Book Tour, Guest Post, Review & Giveaway for Necessities by Boyd Taylor and the Donnie Ray Cuinn series! [Ends 3/7/18]
HERO (Book #1 in the Donnie Ray Cuinn series)
Category: Adult Fiction, 180 pages | Genre: Political Suspense
Publisher: Katherine Brown Press | Release date: November 9, 2015
Tour dates: Jan 3 to Feb 28, 2017
Content Rating: PG-13 + M (Some slight cursing.)
When budding historian Donnie Ray Cuinn stumbles upon an old letter in the musty bowels of the Texas State Archives, he believes he has uncovered the true story of Sam Payne's valiant, or perhaps not so valiant, capture of Mexican leader Santa Anna during the Battle of San Jacinto. Cuinn's findings are published in a local magazine. But the article eventually becomes fodder in the gubernatorial race between Democratic upstart Bob Braeswood and Republican favorite Sam Eben Payne V, the great-great-grandson of the Texas hero. Braeswood is intent on exploiting the past, while Payne will do anything to suppress it. In the ensuing battle, Donnie finds his beliefs, not to mention his relationships, stretched to the limit in the first novel of the Donnie Ray Cuinn series.
MY REVIEW: (LAWonder10)
What defines a hero? Is hero worship often misguided?
In this first book of Boyd Taylor's series, Donnie Cuinn, a recent History graduate, wrote his thesis on a shocking find concerning a Texas "hero" of San Jacinto. He and his best friend, All-American football star and playboy, Wesley Bird, Jr. were campaigning for the Democrat running against a descendant of a Texas "hero", Sam Eben Payne,V.
Early one morning Donnie's thesis caused uninvited visitors to invade his residence and demanded that he accompanied him.
This is a story where one man's integrity was brought into question... A story of self-discovery and the realization politics brings out the best and worst in individuals one least expects it from.
The story was captivating with an unexpected ending.
It was quite well written. many of the characters felt real. The scenes were easily visualized.
The book cover was okay. It and the Title were an okay "fit".
**Beware: There are many sexual situations and one is quite explicit. There is much profanity.
I offer a Four Stars rating.
*This book was gifted me with no requirement I offer a positive review. This is my honest review.
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MEET THE AUTHOR:
BOYD TAYLOR lives in Austin, Texas with his wife and their Havanese dog Toby. Necessities is the fourth novel in the Donnie Ray Cuinn series. In a former life, Boyd was a lawyer and a corporate officer. A native of Temple, Texas, he graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a B.A. in government and an LL.B. from the law school.
Boyd's first novel "Hero" was prescient in its story about fake news. His second novel, "The Antelope Play," dealt with drug trafficking in the Texas Panhandle, an unfortunately accurate forecast. The third, "The Monkey House", involved commercial development of a large green space in the center of Austin, all too familiar to Austin residents. Whether his upcoming novel "Necessities" predicts future events with the accuracy of the earlier books remains to be seen.
Connect with the Author: Website ~ Facebook
Here is the tour schedule
Prizes: 5 winners will each get a paperback copy of Necessities. One winner will also get a $25 Amazon.com gift card. 25 winners will get an ebook copy of Necessities (open to USA only - 30 winners total)
(ends March 7)