Category: Books

The Unsaid Launch Party

I am thrilled to invite you to The Unsaid Launch Party.  Come celebrate with me and get a signed copy of my latest novel.  The party begins at 4pm on Saturday October 15, 2016 hosted by Barnes & Noble at San Tan Village Parkway.

The Unsaid is a unique love story with heart and humor that deals with choice, hope, love, courage and the crazy things we think but do not say.

“Maggie, a heavenly curator of unspoken thoughts, is content to do her job while she waits for her turn in mortality.  When Eric, her beholden, shows interest in the new girl at work, Maggie’s curiosity for the wonders of love and life cause her to forsake the rules in search of answers.  But meddling in mortal affairs has consequences that Maggie could never have imagined…”

Launch Party The Unsaid

Mark your calendar, invite all your family and friends, and join us for fun, food and literature.

Mystery Book Discussion Group

I am thrilled to be meeting with the Maricopa County Southeast Regional Library Mystery Book Discussion Group, Thursday August 11, 2016 at 7PM. Please come and join me for a fun time and an exciting and illuminating discussion about The Land of Look Behind. Register below (it’s FREE!). Please and thank you.

That was fun

After a truly beautiful evening with friends and family at The Land of Look Behind launch party I struck out into the cold world, armed with my poster and some business cards on a local book tour to promote my book to the masses.

I had no idea if any among the throngs of strangers would be interested in my book and feared they might even be annoyed by my presence.  To my great joy and surprise I started off with a bang and a sell out at Costco in Gilbert.

Costco table

Then I got really nervous at the thought of following that up.  I had to wait nearly a week for my next signing and in the days between I reset my own personal bar back to “Just not zero”.  If I could sign just one copy then I’d be happy.  Well the day came and I walked into my local B&N to find a table with my book and a picture of myself.  Kirsten, the wonderful CRM, set me up with a drink and wished me luck.


I stood at the front of the store and smiled at everyone who entered until at last someone thought my book sounded interesting and I avoided the shut out.  A few friends even dropped by for me to sign their pre-purchased copies.  Before the evening was through I had hit double digits and only five copies were left.


I signed the remaining copies, breathed a sigh of relief, and returned home to wait another long week till the next signing.

Back at Costco, this time in Mesa, I found a very busy and crowded super store filled with a hurried and bustling Friday afternoon crowd and began to doubt again if anyone’s interest would be piqued by my presence.  I was setup with a table near the books and left alone again.


“Just not zero” was quickly dispelled as several customers slowed in front of my sign and asked about my story.  Copy after copy vanished and before I knew it two hours had passed and I had to run to a Live Q&A with Jorie Loves a Story.

After a good night’s sleep I awoke to a new day and another signing at Barnes & Noble.  This time it was a marathon five hour schedule.


I arrived at the store and rode the escalator to the top where I was greeted by a table full of books and my own face smiling back at me.  With several signings under my belt I thought I knew what to expect and was confident I could exceed my low bar of “Just not zero” but tucked between cookbooks and health & fitness I wasn’t sure how many people would stop and talk to a novice novelist.


I was thrilled as person after person ascended the moving staircase and smiled warmly at the nervous author behind his mystery laden table.  Some good friends stopped by too which made the day all the more memorable.  Just a few hours in and I was down to my last copy.


Before Masha, another wonderful CRM, could even get downstairs to make the announcement that I had just one copy left I had sold out.

As I was tweeting the wonderful news I even had a good friend of mine appear at the top of the escalator who had come to get an autographed copy.


We slunk downstairs for a clandestine signing, where I kept a couple of extra copies in the trunk for just such an occasion.  So pretty much I’m calling it a sell out +1.  All and all it was a successful first leg of my book tour and believe it or not I’m looking forward to doing it again.  #JustNotZero

Sneak Peak: The Land of Look Behind

Three hundred years ago, a soldier named Jarvis journeyed deep into Jamaica and discovered a land of myth, treasure, and danger. Now Gideon, who served in Jamaica as a missionary, returns armed with Jarvis’s journal to follow the enigmatic clues with his best friend. But they quickly discover there are forces who would kill to keep the treasure secret. Travel into Jamaica’s treacherous cockpit country in this spine-tingling thriller.

Land of Look Behind back cover

Enjoy a sneak peak at The Land of Look Behind available for pre-order today at Amazon and Barnes & Noble and in stores February 9, 2016.

The Land of Look Behind


The Land of Look Behind
Aaron Blaylock

SymbolThe Land of Look Behind follows two men, separated by over three hundred years, as they seek to return to a cave marked with a mysterious symbol in the depths of the treacherous cockpit country of Jamaica.

Lieutenant Benjamin Jarvis is a British soldier, in the seventeenth century, in the midst of a conflict with a Spanish militia for control of the island.

Gideon Goodwin is a recently returned missionary who discovers a symbol, which he recognizes, tucked within the pages of Jarvis’ journal.

These men must brave the perilous but beautiful island wilderness and enlist the help of friends, both old and new, in their quest for the cave.  Along the way they encounter dark forces set to protect the treasure within.

Join Gideon and Jarvis on the adventure of a lifetime as they journey to The Land of Look Behind.

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Product Details
Title: The Land of Look Behind Paperback
Author: Aaron Blaylock
Paperback: 320 pages
Publisher: Cedar Fort, Inc.
ISBN-13: 9781462117956
Release date: 02/09/2016
Price: $18.99