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The Reviews are in for Color Me Dead

colormedeadcoverColor Me Dead continues to collect reviews! Here are a few from the 18 site blowout blog tour in January!

From the beginning, I was absolutely riveted by this book…
~Valerie’s Musings

5 PAW REVIEW – I thought this was a great start to a new series!
~Storeybook Reviews

I think just about anyone would love this new series whether you are artistic or not it draws you in and has you wanting to learn more about the people of Henry Park and see where the residents go from here!
~Community Bookstop

A fast-paced read, I stayed up way past my bedtime to finish it.
~Cassidy’s Bookshelves

This is a well crafted cozy mystery that will keep you rethinking your choice of murderer until the final page is turned. Most readers change their mind at least three times.
~Laura’s Interests

If you like paranormal with your cozy mystery, you’ll like this book.
~Christa Reads and Writes

In COLOR ME DEAD Teresa Trent takes a picturesque town adds interesting characters and a unique mystery to create a successful start to a new series.
~Cozy Up With Kathy

Color Me Dead is an entertaining cozy murder mystery that will engage you to join Gabby in solving an intriguing murder mystery.
~Jersey Girl Book Reviews

 

And to answer a quick question–we are working on the paperback version of Color Me Dead at this time. I’ll keep you posted when it is available. Thanks for asking.

Last Day of Color Me Dead Will Be Free on Kindle

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Goliath, the wonder beagle. Still, miss you!

Wow! What a week. This has been a fantastic tour, and I can’t believe we’re on the last day already. Thank you to my tour hosts on Thursday and all of the kind people who visited and downloaded the book. I’ve appreciated your comments and support this week. This is the last day Color Me Dead will be free on Kindle. If you’ve already downloaded it, I’d love it if you would share this information with someone else.  So, here are my last three stops.  All aboard! Stop by and comment so I know you were there.

January 27 – Cozy Up With Kathy – REVIEW, INTERVIEW

January 27 – Jersey Girl Book Reviews – REVIEW

January 27 – Turning the Pages – REVIEW

 

For my last beagle picture this week, I am posting the only picture I can find of my own beagle, Goliath.  This photo was taken in Colorado back when I was a teenager. I had to wake him up to take the picture. If I remember right, this was actually a polaroid that was scanned. (That sure dates it!)

Color Me Dead Blog Tour Day Four-2 Days Left as Free Download

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Let’s Go! Vroom…Vroom…Of course I’ll be riding in the cab, not the back 🙂

The blog tour continues! Today I’m visiting four blogs and am enjoying visiting with everyone this week. The download numbers have been great, and I appreciate all of the reviews the book is getting. When I’m not on tour, I love to have other cozy mysteries visit me when they are on tour. I can tell you, some months when I get busy writing, it’s hard to find time to read and review a book, so I really appreciate their efforts. Here are my stops for today! Come and join me and be sure to leave a comment, so I know you stopped by.

January 26 – Christa Reads and Writes – REVIEW

January 26 – Laura’s Interests – REVIEW

January 26 – A Blue Million Books – INTERVIEW

January 26 – Mystery Thrillers and Romantic Suspense Reviews – SPOTLIGHT

 

This beagle’s name is Gumbo and he’s up for adoption in Houston, TX. 

 

COLOR ME DEAD IS STILL FREE ON KINDLE! CLICK HERE TO PICK UP YOUR COPY!

Color Me Dead Still Free! Blog Tour Day Two

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Where to next? Will there be Cheetos dropped?

What a great Monday! Thank you to all of the sites who hosted Color Me Dead yesterday. The book is still FREE on Kindle today, so make sure you pick up a copy.  Here’s where I’ll be today.

January 24 – 3 Partners in Shopping, Nana, Mommy, &, Sissy, Too! – SPOTLIGHT

January 24 – Books Direct – GUEST POST

January 24 – Community Bookstop – REVIEW

January 24 – Island Confidential – SPOTLIGHT

 

 

 

 

This beagle’s real name is Baxter and is available for adoption in Tampa, Florida.

Book Review- A Whole Latte Murder

a-whole-latte-murderI like coffee.  I like tea. I like the Java Jive, and it likes me.

Ah yes, let’s head to the coffee shop for a cup of joe and a slice of murder! This cozy mystery takes place in Nashville and so, of course, the amateur sleuth is an aspiring singer with a grande dose of stage fright. A Whole Latte of Murder is the third book in Caroline Fardig’s Java Jive series published by Alibi, and after reading this one, I’m going to need to go back and read the other two.  There is some mild language in this one, but you will find the pacing of the story is excellent.

