$100 Amazon GC-Book Review/Spotlight/1st Chapter Reveal-The Black Song Inside-Carlyle Clark-2/28/14 | Miki's Hope

$100 Amazon GC-Book Review/Spotlight/1st Chapter Reveal-The Black Song Inside-Carlyle Clark-2/28/14

Thursday, December 5, 2013


Pump Up Your Book is pleased to bring you Carlyle Clark’s The Black Song Inside virtual book tour December 2 – February 28! Carlyle’s tour is part of a $100 Amazon Gift Card giveaway. To see a list of other participating bloggers click here.

First off I think I'd better warn you that this book uses "street language" and some of it is kind of rough. So, if you prefer not to read these kinds of words-this is not the book for you. The story revolves around gangs, Mexican drug trafficking, drugs, some child abductions and how a PI firm which consists of a Latina woman and an American Black who also happen to be engaged to be married. There are also racial slurs in this book-unfortunately this still does go on. Much of this can still be heard in the Barrios of the cities in the US.

One of the characters in this book is called "The Priest"-he is anything but-almost the exact opposite and has devised a religion of murder and mayhem for which he is looking for acolytes. Somehow he and the Mexican drug lord form an unholy alliance. Our two PI's are in the line of fire and must find out what is going on while attempting not to get killed.

I suggest you read the preview and first chapter of this book before buying-see below! (the language is not bad in these)

I did have some trouble keeping up with this storyline--but was happy at the ending!


About the Book: from Pump Up your Book)

Atticus Wynn and Rosemary Sanchez, newly engaged private investigators, have seen the dark and violent side of life. Nothing, though, has prepared them for an explosive murder investigation that threatens to tear their relationship apart as they struggle to solve a case that could leave them in prison or dead.

Atticus’s manipulative ex-girlfriend bursts back into their lives wielding a secret about Rosemary’s family that she exploits to force the couple into investigating the execution-style slaying of her lover. The case thrusts Atticus and Rosemary headlong into the world of human trafficking and drug smuggling, while rendering them pawns in Tijuana Cartel captain Armando Illanueva’s bloody bid to take over the cartel.

The Black Song Inside is a vivid crime thriller rife with murder and madness, melded with gallows humor and the heroism of two flawed and compelling protagonists who, if they can save themselves, may learn the nature of redemption and the ability to forgive.

If you would like to read the Prologue and Chapter One Click here it will take you to the Amazon page directly

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About the Author: (from Pump Up Your Book)


Carlyle Clark was raised in Poway, a city just north of San Diego, but is now a proud Chicagolander working in the field of Corporate Security and writing crime and fantasy fiction. He has flailed ineffectually at performing the writer's requisite myriad of random jobs: pizza deliverer, curb address painter, sweatshop laborer, day laborer, night laborer, security guard, campus police, Gallup pollster, medical courier, vehicle procurer, and signature-for-petitions-getter.

He is a married man with two cats and a dog. He is also a martial arts enthusiast and a CrossFit endurer who enjoys fishing, sports, movies, TV series with continuing storylines, and of course, reading. Most inconsequentially, he holds the unrecognized distinction of being one of the few people in the world who have been paid to watch concrete dry in the dark. Tragically, that is a true statement.

His latest book is the mystery thriller, The Black Song Inside.

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129 comments :

Maria Malaveci said...

Looking forward to reading the book! Thanks so much for the amazing giveaway!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for reviewing my novel and I'm glad you were happy at the end.

You're welcome for the giveaway, Maria, and I hope you enjoy the read.

Carlyle Clark

. said...

Looking forward to reading your book. Thank you for the giveaway!!!

Renald said...

A very interesting book, a book that can be passed on to friends and family.Deb P

KMichelleC87 said...

thanks for the giveaway

kmichellec87(at)yahoo(dot)com

rebeka deleon said...

this sounds like the kind of book i would like to read. it would absolutely capture my focus and want to make me keep writing. i like authors who can be real and write how they want to.

Meghan said...

Thanks for the giveaway!

Anne Consolacion said...

Thanks for this chance, Carlyle. Your book sounds like an exciting, edge-of-the-seat read. I hope this gets more publicity. :)

Sherry Butcher said...

Love to read this. What's next for you?

David Smith said...

Thanks for the giveaway and from reading the excerpt, this looks like a good read. I shudder at the thought of being paid to watch concrete dry in the dark though. I hope all goes well with your writing so you never have to do anything like that again.

