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Slightly Murderous Intent: A Southern California Mystery by Lida Sideris #Sportlight / #Giveaway – Great Escapes Book Tour


Slightly Murderous Intent: A Southern California Mystery
by Lida Sideris

About Slightly Murderous Intent

Slightly Murderous Intent: A Southern California Mystery
Traditional Mystery
4th in Series
Publisher: Level Best Books (October 20, 2020)
Print Length: 323 pages
ASIN: B08J8C7YJY

There’s a shooter on the loose who keeps missing his target. But that doesn’t stop him from trying again…and again. It’s up to Corrie Locke, rookie lawyer and spunky sleuth, to find the gunman before he hits his mark, Assistant Deputy D.A. James Zachary, Corrie’s hunky and complicated frenemy.

 

When Corrie is stuck with more questions than answers, she enlists a team with various strengths, from weapons to cooking skills, to help her find the shooter. Her computer whiz boyfriend Michael is onboard. So is former security guard Veera. Toss in an over-the-hill informant and a couple of feuding celebrity chefs and Corrie’s got her very own A-Team. Okay, maybe it’s more like a B-Team.

 

Can Team Corrie hunt down the shooter before he scores a bulls-eye?

 

About Lida Sideris

Lida Sideris is an author, lawyer, and all-around book enthusiast. She writes soft-boiled mysteries and was a recipient of the Helen McCloy Mystery Writers of America scholarship award. Slightly Murderous Intent is #4 in her Southern California Mystery series, published by Level Best Books. Lida lives in the northern tip of SoCal with her family, rescue dogs and a flock of uppity chickens.  To learn more, please visit: www.LidaSideris.com

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Great Escapes Praise for Slightly Murderous Intent: A Southern California Mystery
by Lida Sideris

Slightly Murderous Intent is a quirky mystery with plenty of twists and turns to throw you off the scent of the real culprit.
~Reading Is My SuperPower

With nonstop action and twists galore, Slightly Murderous Intent kept me entertained from beginning to end. Corrie’s a delightful protagonist with a can-do attitude and a closet full of weaponry, which kept me wondering which trick she’d pull out of the bag next.
~Mysteries with Character

Narrated in a light conversational tone, this well-written, fast-paced mystery made for an entertaining read.
~Cassidy’s Bookshelves

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#SpecialGuest – Lida Sideris – Author of Murder: Double or Nothing: A Southern California Mystery #Giveaway @lidasideris

Murder: Double or Nothing:
A Southern California Mystery
by Lida Sideris

I am very excited to have Lida Sideris visit Escape With Dollycas today!

Welcome, Lida!

When Writing Turns Clunky
by Lida Sideris

Sometimes, especially when beginning a story, my fingers weigh about forty pounds. Each. Sweat trickles down my forehead and I’m suddenly famished, even though I just downed a big breakfast ten minutes ago. The thoughts that pour through my head don’t help:

“This is terrible.”
“Where are you going with this?” – I get this one even after planning the plot beforehand.
“Can’t you do any better?”

“Will anyone want to read this?”

And my writing feels terrible. My words are dull, plain, lacking pizazz. I get up from my seat behind the computer and, there are times, I don’t come back. But I’ve come to realize the way I feel when I don’t return makes me feel worse than writing clunky. So I plod on, heavy fingered and creativity-free. Why did I ever become a writer in the first place? That’s the pivotal question. The one that can change things for the better.

I remind myself that I write because I love the feeling of completing a story, bringing characters to life and, hopefully, entertaining readers. I love the sense of adventure I feel when my head’s inside a fictional world. Anything can happen. My characters have the power to overcome or get sucked into terrifying situations if they make the right…or wrong decisions.

That’s when I start to ask myself different sorts of questions. Better ones. Would my heroine say, “Let’s go”? And walk away? Or would she say, “Chop, chop” and clap her hands to show she means business before marching up the staircase? Forcing myself to continue jumpstarts the snoozing creative buttons inside of me into operation. Not always as quickly as I’d like, but it does happen.

