I can’t believe I actually made it here—launch day for my debut novel, THE MISTAKEN. It's been quite a journey, filled with many ups and downs. Some goals I've achieved and others I haven't, but I never let anything get in the way of my goal, to see this book published. They say your first book is your favorite, your baby, and I couldn't agree more. Even if my writing does get better, as with most writers, I can't imagine any other being quite the labor of love that this one was. I hope those of you who read it will enjoy it. But for right now, grab my badge (custom-made by the lovely Carrie Butler) and join me and my friends on my blog tour.
First stop—Mark Koopmans.
I met Mark about a year ago and was quite impressed with the man. He’s one of those rare gents women can totally relate to, who truly seems to understand us. An Irishman living in
Hawaii, Mark is sweet, kind, and generous, a
stay-at-home writer-dad with stunningly beautiful children. Check out my interview over at his blog
FYI – Every follower who comments here over the next two weeks will be entered into a drawing for an ARC of The Mistaken and a bookmark. Plus, 5 runner-up winners will each receive an ebook copy. Winners will be determined using Random.org and notified via email.
Tomorrow, Alex J. Cavanaugh marks the two year anniversary of his own debut release of CassaStar by hosting me in a discussion on theme and symbolism. Also tomorrow, Arlee Bird has permitted me to jack his blog over at Tossing It Out. I hope you stop by both.
THE MISTAKEN ~ the hell of revenge, the hope of redemption
Obsessed with revenge following the violent death of his pregnant wife, Tyler Karras pledges the woman who killed her to sex-traffickers in
Francisco’s Russian Mafia. In exchange, they’ll finally let his brother
leave the business for good—with his debt wiped clean and his heart still
beating. But when Tyler mistakenly
targets the wrong woman, he’s forced to protect his own victim from the very enemy he's
unleashed, and the Russians are holding his brother as leverage to force Ty to
complete their deal. Caught in a no-win situation, Ty must find a way to
save himself, his brother, and the woman, but with the Russian Mafia, even two
out of three makes for very long odds.
Early praise for The Mistaken:
“A deliciously slow burn that builds to a ferocious crescendo, Nancy S. Thompson's THE MISTAKEN kept me riveted until the very last page. Tyler Karras is a complex and flawed protagonist, and his redemptive journey makes him the perfect anti-hero. This psychological suspense is a standout, and I can't wait for Thompson's next book.”
~ Jennifer Hillier, author of CREEP and FREAK
“Nancy S. Thompson's debut novel, The Mistaken, is a first-rate thriller full of hair-raising twists and turns. Pursued by the police and the Russian mafia in
San Francisco, brothers Tyler and Nick Karras
are fascinating, fully-drawn, desperate characters. The action is
non-stop. Thompson's taut, intriguing tale of revenge, mistaken identity,
kidnapping and murder will keep you enthralled and entertained.”
Times Bestselling Author of DISTURBED and TERRIFIED Kevin O’Brien, New York
“Fast-paced and emotionally gripping - once the ride begins, you won't stop reading until it ends." ~Alex J. Cavanaugh, author of CASSAFIRE and CASSASTAR
The Mistaken Blog Tour:
11/1: Why building a platform is so important at Livia Peterson’s Leave It to Livia
11/19: Arlee Bird’s Tossing It Out for a follow-up on my launch and tour.