The Bone Orchard: a tour and a contest and a look at the edits!

Today we have another post from the My Haunted Blender’s Gay Love Affair, and Other Twisted Tales blog tour.  Be sure to enter the contest, explained near the end of the post.


For this stop on the tour, Abigail Roux, author of  The Bone Orchard, contributes a peek into the editorial process with a collection of screen shots from her editing process. I’m not sure this is typical for editors and authors, but it sure shows that the humor of this anthology was woven into the writing in more ways than one.  Enjoy!

This is as large as I could add the images, but the images are large and the comments are fun, so zoom your browser for a better view.






About Abigail:

BoneOrchard_500x750Abigail Roux was born and raised in North Carolina. A past volleyball star who specializes in sarcasm and painful historical accuracy, she currently spends her time coaching high school volleyball and investigating the mysteries of single motherhood. Any spare time is spent living and dying with every Atlanta Braves and Carolina Panthers game of the year.

Abigail has a daughter, Little Roux, who is the light of her life, a boxer, four rescued cats who play an ongoing live-action variation of Call of Duty throughout the house, a certifiable extended family down the road, and a cast of thousands in her head.

Connect with Abi:


Twitter: @abigailroux




About the Bone Orchard:

After leaving a trail of terror and death in his wake, the notorious “Missouri” Boone Jennings finally meets his match in San Francisco when US marshal Ambrose Shaw catches up to him. The story of his capture, and the marshal’s bravery, has already become legend back east by the time Pinkerton inspector Ezra Johns gets off the train from New York City to testify in the murderer’s trial.

When Ambrose is unable to give witness to the evils he’s seen, Ezra becomes their lone hope for putting Jennings in a noose. But if Ezra thinks that’s his biggest problem, he’s got plenty to learn about life—and the afterlife—in the spirited West.

Fortunately, Ambrose is there to assist, and more than happy to oblige Ezra—in the courtroom or the bedroom. He spent his life bringing justice to the Wild West, and if he has a say in it, that’s how he’ll be spending his death too.


Riptide is giving away a $25 gift certificate to there online bookstore.  All you have to do to enter is leave a comment on any stop on the tour. Each comment (up to one per tour stop) counts as its own entry, so the more you comment, the more chances you have to win.



My Haunted Blender’s Gay Love Affair, and Other Twisted Tales

Die Laughing.

A collection of not-so-chilling tales of love and laughter from three of the genre’s masters of pulp.

In The Bone Orchard, by Abigail Roux, Pinkerton investigator Ezra Johns and US Marshal Ambrose Shaw have a lot to learn about life—and the afterlife—in their quest to bring a vicious murderer to justice. Fortunately, they’ve got all the time in the world to figure it out.

In City of Monsters, by Andrea Speed, an ex-investigator turned some-kind-of-shifter (he doesn’t know, but with his luck, it’s probably nothing cool) is hired to find a missing reverse tooth fairy in the hellish dimension of Dev. But even simple things aren’t easy for a guy with more vices than virtues, and his situation gets even more complex when a hot newcomer to Dev with a taste for danger joins him on the case.

In Horny, by Anne Tenino, a group of supernatural law enforcers enlist the help of a human, Ryan Caulfield, to catch Zeus: the god voted Least Likely to Keep It in His Pants. But there’s more to Ryan than even he knows, and the satyr searching for Zeus is tempting him with far more than simple justice.


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10 thoughts on “The Bone Orchard: a tour and a contest and a look at the edits!

  1. What an interesting post, especially with all the humorous asides on the editing comments. Thank you for a chance to win this gift-card 🙂

  2. Great editorial comments and comments on the comments! I wish my boss was as funny with her edits etc. Thanks for the giveaway.

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