Friday, July 29, 2016

Songs of Everealm Series by J.D. Wright!


Song of Sovereign (Songs of Everealm #1)
by J.D. Wright
Genre: Adult Fantasy
Release Date: July 2016
Summary from Goodreads:

Princess Sarita has everything. Loving parents, a castle fit for royalty, fine clothes, loyal friends, and an exciting job as a scholar of magic. At eighteen years of age, one might think that she would be content with her position. But one thing has always been missing from her life... full magic, itself.

When a strange old woman gave Sarita a secret spellbook as a child, her entire life was changed. The book contains spells, songs, and stories. But most of all, it provides a path to gaining full magic, the only thing that Sarita still needs to feel complete. And now, she has finally prepared to leave her home in search of the Stones of the Divine, the final ingredient she needs to gain magic.

Gabrielle has been known as the sister of a knight and best friend of the princess for as long as she can remember. Now an experienced healer's assistant, she is desperate to find her place and purpose in Junacave. An adventurous mission to help Sarita locate a mystical stone may be just the change in her life that she is looking for.

King Cassidy is still alone, but not for a lack of trying. His attempts to convince the Princess of Junacave to marry him over the past ten years have been for naught. And being twenty years old, with no heir, he is running out of time. If he can't win the heart of the princess, he may have to face a future without the love of his life.

Adventure, romance, and magic await as we travel through Everealm with royalty, wizards, fairies, and more, in the fantasy-romance Songs of Everealm, a five book series by J.D. Wright, author of the Everealm Series.

Note: Adult Content

In this N.A. Adventure a group of twenty something royals and closest supporting friends go in search of magic, in a time when the rules of magic and who can wield it are changing. During this journey they discover more about themselves and about friendship.
They have many mishap, including a near drowning and death by bugs but I believe the real crisis will come in future books. This is a more mild tale to introduce us to the realm and characters. 




Songs of Everealm Series is the second series set in the fantasy-filled Everealm. It begins 8 years after the conclusion of the first series, the Everealm Series.


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Song of Sparrows (Songs of Everealm #2)
by J.D. Wright
Genre; Adult Fantasy
Release Date: July 2016

Summary from Goodreads:

The journey across Everealm to find the magical stones has not come without its challenges. After being plagued by unwanted guests, disagreements, and accidents, Princess Sarita is beginning to wonder if her dream of gaining magic is a fantasy that can't come true. 

Along the way, new friends and rekindled sparks between old flames have caused quite a stir within the group. As a new wizard joins the effort and gives the princess a reason to continue, the quest for the next stone ensues...

As the sun rises over the ridge, our story continues into the Song of Sparrows!

Adult content. Intended for mature audiences. 


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Book two begins immediately where book one leaves off. King Cassidy has decided to give Princess Sarita some space, hoping she  will miss him and change her mind about their future.
Secondary characters from the previous book take the spotlight this time.
Themes are more mature and intimate, many centered on female topics.
Everyone is experiencing doubt and changes, both emotional and physical. None more so than the demure, reserved Calista.






About the Author
Writing has always been a hobby of mine, beginning as a young child. It was a way to cope with losing my father at seven years of age. I started with poetry and was featured several times on the amazing poetry blog, Autumn Leaves, by Sondra Ball. My love for poetry soon led to writing songs in middle school and beyond, which I still do occasionally. Music has always been an important part of my existence, so writing songs came naturally to me. In high school, I started my own novel, however, life got in the way and I never finished it.

Fast forward many years later and I find myself married with three children, absorbed in my busy life with commitments to my family, work, school, church, and charities, among other things. One day I came across my old binder, with notes from my first novel, and it was with those notes that I conjured up the elusive Everealm.

I write to please readers such as myself, who have a love for fantasy and romance, but like a little danger and sex in their reading. I wrote the book with a mature audience in mind, who can appreciate a hearty imaginary world with magic and the unknown, but want more than fluffy love stories with wizards in them. They want the romance, magic, and danger, all wrapped into one.

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Thursday, July 28, 2016

AT Dawn (An Alex Troutt Thriller, Book 4) by John W Mefford


New Release....
Alex Troutt Thriller, Book #4
AT Dawn

FBI Special Agent Alex Troutt returns in a twisting, heart-pounding thriller. 

Three flashes of light illuminate a dark sky. An unspeakable evil devours its prey.

