Monday, October 31, 2011

LET'S GET COZY ON HALLOWEEN: HOW TO PARTY WITH A KILLER VAMPIRE - PREVIEW AND GIVEAWAY

 HOW TO PARTY WITH
A KILLER VAMPIRE
A Party Planning Mystery 
BY PENNY WARNER

ABOUT THE BOOK:
The fourth book in a sparkling party planning mystery series featuring Presley Parker, a party planner in San Francisco and sleuth Supreme. 

Mixing fun and fundraising seems like the perfect job for Presley Parker, which is why she started her event-planning business to raise money for charities. But when a film soiree goes awry, it could mean THE END for her business...
 
Presley Parker's event planning business is really rolling. Her newest gig is a film wrap party for big-time producer Lucas Cruz. He's celebrating his latest release—a vampire parody—by throwing a lavish party in a graveyard. It's a pretty gloomy venue for Presley, but she's hoping to make it so much fun that party goers won't even notice there are more dead than living guests...
 
And the number of dead grows when an entertainment reporter crashes the party, trying to dig up dirt on an actor, and literally digs his own grave. Presley's reputation is seriously on the line if she doesn't unearth the killer soon. But with a growing list of shady characters and crew members, someone has to match the role of murderer, or it's going to be Presley who won't make the cut...

PRAISE FOR OTHER PARTY PLANNING MYSTERIES:
"Penny Warner blends humor and mayhem to create a unique mystery full of fun. Her cast of offbeat characters and solid plot make this romp through the streets of San Francisco a party you don't want to miss."
    ~ Denise Swanson, Murder of a Royal Pain.
“Penny Warner's scintillating HOW TO HOST A KILLER PARTY introduces an appealing heroine whose event skills include utilizing party favors in self defense in a fun, fast-paced new series guaranteed to please.”
    ~ Carolyn Hart, award-winning author of Dare to Die.
“Penny Warner dishes up a rare treat, sparkling with wicked and witty San Francisco characters, plus some real tips on hosting a killer party.”
    ~ Rhys Bowen, award-winning author of the Royal Spyness mysteries.
“There's a cozy little party going on between these covers. Don't miss Penny Warner's new series.”
    ~ Elaine Viets, author of "Killer Cuts," a Dead-End Job mystery.
“Fast, fun, and fizzy as a champagne cocktail! The winning and witty Presley Parker can plan a perfect party--but after her A-list event becomes an invitation to murder, her next plan must be to save her own life.”
    ~ Hank Phillippi Ryan, Agatha-winning author of PRIME TIME
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
I've been writing since I read my first Nancy Drew in 6th grade. Since then I've had over 50 books published, fiction and non-fiction, for adults and children. I've been lucky -- my books have won national awards, garnered excellent reviews, and have been printed in 14 countries, including Russia, France, Spain, Germany, Holland, Australia, Canada, Indonesia, India, Israel, Poland, Japan, and China. My best-sellers include Healthy Snacks for Kids, Kids’ Party Games and Activities, Best Party Book, Games People Play, Kids’ Holiday Fun, Learn to Sign the Fun Way, Baby Play and Learn, Kids Pick-A-Party, and Kids’ Party Cookbook.

I have a Bachelor’s degree in Child Development and a Master's degree in Special Education, and I've been teaching child development at the local college for over 20 years. I also teach writing tips at conferences across the country, including Pikes Peak, Whidbey Island, San Francisco, Jack London, and dozens of others. I belong to Mystery Writers of America, Sisters in Crime, SCBWI, Women Writing the West, and California Writers Club.

And I've appeared on television featuring ideas from my books, including the national Dr. Spock PBS series, “Parent Sense,” the “Later Today” show, “HGTV,” “Channel 7 News,” “People Are Talking,” “Mornings on 2,” and dozens of others. In my spare time, I write a weekly newspaper column on family life (avaliable at ContraCostaTimes.com), and I contribute to popular websites including NancyDrewForever.com, BalloonTime.com, OrientalTradingCompany.com, ToysRUs.com, BirthdaysRUs.com, Evenflo.com, DrSpock.com, Fisher-Price.com, ParentalWisdom.com, iParty.com, and Party411.com. My husband Tom and I write interactive mysteries as fundraisers for libraries across the country.

I live in Danville, California, have two grown children, and four adorable grandchildren.
GIVEAWAY
THANKS TO KAITLYN AND THE GOOD 
FOLKS AT BERKLEY/NAL, I HAVE ONE
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MYSTERY, HOW TO PARTY WITH A
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 GOOD LUCK!
WANT TO PARTY WITH A VAMPIRE?
YOU CAN COUNT ON ME!
HAPPY HALLOWEEN! 

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