Hi! We’re Lisa Henry and J.A. Rock, the authors of THE MERCHANT OF DEATH. We’re touring the web taking about our influences, our processes, anything we can think about actually, and even giving you guys a sneak peak or two! And what would a blog tour be without a contest? Check out the details at the bottom of the post to see what you can win!
Today we’re looking at some of our supporting cast.
In our PLAYING THE FOOL series, we have a wide cast of supporting characters. Some of them are more prominent than others, but they’ve all got their roles to play. In THE MERCHANT OF DEATH, you’ll meet more of Henry’s friends, our supporting cast of criminals and cons who hang around the Court of Miracles.
Gerald: Gerald affects a British accent because he thinks it makes him sound classy, and is constantly touching up his gray hair with dye. He’s very dignified, and considered himself an artist, not a thief. He’s thinks he’s still an attractive man, but there’s a reason he’s living off pot noodles and memories. He often complains that conning is a dying art form, and these days it’s all email scams out of Nigeria. Nobody has the personal touch anymore. Gerald specialises in art “reproductions”. As he points out, it’s only a forgery if he attempts to sell one of his paintings as an original. Which, of course he does. Constantly.
Jo: Jo loves her disguises. She can be everything from a femme fatale to a mousy librarian girl. She’s got it, and she works it. She runs small time love scans mostly, where she preys on married guys, and then blackmails them. Hey, a girl’s gotta make a living.
Carson: Carson is not a nice guy. He’d sell his own mother out for money. Henry hates him because he preys on Henry’s best friend Remy when Remy’s short on cash and needing a fix. And just because Remy will do anything for twenty bucks doesn’t mean Carson should take advantage.
Henry’s friends are a mixed bag. Sometimes they’re helpful, and sometimes they’d sell you out for a dollar. You can pretty much guarantee they can’t even lie straight in bed. There’s a reason Henry fits so well in the Court of Miracles.
The Merchant of Death (Playing the Fool #2) by Lisa Henry & J. A. Rock
Authors ~ Lisa Henry & J. A. Rock
Publishers ~ Riptide Publishing
Due for Release ~ 2nd February 2015
Genre ~ Contemporary M/M Romance, Crime
All’s fair in love and war.
There’s something rotten in the state of Indiana. When con man Henry Page takes it upon himself to investigate the death of an elderly patient at a care facility, he does so in true Shakespearean tradition: dressed as a girl.
FBI Agent Ryan “Mac” McGuinness has more to worry about than Henry’s latest crazy idea. Someone is trying to send him a message—via a corpse with a couple of bullets in it. He needs to figure out who’s trying to set him up before he gets arrested, and he really doesn’t have time for Henry’s shenanigans. Then again, he’d probably be able to focus better if Henry didn’t look so damn distracting in a babydoll dress and a wig.
But when Mac discovers that Henry has been keeping a secret that connects the cases, he has to find a way to live on the right side of the law when he just might be in love with the wrong sort of man.
You can check out THE MERCHANT OF DEATH at Riptide.
Macky’s Review ~> HERE
THE TWO GENTLEMEN OF ALTONA (PLAYING THE FOOL #1)
Meet Lisa Henry
Lisa Henry lives in tropical North Queensland, Australia. She doesn’t know why, because she hates the heat, but suspects she’s too lazy to move. She spends half her time slaving away as a government minion, and the other half plotting her escape.
She attended university at sixteen, not because she was a child prodigy or anything, but because of a mix-up between international school systems early in life. She studied History and English, neither of them very thoroughly.
She shares her house with too many cats, a dog, a green tree frog that swims in the toilet, and as many possums as can break in every night. This is not how she imagined life as a grown-up.
Meet J.A. Rock
J.A. Rock has worked as a dog groomer, knife seller, haunted house zombie, standardized patient, cashier, census taker, state fair quilt hanger, and, for one less-than-magical evening, a server—and would much rather be writing about those jobs than doing them. J.A. lives mostly in West Virginia, and always with a beloved dog, Professor Anne.
Thanks for following our tour! To celebrate our release, we’re giving away an awesome prize – an ebook copy of a novel of your choice from either of our back catalogs. We’re also giving away a $20 Riptide gift voucher, and Mac’s favorite coffee mug. What? It’s not like he’s supposed to be drinking coffee.
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