The shimmering view of the sun-drenched ocean can often be nothing more than a mirage. For Alex Troutt, a trip back home for a much-needed summer vacation proves only one thing: greed rules. But how it takes root could destroy her world.

Fueled by the lust of power and money, the shadow of death envelopes her seaside hometown, including those closest to Alex. But as disconnected investigations converge into one focal point, Alex will stop at nothing to blow the entire crime ring straight to hell—even if she has to make the ultimate sacrifice…her life.

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"Alex Troutt is quickly becoming one of my favorite fictional characters. I love how she's constantly having to balance her family life and her job, even though her job is continually threatening to take over." - Sonya N

"I simply love every single one of John Mefford's novels. They keep you on the edge of your seat reading late into the night." - Michele B

"Intrigue and attempts at revenge for long held grudges – the twists and turns keeps your adrenalin pumping." - Tracy C
above reviews from the Alex Trout Series

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About the Author
A veteran of the corporate wars, former journalist, and true studier of human and social behavior, best-selling author John W. Mefford has been writing novels since he first entered the work force twenty-five years ago, although he never put words on paper until late 2009.

John writes novels full of intrigue, suspense, and thrills, but they also evoke an emotional connection with the characters.

When he’s not writing, he chases three kids around, slaves away in the yard, reads, takes in as many sports as time allows, watches all sorts of movies, and continues to make mental notes of people and societies across the land.

John lives in Frisco, Texas with his beautiful wife, three opinionated kids, and a feisty fat cat who rules the world.


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Some people have no idea of how to take a vacation. Alex tries to put behind the last few months of trauma and amnesia while spending time with her two impressionable children. She thinks some time spent where she grew up will be relaxing and interesting. Alex had NO IDEA how interesting this vacation will be or how quickly her children will see what crazy shit their mother finds herself involved in for a living. This time their grandfather seems to be smack in the middle of it also.

The brutal opening scenes are not for the weak stomach and set the tone for much violence in the book to follow. You don't need to have read previous books to get this storyline but you will appreciate all the extra stress and difficulties Special Agent Troutt is experiencing if you have watched the team characters develop. 

There are also a lot of passages full of sexual innuendo, so this book is not for those reserved or squeamish. I did receive this book in exchange for an unbiased review.

Release Blitz Enchanting Wilder by Cassie Graham



Series: Wild #1
Author: Cassie Graham
Release Date: July 28, 2016

Synopsis:

Declan Wilder has never met a witch he didn’t hate. He is in the business of

protecting the world from all things paranormal, after all. But what happens when

one glimpse at an enchanting McKenna Sawyer sends him spinning? Suddenly,

Declan can’t help but question everything he thought he knew about the world he’s

been sworn to protect for so long.



Plagued by her parents’ death, McKenna Sawyer has no interest in anything outside

of her family’s business and her sister’s happiness. So when she’s assigned to warn a

Pursuer about his impending death, she’s less than prepared for the way he shifts

her world on its axis. And when more time spent with him leads to more secrets

about their world revealed, they must decide how their universes fit together — if at

all.

The paranormal world is gearing up for a fight, and both Declan and McKenna have

been called to battle. But the question remains — will they be fighting for or against

each other?



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Crickets chirp in the distance and I wonder if they’ll ever hold the same mundane

significance they did before. They used to be irrelevant, unimportant creatures. But

now? I can’t imagine a world without them. They’re the soundtrack to a kiss that

brought me back to the land of the living. Everything I’ve wanted—everything I’ve

needed—is being laid out in front of me by Declan. His passion overwhelms me, and

for the first time in my life, my sense of self is overflowing. I no longer feel the need

to second-guess my desires.

Every kiss, every stroke of his tongue with mine brings me closer to who I’m

supposed to be. It feels as if I’ve been waiting my entire life to find someone to kiss

me like this. So passionately—full of want and need.

Declan takes hold of me gently, placing both hands on the side of my face. He slows

his pace, and pulls away, kissing my nose.

I’m panting with fervor and smile when his green eyes look into mine.

Declan lowers his voice. “That was…”

I nod, still gasping for air. “It was.”



Author Bio:   


Cassie Graham is a firey redhead with an intense love for fairytales-- angsty,

suspenseful fairytales-- but fairytales nonetheless. She's had all kinds of jobs-- but the

one she loves the most is being a writer. She finds solace in it.