 

Meet the Author:

Caroline Fardig Author

Caroline Fardig
Author

Caroline Fardig is the author of Death Before Decaf and the Lizzie Hart series. She worked as a schoolteacher, church organist, insurance agent, funeral parlor associate, and stay-at-home mom before she realized that she wanted to be a writer when she grew up. Born and raised in a small town in Indiana, Fardig still lives in that same town with an understanding husband, two sweet kids, two energetic dogs, and one malevolent cat.

My Review

5 Stars

Juliet Langley, a coffee shop manager in Nashville tries to return a scarf and finds herself in the middle of a murder mystery. Even though she’s dating cop, Ryder Hamilton, she sets on her road to discovery along with old love and best friend Pete Bennet.  Readers are never sure just which guy Juliet really cares for in the story and that adds to the suspense. Juliet is all over the place solving the crime, and there was a pretty funny scene where she was signing up to be an escort in the name of investigation. The characters, the pacing and the crime are set up well.  The cover for this cozy mystery drew me in and the writing kept me there. Now I need to go back and read books 1 and 2 of the Java Jive Series.

 

Book Review: Doggone It by Maggie Touissant

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Can you see the ghost dog? What a cutie!

I was excited to get to review Maggie Toussaint’s latest dreamwalker book because I too love to write about the world of psychics. Baxley Powell, landscaper by day, psychic by night (and any other time they need her) is a different psychic than say the Long Island Medium. She dreamwalks and when she does it’s a mighty scary. There aren’t just people floating around in white nightgowns but scary folks who pick on humans and put burning tattoos in people.

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Here is Maggie’s Synopsis of Doggone It:

Dreamwalker Baxley Powell can’t remember the last time she had such a crappy weekend. A twilight encounter with a ghost dog left her numb and disoriented, her dreamwalker abilities are wiped out, and the sheriff just summoned her to a double homicide.

With no access to the spirit world, Baxley bluffs her way through the crime scene where a movie star’s assistant and a charter boat captain were strung up and bled dry. In a haunted house, no less. Figuring out who killed these people will be a real challenge without her ability to speak to the dead.

Just when Baxley thinks her powers are returning, her dreamwalks malfunction. With the sheriff pushing her to solve the case quickly, Baxley teams up with a dognapping medium to boost her powers.

Suspects include the captain’s good-for-nothing brother, the assistant’s replacement, and, of course, his stalker. All of Sinclair County is on edge, and the media circus isn’t helping. At stake are the movie’s funding, the sheriff’s job, and Baxley’s senses.

Maggie Toussaint

Maggie Toussaint

Can Baxley safeguard her abilities and solve the case before the killer strikes again?

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Haunted houses, lost pirate treasure, conniving in-laws, supernatural baddies, and a determined ghost dog test amateur sleuth Baxley Powell’s mettle in Book Three of Toussaint’s Dreamwalker Series.

My Review: 5 Stars

What happens when a California film crew mixes with locals in a small town famous for pirate lore?  Actors make their livings fooling people so when a double murder occurs Baxley Powell is called on to dreamwalk into the spirit world and find the truth. The only problem is Baxley is tapped right now from previous dreamwalking encounters and is struggling to do her job.  Maggie Toussaint does a beautiful job taking us on a walk in a place of nightmares. You can’t always trust the occupants in this world so you’d better put some crystals in your pocket and whistle for your trusty ghost dog. I loved the paranormal side of this cozy mystery which made it a little different and exciting to read. I also love the character of  Baxley who is struggling with parenting issues and yet hanging out with the police to help solve a grisly double murder.  Great story!

I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book

Book Review: The Book Club Murders

book-club-murdersYou know, I’ve visited a few book clubs over the years. They seemed like such nice people. After reading The Book Club Murders by Leslie Nagel, I’m, shall we say, re-evaluating my initial impressions. The Agathas are a group of well-to-do ladies who love a good murder yarn. Leslie Nagel puts their reading list in the beginning, and I like what they are reading. Still, though, when a group is interested in murder mysteries, half the legwork to commit murder has been highly researched by a well-read murderer.  Charley Carpenter, the owner of a vintage fashion store, is trying to figure out who the murderer is along with her love Marc Trenault and her best friend, Frankie Bright.   There is a high body count in this one, so get your bookmarks ready because here’s my review.

4 Stars

Charley Carpenter, the owner of Old Hat Vintage Fashions, attends a snooty book club that calls itself, The Agathas. I loved the idea of a mystery book club naming itself after Agatha Christie, and like any good Agatha novel, this group of ladies is full of twists and turns. These are the ladies who lunch. Rich, spoiled women who spend their time shopping, dealing with their husbands and criticizing others. When club members start dropping dead Charley must find the killer. The Book Club Murders is funny, suspenseful and a great whodunnit!

I was given a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.