Another Great Review of Major Crimes!

I’m so pleased to have received another great review of Major Crimes from Laura’s Interests!  Click here to see the review:  http://dogsmomvisits.blogspot.com/2016/02/major-crimes-book-tour.html

Also, the rafflecopter has come to a close.  Thank you to everyone who entered!  There were 1322 entries for the 3 prizes!  I will have rafflecopter randomly pick the entries and announce them soon – both here and on my facebook page.

Don’t worry if you missed out…there is another opportunity to win an autographed copy of Major Crimes on Goodreads (closes 2/28/16).  Follow this link to enter:  https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/28260023-major-crimes

Thank you to everyone who followed the book tour!

xo

~Michele

 

Giveaway & Review – Deadly Dye and Soy Chai

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Deadly Dye and a Soy Chai
by Elizabeth Ashby & Traci Andrighetti

Full of mystery, good humor, characters, murder in a small town of Danger Cove. I know I don’t want to get my makeup done there except for Halloween.
~readalot

As if a fantastic mystery and zany, colorful characters are not enough, Traci shares recipes and how to get more involved with her and her books at the end.
~Laura’s Interests

The story’s pace is well paced and Ms. Andrighetti’s writing style is easy to follow and her voice as an author is very enjoyable.
~Queen of All She Reads

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(Danger Cove Mysteries Book 5)

Cozy Mystery
Publisher: Gemma Halliday Publishing (July 15, 2015)
Paperback: 210 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1515110392
E-Book ASIN: B011SBZ310
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Synopsis
Native Texan Cassidi Conti was expecting to face some obstacles when she moved to Danger Cove and opened The Clip and Sip, a hair salon that gives away free drinks. What she wasn’t counting on was a client dying during a dye job. But when eighty-year-old Margaret Appleby comes in for her biweekly appointment, that’s exactly what happens: Margaret drinks her usual soy chai, dozes off under the dryer…and doesn’t wake up. Now The Clip and Sip is under suspicion, clients are wary, and Cassidi is on a mission to prove that while her styles may be killer, her employees are innocent! But as Cassidi wades through the myriad of suspects in the small, costal town, the killer sets his sights straight on everyone’s favorite stylist. If Cassidi doesn’t watch her back, she may just end up Danger Cove’s latest fashionable victim.

My Review
Cassidi Conti and her kooky sidekicks are on quite an adventure in this novel. The women certainly have a lot going on in their lives–starting up a new business venture, going to school, working other jobs, and solving a murder! The authors portray the characters in a realistic light. You feel like you are in the scenes with them, with the girls getting on your nerves as much as they get on Cassidi’s. As a “Jersey Italian” girl myself, I thought Gia was a bit too much for me–as she was a bit too much for Cassidi too. Amy is also annoying with her German sayings–kind of just like my German husband. (whoops, sorry, Honey).  Like I said, very realistic. Other than the characters, the plot flowed nicely and with no foul language, no graphic violence, and just a touch of romance, this is a suitable read for teenagers as well as adults. If you light a light mystery with a little humor, crazy characters, and a little romance, check this one out! 4 stars.

**Disclaimer:  I received this book in exchange for an honest review. This did not influence my review in any way.

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Traci Andrighetti-11bABOUT THE AUTHOR

Traci Andrighetti is the national bestselling author of the Franki Amato mysteries and the Danger Cove Hair Salon mysteries. In her previous life, she was an award-winning literary translator and a Lecturer of Italian at the University of Texas at Austin, where she earned a PhD in Applied Linguistics. But then she got wise and ditched that academic stuff for a life of crime–writing, that is.

Author Links

http://traciandrighetti.com

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https://www.facebook.com/traciandrighettiauthor

https://twitter.com/TAndrighetti

https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7383577.Traci_Andrighetti

 

Dyed and Gone! Review & Giveaway!

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Dyed and Gone

by Beth Yarnall

 

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Hairstylist Azalea March is looking forward to a wild weekend in Las Vegas with her friends. Oh, sure, they’re supposed to be there on business, attending the biggest hair show on the west coast, but that doesn’t mean they can’t have a little fun. But fun quickly turns to drama. On the first morning of the show, Dhane, the biggest celeb of the hair-styling world, is found dead. As it urns out Azalea’s friend, Vivian, not only knew Dhane, but the tale she weaves of how they met is faker than a showgirl’s uh… assets. When Vivian confesses to the murder and is arrested, Azalea knows there’s no way she could have done it and suspects Vivian may be trying to protect someone. But who?

