Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Anthony Hollownton Series by Gretchen S.B. - Book Tour + Giveaway

Hollownton Homicide
Anthony Hollownton Series Book 1
by Gretchen S.B.
Supernatural Suspense

322 pages

There more to the world than he has ever known…

When homicide detective Anthony Hollownton is called to the scene of his
latest murder case he quickly becomes aware that something isn't quite right.

It isn't the gruesomeness of the scene.

It isn't the symbols written on the wall.

It isn't the image carved into the victim's back.

It is something else, something he can't quite put his finger on,
something he doesn't understand. 

Then his partner disappears, leaving Tony alone as the world begins to
unravel. As the body count rises Tony must scramble to adapt to this
new supernatural world. A supernatural world that wants nothing to do
with him and will shut him out at all costs. Until the killer's
attention turns to Tony. Now he must work within the supernatural
community's rules if he is going to come out of this case alive.

**On sale for $0.99 from Jan 13th-18th!!**

Hollownton Outsiders
Anthony Hollownton Series Book 2

Life was finally getting back to normal…almost

Two months ago homicide detective Anthony Hollownton was forcibly thrown
into the supernatural world. A world that has been eerily silent ever since. 

His partner is back but will never be the same.
Talking about seeing things Tony knows are real. 

At least it is the Fourth of July and patrolling the festivities should be a cake walk.


A mutilated body is stumbled upon and now it is all Tony can do not to
jump to supernatural conclusions. Is his jarring previous case making
him paranoid or is there more to this murder than meets the eye?

The four of them headed up the driveway with the two uniforms peeling off as Rick and Tony passed Rick's car. Luckily, Tony was wearing a button up today so he simply hung his badge out of his shirt pocket so it was visible and put his hands behind his back, hiding the radio. He knew Rick would probably do all the talking, which would make it easier to be inconspicuous. As they walked farther up the drive, they saw the grey Prius that matched Mercedes' car's description. However, the red truck was nowhere in sight. There was a garage separating the duplex on either side so it could've been in there for all he knew.
Rick rang the doorbell and they both waited. Part of Tony hoped that all this was just a coincidence and that these two college kids hadn't murdered a woman and mutilated her body over an internship. Even though all the evidence was pointing quite blatantly towards them as the killers. There was some noise on the other side of the door and he exchanged glances with Rick. Tony cleared up one of his hands in case he needed to grab his weapon. His adrenaline began to shoot through his blood and his heart beat faster but he hoped the kids would just open the door like a regular household and not cause any problems.
After what seemed like an eternity, the door cracked open and the smell of pot blasted out into the cool outdoor air; it was clearly much warmer in the house. The kid that stood in the doorway looked pretty young. He was definitely college-aged; Tony would've been surprised if the kid was actually old enough to drink.
"Brian Summers?" Rick asked.
The blond kid in front of them blinked a few times before nodding slowly. "Yeah, what of it?"
Rick put his badge closer to the young man's face. "I'm Detective Nelson and this is my partner; we’re hoping to ask you and your girlfriend, Mercedes Foster some questions about last night."
There was a beat as if the kid was processing what Rick said, then his eyes went wide and before anyone said anything else the door slammed in their faces, they heard it lock, then yelling and what sounded like somebody running to the back of the house.
"Oh crap, looks like they're gonna make a run for it," said one of the cops behind Tony and Rick. "Don't worry about it, we’ll circle around the back, you guys come in from the front." With that Tony saw out the corner of his eyes the two men run around the house, guns drawn at a low ready position.
Pounding on the door, Rick yelled at the top of his lungs, "Brian, Mercedes, this is the police. You need to open this door and talk to us or we’re going to have to bring you down to the station. Running away or any delay tactics are only going to look bad for you. We need to talk to you. Come outside now."
There was no answer but before they could negotiate how to kick the front door down they heard a shriek around back. They exchanged glances before splitting up and taking off after the two uniforms around the back of the house.
Tony's heart was pounding in his years as his blood raced through his system. He couldn't believe what was happening. It had been so long since somebody tried to run on them. By the time he got to the back of the house, he could see on the other side of the short chain link fence that one of the cops had Brian on the ground and was cuffing him while the other was struggling with Mercedes, who was screaming and trying to break loose of his hold.
Before he could jump the fence, Tony saw Rick go through the open gates on the other side. At the same time Mercedes landed a kick between the legs of the officer she was wrestling with. Rick got there just in time to grab her arms and hook the second cuff on her.
"If you don't calm yourself down right now you're going to get arrested and charged with assaulting an officer, do you really want that on your record?" Rick asked her, speaking much louder than he needed to.
That moment Mercedes seemed to see she and her boyfriend were outnumbered and calm down a bit.
"We are going to put you and your boyfriend in the back of a squad car and take you downtown. Hopefully that will give you some time to cool off a little bit and my partner and I can ask you some questions," Rick explained.
In response, Mercedes ended her struggle to get away.

Gretchen is a Seattleite that loves her home. She has a day job as a Program
Coordinator a local university. She loves to read, write and create
characters. As well as knit and binge watch Netflix. She is also on a
sporadic book blog and internet radio show with some of her college
friends. She currently lives with her husband and their mischievous
Rotti mix, who always seems to find something new she shouldn't be chewing on.
Gretchen loves to hear from her readers. So feel free to drop by!

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