Monday, October 22, 2012

THE MISTAKEN Tour!

All right, ladies and gents. It's the day you've all been waiting for.

 Nancy S. Thompson is in the house!


Kind of.

Okay, I lied. Her main character, Tyler Karras, is here, but he's... on the couch. Maybe I should explain. Ty had a little court-ordered therapy to attend to, so I asked if we could sit in on his session. You know, to get a feel for his story.

What? That's totally legal, isn't it? *Pause* Well, I won't tell, if you don't!

(Note: This is fiction and probably a perfect example of what not to do as a therapist. Entertainment purposes only.)
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Therapist: Thank you for taking the time to speak with me, Mr. Karras. May I call you Tyler?

Tyler:  *looks down and snorts with a derisive smile and a small shake of his head*  Yeah, sure, Tyler’s fine.

Therapist: I'd like to spend this session getting to know you a little better. *looks at notes* It seems you've had a difficult time recently. Would you like to tell me what happened?

Tyler: *shrugs*  What can I say?  It started when my parents and sister died.  Car accident.   My brother was injured, got himself addicted to drugs and alcohol, started running with a bunch of Russian thugs.  Gangsters, really.  Mafia.  Then, on top of it all, my wife was killed, and with her, the child she was carrying, our first.  So yeah, it’s been difficult.

Therapist: I’m very sorry to hear that, Tyler. *scribbles a few things down* And how did all of that make you feel?

Tyler: *glares back*  How do you think?  Pissed.  Like I needed a drink.  A lot of drinks.   And a whole lot of payback, too.  Trouble was, one interfered with the other, and I made a mistake.  A big one.    

Therapist: Oh? *leans forward* Have you had a problem with alcohol in the past? Has it… interfered with your life prior to this?
Tyler:  No, not prior.  Never. Except for my bachelor party, I hardly ever drank alcohol. 
Therapist: I see. Well, why don’t you tell me a little bit about this mistake?
Tyler:  My wife, Jillian, got mixed up in a case of identity theft.  It screwed up her credit which prevented us from buying the house we wanted in time for our child—Jill was pregnant with our first.  Anyway, though the cops and DA knew who did it, they couldn’t arrest or prosecute the woman responsible.  Jillian asked my brother, Nick, and his Russian buddies to intervene, but I found out and called them off.  So she tried to take care of it on her own.  Ended up dead.  And I’m to blame. 
So then I decided to go after that woman myself.  I promised to turn her over to Nick’s boss.  In exchange, he said he’d let Nick leave the business for good and wipe his debt clean.  He'd finally be free of them, like I always wanted.  It seemed like the perfect plan at the time, but because I was so…angry and drunk, I mistakenly targeted the wrong woman.  But by then, it was too late.  I knew what I’d done was wrong, but the Russians were holding Nick as leverage to force me to complete our deal.  Their freedom—all our lives—it was all in the balance.  And I was stuck.  I couldn’t turn over an innocent woman to be traded as a sex slave.  But I couldn’t just let my brother die, either.     
Therapist: *swallows* So, what did you do?
Tyler: Well, um…  This is all privileged, right?  I mean, you can’t divulge what I say here, can you?
Therapist:  *shakes head*
Tyler:  Right.  Well then, let’s just say that…I did what I had to, but it didn’t work out.  Not like I wanted.  *hangs head*  Not like it should have.  *stands abruptly*  Look, I really appreciate your time, but…I’m not ready to talk about all this.  It’s still too…  It’s just a little...  Maybe next time.   *turns and walks out*
Therapist: *blinks at Tyler's retreating form* A-All right. Next time, then.
 
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Ah! I love Tyler, and I love this book. As most of you know, Nancy is my pub sister and critique partner, so I was fortunate enough to read her book many moons ago. 

Wow. 

I was blown away. Seriously, I read the whole thing in one sitting. I highly recommend it. :)
  ABOUT THE BOOK:  

Obsessed with revenge following the violent death of his pregnant wife, Tyler Karras pledges the woman responsible 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 her from the very enemy he's unleashed, and the Russians are holding Nick 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.    

