Crazy Cozy Blogfest
I will call this my cover blurb. Then after my blurb, read on to learn about the new books and authors.
Ok, here we go:
(I couldn't think of a title) by Me
Vivica would do anything to save Bygone Antiques—short of murder because she and her dead husband had started the business together. With the sale of the mall and her impending eviction looming, Vivica Bygone had a lot on her mind. When odd things started happening like an unclaimed sweating glass of ice on the counter in her shop and the toilet seat raised in the bathroom, Vivica should have reported her suspicion to the police. She believed someone was living in her store after hours. On the third day after the strange occurrences, Vivica arrived at her shop to find the police investigating the murder of the mall owner who happen to be lying on her floor. Handcuffed nearby was the suspect. And if these things weren't disturbing enough what the suspect said to her made her knees weaken, “Hello, Mother, good to see you.” Vivica had only one problem with his statement, she had no children.
Now for the successful people!!
You can buy Quilt or Innocence here.
The Azalea Assault by Alyse Carlson (pen name of Hart Johnson)
Camellia Harris has achieved a coup in the PR world. The premier national magazine for garden lovers has agreed to feature one of Roanoke’s most spectacular gardens in its pages—and world-famous photographer Jean-Jacques Georges is going to shoot the spread. But at the welcoming party, Jean-Jacques insults several guests, complains that flowers are boring, and gooses almost every woman in the room. When a body is found the next morning, sprawled across the azaleas, it’s almost no surprise that the victim is Jean-Jacques. With Cam’s brother-in-law blamed for the crime—and her reporter boyfriend, Rob, wanting the scoop—Cam decides to use her skills to solve the murder. Luckily a PR pro like Cam knows how to be nosy.
Hart Johnson writes main stream suspense for adult and YA along with cozy mysteries. Hart writes under the pen name of Alyse Carlson for her debut novel The Azalea Assault; A Garden Society Mystery series, with Berkley Prime Crime, due out June 5, 2012. Her new series has a gardening theme and takes place in Roanoke Virginia. The second and third installment of this series is coming!!! Hart blogs on Confessions of a Watery Tart regularly.
You can buy The Azalea Assault here.
Are you following Elizabeth? Hart aka Alyse? Don't you think their titles are clever? What would you recommend for my faux cozy mystery title?