Jun 082017
 

Welcome to Day #4 of #Samanthapalooza!!

To Celebrate the 5 Year Anniversary of the Samantha Kidd Humorous Mystery Series by Diane Vallere Great Escapes Book Tours is hosting #Samanthapalooza!



Some Like It Haute: A Samantha Kidd Humorous Mystery
Cozy Mystery
4th in Series
Polyester Press (January 6, 2015)
Paperback: 248 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1939197108
E-Book ASIN: B00RME4N6O

If you can’t stand the heat, get off the runway.

Fashion expert turned amateur sleuth Samantha Kidd is in the hot seat. After agreeing to help her ex-boyfriend’s former girlfriend with a runway show, her post-break-up life turns explosive. She recruits Dante, a smokin’ hot photographer, to turn up the heat on the investigation (and help her get over Nick), but even the third degree won’t expose an angry arsonist. With a crash course in sizzle, Samantha’s curiosity leads her into another inferno, and this time she either faces the fire or gets burned.

About The Author

I’m a former fashion buyer turned mystery writer, trading fashion accessories for accessories to murder. I was bit by the mystery bug as a kid reading Trixie Belden, Connie Blair, and The Three Investigators. Now I’m writing three series: the Style & Error Mysteries, the Mad for Mod Mysteries, and the Material Witness Mysteries.

The Costume Shop mysteries debuted with A DISGUISE TO DIE FOR, which introduces Margo Tamblyn, costume shop owner, who helps solve a murder after one of her clients is found dead at his own costume party (dressed as Sherlock!). MASKING FOR TROUBLE, the second in the series was released last October and Dressed to Confess will be out in August 2017.

The Material Witness mysteries feature Polyester Monroe, who inherits the fabric shop where she was born. Books include SUEDE TO REST  and CRUSHED VELVET . The third, SILK STALKINGS,  was just released.

The Style & Error Series features former fashion buyer turned amateur sleuth Samantha Kidd. Books in that series include DESIGNER DIRTY LAUNDRYBUYER, BEWARETHE BRIM REAPER ; SOME LIKE IT HAUTEGRAND THEFT RETRO, and Pearls Gone Wild. (A short story, “Just Kidding ,” tells the story of how Samantha first met shoe designer Nick Taylor).

The Madison Night Mysteries feature a modern day interior decorator who specializes in midcentury design (studying Doris Day movies to get the look right). Books are PILLOW STALK ,THAT TOUCH OF INK , and WITH VICS YOU GET EGGROLL . A prequel novella, “Midnight Ice,” can be found in OTHER PEOPLE’S BAGGAGE .

Author Links    Webpage     Facebook    Twitter   GoodReads

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DESIGNER DIRTY LAUNDRY

BUYER, BEWARE

THE BRIM REAPER

SOME LIKE IT HAUTE

GRAND THEFT RETRO

PEARLS GONE WILD

CEMENT STILETTOS 

(A short story, “Just Kidding ,” tells the story of how Samantha first met shoe designer Nick Taylor).

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Jun 042017
 

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The Sunday Salon used to be a meme but was getting so huge it became unmanageable, so it is now a Facebook group that has become an informal week in review
gathering place for bloggers.

It is also a place to share our thoughts about things of a bookish nature.

Happy Sunday Everyone!

We had a fun Saturday catching up with family and celebrating our great nephew’s 5th Birthday. He received a new bike, trucks and cars but the squirt gun was a huge hit and the reason no group pictures were taken. 🙂 Time together is always too short but we made plans to meet again on July 4th. Meanwhile my effort to smile more sure is easy when surrounded by all the wee ones! 

Today will be spent watching the NASCAR race and relaxing after I get my blog/tour work done.

