Blood of the Dragonfly

By Hawk MacKinney

Book Tour, Review, Guest Post & Giveaway

Join us for this tour from Apr 12 to Apr 30, 2021!

Book Details:

Book Title:  Blood of the Dragonfly ( The Moccasin Hollow Mystery Series – Book V)
Author:  Hawk MacKinney
Category:  Adult Fiction (18+), 227 pages
Genre:  Mystery/Suspense
Publisher:  Sage Words Publishing
Release date:  Feb 2021
Content Rating:  PG. There are graphic death scenes.

Book Description:

While dangling a fishing hook from his flat bottom skiff before dawn, former SEAL-turned-PI Craige Ingram spots grey-black smoke coiling above the treetops across the river in the direction of the Georgia bayous and Corpsewood Manor. Bayou or bogs, fire in the uncut cypress and pines bodes a sense that the river is no barrier to the fire that threatens his ancestral home, Moccasin Hollow. Neither are the bodies later found in the burned mansion of Corpsewood Manor. Craige wastes no time in helping his ex-SEAL buddy Lt. Graysen MacGerald who is now Head of Buckingham Homicide Investigations by unofficially investigating the bodies and an exquisite dragonfly brooch found in the mansion with a reputation for evil, hauntings, and mystery. 

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Meet the Author:

Hawk MacKinney began writing mysteries for his school newspaper, served in the US Navy for over 20 years, earned two postgraduate degrees with studies in languages and history, taught postgraduate courses in the United States and Jerusalem, authored professional articles and chordate embryology texts on fetal and adult anatomy, and is well known for his works of fiction. Moccasin Trace, a historical novel, was nominated for the prestigious Michael Shaara Award for Excellence in Civil War Fiction and the Writers Notes Book Award. Both his CAIRNS OF SANCTUARIE science fiction series and the MOCCASIN HOLLOW MYSTERY series have received worldwide recognition.

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Tour Schedule:
Apr 12 – PIck a Good Book – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
Apr 13 – Splashes of Joy – book review / author interview / giveaway
Apr 13 – Rockin’ Book Reviews – book review / guest post / giveaway
Apr 14 – Ms. Cat’s Honest World – book review / guest post / giveaway
Apr 14 – Book Corner News and Reviews – book review / giveaway
Apr 15 – I Read What You Write – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
Apr 16 – Books for Books – book spotlight
Apr 19 – Bigreadersite – book review / giveaway
Apr 20 – Bound 4 Escape – book review / giveaway
Apr 21 – Sadie’s Spotlight – book spotlight / giveaway
Apr 22 – Gina Rae Mitchell – book spotlight / giveaway
Apr 23 – Nighttime Reading Center – book review / giveaway
Apr 23 – Locks, Hooks and Books – book review / giveaway
Apr 26 – My Reading Journeys – book review / giveaway
Apr 26 – Kam’s Place – book review
Apr 27 – Jazzy Book Reviews – book spotlight / giveaway
Apr 27 – Buried Under Books – book review / giveaway
Apr 28 – Sefina Hawke’s Books – book review / giveaway
Apr 29 – Stephanie Jane – book spotlight / giveaway
Apr 30 – Adventurous Jessy – book review / giveaway
Apr 30 – BookishKelly2020 – book spotlight
Apr 30 – Books Lattes & Tiaras – book spotlight / giveaway

Enter the Giveaway:  

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The Moccasin Hollow Mystery Series Book Five follows our former Navy Seal, turned Private Investigator, Craig Ingram.

This mystery and suspense storyline follows Craig and his friend, who is also an ex-Navy Seal, Graysen MacGerald, head of the Buckingham Homicide Investigation Unit.

The investigation surrounds a local mysterious mansion, Corpsewood Manor, due to arson and dead charred bodies found within along with a unique dragonfly brooch.

This is a very well written book that truly draws you in with the author’s visualization writing. Gives you a really in-depth feel to not only the plot and action, but the characters woven within. Plus, with a few twists and turns, you follow along with all the clues and puzzle it until the end.

Guest Post

The World of Publishing

So, one has a book in hand with your name on the cover. All nice and proper and looks good. What’s next? A cup of soup, coffee, tea in your favorite rocker; kicking back, waiting for the adoring queues at your book signings? Well, in today’s world, sort of. But not quite. Writing and stirring the creative brain-juices is fun in any format, OR it should be unless one targets what’s the latest hot-key market or writing for the almighty dollar. If one doesn’t write what one likes, then it ain’t gonna be fun and becomes an unpleasant chore. Quality has always been demanding, otherwise everyone would be doing it. Writers, literary agents, and publishers have all seen, “…I wrote a book…” that needs a bunch more editing, perhaps a complete rewrite. Book signing and autographing is the sweet tooth reward of one’s bound book. It’s not the meat. If all one wants is a journal or diary, then you’re finished – keep writing. Otherwise, you’ve ended the first part of writing process, creating a product that may be ready to enter the world of marketing. Publishers aren’t there to take your ego on a wild ego trip; they’re in business to make money. Hopefully you write for the enjoyment of the doing. Marketing with its slush piles is a highly competitive business and is best when faced as such. Publishing is a small international world. Everyone knows one another or knows their name-recognition reputation. It is a world best entered with honesty, trust, and a reliable marketing team. Trustworthy agents, editors and publishers are the working cogs of that world. Be up front with yourself; be up front with them. Violate any one of those and taking a long relaxing vacation with the channel changer and social media is one option.

Hawk MacKinney


  1. Ms. Cat’s Honest World – Thank you for hosting/reviewing Blood of the Dragonfly, Book-5 in the Moccasin Hollow Mystery Series – it is much appreciated. Book-6 in the mystery series is in final edit as well as the working draft of the next sci-fi title in that series. An earlier prequel title, Moccasin Trace, is a historical romance, establishing the bloodline(s) of serial protagonist Craige Ingram in the Moccasin Hollow series.

    Hawk MacKinney

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