She's also the mom to a beautiful little girl. Her greatest joy is watching her grow.

Cassie has always loved to write and is so thankful that she's able to do it full-time.

She's very lucky to have a husband who works non-stop so she can live out her

dream. He's the reason why writing romance is so easy.

Cassie is a born and raised Arizona girl. Though she has moved around a bit, her

home always calls to her. Its where her heart will remain.

If Cassie isn't writing, she's more than likely cooking in the kitchen with her

daughter or has her nose buried deep in a good book. She loves front porch sitting,

drinking coffee, and constantly dating her husband.

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Saturday, July 23, 2016

Mad Tea Party 2016

This year I am sharing a few songs that remind me of a different wonderland.
They are all perfectly Maaaaadd.

For your nourishment as you listen I will share one thing I will be doing this summer and I encourage you to also try. You can find many versions and directions online by searching for edible ice cream cone teacups. The one above came from Disney Family.
All you need are ice cream cones, choose your own style, and cut off the stem.
Some gummy rings for handles and something to fill the hole at the bottom of your cup.
These shown above use icing and a cookie base.

Another example from At The Picket Fence.  

You can also make teacups from giant marshmallows  


or marshmallows and maccaroons.
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Since time is slipping away at incredible speed, you can leave this page open and listen as you hop around to other parties or pick and choose as fits your taste.









Since this has become primarily a book blog this past year
(watch for major changes coming) I have to add a library song.






Have a Crazy Weekend


Oh, Alice



Thank you so much to Ms Vanessa for gathering us all together.
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Friday, July 22, 2016

Planted by C.E. Collier


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Planted (The Penningtons Investigate)
1st in Series Cozy Mystery Asdee Press (July 22, 2016)
Print Length: 309 pages ASIN: B01FOVMCPK

Synopsis:

Planted is book one of the new mystery series, The Penningtons Investigate, from award-winning author C. T. Collier. The Penningtons, Lyssa and Kyle, are both PhD’s, and when their clever minds start asking questions, clever killers can’t hide. It’s Monday of spring break when Professor Lyssa Pennington’s backyard garden project unearths a loaded revolver. With no record of violence at their address and no related cold case, the Tompkins Falls police have no interest. But the Penningtons and a friend with the State Police believe there a body somewhere. Whose? Where? And who pulled the trigger? The Penningtons’ canvass of their quiet neighborhood turns up disturbing secrets about the family who lived in their house for decades and another ill-fated family a few doors away. No one seems to know how to contact the only sons of either family. The few facts they have about them don't add up and, since the gun was buried about the time both young men disappeared from Tompkins Falls, the Penningtons feel compelled to find them and make sure all is well. Lyssa follows the money story and finds twenty million dollars, a neighbor who’s not what he seems, and a long-buried rivalry. Kyle goes after homicide data in six states and finds a body. Their next surprise is a murderer who will go to any length to conceal the crime.
CT-Collier-author About The Author
C. T. Collier grew up in Seneca Falls, NY, left the area for college and jobs, and always wanted to return to the Finger Lakes. Today she lives in a beautiful small city on one of the prettiest of the Finger Lakes, not unlike fictional Tompkins Falls on lovely Chestnut Lake. Most days you’ll find her writing in her tiny office looking out on a woods populated with fox, deer, wild turkeys, and songbirds. In her career as a tech-savvy college professor she has been endlessly fascinated with campus intrigue. Entirely fictional, Tompkins College is no college and every college.
Author Links:
Website: https://drkatecollier.wordpress.com
  Facebook: kate.collier.315
  Twitter: @TompkinsFalls

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The Conscious Entrepreneur

In this profound introduction to conscious entrepreneurship, author and business coach Laura C. Cannon teaches you how to harness your unique gifts and the power of your own consciousness to maximize your satisfaction - and deepen your enjoyment - of your business and your life. Grounded in research from the fields of modern psychology, eastern philosophy, and personal development, this book explains six core principles necessary for radical, transformational change - personally and professionally.

By teaching you to use your business as the vehicle for your personal growth, The Conscious Entrepreneur delivers timeless wisdom and practical exercises to help you think, act, and live the path to your highest potential - without adding to your already-packed schedule. Forget work-life balance, get ready to shift into work-life integration for more happiness, stronger relationships, and a higher return on your investment in every sense of the word.

