I’m so excited to be on Brooke Blogs! Thanks for having me on, Brooke, and hello to all you readers of Brooke Blogs!
Today, I get to share with you my playlist for 122 Rules. I used to be a music major in college and had a rock band with all the usual dreams that go along with that. Well, the reality of the life did not live up to the dream so I switched majors to something that, ya know, would feed me on a regular basis. But music is still a huge part of my life, the beat goes on!
Sam – Sam is a complicated character. He used to be a happy-go-lucky guy in college, star athlete on his way to fame. But a few seconds and a couple of bad decisions changed all of that. His downward spiral began when his brother, Jake, was seriously injured. It wasn’t just getting hurt, but that Jake got addicted to drugs. The habit eventually overtook him, and while doing so also ate Sam’s life and his essence. Sam’s song is Nickelback’s Just to Get High.
Chet – Chet is Sam’s inner-conscience who’s raised his voice right about the same time that Jake died. Sam actually wonders if it’s really his brother’s voice come back to haunt him. Chet is sarcastic and mocks Sam mercilessly. But he’s also totally real. Chet’s song to Sam is Bowling for Soup’s, Here’s Your Freakin’ Song.
Monica – Monica grew up with a neglectful, alcoholic mother. Her father, who was her life, died when she was young. She is smart, resourceful, independent, and has survived knock after knock. After she moves away and is going to college, she gets all tangled up in a court case between the FBI and the mob. Even then she doesn’t give up. So Monica’s song is Rachel Platten’s, Fight Song.
Angel – Angel goes from a no-direction, no-life girl to this kick ass action hero. She swoops in and helps rescue her friend, then goes on to battle the FBI for their freedom. She doesn’t care what anyone thinks about her, giving the world the middle finger. Angel’s song is Halestorm’s Freak Like Me.
Erebus – Erebus is one of the darkest characters I’ve ever met. He’s a murder who summons a demon from the other side whenever he kills so the two of them can experience the death together. His song is Judas Priest’s Night Crawler.
Laven – Laven the drug lord, Laven the mob boss, Laven the killer. He’ll put you in the ground just because he’s in a foul mood…which he is almost always in a foul mood. He runs the New York underground, so Laven’s song is Jay-Z’s Run This Town.
Thank you SO much Brooke for letting me explore my musical roots! Readers, are you ready to learn a bit about our books and enter to win a $50 Amazon gift card? Woop! Let’s go!
Rhew 2 Rhew Blog Tour – 122 Rules Book Blitz Extravaganza!
How’s that for a catchy title? What a crazy adventure this has been FIVE years in the making, and it has finally arrive: 122 Rules has been born unto the world. The stories I could tell just so I could tell you this story…well, let’s just say it’s been an interesting, educational, and life-altering adventure.
This has been a grand journey, filled with hardships, fun, learning, and growth. But of all the things that have happened on the writing road, meeting the love of my life is the most unlikely and easily the luckiest, most blessed things to have ever happened to me.
Erin Rhew and I started out as critique partners, became friends, and now she’s my bride. She’s my best friend and partner in all things. Even if I don’t sell a single copy of my writings, I’ll always be a smashing success because I met Erin.
On this half of the Rhewination tour, I am visiting blogs all over the globe, from Australia to the farthest corners in Canada. Next week, on the second half of the tour, Erin will be gracing the pages of 50+ bloggers!
In addition, we are giving away a $50 Amazon gift card! Prepare yourselves to win! Click below to visit the Rafflecopter.
Today, we are announcing my adult thriller novel, 122 Rules.
In his black and white world, Sam Bradford–former Marine turned government assassin–finally sees a speck of grey. He has always followed orders without question, but his latest assignment threatens to disrupt the precision of his universe and may either severe or redeem his last remaining sliver of humanity.
Using his mastery of the 122 Rules of Psychology, Sam hunts down everyone The Agency sends him to find and eliminates them. Just as he has his rifle scope focused on his latest victim, Monica Sable, a SoCal girl entangled with the mob, his long-dormant conscience reappears for a final performance…one last ditch effort to save the sinking ship of Sam’s soul. He’s killed innocents before, but tarries on pulling the trigger this time.
When Monica escapes his crosshairs and fumbles her way across the country in a pathetic attempt to elude capture, Sam gives chase. But he’s not the only one after her. Ruthless henchmen, hired by the mob, froth like bloodhounds and nip at Monica’s heels. Now Sam is faced with a choice: turn his back on the rules and jeopardize his way of life by helping her or join the pack and rip her to shreds.
What are readers saying?
122 Rules is a fast-paced thrill-ride, filled with rich characters living in an expertly woven world of mystery and suspense. Deek Rhew’s debut novel will take readers by storm, and keep them coming back for sequels.
~Michelle K. Pickett, Bestselling and award-winning author of PODs and Unspeakable.
The perfect, fast-paced novel for fans of kick-butt heroines, creepy killers, and getting caught in the wrong place at the wrong time. An absolute must-read!
~Meradeth Houston, author of Travelers, An Absence of Light, and the Sary Society Series
Visit the 122 Rules Web Page
While you’re on Deek’s site check out Birth of an American Gigolo.
An old party girl shoehorned into domestic divaship, infuriated by her husband’s cheating and his holier-than-thou, tree-hugging, no-tits and no-hips girlfriend, inflicts her wrath by training a local boy in the fine art of seduction. She and her new boy toy turned love god start a gigolo business as a distraction for the neglected and mistreated housewives of Alabaster Cove.
Take a selfie with your ebook or paper copy of Birth and post it on social media with the tag #BirthSelfie. We’ll post you on the Rhewination web site!
Deek lives in a rainy pocket in the Pacific Northwest with the stunning YA author bride, Erin Rhew, and their writing assistant, a fat tabby named Trinity. They enjoy lingering in the mornings, and often late into the night, caught up Erin’s fantastic fantasy worlds of noble princes and knights and entwined in Deek’s dark underworld of the FBI and drug lords.
He and Erin love to share books by reading aloud to one another. In addition, they enjoy spending time with friends, running, boxing, lifting weights, and exploring the little town–with antique shops and bakeries–they call home.
Connect with Deek!
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Next week be on the lookout for Erin’s:
The Fulfillment Series Blitz Extravaganza!
Erin Rhew is an editor, a running coach, and the author of The Fulfillment Series. Since she picked up Morris the Moose Goes to School at age four, she has been infatuated with the written word. She went on to work as a grammar and writing tutor in college and is still teased by her family and friends for being a member of the “Grammar Police.”
A Southern girl by blood and birth, Erin now lives in a rainy pocket of the Pacific Northwest with the amazingly talented (and totally handsome) writer Deek Rhew and their “overly fluffy,” patient-as-a-saint writing assistant, a tabby cat named Trinity. She and Deek enjoy reading aloud to one another, running, lifting, boxing, eating chocolate, and writing side-by-side.
Authors, do you think the artwork for The Prophecy, The Outlanders, The Fulfillment, Birth of an American Gigolo, and 122 Rules is as stunning as we do? Visit Race-Point.com to find out how you can get the amazing Anita to work on your book as well!
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I totally love music and getting to share my 122 Rules Character Playlist with you makes my heart happy! Thank you for hosting, Brooke! Really appreciate it.