Monday, June 8, 2015

Blog Tour and Giveaway- A Watery Death by Joyce and Jim Lavene

I love when Joyce and Jim visit my blog. Their new book in the Missing Pieces series A Watery Death was released on June 2nd . I have been a fan of this series from the start. Have you read this series?
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A Watery Death
by Joyce and Jim Lavene

For fans of cozy mysteries, A Watery Death should be high on your TBR list!
~Back Porchervations
…perfectly paced and engaging.
~I Wish I Lived In a Library
Full of charming yet quirky townsfolk, matrimonial upheavals and some psychic, time traveling magic, this is a town to get lost in.
~Laura’s Interests
Jim and Joyce have done it again. They have crafted and entertaining whodunit that will keep you turning pages and guessing till the very end.
~Melina’s Book Blog
I LOVED this book.
A Watery Death has a little something for everyone: murder, romance, mystery and small town ambiance.
~Booklady’s Booknotes
A Watery Death - front onlyA Watery Death
By Joyce and Jim Lavene
A Missing Pieces Mystery
7th in Series

Cozy Mystery

It’s the Fourth of July weekend in Duck, North Carolina and twenty-thousand visitors are on hand to enjoy the parade, the festivities – and learn about the murder of Captain Bill Lucky.
Lucky is the captain of the new gambling ship, Andalusia II, which is modeled after the famous ghost ship that haunts the small town on the Outer Banks. Like her predecessor, the Spanish treasure ship replica has been a boon to the hardy residents of Duck, but it has proven unlucky for her captain.
Mayor Dae O’Donnell has her hands full with setting up the parade set, convincing her friend, Trudy, that she shouldn’t call off her wedding, and getting her shop, Missing Pieces, ready for the summer when she makes most of her money for the year. She doesn’t need the problems involved with a local murder.
But Captain Lucky involves Dae when he asks her to buy an artifact from him that is supposed to be able to summon mermaids. He says he needs money to get out of town for a few days until some problems are resolved. Dae is glad to help him, but isn’t prepared to find him dead in his quarters on the Andalusia when she returns the keys he dropped at her shop.
It isn’t the first time that mermaids and mermen have been seen in Duck, but it’s the first time one of them has been accused of murder. While her grandfather and her fiancĂ©, Kevin, struggle to believe such a thing is possible, Dae is left trying to prove her new friends are innocent.

My Review:
Come celebrate the fourth of July in Duck, NC. Entertainment, fun , mermaids and murder are sure to get the festivities going. This is a fantastic read to start your summer off and help Dae solve the mystery of who killed Lucky and why. This is a charming and brilliant book. The atmosphere and the town people bring you into the story and keep you hooked from the start you won't want to miss a single minute. I love this series and always look forward to what will happen next at Missing Pieces. Joyce and Jim are great story tellers and the certainly show it with this book.

About The Authors
Joyce and Jim Lavene write award-winning, bestselling mystery fiction as themselves, J.J. Cook, and Ellie Grant. They have written and published more than 70 novels for Harlequin, Berkley, Amazon, and Gallery Books along with hundreds of non-fiction articles for national and regional publications. They live in rural North Carolina with their family.
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  1. I'm a huge fan of the series and even one a couple of the books. I'd love to add another one to my collection.

  2. I love this series and would love to read this new one. Thanks for the chance to win.

  3. I love the work of these two talented writers! Thanks for the chance to win a copy of A Watery Death!

    skkorman AT bellsouth DOT net

  4. Great series.

  5. I have not read the series yet, thanks for the chance to win :)
    jslbrown2009 at aol dot com

  6. Joyce and Jim Lavene are two of the most creative authors. The combination of their ideas for a cozy mystery keep me constantly interested in what is to come next. If you like this series, you need to check out their other series.

  7. I enjoy reading about Dae and her crew and I need something for July 4th!!!

  8. I have missed this series in their group of wonderful books! Thanks for the info and chance to win!

  9. Thanks for having us here on the blog tour, Shelley! And a tip for your readers - Dae's Christmas Past - last year's Missing Pieces mystery - is free today at Amazon!

  10. Thanks for having us here on the blog tour, Shelley! And a tip for your readers - Dae's Christmas Past - last year's Missing Pieces mystery - is free today at Amazon!

  11. I haven't read this series but have some of their others.
    I will give this series a try. Sounds interesting.

  12. I have not read this series but I would love to do so. Thanks for the opportunity!

  13. Thanks, Shelley! This is a great series and I love the psychic abilities of Dae and her friend, Mary Catherine!

  14. This series sounds captivating and special. Thanks for this great giveaway. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

  15. What a great series which I would enjoy. Many thanks. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

  16. Getting ready to start this series.

  17. Love all of your books!

  18. I love Jim and Joyce's books, but I haven't read this series. I sure plan to!

  19. I just started this series, so I have some serious binge-reading to do to catch up!!
    thank you for the giveaway........

    cyn209 at juno dot com

  20. This is a new series for me. I must add it to my TBR list!

    lag110 at mchsi dot com

  21. Thanks for the chance to win :)

  22. I would love to read this...

  23. I love this series.

    kaye dot killgore at comcast dot net


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