Sunday, May 26, 2019

What's Your Favorite Bookstore - A Guest Post & Giveaway

I'm pleased to let David Burnsworth take over the blog today. David writes the Blu Carraway Mystery series. Caught Up in It is the third book in the series.

What's your favorite bookstore?
David Burnsworth

The first bookstore that I remember visiting was a Walden Books. I was maybe 6 or 8 and at the time I was interested in books about trucks. My mother taught me to read with a children’s book about a truck driver and his delivery route. I of course liked the truck and my mom used that to my advantage and had me read the story to her at night.

When we moved to Atlanta, my parents found this used bookstore called the Book Nook which I recently found out was still in business. They had a great used comic book selection and it was a treat to go there on the weekends. I got into roll playing games in the early eighties—Dungeons and Dragons and Car Wars—about the time we found another unique bookstore called Oxford Books. They had a great selection of material to support my gaming habit, as well as a great selection of new comics. Unfortunately, like my interest in those games, that bookstore no longer exists.

In Knoxville, my mother found this great store called McKay’s Books. It’s still in business and I usually pick up a few used CD’s when I’m in town. Also, I like books on automobiles and sometimes they have a jackpot on used ones.

Since my first book came out back in 2014, I have had my launch parties at Fiction Addiction, another great indie bookstore in Greenville, South Carolina. Jill, the owner, is awesome to work with. In fact, all the independent book sellers around where I live are great and are very welcoming for me to have signings.

When my wife and I are on vacation, we always come across a Barnes and Noble and usually stop in for a coffee and a magazine.

And then there’s Amazon. Because I can find just about anything I need there, it is hard to ignore this retailer. The ease with which I can make a purchase would be disturbing if it weren’t so convenient.

Where do you like to buy your books?


Caught Up in It (Blu Carraway Mystery) by David Burnsworth

About the Book

Hard-Boiled Mystery 3rd in Series  
Henery Press (April 23, 2019)  
Hardcover: 286 pages 
The award-winning diva, C, has got a big problem: someone wants her dead. A team of mercenaries attempts to gun her down in Kuala Lumpur. Lucky for her, Lowcountry Private Investigator, Blu Carraway, is already on the job there for a different client.
Double-lucky for C, they make their move when she’s chit-chatting with him in a bar. Unlucky for the mercenaries, four of them end up dead.
The hunt is on now for the mega-pop star. Where does she go to hide out? The sleepy islands around Charleston, South Carolina—Blu’s backyard. He’s already proven himself once, so C hires the Blu Carraway Investigation Agency to protect her for real.
The job takes Blu halfway around the world and several cities in between. The search for the truth reveals what could drive a person to want someone else dead.
And Blu Carraway ends up right in the way.

About the Author

David Burnsworth became fascinated with the Deep South at a young age. After a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Tennessee and fifteen years in the corporate world, he made the decision to write a novel. He is the author of both the Brack Pelton and the Blu Carraway Mystery Series. Having lived in Charleston on Sullivan’s Island for five years, the setting was a foregone conclusion. He and his wife call South Carolina home.

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  1. Living in a small town, places to buy books are limited. I do buy on line, but I also look forward to visiting books stores when I have to go to a large town for doctor appointments. It's a way to make going to the doctor fun when you know you have that to look forward to.

    Can't wait for the opportunity to read "Caught Up in It" by David Burnsworth. Appreciate your being part of the book tour.
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

  2. Thanks for this captivating feature and giveaway. I buy books on amazon and I go to B & N frequently since I enjoy browsing and choosing books for my grandchildren since they are all avid readers.

  3. I love hearing about authors and their favorite bookstores! Thanks so much for sharing!