Wednesday, October 23, 2013

RELATIVE DANGER by June Shaw Review and Giveaway

by June Shaw

Title: Relative Danger (A Cealie Gunther Mystery, #1)
Author: June Shaw
Published by Untreed Publishing
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Number of Pages: 256


This is book one in a trilogy featuring widowed Cealie Gunther, who “thinks” she wants to avoid her hunky lover Gil Thurman, but he opens Cajun restaurants wherever she travels — and she is so bad at avoiding tempting dishes and men.

RELATIVE DANGER — Spunky widowed Cealie Gunther is a woman of a certain age whose zeal for adventure keeps her in the thick of things—like trouble. She pops up in town early to watch her motherless granddaughter Kat graduate, only to discover that because of a death—accidental—or murder?—graduation might not take place.

Determined to find the truth, Cealie snags a job as a substitute teacher, exposing much violence, lurking menace and more disturbing questions than answers. The only thing certain is that a killer has decided she and her grandchild need to be expelled—permanently.

About June Shaw

June Shaw serves her third term as Louisiana’s representative on the board of Mystery Writers of America’s Southwest Chapter. For Romance Writers of America’s South Louisiana Chapter, she is the Published Author Liaison.

She’s written for numerous periodicals and created highly-praised novels, including this first in her cozy mystery series, which Deadly Ink nominated for Best Mystery of the Year.

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MY REVIEW: Relative Danger


I enjoyed the characters in Relative Danger. Their is plenty of drama, danger and action but what else would you expect in a high school. The janitor was found dead. The police don't know if it was murder or a accident.

Cealie Gunther is a older woman. She has flown into town to see her granddaughter graduate from high school. She has promised her daughter on her death bed that she would be their for the events she would miss. When she surprises her granddaughter she finds out that she might not graduate after all and especially with high honors.

Cealie decides to be a substitute teacher at the high school and see what she can find out. She wants to see her granddaughter graduate. Cealie's son is still in a depressive state from losing his wife. Cealie' a widow herself and she knows a little about depression after death. Her ex-lover has come to town and opened a new Cajun restaurant. She keeps thinking about Gil. Even when she was the one to break it off. She wanted to find herself before losing herself in another man.

Kat is supposed to graduate soon. She has a teacher friend that has made a difference in her life. That teacher has been questioned by the police in the janitor's death. She won't talk to Kat anymore. Kat has been staying home from school lately. She has also broken up with her boyfriend lately.

Gil still cares about Cealie and he is glad to see her in his new restaurant. He seems to have a new girl friend that Cealie calls legs. He wants to go to Kat's graduation with Cealie.

The mystery was good and kept me guessing till the end. Cealie found that high school has changed a lot since she taught years ago. This book I felt dealt with relationships more than a mystery novel. Even though their was a lot of danger at the high school and around Cealie and Kat.

I look forward to reading the next book and hope to see more of Cealie and Gil. Wonder what her cousin wants too.
I was given this ebook and asked to review it and be part of its blog tour.

Giveaway: Ebook Relative Danger To enter leave comment with name and email address. Start 10/23/2013 ends 11/10/2013
Tour Participants

October 23 – readalot – Review, Giveaway

October 24 – Chloe Gets A Clue – Interview

October 25 – rantin’ ravin’ and reading – Interview, Review, Giveaway

October 27 – Cozy Up With Kathy – Interview, Giveaway

October 28 – Turning the Pages – Review

October 29 – Shelley’s Book Case – Review, Giveaway

October 30 – StoreyBook Reviews – Review

October 31 - Dru’s Book Musings – Guest Post, Giveaway

November 2 – Rose & Beps Blog – Guest Post

November 4 – Kaisy Daisy’s Corner – Review, Giveaway

November 5 – Socrates’ Book Review Blog – Review, Guest Post, Giveaway

November 6 – Traveling With T – Interview, Giveaway

November 7 – Thoughts in Progress – Review, Giveaway

November 8 – Melina’s Book Blog - Interview, Review

The publisher will be providing 1 e-book for giveaway at each stop.

Giveaway: Leave name and email with comment to enter.


dollycas aka Lori said...

Thank you for kicking off this tour!!!

Tess said...

sounds like a great read -

Rhonda: congrats! You were a winner on my blog for the LDS Blog Hop! I can't see any other contact info for you so hope you get this comment. Please email me at with your mailing address and I'll mail a copy of my novel, With a Name Like Love out to you. It is a southern murder mystery for young teens and School Library Journal named it one of their best books of 2011. Hope you like it!

Unknown said...

Love to hear about new books

Sue said...

I like the fact that both old and young are characters in this book---should be a nice mix.

Barbara Thompson said...

Book sounds great. The mystery is in my home state and I'm really interested and intrigued about this book. Thank you for the chance of this giveaway and please enter my name.
Barbara Thompson

rhonda1111 said...

Tess is the winner. I will email you have two days to respond or new winner will be chosen