Monday, July 17, 2017

Too Many Women in the Room by Joanne Guidoccio | Blog Tour with Excerpt, Review, Guest Post, and Giveaway


The Blurb



When Gilda Greco invites her closest friends to a VIP dinner, she plans to share David Korba’s signature dishes and launch their joint venture — Xenia, an innovative Greek restaurant near Sudbury, Ontario.

Unknown to Gilda, David has also invited Michael Taylor, a lecherous photographer who has throughout the past three decades managed to annoy all the women in the room. One woman follows Michael to a deserted field for his midnight run and stabs him in the jugular.

Gilda’s life is awash with complications as she wrestles with a certain detective’s commitment issues and growing doubts about her risky investment in Xenia. Frustrated, Gilda launches her own investigation and uncovers decades-old secrets and resentments that have festered until they explode into untimely death. Can Gilda outwit a killer bent on killing again?

Too Many Women in the Room by Joanne Guidoccio
Series: Gilda Greco Mystery Series, #2
Genre: Cozy Mystery, Culinary Mystery
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press, Inc
Publication Date: May 19, 2017
Paperback: 252 pages
ISBN-10: 1509214542
ISBN-13: 978-1509214549
E-Book File Size: 1408 KB
ASIN: B06XXNPRXS
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The Excerpt


Friday, June 30, 2017

Booked 4 Murder by J.C. Eaton | Review

The Blurb

Never judge a book by its cover...


Sophie “Phee” Kimball is not a cop. She’s a divorced, middle-aged mom who works as an account clerk for the police department in a small city in Minnesota. But her retired mother, Harriet Plunkett, is convinced Phee is the only one who can solve the mystery of a cursed book. According to Harriet, four members of her book club have already succumbed to the deadly curse. Harriet insists Phee catch the next plane to her retirement community in Sun City West, Arizona, to investigate.

Is her mother just bored and lonely? She does have a new pet — a long-haired chiweenie (half Chihuahua, half Dachshund) — for company and a host of pals (although that number is admittedly dwindling). Phee is certain that their book club selection isn’t cursed, but is somebody really knocking off the ladies? As Phee starts to uncover dark secrets hidden in plain sight under the blazing Arizona sun, she’ll need to read between the lines before it’s someone else’s final chapter....


Booked 4 Murder by J.C. Eaton
Series: A Sophie Kimball Mystery, #1
Genre: Cozy Mystery 
Publication Date: June 27, 2017
Publisher: Kensington
Paperback: 320 pages
ISBN-10: 1496708555
ISBN-13: 978-1496708557
e-Book File Size: 1091 KB
ASIN: B01LYPJE1G
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The Review


Thursday, June 29, 2017

Booked 4 Murder by J.C. Eaton | Book Blast with Excerpt and Giveaway


The Blurb


Never judge a book by its cover...

Sophie “Phee” Kimball is not a cop. She’s a divorced, middle-aged mom who works as an account clerk for the police department in a small city in Minnesota. But her retired mother, Harriet Plunkett, is convinced Phee is the only one who can solve the mystery of a cursed book. According to Harriet, four members of her book club have already succumbed to the deadly curse. Harriet insists Phee catch the next plane to her retirement community in Sun City West, Arizona, to investigate.

Is her mother just bored and lonely? She does have a new pet — a long-haired chiweenie (half Chihuahua, half Dachshund) — for company and a host of pals (although that number is admittedly dwindling). Phee is certain that their book club selection isn’t cursed, but is somebody really knocking off the ladies? As Phee starts to uncover dark secrets hidden in plain sight under the blazing Arizona sun, she’ll need to read between the lines before it’s someone else’s final chapter....


Booked 4 Murder by J.C. Eaton
Series: A Sophie Kimball Mystery, #1
Genre: Cozy Mystery 
Publication Date: June 27, 2017
Publisher: Kensington
Paperback: 320 pages
ISBN-10: 1496708555
ISBN-13: 978-1496708557
e-Book File Size: 1091 KB
ASIN: B01LYPJE1G
Amazon | B & N | BAM! | Kobo | iBooks | OverdriveIndieBound | Goodreads


The Excerpt


Saturday, June 24, 2017

A Crime of Passion Fruit by Ellie Alexander | Review

The author of Fudge and Jury is back, with another Bakeshop Mystery!


The Blurb

Torte ― everybody’s favorite small-town family bakeshop ― is headed for the high seas, where murder is about to make a splash. . . 

Jules Capshaw is trying to keep her cool as Torte gets set to make its transformation from quaint, local confectionery cafĂ© to royal pastry palace. Meanwhile, Jules’s estranged husband Carlos is making a desperate plea for her to come aboard his cruise ship and dazzle everyone with her signature sweets. She may be skeptical about returning to her former nautical life with Carlos but Jules can’t resist an all-expense-paid trip, either. If only she knew that a dead body would find its way onto the itinerary . . 
A warm and inviting atmosphere, friendly and likable main characters, and a nasty murder mystery to solve!  Fresh Fiction
Now, instead of enjoying tropical drinks on deck between whipping up batches of sea-salted chocolates and flambĂ©ing fresh pineapple slices in the kitchen, Jules is plunged into dangerous waters. Her investigation leaves her with more questions than answers: Why can’t anyone on board identify the young woman? And how can she help Carlos keep passengers at ease with a killer in their midst? Jules feels like she’s ready to jump ship. Can she solve this case without getting in too deep? 
A perfect mix for fans of Jenn McKinlay, Leslie Budewitz, or Jessica Beck.  Library Journal