though I poured my heart and soul into this book. It’s a book, but not me.

I suppose those are brave words because I still hold my breath every time I see a new review on Amazon or Goodreads.

It’s terrifying, exhilarating, humbling and many other things all at once. But I wouldn’t trade the fears for anything. When I see the reviews people have left or the emails, I’ve received I know the apprehension I felt the day I hit publish was worth it. There have been a few people that were just said, it was okay. But I’m fine with that. I knew when I wrote Capital Thirst not everyone would be crazy about some aspects and now that it’s out there I can accept that.

The best part is now I’m super excited to get Beverly Hills Torture finished and published. I’m past the fear. It’s not about me, but the story entertaining people and letting them escape life for a few minutes.

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AUTHOR BIO:


I love a good paranormal read, something about the un-dead haunts the fringes of my mind. Mix in romance, love, loss, and you have a great story.

I voraciously read everything, fiction, and non-fiction but always find myself turning back to the darker stories. I’ve always wanted to write and the dream became a reality with Capital Thirst, and the remainder of the Erin Kingsly novels.

I spend most of my days designing and building websites, but my free time is devoted to my wife, family, and cats. Yes three grown children and three cats. Things can be hectic.

For fun you might find me driving winding roads with the top down or out photographing nature.

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Email #1:
rodney@rwbuxton.com

Email #2:
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GIVEAWAY INFO:

R.W. will be awarding a $20 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter during the tour.


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This contest is sponsored by a third party. Fabulous and Brunette is a registered host of Goddess Fish Promotions.  Prizes are given away by the sponsors and not Fabulous and Brunette. The featured author and Goddess Fish Promotions are solely responsible for the giveaway prize.

21 comments:

  1. Good morning and thank you for hosting Capital Thirst and my humble thoughts on sharing my words with the world.

    I'll be checking on and off all day and reply to comments as I have the chance.

    Again thank you and I'm super excited about today.

    RW Buxton

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    1. Thank you so much for organizing everything and being so supportive. You are wonderful and I appreciate all you have done.

      RW Buxton

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  3. Great post and I appreciate getting to find out about another great book. Thanks for all you do and for the hard work you put into this. Greatly appreciated!

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    1. Thank you James, it was an absolute pleasure to do this and I love sharing this story and a little something about what went into writing it. While writing is sometimes a solitary project it's been an absolute honor to share my thoughts with everyone.

      RW Buxton

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  4. Who is your favorite literary character of all time?

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    1. I have lots, but the first one that comes to mind is Sherlock Holmes. Smart, inquisitive and has his own demons.

      RW Buxton

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    1. Thank you Rita, I sure hope it is, but I depend on great people like you to let me know. Feel free to contact me if you read it and let me know what you think.

      RW Buxton

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  6. My favorite genre to read, sounds good!

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    1. We have something in common. It's my favorite to. I love vampires and all the trouble they seem to get into.

      RW Buxton

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  7. It sounds like a really interesting book. Thank you for sharing.

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    1. Diana,

      Thank you. All I can say is you'll have to give it a try. I hope you will, but more importantly I hope you enjoy it.

      RW Buxton

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  8. Loved the tour, thanks for sharing all of the great posts :)

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    1. Victoria,

      Thank you so much. This has been great fun for me and I certainly hope the posts were interesting for you. I know I had a great time writing these posts and it has been a wonderful opportunity to share them.

      RW Buxton

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  9. great blurb, this sounds really good

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  10. Beta-readers are indeed extremely important in your process. They will catch mistakes even you or a proofreader didn’t catch, and give amazing tips on how to develop further your story. I used https://honestbookreview.com to get a few reviews and also promote my book. Hopping to be in the top 100 genre lists and see better sales this Christmas season…

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    1. Thanks for the link. I'll check it out.

      RW Buxton

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