Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Dyed and Gone by Beth Yarnall $50 Amazon or Paypal giveaway (An Azalea March Mystery, #1)
Dyed and Gone
by Beth Yarnall
(Azalea March Mystery)
New Cozy Series
Publisher: Entangled: Select (March 25, 2014)
Paperback: 304 pages
E-Book File Size: 1313 KB
Hairstylist Azalea March is looking forward to a wild weekend in Las Vegas with her friends. Oh, sure, they’re supposed to be there on business, attending the biggest hair show on the west coast, but that doesn’t mean they can’t have a little fun. But fun quickly turns to drama. On the first morning of the show, Dhane, the biggest celeb of the hair-styling world, is found dead. As it urns out Azalea’s friend, Vivian, not only knew Dhane, but the tale she weaves of how they met is faker than a showgirl’s uh… assets. When Vivian confesses to the murder and is arrested, Azalea knows there’s no way she could have done it and suspects Vivian may be trying to protect someone. But who?
Azalea now has to convince Alex, the sexy detective from her past, to help her prove Vivian’s innocence and comb through clues more twisted than a spiral perm. But the truth is stranger than anything found on the Las Vegas Strip, and proving Vivian’s innocence turns out to be more difficult than transforming a brunette into a blonde.
Best selling author, Beth Yarnall, writes romantic suspense, mysteries and the occasional hilarious tweet. A storyteller since her playground days, Beth remembers her friends asking her to make up stories of how the person ‘died’ in the slumber party game Light as a Feather, Stiff as a Board, so it’s little wonder she prefers writing stories in which people meet unfortunate ends. In middle school she discovered romance novels, which inspired her to write a spoof of soap operas for the school’s newspaper. She hasn’t stopped writing since.
For a number of years, Beth made her living as a hairstylist and makeup artist and co-owned a salon. Somehow hairstylists and salons always seem to find their way into her stories. Beth lives in Orange County, California with her husband, two sons, and their rescue dog where she is hard at work on her next novel.
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My Review:Dyed and Gone by Beth Yarnall
Azalea and friends make for a fun cast of characters. Even the suspects are a range of characters that keep you guessing about who might be guilty or not. Lots of drama, action and romance among the hairstylist convention in Las Vegas. It is also a clean cozy mystery.
Azalea March is a salon owner that is depressed over romance that is over before it really started. Her two friends get her to go with them to the convention. Azalea is a very curious person. She gets a invitation and room key to come up to Dhane's hotel room after only meeting him that morning.
Vivian is her partner and friend. She turns out that she knows the famous Dhane and lies to her friend how she met him. She is found in Dhane hotel room. She turns up confessing to the murder. Her boyfriend is James back home.
Juan Carlos is the other friend and hairstylist that goes to Las Vegas with Azalea, & Vivian. He is single too. Juan gets into a fight with Richard who used to work with them. They are fighting a lot.
Alex is a detective and the boyfriend that Azalea was being depressed over. He comes with James to help prove Vivian's innocent.
I like Alex and Azalea they keep each other guessing about their relationship.
Azalea does not believe her friend is a murder and she is determined to find out who is the killer. Azalea turns up everywhere and gets on Detective Kennedy's radar as a suspect.
There is a lot of humor, lots of suspects. Azalea gets into a lot of trouble. I really like the makeover she did on one of policeman.
I would like to see more of Azalea and her friends in future books.
I was given this ebook to read and asked to give honest review of it.
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