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Laura C. Cannon is an entrepreneur, speaker, author, and coach with a deep passion for bridging the worlds of spirituality and business. In her new book, The Conscious Entrepreneur, Laura showcases a collection of practices and perspectives for entrepreneurs and business-people to change their relationship with their working life.

​A member of the prestigious National Speaker's Association with more than 15 years of experience as a professional public speaker, Laura has a knack for delivering engaging and informative presentations. She's spoken to groups ranging from 12 to 1200 on a wide range of topics, from office productivity to motivation and empowerment to mindfulness and meditation. Her true passion as an author and speaker lies in bridging the gap between business and spirituality, finding practical, down-to-earth applications for timeless universal wisdom. She has been a guest speaker for colleges, civic organizations, businesses, and associations.

Laura holds a B.S. from Towson University and an M.A. in Human Sciences (Psychology) from Hood College with a specialization in Thanatology and Grief Counseling. A lover of all things that blend the practical and the spiritual, Laura is also a 200hr RYT yoga and meditation instructor.

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Thursday, July 21, 2016

MAD Tea Time! You are Invited, Don't be late!

 If you have never created a MAD Tea Party, now is your chance!
There is still time to be included - with a post or by hopping!
The parties will be open for several days.

If you just want to MADly drink tea and eat crumpets, SAVE this DATE
July 23
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SHOW TIME BOOK TOUR

SHOW TIME
by Suzanne Trauth



Show Time (A Dodie O’Dell Mystery)
Lyrical Underground (July 19, 2016)
Paperback: 228 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1601837202
E-Book ASIN: B0174PKHFG
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The tide has turned for Dodie O’Dell since a hurricane upended her life on the Jersey Shore. Now she’s further up the coast in sleepy Etonville, managing a restaurant that dishes dinners themed around the community theater’s latest productions. But Dodie just never imagined she’d land the starring role in a case of bloody homicide . . .
Intrigued by rumors of vanishing box office money, Dodie has agreed to help oversee the casting of Romeo and Juliet at the modest Etonville Little Theater. If nothing else, it’s a welcome escape from the thirty-something’s usual going-to-bed-with-a-mystery-novel routine. But when Jerome Angleton, a well-respected member of the theater company, is inexplicably found murdered on the loading dock, deadly drama transcends the stage—and the page. As a crime wave crashes over the small town, the spotlight is on Dodie to orchestrate her own investigation behind the scenes . . . before someone has a chance at a killer encore.
 To be or not to be...an amateur sleuth.
Even after two years, Dodie is still considered the newcomer to Etonville. That doesn't mean she hasn't made some good friends. Dodie is involved in community life, managing a local diner next to the Etonville Little Theatre.  When one of those good friends is found dead at the theatre, during auditions for Romeo and Juliet, Dodie seems to get involved in the investigation. It does not hurt that the new sheriff in town is ruggedly handsome.
But is the death related to theatre turmoil? This story is heavy in mystery but light on motivation.
 



Suzanne Trauth is a novelist, playwright, screenwriter, and a former university theatre professor. She is a member of Mystery Writers of America, Sisters in Crime, and the Dramatists Guild. When she is not writing, Suzanne coaches actors and serves as a celebrant performing wedding ceremonies. She lives in Woodland Park, New Jersey. Readers can visit her website atwww.suzannetrauth.com.

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Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Audiobook Blog Tour: Consoling Angel by Denise Alicea!





Consoling Angel (novella)
by Denise Alicea
Genre: YA Time Travel, Paranormal, Romance
Page Count: 24
Release Date: September 6th 2013

Summary from Goodreads:


Mira did not know what she had in store the day she fell asleep while wanting to escape her current situation. Overcoming a death from someone so close and burying herself in school and an internship has kept her somewhat awake and alive. An admiration for the actor, James Dean was all that kept the memory of her father alive. If she couldn’t be with her father, she could at least remember what they shared an admiration for together. She always wanted to meet James Dean… she didn’t know it would come true. Be careful what you wish for. It may just come true.


