Monday, August 5, 2013

LET'S GET COZY! SEED NO EVIL: A PREVIEW AND GIVEAWAY


 
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SEED NO EVIL 
A Flower Shop Mystery
BY KATE COLLINS

ABOUT THE BOOK:
Abby Knight’s wedding is in less than two weeks, and everything is going wrong. The cooler in her flower shop is leaking, her neck has swollen to unnatural proportions, her groom is acting distant, and she still doesn’t know where she’s actually getting married!

But things go from bad to worse when the director of her favorite charity, Protecting Animal Rights, is murdered, and Abby’s mother becomes the main suspect. Abby’s wedding worries will have to wait until she—along with her fiancé, Marco, and an adorable mutt named Seedy—can nose out who wanted the animal activist put to sleep. But they’ll have to sort through the long list of suspects quickly, or her mom may be tossed in the slammer before Abby tosses the bouquet... 
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Her books have made the Barnes & Noble mass market mystery best-sellers’ lists, the Independent Booksellers’ best-seller’s lists, as well as booksellers’ lists in Australia and England. All of the books are available in hardback, large print editions both in the U.S. and in the UK. An Indiana native, Kate graduated from Purdue University with a master’s degree in education. She taught elementary school for six years, but after the birth of her first child, gave up her teaching career to pursue a long-time dream of putting her stories to paper. After writing short humorous stories for children’s magazines and working part-time as a legal secretary, she sold her first historical romance novel in 1995. Since then she has published seven historical romantic suspenses and eight mysteries. Kate is currently working on the ninth book in the Flower Shop series, with a release date of February, 2010.When not growing roots at her computer, Kate loves to grow flowers and vegetables in her garden. Other passions include yoga, exploring the Greek Isles, decorating, power walking, spending time with family and friends, sampling great wines and dark chocolate, and enjoying every moment of life. The author lives with her husband in Northwest Indiana and Key West, Florida.
 
AN EXCERPT FROM SEED NO EVIL:
CHAPTER ONE

Monday mornings are the bane of most people’s existence. I, however, view them as curtains going up on a brand new play. So when I opened the yellow frame door with  its charming beveled glass center and stepped inside my personal theater -- that being Bloomers Flower Shop, located in the heart of New Chapel, Indiana’s cozy town square -- I couldn’t wait to find out what the opening scene was going to be.

I entered Bloomers stage right and feasted my eyes on the scenery – a plethora of flowers in various arrangements, a veritable artist’s palette of tones, tints, shades, and hues that covered the color spectrum. And then there were the sounds – telephone ringing, bell over the door jingling, and my assistants, Lottie and Grace, coming to greet me with their cheery voices.

“Abby, sweetie,” Lottie said, her head of short, brassy curls shaking a warning, “we’ve got a bad situation. Nine orders came in for funeral arrangements, and there’s not a single lily in the cooler. I don’t know what happened. I thought I ordered them on Thursday, but apparently I forgot. I put in a call to our main supplier, but the truck won’t be here until later today.”

 “Abby, dear,” Grace said in her lovely English cadence, “I’m sorry to add to your woes but disaster has struck the coffee and tea parlor.TO FINISH READING THIS EXCERPT, VISIT THE AUTHOR'S WEBSITE HERE.

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