Monday, February 13, 2012

LET'S GET COZY! A FITTING END - A PREVIEW AND GIVEAWAY

GIVEAWAY ENDED
A FITTING END
A MAGICAL DRESSMAKING MYSTERY
BY MELISSA BOURBON

ABOUT THE BOOK:
Business is booming at Harlow Jane Cassidy's custom dressmaking boutique-even with her great-grandmother's ghost hanging around the shop. But when a local golf pro is found stabbed with dressmaking shears, the new town deputy suspects Harlow. Now she has to clear her name before the next outfit she designs is a prison jumpsuit...

AN EXCERPT FROM A FITTING END:
June in North Texas is no picnic.  It was only seven forty-five in the morning, but the heat index was already at the extreme caution level.  The humidity didn’t help the index…or the way I felt.   The second I walked outside, the moisture clung to my skin.  My curly hair, pulled up into an artfully messy ponytail, instantly frizzed.  And I was one hundred percent positive that I was melting from the inside-out.
There was nothing to do but grin and bear it.  I knew it took a season for a body to acclimate to a region’s weather patterns and I’d only been back in Bliss for a few months.  I grabbed a bottle of water before climbing into my ancient pickup truck, formerly owned by my great-grandmother and recently brought back to working order by Bubba of Bubba Murphy’s repair shop.  The one thing Bubba didn’t fix was the air conditioner, which meant I’d look like a drowned rat by the time I got where I was going.  Far from swanky country club material, but I’d been summoned by Mrs. James.  Enough said.

I opened the window as I drove, but only hot air blew over me.  By the time I made the thirteen mile drive to the Bliss Country Club, the blond streak in my hair, a trait all the Cassidy women shared, had broken free from its restraints and hung limply down the side of my face.  I did my best to tuck it back into place.

The parking lot was bursting, but only a handful of golfers were on the course.  Maybe they’d all woken up with the roosters and were already on the back nine.  But the second I stepped inside the air conditioned lobby of the club and heard the hushed and agitated undertones of the people milling around, I knew the back nine wasn’t seeing all the action;  every golfer in town seemed to be right here.  Seeking refuge from the heat and humidity?  Possibly, but the knot in my gut was telling me that something else was going on.
 
The whispering seemed to stop as I pushed through the throng of people toward the ballroom.  Was it my imagination or.... 
To finish reading this excerpt from A FITTING END, visit Melissa Bourbon's website HERE. 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Melissa Bourbon, who sometimes answers to her Latina-by-marriage name Misa Ramirez, gave up teaching middle and high school kids in Northern California to write full-time amidst horses and Longhorns in North Texas.  She fantasizes about spending summers writing in quaint, cozy locales, has a love/hate relationship with yoga and chocolate, is devoted to her family, and can’t believe she’s lucky enough to be living the life of her dreams.

She is the Marketing Director with Entangled Publishing, is the founder of Books on the House, the co-founder of The Naked Hero, and is the author of the Lola Cruz Mystery series with St. Martin’s Minotaur and Entangled Publishing, and A Magical Dressmaking Mystery series with NAL.  She also has two romantic suspense novels, and is the co-author of The Tricked-out Toolbox, all to be released in 2012/2013.

To read a more "personal" bio by the author, visit her website HERE.

Want to connect with Melissa? Here is how:
OTHER BOOKS BY MELISSA BOURBON:
LOLA CRUZ MYSTERIES
                     
  
MAGICAL DRESSMAKING MYSTERIES
               


GIVEAWAY
THANKS TO KAYLEIGH AND THE GOOD
FOLKS AT NAL AND PENGUIN BOOKS,
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A FITTING END, TO GIVE AWAY
 
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GIVEAWAY ENDS AT
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135 comments:

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I want to see how Harlow finds the killer.

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I would like to see who murdered him.
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I really liked her Lola books and can't imagine I didn't realize she was the same author! Looks like a great new to me mystery! Thanks!
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Glad to see we will get a return of Lola in Bare Naked Lola. I also like the recipes! Always up for food ideas!
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mamabunny13 said...

I like that Jane's great-grandmother's ghost is hanging around the boutique. I'm wondering if she will help clear her of the crime.
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A mystery and a dressmaking shop sound interesting!
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I'd love to have my greatgrandmother's ghost "hanging around!"
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unbanI'm a golfer so the golf connection immediately got me interested in this cozy.
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I like that the author calls "fixin'" the official verb of Texas. What a Hoot!
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Carol N Wong said...

Melissa Bourbon really knows how to describe June in North Texas. She is so right! Also I love any cozy with a dressmaking theme.

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I didn't realize that she wrote the Lola Cruz mysteries that I have seen on Amazon. Great to see all an author's books.

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I love cozy mysteries that feature ghosts and the fact it's set in N. Texas, where I live, makes me want to read it for sure.
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