Friday, June 26, 2020

*Book Tour & Giveaway* Handsome by Theresa Jacobs-GUEST POST

Detective Gagon Book 1 
by Theresa Jacobs 
Genre: Detective Thriller 

Being handsome has its advantages and affords him easy access into people’s homes. They quickly learn you can not judge a book by its cover when they pay the ultimate price with their lives. He didn’t ask to look the way he does, nor to lose his loving mother at such a young age. Dealing with unwanted memories, he will find a way to erase his past by cleansing the city as he sees fit.
Detective Marcy Gagon, finds at times her relationship with the lead coroner, Krista Jones, a harder case to crack than the one she’s trying to solve. She feels alone in the hunt for a man whom she believes is a serial killer. The Chief of Police refuses to entertain the possibility that Toronto has yet another serial killer until she can bring him solid proof. But when another couple are killed within 24 hours of the last, Marcy gets the push she needs, and new leads come pouring in. Fully engulfed in her job, she also learns a deeper secret to her girlfriend’s past that only strengthens their bond. Hot on the heels of a killer, Marcy must somehow bring his reign of terror to an end without letting her personal life interfere. 

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Theresa Jacobs believes in magic, fairies, dragons, and ghosts. Yet she trusts science and thinks that aliens know way too much.
Though she still works 9-5 for the man, she has published a horror novel, two Sci-Fi novels, three horror novellas, many anthologies, children's books, and poetry. She is also an ex-contributor to an online horror magazine.
When she is not at work she spends her time, reading, writing, exercising her dog, and binge-watching TV shows, with her longtime partner and fiancé.
She is also a big movie buff and a sci-fi nerd at heart. 


What inspired you to write this book?

My new book, Handsome, was actually inspired by someone working on my house. The gentleman made a comment about a star I had hanging and said that a star in the window means you’re a swinger. So, I joked back about people who would actually display things to invite strangers into their homes. This got me thinking what a way to attract a killer, and Handsome was born.

What can we expect from you in the future?

Too much to list, stay tuned for a web series, a vastly unique choice of books, possibly a movie, and even I don’t know what else.

Who designed your book covers?

This various on my current financial status. I have books created by Dark Wish Designs, she’s awesome. Real art hand drawn from @disturbingdrawings, Mar Garcia is the best, and a few done by me when I’m too poor to pay.

If you could spend time with a character from your book whom would it be? And what would you do during that day?

I would spend the day with Detective Marcy Gagon, she’s smart, full of energy and introspective. I’d love for her to take me on a ride along while she’s hunting down a criminal and watch her in action.

Are your characters based off real people or did they all come entirely from your imagination?

The characters in Handsome are from my imagination. I do try and think about people I know and some of their quirks, or habits and incorporate these into some of the characters to bring them life. However, in my book the Cimmerians, my dearest friend Jackie is 100% a full-fledged character and it’s amazing how anyone who knows it, reads it as her. That is the best compliment a writer can get, that the characters are true to life.

Convince us why you feel your book is a must read.

This book is fast-paced and exciting. There isn’t a dull moment, and it’ll take you on a visual journey through the life of a killer, through the streets of Toronto and behind the scenes with a detective. What’s not to love about all that?

Is there a writer which brain you would love to pick for advice? Who would that be and why?

Actually, I have picked the brain of the incomparable, David Morrell, (if you don’t know who he is do yourself a favor and google him). He’s a kind, easy to talk to person and if you friend him on social media, he will engage with you. The reason I reached out is sort of funny. It was about my first book and one passage I had was about fear sending a man’s testicals into his body, and my editor hated this! He said it was gross and no one wants to read that. So, I asked Mr. Morrell his personal thoughts.

Needless to say, the line stayed.

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