Hidden Buddha: Lama Rinzen in the Hungry Ghost Realm by Jim Ringel Book Tour Guest Post &Giveaway! {Ends 11/14/22}

Oct 28, 2022 | 5 comments

Book Details:

Hidden Buddha: Lama Rinzen in the Hungry Ghost Realm by Jim Ringel
Category: Adult Fiction (18+), 298 pages
Genre: Mystery, Literary
Publisher: Black Bee Publishing
Release date: October 2022
Tour dates: Oct 18 to Nov 7, 2022
Content Rating: PG+M due a section focusing on a woman’s miscarriage of her fetus.

Book Description:

In Hidden Buddha Lama Rinzen finds herself reborn as a doctor into the Hungry Ghost Realm in a haunted hospital on Colorado’s eastern plains.

It’s an unfriendly place. The patients do not respect her, the staff ignores her, and there are rumors of ghosts in the hospital.

Rinzen is afraid of ghosts. She is not even sure they truly exist. Instead, she focuses on learning the Hungry Ghost Realm’s lesson about what the Buddha means when he talks about emptiness. If she can only learn that she will escape the hospital and progress along her path to enlightenment.

But nine-year-old patient Claudia says the ghosts are real, and that they are here to trap Rinzen so she might never learn and never escape the hospital. Not in this lifetime, and not in any future lifetimes either.

How can the lama learn without seeing the things she denies?

​Maybe that’s what the Buddha means when he talks about emptiness. These little bits of ourselves we keep suppressed and hidden and never admit to?

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Guest Post:

What genre do you write and why?

I write mysteries. I write mysteries because of the questions they raise. I read mysteries for the uncertainty of not knowing and needing to figure something out.

But I must admit. I am not a fan of stock-n-trade mysteries. I have little tolerance for superheroes—either caped or the uncaped variety—who can beat bad guys twice their size or look at a crime scene and see what’s plainly not there for the reader to see. I hate deus ex machina resolutions. I dislike simple contrivances or those mysteries where the crime is easy enough to figure out from the get-go.

I shy away from anything usual.

I prefer mysterious mysteries, like Hari Kunzru’s Red Pill or Blake Couch’s Dark Matter. I like mysteries that take the reader on a ride that feels just a bit out of control. Most of all I like those mysteries that make me question. Not just the storyline and where it’s headed, but that also makes me question myself. I like mysteries that challenge.

And for the sake of our sane and developing democracy, we all should.

Mysteries can raise us up as human beings. They can help us settle into uncertainty and not-knowing. They teach us not to expect answers, but how to question the answers we’re given. And most importantly, they show us how to question the answers we give ourselves.

Thought provoking reading is the foundation of civilization. Reading teaches rational thought by appealing to our visceral emotions.

Mysteries are like carnival funhouses. The deeper we get into them, the less certain we are of what comes next. Anything less than that I just chewing gum for the eyes. I enjoy crafting mysteries because the act of writing is a coin toss. A gamble I undertake to
challenge myself into being someone new.

Meet the Author:

Jim Ringel is an unconventional Buddhist who writes the Lama Rinzen mysteries as part of his own spiritual path.

Each book in the series finds the lama reborn into one of the six Buddhist Realms on a search for deeper understanding along the path toward Nirvana.

Jim practices Zen, skis, hikes, bikes, and visits brew pubs throughout Colorado seeking the Buddha in everyday life.

Connect with the author: website ~ facebook ~ twitter ~ bookbub ~ goodreads

The Tour Schedule:

Oct 18 –fundinmental – book spotlight / giveaway
Oct 18 – Viviana MacKade – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
Oct 19 –Locks, Hooks and Books – book review / giveaway
Oct 19 – Liese’s Blog – book spotlight
Oct 20 – Just Another Mother With Books – book review
Oct 21 – Book Reviews by Taylor – book spotlight / giveaway
Oct 24 – Leanne bookstagram – book review / giveaway
Oct 25 – Olio by Marilyn – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
Oct 25 – Olio by Marilyn – book review / giveaway
Oct 26 – Paws.Read.Repeat – book review / giveaway
Oct 27 – Jazzy Book Reviews – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
Oct 27 – Book Corner News and Reviews – book review / giveaway
Oct 28 – Literary Flits – book review / giveaway
Oct 28 – Rockin’ Book Reviews – book spotlight/ guest post / giveaway
Nov 1 – Gina Rae Mitchell – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
Nov 2 – @bookqueenbee – book review / guest post / giveaway
Nov 3 – Deborah-Zenha Adams – book review / guest post / giveaway
Nov 4 – Books for Books – book spotlight
Nov 7 – @onecreativeartist – book review 

Giveaway Details:

Enter to win signed copy of HIDDEN BUDDHA: LAMA RINZA IN THE HUNGRY GHOST REALM plus $20 TARGET Gift Card (1 winner/USA only) (ends Nov 14)

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  1. Marisela Zuniga

    This would be a good book to read

  2. Eva Millien

    I enjoyed the guest post and Hidden Buddha sounds like a brilliant read for me!

    Thanks for sharing it with me and have a marvelous weekend!

  3. Bea LaRocca

    Thank you for sharing your guest post, bio and book details, I have enjoyed reading about you and your work and I am looking forward to reading Hidden Buddha

  4. Shelly Peterson

    Sounds like a good red.

  5. Jim Ringel

    Thank you so much for the opportunity to reach and talk about mysteries. The ones I like to read and the ones I like to write.

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