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Happy Homicides the Purr-fect Crime Blog Tour Day 8

 

Hang in there kitty, we are on day 8 of the Happy Homicides 5: The Purr-fect Crime. Today Joanna Campbell Slan is making an author to author visit to Jacquie Biggar’s blog. Jacquie writes romantic suspense so check her books out too!

Here is a description of Joanna’s story for the anthology.

The Catnip Caper: A Cara Mia Delgatto Mystery

The Cara Mia Delgatto series is a spin-off from Joanna’s popular Kiki Lowenstein mysteries. Cara and her friends are all animal lovers, but sometimes love can go astray.

Click Here to go to read more about Joanna Campbell Slan at Jacquie Biggar’s Blog

Happy Homicides Purr-fect Crime Tour Day 2

 

Today Joanna Campbell Slan is visiting Fabulous and Brunette.  Joanna writes the Kiki Lowenstein Mysteries and is one of the leaders of this motley group of cozy writers.

Comment and you could win a $50 Etsy Gift Card!

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My story Double Tap has Betsy and Aunt Maggie tap dancing with the Pecanettes. Have you ever been part of a local dance class or group?

 

Happy Homicides The Purr-fect Crime Blog Tour Day 1

Guess What? I’m on another big blog tour! Happy Homicides has come out with a Mother’s Day spectacular The Perr-fect Crime.  Come along on the blog tour and enter for a chance to win a $50 gift card from Etsy. (I can go through something like that in a hurry).  All of our incredible cozy authors are posting around the web.

Today

Wendy Sand Eckels is at Readeropolis

Wendy is the Author of the Rosalie Hart Mystery Series set on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. A cozy mystery series with to-die-for recipes and small-town charm.

Randy Rawls is at Rogues Angels

Randy writes about a Texas PI named ACE for Arthur Conan Edwards.

Till Dirt Do Us Part Free on Kindle- Tour Day 5

Can you believe it? We’ve made it through the week giving away thousands of free downloads of my latest novel Till Dirt Do Us Part? If you don’t have your copy yet, then click here because this is the LAST DAY to get it FREE. 

EXCERPT:

“Betsy, darlin’, I don’t know how you get yourself into these messes.” Aunt Maggie stood in the bright sunshine as a parade of ants made their way up the sidewalk. My yard held the charms of glorious red oak trees and a nice patch of grass. My family’s addition to the outdoor area included a yellow-and-blue swing set and a little red wagon with our sons’ bikes precariously leaned against it. From today on, we would look at this green space differently. Now my yard held a brand-new garden. I pulled my chestnut-brown hair back into a ponytail. I was overdue for a cut, but there just never seemed to be time to get down to the Best Little Hairhouse in Texas.

TDDUP.COVER“I think it can be surmised in one word and one word only. Rocky.” Rocky Whitson was my boss and a major pain in the asparagus at the Pecan Bayou Gazette. Our little paper covered all the news in our tiny Texas town, and when there wasn’t any news, Rocky made an effort to create some. His latest idea was to have the “Best Garden in Pecan Bayou” contest. Of course, he decided that in my position as the Happy Hinter, the writer of the local helpful hints column, I too should participate and give him reports “in the field.” I just wished I didn’t have to be in an actual field. My job would be to turn in weekly reports highlighting the ups and downs of being an amateur gardener. Amateur being the operative word. Was I a gardener? Did I anxiously await the fresh crinkle of seed catalogs every January? Did I love the sound of bees buzzing in the morning?

No.

I was notorious for killing plants. It was so bad that my children gave me fake flowers on Mother’s Day. Still, here I was in the backyard of my home with a brand-new set of planter boxes and the entire shelf of gardening books from the Pecan Bayou library, including the official Texas gardening manual.

I clumsily tried to turn the pages of the manual with my new green plastic-coated gardening gloves. I picked them because they had vegetables printed in the soft cotton material of the gloves. Maybe I could cause the brightly colored carrots and broccoli to somehow encourage the real plants I would try to grow. “According to the manual, we should put the tomatoes over there in the bright sun.”

Aunt Maggie held her hand up to her eyes as she surveyed the patch of the yard we were now calling the garden. “Well, your boxes look good. Leo and Judd did a great job putting them together. All you need now is plenty of sunshine, water, and maybe a little fertilizer now and again. You can’t have the beauty without a little poo-ty. It should be lovely, dear.”

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May 5 – Valerie’s Musings – INTERVIEW
May 5 – Island Confidential – CHARACTER INTERVIEW

Till Dirt Do Us Part Free on Kindle- Tour Day 4

 

It’s Day Four! Thank you for such an excellent response from my newsletter subscribers.  Are you signed up for my newsletter? Find out about new releases, free days on Kindle, coupons and discounts. Click Here to sign up for my newsletter and get a free copy of A Heart for Murder, a Pecan Bayou novella.

If you haven’t downloaded your free copy of Till Dirt Do Us Part click here to pick it up! 

Here are some great tour hosts to visit today.

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May 4 – Cassidy’s Bookshelves – SPOTLIGHT
May 4 – Sleuth Cafe – SPOTLIGHT
May 4 – The Self-Rescue Princess –  CHARACTER INTERVIEW
May 4 – Community Bookstop – REVIEW 
Goodreads #Mysteryweek

Till Dirt Do Us Part FREE on Kindle- Tour Day 3

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Do you have your garden in yet? Betsy sure does. Find out about her escapades competing in the First Annual Pecan Bayou Gardening Contest. Those plant people can get pretty cutthroat!

Today I’m visiting four more blogs with answering questions about my inspiration and my writing process.  I hope you’ll hop to a few of them. The download numbers are wonderful for the free copy of Till Dirt Do Us Part. If you don’t have your own copy then hop here first–Get My Free Copy of Till Dirt Do Us Part.  Reviews are always appreciated!

May 3 – The Pulp and Mystery Shelf – INTERVIEW
May 3 – Rainy Day Reviews – REVIEW
May 3 – Books,Dreams,Life –  REVIEW, INTERVIEW
May 3 – StoreyBook Reviews – GUEST POST
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Till Dirt Do Us Part Free on Kindle- Tour Day 2

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The reviews are growing and so are the downloads! If you have already downloaded Till Dirt Do Us Part for free–Thank You! If you haven’t Go Here and get your FREE copy. Reviews are always appreciated!

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Todays travels include an interview, two reviews and see who’s talking over at Holland Reads.

May 2 – A Blue Million Books – INTERVIEW
May 2 – Bookworm Mom – REVIEW
May 2 – Babs Book Bistro – REVIEW
May 2 – A Holland Reads – CHARACTER GUEST POST
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