Saturday, September 3, 2011

LET'S GET COZY! TEMPEST IN THE TEA LEAVES : PREVIEW AND GIVEWAY

GIVEAWAY ENDED
TEMPEST IN THE TEA LEAVES
A FORTUNE TELLER MYSTERY
BY KARI LEE TOWNSEND
ABOUT THE BOOK:
Using various fortune telling tools to interpret her visions, Sunny seeks to aid the residents of Divinity, New York. But when she uses tea leaves to read the frazzled town librarian, what lies at the bottom of the cup is anything but helpful.
FIRST IN A NEW SERIES! 
In the fortune telling business there are a lot of pretenders, but Sunshine Meadows is the real deal--and her predictions can be lethally accurate...

Sunny is a big city psychic who moves to the quaint town of Divinity, NY to open her fortune telling business in an ancient Victorian house, inheriting the strange cat residing within. Sunny gives her first reading to the frazzled town librarian and discovers the woman is going to die. 

When the woman flees in terror, Sunny calls the police, only she's too late. The ruggedly handsome, hard-nosed detective is a "non-believer." He finds the librarian dead, and Sunny becomes his number one suspect, forcing her to prove her innocence before the real killer can put an end to the psychic's future.

PRAISE FOR TEMPEST IN THE TEA LEAVES:
"Fun and fortunetelling await readers in this first-rate debut mystery featuring a young and feisty psychic. Mitch is the perfect adversary for Sunny, and their constant bantering provides plenty of madcap situations to entertain readers. Great pacing, characters and a surprisingly good conclusion make this new series absolute fun!"
--Sandra Martin, RT Book Reviews

"My tea leaves and my tarot cards agree--Kari Lee Townsend is riding a bullet-train straight to the top. I predict this vivacious, talented author will soon join the ranks of the superstars. Tempest in the Tea Leaves is a stellar launch for the Fortune Teller Mysteries, and every one of them is destined to become a classic. The author herself--well, she already is. And soon the whole world will know it!"
--NY Times Bestselling Author of Twilight Prophecy, Maggie Shayne

"You don't need a crystal ball to predict a bright future for Townsend's Fortune Teller mystery series!"
--Author of Clutches and Curses, Dorothy Howell

"Stephanie Plum, watch out! A perky, quirky psychic named Sunny Meadows is right behind you and catching up. The smart, funny, and gutsy fortune teller is a delightful new star on the psychic horizon.  Witty, captivating, and refreshing."
--Author of The Martha's Vineyard Mystery Series, Cynthia Riggs

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Well what can I say about me? I live in Central NY with my very understanding husband, my three busy boys, and my oh-so-dramatic daughter, who keep me grounded and make everything I do worthwhile ... not to mention provide me with loads of material for my books :-) 

I am a long time lover of reading and writing, with a Masters in English Education. I have been both a winner and finalist in several online writing contests, including the Amazon Breakout Novel Contest, as well as being a freelance editor. I am also a member of several writing organizations and love attending writing conferences. 

These days you will find me at home with my children, doing what makes me happier than anything I've ever tried ... writing books! I write both teen and adult books: fun and exciting stories for any age set in small towns with mystical elements and quirky characters.

Trust me, people, my life is my material :-)

GIVEAWAY
THANKS TO KAITLYN AND THE GOOD 
FOLKS AT BERKLEY/NAL, I HAVE ONE
NEW COPY OF THIS FIRST IN THE
FORTUNE TELLER MYSTERY SERIES,
TEMPEST IN THE TEA LEAVES,
TO GIVE AWAY
 
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+1 ENTRY: COMMENT ON WHAT YOU THOUGHT ABOUT WHAT YOU READ ABOVE ABOUT TEMPEST IN THE TEA LEAVES  THAT MADE YOU WANT TO WIN THIS BOOK, AND DON'T FORGET YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS

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GIVEAWAY ENDS AT
6 PM, EST, SEPTEMBER 26
 GOOD LUCK!

144 comments:

holdenj said...

I love finding new cozies at their debut! A psychic living in Divinity sounds great!
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I love finding new cozies, can't wait to see if the psychic is for real or not. Also got to find out about the "strange" cat. An animal in a book always ups the ante.
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I love reading books about people with visions and fortune telling and would love to read TEMPEST IN THE TEA LEAVES!
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This interesting cozy sounds lovely. Many thanks. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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i like the psychic and card reading lines for the book


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Carol N Wong said...

I am interested that this cozy has tea leaves in the title and the main character reads them and tarot cards. My grandmother used to read tea leaves and was very successful in saving my Aunt Blanche from two plane crashes. I would have love to see her read them. So this cozy has a personal connection to me!


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Margie said...

I like cozy mysteries. This one sounds fun...a tea leaf reader in a quaint little town. Thanks for the giveaway.
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Sue Farrell said...

I'm always excited to try a new cozy writer---and get in on the beginning of a new series.
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lag123 said...

Oooooo! The first in a series. I love cozy mysteries and this one about a psychic sounds really good.

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I'm always looking for new series to start and sometimes it's more fun getting in on the ground floor and this one has all the ingredients that sound like a good read to me. ;)

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It sounds light and fun to read. Not too heavy like regular mysteries can be. I need to read this.

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I like the psychic angle since I read tarot cards professionally.

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