Megan R said...

This sounds like a really interesting read touching on some of the darker parks of our culture.

Melissa Cushing said...

Interesting blurb for this book and thanks so much for a generous giveaway!!! I will be purchasing and reading to review this book regardless of outcome of giveaway BUT would love to win!!! Thanks so much!!!

Anonymous said...

Sounds like you have had quite a few jobs before deciding to write. From the sound of this book you have picked the right choice. Please continue to use your God given talent and share it with the world.

Christy Maurer said...

This sounds great! I love thrillers.

bn100 said...

Sounds interesting

mandala said...

Happy Holidays! Interesting story line - would love to review this sometime. Thanks!

Molli Vandehey said...

i love your complex background. do you think you;re done "evolving"? what's next?

mysweetiepiepie said...

Sounds like a very interesting read.

Anonymous said...

This book sounds interesting and scary.
heather hgtempaddy@hotmail.com

Kathy Myers said...

Great giveaway, thanks!!

Kevin Puls said...

I see that you are in corp security. One of my friends created one of the 1st ever computer forensic companies.

Natalie said...

I love the clarity of you writing!

kitblu said...

Why would someone be required to watch concrete dry - in the dark or in the light for that matter? All those jobs you tried might help with dialogue for your stories. I like the idea of a mixed race detective couple.
MPaula

SUMEDHA MAITRA said...

Sounds an interesting read

Carolyn Colley said...

this sounds like a great book, I would love to read it, I've not ready any of your books

Seth said...

Thank you for hosting this giveaway.

Anonymous said...

Interesting read

Michelle Li said...

Congratulations.

LILLIAN BROWN said...

Looking forward to reading your book

Kelly said...

I'll be on the lookout for this. Thanks for the giveaway

Jinxy and Me said...

It sounds like this could be a very interesting book!

Megan S. said...

Sounds really good!!

Anonymous said...

looks like a great book
lynnbeaniethethird@yahoo.ca

Natalie Parvis-Nichols said...

I'm really looking forward to reading this book. It sounds great! diesel_had_my_baby@yahoo.com

Emi Pearce said...

I have been paid to watch concrete dry too and it pays very well. You should move back to California! Plus, it is a boring enough task that you can work on your second book while doing it. I think your book sounds very interesting and unfortunately these stories are the truth for some peoples lives.

Christy Maurer said...

Sounds like a very good book! I want to know what Carlyle's favorite TV series is. I like continuing shows too!

Samantha Kurtzer said...

I think it sounds awesome!

Erin Elizabeth said...

An amazing book from an amazing author! Thank you for the giveaway!!!

Suzanne Isabella said...

Great giveaway! I posted it in our giveaway link-up, here: http://salesandsweeps.blogspot.com/p/giveaway-link-up.html

Brandy said...

Sounds like an interesting read!

Robyn Donnelly said...

Keep up the good work and thanks for this opportunity.

Michelle Elizondo said...

Happy New year to you!!

Yesenia said...

Thanks for the giveaway Carlyle, this sounds like a good read.

GabbyLowe said...

Love the cover-very mysterious (Laura DeLuca)

Wendy Mastin said...

Thank you Carlyle for being a part of this giveaway. I like the look and would be interested in reading it.

PaulineMilner said...

I am looking forward to reading The Black Song Inside. Your description makes me very intrigued. Thank you for offering the super giveaway opportunity. Thanks for the great writing.

Judy Thomas said...

Can't wait to read this book , it sounds awesome :)

vanessa • with great heart | creative services studio • www.withgreatheart.com said...

Looking forward to reading your book. Thank you for the giveaway!!!

Evelyn Chuter said...

Thanks for the giveaway. Your books sound really interesting.

Anonymous said...

Hello Everyone - Carlyle here.

Thank you all for showing such enthusiasm about my novel and I wanted to let you fencesitters know it is half price for the month of January as part of Amazon's 20 Kindle books for $2 promotion!

