Saturday, December 3, 2011

LET'S GET COZY: DEAD BOLT - A PREVIEW AND GIVEAWAY


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DEAD BOLT
#2 in the Haunted Home Renovation Mystery Series 
BY JULIET BLACKWELL

ABOUT THE BOOK:
General Contractor Melanie Turner's latest restoration is a historic Queen Anne Victorian in San Francisco's Cow Hollow neighborhood. Trouble is, she'll have to work around the owners, the Daley family, who refuse to leave during the construction. But when eerie things start happening around the site, the Daleys threaten to call off the renovation for fear the work is disrupting ghosts who live on the property.

But the ghosts aren't the only ones getting in the way of the renovation. 
The Daley's neighbors aren't exactly thrilled by the muss and fuss of the construction project. When Mel's father finds a dead body, Mel must tack on one more task to her growing to-do list. She has to finish the job, bring the house back from the brink, and complete her greatest renovation project yet: restoring her reputation...

AN EXCERPT FROM DEAD BOLT:
My father always used to say: There's nothing quite like a protracted remodel to test a person's sanity.

Still, it was clear the handprints on the ceiling were real, not imagined.

Dammit. My mind cast about for a way to explain them to my clients. They weren't flat, as if someone had used their hand to steady themselves while teetering atop scaffolding or a tall ladder. Rather, it looked like someone had dragged five fingers along the surface of the ceiling's wet plaster or paint, resulting in a subtle chicken-scratch pattern fanning out in concentric circles around the hole for the light fixture.

The ceiling had been perfect yesterday.

As with so much of what was happening on this jobsite, it was...disturbing. 
To finish reading this excerpt from DEAD BOLT, visit author Juliet Blackwell's website HERE.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
National bestselling author Juliet Blackwell (aka Julie Goodson-Lawes, aka Hailey Lind) started out life in Palo Alto, California, borne of a Texan mother and a Yankee father.  Juliet is a San Francisco Bay Area muralist and portrait painter with her own faux finishing and design business. Before pursuing art full time, Julie worked as a waitress, an anthropologist, an ESL teacher, and a family therapist. A California native, she graduated from UC Santa Cruz with a major in Latin American studies before earning Masters' Degrees in Anthropology and Social Welfare from the State University of New York at Albany. She has published several non-fiction articles on immigration, as well as one book-length translation, and has lived in Mexico, Spain, Italy, the Philippines, and France. As Juliet Blackwell, Julie writes the Witchcraft Mystery series and the Haunted Home Renovation series. She resides in Oakland, California, where she loves to paint and garden, and mostly fails at housework. Julie also sits on the boards of Northern California Sisters in Crime and Mystery Writers of America.
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Karen B said...

Ghosts disrupting an home renovation, plus a murder - looks like good reading to me!
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