December 3, 2018

A Midwinter's Tail by Bethany Blake - Character Guest Post and Giveaway

Book details

Cozy Mystery 4th in Series 
Kensington (November 27, 2018) 
Mass Market Paperback: 304 pages 
ISBN-10: 1496717333 
ISBN-13: 978-1496717337 
Digital ASIN: B07B7C8XQY


Book description
To bark or not to bark . . . Professional pet sitter Daphne Templeton loves the holidays in Sylvan Creek, Pennsylvania. And nothing gets her into the spirit more than the town’s annual Bark the Halls Ball. The whole community will be there to wag their tails, especially this year’s special guest—Celeste “CeeCee” French, founder of a national chain of pet care franchises, who’s returning home to announce plans for a bright new flagship store. But not everyone’s celebrating CeeCee’s homecoming. Daphne’s friend Moxie Bloom, owner of Spa and Paw, a unique salon for people and their pets, has plenty to growl about. So when CeeCee is found face down under Sylvan Creek's town Christmas tree, stabbed with a distinctive pair of professional-grade pet shears, suspicion lands squarely on Moxie. Despite Daphne’s promises to Detective Jonathan Black, she quickly reprises her role as amateur sleuth. Ably assisted by her basset hound sidekick, Socrates, she must hurry to prove her friend’s innocence before a killer barks again . . . Includes recipes for homemade pet treats!

Meet the author - Bethany Blake
Bethany Blake lives in a small, quaint town in Pennsylvania with her husband and three daughters. When she’s not writing or riding horses, she’s wrangling a menagerie of furry family members that includes a nervous pit bull, a fearsome feline, a blind goldfish, and an attack cardinal named Robert. Like Daphne Templeton, the heroine of her Lucky Paws Mysteries, Bethany holds a Ph.D. and operates a pet sitting business called Barkley’s Premium Pet Care.

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Character Guest Post

Moxie Bloom’s Holiday Letter
Pet groomer and hairstylist Moxie Bloom is best friends with pet sitter Daphne Templeton, whose hobby is solving murders in the quaint town of Sylvan Creek, Pennsylvania. But this year, as Moxie notes in her annual holiday letter to friends and family, she’s a suspect!

Dear everybody,

Up until CeeCee French, who stole my boyfriend back in high school, wound up dead under the town Christmas tree, so now I’m accused of murder, this year was AMAZING.


Well, Sebastian earned first-place in the American Federation of White Rat Fancier’s photo contest, so now his little pink nose is going to be featured in their annual calendar, which is distributed to more than 75 households nationwide! I could not be prouder.

Also, Daphne and Detective Jonathan Black fell in love, and I’m sure they will figure that out sometime next year, if not sooner. Those two are just like Katharine Hepburn and Spencer Tracy in Desk Set, only maybe more attractive.

In the meantime, my salon for people and pets, Spa and Paw, is doing great, if you don’t count the fact that some scissors are missing, and there’s a good chance they were used to kill CeeCee. But I am going to stay positive about that, because nothing is proven yet.

Also, I found an honest-to-goodness pair of vintage Versace pumps at the Penny For Your Stuff flea market in nearby Zephyr Hollow, stuck in with a bunch of shoes from Payless. Guess what I’m wearing to the Bark the Halls Ball this year?

Now, if only I had a date.

But, no worries, I have this psychic feeling that things are going to work out, and, at the very least, I won’t be in jail for Christmas — because I am lucky enough to have a crime-solving best friend.

Now I’m off to watch White Christmas for the fifth time, which means I’m halfway to my goal of ten!

Yours truly,
Moxie Bloom


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  1. Thank you for all the great information on "A Midwinter's Tail" by Bethany Blake and for being part of the book tour.

    Enjoyed reading Moxie Bloom’s holiday letter. Can't wait for the opportunity to read this book.
    2clowns at arkansas dot net

  2. Great series. Can't wait to read "A Midwinter's Tail".