Weekly Rewind May 29 – June 3, 2017

Monday – My Reading Itinerary Monday! – Week #20 2017 – Happy Memorial Day

Tuesday – New Release Tuesday – May 2017 – Week #5

Plus – #Review / #Giveaway – Watching The Detectives by Julie Mulhern – Great Escapes Book Tour @HeneryPress

Wednesday – Cozy Wednesday with Meg Macy – Author of Bearly Departed – #Review / #Giveaway – @KensingtonBooks

Thursday – #Review – Big City Heat (A Brack Pelton Mystery) by David Burnsworth

Plus – #Spotlight / #Giveaway – The Clock Strikes Nun by Alice Loweecey – Great Escapes Tour – @HeneryPress

Friday – Flashback Friday – Double Whammy by Gretchen Archer – #Review / #Giveaway

Saturday – Special Guest – Jane Tesh – Author of Baby, Take a Bow – #GuestPost / #Spotlight /#Giveaway

Plus – #Spotlight / #Giveaway – Marriage Is Pure Murder by Staci McLaughlin – Great Escapes Book Tour – @KensingtonBooks

 

With all the craziness in the world today it could be
your smile that brightens someone’s day!
http://powerswabssmilesessions.blogspot.com/2013/05/we-want-to-see-your-power-swabs-smile.html

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May 142017
 

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The Sunday Salon used to be a meme but was getting so huge it became unmanageable, so it is now a Facebook group that has become an informal week in review
gathering place for bloggers.

It is also a place to share our thoughts about things of a bookish nature.

Happy Sunday Everyone!


Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms!

It is also my 34th Wedding Anniversary!
I hope we are off doing something fun today.

Yesterday we spent at a Flag Football Tournament watching our oldest grandson. The temps were nice so it was a relaxing day after a very busy week of reading and blogging. Kaden is the quarterback in the picture above. Six players per team on the field and they all take turns at all positions. His team won 2 and lost 1 yesterday. Next year they move up to flag football with pads and helmets. Should be interesting. 🙂 

Weekly Rewind – May 8 – 13, 2017

Monday – My Reading Itinerary Monday! – Week #18 2017

Plus – New Release Monday/Tuesday – May 2017 – Week #2

Tuesday – #Review / #Giveaway – A Perfect Manhattan Murder by Tracy Kiely – Great Escapes Book Tour @midnightinkbook

Wednesday – Cozy Wednesday – Featuring Killer Characters by Ellery Adams – #Review / #Giveaway – @BerkleyMystery

Thursday – #Spotlight / #Giveaway – A Purely Private Matter by Darcie Wilde @BerkleyMystery

Plus – #Review / #Giveaway – Jeopardy in July: A Jamie Quinn Mystery by Barbara Venkataraman

Friday – Flashback Friday – The Art of Murder by Elaine Viets #Review / #Giveaway @BerkleyMystery

Saturday – #Spotlight / #Giveaway – Bad To The Bone by Linda O. Johnston – Great Escapes Book Tour

Plus – #Interview / #Spotlight / #Giveaway – Uncorking A Lie by Nadine Nettmann – Great Escapes Book Tour

And – #Spotlight / #Giveaway – The Girl Who Was Taken by Charlie Donlea


Share a smile today with everyone you can!! 

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May 082017
 

Welcome to My Reading Itinerary Monday!

Where are your books taking you this week?

I am starting in the Midwest and then heading to California this week!

Here’s what I read and what
I have planned for this week.

Books Completed

A Stone’s Throw
Release Date – March 17, 2017
Setting – New York
My Review

A Perfect Manhattan Murder (A Nic & Nigel Mystery)
Release Date – May 8, 2017
Setting – New York
The Great Escapes Tour stops here next tomorrow!

Killer Characters (A Books by the Bay Mystery)
Release Date – May 2, 2017
Setting – North Carolina
I will feature this book on Cozy Wednesday this week!

Jeopardy in July: A Jamie Quinn Mystery
Release Date – March 26, 2017
Setting – Florida
For Review

The Art of Murder (Dead-End Job Mystery)
Setting – Florida
Hardcover & Kindle Release May 3, 2016
Mass Market Paperback Release May 2, 2017
My Flashback Friday Read

Books Scheduled

The Final Vow (A Living History Museum Mystery)
Release Date – May 8, 2017
Setting – Ohio
The Great Escapes Tour stops here next Tuesday!

Dead and Berried (A Cranberry Cove Mystery)
Release Date – May 2, 2017
Setting – Michigan

Nightshade for Warning (An Enchanted Garden Mystery)
Release Date May 2, 2017
Setting – California
For Review

Click Here To See All My Current Giveaways!!

