Guest Post+Giveaway: BEVERLY HILLS TORTURE by R.W. Buxton

BEVERLY HILLS TORTURE


An urban fantasy/paranormal romance by R.W. Buxton

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A frantic middle of the night call jolts Gerry from his quiet, but lonely life, back into a world fraught with dangerous creatures of the night. Erin's frenzied call leads Gerry across the country where he finds himself immersed in the luxuries of Beverly Hills and the seedier side of the Hollywood strip.

Sadness and longing grip him as he finds a blood-spattered room and Erin is nowhere to be found.

Alone in a strange city with nothing to go on can Gerry find and save Erin? Or is this the end of something never meant to be?

Her past has caught up with her and he's her only hope.

With a group of trusted friends Gerry takes on the impossible and gives everything to save Erin.

Beverly Hills Torture is the second novel in the Erin Kingsly series. Be sure to check out Capital Thirst.

Excerpt

Nicolas walked back to the door. He turned and said, “This is a mistake. Mark my words.”

Erin watched him go, then sank to the bottom step of the grand stairway. Her head fell into her hands. This wasn’t the last she’d hear of the High Priestess. More messengers would come. Maybe they wouldn’t ask politely. Maybe they would try to force her. Maybe it would just be more groveling fools like Nicolas. Whatever happened, she wouldn’t give in to them. She wandered back up the stairs into her bedroom. The room she never slept in. It was her retreat though. She picked up the picture of her and Gerry again. He was so happy, and so was she. She saw it in both of their eyes. Honest and genuine happiness. Something she lost. It had been a year since things fell apart. It still felt like the first night alone.

She set the picture down and flopped on the bed. She lay back and tried to forget. But she couldn’t. It was still too real, too raw. Tears rose again and slid down her face. They were lost in her hair, and she stared at the ceiling. There was nothing she could do about her past decisions.

The only way to go was forward. Unfortunately, it would be a painful path.


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Guest Post: What was your favorite aspect of the "Beverly Hills lifestyle" to work into the book?

When I was growing up we visited Los Angeles fairly often. My Aunt and cousin lied there so we would do the tourist thing through LA, Hollywood and Beverly Hills. I mean if you’re there; you have to do it.

It always amazed me at the differences by the various locations. From decadent extravagance to the seedier side of the Sunset Strip. From the relaxed feel of the Valley to the uptight never stopping pace of LA.

It’s great fun to write about mansions and gated estates. Since I wasn’t able to visit while writing Beverly Hills Torture I had to go on memories and lots of research on the internet and Google Street View. I really enjoyed writing this part because I could do whatever I wanted. Let’s face it most of us will never live like that. It’s also great fun to write and share that lottery dreaming we all do.

One of my favorite things was writing about the pool in Erin’s “back yard.” It’s landscaped to look like a natural rock feature with waterfalls and blends in with the landscaping and the infinity edge with the water just disappearing. I would love to walk out of the back of my house and be able to see that. The sound of the water flowing over the rocks and splashing into the pool below seems perfect.

I also loved creating Anna. A rich, lonely socialite neighbor that when it comes down to it is nothing more than the nosey neighbor, we all have. It doesn’t matter how much money you have, some people are just the same. Let’s face it we all have that neighbor that knows better when you come and go than you do.

But I enjoyed writing about the Vampire Underground on the strip and creating an imaginary place for it to exist. I know it’s not there, but creating it was a lot of fun. A version of Vernon’s club that fit in LA was was a bit of a twist on Capital Thirst.

Overall, it was just fun writing and creating the juxtaposition of lives and styles in the area.

About R.W. Buxton

I love a good paranormal read, something about the un-dead haunts the fringes of my mind. Mix in romance, love, loss, and you have a great story.

I voraciously read everything, fiction, and non-fiction but always find myself turning back to the darker stories. I’ve always wanted to write and the dream became a reality with Capital Thirst, and the remainder of the Erin Kingsly novels.

I spend most of my days designing and building websites, but my free time is devoted to my wife, family, and cats. Yes three grown children and three cats. Things can be hectic.

For fun you might find me driving winding roads with the top down or out photographing nature.


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  1. Hi, and thank you for hosting me and my book Beverly Hills Torture today. I'm super excited to be here. That said, I have to be out of town today and won't get to read or respond to posts until this evening. But as soon as I get home I'll be here.

    Thank you
    RW Buxton

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    1. Pleasure to have you, and thanks for letting us (myself and the readers) know. :)

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  2. I liked the excerpt, sounds good.

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    1. Rita,

      Thanks for stopping by today. Glad to hear you liked it.

      RW Buxton

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  3. I enjoyed the excerpt, thanks for sharing

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    1. Thank you for following the tour. I'm happy to hear you enjoyed it.

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  4. Do you have any ideas for a follow up?

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    1. The third book of the series is with my editor now and takes Erin and Gerry to Moscow.

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  5. Congrats on this tour and thanks for the opportunity to read about another great book out there to read. It helps out so I can find books I know my family will enjoy reading. Thanks as well for the giveaway.

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