Excerpt

My life couldn’t be more complete. As we reached the apartments, I slowly got off the bike, surprised at myself that I had done this. Ordinarily, I’d never get on a motorcycle. James leaned over and caressed my cheek. Before I could open my mouth to tell him what was to happen to him, he gave me a quick peck on the lips. I couldn’t let James walk away, not now. 
Something in me grasped his wrist; my breath caught in my throat. I no longer cared about the rain. I must have looked like a drowned rat to him. “I have to tell you something,” I blurted as I waited for his reaction. 
James smiled, then chuckled as he caressed my face.  The rain was preventing me from seeing clearly. “Sweetheart, it’s raining and you’re soaked. I hope this is important.”  Pulling him toward me, I faced him. I could change history. I could have him live out his life as he was meant to. If I couldn’t save my father, I could save him.
“In the future, when you become famous, please be careful. Remember this: there will be a day that you are off to a race. You will not see a car until it’s too late. James, please promise me. It could mean your life.” I must have sounded like a complete and total idiot to him. Geez! I think I watched Back To The Future too many times. I sounded like Marty talking to the professor about his impending death. 
Chuckling, he shook his head, expelling the rain off his head and onto me. Laughter erupted between us as I covered my face. He then cupped my face, kissed my forehead. “Are you sure you’re not an angel? I cannot promise anything, but baby, I can promise I’ll see you tomorrow. I’ll pick you up here and you can ditch your responsibilities. Ride with me.”
Sighing, now I knew how all those girls felt when they looked at him. What an offer that would be. Ditch school to ride with the man who was loved by so many. I was determined he’d listen to me.  Gripping his hands from my face, I gazed into his eyes. “I’m serious!” 
Before I could utter another word, his lips descended on mine. My body went toward him and melted. I couldn’t help but respond as I brought him closer.  I was lost in his warm lips as they caressed mine. Lingering near my lips, he breathed, “I know you are.” Then, winking as he kissed me again, smiling that beautiful smile of his, “How else can my angel guard me if she isn’t with me?” 


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The narration fit the story exceptionally well.
Starting out raw and tentative, as a young girl going through major life changes, yet with a resolution to carry on. As Mira awakens from a dream we sense her confusion and slight panic which then changes to awe and a new sort of hopefullness. This is reflective of the challenges she faces in her awakened state.
In the passages where Mira deals with James there is a warmth and renewed strength in the narrator's voice.

SPOILER: The addition of Mira's photo among James Deans momentos was a nice touch and gave the story depth. This plays along well with the new friendship awaiting Mira in present day life.




About the Author
Born to the great  lively city of Manhattan, NY, and raised in quiet Connecticut. Denise started writing when drawing and painting were not enough. Deciding to try a new type of medium, she thought to start with poetry. After her first success and first reading at the age of fifteen. Her writing began to take on new life with her own worlds of fantasy, time travel, action, adventure and of course romance.  She draws inspiration from her favorite childhood cartoons and experiences to her current day ones.
When not writing, Denise loves technology, reading (romance, YA, anime, nonfiction, fiction) , blogging,  watching movies and TV shows and of course volunteering for many RWA chapters. She also enjoys blogging at her personal blog and  book review blog at The Pen & Muse.

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The Secret Language of Stones


The Secret Language of Stones by M.J. Rose

Publication Date: July 19, 2016
Atria Books
Hardcover & eBook; 320 Pages

Series: The Daughters of La Lune, Book Two
Genre: Historical Fiction/Fantasy


As World War I rages and the Romanov dynasty reaches its sudden, brutal end, a young jewelry maker discovers love, passion, and her own healing powers in this rich and romantic ghost story, the perfect follow-up to M.J. Rose’s “brilliantly crafted” (Providence Journal) novel The Witch of Painted Sorrows.

Nestled within Paris’s historic Palais Royal is a jewelry store unlike any other. La Fantasie Russie is owned by Pavel Orloff, protégé to the famous Faberge, and is known by the city’s fashion elite as the place to find the rarest of gemstones and the most unique designs. But war has transformed Paris from a city of style and romance to a place of fear and mourning. In the summer of 1918, places where lovers used to walk, widows now wander alone.

So it is from La Fantasie Russie’s workshop that young, ambitious Opaline Duplessi now spends her time making trench watches for soldiers at the front, as well as mourning jewelry for the mothers, wives, and lovers of those who have fallen. People say that Opaline’s creations are magical. But magic is a word Opaline would rather not use. The concept is too closely associated with her mother Sandrine, who practices the dark arts passed down from their ancestor La Lune, one of sixteenth century Paris’s most famous courtesans.

