Character: Hank McCall
Series: Vintage Toyshop
Author: Barbara Early
Hank McCall here…
Well, with all the women-folk at the toy shop buzzing around like bees, someone had to man the blog. And although I’m a man of few words, except for the occasional bad pun, I’ve stepped up to the occasion.
Why is everybody so bee-sy, you ask?
Well, it has to do with the books. See, some local author type wrote a honey of a book about our little shop—well, actually about a murder that occurred in our shop. And then she wrote two more! So the town is a-buzz with commotion and people are stopping in to ask questions. Which hasn’t hurt business at all, but still…
Normally it’s one or two people stopping in, but I guess there’s a limited-time $1.99 special on for the first book, Death of a Toy Soldier, for those fancy new ebook thingies. And everybody wants a gander of the toy soldier that inspired the title.
And the paperback of the second book, Murder on the Toy Town Express, in which the author detailed the occurrences at last year’s train and toy show, comes out really soon and is available for preorder.
(It's already available as an ebook and there's currently a good price on the hardcover, if you don't want to wait!)
To top it all off, the brand new THIRD book in the series, Death of a Russian Doll, releases in early October, and folks are rushing to order their copies.
(Bee-utiful cover, by the way!)
Not wanting to lose out on a bump in business, we’ve cajoled the author to let us do a little giveaway of our own. Assuming you’ve taken the opportunity to get the first book on sale, we’re giving away one of the spanking new paperback copies of Murder on the Toy Town Express to someone who comments below, telling us something about one of your favorite childhood toys! Please leave a valid email address in a spam-safe format, (ie., Name at provider dot com), so we can contact you if you win!
I was hoping we could get the author to respond to comments, but I guess she picked today of all days to move, and she didn’t think she could get here. (Slacker!!) But she said she’d stop back and pick a winner by noon on Saturday, September 1st.