Friday, October 21, 2016

Mâtowak Woman Who Cries by Joylene Nowell Butler & Friday Celebrations

Today I am taking part in the book tour for the new release from Joylene Nowell Butler, but before I get to the book I want to quickly post about this week's Celebrate the Small Things hop.

The hop is hosted by Lexa Cain and co-hosted by L.G Keltner at Writing Off the Edge and Tonja Drecker at Kidbits. Visit Lexa's blog here to find out how join in the hop yourself and to see the list of participants.

This week I'm celebrating the coming weekend, because I have two dear friends who I don't get to see nearly enough coming to town for a visit. We are going to the Bengals game and while I have no hope that the game will be worth anything, the company will make it a fun day regardless.

I hope you all have lots of good things to celebrate this week!

And now on to Joylene's release!

I am excited to share this great excerpt:
Ryan circles the parking lot of the Prince George Regional Hospital. I read over my notes, finishing with my interview with Norse. Additional comments in the margins are kept to a minimum. My penmanship is poor under the best writing conditions (a desk on solid ground). Writing legibly in a moving vehicle is a recipe for disaster. I hope to close Warner's murder, but if left unsolved, I’ll owe it to Cold Case to make notes they can decipher.
My scribble was a constant amusement to Angie, especially early in our marriage. I left scrawl notes on the kitchen table until the day she suggested I print in block capital letters so she could actually read what I'd written.
I feel myself grin; turn my head so Ryan won't notice. The kid is nosy enough without me giving him a reason. I don’t want to trivialize what's going on today. Angie is with me. Her smile. She smiled a lot during the first years of our marriage. Even now the sound of her giggle resonates through me. If Disney had ever heard her, he would have hired her on the spot to play the female version of Dale the cartoon chipmunk. She had the perfect giggle.
Ryan makes a second pass around the parking lot, heads back towards the south side near the emergency entrance. I dial Carrigan's cell. A stickler for old habits, he never answers his phone or even checks the Caller ID window until the third ring. When I once asked him why, he said, “I like to be ready.”
On the fourth ring, I spot an empty parking spot on the Lethbridge Street side, point at it for Ryan.
The phone rings again. Where in the hell is Carrigan?
“Yeah?” Carrigan's voice snaps.
“What's wrong?”
“What could be wrong? I'm stuck in an interview room with four unhappy campers checking Warner's case files. Oh, you mean because I took so long to answer. It's been one of those mornings. My phone was at my desk. Do you need me for something? Say yes.”
“You're there for a reason. I thought you understood that.”
After my first week on the job, I told him if he ever decided to change jobs, CSIS (Canadian Security Intelligence Service), would take him in a second. Nobody caught what Carrigan's eyes saw in a document search. He's proven it plenty of times.
“What do you need?” His voice holds no hint of an apology.
Ryan parks the vehicle, hangs the parking pass from the rear-view mirror.
“Norse's bank records.” I switch the phone to my right ear so I can unbuckle my seatbelt with my left hand.
“Give me a sec, I'm heading to my computer.”
As I wait for him to collect the records, I focus on the big question: Why kill Warner today?
And now that I've whet your appetite with an excerpt, here is all the scoop on Joylene's book and accompanying blog tour. Congratulations, Joylene!

Author Joylene Nowell Butler is on tour this month with MC Book Tours featuring her new novel, Mâtowak Woman Who Cries, being released Nov. 1 by Dancing Lemur Press L.L.C.

You can follow Joylene's tour schedule HERE for excerpts, Q&As,  chances to win copies of her book and more.

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...

Mâtowak Woman Who Cries is available in eBook at the following sites:

The print copy is available at: 

When Joylene's father died in 1983, she wrote her first full–length manuscript to channel her grief. The seven-year process left her hooked and she began Dead Witness within a few weeks of finishing Always Father's Child. Today Joylene is the author of three suspense novels: Dead Witness, Broken But Not Dead, and the steampunk collaboration Break Time. While she'll admit being published didn't fix all the wrongs in her life, she wishes her parents had lived to see her success. Dead Witness was a finalist in the 2012 Global eBook Awards. Broken But Not Dead won the 2012 IPPY Silver Medal and its sequel Mâtowak Woman Who Cries is due for release November 1, 2016.