Please Share Your Reading Itinerary in the Comments below!
Happy Reading!!
Dollycas

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May 072017
 

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The Sunday Salon used to be a meme but was getting so huge it became unmanageable, so it is now a Facebook group that has become an informal week in review
gathering place for bloggers.

It is also a place to share our thoughts about things of a bookish nature.

Happy Sunday Everyone!

History Takes Flight

Saturday was a day full of fun! 

We started the day watching Kaden play football. Then we watched Natalie play soccer. Then we filled two vehicles and headed to Oshkosh to spend the afternoon at the EAA Aviation Museum. It is one of the most extensive aviation attractions in the world. Fun was had by all. It seems we are all kids at heart when it comes to airplanes. No one actually went up in a plane. Kaden was offered a free ride but was not interested. Free rides are available for kids ages 8-17, so we have plenty of years for them to fly. The adult rides are $75 each so we will know that and plan accordingly next time. We had to laugh, the museum is only 45 minutes from our house and only Mr. Dollycas has been there before. I attended EAA AIRVENTURE when I was in college or as the grandkids say “back in the old days”. That is a week long event and planes fly in from all over. After we saw as much as we could we headed to Johnny Rockets for dinner. Then home where the grandkids spent the night. I love these family outings, I hope our angel was watching. 


Weekly Rewind – May 1 – May 6, 2017

Monday – My Reading Itinerary Monday! – Week #17 2017

Tuesday – New Release Tuesday – May 2017 – Week #1

Plus – #Spotlight / #Giveaway – Murder in the Bowery by Victoria Thompson @BerkleyMystery

Wednesday – Cozy Wednesday with Kailyn Wilde – Proprietor of Abracadabra – #Review / #Giveaway (Magick & Mayhem by Sharon Pape)

Thursday – #Spotlight / #Giveaway – Mrs. Jeffries Rights a Wrong (A Victorian Mystery) by Emily Brightwell @BerkleyMystery

Plus – Early Review – About a Dog ( A Bluff Point Romance) by Jenn McKinlay

Friday – #Spotlight – Till Dirt Do Us Part by Teresa Trent – Great Escapes Book Tour #freebook

Plus – Flashback Friday – #Review / #Giveaway – A Stone’s Throw by Debbie De Louise – Great Escapes Book Tour

Saturday – Spotlight / #Giveaway – Books of a Feather by Kate Carlisle @BerkleyMystery

Dr. Seuss says “Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened.”

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New Release Tuesday – May 2017 – Week #1

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May 022017
 

Welcome to New Release Tuesday – May 1 – 6, 2017

These books are available this week!

May 1

First Case (Writers Retreat Southern Seashore Mystery Book 1)


Turtle Tribbles (Lindsey & Ike Romantic Mystery Series Book 2)

May 2

Dead and Berried (A Cranberry Cove Mystery)

Death in Dark Blue (A Writer’s Apprentice Mystery)

Ghostal Living (Hamptons Home & Garden Mystery)

Killer Characters (A Books by the Bay Mystery)

Love & Death in Burgundy

Magick & Mayhem (An Abracadabra Mystery)

Mrs. Jeffries Rights a Wrong (A Victorian Mystery)

Murder is the Main Course (A Red Carpet Catering Mystery Book 4)

Murder Is for Keeps: A Penny Brannigan Mystery

Murder in the Bowery (A Gaslight Mystery)

Murderous Mayhem at Honeychurch Hall: A Honeychurch Hall Mystery

Nightshade for Warning (An Enchanted Garden Mystery)

A Purely Private Matter (Rosalind Thorne Mystery, A)

Walking on My Grave (A Death on Demand Mysteries)

Your Killin’ Heart: A Mystery (Nashville Mystery)

May 6

Cooking is Murder (A Myrtle Clover Cozy Mystery Book 11)

There are also several books previously released as hardcover
coming out in paperback this week.


Want to see all the mysteries – cozy to thriller
released in May.
Just click here.

Can’t afford to buy or pre-order all the books you want to at this time.
Bookmark this page in your browser so you can reference it at any time!

HAPPY READING EVERYONE!!

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Apr 022017
 

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The Sunday Salon used to be a meme but was getting so huge it became unmanageable, so it is now a Facebook group that has become an informal week in review
gathering place for bloggers.

