Friday, June 30, 2017

#GiveAway ~ Maski: Broken But Not Dead & Mâtowak: Woman Who Cries By Joylene Nowell Butler

Award-winning author Joylene Nowell Butler is showcasing not one, but two of her intriguing books in two different formats and you could win a copy of one of them.

Maski: Broken But Not Dead
By Joylene Nowell Butler
Mâtowak: Woman Who Cries
By Joylene Nowell Butler

Joylene won the IPPY Silver Medal with Broken But Not Dead. Once only available in print, the book has received a fresh new cover and title for readers to enjoy and is now available in eBook format. Maski: Broken But Not Dead is the prequel to Joylene’s 2016 release, Mâtowak: Woman Who Cries, which is now available in audio format.

About the Book: 

To the Breaking Point... 

When Brendell Meshango resigns from her university professor position and retreats to her isolated cabin to repair her psyche, she is confronted by a masked intruder. His racial comments lead her to believe she is the solitary victim of a hate crime.

However, is all as it appears? After two bizarre days, the intruder mysteriously disappears but continues to play
mind games with her. Taught by her mother to distrust the mainstream-based power structures, and with her stalker possibly linked to a high level of government, Brendell conceals the incident from the police. But will her
silence keep her safe?

Then her beloved daughter, Zoë, is threatened and Brendell takes matters into her own hands. To save Zoë, Brendell searches for the stalker and confronts not just a depraved madman but her own fears and prejudices.

Psychological Thriller
Publisher: Dancing Lemur Press LLC
eBook ISBN 9781939844385

Maski: Broken But Not Dead is available on Amazon.

Chapter 4
I felt as if I were wearing gumboots stuck in mud. I had my jacket on, my car keys in hand, but I couldn’t move. Two hours since Zoë left, and I stood in the middle of my kitchen having a make-believe conversation that was not going well.
‘What did your intruder look like, ma’am?’
‘I don’t know. His features were hidden.’
‘We’ll dust for prints.’
‘He wore gloves.’
‘What make of vehicle was he driving?’
‘I never saw.’
‘Maybe you heard a truck?’
‘I don’t think so.’
‘We’ll need you to have an examination.’
‘He didn’t rape me.’
‘And you expect us to do what exactly?’
I leaned back against my kitchen cupboards and threw the keys on the counter. They skated six feet across the tiled granite counter top like a jackrabbit on skis and crashed into the side of the refrigerator. My body jerked in reflex.
For a long time I didn’t move. The ringing in my ears and hammering in my head incapacitated my ability to plan. My eyes focused on the dead space between me and the deep ledged kitchen window over the sink, past my crystal teddy window ornament to the outside. The landscaped back yard that I’d toiled to make a beautiful place of colour and fragrance lasting six months out of the year, and this house that I’d fashioned into a comfortable and cozy home, now felt as cold and lonely as a plywood shelter in the middle of a Saskatchewan dust storm. He had done that to me, the intruder. Worse, I had let him.
About the Book: 
 A murder enveloped in pain and mystery...

When Canada's retired Minister of National Defense, Leland Warner, is murdered in his home, the case is handed to Corporal Danny Killian, an aboriginal man tortured by his wife's unsolved murder. 

The suspect, 60-year-old Sally Warner, still grieves for the loss of her two sons, dead in a suicide/murder eighteen months earlier. Confused and damaged, she sees in Corporal Killian a friend sympathetic to her grief and suffering and wants more than anything to trust him.

Danny finds himself with a difficult choice-indict his prime suspect, the dead minister's horribly abused wife or find a way to protect her and risk demotion. Or worse, transfer away from the scene of his wife's murder and the guilt that haunts him…

Psychological Thriller

The audio version of Mâtowak: Woman Who Cries is available through Audible and Amazon. Click on the links to hear an audio sample of the book.

About the author: 

Joylene, Métis, is the author of Dead Witness,
Broken But Not Dead
, and Break Time. She and her husband and their two cats reside in Canada for the summers and Nayarit, Mexico, for the winters. They believe life should be an adventure. 

For more on Joylene and her writing, visit her website and blog, as well as connect with her on Goodreads, Facebook, Twitter, and Amazon.

Comments on Maski: Broken But Not Dead:

“A psychological thriller filled with suspense, action and drama...” - John Bell, 93.1CFIS-FM: Prince George, BC

“Riveting and beautifully written. You won't be able to set it down.” Judith S. Avila, author

This tour-wide giveaway is for two (2) eBook copies of Maski: Broken But Not Dead and two (2) audio copies of Mâtowak: Woman Who Cries. The giveaway ends July 6.

To enter, just click on the Rafflecopter widget below and follow the instructions. If the widget doesn’t appear, just click on this link and you’ll be taken to a page where the widget should be.

Thanks for stopping by today. Does it bother you to read books out of order even if they are standalones and can be read that way?

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  1. I love that excerpts give you a glimpse of what's going on before you ever get started on a book. Crystal, thanks for sharing Joylene's books and for being a part of her tour.

    MC Book Tours

  2. Thank you so much, Crystal. I appreciate your help spreading the news. Have a great day.