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{Blog Tour} Absolution by Louis Corsair: Guest Post And Giveaways!




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Welcome to Mother/Gamer/Writer for the Absolution Blog Tour. Today we welcome author Louis Corsair on the blog with a fantastic guest post on “Inspiration”. After reading, be sure to check out the excerpt from Absolution and enter the fabulous giveaway! But if you don’t win don’t fret; the book is only $0.99 until the tour ends!  And as always, don’t forget to add the book to your shelf on Goodreads!







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In 1947, a gangster murders private investigator Raymond Adams. In 2011, he’s brought back to life for 24 hours to solve the supernatural murder of a Hollywood Adult film star. 

When the son of a Pit Lord is murdered in Hollywood, the celestial beings in charge of the Four Realms ask Raymond Adams to figure who did it and find the victim’s missing soul. Without memories of his life, he accepts the case to gain eternal peace. But the job is daunting:

24 hours to nab a killer…
24 hours to find a missing soul…
24 hours to unravel the victim’s exotic private life…
24 hours to stop a plot to send the universe into chaos…

With only the help of a possessed cop and a medium, Adams must trek through a Hollywood underground filled with pornography, prostitutes, the homeless, and sadists, along with supernatural monsters. But can he solve the case when his own haunting memories keep surfacing, telling him exactly what kind of man he was in life?













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The world doesn’t cooperate often. When you are down, it seems that this is when something else falls on your shoulders. Today, for example, the brakes on my car started to go out, which means a new expense–this tacked on to the rising cost of living here in Los Angeles and the cost of an education. I want to say that things will be okay, but I have to be realistic. A second job may be in order to cover me. It will be another thing to juggle while I do that thing I like to do, writing.


Recently, I published a novel, Absolution, on my own. It’s an “indie” book. Getting it ready was one battle, but getting it noticed is a different kind of battle. During these long, long days when it seems that nothing pans out, what helps is finding inspiration to push on. It only matters that I push on.


By the time you read this, my tour will be well underway. I am writing this only a week into it, but I was lucky enough to receive the topics beforehand. Some questions have come up lately that deal with a topic that I’m going to explore here thanks to Livia. This will probably be the most difficult guest post that I will write. I’m going to tell you about inspiration.


The idea of inspiration is ineffable. What is it? We often speak of it in terms of where we get it, but to explore the “it” is maddening. This is how the internet defines inspiration: Stimulation of the mind or emotions to a high level of feeling or activity.


Naturally, the result is physical. You are motivated to do something thanks to inspiration. It gets the brain cells going and muscles working. But the definition above almost doesn’t grasp it. A Red Bull or a cup of coffee can stimulate your mind and body; a cup of tea and music can help with your emotions. I like to think that inspiration is metaphysical, the stimulation of the soul. Whatever inspires you stirs up your soul so that you can stand up and function.


It is during times like this that I often think back to my days in the military. One of my staff sergeants, a squad leader in the Army, used to say that when you are most tired and defeated, that’s when you have to gather your strength and do your best work. How profound!


Not just get up and work, but do your BEST work. His words were meant to get us to work after a long day of physical labor; motivation late at night is hard to come by. Many, many days I had to work near 24 hours, in the cold, without much sleep. You feel like the living dead during and after. The underlying meaning of what he said is that when pressure comes from all directions trying to crush you, you must meet this pressure and push outward, which requires all of your creative energy.


The sergeant’s words are an example of homespun wisdom. That they still resonate with me today is a testament to how much truth they contain. Believe me, while writing Absolution, I often had to dig deep. I had to find this “it” to help me write.


But inspiration is not always that thing that helps you write. It helps you deal with your world. For example, I sucked in my gut and went to my uncle’s shop to get those brakes done. It wasn’t as bad as I had made it out to be. It just seemed like an enormous weight at the time. Besides that, I got to talk to one of my cousins whom I hadn’t seen in a long time. The experience turned out to be a rewarding one.


That’s my exploration into inspiration. I thank Ms. D for hosting me.





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A Return



I was in a preparation chamber made completely out of light. I hovered like a cloud watching child-like celestials regenerate and reanimate my corpse. They didn’t bother with new clothes and simply fixed up the suit I had been buried in. When finished, they vacuumed me into my old body, a loving experience I could only compare to dying.

“Cold…” I said and my throat was dry like the Mojave in the middle of summer. They explained my body was mostly dead but this would improve as time passed. To help me with the shivers, the merciful celestials threw in a brown overcoat, shoes, and a fedora.

“Gun,” I said. True I was dead, but the people I was going to deal with were not and I had a feeling they would want to stay that way. Protection was necessary.

They gave me a revolver loaded with ten Thunderbolt bullets. I also got a good watch to keep track of time, an enchanted magnifying glass, and a special rune to communicate with the Committee. The big people wanted regular updates on my progress.

The celestials opened a portal to the Realm of the Living and sent me through it.
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About the Author:
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Louis Corsair is an eight year veteran of the United States Army. Currently, he lives in Los Angeles, CA and attends Long Beach State University. He also works at the Peninsula Center Library in Palos Verdes, where books have become his family. To him, writing is more than a hobby or a passion; it is the only way to exist—at times life itself.
























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