Boneseeker by Brynn Chapman (Guest Post & #Giveaway)

On tour with Prism Book Tours

I read Boneseeker (the previously published version) back in 2014 (review here) and loved it! In fact, I think if I read it again (and believe me, I've been itching to do so) I'd love it even more the second time. It's a book that has stuck with me all these years through reading hundreds of other books. The dialogue is spot on and includes fantastic banter. The chemistry between the characters is easy to feel. Then the suspense and mystery... Palatable. It feels like you're in a Sherlock Holmes story. I loved every minute. So, if you're a Sherlock fan and you haven't read this one, I highly recommend it! In the meantime, check out the author's guest post and enter the giveaway below...

(The Boneseeker Chronicles #1)
by Brynn Chapman
Romantic Suspense
Paperback & ebook, 213 pages
January 10th 2018 by The Wild Rose Press, Inc


Aspiring scientist Arabella Holmes doesn't fit the role of a 1900s lady. Her father, Sherlock, landed her a position at the Mütter Museum to pursue her dream of becoming a purveyor of abnormal science, or what her father calls a "Boneseeker."

Henry Watson’s two-fold mission at the Mütter Museum is to join their team of forensic anthropologists in unearthing unusual antiquities and to watch over Arabella. If only he could get her to speak to him, instead of hurling knives in his general direction. Assigned to a most secret expedition to investigate a mysterious skeletal hand discovered in upstate New York, Arabella and Henry are soon caught in a scientific debate, and the search for the truth may have deadly consequences for those involved.

Are the bones from a Neanderthal? Or are they living proof of fallen angels known as Nephilim?

Watson and Holmes must put aside their differences, trust their instincts, and rely on one another to survive to uncover the truth.

*This is a new version of a previously published edition

Praise for BONESEEKER:

Winner of the New Jersey Romance Writers Golden Leaf Contest

"Creative, meticulously researched, and terrific fun!"  ~Grace Burrowes, NY Times Best Selling Author

"The characters, the setting, the descriptions and the mysteries and relationships all work together seamlessly to create a truly wonderful story that I completely adored." ~Best Books Ever Blog

"The settings are intriguing and the way they are described make you feel as if you are immersed in the story. I could feel the gloom and damp. That is rare in so many books! Boneseeker is a book I highly recommend, and I give it 5 stars!" ~Christy's Cozy Corners Blog

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Guest Post: Arabella Holmes - A Study in Sensory

(Get it—instead of a Study in Scarlet)

Bella has been with me so long now, I honestly can’t recall when the idea formulated. I believe it was while watching Robert Downey Jr.’s interpretation of Sherlock Holmes. There are a number of scenes in the movie which were “Ah-ha” moments for me…About Holmes’s brilliance, and his inability to play well with others.

I lecture about sensory processing—which in case you have never heard of it, here is a definition:

Sensory processing disorder (SPD; also known as sensory integration dysfunction) is a condition that exists when multisensory integration is not adequately processed in order to provide appropriate responses to the demands of the environment.

The senses provide information from various modalities—vision, audition, tactile, olfactory, taste, proprioception, interoception and vestibular system—that humans need to function. Sensory processing disorder is characterized by significant problems in organizing sensation coming from the body and the environment and is manifested by difficulties in the performance in one or more of the main areas of life: productivity, leisure and play[1] or activities of daily living.[2] Different people experience a wide range of difficulties when processing input coming from a variety of senses.

So how does this relate to Sherlock Holmes? Let’s watch…

Holmes is experiencing hypersensitive hearing: he hears, simultaneously, the squeaking of the spoon as it is polished, the conversations at adjoining tables,

He is also having difficulty distinguishing foreground from background. Most of us are able, in a crowded restaurant, to focus on a conversation we are engaged in. Some cannot. Image the sounds overwhelming you. A way to simulate it, turn on five different screens on youtube, and try to talk to someone coherently. It’s exhausting—which is probably why Holmes self medicates.

Watch here…

Sherlock Holmes also has difficulty relating to people (the lovely interaction with Mary, and the wine ending up in his face) as well as a self centered, self preserving above all costs, personality. That doesn’t mean he doesn’t care—it just alters how it comes across.

So, although Sherlock Holmes may have a version of Asperger’s Syndrome (no two people are alike) he definitely has Sensory Processing Disorder. So, Arabella landed into my head, fully formed, sensory dysfunction blazing and at the ready. Her inherited genius on full display.

Please Join she and Henry, as they not only decipher clues, murder and kidnapping, but as importantly decipher one another…and how to love one another, for who they are.

About the Author

Born and raised in western Pennsylvania, Brynn Chapman is the daughter of two teachers. Her writing reflects her passions: science, history and love--not necessarily in that order. In real life, the geek gene runs strong in her family, as does the Asperger's syndrome. Her writing reflects her experience as a pediatric therapist and her interactions with society's downtrodden. In fiction, she's a strong believer in underdogs and happily-ever-afters. Her ancestry tree claims she's a descendant of the House of Stuart.


Other Books by the Author

The Requiem Red

Tour Schedule

January 15th:
Singing Librarian Books
Reading Is My SuperPower
January 16th:
Wishful Endings
Biblio Virgo Blogs
YA/NA Book Divas
January 17th:
It's All About the Romance
Rockin' Book Reviews
January 18th:
Hearts & Scribbles
Locks, Hooks and Books
Lukten av trykksverte
January 19th:
A Night's Dream of Books
Bookworm Lisa
January 20th: Grand Finale

Be sure to watch for Promo videos from Brynn’s PR guy—pictured below. Here’s a sample of the insanity on Facebook.

Tour-Wide Giveaway

GIVEAWAY #1: To enter to win a BONESEEKER audiobook and the pictured charm necklace ("And though she be but little, she is fierce." - Shakespeare), send a copy of your kindle purchase of BONESEEKER to US only.

GIVEAWAY #2: To enter to win a BONESEEKER ebook and a $10 Amazon Gift Card, enter via the Rafflecopter below. Open internationally. Ends January 24th.

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What do you think? Do you agree with the author's thoughts on Sherlock? Are you a Sherlock fan? If you are, you really should go get a copy... ;)

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