March 18, 2017

Cherry Cake and a Cadaver by Susan Boles - Character Guest Post and Giveaway

Book Details:
A Lily Gayle Lambert Mystery Book 2
Publisher: Argent Ocean Publishing (March 31, 2017)
Publication Date: March 31, 2017

Lily Gayle and the gang set out to find a killer after local baker Luxen Natolovich is found dead hours before the grand opening weekend at the new Bed and Breakfast in town, Midnight Dragonfly. As Lily Gayle deciphers the clues around Luxen’s death she uncovers a conspiracy of lies and half truths that could very well be tied to a refugee camp in Mississippi during World War II. The deeper Lily Gayle digs, the deeper the conspiracy runs, and the closer she comes to being the killer’s next victim.

About the Author
Susan calls McNairy County, TN her home ground even though she has moved away. It was here, at Bethel Springs Junior High School that she began her writing career with two friends. They formed their own little writers group that was so secret they were the only ones who knew it existed. She still has some of the stories they wrote carefully preserved in a loose leaf binder and tucked away for safety.

She has worked in retail management, briefly for the Census Bureau and for many years in the investment/insurance industry in the regulatory compliance arena. All of which are left brain activities. So she exercises her right brain activity with reading and writing…just to keep both sides even.

Reading has been a passion since she was very young. As a toddler, her mother read to her from her ‘baby books’ and her Mother tells a story about her holding one of them upside down and ‘reading’ by repeating the story verbatim from memory.

Death of a Wolfman is the first in the Lily Gayle Lambert mystery series. Her previously published romantic suspense novel, Fated Love, is a contemporary paranormal romantic suspense (with a twist of paranormal) set in Memphis, TN. Her first novel, Kate’s Pride, is a historical women’s fiction set in West Tennessee in the aftermath of the Civil War. The novel is loosely based on her own Great Grandmother and published under the pen name Renee Russell.

Life got in the way of writing for many years but now she’s come back to her early love.

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Character Guest Post:
Hello, my name is Miss Edna. Actually is just Edna, the younger folks here in Mercy, Mississippi call me Miss Edna out of respect for their elders. And a fine thing it is too. I like to know the old traditions are still alive and kicking. Just like me.

I got involved with Lily Gayle and Dixie when that wolf man got killed outside town a few months ago. I told those girls they needed someone with a lot of life experience to level them out. Especially Lily Gayle. That girl was a wild child from day one. She led her poor mother a fine dance back in the day. And dragging that nice Dixie into all of her shenanigans when they were growing up. Well! I'm amazed Dixie's mama never put a stop to it all. But that's all water under the bridge.

Yes, Lily Gayle has had some tough times since she grew up and moved away all those years ago. A fine job and a fine husband. But all that came to an end a few years ago when her husband was killed in a car accident. Dixie high tailed it off to Oxford when we all heard Lily Gayle had turned herself into a hermit. I don't know what was said betwixt the two of them, but Lily Gayle came on home with Dixie and has built herself a nice life back here.

And her nosiness and love of mysteries had led her a merry dance. Along with Dixie and me. We're a team….and I don't intend to let her forget that. When you're eyeball-to-eyeball with eighty, there's not a lot of fun going on unless you go out and find some.



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  1. Delightful series. I love Lily Gayle, but would love to spend time with Miss Edna! This story is delightful, too, as Lily Gayle becomes more adept in his investigating. But trouble still brews. I would love to win the package offered and continue my enjoyment.

  2. This book sounds like such a fun read. Love the cover, looking forward to reading.

  3. Happy to find a new series. It sounds like a fun read & the first has great reviews on Goodreads.

  4. This sounds like such a good book! Thanks for sharing.