Thursday, December 27, 2018

Virtual Book Tour: Death By Payback by Gary Evans @GaryEvansBooks with an #interview and a #giveaway @RABTBookTours #thriller

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Date Published: November 2018
Publisher: AuthorSource

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After confessing to killing fourteen young men in La Crosse, Wisconsin, sultry serial killer Genevieve Wangen escapes custody for the second time. Aided by her Mafia contacts, she settles in at a remote cabin in the Bitterroot Mountains of Montana. Now, safely hidden behind her new identity as Samantha Walters, she happily continues her deadly work for the Carbones. But Detective Al Rouse and Deputy Charlie Berzinski are bent on locking her away for good. When they finally catch up to her, as she is about to wed her latest debonair lover, Genevieve finds that she must escape more than just the law!

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Date Published: July 2017

When Shawn Sorenson drowned in 1987, no one in La Crosse, Wisconsin, took much notice. They thought it was simply another drunken accident. When another student, Tad Schwartz, drowned a year later, the residents began to suspect foul play. Why else would a healthy young man drown? Even so, the police had no leads or clues to suggest anything other than a tragic accident. Were these truly accidental deaths? Suspicion became reality one fateful morning in 2011 when Police Detective Allan Rouse, Sheriff's Deputy Charlie Berzinski, and pathologist Rick Olson pulled the 15th victim from the river. The body had a tale to tell.

Dr. Olson, physician Patricia Grebin, and researcher Sarah Giles discover an obscure piece of evidence. It leads Berzinski and Rouse down a tangled trail of clues before reaching a mind-boggling conclusion. Will Berzinski and Rouse catch the killer before it's too late? Filled with intrigue, betrayal, and gut-twisting suspense, Death by Drowning will draw readers into a Midwestern town full of secrets and clues as breathtaking as the Mississippi River.

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Date Published: Spring 2018

Beautiful assassin Genevieve Wangen continues to work on her deadly concoctions from her secret lab in the woods, far from the prying eyes of the law. But just as soon as she has love and a new life in her sights, Genevieve is pulled into a far more dangerous high-stakes game of cat and mouse. She already upended her life and identity once. How far will she need to go this time to stay alive?


What is the hardest part of writing your books?
The discipline to get started is the worst part of the process for me. At the start, it seems like a process that will never end. Once the first chapter has been written, though, things settle down and get easier. Then it’s a matter of seeing how exciting the plot you create can be.

What songs are most played on your iPod?
No iPod in my office. I have Sirius XM linked to my desktop, and you will find me listening to Garth Brooks, Frank Sinatra, or instrumentalists on Escape. It all depends upon the mood – Garth for the action parts, Sinatra and Escape for more mellow times.

Do you have critique partners or beta readers?
I do, but not a particularly formal group. They are people who read the first book and made suggestions. Now they do it whenever there is a new book. I like their suggestions, because they tell it like it is.

What book are you reading now?
I have just started the new Clive Cussler book, The Romanov Ransom. My previous read was The Reckoning, by John Grisham and I moved through that at a fast pace. If you are an avid reader, a good book just keeps you going, and then when it’s over, you feel sad.  

How did you start your writing career?
I believe I always loved to read . . . or at least I remember reading when I was a very young boy. Books and sports were my favorite things. I dreamed about writing for a newspaper, and started by doing some sports stories for my hometown weekly newspaper. I could not believe it when I got a job covering basketball tournaments for the Winona Daily News my senior year in high school. Not sure how many times I re-wrote that first story, but it was a lot.

Tell us about your next release.

My fourth book features the same two law officers that you have met in books one through three. This time they are chasing moonshiners and cattle rustlers. Both my father and my father-in-law were great storytellers, and they talked often about moonshine and rustling. It just seemed fitting to use those messages as the heart of another mystery, Death by Explosion.

About the Author

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Gary Evans has turned his passion for novel writing into a post-retirement career, with book four soon to be released, and book five already in the works. Evans spent 30 years in Midwest newsrooms as an award-winning writer, editor, and publisher. He spent 12 years as vice president at Winona State University. He ended his career as the president and CEO of Hiawatha Broadband Communication, one of the nation’s first alternative entrant telecommunications firms, after 15 years. Married to Ellen, they have two grown children, Gregory and Natalie.

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