January 27, 2018

Scone Cold Killer by Lena Gregory - Guest Post and Giveaway


Book details
Cozy Mystery 1st in Series 
Lyrical Underground (January 23, 2018) 
Paperback: 192 pages 
ISBN-13: 978-1516104659 
E-Book ASIN: B06Y52XG4B

Book description
For Florida diner owner Gia Morelli, there’s no such thing as too much breakfast—unless it kills you . . .

When Gia Morelli’s marriage falls apart, she knows it’s time to get out of New York. Her husband was a scam artist who swindled half the millionaires in town, and she doesn’t want to be there when they decide to take revenge. On the spur of the moment, she follows her best friend to a small town in Central Florida, where she braves snakes, bears, and giant spiders to open a cheery little diner called the All-Day Breakfast Café. Owning a restaurant has been her lifelong dream, but it turns into a nightmare the morning she opens her dumpster and finds her ex-husband crammed inside. As the suspect du jour, Gia will have to scramble fast to prove her innocence before a killer orders another cup of murder . . .

Meet the author - Lena Gregory
Lena Gregory lives in a small town on the south shore of eastern Long Island with her husband and three children. When she was growing up, she spent many lazy afternoons on the beach, in the yard, anywhere she could find to curl up with a good book. She loves reading as much now as she did then, but she now enjoys the added pleasure of creating her own stories. 

Author Links: Website: http://www.lenagregory.com/ 

Purchase Links
Barnes and Noble

Guest post
Savannah Mills 

Hi, I’m Savannah Mills, and I am so excited! My best friend, Gia Morelli, is moving to my hometown of Boggy Creek, Florida. She’s having a bit of trouble, thanks to her no-good, cheating, lying, scheming ex-husband, a man I never wanted her to marry in the first place, but what are you gonna do? She made her mistakes, just like we all do, and now it’s time to move on. Thankfully, she came to her senses.

So, Gia is opening an All-Day Breakfast café. She bought a beautiful historic building right on Main Street, just down the road from the park. She can only fly down for an occasional weekend, thanks to the mess her ex made up in New York, so I’ve been helping her out.

Before she left last time, she ordered tables for the café dining room. When they came in, my brother, Joey, and I set them up. I spread navy blue cloths over them and made matching covers for the seat cushions. I even found a gorgeous, hand-painted wooden open/closed sign for the front window and picked up some paintings of local scenery at the street fair last weekend.

She’s going to be so thrilled with how cozy and homey everything looks. Glass cake dishes line the counter. I can’t wait for a piece of the breakfast pies that will fill them. Gia makes an amazing breakfast! I can almost smell the bacon cooking already, and her home fries. Mmmm…out of this world.

Oops, now my stomach’s growling. I probably shouldn’t have thought of the home fries.

I do have to admit, though, I’m a nervous wreck. Gia loved the building that would house the café, but she hasn’t yet seen her house. Don’t get me wrong, it’s adorable, but it’s a little out of the way. Unfortunately, there wasn’t much money left after buying the café, so I had to do my best.

The development is beautiful, acre after acre of woods, filled with thickly wooded, huge pine trees that brush the clouds. And I’m pretty sure she’ll get used to the abundance of critters that roam the development that sits right on the edge of the Ocala National Forest. I saw a couple of bear cubs playing in an open field last time I was out there, and I pulled over just to sit and watch them. But the drive to the café takes about twenty-five minutes, and, well, Gia’s from Manhattan, where you can find almost anything you need, any time of the day or night, without traveling twenty-five minutes.

That was one of the things I loved about the five years I lived with Gia in New York. One of the hardest things for me to get used to was the lack of trees. I’d look up, and instead of trees dripping with moss, I’d find buildings that pierced the clouds and sometimes seemed like they were about to fall over on me.

Anyway, Gia will be here soon, so for now, all I can do is wait and hope she loves everything. I just know her opening day is going to be perfect!


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  1. Thank you so much for sharing the release of Scone Cold Killer!

  2. Thank you for all the information on "Scone Cold Killer" by Lena Gregory including the guest post with Savannah Mills. Love the cover of the book and can't wait to read it.
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  3. Sounds like a great start to a new series. Looking forward to reading the book.

  4. Sounds delightful. Thanks for the chance to win.