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08 January 2016

Connie Archer & 'Ladle to the Grave' @SnowflakeVT @GoddessFish #Mystery

Today we have author Connie Archer visiting. Welcome!

What would you like to tell readers about yourself?
* Connie Archer is the national bestselling author of the Soup Lover’s Mystery series from Penguin Random House (Berkley Prime Crime). A Spoonful of Murder, A Broth of Betrayal, A Roux of Revenge and Ladle to the Grave are set in the imaginary village of Snowflake, Vermont. A Clue in the Stew will be released in April 2016. Connie was born and raised in New England and now lives on the other coast. You can visit her at the links below.

A look into...
~ Blurb ~
* By the Spoonful is Snowflake, Vermont’s most popular soup shop, but owner Lucky Jamieson doesn’t have any time to enjoy her success—she’s too busy trying to keep a lid on false accusations against her loved ones…
* It’s almost May, and some of the local ladies have organized a pagan celebration in the woods to welcome spring. But the evening goes terribly wrong when one of the attendees winds up dead, apparently poisoned by an herbal concoction prepared by Lucky’s grandfather, Jack.
* Lucky’s sure her grandfather could not have made such a tragic mistake. But before she can clear him of suspicion, her best friend, Sophie, is diverted from planning her wedding to By the Spoonful chef Sage DuBois when she finds a dead man floating in the creek on her property. Now it’s up to Lucky to get both Sophie and Jack out of hot water before a killer stirs up more trouble…
* Recipes included!
~ Excerpt ~
* When Lucky reached Jack’s front porch, she was dismayed to see the windows dark. She heard thumps and banging and Jack’s voice crying out. He was inside, somewhere in the dark.
* Jack knew it was happening again. He couldn’t block out the screams. The boat was rising and falling in the sea. The water was purple with blood. A hand reached up from the dark waters. Jack grasped it and held on with all his strength. Then a quick glimpse of a shark’s fin, and the man was gone. He was holding a disembodied arm. All around him were the cries of men being torn to pieces. Jack sobbed. He couldn’t help them, no matter how quick he was, no matter how strong. He wasn’t fast enough to save them.
* Lucky pushed the door open and called Jack’s name. His moans were louder now. He had barricaded himself in the bathroom in an effort to control the memories. The sound of shattering glass came from within. She hurried to the kitchen and grabbed a small knife from the wooden block next to the stove. Just as she slid the edge of the blade into the doorframe, a heavy thud hit the door and Lucky fell back in shock, the knife falling from her hands. Her heart was racing. She pushed the knife into the doorjamb again and finally the lock released.
* Jack was slumped on the floor in a small pool of blood. Broken glass was everywhere. He was lost in his nightmare.
* “It’s okay now, Jack. You’re home. You’re safe.”
* He looked into her eyes, confused. “Lucky?”
* “You had a spell, but you’re okay now.”
* Tears spilled down Jack’s face. “I’m sorry. I’m so sorry.”
* “Nothing to be sorry about. Everything’s going to be all right now.” She prayed her words would make it true.
Buy Ladle to the Grave here...
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Thank you for joining us here today, Connie Archer! It was a pleasure getting to know you and your story.

ANNOUNCEMENT! Connie Archer will be awarding a $20 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour! So be sure to leave a comment AND use the Rafflecopter below. Also, visit the other tour stops for a greater chance of winning!

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14 comments:

Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thanks for hosting!

Ree Dee said...

Have you always wanted to be writer?

judy schechter said...

What was your favorite subject in high school?

patrick siu said...

I have enjoyed learning about the book. Thanks for sharing it.

Connie Archer said...

Hi everyone ~ thanks for visiting today. I'll try to answer everyone here in this comment.
Ree's question was "Have you always wanted to be a writer?" No, Ree, I can't say that I did. The urge came to me after a few different jobs/careers, but I'm really glad it did. I've had so much fun writing and plotting crimes. Just wish I had started earlier.
For Judy ~ My favorite subject in high school? Hmmmmm, I remember being pretty bored in high school, but I guess I'd have to say biology was my favorite subject because it was so wide-ranging, everything from plants and animals to humans.

Connie Archer said...

And Patrick ~ great to see you here. Thanks so much for visiting and good luck!

Connie Archer said...

Thank you, Casey, for hosting me today. I love the candles and the skull too at the top of your site!

Victoria Alexander said...

Really great excerpt! Thanks for sharing :)

Connie Archer said...

Hi Victoria ~ Thank you! And thanks for stopping by today! Best of luck!

Betty Woodrum said...

Sounds like a great book-can't wait to read it!

Connie Archer said...

Hi Betty ~ thanks for s stopping by. I hope you're able to visit the village soon! Best of luck!

Amy Friedentag said...

Sounds really good!

Connie Archer said...

Hi Amy - Thanks for stopping by. Best of luck in the giveaway!

Dario Z said...

The book cover is simply amazing!!!!