Monday, January 16, 2012

Let Us Prey Now on Tour

For the next month, I’m a tourist! A Blog Tourist, that is.

I love to travel, but for this tour, I’ll be staying home, and at the same time, I’ll be in computers all over the world. Maybe world is an exaggeration, but I’m okay with it. I’m thrilled to be sharing a bit about me and my first novel, Let Us Prey, on this blog tour. So welcome to my Jan/Feb 2012 Bewitching Book Tour. Before I get started, I need to thank Roxanne for everything she’s done.

Let Us Prey is the first book in the Gotcha Detective Agency series. Mimi Capurro, the owner of Gotcha, gets caught up in a murder when all she was supposed to be doing was protecting a New York Times bestselling author on her book tour. You know how crazy those fans of vampire series authors can be. Throw in her old flame from college, Nick Christianson, who happens to be the homicide detective and you have a bit of sexual tension to break up the stress of the investigation.

Due out in February, Death of a Sales Rep, when Mimi and Nick once again connect over a dead body, but this one is in San Francisco.

About me:

Born and raised in Salinas, CA (where the Gotcha series is set), I moved to Iowa about 16 years ago. I started writing because I needed to escape the real world, and just reading about other worlds wasn’t enough anymore.
I’ve written a non-fiction book called Hiking Iowa for Falcon Publishing, and I was a contributing writer for Crafts Business Magazine for two years before turning to fiction. Along with writing novels, I’ve written 3 feature screenplays, and I’m also writing for television. I have a great writing partner with whom I’m writing a TV drama.

Jan 16 Tour Party
Fang-tastic Books

Jan 19 Promo and Interview

Jan 21 Guest Blog
From Meredith Allard

Jan 25 Promo
For The Love of Reading

Feb 1 guest post and review
Mama Knows Books

Feb 2 Promo and review
Fictional Candy

Feb 4 promo and review
Lissette E. Manning

Feb 5 interview (review later)
Beverly @ The Wormhole

Feb 6 Guest Blog
I Just Wanna Sit Here and Read!

Feb 7 Interview
Theresa Stillwagon blog

Feb 8 Guest Blog

Feb 9 Interview

Feb 10 Guest Blog (review)
Cocktails and Books

Feb 10 Promo
**All the days of (Book Blog)**~

February 11 Interview
Lisa’s World of Books

Feb 11 Promo and review

Feb 13 Promo
Reader Girls/

Feb 13 Guest Blog and review
Sapphyria's Book Reviews

Let Us Prey
Book 1, Gotcha Detective Agency Mysteries
By Jamie Lee Scott

Mimi Capurro has been hired to protect New York Times bestselling author, Lauren Silke, who was recently assaulted in the bathroom at a paranormal conference. Though Mimi is hired to act as bodyguard for Lauren’s upcoming book tour, plans change when Lauren's assistant is murdered and the slaying is a replica of a scene from Lauren’s newest novel. A novel that hit bookstores the same day as the killing.

Now instead of playing bodyguard, Mimi is cracking computer code, and chasing down vampires. These vampires come alive on the streets of Santa Cruz, as part of a live-role-playing game. Mimi must find the connection between the vampires and the author to track down the killer. This would be much easier if Detective Nick Christianson wanted her investigating the case.
Nick, Mimi’s old college fling, is the lead homicide investigator.

Though he wants her off the case, he also wants to pump her for information. Nick may have used her in the past, but this time she’ll use him to try to catch the murderer first.


Jamie Lee Scott said...

So great to be here. Thanks for the tour party!

Cynthia Woolf said...

Your book sounds very intersting. Good luck on your blog tour.

Cynthia Woolf Blog

Jamie Lee Scott said...

Thanks so much for stopping by Cynthia!

Jenna said...

Go, Jamie! Best of luck with it; I'll try to keep up with you! xoxo

Confucius Cat said...

The book sounds great. Do you find it difficult to go from novel writing to screen writing? Which do you prefer? P.R. Mason

Jane Sevier said...

Cool premise, Jamie, and that's a great-looking cover.

I'm curious about how writing screenplays may have helped you in writing fiction.

angelynscrimesofpassion said...

Congrats, Jamie! And good luck with the tour!

Jamie Lee Scott said...

Thanks for stopping by everyone. Jenna, you know I'm the one who has to keep up with you.
PR and Jane: I use screenwriting techniques to write my novels, and it's difficult to switch back and forth. I tend to write too tight for novels, and too loose for screenplays. Lots and lots of rewriting to fix that.
And which do I like better? I like that I only have to pitch my screenplays to managers and agents or production companies. After it's sold it's out of my hands.
Writing novels is my escape, and I get to rewrite history if I want.
Jane, you have awesome covers, they make me drool.

Jane Sevier said...

Thanks, Jamie! I am really proud of the cover for Fortune's Fool, which the amazingly gifted April Martinez designed. If anybody wants to see and admire it, go to

Linda Andrews said...

Good luck with the book tour and the new book. I love the twist you have on it. How many books in the series do you plan?

L. j. Charles said...

Good luck with your tour, Jamie. I'm looking forward to the next book in your "Gotcha" series.

L. j.

Jamie Lee Scott said...

Linda, I'm planning 5 books to start, and see whe it goes. I have 3 stories complete, not including Let Us Prey, but only 1.5 written.
I'll be starting another series in June.
LJ, thanks for stopping by, I really need to get Death of a Sales Rep published. New cover art samples done, just the finishing and editing to complete.

Larissa Reinhart Hoffman said...

Hi Jamie! Thanks for letting us know on KOD about your tour. Congratulations on your release! The book sounds great.

I grew up near the IA-IL border & understand the need to escape into books. Those winters are long and gray!

Jamie Lee Scott said...

Hi Larissa, thanks for stopping by. Being a CA transplant, I think the winters are going to be the end of me. lol
Don't you just love KOD? They through a great party at RWA National. I can't wait to go this year!

Christy Hayes said...

Your book sounds great, Jamie Lee! Best of luck on your tour. You're going to be busy!