Azalea now has to convince Alex, the sexy detective from her past, to help her prove Vivian’s innocence and comb through clues more twisted than a spiral perm. But the truth is stranger than anything found on the Las Vegas Strip, and proving Vivian’s innocence turns out to be more difficult than transforming a brunette into a blonde.

 

My Review

I give this book 4 stars.  It started off a little slow, and I was originally a little lost in the hairstylist lingo, but I’m glad I hung in there, because it was a cute book.  Azalea runs around sticking her nose in where it doesn’t belong, trying to find out who murdered the infamous Dhane. Though she’s trying hard to forget about Alex, his charms and mere presence make that difficult to do.  Juan Carlos was hilarious and was absolutely my favorite character in the book.  I would love to have a friend like him. I hope he will return in future books in this series. Dhane’s sister was also quite quirky and the way she talked just made me laugh out loud.  I didn’t guess who was the murderer and was surprised by the reveal.  This book is a cozy mystery and true to the genre–no graphic violence, no explicit sex scenes and no/little strong language.  That’s not to say that it’s boring.  Quite the opposite. There are murders, some romance, fun characters, humor, and definitely mystery.  If you are a cozy fan, you will surely enjoy the book as I did.  If you are looking for a fun, fast read this summer, check this one out.

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Best selling author, Beth Yarnall, writes romantic suspense, mysteries and the occasional hilarious tweet. A storyteller since her playground days, Beth remembers her friends asking her to make up stories of how the person ‘died’ in the slumber party game Light as a Feather, Stiff as a Board, so it’s little wonder she prefers writing stories in which people meet unfortunate ends. In middle school she discovered romance novels, which inspired her to write a spoof of soap operas for the school’s newspaper. She hasn’t stopped writing since.

For a number of years, Beth made her living as a hairstylist and makeup artist and co-owned a salon. Somehow hairstylists and salons always seem to find their way into her stories. Beth lives in Orange County, California with her husband, two sons, and their rescue dog where she is hard at work on her next novel.

Author Links

Website: http://www.bethyarnall.com

Blog: http://www.bethyarnall.com/?page_id=2345

Twitter: @BethYarnell

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/BethYarnallAuthor

Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6431701.Beth_Yarnall

Newsletter: http://www.bethyarnall.com/?page_id=2639

 

Book Links

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17978243-dyed-and-gone

Amazon Buy Link: http://amzn.to/1hM3T0L

Barnes & Noble Buy Link: http://bit.ly/1lzlIY3

EP Book Link: http://bit.ly/1ne0E7J

 

Click here for a chance to win the International Giveaway for a

$50 gift card from Amazon or Barnes & Noble Winner’s Choice!

 

Tour Participants

April 10 – Kelly P’s Blog – Interview
April 11 – Shelley’s Book Case – Review
April 12 – deal sharing aunt – Guest Post
April 14 – Back Porchervations – Review
April 15 – rantin’ ravin’ and reading – Review, Guest Post
April 16 – Carole’s Book Corner – Review
April 17 – Brooke Blogs – Guest Post
April 18 – Chloe Gets A Chloe – Interview
April 20 – Easter
April 21 – Socrates’ Book Reviews – Review
April 22 – readalot blog – Review
April 23 – Read Your Writes Book Reviews – Interview
April 24 – Traci Andrighetti’s blog – Guest Post
April 25 – Community Bookstop – Review
April 28 – Michele Lynn Seigfried’s Blog – Review, Guest Post
April 29 – Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book – Review, Guest Post

Book Review: Bloody Mary

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Book Description:

Start with a tough but vulnerable Chicago cop. Add a hyperactive cat, an ailing mother, a jealous boyfriend, a high-maintenance ex-husband, and a partner in the throes of a mid-life crisis.

Stir in a psychopath littering the city with body parts. Mix with equal parts humor and suspense, and enjoy Bloody Mary–the
second novel in the funny, frightening world of Lieutenant Jacqueline “Jack” Daniels.

Join Jack as she struggles to repair her train wreck of a personal life while tracking down and convicting one of the scariest serial
killers in recent memory–a killer for whom getting caught is only the beginning…

My review:  5 Stars!

Joe Konrath is a talented writer.  This is the third book I’ve read of his and I can’t wait to read many more.  I’m reading the Jack Daniels Series out of order, and it doesn’t matter, I’m never lost during the plots in the book. Like the other books in the series, there is lots of action and suspense, some blood and gore, and a touch of mystery.  Just when you think the case is solved and the book is done–BAM!  He hits you with a twist to keep you wondering what will happen next.  What is also refreshing is that a lot of his main characters, the good guys, do get hurt or even killed.  It makes his writing completely unpredictable.  I would highly recommend this series.