A fairy welcome to the Blog Tour for Chantz, the third book in the Qwyrk Tales series written by Tim Rayborn! So happy I can be part of the tour~
For today’s post I got an exclusive excerpt, a giveaway, and book/author information!
Whoo! Time to get this tour started!
Publishing Company: Armin Lear/Thousand Acres
Cover Artist: Casey Fritz
Primary Plot Arc: Speculative Fiction
Pairings (if a romance): There is an important lesbian romance in the book, even though it’s urban fantasy
Genres: Fantasy, Paranormal
Story Type: Novel (>50k)
Word Count: 103,000
LGBTQ+ Identities (if applicable): lesbian, bisexual
Keywords/Categories: comedy, music, lgbtq, goth, magic, elves, banshees, Ireland, fae, lesbian, bisexual, fantasy, new release, announcement, giveaway
Is This Part of a Series?: Yes
Position (Number) in Series: Third
Necessary to Read Previous Books: No, But It Doesn’t Hurt
Series Title: Qwyrk Tales
Other Books in Series Available for Review?: Yes
Title for Other Book(s) in Series:
Qwyrk can’t get a break. Spring is springing, but she’s stuck breaking up drunken faery fights as Beltane approaches. She really wants to take things to the next level with her possibly-probably-girlfriend Holly, but she keeps coming down with a chronic case of chickening out.
And now, her best human friend, Jilly Pleeth, has had a rather odd encounter. While attending a concert by her favorite band, the Mystic Wedding Weasels, Jilly was amazed by their enigmatic singer, Chantz. There’s something downright magical about her voice, something so magical that an evil force from outside this world wants her for nefarious reasons. But will Chantz succumb to its lure?
Chantz is the third in a series of four novels about the comic misadventures of a group of misfits at the edge of normal reality in modern northern England, a world of shadows, Nighttime Nasties, eldritch screaming horrors, appalling neo-Shakespearean sonnets, undead corvids, an abundance of verbal sparring, and… Qwyrk is not an elf, all right? They’re just silly!
Buy here:Author page
Tim Rayborn has written an astonishing number of books over the past several years. He lived in England for quite some time and has a PhD from the University of Leeds, which he likes to pretend means that he knows what he’s talking about. His generous output of written material covers topics such as music, the arts, history, the strange and bizarre, fantasy and sci-fi, and general knowledge.
He’s also an acclaimed musician. He plays dozens of unusual instruments that quite a few people of have never heard of and often can’t pronounce. He has appeared on over forty recordings, and his musical wanderings and tours have taken him across the US, all over Europe, to Canada and Australia, and to such romantic locations as Marrakech, Istanbul, Renaissance chateaux, medieval churches, and high school gymnasiums.
He currently lives in Washington state (where it rains a lot), surrounded by many books and instruments, as well as with a sometimes-demanding cat. He is rather enthusiastic about good wines, and cooking excellent food.