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Tuesday, 4 April 2017

☀ Blu Heat: Blu Carraway Mysteries [0.5] - David Burnsworth

Thank you for joining us on the Virtual Book Tour for Blu Heat, a Hard Boiled Mystery by (, Henery Press, TBA pages).

This is a novella in the new Blu Carraway Mysteries series, featuring Afghanistan War veteran Brack Pelton. The first full length novel in the series, In It For The Money, is coming this September.

“Burnsworth nails the voice of new southern noir. This talented debut author will win you over with his engaging and multi-faceted hero--then keep you turning pages with his suspense, southern-voiced wit and sharp insight.” – Hank Phillippi Ryan, Mary Higgins Clark Award-Winning Author of Say No More

PREVIEW: Check out the book's synopsis and the Kindle Cloud Reader Preview below.

Author David Burnsworth will be awarding a $15 Amazon gift card to a randomly drawn winner, and a digital copy of Blu Heat to five other randomly drawn winners via Rafflecopter during the tour.   Please do take part: comment on our post and follow the tour where you will be able to read other excerpts (☀), and reviews (✍).


|| Synopsis || Teaser: KCR Preview || Teasers || The Series || About the Author || Giveaway & Tour Stops ||

Synopsis

A man walks into a bar, and dies. It isn’t just any bar, it’s the Pirate’s Cove located on the Isle of Palms, a barrier island just north of the Charleston, South Carolina harbor. Marine veteran Brack Pelton tries to stop the murder and almost dies himself. The victim, Skip Romeo, has a shady past and some interesting friends. The friend he’d planned on meeting at the bar before he got shot was lowcountry Private Investigator Blu Carraway.

Brack Pelton hates that someone shot up his bar and Blu Carraway hates that someone gunned down his friend. Both want revenge and justice. And both tend to leave a lot of collateral damage in their wake. Their team-up is inevitable. Individually, they’re each a force to be reckoned with. Together, they’re like an atomic bomb blast at ground zero. Pelton and Carraway and Charleston will never be the same.


The Series: Brack Pelton Mysteries

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Click on the book cover to Look Inside the book on Amazon and read an excerpt.

Southern Heat [1]

Gunshots echo down an antebellum Charleston alley. Brack Pelton, an ex-racecar driver and Afghanistan War veteran, witnesses the murder of his uncle, Reggie Sails. Darcy Wells, the pretty Palmetto Pulse reporter, investigates Reggie's murder and targets Brack.

The sole heir of his uncle's estate, Brack receives a rundown bar called the Pirate's Cove, a rotting beach house, and one hundred acres of preserved and valuable wetland along the Ashley River. A member of Charleston's wealthiest and oldest families offers Brack four million dollars for the land. All Brack wants is his uncle's killer.

From the sandy beaches of Isle of Palms, through the nineteenth-century mansions lining the historic Battery, to the marshlands surrounding the county, Southern Heat is drenched in the humidity of the lowcountry.

[Published 19 February 2014, 303 pages]

Burning Heat [2]

As darkness blankets the holy city of Charleston, South Carolina, Brack Pelton, an Afghanistan War veteran, steps out of a rundown bar after a long night. Before he gets to his truck, he finds himself in the middle of a domestic dispute between a man and a woman on the sidewalk. When a little girl joins the couple and gets hit by the man, Brack intervenes and takes him down. But the abuser isn’t finished. He pulls a gun and shoots the woman. Brack saves the little girl, but his world has just been rocked. Again.

The next day, while sitting on a barstool in the Pirate’s Cove on the Isle of Palms, his own bar, Brack scans the local paper. The news headline reads: Burned Body of Unidentified Hispanic Man Found at Construction Site. Nothing about a dead woman in the poor section of town. Brack feels a tap on his shoulder and turns around to see an eight-yearold girl standing behind him. She’s the little girl he rescued the night before, and she wants him to look into her sister’s shooting.

Violence and danger make up Brack’s not-too-distant past. Part of him craves it—needs it. And that part has just been fed. Things are about to heat up again in the lowcountry. May God have mercy on the souls who get in the way.

[Published 20 January 2016, 286 pages]

Big City Heat [3]

**Available for Pre-Order**

Lowcountry bar owner and Marine veteran Brack Pelton heads to Atlanta in the wake of a panicked three a.m. phone call. A woman is missing and Brack's friend Mutt is in danger. Brack's old flame, investigative news correspondent Darcy Wells, now lives there and is set to marry another man. If Brack was honest with himself, and he usually wasn't, he'd realize that the missing woman isn't the reason for his visit. His Semper Fi buddy Mutt can handle himself just fine.

When Brack and Mutt team up to find the woman, the Atlanta underworld revolts, the two biggest players target them, and people start dying. Most people would size up the situation, call it impossible, and walk away. But most people are not Brack Pelton. Impossible situations are his specialty. He made it through Afghanistan and when the military commanders mistook suicidal tendencies for leadership qualities they promoted him. Can Brack succeed at finding the woman, protecting his friend, and winning the girl without destroying the Capital of the South? Not since Sherman's march across Georgia has the city of Atlanta been in this much danger.

[Published 25 April 2017, 294 pages]

About the Author

David Burnsworth became fascinated with the Deep South at a young age.

After a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Tennessee and fifteen years in the corporate world, he made the decision to write a novel. Big City Heat is his fourth mystery. Having lived in Charleston on Sullivan's Island for five years, the setting was a foregone conclusion.

He and his wife along with their dog call South Carolina home.

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