Visit Nancy’s blog, follow, and leave a comment during her book tour for a chance to win an ARC of The Mistaken!  Plus, 5 runner-up winners will each receive an ebook. :)

You can also find her on her publisher’s website, Goodreads, Twitter, and Facebook. 

  WHERE TO BUY:  

Also available at Sony, Kobo, iBooks, Diesel Bookstore, and Baker & Taylor in 2-3 weeks

  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

  THE MISTAKEN BLOG TOUR: 
10/23:  Julie Musil
10/25:  Matthew MacNish
10/26:  LG Smith
10/27: Aimee Jodoin
10/30:  Lisa Regan
11/19:  Arlee Bird

  ABOUT NANCY:  
Nancy is an interior designer with her own business since 1997.  A California transplant, she currently lives with her husband of 21 years near Seattle, WA.  They have one son together, a college freshman at Arizona State University.  She was recently contracted as a freelance editor for Sapphire Star Publishing.

60 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

It's an awesome book!!

JeffO said...

That's one brave therapist. Having seen what Tyler's capable of, I'm not sure I'd want to be alone in the room with him!

Lisa Regan said...

It is such an amazing book! I love this interview. Very creative, gals!

L.G.Smith said...

Haven't read it yet, but this Tyler sounds like a great conflicted character.

i'm erin. said...

Sounds intense and awesome. Something I could read right now! And if Alex likes it then I'm game.

Angela Brown said...

Wow. That was one intense therapy session. I feel so terrible for Tyler. Thus, I must get this book!

Joylene Nowell Butler said...

I have my very own copy! Now I just need no interruptions so I can read it. Oh, right, I have a few ahead of Mistaken. Drats.

Hi Carrie! Nice job at sneaking in to their session. I'm not telling anyone.

Nancy Thompson said...

Tyler definitely needs to come back for more therapy. He still has some major issues! Thanks for hosting us today, Carrie. Tell his therapist I'm sorry that he ran out on him.

Jessie Humphries said...

I love that therapy scene! Partly because I need a therapist pretty bad myself! Whatever. This sounds like a thriller right up my alley!

Aimée Jodoin said...

I think Tyler could really benefit from some therapy after everything he's been through... What a cool idea for introducing a character to readers. :)

Tara Tyler said...

what an intense, twisty story! want to read it more now!

Carrie Butler said...

I agree! :)

Carrie Butler said...

I would! *Grins* The door would have to stay open, though... just in case.

Carrie Butler said...

It is! :) Thanks, Lisa!

Carrie Butler said...

Oh, he is. I think you'll really enjoy it. :) Thanks for stopping by, L.G.!

Carrie Butler said...

It is! You should definitely check it out, Erin. :D

Carrie Butler said...

You must! ;) Thanks for stopping by, Angela!

Carrie Butler said...

Don't you hate it when that happens? So many books, so little time!

*Grins* Thanks! I knew I could count on you. ;)

Carrie Butler said...

We should have him back for the sequel! ;) Anytime. You know I'm always happy to host you!

Carrie Butler said...

Thanks, Jessie! :) Oh, don't we all? I wonder if we can get a group rate...

Carrie Butler said...

Thank you, Aimée! :D

Carrie Butler said...

You should! I recommend it. :)

Nicky Wells said...

Awesome interview! I have The Mistaken on my Kindle and can't wait to get reading. Congratulations, Nancy, and thanks to Carrie for hosting. The SSP sisterhood totally rocks! XX

Carrie Butler said...

Thanks, Nicky! I agree. The SSP sisterhood rocks! :) You should stop by for your next tour!

Kyra Lennon said...

I am very much looking forward to reading this, especially after that interview!

Livia said...

Love, love that interview! So realistic! Can't I meet Tyler, too?

