lunedì 8 febbraio 2016

Cover Reveal & Giveaway: Murder at Morningside by Sandra Bretting


Murder at Morningside
by Sandra Bretting

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GENRE: Cozy Mystery

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BLURB:

Hat designer Missy DuBois opened her shop, Crowning Glory, along Louisiana's Great River Road to cater to the sophisticated Southern bride. But bless her heart, who knew creating stylish wedding veils would lead to murder?

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EXCERPT:


Time rewound with each footfall as I began to climb the grand outer staircase at Morningside Plantation. The limestone steps, burdened with the history of five generations, heaved their way toward heaven.

At the top lay a wide-plank verandah supported by columns painted pure white, like the clouds. By the time I took a third step, the digital camera in my right hand began to dissolve into the sterling silver handle of a ladies parasol. The visitors’ guide in my left hand magically transformed into a ballroom dance card bound by a satin cord.

Another step and the Mississippi River came into view as it flowed to the Gulf, languid as a waltz and the color of sweet tea. Could that be a whistle from a steamboat ferrying passengers past the plantation? If so, a turn and a wave wouldn’t be out of the question once I reached the top of the stairs, and good manners would dictate it.

I was about to do that when I realized the whistle was only my friend’s cell and not a Mississippi riverboat. “Ambrose! Turn that thing off. Honestly.”

“Sorry.” He shrugged. “I always forget you were Scarlett O’Hara in a past life.”

The mood was broken, though, and the sterling silver in my hand returned to plastic while the linen dance card hardened to a glossy brochure.



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AUTHOR Bio and Links:


Sandra Bretting works as a freelance feature writer under contract to the Houston Chronicle. She received a journalism degree from the University of Missouri School of Journalism and wrote for other publications (including the Los Angeles Times and Orange Coast Magazine) before moving to Texas.

Her Missy DuBois Mysteries series debuts from Kensington/Lyrical Underground in May 2016. Bretting’s previous mysteries include Unholy Lies (2012) and Bless the Dying (2014). Readers can reach her online at www.sandrabretting.com and through Facebook at www.facebook.com/sandra.bretting.

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GIVEAWAY INFORMATION and RAFFLECOPTER CODE


Sandra will be awarding a $20 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.


a Rafflecopter giveaway

11 commenti:

  1. Mrs. Bretting, how long did it take you to write this book?

    (my name on the rafflecopter is KateS)

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    1. Hi Kate - I'm not the world's fastest writer, so I'd say each book takes about a year. (Other writers I know can finish one in six months.) I really feel like my readers deserve nothing but the best, though, so I take my time. Good question!

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  3. Congrats on your new book. Do you do a lot of research? Do You enjoy? I do.

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    1. Hi Debby - Thanks for the congrats. I do a lot of research, but I'm lucky I live so close to the Great River Road, where my books take place. I love to tour the "haunted" mansions there. Have you ever been?

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  4. Thanks for hosting me ... nice to meet everyone!

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  5. You're welcome! It will be fun to see who wins :)

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  6. Great excerpt! This book sounds like such a fun and interesting read! Totally can't wait to read this book!

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  7. Hi Ally,
    I'm so glad you liked the excerpt. This is the third book I've written, but my favorite by far. I love these characters, and I hope you do, too!
    -Sandra

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