Thursday, March 27, 2014

LET'S GET COZY! BLOOM AND DOOM: A PREVIEW AND GIVEAWAY

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BLOOM AND DOOM
A Bridal Bouquet Shop Mystery
BY BEVERLY ALLEN

ABOUT THE BOOK:
As the co-owner of The Rose in Bloom, Audrey Bloom creates magnificent flower arrangements for brides to be. Though helping to plan a wedding can be stressful, it’s nothing compared to the groom turning up dead.

A designer of eye-catching bridal bouquets—many of them based on the Victorian meanings behind each flower—Audrey Bloom is used to celebrations that end with happily ever after. In fact, every couple she’s worked with is still together, living in wedded bliss. But her perfect record is about to be broken.

Her childhood friend Jenny Whitney has reeled in the most eligible bachelor in Ramble, Virginia, and she’s hired Audrey to design the bouquet. But before Jenny can walk down the aisle clutching her blend of anemone, scabious, and pussy willow (a floral disaster in Audrey’s mind), the groom is found dead—sprinkled with bits of a bouquet. This is bad for business—not to mention for Jenny, who has become the prime suspect. So Audrey decides to do a little digging herself, hoping she won’t be the next Ramble resident pushing up daisies... 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Barbara Early (A.K.A. Beverly Allen) grew up buried in the snowy suburbs of Buffalo, NY, where she developed a love for all things sedentary: reading, writing, classic movies, and Facebook Scrabble. She holds a degree in Electrical Engineering, but her penchant for the creative caused her to run away screaming from the pocket-protector set.

She taught secondary English and science for several years before home schooling her daughter successfully through high school. Barbara cooks up cozy mysteries with a healthy dose of comedy and sometimes a splash of romance.

When not reading or writing, she enjoys cooking, crafts, home-improvement projects, and spending time with her husband and daughter. 

FOLLOW BEVERLY ALLEN ON HER MARCH BLOG TOUR:
Before BLOOM AND DOOM is released on April 1, you may want to learn more about the book and author at some of these other book blogs.
March 25th. Blog Tour: Interview at Cozy Up With Kathy http://cozyupwithkathy.blogspot.com/
March 26th. Blog Tour: Interview at Lisa K's Book Review
March 30th. Blog Tour: Review at A Prairie Girl Reads  http://aprairiegirlreads.blogspot.com/
March 31st Blog Tour: Review and Guest Post at Eclectic Passions
ALSO BY BEVERLY ALLEN:
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I want to read it because of the bridal theme in it: the flower arrangement shop.
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I would like to see why the groom was killed.
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Bridal bouquets is a very specialized business, it should be fun to read a cozy with this setting.

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I went to her link to the language of flowers and added it to my Pinterest. I was surprised to see that peonies mean bashfulness or shame!
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I have fond memories of watching my grandparents arrange flowers in their flower shop---so I think I'll like this book.
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Audrey Bloom is a great name for a part-owner of a flower shop. Weddings are always beautiful with lovely flowers but this preparation will be special with a dead groom. I want to see if it's the bride, a jealous woman or someone else.
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