IWSG – December 2021 – Cover Reveal

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December 1 question – In your writing, what stresses you the most? What delights you?
The awesome co-hosts for the December 1 posting of the IWSG are PJ Colando, Diane Burton, Louise – Fundy Blue, Natalie Aguirre, and Jacqui Murray!

This is going to be short this month. The new cover of my next novel is out and I’m seeking reviews. Its release date is sometime in 2022.

Kiss of the Assassin is an international thriller that spans 10 years and takes place in Russia, Cambodia, and Miami, to name a few. If you can offer a review, please email me at joylene[dot]butler[at]gmail.com or message me through FaceBook at:  https://www.facebook.com/cluculzwriter. I’ll send you a pdf version, followed by a kindle version as soon as I receive one from my publisher. I will also reciprocate if/when you need a review.

If I owe you a review, let me know. Since the pandemic, I’ve misplaced my to-do list and these days my memory isn’t at its best.

What stresses me out the most?  Asking for reviews.

What delights me?  Creating scenes that flow and make me forget where I am.

Blurb: Marina Antonovna, a Soviet spy, and Mateo Arcusa, an American homicide lieutenant first meet in Cambodia during the Vietnam War as enemies. Fearful that the most powerful man in the Soviet Union, KGB Chairman Vladimir Kurenkov, has ordered her death, Marina risks everything to defect to the United States. She promises Mateo that her days as an assassin are over. Vladimir is determined to do whatever it takes to bring her back and, by threatening Mateo’s life, forces Marina to break her promise.

–namaste

joylene

ps. If you’re not currently available to do a review, no problem. I have no release date as yet.

PSS. I’m sorry I should have mentioned that Kiss of the Assassin has graphic violence in the firefight scenes that take place during the Vietnam war. There is also profanity in those scenes.

 

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  1. Great cover! It must be wonderful to see the book come together after so many years. Unfortunately, I can’t review right now–work is kicking my butt and leaving me with little time or energy to do much else–but if things slow down enough, I’ll reach out.

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  2. HI Joylene – I hadn’t realised you were still blogging – I get muddled with Feedly/Readers etc …

    I love the cover for your new book – I think I can do without the horrors of the Vietnam war … but I do hope you enjoy the publication process and getting plenty of reviewers … I’ll remember to be over in future …

    All the best – cheers Hilary

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  3. Wow, you’re so brave, Joylene. I’ve never been able to make myself ask for reviews, although I should have done. I agree with the others about the cover. It’s a stand-out. It’s not my genre, that’s for sure, however, I would like to help with a review.

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  4. Your cover is great, Joylene! I would be happy to review your book ~ Just give me some time to get my eyes straightened out! Maybe late February? Will your book also be coming out in print? I’m looking forward to reading it! Take care, my friend, and have a Merry Christmas!

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  5. Good Cover! And the blurb sounds intriguing!

    Getting reviews is like pulling your own teeth…LOL!

    Good Luck, wishing you much success.

    Merry Christmas

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  6. Yup, asking for reviews is stressful. I used to act in community/college theater, so when the time comes, I think of myself as playing the role of a confident author. It helps–a little. I do like the cover. Crime/thrillers isn’t my genre, but I wish you great success with your new project!

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  7. I’d rather clean ovens than ask people to review my book, so I totally understand how you feel. If you’re not in a hurry, I’ll be glad to read and review for you, Joylene. It will just have to be after the first of next. year. Get in touch and we can “talk”.

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  8. I’d be stressed out asking for reviews too. Or marketing.

    Love your cover! I’d be glad to shout out about your book in my Follower News when your book releases. Just email me if you’re interested closer to your book release date.

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  9. Powerful cover! Kiss of the Assassin is real. After years of research, drafts, rewrites, and determination you did it. Congratulations!

    As I read the blurb I could feel my body grow tense with fear and anticipation.
    Wishing you continued success, mi amiga.

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  10. Hi Joylene
    This sounds very interesting. Definitely my kind of read. But I already have a long list to be finished. I would be happy to read and review after 15 Jan if that would make sense to you and wouldn’t be too late. And if not, I will look forward to the release of your book. Wish you all the very best!

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