Monday, September 26, 2011

LET'S GET COZY: QUICKSTEP TO MURDER - PREVIEW AND GIVEAWAY

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A NEW COZY MYSTERY YOU CAN JUDGE
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GIVEAWAY ENDED
QUICKSTEP TO MURDER
A BALLROOM DANCE MYSTERY
BY ELLA BARRICK
ABOUT THE BOOK:
What if your dance partner, business partner, and fiancé was stepping out with another woman? That's exactly what happens to Stacy Graysin, who shares ownership of a ballroom dance studio with the man who broke her heart, Rafe Acosta.

But when Stacy discovers Rafe's dead body in the studio one dark night, the police suspect her of killing him. To clear her name and save her studio, Stacey teams up with Rafe's estranged cousin from Argentina, Tav, to find the real killer. And if Stacy doesn't watch her step, the killer may make this dance her last.

PRAISE FOR QUICKSTEP TO MURDER:
“Barrick keeps [readers] hopping with a classy little mystery set in the world of professional dancing.” 
- 4 stars   Romantic Times 

"VERDICT Perfect for all your dance show fans. Barrick brings a light step and upbeat tempo to her debut. Readers will like the adjacency to the greater DC area (plot potential there) and the interplay between generations. Who wouldn't want to spice up their lives with a little ballroom?"
- Library Journal 

"Quickstep to Murder is a saucy welcome to the mystery genre and a fresh take on the subgenre - again, this is just what the cozy genre needs - and Barrick delivers. Reading audience, this chica is giving Barrick 10s across the board. Muy caliente!"
- By Diane Morasco, BLOGCRITICS.ORG 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Ella Barrick grew up in the South, but has since migrated West.  She spent some time working for Uncle Sam and taught English at the college level before turning her hand to writing mysteries. 

Ella and her husband took exactly two ballroom dancing lessons on the quickstep before Ella’s bruised ankles and crushed feet forced them to retire.  (Her husband is a wonderful guy, but he doesn’t have a single ballroom dance gene in his whole body.)  Thus, Ella relies on the kindness of competitive ballroom dancers and friends who foxtrot fabulously for the dance details in her Ballroom Dance Mysteries.  And, of course, she watches Dancing with the Stars for costume and choreography ideas! 

Besides writing, Ella enjoys reading, gardening, home decorating, traveling, and long walks or hikes. 

Please read more about Ella on her website and "Like" her on Facebook.
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GIVEAWAY

THANKS TO KAITLYN AND THE GOOD 
FOLKS AT BERKLEY/NAL, I HAVE ONE
 COPY OF THIS ELLA BARRICK MYSTERY,
QUICKSTEP TO MURDER,
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102 comments:

mamabunny13 said...

Instead of stepping out, Rafe should have stuck to quickstepping! I wouild love to learn ballroom dancing.
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Something I found interesting on Ella's website is she watches Dancing with the Stars for costume and choreography ideas for her ballroom mysteries!
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I love Dancing With the Stars. I recently heard of this series and I would love to read it! I beleive I would learn a lot about the world of dance.

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I love it that Ella says her husband doesn't have a single ballroom dance gene in his body. :)

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Linda Kish said...

This sounds like a fun little mystery and, of course, I love DWTS

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I see she like to take long walks and hikes like I do.

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debbie said...

I love cozies. I have never read one with dancing in it before.
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holdenj said...

Looks like a great new cozy, perfect to read while waiting for DWTS to start!
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I learned that ballroom dancing does not come naturally to Ella and her hubby.
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Karen B said...

I'm a big fan of DWTS so this is a no-brainer for me! It's already on my wish list.
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Carol N Wong said...

I had ballroom dancing 1,2,3at the downtown Indianapolis YMCA many years ago. My problem wasn't stepping on feet but wanting to lead! I love to watch ballroom dancing and would love this dancing cozy.

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Kaye said...

Dancing with the Stars is one of my faves too and as soon as I read the heroine is "saucy", I knew I wanted to read this series.

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I'm impressed that Barrick was able to get her husband to go to dance classes! milou2ster(at)gmail.com

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Her hubby can't dance which is fine. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

Ricki said...

My husband and I have been taking ballroom lessons for four years now, so I am delighted to see that someone finally wrote a cozy set in that world.
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I think the idea of owning anything with an ex-boyfriend has me interested in the book right from the beginning.
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When I read the excerpt from the book on the author's website, I could actually picture them dancing across the floor.
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I think the ballroom dance studio would make for an interesting setting

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