Thursday, October 18, 2012

THE MISTAKEN Blog Tour: Day One



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 today.

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.

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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 San 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.    

Available at:
Kindle   Barnes and Noble   Nook   Amazon   Kobo   iBooks

Coming soon to Sony, Diesel Bookstore, and Baker & Taylor.

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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.” 
~Kevin O’Brien, New York Times Bestselling Author of DISTURBED and TERRIFIED

“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


36 comments:

JeffO said...

*cheers wildly* Congratulations, you published author, you!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Congratulations - this is YOUR day!!!! You are officially an author now. And a damned good one.
Couldn't start the tour with anyone better than Mark.

Nick Wilford said...

Congrats! What a very exciting day this must be for you. Your determination has seen you through to this point - enjoy the moment and I wish you every success!

Natalie Aguirre said...

Happy Release Day Nancy! So excited for you!

Ellis Shuman said...

Congratulations on the release of your book. May this be the first of many more exciting days in your writing career!

Nicky Wells said...

HUGE congratulations, Nancy, what an awesome day. Hope you're having a big glass of bubbly at the earliest opportunity and I look forward to the party. Whoop!

Aimée Jodoin said...

Yay, the day is finally here! I look forward to reading everyone's tour posts. :)

E.J. Wesley said...

Been 'hopping' all over to see your stops, Nancy. You're everywhere this AM, which is great! :-D

L.G.Smith said...

Happy book birthday! Enjoy the moment. :))

Carol Kilgore said...

All good luck with your book!
Have fun on the blog tour :)

A.J. Locke said...

Congrats!!! How exciting!!

Connie Keller said...

Congratulations!! The book sounds great, and I love your trailer!

Dana Mason said...

Congrats, Nancy! Enjoy your day!

M Pax said...

It's here, Nancy!! Awesome. Can't wait to read your book.

A. L. Jackson said...

Congratulations Nancy! So proud of you and all your hard work! Enjoy this day ~ There's nothing like the release of your first book!

Andrew Leon said...

I'm not actually sure that House is going to remain my favorite of my books. I'm already liking Brother's Keeper more.

Congrats!

Carrie Butler said...

This is it. It's really happening. Your book is HERE! *Hugs* Congratulations! :D

Samantha May said...

Yay! I just read Mark's post. He is just an all around awesome guy! I can't wait to read the other posts as well :)

Lisa Regan said...

WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
I am so excited. *does happy dance, looks like Elaine from Seinfeld, stops dancing* Yay for you! Sending you lots of virtual hugs!

Liza said...

Enjoy the debut of your first baby!

The Desert Rocks said...

Congratulations with the debut!

Livia said...

Oh my, Nancy, you made it and you're making your dream come true! You're doing it and I'm so happy for you!

I've been thinking about you all day and it has drove me nuts! I can't explain how happy I am for you!

Congratulations! Can't wait to see you around on the other blogs! It's gonna be so exciting and already it is!

Gotta win that book of yours...can't wait to read it! :)

*does a happy dance and hugs*

Melissa said...

Where's a dancing chicken graphic when you need one?

Woohoo!!! Congratulations!!!!! :D

I second your fondness for Mark. He definitely earns his super-dad-writer-man card. :)

Siv Ottem said...

Congrats! Enjoy every moment :)

Joylene Nowell Butler said...

I ordered my Kindle, but a hardcover would be so nice. Or a soft cover. I'm so thrilled for you, Nancy.

Mark Koopmans said...

Hey Nancy,

Congrats - again - on what I hope has been a wonderful day for you.

It's been a pleasure to follow your journey over the last year and I look forward to many more success stories from you in the years to come :)

PS... you made me blush so much my bald head was shining bright in the night sky :) Thank you for the very sweet comments... I appreciate them more than you know :)

T. Drecker said...

I heard (from Alex) that you're the next best-selling author and just had to hurry on over.
Congratulations!!!! Here's wishing you tons of sales, lots of fans and unendless amounts of fun.

T. Drecker said...

oopps... endless amounts of fun :)

Donna Hole said...

I'm pretty sure I will like this novel.

Oh; and (HUGGS) cuz Alex said so :)

.......dhole

Kirsten said...

Congrats, Nancy! I can't wait to read this one. :)

michelle said...

Congratulations Nancy! I'm off to Mark's place now-----------

Nancy Thompson said...

Thank you so much everyone! So much love. So much support. That's what this community is all about. I hope all of you who read The Mistaken enjoy it. God bless and (((hugs))) all around!

Cherie Reich said...

Congratulations!!

Rachel Schieffelbein said...

This is so exciting! Congratulations!

Rachel Morgan said...

Weeheeeeeeeeee! Congratulations!

Nancy Thompson said...

Thanks, ladies!