Hi everyone. Today, I have great pleasure in hosting author and friend, Mae Clair, so that she can tell us about her book, In Search of McDoogal … and at the end of Mae’s post, I want to share my book review of In Search of McDoogal with you all 🙂 … take it away, Mae >>>
Many thanks for hosting me today for the release of my Amazon short read, In Search of McDoogal. Many authors cross genres as writers, others experiment with different niches in fiction. I’m a mystery/suspense author, known for my love of folklore and urban legends, so what am I doing writing a light-hearted, quasi-road trip story?
In Search of McDoogal introduces several characters who have been kicking around in my head for years. I like visiting them because they’re able to run the gamut from silly to serious, much like some of the old buddy TV shows I loved (Starsky and Hutch, and Simon and Simon, to name a few). Although McDoogal is a short read, these characters have plenty of backstory. So much, that you may see them again in a series of shorts or even novellas down the road. I don’t intend to change my genre as an author, but I’m not adverse to experimenting a time or two.
In Search of McDoogal takes me into a realm I’ve haven’t visited in published work before. It’s a bit of fluff, light-hearted, silly and fun. You can read it in ninety-minutes or less, a nice little diversion any time of day.
And what exactly is a McDoogal? Well…you’ll have to read the story to find out 🙂
In search of something ugly…
All Brady Conrad wants to do is earn a few merit points with his artist girlfriend, so he volunteers to cover her gallery when she leaves town. What should be an easy day of sales goes belly up when he mistakenly sells a cherished painting.
With the clock ticking toward Vanessa’s return, Brady has less than a day to track McDoogal down. He coerces his friend Declan to tag along for moral support. How difficult can it be for an investigator and the director of a renowned institute to find a single painting in a town the size of a postage stamp?
Neither Brady nor Declan counted on a suspicious sheriff, rival baseball teams with a longstanding grudge, or a clueless kid trying to win his girlfriend with all the wrong gifts.
McDoogal is smack in the middle. But Brady’s biggest dilemma isn’t the disastrous hunt. It’s confessing to Vanessa her painting is the ugliest thing he’s ever seen.
I hope you’ll join in the fun of this road-trip-buddy-fic-comedy-of-errors. Did I mention In Search of McDoogal falls into Amazon’s 90-minute short read category? Perfect for an extended lunch break or quick read any time of the day or evening. When you don’t want to get immersed in a full-length novel, short reads make a nice fiction snack 🙂
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As promised, here’s my review:
I grabbed this book as soon as it released because I love this writer. While it’s not her usual supernatural thriller, it is a fun comedy-of-errors romance with a cute twist at the end.
The book is a quick read of about an hour and a page turner.
If you need some light relief then In Search of McDoogal is for you.
I give it a solid five stars.
NOTE ON RATINGS: I consider a 3-star rating a positive review. Picky about which books I give 5 stars to, I reserve this highest rating for the stories I find stunning and which moved me.
5 STARS: IT WAS AMAZING! I COULD NOT PUT IT DOWN! — Highly Recommended.
4 STARS: I WOULD PULL AN ALL-NIGHTER — Go read this book.
3 STARS: IT WAS GOOD! — An okay read. Didn’t love it. Didn’t hate it.
2 STARS: I MAY HAVE LIKED A FEW THINGS —Lacking in some areas: writing, characterisation, and/or problematic plot lines.
1 STAR: NOT MY CUP OF TEA —Lots of issues with this book.