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Welcome to Cozy Wednesday!

I thought the graphic for this feature needed an update to match my beachy theme.
I hope this one will make you want to cozy up with a good book too!

I am thrilled to welcome Melissa here today but she is swamped with a fabulous home remodel and the guest post didn’t come together. Custom-Fit Crime is a great addition to this series! Be sure to enter the giveaway!

a custom fit crimeA Custom-Fit Crime:
A Magical Dressmaking Mystery

4th in Series
Cozy Mystery
Obsidian (July 2, 2013)
Published by The Penguin Group
Mass Market Paperback 320 pages
ISBN-13 978-0451417190
E-Book File Size: 694 KB



Harlow Jane Cassidy has her hands full planning and making the dresses for her mother’s wedding, her old friend Orphie has come to visit and one of her biggest dreams in coming true – her designs are going to be featured in big time magazine spread. She has things under control until a rival fashion designer dies in her shop, Buttons & Bows. Then a near miss shows Orphie may also be in danger.

Harlow has no choice but to untangle the clues and find a killer if she has any hope of saving her friend, the wedding and her business. She is going to need more than her charm to save the day this time!

Dollycas’s Thoughts
I grew up in a family of seamstresses so this series is one of my favorites. I was thrilled to see Harlow getting some recognition for her creations. Harlow, her mom, and MeeMaw just touch my heart stirring up fond memories of my own family.

Bourbon has created magical characters and Button & Bows is a dressmaker’s dream shop. She stitches them together with an enchanting mystery sure to please all cozy lovers.

In this installment Orphie comes to town with her own share of troubles. Harlow’s mother, like all Cassidy women, is STUBBORN, especially when it comes to her daughter, and it puts the wedding in jeopardy. Gracie is having some trouble adjusting to her charm. All this plus some snooty designers and their snotty models show up from out of town for a photo shoot and all heck beaks loose. Hold on tight, this Custom-Fit Crime will have you on pins and needles from the first page to the last.

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About This Author

Melissa Bourbon, who sometimes answers to her Latina-by-marriage name Misa Ramirez, gave up teaching middle and high school kids in Northern California to write full-time amidst horses and Longhorns in North Texas. She fantasizes about spending summers writing in quaint, cozy locales, has a love/hate relationship with yoga and chocolate, is devoted to her family, and can’t believe she’s lucky enough to be living the life of her dreams.

She is the marketing director at Entangled Publishing, is the author of the Lola Cruz Mystery series with St. Martin’s Minotaur and Entangled Publishing (Bare-Naked Lola (A Lola Cruz Mystery)is available now), The Magical Dressmaking Mystery series with NAL, is the co-author of The Tricked-out Toolbox with Tonya Kappes, and has two romantic suspense novels.

Find out more on her website here.


Would you like to win a copy of this wonderful book?

Thanks to the people at Penguin
I have 2 copies to giveaway!!

Contest is open to anyone over 18 years old
with a US or Canadian mailing address.

Duplicate entries will be deleted. Void where prohibited.

You do not have to be a follower to enter but I hope you will find
something you like here and become a follower.

Followers Will Receive 2 Bonus Entries For Each Way They Follow.
Plus 2 Bonus Entries For Liking My Facebook Fan Page.

Leave a comment for Melissa for 5 Bonus Entries !

If you publicize the giveaway on Twitter or Facebook or anywhere you will receive
5 Bonus Entries For Each Link.

Contest Will End July 17, 2013 at 11:59 PM CST
Winners Will Be Chosen By Random.org
Winners Will Be Notified By Email
and Will Be Posted Here In The Sidebar.


Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. Receiving a complimentary copy in no way reflected my review of this book. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”


  42 Responses to “Cozy Wednesday with Author Melissa Bourban (Giveaway too!)”

  1. Hi Melissa! This is the first I have heard of you, but I am sure it won’t be the last! Your books sound wonderful and I look forward to burying my nose in them.

  2. Sounds like a good read. 🙂

  3. Melissa’s book sounds wonderful! Sounds like a great read for summer!

  4. Melissa, your book sounds great! Great summer read!

  5. Melissa, your book sounds great! Great summer read! Thanks!

  6. I love this series!

  7. This sounds like a good series.

  8. Thank you for the review, it sounds like a great read.

  9. I miss spending time with my family. I can’t wait to read this an bring up all those happy memories.

  10. I have this series on my TBR pile, would love to win this book, sounds great, thank you for the giveaway

  11. I’ve enjoyed all of Melissa’s books to date, and look forward to reading this latest one.

    I’d love to be able to add it to my home library.

  12. I really loved the first book in the series, but have gotten way behind. I’ll have to find out what Harlow’s been up to!

  13. I love to sew and it ‘seams’ as though I’ve missed your books somehow. This sounds like a fun read and I’ll put it on my TBR list. Thank you.

  14. I’ve haven’t read this series yet but it now added to my list. I can’t wait to start.

  15. I enjoy sewing and cozies so this sounds like a perfect fit.

  16. Sounds like a great read, I am definitely going to check out this series!!!

  17. This book sounds unique and ideal. thanks.

  18. A delightful and lovely cozy.

  19. This is a new author to me, but one I want to start reading. The book sounds fantastic.
    Barbara Thompson

  20. This is a fun series to read. Thank you for the chance to win the new one

  21. This is a great series. I really enjoy books with strong female characters.

  22. I love mysteries and this one sounds like a great read I cant wait to read : )

  23. A Custom-Fit Crime sounds like a very interesting book. I enjoy sewing and will be putting the Magical Dressmaking Mystery series on my wishlist.

  24. I’ve read “Pleating for Mercy” and really enjoyed it!! =)
    Looking forward to reading more books from this series.

  25. Sounds like a fun read.

  26. Haven’t read any of the series before but looking like a good read

  27. I have never heard of this series before, and it does sound interesting.

  28. Untangling threads and clues sounds intriguing. Nice to meet you

  29. This sounds like a great book in a wonderful series!!

  30. Sorry Melissa couldn’t stop by, but I am excited for her continued success with this series. I love Harlow Jane and all of the strong female characters that surround her. The Texas setting and Butch/Sundance angle always bring a smile to my face too. Thanks for the giveaway, would love to win!

  31. I can’t believe it–a friend of mine calls his grandmother MeeMaw—I must read this book to see if she is like the one in the book.

  32. Melissa, this book sounds delightful! A dressmaking shop (with perhaps a touch of magic?) Count me in!

  33. I have one of the Lola books on my kindle and I recently read Sacrifice of Passion. I love cozy mysteries so this looks perfect! 🙂

  34. Another new to me author! thank you for sharing her and thank you Melissa as well! 🙂

  35. Love Dollycas and looking forward to your book

  36. love the giveaways!

  37. I have the first two books in this series on my to be read shelf. I’d love this.

  38. great series~ Love it

  39. This sounds like a book I’d like to read relaxing on the patio with a cold glass of iced tea.

  40. This sounds like a nice book to pick up and read.

  41. I recently got one of the books in the series at the library’s gift shop.

  42. am forever on the look out for new reads

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