@Maria - I hope you enjoy the novel.
@Deb - thanks I hope your friends and family enjoy it also.
@rebeka - thank you, I hope it is inspiring.
@Anne - I hope it get mor publicity too :0)
@Sherry - Finishing up a co-written fantasy novel with my wife Suki Michelle
@David - I totally agree!
@Megan - yes it's dark but there is humor also.
@Melissa – Thank you and good luck.
@Anonymous-actually I was doing those jobs while learning how to write ;)
@Christy – Thanks!
@ mandala – I would love for you to review it.
@ Molli – I certainly hope I’m done evolving in that writing is what I want to do but I had to eat while I learned how. As for next, I’m currently finishing up a co-written fantasy novel with my wife Suki Michelle
@ mysweetiepiepie – Thank you.
@heather – Well, I think it is ;)
@ Kathy – You’re welcome
@ Kevin – He must be doing well now. Goof for him.
@ kitblu – I had to keep people for vandalizing the concrete. There’s something about a thing newly created that makes people want to lift their leg on it. Hope you enjoy the story.
@Smedha – Hope it proves true for you.
@Carolyn- it’s currently on sale at half price . . .
@Seth – You’re welcome
@ Michell – Thank you.
@Lillian – I hope you nejoy it and shre your enjoyment with a review
@Kelly – it’s half price now so it’s a good time to grab it.
@Jinx & Me- I certainly think so.
@lynn – Hope it reads like one too ;)
@Natalie – Hope you enjoy it!
@Emi – I was actually in California while I was watching concrete dry!
@Christy – Man there’s a bunch. In no particular order: Sopranos, Dexter, Game of Thrones, Boardwalk Empire, Hell on Wheels, Walking Dead, Being Human, Lost Girl, Defiance, True Blood, Ray Donovan, and more that I can’t think of right now.
@Samanthan – You’ll get no argument from me.
@Erin – Thank you very much!
@ Brandy – Hope it turns out to be for you.
@Robin – Will do and you’re welcome.
@Michelle – Happy new year to you too!
@Wendy – It’s half price now so it’s a good tiem to grab it.
@Pauline – I hope you enjoy it and good luck in the giveaway.
@Judy – I hope it reads awesome for you too,
@Vanessa – Hope you enjoy it and you’re welcome.
@Evelyn – You’re welcome and thank you.

Jackie said...

Thank you so much for the awesome giveaway...your book sounds really interesting! :)

Mary Beth said...

The book sounds very interesting!

Linnie said...

I like the fact that the main characters are an interracial couple.

Amy B said...

What time of day do you get your best ideas? I get my best ideas at night, and sleep with a notebook by my bed.

Mary Bearden said...

I read this book and loved it! I am always amazed at how you authors can come up with such idea's to write about and do it in such detail! What goes through your mind when you think of a plot and where does all that detail come from?

kb said...

sounds like an awesome read!

Mystica said...

This sounds an unusual book.

Jennifer Hiles said...

Sounds really interesting! I would love to read this. I always wonder how authors come up with the names for their characters (Atticus and Rosemary)?

tori whitaker said...

thanks for the giveaway.

Carlyle Clark said...

Hello Everyone - it's Carlyle here again.

@Jackie - You're welcome and I hope you enjoy the novel.
@ Mary Beth - Thank you.
@Linnie - Yes, it's not something you see everyday.
@ Amy B - I get my best ideas at anytime but I keep a pad and pen by the bed for those night timers.
@ Mary Bearden - I can't really describe how I come up with ideas because it's just that a situation pops in my head and then I just think organically on what would happen next. If it helps I see it all playing out in my mind like a movie so I just report what I see and what the characters are feeling about it. I'm so happy you enjoyed the book. If you have a spare moment it would be a great help if you were kind of to leave a review on Amazon. Thank you!
@kb – Thank you.
@Mystica – I like to think it is, one way to find out . . .:)
@Jennifer Hiles - I hope you do read and enjoy it and how I came up with the names is sorta tough. I know the characters first and then I just run through names until one fits.
@tori whitaker – You’re welcome, tori.

Anonymous said...

Can't wait to read this.

Tracy R said...

The Black Song Inside sounds riviting! I like books that keep me on the edge of my seat.

Kathleen Hiskey said...

Sounds like a great read :) thanks for the giveaway and chance to win :)

Colette S said...

Your book sounds interesting. I'll add it to my to read pile.

Edie C said...

Great giveaway! And I love Chicago! Da Bears.

Andrea said...

Thanks for the giveaway! Thrillers are my favourite book genre :)

Lana Bradstream said...

Your book sounds awesome!

lemonlaurie said...

i am going to add this my must read list!

Brandi Kosiner said...

Sounds like quite the synopsis!

patrick voo said...

flawed protagonists and the issue of human trafficking - now that's compelling reading!

Emily C. said...

