Wednesday, October 21, 2015

blog Tour: Happy Homicides – 13 Cozy Holiday Mysteries by Joanna Campbell Slan and 12 more Cozy Authors Giveaways 2; $50 Etsys card giveaway 1 ebook

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A holiday bonanza! A collection of traditional mysteries to celebrate the holidays, written by by thirteen bestselling and award-winning authors. Heartwarming, brain puzzling, craft-centered, and character driven reads that’ll keep you entertained for hours. Nearly 800 pages of reading material, plus a special Recipe and Craft Bonus.
Included are:
Kiki Lowenstein and the Rowan Branch – (Joanna Campbell Slan) When Horace Goldfader is accused of murder, Kiki learns how difficult it can be to maintain peace on earth—and to keep her deathbed promise to her late friend, Dodie.
Cara Mia Delgatto and the Misdirected Gifts  — (Joanna Campbell Slan) Two waylaid items cause Cara to take a break from her booming retail business and follow her heart. Can a sprinkling of holiday magic create a “happily ever after” ending for all involved?
The Christmas Dog — (Joyce and Jim Lavene) A woman running from her deadly past finds hope, and a dog, at Christmas.
and more.

 About This Author
joanna campbell slanJoanna Campbell Slan is the award-winning author of the Kiki Lowenstein Mysteries (an Agatha Award Finalist) and two other mystery series. Her stories in the Chicken Soup for the Soul series has been read and loved by millions. Her books reviving the classic heroine Jane Eyre have won the prestigious Daphne du Maurier Award. In her past life, Joanna was a television talk show host, an adjunct professor of public relations, a sought-after motivational speaker, and a corporate speechwriter. She is married to David Slan, CEO of Steinway Piano Gallery-DC. The Slans make their home on Jupiter Island, Florida. Visit Joanna’s website at

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My review: Happy Homicides – 13 Cozy Holiday Mysteries by Joanna Campbell Slan and 12 more Cozy Authors

1 Lost and Found Holiday Gifts: A Cara Mia Delgatto by Joanna Campbell Slan

I liked it. but I thought it was interesting with the title that there was no homicide in the first story.
shows a little bit of Cara and friends life and they find time to reach out to others.

2 Dog Forbid by Neil Plakey

still no homicides.  Not a happy subject either but a happy ending.

Dog is stolen while on vacation along with ipads. That would ruin a vacation.  Deals with puppy mills too.  Which are depressing.

3 Elementary, My Dear Gertie by Lori Winston

a murder finally. also a imaginary friend and A not boring family Christmas. Keeps you guessing.

There are 13 stories in this collection.  Some of the authors were familiar to me and there series I read.  Some of them I have never heard of before but I now want to read there series. I really liked A Diamond Choker for Christmas by Nancy Warren   I loved the characters and would read more about them in fact I have already down loaded one of her books.

This collection is good fun mysteries.  You can just read one if you want at a time or the whole 13 stories.  I have read most of them in two days.  I will read the others when I have more free time.

Some of the books were just too short I wanted to read more about them.  I liked The Dog who Came for Christmas by Jim and Joyce Lavene.  You could feel the terror of the main character.

I was given this ebook to read for free and in return I agreed to give a honest review of Happy Homicides and be part of it's blog tour.

Giveaway 1 ebook Happy Homicides
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Tour Participants
October 15 – Michelle’s Romantic Tangle – Guest Post
October 16 – 3 Partners in Shopping, Nana, Mommy,  &, Sissy, Too ! – Spotlight, Giveaway
October 16 – Mallory Heart Reviews – Review
October 17 – Lisa Ks Book Reviews – Review, Guest Post, Giveaway
October 18 – Community Bookstop – Review, Giveaway
October 19 – THE SELF-TAUGHT COOK – Review, Giveaway
October 19 – MysteriesEtc – Review, Giveaway
October 20 – fuonlyknew – Review, Giveaway
October 20 – Book Babble – Spotlight
October 21 – A Year of Jubilee Reviews – Review
October 21 – Griperang’s Bookmarks – Interview, Giveaway
October 22 – readalot – Review, Giveaway
October 23 – A Fold in the Spine – Review
October 24 – Booklady’s Booknotes – Review, Interview, Giveaway
October 25 – StoreyBook Reviews – Review, Giveaway
October 26 – Cassidy Salem Reads & Writes – Review, Giveaway
October 27 – Laura’s Interests – Review, Giveaway
October 27 – Cozy Up With Kathy – Guest Post, Spotlight
October 28 – Bubble Bath Books – Review


Unknown said...

Thanks for being a part of our blog tour for Happy Homicides! The reviews are starting to come in at Amazon: Happy Homicides is like a holiday sampler platter – every morsel is delicious, and when you are finished you want the full menu! ~ Sally Schmidt

Mary Holshouser said...

Love the authors in this book.
Can't wait to read it - hope to get my hands on a copy soon.

Unknown said...

Thanks so much for having us!

Sara Rosett said...

Thanks for having us today, Rhonda! :)

Unknown said...

This is a new to me author whose books sound great !

Peggy Hyndman said...

I love reading anthologies because it allows me to meet new authors and get a feel for their writing.

ann said...

Lots of great books and authors to check out - thanks for all the info
Looking forward to reading your book.

Cecilia said...

I recognize some of the authors.

Jeanetta said...

Happy Homicides sounds like a great cozy collection. Thank you for the chance to win.