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Wednesday 19 October 2016

☀ Skin of Tattoos - Christina Hoag

Thank you for joining us on the Virtual Book Tour for Skin of Tattoos, a Literary Crime by (, Martin Brown Publishers, LLC, 279 pages).

Don't miss our interview with author Christina Hoag.

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

Author Christina Hoag will be awarding a $25 Amazon gift card to one winner, and a copy of Skin of Tattoos to five 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 (☀), interviews (ℚ), reviews (✍) and guest blog posts (✉).

Synopsis | Teaser: KCR Preview | Author Q&A | About the Author | Giveaway & Tour Stops


Los Angeles homeboy Magdaleno is paroled from prison after serving time on a gun possession frameup by a rival, Rico, who takes over as gang shotcaller in Mags’s absence. Mags promises himself and his Salvadoran immigrant family a fresh start, but he can’t find either the decent job or the respect he craves from his parents and his firefighter brother, who look at him as a disappointment. Moreover, Rico, under pressure to earn money to free the Cyco Lokos’ jailed top leader and eager to exert his authority over his rival-turned-underling, isn’t about to let Mags get out of his reach. Ultimately, Mags’s desire for revenge and respect pushes him to make a decision that ensnares him in a world seeded with deceit and betrayal, where the only escape from rules that carry a heavy price for transgression is sacrifice.

About the Author

Christina Hoag is a novelist in Los Angeles,. She is the author of "Girl on the Brink" (Fire and Ice YA/Melange Books, August 2016,) a YA romantic thriller about an abusive relationship, and "Skin of Tattoos "(Martin Brown Publishing, August 2016), a literary thriller about the gang world.

She also co-authored "Peace in the Hood: Working with Gang Members to End the Violence," a groundbreaking book on gang intervention (Turner Publishing, 2014).

A former staff writer for The Miami Herald and The Associated Press in Los Angeles, she was also a correspondent in Latin America, where she reported from 14 countries on issues such as the rise of Venezuela's Hugo Chavez, Colombian guerrillas, Guatemalan human rights, Salvadoran gangs, Nicaraguan landmine victims, and Mexican protests, for Time, Business Week, Financial Times, Houston Chronicle, the New York Times, and other publications.

She has had numerous short stories, poems and creative nonfiction published in literary magazines and journals, Her short story "My Mother's Knives" was included in a horror story anthology, "And Now the Nightmare Begins" (Bear Manor Media, 2009) and her literary short story "Life Stories" is forthcoming in the anthology "100 Voices" (Centum Press, 2016).

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Giveaway and Tour Stops

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