It is also a place to share our thoughts about things of a bookish nature.

Tried to have a quiet week and work on my Smile More resolution I made last week. My son would have turned 32 on Wednesday so I took some “me time” in the afternoon. My youngest daughter took me to get my haircut and do a bit of shopping. Then I came home and curled up with a book. I cut the work day short on Thursday and Friday too.

Then about 11 p.m. Friday night I saw that the movie SING was Free On Demand. My grandchildren had seen the movie in the theater and most of them gave it rave reviews. Remi is 4, he loved all the animals. Natalie is almost 5, “Nana, it is so funny. Kaden is 9, “it was funny but kinda stupid.” He’s more into the superhero movies these days 🙂

So I pressed “select”, put my book down, leaned back, relaxed and watched the movie. It was funny, I liked the animals, it had a good message and was not stupid. And it made me SMILE. I fell asleep with a smile on my face and some good memories of my son when he was the age of my grandchildren. We used to have many movie nights watching tapes on our old VCR. While as he grew older he was more into superheroes like Kaden, he would have liked the animals like Remi. No matter how old he would have thought it was funny. I had just a minute of despair as I thought he would have loved watching this movie with his daughter Natalie, but hopefully he was smiling down from heaven. If you need a little pick me up, this is the perfect movie to watch. I may have to buy the DVD. 

Weekly Rewind – March 27 – April 1, 2017

Monday – My Reading Itinerary Monday! – Week #13 2017

Tuesday – New Release Tuesday – March 2017 – Week #4

Plus – Early Review – Kale to the Queen by Nell Hampton

Wednesday – Cozy Wednesday with Kylie Logan – Author of Gone With The Twins – #Review / #Giveaway

Thursday – #Spotlight / #Giveaway – I’m Traveling Alone: A Novel by Samuel Bjork

Friday – Flashback Friday – Long Upon The Land by Margaret Maron – #Review / #Giveaway

Saturday – #Spotlight / #Giveaway – Occult and Battery by Lena Gregory


Wishing you all a wonderful week! 

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New Release Tuesday – March 2017 – Week #3

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Mar 212017
 

Welcome to New Release Tuesday – March 21 -24, 2017

These books are available this week!

 

Double Up (A Davis Way Crime Caper)

Single Malt Murder: A Whisky Business Mystery

From Fear to Eternity (Matchmaker Mysteries)

Death By Malice 10: Josiah Reynolds Mysteries

Want to see all the mysteries – cozy to thriller
released in March.
Just click here.

Can’t afford to buy or pre-order all the books you want to at this time.
Bookmark this page in your browser so you can reference it at any time!

HAPPY READING EVERYONE!!

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Mar 202017
 

Welcome to My Reading Itinerary Monday!

Where are your books taking you this week?
I am surprised, I almost reached my goal last week, thanks to some late night reading Friday and Saturday.
This week I am headed across the pond!

Here’s what I read and what
I have planned for this week.

Books Completed

Grilled For Murder (A Country Store Mystery)
Release Date – May 31, 2016
Setting – Indiana
My Flashback Friday Read – My Review 


Kneaded to Death (A Bread Shop Mystery)
Release Date – February 28, 2017
Setting – California
Review will be up tomorrow!


The Silence of the Flans (An Emergency Dessert Squad Mystery)
Release Date – March 7, 2017
Setting – Ohio
Laura will be my guest this week for Cozy Wednesday!

Currently Reading

Elementary, She Read: A Sherlock Holmes Bookshop Mystery
Release Date – March 14, 2017
Setting – Massachusetts
For Review

Books Scheduled


Off the Beadin’ Path (Glass Bead Mystery Series)
Release Date – March 11, 2017
Setting – Oregon
The Great Escapes Tour stops here Friday!

Note – There will not be a Flashback Friday post this week 🙂

Kale to the Queen: A Kensington Palace Chef Mystery
Release Date – April 11, 2017
Setting – England
For Review


Gone with the Twins (League of Literary Ladies)
Release Date – March 7, 2017
Setting – Ohio
Kylie will be my guest for Cozy Wednesday this week!

Click Here To See All My Current Giveaways!!

Please Share Your Reading Itinerary in the Comments below!
Happy Reading!!
Dollycas

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