October 21, 2015

Happy Homicides - Thirteen Cozy Holiday Mysteries - Spotlight/Interview/Giveaway

A holiday bonanza! A collection of traditional mysteries to celebrate the holidays, written by by thirteen bestselling and award-winning authors. Heartwarming, brain puzzling, craft-centered, and character driven reads that’ll keep you entertained for hours. Nearly 800 pages of reading material, plus a special Recipe and Craft Bonus.

Included are:

Kiki Lowenstein and the Rowan Branch – (Joanna Campbell Slan) When Horace Goldfader is accused of murder, Kiki learns how difficult it can be to maintain peace on earth—and to keep her deathbed promise to her late friend, Dodie.

Cara Mia Delgatto and the Misdirected Gifts — (Joanna Campbell Slan) Two waylaid items cause Cara to take a break from her booming retail business and follow her heart. Can asprinkling of holiday magic create a “happily ever after” ending for all involved?

The Christmas Dog — (Joyce and Jim Lavene) A woman running from her deadly past finds hope, and a dog, at Christmas.

and more.

About This Author
Joanna Campbell Slan is the award-winning author of the Kiki Lowenstein Mysteries (an Agatha Award Finalist) and two other mystery series. Her stories in the Chicken Soup for the Soul series has been read and loved by millions. Her books reviving the classic heroine Jane Eyre have won the prestigious Daphne du Maurier Award. In her past life, Joanna was a television talk show host, an adjunct professor of public relations, a sought-after motivational speaker, and a corporate speechwriter. She is married to David Slan, CEO of Steinway Piano Gallery-DC. The Slans make their home on Jupiter Island, Florida. Visit Joanna’s website at www.JoannaSlan.com

Author Links
Website http://www.joannaslan.com
Blog http://www.joannaslan.blogspot.com
Facebook http://www.Facebook.com/joannacampbellslan
Twitter http://www.twitter.com/joannaslan
Goodreads http://www.goodreads.com/joannacampbellslan
Pinterest http://www.pinterest.com/joannaslan

Purchase Links –

Interview of Nancy Jill Thames:
1. Who or what inspired you to start writing?
*Sheer boredom and the challenge to do something I'd never done before inspired me to start writing a book.

2. What do you do to help you get over writer's block?
*To get back on track in my writing, I like to take a nap. Or watch a movie.
3. Do you have scheduled writing time or a certain amount of words you write each day?
*Deadlines work best for me. I will move mountains to meet them.

4. Where do you get your ideas for your books?
*I like to write about what I like to read which includes getaways, mysteries, and I what I like to call "Rah-Rah," or enjoying the fun things of life like afternoon tea, collecting fine art, or simply going out for dinner at a fine restaurant.

5. When you are not writing what do you like to do?
*I enjoy early-morning coffee with my husband, sitting in the backyard watching the birds, or traveling to be with my grandchildren and their wonderful parents.

6. What one piece of advice would you like to give to aspiring writers?
*Invest in a good editor, proofreader, formatter, and feedback on whether or not you have a good story.

7. Who is your favorite author or book that you would like to recommend to your readers?
*"Snow Falling on Cedars" by David Guterson is beautifully written - It's a mystery, and an ill-fated love story. I've read it several times to experience the sheer loveliness of his writing. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/067976402X

8. If you could meet any famous person dead or alive who would it be and why?
*I will meet Jesus one day who was once dead but now lives because He's my Savior - How awesome is that?

9. If you could visit anywhere in the world where would you like to visit?
*Lake Cuomo, Italy.

10. Five interesting facts about yourself
* I can wiggle my ears.
* I write about a Yorkie, but adore cats.
* I love disaster and shark movies and anything Disney.
* I love to work jigsaw puzzles.
* Over the years, I've collected 44 China teacups and saucers.


Tour Participants
October 15 – Michelle’s Romantic Tangle – Guest Post
October 16 – 3 Partners in Shopping, Nana, Mommy, &, Sissy, Too ! – Spotlight, Giveaway
October 16 – Mallory Heart Reviews – Review
October 17 – Lisa Ks Book Reviews – Review, Guest Post, Giveaway
October 18 – Community Bookstop – Review, Giveaway
October 19 – THE SELF-TAUGHT COOK – Review, Giveaway
October 19 – MysteriesEtc – Review, Giveaway
October 20 – fuonlyknew – Review, Giveaway
October 20 – Book Babble – Spotlight
October 21 – A Year of Jubilee Reviews – Review
October 21 – Griperang’s Bookmarks – Interview, Giveaway
October 22 – readalot – Review, Giveaway
October 23 – A Fold in the Spine – Review
October 24 – Booklady’s Booknotes – Review, Interview, Giveaway
October 25 – StoreyBook Reviews – Review, Giveaway
October 26 – Cassidy Salem Reads & Writes – Review, Giveaway
October 27 – Laura’s Interests – Review, Giveaway
October 27 – Cozy Up With Kathy – Guest Post, Spotlight
October 28 – Bubble Bath Books – Review

E-Book Giveaway at every stop plus
Rafflecopter Giveaway for a $50 Etsy Gift Card


  1. It was a pleasure joining you on your blog today, Angela. Thanks so much for featuring Happy Homicdes and doing the interview.

    1. Thank you for the interview for my blog. I really enjoyed it. 44 teacups and saucers, you have quite the collection going.

  2. I love to read mysteries and this would be a perfect gift for the holidays!

    1. This would make a great holiday gift. I love reading things holiday themed around this time of year. Good luck

  3. What a treat! Thank you for this chance.
    Della at deepotter@peoplepc.com

  4. I was sorry to hear about Joyce's passing.
    Love stories about Kiki.
    Can't wait to read this collection.

    1. I too was sorry to hear about Joyce and very shocked. Thank you for stopping by - good luck

  5. Nancy Jill, you can wiggle your ears? Wow. What stellar talent!

  6. Great icebreaker, I must say!

    Cheers, Joanna!

  7. I'm with you on Lake Como, Nancy Jill! I'd love to go there, too. Fun interview!

  8. I love teacups and saucers too but I also have 15 teapots...this book sounds wonderful and great reading. Please enter me...
    Marilyn ewatvess@yahoo.com

    1. There are a lot of neat teapots out there. Good luck

  9. We are all saddened and surprised by the news of Joyce's passing. I felt like I was just getting to know her. What a lesson about reaching out to people! If we hadn't done this project, I wouldn't have had the chance to know her a little better--and now that opportunity is gone. So sad.

  10. I love resading mysteries. This would really be fun to win. Thanks for the opportunity !

  11. I love reading mysteries. This would really be fun to win. Thanks for the opportunity !