Friday, February 26, 2016

LET'S GET COZY! OFF THE BOOKS: A PREVIEW AND GIVEAWAY

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OFF THE BOOKS
A Novel Idea Mystery
BY LUCY ARLINGTON

ABOUT THE BOOK:
Literary agent and amateur sleuth Lila Wilkins is back to seal the deal in the New York Times bestselling Novel Idea Mystery series.

Lila is showcasing some of her biggest authors at a bridal expo. But when the joyous event turns deadly, she’ll have to figure out who penned the perfect crime...

The Novel Idea Literary Agency has planned a wedding-themed week for Inspiration Valley, celebrating not only North Carolina’s best vendors but also some of the agency’s most popular bridal books. The fact that Lila can use the event to plan her own impending nuptials is just the icing on the cake.

But wedding bells turn to warning bells when Lila finds a dead man facedown in the frosting. Soon it’s discovered that the victim was connected to several Novel Idea authors, all of whom quickly become suspects in the case. It’s up to Lila and her fellow agents to find the real killer before one of their clients winds up scribbling stories from behind bars…

ABOUT THE AUTHORS:
Pseudonym: Susan Furlong.

Lucy Arlington is the nom de plume for the writing team of Ellery Adams and Sylvia May, two friends who collaborated on an idea that became A Novel Idea Mystery Series. Both are authors in their own right.
Ellery Adams grew up on a beach near the Long Island Sound. Having spent her adult life in a series of landlocked towns, she cherishes her memories of open water, violent storms, and the smell of the sea. Ms. Adams has held many jobs including caterer, retail clerk, car salesperson, teacher, tutor, and tech writer, all the while penning poems, children’s books, and novels. She now writes full-time from her home in Virginia. She currently writes the Books by the Bay Mysteries and the Charmed Pie Shoppe Mysteries. To learn more about Ellery and her books, visit her website.

Sylvia May was born in The Netherlands and has lived in Canada, the US, and currently resides in Bermuda. She’s been writing since she was a child; however careers in computer programming and music education, and raising her children, kept her too busy to pursue it as a serious vocation. She is delighted to now be able to write full-time, in between scuba diving, golf, painting, photography, and riding her scooter. She lives with her husband and has three grown children. Her first novel, The Unraveling of Abby Settel, was inspired by her relocation to Bermuda several years ago, and received an Honorable Mention in the 2011 Reader Views Literary Awards. To learn more about Sylvia and her novel, visit her website.

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Jen Scott said...

Off The Books sounds delightful! I like the bridal theme setting for the event and murder. The cover art is lovely.
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I am hoping that the murder victim is not a nice person because I find it funny that the victim is found face down in the frosting!


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A murder, a bridal expo, and a NC location--sounds fascinating.

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Just trying to imagine finding a dead body face down in frosting! I need to read this to find out what happened!!

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What a waste of good frosting. That's the best part of the cake. I'd love to see how they figure this out. Sounds like fun (for us readers, anyway).

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