But Opaline does have a rare gift even she can’t deny, a form of lithomancy that allows her to translate the energy emanating from stones. Certain gemstones, combined with a personal item, such as a lock of hair, enable her to receive messages from beyond the grave. In her mind, she is no mystic, but merely a messenger, giving voice to soldiers who died before they were able to properly express themselves to loved ones. Until one day, one of these fallen soldiers communicates a message—directly to her.

So begins a dangerous journey that will take Opaline into the darkest corners of wartime Paris and across the English Channel, where the exiled Romanov dowager empress is waiting to discover the fate of her family. Full of romance, seduction, and a love so powerful it reaches beyond the grave, The Secret Language of Stones is yet another “spellbindingly haunting” (Suspense magazine), “entrancing read that will long be savored” (Library Journal, starred review).

A spellbinding ghost story that communicates the power of love and redemption through Rose's extraordinary, magical lens.” (Alyson Richman, internationally bestselling author of The Lost Wife)

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The first words of this novel are among the best I have ever read.
"Every morning the pavement in fronr of our shop in the Palais Royal is washed clean by the tears of the mothers of dead soldiers, widowed wives and heartsick lovers..."
Thus the tone is set for grief and longing, not only for the deceased but for a way of life.

The language throughout this novel is as beautiful as the times are sad.
A combination of romance, paranormal, history and fiction twirled so skillfully together the reader can not discover the end of one thing without flowing smoothly into each of the others.
The heroine Opaline Duplessi is both naive and deceitful but with heart. She does her best to be true to herself and ends up feeling guilt over not being someone else.

Complicated relationships and fierce loyalties set against the dangerous and bleak background of wartime keep you enthralled until the final page.

About the Author

M.J. Rose grew up in New York City mostly in the labyrinthine galleries of the Metropolitan Museum, the dark tunnels and lush gardens of Central Park and reading her mother’s favorite books before she was allowed.

She is the author of more than a dozen novels, the co-president and founding board member of International Thriller Writers and the founder of the first marketing company for authors: AuthorBuzz.com. She lives in Greenwich, Connecticut. Visit her online at MJRose.com.

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Tuesday, July 19, 2016

THE QUIRKY QUIZ SHOW BOOK TOUR



The Quirky Quiz Show Caper
by Sally Carpenter



The Quirky Quiz Show Caper
(Sandy Fairfax Teen Idol Nysteries)

4th in Series
Cozy Mystery
Cozy Cat Press (March 26, 2016)
Paperback: 242 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1939816870
E-Book ASIN: B01ERVIAVS
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38-year-old formal teen idol Sandy Fairfax is a guest panelist on a TV game show–and the first category is murder! When his brother, a college professor is framed for the murder of one of his student, Sandy investigates, in between fighting with his ex, visiting his kids, wooing his new girlfriend, and presenting a concert at a black tie gala to save his father’s orchestra. Sandy’s ready to tear out his long blond hair as the game points and suspects pile up.
Sally Carpenter is native Hoosier now living in Moorpark, Calif.
She has a master’s degree in theater from Indiana State University. While in school her plays “Star Collector” and “Common Ground” were finalists in the American College Theater Festival One-Act Playwrighting Competition. “Common Ground” also earned a college creative writing award and “Star Collector” was produced in New York City.
Carpenter also has a master’s degree in theology and a black belt in tae kwon do.
She’s worked as an actress, college writing instructor, theater critic, jail chaplain, and tour guide/page for Paramount Pictures. She’s now employed at a community newspaper.
The Sandy Fairfax Teen Idol series is comprised of: “The Baffled Beatlemaniac Caper” (2012 Eureka! Award finalist for best first mystery novel), “The Sinister Sitcom Caper,” “The Cunning Cruise Ship Caper” and “The Quirky Quiz Show Caper.”
She has short stories in two anthologies: “Dark Nights at the Deluxe Drive-in” in “Last Exit to Murder” and “Faster Than a Speeding Bullet” in “Plan B: Omnibus.”
Carpenter penned chapter three of the Cozy Cat Press group mystery “Chasing the Codex.”
To atone for her sins of killing fictional people, she also writes the monthly Roots of Faith column for the Acorn Newspapers.
She’s a member of Sisters in Crime/Los Angeles.
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