Blog Tour- BLADESTAY by @jaqsattack With An Excerpt & A #Giveaway! @CamCatBooks

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I am thrilled to be hosting a spot on the BLADESTAY by Jackie Johnson Blog Tour hosted by Rockstar Book Tours. Check out my post and make sure to enter the giveaway!


About The Book:


Author: Jackie Johnson

Pub. Date: November 28, 2023

Publisher: CamCat Books

Formats:  Hardcover, Paperback, eBook, Audiobook

Pages: 304

Find it: Goodreads 

Be Careful Who You Root For

When a violent, decades-long feud between two powerful men comes to a head in the small settlement of Bladestay, Colorado, cunning resident Theo Creed must use her wits to stay alive. Disguising herself as a young boy, seventeen-year-old Theo bluffs her way into the inner circle of August Gaines, the magnetic leader of the ruthless gang that has descended on her town. But the deeper Theo gets into the con, the more she starts to question her loyalties. Complicating her subterfuge is a mysterious outlaw whose small moments of kindness contradict the blood he has on his hands, making Theo wonder who, exactly, is conning who. To save her town, Theo must parse façade from reality and choose between the barefaced malevolence she’s infiltrated and an evil she didn’t know lurked at home.




It was two in the morning when the coyotes started hollering at each other, but by then Brody Boone had already slipped into wool trousers, a matching vest, and a buckskin jacket with copper rivets down the sleeve hems. The coyotes were a common nuisance; the crack of gunfire was not.

Relying on the silvery light of a fat moon, Brody strapped a ream of ammo over his hips and shoved pistols into the holsters hanging at his thighs. He thumbed shells into a wide-barreled shotgun as he quietly heeled the door shut on his way out.

Both his parents were heavy sleepers, but his little brother, Billy, was not. Brody’s feet had hardly left the porch when he heard padding footsteps behind him. He wheeled around, shotgun snug in the hollow of his shoulder, finger off the trigger.

He dropped his aim to the ground as soon as he saw his little brother at the end of the barrel.

Brody smiled calmly as he reached out and tapped a finger against Billy’s narrow chest, and when Billy looked down, Brody lightly flicked Billy’s nose. Billy swatted at him, but Brody danced away from the slower reflexes, grinning.

“Cabron,” Billy said.

“If you’re gonna curse, do it in English.”

Billy looked past Brody, hugging himself. “Adónde vas?”

English, Bill.”

Billy crossed his arms. “No estoy usando grocerias.”

“Just you wait till your stubbornness costs your life.”

Billy repeated the question in exaggerated aristocratic English.

“Burro,” Brody said with a chuckle. “Hear the cows?”

They were lowing mournfully, and Billy nodded. “Wolves?”

“Coyotes,” Brody said. “I’m just gonna go give them a scare, okay?”

“Be careful.”

“Careful is for city folk and dandelions.” Brody winked. “Go back to bed.”

Billy began to protest, but Brody said, “How does coyote stew sound for breakfast?”

Billy wrinkled his nose. “Can’t be worse than the rattler Pa insisted would taste like chicken.”

Brody grinned again. “Go on now.”

Brody made his way to the southern gate, ducked between the wood panels, and crossed a large, vacant prairie. At the edge of the patch of grassland, the terrain grew jagged with granite as the slope steeped to the west, a conglomerate of ponderosa tightening together the higher he climbed. Rays of pearl seeped through the branches, guiding Brody’s steps to the plateau, hillsides he could likely hike blindfolded.



About Jackie Johnson:

Jackie Johnson is a San Diego born poet and novelist. Her background as a journalist, BA in history, and education in armed defense gives her a uniquely authentic voice within the historical genre. She’s been riding horses for over twenty years and had her own real-life cowboy love story when she fell in love with and married a horse trainer. Together, they established a ranch in Southern California where she spends her days writing, riding, and chasing after their dreams, their two children, four horses, six cats, and two dogs. Bladestay is her first novel.

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Giveaway Details:

1 winner will receive a finished copy of BLADESTAY, US Only.

Ends December 19th, midnight EST.

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Tour Schedule:

Week One:


#BRVL Book Review Virginia Lee Blog

Spotlight Post/IG Post


Writer of Wrongs

Guest Post


Two Chicks on Books

Guest Post/IG Post


YA Books Central

Interview/IG Post


A Backwards Story

Guest Post


Rockstar Book Tours


Week Two:


Rajiv's Reviews

Review/IG Post


Locks, Hooks and Books



Country Mamas With Kids

Review/IG Post


A Blue Box Full of Books

IG Review/LFL Drop Pic/TikTok Post


Kim's Book Reviews and Writing Aha's

Review/IG Post


The Litt Librarian

Review/IG Post


Callisto’s calling

IG Review

Week Three:



IG Review



IG Review/TikTok Post



IG Review



IG Review


The Momma Spot



Confessions of the Perfect Mom

Review/IG Post



IG Review

Week Four:


Lifestyle of Me




IG Review


One More Exclamation

Review/IG Post/LFL Drop Pic


Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer

Review/IG Post



IG Review


More Books Please blog

Review/IG Post

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