Now, I'm really looking forward to The Mistaken! I'm so happy for Nancy! Congrats, Nancy! You'll have much success and I know that for sure. You deserve it! *hugs Nancy*

Carrie, thanks for having Tyler over here! It's a wonderful interview! *hugs Carrie*

Melodie said...

Excited for Nancy! Congrats!

Nancy Thompson said...

Thanks, Carrie, and thanks, friends! Now, let me go find Ty and bring him back in for some chitchat. The man really needs it. Especially since I'm gonna put him through all sorts of hell again in book 2. Heh heh.

Carrie Butler said...

I'm glad to hear it! :) Speaking of things we're looking forward to...

If I Let You Go is waiting for me on my Kindle. I just have to work through a massive list to get to it! ;)

Carrie Butler said...

Thanks, Livia! Tyler is such a complex character. I loved having him over for this. :)

*Hugs back* Thank you!

Carrie Butler said...

Me too! :)

Carrie Butler said...

Sounds like we're going to need another round of therapy after book 2! ;)

Melissa said...

Loved the interview! I can't wait to read the book!!! :D

E.J. Wesley said...

It's everywhere! Which is awesome! lol Huge congrats to Nancy, and I think big things are definitely in store for The Mistaken based upon the wonderful things I'm reading about Nancy's writing.

Besides, everyone knows CB doesn't feature bad books. *eyes drift to previous post* :-D

Talli Roland said...

I've seen Nancy all over the place this week - huge congrats to her. Love the cover!

Carrie Butler said...

Thanks, Melissa! I'm sure you'll enjoy it. :)

Carrie Butler said...

I agree. Big things are definitely in store for THE MISTAKEN!

Hah! That's right. I never feature bad books. I do, however, feature goofball authors. *pointed stare*

I kid, I kid! ;)

Carrie Butler said...

She's everywhere! :) Thanks for stopping by, Talli!

Elise Fallson said...

Oh, this was so fun, loved the interview and of course I was so hoping for more at the end! Guess I'm just going to have to read the book! :D

Carrie Butler said...

Don't you hate it when that happens? Better order quick! ;) Thanks, Elise!

Lydia Kang said...

Wow, those blurbs are so awesome! I have to read this. :)

Ciara said...

I'm so happy for Nancy. Her tour is going great! I liked it on Amazon. Not sure how I missed that. Sorry, Nancy.

Carrie Butler said...

Heck yeah! :)

Carrie Butler said...

Me too! We're fortunate to have such a supportive community. :)

michelle said...

Oh no, the interview was cut short at the interesting point!! Grrrr, I have to get my hands on this book!!
Congrats to Nancy!

Donna K. Weaver said...

Nice! Love the way the interview is such a tease. Well done.

Sherry Ellis said...

Great interview! I've seen this book on other blogs. It looks like her book tour is going well.

Kelley Lynn said...

I've already got my copy! So excited to read it :)

Nancy Thompson said...

Oh, I missed all this later love! Thanks you guys! And of course, to my awesome pub sister! Couldn't have done all this without you.

Carrie Butler said...

How dare Ty walk out on us! ;) You're right. You need to get your hands on this book!

Thanks for stopping by, Michelle!

Carrie Butler said...

Thank you, Donna! :)

Carrie Butler said...

Thanks, Sherry! I've seen it around, too. So happy for Nancy! :)

Carrie Butler said...

Me too! I'm excited to read it a second--okay, third--time! :D

Carrie Butler said...

You're very welcome! *hugs*

Emily R. King said...

Huge congrats to Nancy! I'm buying my copy today.

Carrie Butler said...

Oo, enjoy, Empress King! :)

M Pax said...

Nice angst and issues in Tyler. I look forward to reading Nancy's book.

Have a great weekend, Carrie.

The Golden Eagle said...

This was an intense interview! Tyler sounds like a driven character.

Carrie Butler said...

You too, M. Pax! :)

Carrie Butler said...

He is! :) Thanks for stopping by, Eagle!