1/23/18

Donnie Ray Cuinn Series Book Spotlight & Book Tour Giveaway


By on 1/23/2018 09:17:00 AM

This morning, we are featuring a political suspense / crime series in our book spotlight.  We are excited to share the first three books of the series, Hero (Book 1), The Antelope Play (Book 2), The Monkey House (Book 3)--and give you a sneak peak spotlight of the 4th Book, Necessities, which we'll be reviewing at the end of the month.  Check out the series, learn about author Boyd Taylor and enter for a chance to win a prize in the book tour giveaway at the end of this post.

About the Donnie Ray Cuinn Series

Book 1
Category: Adult Fiction, 180 pages
Genre: Political Suspense
Content Rating: PG-13 + M (Some slight cursing.)

About the Book

When budding historian Donnie Ray Cuinn stumbles upon an old letter in the musty bowels of the Texas State Archives, he believes he has uncovered the true story of Sam Payne's valiant, or perhaps not so valiant, capture of Mexican leader Santa Anna during the Battle of San Jacinto. Cuinn's findings are published in a local magazine. But the article eventually becomes fodder in the gubernatorial race between Democratic upstart Bob Braeswood and Republican favorite Sam Eben Payne V, the great-great-grandson of the Texas hero. Braeswood is intent on exploiting the past, while Payne will do anything to suppress it. In the ensuing battle, Donnie finds his beliefs, not to mention his relationships, stretched to the limit in the first novel of the Donnie Ray Cuinn series.

Book 2


Category: Adult Fiction, 260 pages
Genre: Political Suspense
Content Rating: PG-13 + M (Some minor cursing.)

About the Book

When Austin native Donnie Cuinn accepts a job as an associate in a Texas Panhandle law firm, his boredom and disdain for Velda, a sleepy Texas town, is forgotten when he gets caught up in a struggle over water rights, possible radioactive contamination of the nation's largest underground fresh water supply, and the violence of an invading Mexican drug cartel. Along the way, Donnie learns to respect the local rancher, whose brother is at the center of the troubles, and to come to terms with the violent death of his young Mexican wife.

Book 3


Category: Adult Fiction, 212 pages
Genre: Political Suspense
Content Rating: PG-13 + M (Some adult language and allusion to sex.)

About the Book

This, the third Donnie Ray Cuinn book, pits Donnie against the old friends and new enemies guilty of land fraud and corporate greed. Donnie returns to Austin from his law practice in the Texas Panhandle to confront All-American football player Wesley Bird, his former best friend. In the company of beautiful, athletic Anna Kaye Nordstrom, Donnie experiences the "new" Austin of glitzy condos, trendy restaurants and social media. He also revisits the "old" Austin of barbecue, power politics and greens versus developers. Donnie finds that not much has changed.

Book 4

Category: Adult Fiction, 225 pages
Genre: Suspense Crime Fiction
Content Rating: PG-13 + M (There is a murder and allusions to sex. Some mild cursing.)

About the Book

Donnie Ray Cuinn returns to Austin to defend a war hero accused of murder. David Lewis lost both legs in Iraq, but he has overcome his nightmares and his disabilities by sheer willpower. He has learned to run and to box and is a successful newspaperman with a beautiful wife and son. Now the nightmares have returned and he must stand trial for murder. With twists that never seem to end, this gripping legal thriller is filled with suspense and indelibly drawn characters dealing with love and betrayal.

To read reviews, please visit Boyd Taylor's page on iRead Book Tours.



Buy the Books

Watch the book trailer for Necessities 
(Book #4 in the Donnie Ray Cuinn Series)

Although NECESSITIES is the 4th book in the Donnie Ray Cuinn series, it is a stand-alone novel.



Meet the Author

BOYD TAYLOR lives in Austin, Texas with his wife and their Havanese dog Toby. Necessities is the fourth novel in the Donnie Ray Cuinn series. In a former life, Boyd was a lawyer and a corporate officer. A native of Temple, Texas, he graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a B.A. in government and an LL.B. from the law school.

Boyd's first novel "Hero" was prescient in its story about fake news. His second novel, "The Antelope Play," dealt with drug trafficking in the Texas Panhandle, an unfortunately accurate forecast. The third, "The Monkey House", involved commercial development of a large green space in the center of Austin, all too familiar to Austin residents. Whether his upcoming novel "Necessities" predicts future events with the accuracy of the earlier books remains to be seen.

Connect with the Author: Website ~ Facebook

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Ends March 7, 2018


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About Angela

Angela is a freelance travel writer and lifestyle blogger, blessed with 3 beautiful daughters, 5 moody cats, 1 spoiled dog, and 1 very supportive husband.

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