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Nocturnal Meetings of the Misplaced by R.J. Garcia Review + Gift Card Giveaway

BeachBoundBooks is pleased to be coordinating a Blog Tour for R.J. Garcia’s young adult mystery, Nocturnal Meetings of the Misplaced. The tour will run June 11 – July 2, 2018.

Nocturnal Meetings of the Misplaced Tour

About the Book

nocturnalmeetingscoverTitle: Nocturnal Meetings of the Misplaced
Author: R.J. Garcia
Genre: Young Adult Mystery
Number of Pages: 326
Publisher: The Parliament House
Publication Date: May 1, 2018
Summary: Mystery surrounds the town of Summertime, Indiana, where fifteen-year-old Tommy Walker and his little sister are sent to live with relatives they’ve never met. Tommy soon makes friends with Finn Wilds, a rebellious local who lives with his volatile and abusive stepfather, who also happens to be the town’s sheriff. Finn invites Tommy to late night meetings in the woods, where Tommy gets to know two girls. He forms a special and unique connection with both girls. The meetings become a place where the kids, who don’t fit in at school, or home can finally belong. As the group of friends begin to unravel clues to a cold case murder and kidnapping— they learn the truth is darker and closer than they ever imagined. Even if they live to tell, will anyone believe them?

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What readers are saying about the book…

“This novel is not teen angst, but the excitement of young love—the madness and muddle of thinking the wrong thing, the shame and mortification of saying it. Words are analyzed before spoken, parsed and reconsidered and judged and considered again. The author’s brilliance is in hearing the thoughts of her characters so clearly.” – Amazon Reviewer

“RJ Garcia’s twisting tale navigates the lives of a fringe group of teens who discover some of the most sinister secrets exist in the cracks of idyllic small-town life. Reminiscent of the mood and haunting tone of VC Andrews’ greatest novels, the plot toes a line between the eerie and the downright horrific with characters that jump off the page and into your heart.” – Amazon Reviewer

Nocturnal Meetings of the Misplaced Excerpt

About the Author

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R.J. Garcia is a wife, and proud mom of two smart kids. She earned her MSW and worked with foster children and as a school social worker. Writing has been her other great love. She has published several non-fiction pieces. She has been writing short stories for as long as she can remember. To her amazement, those short stories became novels!

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My Review

This YA contemporary story opens with intrigue (like its cover!) and adds suspenseful layers all the way to the tumultuous end.

Tommy is a realistic, likeable character who’s concerned for his mother (newly arrested for drug abuse) and his littler sister as they are sent to stay with an uncle and aunt they don’t know, in a small town in Indiana.

Once they arrive, Tommy ends up making new friends and getting himself involved in the investigation of a cold murder case from years before. The answers are closer to home than he ever assumed, putting him and his family in danger. But the group of friends won’t just sit back and do nothing.

The rag-tag cast of characters, budding friendships, mystery and wonderful writing pulled me along to the end. R.J. Garcia writes realistic characters in all of their flawed glory, and you’ll become invested in what happens. The imagery and first person writing and flow of the story create an immersive experience.

Five stars!

Suggested for ages 12+.

Blog Tour Giveaway (scroll down for rafflecopter link)

Prize: One winner will receive a $25 Amazon gift card or $25 PayPal cash prize, winner’s choice
Giveaway ends: July 2, 11:59 pm, 2018
Open to: Internationally
How to enter: Please enter using the Rafflecopter widget below.
Terms and Conditions: NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. A winner will be randomly drawn through the Rafflecopter widget and will be contacted by email within 48 hours after the giveaway ends. The winner will then have 72 hours to respond. If the winner does not respond within 72 hours, a new draw will take place for a new winner. Odds of winning will vary depending on the number of eligible entries received. This contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook. This giveaway is sponsored by the author, R.J. Garcia and is hosted and managed by Stacie from BeachBoundBooks. If you have any additional questions feel free to send an email to

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