Tuesday, March 22, 2022

One Helluva Gig by Kevin R. Doyle


Today I bring to you an excerpt from Kevin R. Doyle's romance, One Helluva Gig. Be sure to check out the rest of the blurb blitz tour for even more. Best of luck entering the giveaway!

Rob Jeffers has it all: fame, money, and the life of a rock and roll star. Frank Peters is a regular guy, a newspaper reporter who just happens to have a passing acquaintance with the Great Jeffers. As Jeffers's career shoots up, Peters's fortunes follows in his wake.

And when Jeffers passes away at the height of his fame, Peters’s life begins a steady unravelling. Until a chance encounter on a minor story gives him a new outlook on the celebrity lifestyle, and new hope for his own future.

Read an excerpt:

Off to my right, a slight, average-sized guy came running along. He was wearing the pants and vest of a denim leisure suit, a garish, flowered polyester/Hawaiian shirt with the first five buttons opened up and sandals. Skidding to a stop in front of me, he looked about as confused as I felt at the moment.

“’Scuse me,” he said, “is this the place for the concert?”

I looked around at all the people flocking in our direction, listened to the squealing of the collection of cuties on the other side of the door.

“Yeah,” I said, “but good luck getting in. The place is packed.”

“Really? Cool!” He took off his mirrored sunglasses, and for the first time, I saw the eyes that, in years to come, would stare out from a billion or so album covers.

“Hey,” he said, “you a student here?”

“Yeah, but…”

“You think you can show me how to get in? Like there’s a service entrance or something, isn’t there? I’m with the band, and I’m running late.”

I clenched up. One of the oldest con lines in the world is “I’m with the band.” But something in the man’s look told me to take a chance.

“I think I can get you in, but I need something in return.”

“Yeah?” Now the “guy with the band” seemed uneasy. “What’s that?”

“Well, you see,” I said, “I’m with the student paper…”

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A high-school teacher, former college instructor and fiction writer, Kevin R. Doyle is the author of numerous short horror stories. He’s also written three crime thrillers, The Group, When You Have to Go There, and And the Devil Walks Away and one horror novel, The Litter. Recently, he’s begun working on the Sam Quinton private eye series. The first Quinton book, Squatter’s Rights, was nominated for the 2021 Shamus award as Best First PI Novel. The second book, Heel Turn, was released in March of 2021, while the third in the series, Double Frame, is due out March of 2022.



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  1. Andi,
    Thanks for taking part in the tour for me. I'm going to be working fairly late today, but will check in later on for questions or comments.

  2. This sounds like a really good read!

    1. Sherry,
      One can only hope. I was rather intrigued when it came out of my computer because it's not the usual sort of thing I write.

  3. This so sounds like my kind of read and one that will keep me interested and reading.

    1. Bella,
      It's a little bit out of my norm, both in length and subject matter. At the time I wrote it, I didn't even know there was a sub-genre called rock fiction.

  4. I like the cover, synopsis and excerpt, this sounds like an excellent story and I am looking forward to reading it, Thank you for sharing your bio and book details and for offering a giveaway

    1. Bea,
      Your welcome and thanks for your interest. Can't take any credit for cover, as that's entirely in the purview of the publisher.

  5. Replies
    1. Mary,
      Hopefully the intrigue carries through to the end.

  6. The book sounds very intriguing. Good cover!

    1. I've had several comments on the cover, so I want to give a shout out to the artist. Her name is Jennifer Greeff, and her website is here: https://www.greeffiti.com/


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