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Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Grounds For Remorse Book Blast and Giveaway

I don't know what makes a mystery "cozy" but that's what we have here, and it is the second book in a series. Check out the book while entering to win an Amazon gift card. Open to worldwide entrants through 9/20, good luck.

Grounds For Remorse
A Tallie Graver Mystery #2
by Misty Simon
Genre: Cozy Mystery 

No more cheating . . .
Best friends Tallie Graver and Gina Laudermilch both seem to spend a lot of time around urns. For Tallie, they're part and parcel of the family business, Graver's Funeral Home. Even though she's traded ashes for dusting with her own cleaning business, she still works part-time for her folks and lives above the funeral parlor. For Gina, they're the vessels that con-tain her heavenly brew at her coffee shop, Bean There, Done That. And both women are learning that owning a business can make finding time for romance challenging.
But when Gina's new beau turns out to have a wife, who barges into the coffee shop to take him home, she can't contain her bitterness and loudly threatens to poison his cup or boil him in a vat of coffee. So when Mr. Wrong turns up dead at the bottom of a staircase inside Gina's locked home, she finds herself at the top of the police's suspect list. Tallie needs to sweep in to save her friend. But she'll need to watch her step, or she may go from being a funeral home employee to becoming their next client . . .

Cremains of the Day
A Tallie Graver Mystery #1

There's no reverse on the hearse . . .
For Tallulah Graver, marrying wealthy Waldo Phillips seemed like the best way out of the family business, the Graver Funeral Home. But when her marriage falls apart and Tallie is left with next to nothing, she turns to cleaning houses to make ends meet. As humbling as it is to tidy the mansions of the snobby socialites she used to call friends, at least she doesn't have to be around dead bodies. Until . . .
She discovers one of her employers lying in a closet with a knife sticking out of her chest. This unpleasant shock seems to be part of a web of weird experiences: Tallie's friend Gina's shop is broken into, her ex is stun-gunned where it hurts the most, and now she's receiving flowers from the dead woman. Granted the deliveryman is handsome, but seriously, that's enough to cast a pall over anyone’s day. Now Tallie needs to dig deep to clean up this mess—before she finds herself in a grave situation.
You’ll be cheering as the clues pileup in this creative cozy mystery.” —New York Times bestselling author Lynn Cahoon

Misty Simon is the author of Cremains of the Day and Grounds for Remorse in the Tallie Graver Mystery series. She loves a good story and decided one day that she would try her hand at it. Eventually she got it right. There’s nothing better in the world than making someone laugh, and she hopes everyone at least snickers in the right places when reading her books. She lives with her husband, daughter and three insane dogs in Central Pennsylvania where she is hard at work on her next novel or three. 

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  1. i really like the book cover

  2. I love mystery books so I love the cover.

  3. Thanks for the great giveaway!
    The book looks like an amazing read!

  4. looks like a very interesting cover and a lot of fun

  5. I am an avid reader of cozy mysteries with food themes, so I really like the book summary and cover.

  6. I like the style of the cover (actually, all the covers in this series). Fun use of color and an interesting layout. Sounds like an interesting read.

  7. Great cover. I like the story line, it already has me wondering what is going on. The little snippet being gripping speaks highly of the rest of the book I imagine.

  8. I love that coffee shop on the cover, I'd totally go there. Thanks!!

  9. I love the cover,it grabs my attention and makes me want to read it.

  10. I really like the cover, especially the slinking cat. - Hi from another Central Pennsylvanian.

  11. I enjoy mystery and suspense books. I don't read many cozy mysteries. From what I've gathered the cozy mystery genre is where the violence is downplayed and treated humorously and they usually take place in small community's.

  12. Fun cover! Tells me I'll have a rollicking humorous mystery

  13. Love the cover! I love the drawn scene on the cover

  14. I love how the cat is in the covers.

  15. I love the cover! It is colorful and eye catching. It would definitely stand out among other books.

  16. how old were you when you wrote your first published paperback?

  17. I really love the cover. It’s colorful, but leads to the thriller part of it the story. Pulls me in. So want to read it.