Of the huge array of jobs, what was the most interesting/wacky experience?

Michelle said...

I would love to read this

Wanda Craighead said...

Thanks for the giveaway. Looking forward to the book!

dusty katt said...

Looks very interesting and I'm loving the names.

MomHomeGuide.com said...

Thanks for hosting this giveaway! I always love a new book.

CricetJean Gentry said...

I'm looking forward to reading it, I did put it on my read list! Thanks a bunch for the introduction!

Ashley Trail said...

I can't wait to read your book !!!!

Wendy Hutton said...

books sounds great and thanks for the giveaway

Meg A said...

This looks very interesting! I look forward to reading it

Amy Heffernan said...

YAHOO! :D Looks good!

Edna Williams said...

Looking forward to your book!

patrick siu said...

Sounds like a great book and I am looking forward to reading it. Thanks for sharing

Darci said...

I love finding new authors and enjoy reading it is my escape from boredom!

Bethany Schackow said...

Sounds like a cool nook!

debra pauley said...

Looking forward to reading the book! Thanks so much for the amazing giveaway!

Yueh Ying Lin said...

Argh! Now I can't wait to finish the book. You definitely have me hooked here. :O`

Chloe said...

Thank you for the giveaway!

Theres just life said...

Congratulations on your book

Anonymous said...

Sounds like an interesting book. Thanks for the giveaway.

Yesenia said...

Sounds like an interesting read! Looking forward to reading it.

Paricia said...

Thanks for the giveaway. I'm looking forward to reading this book.

Chris Martinez said...

I look forward to reading this. I'm happy there are authors brave enough to portray real life in their writing. Thank you for this!

Mai Tran said...

It's nice to know another writer. The book sounds interesting.

Angie Church said...

sounds like a great book

GARRY S said...

SOUNDS LIKE A KEEPER

Jody Doncaster said...

Book sounds captivating! Good luck with it! Thanks for the launch promo

Schamp486 said...

I'm not much of a reader, but this sounds very interesting! Thank you so much! God bless

Patrick Miller said...

Looks really good!

Nimp Loom said...

Carlysle
Thanks ever for this giveaway. And thank you for being such an attentive person to your commenters. Blessings from Nimp.

Kerry DeKelver said...

Thanks so much.

Nina M said...

sounds interesting

DVDgal75 said...

Awesome giveaway!

Unknown said...

I am a dyed in the wool mystery reader...and what an intriguing title!

Ktanti56 said...

Thank You for the contest it introduced you to me.

bfbg said...

Thank you for this giveaway!

LaTonya Atkinson said...

Not my usual type of read but would be interested in giving it a try

Sarah Hayes said...

I want to know what got him started in crossfit, kind of off topic :p

jessy said...
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Jessica Polanco said...

A very interesting book :)
Thanks for the giveaway!

lexacd said...

Thanks so much for the great giveaway!

Loris Ayoub said...

Very Glad to enter

ana12e said...

Thanks so much for the amazing giveaway!

Heather R said...

I always wanted to write, but I've never been organized enough (in thought or action) to get it together. I admire not just the talent, but the work put into writing a book!

john hutchens said...

sounds like a very good book look forward to reading it

Ria Alemina Ginting Manik said...

I'm a book lovers and i'm looking forward for your new book@ Thx for this amazing giveaway!

Celeste said...

Thanks for the chance! :)

Bonnie Erika said...

Can't wait to read the book

Tammy Marie Markham said...

i love to read, and of course my favorite type of books to read are thrillers and mysteries and stuff like that. thank you for posting.

Putri Muntaha said...

wishlist

Jayne Townsley said...

Watch concrete dry in the dark. Hm. And I thought the oddest job I'd heard of was when I would tell people I watched television commercials for a living!

sohamolina said...

Happy Monday Carlyle.

c barteaux said...

Looks very interesting. Thanks.
And thanks for the giveaway.

c barteaux said...

Looks very interesting. Thanks.
And thanks for the giveaway.

Jess&James said...

This books sounds interesting in a good way will keep up on your toes.
Jessica Cox

Clinton Weiss said...

Sounds like a thrilling novel!

Jan De said...

Carlyle, I am anxious to read your books! Thanks for the opportunity!

Sarah MomE25 said...

It sounds like you are very ambitious. Thanks for the giveaway.

Marko Gerdes said...

Like your page and thanks a lot for the Giveaway

Blakely Drake said...

So excited about the giveaway!

 
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