Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Burnout by Teres Trent $25 Amazon Giveaway (Pecan Bayou Series #5) Blog Tour Review

by Teresa Trent

Burnout (Pecan Bayou Series)
Cozy Mystery
E-Book File Size: 895 KB
Print Length: 202 pages


It’s November in Pecan Bayou, Texas and while the town is getting ready for the Thanksgiving holiday a deadly fire breaks out at the newspaper office. When Rocky, the editor is nowhere to be found, Betsy refuses to believe he has perished in the fire. The entire town is coming down with the stomach flu and Betsy must deal with her husband’s new found celebrity as an on-air weatherman filling in for and under-the-weather Hurricane Hal . Leo loves all the attention he’s getting, especially from the sexy administrative assistant who works at the station. Is their new marriage in trouble already? Find out in the fifth book of the Pecan Bayou Mystery Series. All the characters you’ve come to know and love are back and you’ll find plenty of the Happy Hinter’s recipes and tips included at the end of the book.

My Review: Burnout by Teresa Trent (Pecan Bayou Series #5)


I have liked the two books of Pecan Bayou that I have read. It is a cozy mystery with characters I find interesting and sometimes funny.

Betsy now married mother of two teenagers. It is a big change for the newly blended family. She writes a newspaper column Helpful Hints. She also gets involved solving murder mysteries.

Leo is a weatherman and has been asked to fill in for a sick tv weatherman Hurricane Hal. He had one son now another one. Leo is working two jobs right now. So hardly gets to see Betsy and the boys.

Zach is 11 months younger than Tyler. He is having a hard time adjusting to a new brother and step father. He feels that Tyler is so much better than him.

Tyler is the new kid in town. He is making friends and doing well.

Rocky the newspaper owner is presumed dead in the fire of the newspaper. Rocky has made lots of people mad at him for different articles he has published. He has no family.

Betsy does not want to believe that Rocky died in the fire. She is determined to find out what he was working on and their alibi for the time of the fire.

There are a few suspects. I kept guessing wrong. Their is some other things in the story line that I did figure out early.

I really liked the scene with the woman from the beauty parlor arrive to help Betsy. It is funny picture in my mind.
I love the town of Pecan Bayou and their involvement with everyone business. The caring of different characters and their relationships to each other. The humor in the book is fun and made me smile a lot.

I would love to go back and read the other books that I have missed in Pecan Bayou series.

I was given this ebook to read and asked to give honest review of it.

Book Excerpt

An hour later, Tyler and I walked into the Harvest Dance with our arms full of every baked item we could get our hands on from the grocery store. The tables were already covered in sparkling autumn colored table cloths with tasteful pumpkin and scarecrow centerpieces. It was stunning, and I hated to plop a box of Tasteeo Cupcakes on top of it all.
Phyllis, dressed in a mustard turtleneck with a maroon silk scarf tied around her neck approached. “What is this?” Her face turned white, and then was replaced with a complimentary fall color of scarlet red.
“Uh…” I stammered. “I had a little difficulty with the pumpkin squares, but you know kids. They’ll eat anything sweet, right?”
I waited for her to reassure me, but she seemed to be at a loss for words.
“You want me to open up these boxes, Betsy?” Tyler asked.
“Yes, if you would. I’m sure Mrs. Hamlin has lovely plates for us to put these on.”
Phyllis gritted her teeth and turned toward Tyler. “There are some paper plates over there.”
She turned back to me and took hold of my arm squeezing tightly on my bicep with her tastefully manicured nails.
“I specifically told you to make the pumpkin squares. If I wanted a hodge podge of junk food I would have simply stopped down at the Circle K Convenience store.”
Another mother stepped by with her freshly groomed son in tow. “Lovely tables Phyllis,” she said with a little wave.
“Thank you Shelley. We work very hard to make it a wonderful experience for our children.” Somehow I knew she wasn’t including me in that statement.
“I tried to make the pumpkin squares, but we’ve had flu at our house, and … I lost track of time, and they burnt.”
“Then why didn’t you just make another batch?”
“There’s not a can of pumpkin left in the entire town.”
“Yes, there is. I have four cans of pumpkin in my pantry. All you had to do was call me.”
The principal walked by. “Beautiful job, Mrs. Hamlin. Don’t know what we’d do without you.”

About The Author


Teresa Trent writes her Pecan Bayou Mystery Series from Houston, Texas. With a father in the army, her family moved often finally settling in Colorado. Living in Texas for the last 18 years she loves the people and even the weather. Teresa includes Danny, a character with Down Syndrome in her Pecan Bayou family and in real life is the mother of an adult son with Down Syndrome/PDD. Creating the character of Danny and all of the other inhabitants of Pecan Bayou has been a joy for her. Even though she lives in the big city, her writing is influenced by all of the interesting people she finds in small towns and the sense of family that seems to be woven through them all.
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Twitter: @ttrent_cozymys

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Tour Participants

April 14 – Traci Andrighetti’s Blog – Review

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April 16 – Kelly P’s Blog – Interview

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April 24 – Back Porchervations – Interview – Review

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April 30 – A Chick Who Reads – Review

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coach-daddy said...

This looks like a pretty good summer read to me. I might even give it to my high schooler when I'm done. It's ok for a 16-year-old, right?

My Recent Favorite Books said...

Im reading this book, and really enjoying it! =)

cyn209 said...

sounds like a new series I need to start!!!!