Monday, May 8, 2017

Kasper Mützenmacher's Cursed Hat by Keith R. Fentonmiller (VBB, excerpt, and GIVEAWAY) GFT

Kasper Mützenmacher's Cursed Hat

by Keith R. Fentonmiller


GENRE:   Magical Realism



Berlin hatmakers threatened by a veil-wearing Nazi known as the “stealer of faces” must use the god Hermes’ “wishing hat” to teleport out of Germany during Kristallnacht. They won’t be safer in America, however, unless they break the curse that has trapped them in the hat business for sixteen centuries. Set in the Jazz Age, Nazi Germany, and World War II Detroit, Book One of the Life Indigo series is a family saga about the fluidity of tradition, faith, and identity. It will appeal to fans of Everything is Illuminated and The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay.



Klaus circled behind her chair. Isana set down the glass and sat stock-still. Only her growling stomach and the electric whine of the overhead lights broke the silence. Suddenly, an empty leather glove landed on the table. Seconds later, cool fingertips touched her neck and gently worked into the base of her skull.

“You are tense.”

“I wonder why.”

Klaus pressed harder into Isana’s flesh. His fingertips warmed, radiating heat into her muscles. As much as Isana resisted, she couldn’t deny his deft touch felt good. The stiffness in her neck melted in seconds.

No, she told herself. Don’t relax. Don’t let your guard down.

Isana tried to clench her muscles, but Klaus’s heat had already penetrated deep into her spine. He seemed to have latched onto her nerves, holding them like a marionettist would grasp puppet strings. Isana should’ve felt panic, relinquishing her volition to this monster, but his touch had suppressed that reaction as well. She was sleepy and light. Her body had lost substance. She had dissolved into the hot, stale air, or evaporated into the overhead lights. She was nothing at all.

When Klaus unhanded Isana, her corporeal nature returned. In her bewilderment, she momentarily worried her chair might give way under the weight of her body.

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AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Keith is a consumer protection attorney for the Federal Trade Commission in Washington, D.C. Before graduating from the University of Michigan Law School, he toured with a professional comedy troupe, writing and performing sketch comedy at colleges in the Mid-Atlantic States. His short story, Non Compos Mentis, was recently published in The Stonecoast Review and nominated for a Pushcart Prize. His short story Exodus was just published in the Running Wild Anthology of Stories.

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  1. Congrats on the tour and thanks for the chance to win :)

  2. Judging by the excerpt, book sounds very intriguing, looking forward to reading it!

  3. Thank you so much to The Reading Addict for hosting me today!! Please ask me any questions about the book, the writing life, the meaning of life, whatever. I'll be in and out all day, so I will reply as soon as I can. Thanks!!

  4. Thanks so much for the contest. Loved that excerpt!

  5. The blend of genres looks very cool!


  6. This sounds fun, thanks for sharing :)

  7. The book sounds very intriguing.

  8. Thanks for the giveaway; I like the excerpt. :)

  9. Reading the blurb for Kasper Mützenmacher's Cursed Hat, I think the Berlin hatmakers shouldn't consider it a curse being in the hat business for 16 centuries, but rather a blessing, from the aspect of having job security. People are always going to want hats. However this looks like an interesting book set during the Jazz Age, Nazi Germany, & WWII Detroit. Looking forward to reading this :) Thanks for the review!

  10. Magical indeed. This sounds so unique.

  11. Congrats on the new book and good luck on the book tour!

  12. Great excerpt, I love books about magic.---Rae