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.

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

Pageflex Persona [document: PRS0000032_00026]Deadly Dye and a Soy Chai
(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





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.

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Prosecco Pink – Review & Giveaway

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My Review:

Wow! I wasn’t sure how Traci was going to top Lemoncello Yellow, the first book in the Franki Amato Series, but, she certainly outdid herself! Intrigue, mystery, romance, fabulous characters, and a barrel of laughs is how I would describe Prosecco Pink. I actually laughed out loud when Franki woke up after a night of pirate partying and found herself in…well, I can’t give it away, but it was hysterical. Nonna and the clan from back home are a laugh a minute. I was reading on my lunch hour, the part about Nonna having a conniption, when I glanced at my watch, and was like, Yikes! I have to get back to work! You know a book is good when you are reading during your lunch hour and you almost forget to go back to work! If you like Stephanie Plum, you’re going to love Franki Amato. 5 stars, and worth every one!

Pageflex Persona [document: PRS0000031_00001]Prosecco Pink
(Franki Amato Mysteries Book 2)

File Size: 1520 KB
Print Length: 274 pages
Publisher: Gemma Halliday Publishing (October 29, 2014)
Paperback: 274 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1502974945




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For Franki Amato, life in New Orleans is anything but “The Big Easy.” When she met handsome bank executive Bradley Hartmann, she knew she’d finally found a man she could trust. But she can’t say the same for his sexy new secretary, who is about as trustworthy as Mata Hari and every bit as seductive. Meanwhile, Franki’s best friend and employer, Veronica Maggio, has named her the lead investigator in the murder of a gorgeous cosmetics CEO who was found lying dead in the master bedroom of a historic plantation home.

Now the pressure is on Franki to figure out what a bottle of pink lip gloss and the legend of a pink diamond have to do with the bizarre killing. The problem is that the plantation is notorious for being haunted, and Franki is less than enthusiastic about the prospect of meeting a ghost. Adding to her stress, her Sicilian grandma is up to her usual meddling antics—this time planning Franki’s engagement to Bradley before he’s even considered popping the question. As Bradley grows distant and plantation employees begin dropping like Southern belles during a sweltering summer, Franki turns to a psychic with a phobia of ghosts to solve the mysterious murders and her own relationship fears.

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About This Author

Traci Andrighetti is the author of the Franki Amato 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.

If she’s not hard at work on her next novel, Traci is probably watching her favorite Italian soap opera, eating Tex Mex or sampling fruity cocktails, and maybe all at the same time. She lives in Austin with her husband, young son (who desperately wants to be in one of her books) and three treat-addicted dogs.

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January 14 – Sapphyria’s Book Reviews – Review

January 15 – A Blue Million Books – Interview, Giveaway

January 16 – Tea and A Book – Review, Interview

January 17 – Mystery Playground – Guest Post, Giveaway

January 18 – Christa Reads and Writes – Guest Post

January 19 – Chloe Gets A Clue – Interview

January 20 – Shelley’s Book Case – Review, Giveaway

January 21 – Queen of All She Reads – Review, Giveaway

January 22 – deal sharing aunt – Interview

January 22 – readalot – Review, Giveaway

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January 25 – Cozy Up With Kathy – Guest Post

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19 holiday short stories by 19 New York Times,

USA Today, and award winning authors!

This book will only be available December 1 – January 31, 2015

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Enjoy these tales of mystery, romance, and laughter amid the backdrop of pine trees, gingerbread men, and Santas galore!  The perfect short bites for cozying up by the fire with a cup of
cocoa…or waiting in line at gift wrapping!

Stories include:

Rosolio Red (Franki Amato Mysteries) by Traci Andrighetti
Chasing Tinsel (Miranda Vaughn Mysteries ) by Ellie Ashe
Death of a Christmas Witch (A Crewel to be Kind Mini Mystery) by Diane Bator
Queenie Baby: Pass the Eggnog (Queenie Baby Mysteries) by Christina A. Burke
The Holiday Inside Job by Mary Jo Burke
Hard to Catch a Christmas Thief (Hard Targets) by Wendy Byrne
A Christmas Ghost & Zero Regrets (Dead by the Numbers Mysteries) by Jennifer Fischetto
Christmas Canapés & Sabotage (Culinary Competition Mysteries) by Janel Gradowski
Christmas in High Heels (High Heels Mysteries) by Gemma Halliday
Christmas Al Dente (Southern Pasta Shop Mysteries) by Jennifer L. Hart
Santa Claus, Lies, and Murder (Amber Fox Mysteries) by Sibel Hodge
A (Gingerbread) Diorama of Death (Helen Binney Mysteries) by Gin Jones
Mini Pie the Christmas Spy! (Mini Pie Mysteries) by Libby LaManna
Have Yourself a Deadly Little Christmas (Greatest Hits Mysteries) by Leslie Langtry Ornamental Danger (Working Stiff Mysteries) by Kerri Nelson
Motion for Mistletoe (Jamie Winters Mysteries) by Kelly Rey
Christmas in Venice by Maria Grazia Swan
Baby, It’s Cold Outside (Tahoe Tessie Mysteries) by T. Sue VerSteeg
Santa’s Little Mistake by Stacey Wiedower