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Thursday, May 5, 2022

The Next Witness by Kirstyn Petras - Book Tour - Guest Post - Giveaway - Enter Daily!

Hi, lovelies!!  It gives me great pleasure today to host Kirstyn Petras and her new book, “The Next Witness,” here on FAB!!  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 Kirstyn and to increase your chances of winning!!

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

The Next Witness

by Kirstyn Petras


GENRE:  Thriller



Alexander Covington is hunting a traitor: Melody Karsh, a missing girl accused of treason, a Party member who has forsaken her country. But, letters are appearing in mailboxes, being slipped beneath doors, and in the pockets of passersby. “Free Melody” is being spray painted on walls. Her image – cold, shivering, pathetic – has captured the public’s attention and sympathy.

Melody has no idea that her name is being used to start a movement, not until the executions of those demanding her freedom start airing on television.

Derek Lin would feel sympathy, if he didn’t blame Melody for the deaths of those who have disappeared without a trace, caught up in the investigation to find her.

Melody must choose to join the fight or stand aside. Derek will become a leader or break under the pressure. Alexander will decide how many bodies must fall to save his own life.



“Well, we thank you very much, Detective Covington, for your time and encourage the public to cooperate fully. And now, a word from our sponsors.”

“Clear!” Morgan called, and Covington stood up. He ripped the microphone off his blazer, and, without a word, strode out of the studio. Morgan started screaming the second he was out of earshot.

“Do you want us shut down?! Do you have any idea what you've done?!”

“Morgan, what is he going to do?” Denise asked, leaning back. “Look, he didn't want me to ask a question, and I did anyway. They never actually announce stories like this. I wanted to know why - how far she could have gotten - the fact he didn’t answer doesn’t make that look good, does it?”

Morgan gaped at her, before returning to the mixing booth. Derek followed her and peeked over her shoulder to watch the playback.

There, on the screen, were the pictures of the so-called terrorists. And there was her picture. She'd been at the bar, waiting for Sean, however long ago. He'd seen her picture, the background of Sean's phone, heard Sean talk about her, mope about her, drink himself stupid over her.

“We have a problem.” He muttered to Morgan.

“What?” Morgan jumped, not having seen him following her. “Why?”

“Because I’m pretty sure that girl’s been gone a hell of a lot longer than you think.”



Create a Playlist That Inspired Your Latest Book:

Music that I listened to/inspired certain aspects of the story was a constantly evolving list. At the end of the story, I was left with a combination of rock and instrumental that either, in my mind, represented certain sections, scenes, or themes. There were a few that I can’t listen to without getting a picture of certain characters in my mind. The mood tends to be a bit all over the place, but how I wrote was also a bit all over the place, so it fit the “process,” or however you want to describe it. In no particular order:

Keep On Swinging

by Rival Sons

Still Alright

by pg.lost


by X Ambassadors & Jamie N Commons


by Seas of Years

Carrion Flowers

by Chelsea Wolfe

Oh No!!!

by grandson

Killing Moon

by Roman Remains

Never A Lover

by Clem Leek

Bless This Morning Year

by Helios

Down From The Rafters

by Hundred Waters


by Jens Kuross

The Other Side

by Woodkid


by Bjork

Take It All

by Ruelle

Suffocation Blues

by Black Pistol Fire

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Kirstyn Petras is a fiction writer and commodities reporter but primarily identifies as caffeine in a human suit held together by hair spray and sheer force of will. She currently resides in Texas, though claims home as a combination of New York and Edinburgh. When not writing, she trains contortion and aerial hoop. She has been published in Punk Noir, and is the co-host of Dark Waters, a literary podcast exploring all that is dark, ready, and wonderfully twisted.





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  1. Kirstyn ~ 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!! :)

  2. Thank you for sharing your playlist and book details, The Next Witness sounds like a thrilling read and I am looking forward to it.

  3. Sounds like a good book. I like the excerpt.