NEW RELEASE SPOTLIGHT
The Carrier, by Preston Lang
Genre: Crime Fiction
Published by: 280 Steps
Publication Date: March 2014
Number of Pages: 250
Synopsis: It’s a bad idea for a drug courier to pick up strange women in roadside bars. Cyril learns this lesson when the girl he brings back to his motel room points a gun at him. But Willow isn’t the only one after the goods that Cyril’s been hired to pick up. A fast talking sex-offender and his oversized neighbor are also on the trail, as is Cyril’s sinister brother, Duane. Willow and Cyril soon form an uneasy alliance based on necessity, lust, and the desire for a quick payday. But with so many dangerous players giving chase, will they nab their package?
They kept walking, past the main business district and into the darker residential streets. Cyril’s motel was off a side road somewhere close by. He hoped he could find it in the dark, but everything looked very much alike. First he led Willow down the wrong street that ended at an empty lot.
“This is where you’re staying?” she asked.
“I think I’m on the next street.”
“If I didn’t know better, I’d think you were leading me down a dark alley on purpose.”
“Why, so you could shoot me?”
Willow smiled. They found his motel, a cheap little two-story chain: the Firstway Inn. He led her to his door, and she watched calmly while he opened it and turned on the light. The room smelled flat and dusty, and only one of the three overhead light bulbs worked.
Willow jumped on Cyril, wrapping her legs around him, toppling him onto the bed. She kissed his face and his neck then worked inside his mouth, biting his inner lip. They tore off their clothes quickly and tumbled off the bed, fucking like they were the only humans left in a world full of zombies. It was a fantasy Willow had sometimes—there’s nothing else out there except mindless death, and we are probably infecting each other. Cyril seemed to get it.
She felt a little lost afterwards—a base note of pleasure under a single shot of panic. Jesus, she thought, I could fall for a guy like this. And then she put on her clothes. When she got to her shoes, Cyril sat up.
“Where are you going?”
Cyril started to get dressed.
“You don’t have to get dressed,” she said, “I just like to have clothes on.”
“That’s too bad.”
Willow put on her jacket, and then she pointed her gun at Cyril.
“I’m going to need all the money,” she said.
* * *
PRESTON LANG is a freelance writer, living and working in New York City. The Carrier is his debut novel.
This is the text from the acknowledgments page of my Wilde Twins psychological thriller series.
Direct links (where applicable) are included below :)
— Jess C Scott / jessINK
* * *
I am indebted to the following people for their help and support:
To friends and family, thanks for putting up with my shenanigans over the years.
To fans/readers: YOU ROCK!
To ID Channel, thank you for the resources.
To Stephen King, thank you for Carrie (and everything else).
To Lisa Lip at The Arts House, thank you for organizing the events.
To Marina / Darkstar, SS, GN, CR, SB, DM, DW, PJ, NR, GK, GV, GM, JS, RS, BM, AZ, LY (and many more)—thank you for the emails/stories and reminding me to keep it real.
To fellow authors, Joseph Grinton, Matt Posner, Joe Perrone Jr., Katherine Mayfield, Charles Austin Muir, K.C. Finn, Jeffrey Kosh, Clayton Bye, Morgen Bailey, Lae Monier, Marie-Jo Fortis, Kristopher Miller, Maria Savva, Darcia Helle, Mike Fook, Peejay Bayliss, Andrew Penney, Cliff Burns, Edward Giles Brown—a big thank you for your time/input, support, and the original work you do.
To Mystery Man, thank you for being a constant inspiration to dream more, learn more, do more and become more.
This is the blog tour page for my psychological thriller, Playmates (Book 1 in The Wilde Twins: a trilogy about a brother sister serial killing team).
If you would like to review the book or be a part of this blog tour, please contact me at missfey[@]gmail.com
I look forward to hearing from you!
===PLAYMATES: BLOG TOUR===
Feb 23 — “Basement of Humanity” (article) at jessINK
Aug 6 — Author Spotlight with Morgen Bailey
Aug 8 — Excerpt with jessINK/Grammarly Inc.
Aug 9 — Excerpt on Indie Book Buffet
Oct 5 — Review at Midwest Book Review
2014 Blog Tour
Mar 31 — Excerpt in Bards and Sages Quarterly (journal)
April 12 — Review at Readers’ Favorite
April 17 — Book Feature at Book Goodies
April 17 — Acknowledgments / Thank You Note in trilogy
April 19 — Featured at Black Caviar Book Club
April 20 — Interview with Lori Lesko
April 21 — Author Page at Storyfinds
April 21 — Featured at Awesomegang
April 23 — Interview at I Heart Reading
April 25 — New Release Spotlight at Bestseller Bound
April 28 — Review at Hell Horror
April 29 — Featured at eBookSoda
April 29 — Spotlight at A Bookish Girl
April 30 — Giveaway at NOR and Goodreads
May 1 — Listed on Crime Thriller Hound UK
May 4 — Guest Post + Interview at Omnimystery
May 5 — Interview at Bangor Daily News
May 9 — Review at Goddess of Literature
May 9 — Interview at Awesome Gang
May 16 — Book Discovery at KBoards
May 17 — Interview at Bookie Monster
May 22 — Author Page and Interview at IndieView
May 27 — Interview + Review at Kelly Smith
June 10 — Review at Blogcritics
June — Book Spotlight at Butterfly-O-Meter