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Friday, October 7, 2016

Help! I've Been Abducted and Someone Has Taken My Place!

Wait! What's going on here? How is Roland on my blog? Is there shape-shifting going on? An ET abduction? Wizardly shenanigans? Do I have a strange looking doppelganger? Maybe, I've been whisked away to another dimension!

No!  It's the DON'T BUY MY BOOK blog tour, with ROLAND YOMANS! 

Coincidentally (is there really such a thing as coincidence?) I happen to be on Roland's blog.

AND, I'm here as well! Jacqui Murray, Word Dreams - Interview with Sam (Samantha, who tells the story)

Now, heeeeere's Roland!

I’ve heard of ships passing in the night, but bloggers?

Thank Bish Denham for having me on her Blog by buying her great new book, THE BOWL AND THE STONE: A Haunting Tale from the Virgin Islands.

Now, onto my own nefarious DON’T BUY MY BOOK Blog Tour:

Why the tour name DON’T BUY MY BOOK?  Haven’t you heard of Reverse Psychology?
Bish’s book begins in 1962. Mine begins in 1836 London, England in the Royal Palace of all places. 

Princess Victoria has been kidnapped!  Unknown to everyone, the High Fae Queen of the Sidhe is the culprit!

What is the disgraced Texas Ranger, Samuel McCord, to do?  Why, rescue her of course … earning the enmity of the entire Sidhe Royal Court.

That enmity follows McCord down through the years to his honeymoon aboard the first Air/Steamship, Xanadu, as it flies over the Atlantic through enemy-filled clouds to France.
Bish’s locale is the exotic Virgin Islands. 

Mine is the enchanted Realm of Faerie, (just think of the contrasting images of a Texas Ranger contesting with magic-wielding Sidhe) then the myth-laden shores of France, where ancient enemies of McCord’s bride, the alien empress, Meilori Shinseen, wait to ambush the lovers.

Allied with Meilori’s enemies are her husband’s supposed allies, the Bastille Irregulars who are actually Rougarou’s, the werewolves of Paris, and his life-long enemies, the Worms of the Earth.

The trap is sprung deep beneath the towering, ancient Rouen Cathedral where the heart of Richard called the Lion-Hearted is entombed.

How do they fare?  Let the name of that chapter give you a hint: RED WEDDING along with the quote that begins it:

“I hate violence as only a man who has lived it can, only as one who has seen its brutality, its futility, its stupidity.” 
- Samuel McCord

All of McCord’s enemies vie for the privilege of killing him:
The Vampire Benjamin Franklin, emissary of the undead Abigail Adams.
The insane Abraham Lincoln who blames the Ranger for not saving his wife instead of himself in that infamous assassination attempt.
The crippled General Sherman who hates McCord for stopping his March across Georgia.
High Queen Oyggia for foiling her attempts at corrupting Princess Victoria.
Thomas Edison for seeing through his thefts of others’ inventions.
And the deadliest: DayStar who believes himself to be Lucifer Incarnate.

Oh, and did I tell you there were dragons?  Lots of them. The bestial Germanic breed and the Celestial Dragons of China, like Qing Long who harbors strange plans for the cursed Ranger.

It all culminates in a whirling, fiery battle at the top of the Eiffel Tower and above the besieged Louvre.

It is myth come to life. But what is myth but the shadow cast by truths Man cannot quite believe?

See for yourself.  Buy THE NOT-SO-INNOCENTS AT LARGE.
I know what I named this blog tour, but when did any of you guys pay attention to me?

Available HERE!

Roland Yeomans was born in Detroit, Michigan.  But his last memories of that city are hub-caps and kneecaps since, at the age of seven, he followed the free food when his parents moved to Lafayette, Louisiana.  The hitch-hiking after their speeding car from state to state was a real adventure.  Once in Louisiana, Roland learned strange new ways of pronouncing David and Richard when they were last names.  And it was not a pleasant sight when he pronounced Comeaux for the first time.
He has a Bachelor’s degree in English Education and a Master’s degree in Psychology.  He has been a teacher, counselor, book store owner, and even a pirate since he once worked at a tax preparation firm.

So far he has written thirty-four books.  You can find Roland at his web page:  or at his private table in Meilori’s.  The web page is safer to visit.  But if you insist on visiting Meilori’s, bring a friend who runs slower than you.

Roland's Amazon Author Page is HERE
His Facebook page is HERE

It's me again, Bish.

Aren't you glad you dropped by? Go and visit Roland at his various hang-outs, and buy his books. They are filled with magic, wonder, and terror. Not to mention philosophy, psychology, and poetry. How he manages to weave these things together is amazing and entertaining.


  1. Roland, in all the years I've visited your blog, I don't think I've actually seen you. Your story sounds awesome. All the best with it!

    1. I know, right? I was very happy also, to put a face to a name.

    2. I thought it was time to come out of hiding. :-)

  2. The werewolves of Paris. Sounds like another book in the making!

    1. Sounds like a song... Oh yeah, Werewolves of London! :D

    2. Yep. I hate that the singer and writer of that song has recently died. :-( And the Rougarou's, the werewolves of Paris, bite a chunk out of this present novel as well!

  3. Finally, I know what Roland looks like!

    1. And so do the rest of us! Very cool.

    2. The ghost of Mark Twain advised me to build up the mystery by not showing my photo until now ... also it saved the digestion of onlookers! :-)

  4. There isn't a better author picture around. That will surely get lots of people to try out the book. Good luck, Roland!

    1. Indeed, who doesn't like a Trekkie?

    2. Thanks, Jacqui. I think poor autographed-beseiged Star Trek actors might not like a few persistent Trekkies. :-)

  5. Nice to find out about this interesting author☺ have a great weekend ♥

  6. I've been following your blog Bish, and Roland's blog since this year's A-Z Challenge. It's always great to see these sort of cross-overs!

    Susan A Eames at
    Travel, Fiction and Photos

    1. Always good to see you at my blog and any blog at which I am guesting, Susan :-)

  7. Roland is a gold shirt, which makes him an officer on the bridge. Gotta love those god shirts. Roland is an impressive writer.

    1. Your comments about my writing made my weary evening so much better. Better gold than red shirt, right? :-)

  8. Hi Bish - glad Roland captured you ... bloggers can't possibly pass in the night - they have to stop and connect ...

    .. actually that gold shirt - reminds me of Captain T Kirk?! There's definitely a look alike there ...

    Cheers to you both - Hilary

    1. Thanks, Hilary! You're right us bloggers just having to stop and chat when we meet. Although William Shatner just sent me a nasty email that he much more handsome than I! :-)


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