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Monday, February 10, 2020

Lacey Goes to Tokyo by C.H. Lyn - Book Tour - Guest Post - Giveaway - Enter Daily!

Hey, lovelies!  It gives me great pleasure today to host C.H. Lyn and her new book, “Lacey Goes to Tokyo”!  For other stops on her 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 $10 Amazon or Barnes and Noble Gift Card!!  Also, come back daily to interact with C.H. Lyn and to increase your chances of winning!

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

Lacey Goes to Tokyo
by C.H. Lyn


GENRE: Suspense/Thriller



International travel means international danger.

Lacey Devaine is a four-year veteran of a spy ring which fronts as an exclusive escort service, Miss Belle's Travel Guides. Maintaining her cover is Lacey's number one priority to protect the integrity of the operation she works for.

While on assignment in Tokyo, a nosy newspaper reporter threatens to blow the lid off a scandal that will put dozens of innocent lives at risk. To protect her cover, Miss Belle is called in to act on intelligence Lacey has uncovered.

Can these beautiful, intelligent, and deadly women complete this assignment in time and emerge unscathed? Or will this mission be their last?



The blade I planted in his shoulder now dangles from his left hand. Fresh blood—my blood—coats the metal. His right arm hangs, useless, at his side.

He snarls at me with yellow teeth. He lunges forward again. The blade swings toward me, and I parry with my machete. The effort sends a burst of pain down my arm and into the left side of my back.

He swings again, and I step to the side, leaning my upper body to the right. We dance now. Circling each other. My left arm will not land a functional blow. Not with blood still dripping down from my shoulder. His right arm continues to swing. More blood pours from him than me.

I reach up my right hand and tug down my handkerchief. I breathe deep, easing the pain in my shoulder and preparing myself for the next attack. I switch my machete back to the right hand.

He shouts something. My grasp of the language is bad—at best—but I know what a cry for help sounds like.

“No one can hear you.” I spit blood at him, laughing.

Laughing during a fight knocks people off their guard, especially if blood is leaking from between your teeth at the same time.

His eyes widen. He says a few words and his gaze darts around in frantic movements. It lands on me. I catch his eyes with mine and don’t blink.

“The rest of your friends? They’re dead.”



My Favorite Scene in This Book…

Oh gosh, my favorite scene… That’s a hard one. I think I have to pick two, if only because there are two main characters and I wouldn’t want to exclude anyone.

Lacey has a scene, pretty late in the story, where she is looking at herself in the mirror. She’s addressing the difference between herself as a traumatized teen several years ago, and where she is now. I love it. I loved writing it. I loved getting to describe the curves she has, the strength in her arms and core, the scars she’s collected throughout the years. I loved putting into words the pride Lacey feels in herself. She’s a character who has been through more than most: loss of parents at an early age, a rough time in the foster system, and being forced into prostitution by someone who was supposed to take care of her. Her development in this story, which takes place several years after her escape from the situation, is exemplified by this scene.

For Miss Belle… Honestly, I love writing Miss Belle. She is one character I don’t generally struggle with. Her behavior and tone is so close to what I think (or what I like to think) I’d be like, that I have no trouble drawing her out. I think her introduction, that first chapter of the story, is my favorite. It shows her passion for her girls, her love for her home, and her sass. All the sass. I hope the opening chapter sets up an idea of what the humor will be like, as well as the bonds between the women, and probably the cursing, throughout the book.

There were a few scenes in this story that gave me trouble. I did a lot of research for the dream sequences to make them as accurate as possible to what real people go through when suffering from PTSD dreams. I wanted to toe the line between making the characters’ suffering real, and needing a trigger warning at the beginning of the book. I’m pretty adamant that there be zero sex scenes if someone is getting paid, and even more adamant that there be no abuse shown in the story. My trip down the rabbit hole of PTSD also took me deep into what Miss Belle is going through at the end of the story. It will play a large role in the next book, and likely the one following as well.

Doing research is both my favorite and least-favorite part of writing these books. Most of the places Lacey visits in Tokyo are real, but I’ve never been there. I’m hoping someday I’ll be able to travel to each of my book destinations and experience the food, culture, and adventure my characters experience. Minus the constant danger, of course.



I was born and raised in a small town in Northern California. Growing up in a college town meant I experienced a wide variety of people and opinions. I like to think my stories reflect the vast differences in the people I've met.  I love to travel. I want to explore the world around me while writing about the worlds in my mind.

I grew up with a steady diet of wonderful stories set in amazing worlds. I've read almost every series Tamora Pierce has written, and I am a crazy fan of the Hunger Games series. My nerdiness also encompasses the Harry Potter series, LOTR, and (to an extent) the worlds of superheros. Though, my husband is really head of DC knowledge in the household. He is also the most amazing source of support I could hope for.

I'm 26 now. My daughter just turned one. She is already so smart, curious, and beautiful. I want the female characters in my writing to be inspiring, not just for her, but for all the little girls who grow up reading.



C.H. Lyn, her husband, and their super adorable big guy, Zeus!!!
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C.H. Lyn will be awarding a $10 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter during the tour.

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  1. C.H. Lyn ~ Good morning! Welcome to FAB! It is so great to have you here! Congrats on your new book and good luck on the book tour! :)

    P.S. ~ Your furbaby Zeus is so adorable!!! Thanks for including the wonderful family pics :)

    1. Thank you so much for having me! It's an honor.

      We love Zeus, he's a big ol' softy. The cutest part of my day is watching my little girl plant kisses on his nose. He doesn't ever know quite what to make of it, but we think he enjoys the attention!

  2. I want to give a huge thanks to Ally for hosting me on the first blog tour of my first book!! Lots of firsts going on today, haha. A sincere thanks for the time and energy everyone has put into this. Y'all are the best!

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    1. Thank you!! If you have any questions, shoot them my way, I'm happy to answer. She's available via nook, kindle, and apple!

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    1. Thanks!! It was my first one and I took a long time thinking of my favorite scenes. I didn't want to put out any spoilers. Hope you get a chance to check it out!

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    1. Thank you! I absolutely love it. My publisher did such a fantastic job. I'm hoping the rest of the series will follow sort of a cohesive look like this, with the main character facing away and holding something deadly.

  6. Thanks for the giveaway;I like the excerpt. :)

    1. Yay! I'm glad you like it. Check out the publisher site (Tirgearr) for a different excerpt! I agonized over what to use, so I'm really happy to hear you enjoyed it!

  7. New author for me, enjoyed the post!

    1. So glad to hear!! New author for everyone, this is my debut novel! I hope you get a chance to check it out, thanks for reading the post!

  8. If you're asking me, it's Miss Belle. Don't get me wrong, I love Lacey to death. But Miss Belle is the character I really connect with.

    If you're asking anyone else... I'm curious to hear the answer too!