Wednesday, January 2, 2013

LET'S GET COZY! MURDER ON THE HOUSE: A PREVIEW AND GIVEAWAY

 

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MURDER ON THE HOUSE
A Haunted Home Renovation Mystery
BY JULIET BLACKWELL

ABOUT THE BOOK:
Bed-and-breakfast—with a side of ghosts.

Word has spread that contractor Mel Turner can communicate with the spirits of the dead, and she’s having a hard time maintaining a low profile. She decides to embrace her reputation for the chance to restore a historic house that calls to her. The new owners, who hope to run a haunted bed-and-breakfast, want Mel to encourage the ghosts that supposedly roam the halls to enhance the house’s paranormal charm.

The catch: Mel has to spend one night in the house to win the project. During the spine-chilling sleepover, the estate gains another supernatural occupant when someone doesn’t survive the night. As Mel tries to coax the resident spirits into revealing the identity of the killer, she risks becoming the next casualty of this dangerous renovation.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Juliet Blackwell has been fascinated with witchcraft, alternative healing, and spirits of all kinds ever since she was a child. As an anthropologist, she studied systems of physical and mental health care all over the world.

Blackwell is the New York Times bestselling author of the Witchcraft Mystery series, which features a misfit witch with a vintage clothing store in San Francisco's Haight Ashbury neighborhood. The series includes Secondhand Spirits, A Cast-off Coven, Hexes and Hemlines, In a Witch's Wardrobe, and Tarnished and Torn (to be released July 3, 2012).

The Haunted Home Renovation series --in which Mel Turner, a restorer of historic homes, finds ghosts behind the walls-- includes If Walls Could Talk, Dead Bolt, and Murder on the House.

Under the pseudonym Hailey Lind, Juliet penned the Art Lover's Mystery series with her sister Carolyn--including the Agatha-nominated Feint of Art. Arsenic and Old Paint is the latest in the series.
 

A former anthropologist and social worker, Juliet has worked and studied in Mexico, Spain, Cuba, Italy, the Philippines, and France. She now lives in a happily haunted house in Oakland, California, where she is a muralist and portrait painter. She served two terms as president of Northern California Sisters in Crime, and sat on the board of Northern California Mystery Writers of America.
AN EXCERPT FROM MURDER ON THE HOUSE: 
What makes a house look haunted?

Is it enough to appear abandoned, run-down, bleak? To creak and groan when the wind blows or the fog creeps down the nearby hills?
Or is it something else? A vague awareness of danger, the whisper of a tragic past, an odd impression that dwelling within is something indescribable—and distinctly not human?

Beats me. I'm a general contractor, with an excellent reputation for renovating historic homes, and an abiding desire to chuck it all and run off to Paris. Reconciling those two imperatives was hard enough, but my life was made even more complicated when the most recent edition of Haunted House Quarterly named me "California's most promising up-and-coming Ghost Buster".
To finish reading this excerpt, visit Juliet Blackwell's website "Bio" HERE!
                                                                
GIVEAWAY

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This sounds like a great cozy. Spending the night with a ghost, sounds like a interesting way to get a job.
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I want to read it because house restoration is really a fun career IMO. Finding a dead body makes it extra special.

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