Monday, August 31, 2020

*Book Tour & Giveaway* The City That Barks and Roars by J.T. Bird-GUEST POST

The City That Barks and Roars 
by J.T. Bird 
Genre: Mystery Fiction 

Animals rule the world

They hit cafes for breakfast then nine to five at the office, and fritter away evenings at jazz clubs. 

But paradise is still a distant dream, for there are devils amongst the angels.

Lucas Panda is missing; clues on the riverbank suggest he was probably kidnapped. Enter Frank. Who else you gonna call? Hard-boiled penguin and the finest detective in town. And meet his new partner, Detective Chico Monkey - yeah, the wisecrackin' kid with all the snappy suits. But the stakes have been raised; three more creatures are missing and the citizens of Noah's Kingdom are faced with possible extinction. Can the grouchy bird and plucky young ape save the city from doom? Or, will evil prevail and escape the claws of justice?

'Animal noir' peppered with plenty of humour; this thrilling debut novel from award-winning comedian JT Bird is an intriguing blend of Jungle Book and Chinatown (Zootopia for grown-ups?! Watership Down with Fedoras!?) - perfect for fans of animal fiction, or mysteries, adventure and crime. A gripping yarn, packed with weird and wonderful creatures, for youngsters and adults alike (or anyone who's crying out for anthropomorphic detectives!!) 

J T Bird is an award-winning stand-up comedian from North London, where he lives with his wife and child. His humble abode sits neatly between the former homes of HG Wells and Robert Louis there's no pressure to write something utterly successful and wonderful.
Bird was actually 'The Chosen One' that prophets foresaw would rescue the world from all the powers of darkness - however, he opted for a career as a clown and author instead...

Another little known fact - his father was sent from the future to protect him from an android assassin, and his mother's possessed by a demon - but hey, we all have family issues right?! 


Who the heck is JT Bird ??

Can you, for those who don't know you already, tell something about yourself and how you became an author?

I’ve actually been a stand-up comedian for the last ten years, performing primarily in London. I also run a popular comedy night for up and coming comedians!! But after a decade of trying to make drunkards giggle, I started itching for a change of scene and a fresh challenge. I decided to write a novel!! And thanks to my supportive wife, who let me hide away each night, tapping away on my laptop – I somehow managed to finish it :D

Tell us something really interesting that's happened to you!

I actually had a stroke when I was just 22 years old, during my time at university. A cerebral venus thrombosis – which does sound more like an eighties pop group!! But I have no doubt that without that experience, and a horrible month on a hospital bed, I wouldn’t have become a comedian and I certainly would not have attempted a novel. So, as terrible as it was, that ordeal did motivate me to try and achieve my dreams. Every cloud, as they say.

What are some of your pet peeves?

Ha ha – where do I start!! People who wear sunglasses on a gloomy day. Anybody who vapes while I’m walking behind them – and sprays me with raspberry fumes. People who close their eyes when they talk. Agents and publishers who scoff at anthropomorphic animal fiction…

If you knew you'd die tomorrow, how would you spend your last day?

I’d have every intention of spending that last day furiously trying to cure a disease or stop every war – but in reality, I’d probably just stay in bed surrounded by chocolate muffins– and binge on Netflix.

$25 Amazon ,E-book of The City That Barks And Roars 

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