Joylene lives with her husband and their two cats Marbles and Shasta on beautiful Cluculz Lake in central British Columbia. They spend their winters in Bucerias, Nayarit, Mexico.

For more on Joylene and her writing, visit her website and blog then connect with her on Twitter, Facebook, Goodreads, and her Amazon Author Page.

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  1. Looking forward to Joylene's release!
    At least you'll have good company for the game.

  2. Julie, thanks for being a part of Joylene's tour. Hope you have a wonderful time visiting with your friends (even if the game doesn't go like you want).

    Thoughts in Progress
    and MC Book Tours

  3. Have a great weekend, Julie! Don't forget TWD.... :)

    Congrats to Joylene!

  4. Congrats to Joylene! Sounds exciting and a very cool cover.

  5. Thank you for featuring Joylene's book.

  6. Thank you for this, Julie. It means a lot.

  7. Hope you have an awesome time with your friends, Julie! :)

    And many congrats to Joylene! Her book sounds so intense...

  8. Ooh--I'm looking forward to this one and Nov. 1 is right around the corner!

  9. Looking forward to this one!!!

  10. Congratulations to Joyelene! I wish her all the best with Matowak Woman.

  11. Congrats Joyelene and great that you channeled your grief into talent. Glad you get to enjoy the weekend with friends Julie.

  12. Congratulations Joyelene :) Matowak Woman sounds awesome!

  13. Congrats to Joylene!! I'm looking forward to reading it once my life settles down a little.

  14. Great concept for a mystery, sounds like a good read:)

  15. Hi Julie - enjoy the weekend with your friends and that game!

    Congratulations Joylene - the cover is brilliant ... while the story line has lots of possible plots and twists to come ...

    It's good to read a little more of Joylene's background and why she started writing etc ... desperately sad, yet the passion appeared ... and is now ensconced ... congratulations ...

    Cheers to you both - Hilary

  16. Congrats Joylene!

    Have a great weekend, Julie.

  17. Have a great time with your friends!

  18. Congrats once again, Joylene!
    I love the atmospheric...

  19. It's nice to hear you're sending the day with friends - I hope the Bengals surprise you and do well. I loved the excerpt! Exciting days for Joylene -- Nov 1 will be here before she knows it!

  20. Congrats, Joylene!
    And Julie, enjoy the time with your friends :)

  21. What an excellent book tour - I'm entering for that e-book (always nice to be included as an international :) ) Have a great time with your friends - it's lovely to catch up especially when it doesn't happen very often. Special Teaching at Pempi’s Palace

  22. Congrats to Joylene!
    I hope you enjoyed the weekend, Julie.

  23. Congratulations to Joylene! And yay for the weekend. Hope you had a good one. :)

  24. Another big congrats to Joylene. And have a great time with your friends, Julie.

  25. Congratulation to Joylene. That excerpt definitely pulled me in.

  26. And, Julie - congrats on the Bengal's win. Even if it was just the poor beleaguered Browns.

  27. I think I saw a few pics over the weekend. Fun for everyone. :-)

    Anna from elements of emaginette

  28. Yay for Joylene! I loved the memories in the excerpt. Such beautiful moments and such wonderful character building.

  29. Congratulations Joylene! Best of luck!

    Enjoy the football game. I love going to a live game. There's just something about being there that makes it great, win or lose!

  30. Congrats for Joylene!

    And as far as going to the Bengals game, it can't be any worse than going to a Lions game. :)

  31. Best of luck, Joylene!

    Enjoy the Bengals, I mean the company!

  32. Hooray for Joylene and have a great time with your friends.


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