Friday, March 25, 2022

Book Blast for One Helluva Gig by Kevin R. Doyle (GIVEAWAY)…..

I normally host books featuring romance, but today I'm bringing you something a bit different but no less engaging as two very different men find that the path of their lives doesn't always define you.  Keep reading to get a tempting taste of One Helluva Gig by Kevin R. Doyle, then discover even more about this book by visiting the other sites hosting this tour.  In honor of this tale of a dead rock star and the reporter sent out to write about his life, who finds out a lot about himself along the way, make sure to fill out the form below for the chance to win a $10 bookstore GC too!

Rob Jeffers has it all: fame, money, and the life of a rock and roll star. Frank Peters is a regular guy, a newspaper reporter who just happens to have a passing acquaintance with the Great Jeffers. As Jeffers's career shoots up, Peters's fortunes follows in his wake.
And when Jeffers passes away at the height of his fame, Peters’s life begins a steady unravelling. Until a chance encounter on a minor story gives him a new outlook on the celebrity lifestyle, and new hope for his own future.


After graduating, I decided to make a stake for my future in California. Naturally, imbued with youthful naïveté (a nice euphemism for stupidity), I submitted my portfolio at the L.A. Times and The San Francisco Examiner. I naturally figured that it would require only a cursory examination for them to see my undeniable genius and hire me on to work on their front pages.
Didn’t work out that way, not at all, and by the time I’d worked my way through the second tier, and then the third tier papers, I finally managed to snag my first professional newspaper job.
In Lodi.
Lodi, for Chrissakes. I mean, that Fogerty guy even wrote a song once about the dumpiness of Lodi. However, by the time they floated the offer, I was so hungry, cold, and desperate that I would have taken anything. Then, once I’d moved my few knapsacks of belongings down there and found a room I could rent by the month, came what seemed like the final indignity.
They put me to work writing obituaries.
Understand, in the early eighties, practically everyone in newspaper work got started in the obits. Even so, it seemed like the drudgiest of drudge work. Six days a week, I sat at my desk, scanning the death notices, calling hospitals and checking with the cops to fulfill my daily quota of morbidity.



A high-school teacher, former college instructor and fiction writer, Kevin R. Doyle is the author of numerous short horror stories. He’s also written three crime thrillers, The GroupWhen You Have to Go There, and And the Devil Walks Away and one horror novel, The Litter. Recently, he’s begun working on the Sam Quinton private eye series. The first Quinton book, Squatter’s Rights, was nominated for the 2021 Shamus award as Best First PI Novel. The second book, Heel Turn, was released in March of 2021, while the third in the series, Double Frame, is due out March of 2022.


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  1. I'd also like to thank you for hosting. I'm going to be at work all day, but will check in this afternoon and evening to reply to any comments or answer any questions. And thanks very much for the complimentary into to your posting.

  2. Replies
    1. Rita,
      I sure hope so. It's far outside of my usual genre of material.

  3. This sounds like an excellent read.

  4. Sounds like the tragic loss inspires the other. Sounds like a great read.

    1. Katie,
      Not giving anything away, but it's not the tragic loss that inspires the narrator. It's something else more unexpected.

  5. Interesting cover! I like color and design.