How else to overcome the clunkiness? By pressing onward and pushing negative thoughts away. Far away. If we don’t move forward…oh, I can’t even contemplate that possibility. So I continue and switch direction. I consider what the heroine is wearing, smelling, feeling. What does she see on her right? Does her head hurt? Are her shoes too tight? I distract myself this way from the negative thoughts, and then return my fingers to the keyboard. As I continue typing, I notice the fat dripping away. It’s like my own personal finger treadmill.

To get the juices flowing, we have to keep on. When I persist, I find I’m soon typing a little faster. My characters speak a little louder. Words come easier. And…progress happens. Isn’t that what we all want?

Thank you!
Lida Sideris
Thank you, Lida, for visiting today!

About Murder Double or Nothing

Murder: Double or Nothing: A Southern California Mystery
Cozy Mystery
3rd in Series
Level Best Books (July 22, 2019)
Print Length: 285 pages
Digital ASIN: B07VMB2DSN

Corrie Locke, newbie lawyer and daughter of a late, great PI, is learning the ropes at the Hollywood movie studio where she works—and where things are never what they seem. Life imitates art when a fictional murder attempt turns real—right before her very eyes. With more than a little help from friends and a crazy movie legend, Corrie trips down a trail littered with wisecracks, mysterious messages, and marginally legal maneuvers to track down the killer. Meanwhile, clues keep disappearing and Corrie makes an enemy whose deadly tactics keep escalating. Will her impromptu sleuthing skills be enough to catch the mysterious assailant before he takes her down?

Praise for Murder: Double or Nothing:
A Southern California Mystery
by Lida Sideris

Murder Double or Nothing is a clever, twisty, and entertaining read that keeps your attention till the end.
~Diary of a Book Fiend

Murder Double or Nothing by Lida Sideris is fast-paced, funny, full of family and friends who just want to help Corrie find the killer before she gets herself in too deep.
~Baroness’ Book Trove

About the Author

Lida Sideris is an author, lawyer, and all-around book enthusiast. She writes soft-boiled mysteries and was a recipient of the Helen McCloy Mystery Writers of America scholarship award. Murder: Double or Nothing is #3 in her Southern California Mystery series, published by Level Best Books. Lida is also the author of The Cookie Eating Fire Dog, a picture book for ages 4-8. She lives in the northern tip of SoCal with her family, rescue dogs and a flock of uppity chickens.  To learn more, please visit: www.LidaSideris.com

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Spotlight/ #Giveaway – Murder and Other Unnatural Disasters by Lida Sideris – Great Escapes Book Tour

It’s my turn today to tell you about this book!
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Murder and Other Unnatural Disasters
by Lida Sideris

The action behind the cameras at “The Complex” is as suspenseful as anything that would show up onscreen in an action or thriller movie.
~Back Porchervations

I enjoyed reading Murder and Other Unnatural Disasters. It was fast paced and interesting.
~Bill’s Book Reviews

This was a fun murder mystery…an enjoyable fast-paced read.
~Cassidy Salem Reads & Writes

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Murder and Other Unnatural Disasters
Romantic Suspense
Paperback: 408 pages
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press, Inc. (September 11, 2015)
ISBN-13: 978-1509202409
E-Book ASIN: B014BVSWTE
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Synopsis

Watch out Southern California! There’s a new entertainment attorney in town and she’s got game. Only problem is, it’s not the one she should be playing. Corrie Locke belongs behind a desk, not behind a Glock. She should be taking VIP calls, not nosing around a questionable suicide. Instead, she’s hot on the trail of a murderer.

Luckily, she’s the daughter of a late, great private eye and she’s inherited his love of sleuthing…and illegal weaponry. It doesn’t help matters that her gene for caution is a recessive one. Corrie finds herself in the center of a murder case, unearthing suspects in shocking places. With a cold-blooded killer on the loose, Corrie will have to up her game, or die trying.

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About The Author

 Like her heroine, Corrie Locke, Lida Sideris worked as an entertainment attorney for a film studio. Unlike her heroine, she did not get blackmailed into investigating the suspicious death of a co-worker. Lida resides in the northern tip of Southern California with her family, their rescue shepherds, and a flock of uppity chickens. She was one of two national recipients of the Helen McCloy/Mystery Writers of America scholarship for mystery writing.

 

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