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Thursday, August 13, 2020

VBT Beverly Hills Torture by RW Buxton



Beverly Hills Torture
by R.W Buxton

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GENRE: Urban Fantasy/Paranormal Romance

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BLURB:

A frantic middle of the night call jolts Gerry from his quiet, but lonely life, back into a world fraught with dangerous creatures of the night. Erin's frenzied call leads Gerry across the country where he finds himself immersed in the luxuries of Beverly Hills and the seedier side of the Hollywood strip.

Sadness and longing grip him as he finds a blood-spattered room and Erin is nowhere to be found.

Alone in a strange city with nothing to go on can Gerry find and save Erin? Or is this the end of something never meant to be?

Her past has caught up with her and he's her only hope.

With a group of trusted friends Gerry takes on the impossible and gives everything to save Erin.

Beverly Hills Torture is the second novel in the Erin Kingsly series. Be sure to check out Capital Thirst.

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NOTE: The book is only $0.99.

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Excerpt Two:

Darkness was everywhere. Erin wasn’t even certain if her eyes were open or closed. The blackness was complete. She blinked, but it made no difference, the blackness encompassed her. She chose to leave her eyes closed and concentrated on her other senses. The air felt
cool against her skin. It smelled dank and musty. No sounds reached her ears. Total silence enveloped her.

 Her arms were numb, fastened above her head with heavy clasps that scorched her wrists where they touched her skin. She could tell her arms were spread wide. Her legs were spread as well. Heavy clasps dug into the flesh of her ankles as the weight of her body pushed down against them. She formed an X pinned against something hard and unyielding. Her head was all she could move. But only side to side. Her hair hung matted across her face plastered to her skin with dried blood. Even the small effort of trying to shake her head exhausted her. There seemed to be no way to free herself.

“Where am I?” she wondered aloud. “How long have I been here?” Her voice sounded raspy and alien even to her own ears. Pain radiated down her arms and up her legs into the core of her body. The pain shattered her thoughts like splinters that flew in a million pieces. She knew the clasps that held her in place were silver. The burning and excruciating pain were enough that she knew. Why? Silver to vampires could be deadly. They only used it on the worst of her kind. When she was a newly created vampire, she heard stories of its use but knew enough to stay away from it. This was the first time she experienced its power. It wasn’t just the pain where it touched her skin. The silver felt like a poison that flowed through her body. It clouded her mind. Pain spread everywhere. Surely death would be better.

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AUTHOR Bio and Links:


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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Interview with RW Buxton 

1. What is your favorite part of this book and why?

I actually have two favorite parts. The first is the first chapter when Gerry gets a call from Erin after not hearing from her for a year. He has a decision to make, and it’s not an easy one for him. But he makes it and goes with the consequences.

The second favorite part is the chapter after the climax. We see Erin in an all fresh light and what comes after that isn’t expected after this chapter. I don’t want to give away what happens next so I’m just going to leave it at that without much of a why.

2. If you could spend time with a character from your book whom would it be? And what would you do during that day?

The only thing I really want to do with Gerry is shake some sense into his head and tell him to get his selfish head out of his ass. I know it's not nice to say about one of my protagonists, but he is stubborn and self centered. He’s good at heart, but can’t move forward.

The character I would love to spend time with is Erin. She’s 300 years old. She’s traveled the world and lived in different countries in different times. The stories she could tell would be amazing. The knowledge she would have could probably fill volumes. Not history books because they are slanted depending on what country you live in or the time they were written. She would have the real knowledge of what happened because she was there and lived the events.

That  is all predicated on the fact that she doesn’t kill me. But since I’m not her type, I figure I’m safe.

3. If you could have been the author of any book ever written, which book would you choose?

I’m not sure I would want to be another author. When you think about it, authors before the 18th century were often writing about philosophy or the new concepts of science and considered heretics and persecuted for their beliefs.

Writers in the 19th century rarely received recognition for the valuable contributions they made, or could ever see the impact of their works. The early 20th century produced a number of outstanding authors, but can you name one that didn’t have a troubled life? The latter part of the 20th century heralded the age of big advances and immense pressure by the big publishers for authors to crank out the next book. Many of those next books weren’t what the first was because of that pressure.

Indie publishing has changed so much. Now I can be the author I want. Write about what I want and do it on my schedule.

There are dozens of authors I would love to spend the day with. To know what they were thinking and doing when they wrote their works. But I wouldn’t want to live any of their lives.

4. Are your characters based off real people or did they all come entirely from your imagination?

All of my characters are entirely fictional, they come from my mind and develop over time. Everything from appearance to personality are made up. That’s not to say that I don’t spend a lot of time watching people and observing physical characteristics, mannerisms and personality. But when I create a character they aren’t based on any one person. At most it’s a conglomeration of all the people I’ve observed. Taking a little from each to create the whole of the character. 

Even saying that both Erin and Gerry are almost entirely created from my imagination. I sat down and thought about what kind of character I wanted them to be. Then I thought about their arc and how personality would impact that. I thought about the flaws that would prevent them from achieving their goals. As I mentioned Gerry can be self centered. Then I wrapped it all up to create a character. Even their physical attributes play into how they achieve their goals or hinder their goals. For instance Erin is very attractive and Gerry thinks she’s too good for him. It all has to work together to make the chemistry seem real.

5. What made you want to become a writer?

I’ve always written, but I never set out to be an author. At least not published. I had this story in my head about a vampire and I decided one day to start writing about it. I wrote a number of short stories that I liked and when people read them, they always wanted to know what happens next. So I thought I would write something longer, and it turned into Capital Thirst. But the story didn’t end with Capital Thirst so I wrote Beverly Hills Torture. So it just sort of happened.

After I spent all that time writing them and shared them with friends I decided to go ahead and have them edited and then I published them. So it just evolved. Capital Thirst was more of an exploration in creativity, going for short stories to a full-length novel. Beverly Hills Torture was actually the first time I sat down and said I’m going to write a novel. Sort of the first time I actually thought of myself as a writer.

Both of those were written in spare time whenever I felt like it. When I wrote Moscow Nights, which should be out in September or October, I actually set a schedule and a timeline. When I would be finished with the first draft, when I would do the revisions and rewrites and when it would go to the editor. As with all hobbies, if you’re not careful they can turn into a job. Fortunately, this is one I love. 

The opportunity to create stories that other people enjoy reading has been something I’m glad I’ve been able to achieve. 

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GIVEAWAY INFORMATION 

R.W. Buxton will be awarding $10 Amazon/BN GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.




Follow the tour and comment; the more you comment, the better your chances of winning. The tour dates can be found here: https://goddessfishpromotions.blogspot.com/2020/05/vbt-beverly-hills-torture-by-rw-buxton.html


12 comments:

  1. Thank you so much for hosting me today. I'm looking forward to this and will check back throughout the day to respond to comments. Feel free to ask questions.

    RW Buxton

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    1. Rita,

      Thank you. If you get a chance to read it let me know what you think.

      RW Buxtion

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  3. Striking cover! Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Bridgett,

      Thank you. I hope you get the chance to read Beverly Hills Torture.

      RW Buxton

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  5. this sounds like a really good book

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    1. Marisela,

      Thanks for following the tour stops and visiting today.

      RW Buxton

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  6. Congrats on this tour and thanks for the opportunity to read about another great book out there to read. It helps out so I can find books I know my family will enjoy reading. Thanks as well for the giveaway.

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    1. James,

      Thank you for following the tour everyday. I appreciate it. Hopefully you've found something in Beverly Hills Torture that you like.

      RW Buxton

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