Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Blog Tour- Braking for Bodies by Duffy Brown

I love this series and am so happy to be part of this tour. Duffy Brown's new book in the Cycle Path Mystery is out today. Braking for Bodies is the second one in the series and it was a fantastic read.

Series: A Cycle Path Mystery (Book 2)
Mass Market Paperback: 304 pages
Publisher: Berkley (April 5, 2016)
Language: English


Evie Bloomfield puts the pedal to the metal—in the latest Cycle Path mystery from the national bestselling author of Geared for the Grave.

Moving from Los Angeles to small, picturesque Mackinac Island to work in a bike shop might seem crazy, but Evie knows it’s the best decision she’s ever made.

Duffy Brown takes us back to visit Mackinac Island where the Lilac Festival is soon to start. Evie is busier than her normal day so when the murder of Peep Perry takes place, Evie wants to do what she can to help solve the case and get things moving for the festival. This fast-paced charming whodunit is sure to get you into the spring mode. The cast of characters are so welcoming and the story keeps you interested from the very first page.You won't want to stop reading this one once you pick it up.

Guest Post:

Lucky Charms…in or out?

Many people believe in lucky charms! And no, I’m not talking about the cereal! A real lucky charm can be anything that brings you good luck and good fortune.

Some common lucky charms you may have heard of are 4-leaf clovers, horseshoes, rabbit’s foot, etc.! But realistically, people’s lucky charms range from one end of the spectrum to the other. It doesn’t really matter what your lucky charm is – as long as you believe it brings you luck!

So why does it bring you luck? Maybe someone told you it did. For example in Braking for Bodies:

“What’s with the garlic and bottle of olive oil?” I asked Fiona when I bumped into her, the two of us heading down the ferry dock crowded with tourists visiting Mackinac Island. “Spaghetti for dinner and I’m invited?”

“The devil himself in three inch lifts is on that ferry.” Fiona growled. “And Irish Donna said garlic and holy oil got rid of evil forces. I figured olive oil marked extra virgin was about as holy as I could get on short notice.”

So for Fiona the good luck charm is garlic and holy...sort of...oil to get rid of the jerk coming in on the ferry. On more than one occasion Irish Donna gives characters in the story her four-leaf clover necklace to protect them when they are in trouble.

And Irish Donna is not alone in the lucky charm department. In baseball many of the players always stop over the base lines. Colin Farrell. Heidi Klum designed a four-leaf clover as the logo of her clothes line and it brought nothing but bad luck. Cameron Diaz wears a lucky horseshoe necklace given to her by a friend to ward off old age. Tiger Woods has a red shirt that brings him luck.

Personally I think I’m bad luck for the Cincinnati Bengals football team...I watch and they lose. I don’t watch and they win! They should pay me not to watch the game. I’m not a lucky person. I don’t win raffles or prizes. My grandparents were amazingly lucky. They always came home from Vegas winners.

My daughter felt that there was a bad vibe in her house and cleansed it by burning sage. I have no idea if it worked but it smelled great. A friend of mine says that his lucky charm is a special $1 bill that his kids signed on a past birthday and he carries in his wallet.

Good luck charms, talismans, rituals come in all shapes and sizes so my questrion to you is do you have a lucky charm? Is there a ritual you believe in like tossing salt over your shoulder or never walking under a ladder?

About This Author

While others girls dreamed of dating Brad Pitt, Duffy Brown longed to take Sherlock Holmes to the prom. Today she conjures up who-done-it stories for Berkley Prime Crime and has two series, the national bestselling Consignment Shop Mysteries set in Savannah and the Cycle Path Mysteries on Mackinac Island.

Author Links:

Webpage – www.DuffyBrown.com
Facebook – www.facebook.com/authorduffybrown
Twitter – https://twitter.com/DuffyBrownCozy
Pinterest – https://www.pinterest.com/duffybrown/

Giveaway: Want a chance to win this tote bag? Leave a comment and email below to be entered.


  1. Mackinac Island is a wonderful tourist attraction and now a great place for a mystery series. I love the aspect of including a simple bike shop in it too. Cute tote bag that I am sure will bring lots of conversation starters. robeader53@yahoo.com

    1. There are no cars on Mackinac so bikes and horses rule the day...and the roadway. Of course the horses win. LOL MI is amazing.

  2. I am looking forward to visiting Mackinac Island! Sounds like another great adventure by Duffy Brown! Thanks for the cute tote giveaway.

    1. Thanks for stopping by. Hiding a body is always an adventure. LOL

  3. I was a biker in my youth, toodling around the riverbank for a bit of fresh air and exercise. The setting, Mackinac Island, is a wonderful 'newness' I'm looking forward too. And, Duffy Brown, is a fav author.

    1. You would absolutely love Mackinac Island. It is bike heaven with no cars. Bikers heaven.

  4. I had some angel earrings that I used to wear, and I used to touch the roof of my car when I went over railroad tracks or through a yellow light -- don't know where I learned that one! Braking for Bodies is definitely going on my TBR pile -- how can you lose with a book set in Makinac Island? Congrats on your release day! bobandcelia@sbcglobal.net

    1. Thank you, Celia! I truly appreciate it. Love the angel earrings. What fun. Oh go be young again. I think we need a convertible! LOL Hugs, Duffy

  5. When I was in grade school I felt that some of my dresses were lucky and if I wore the right one, the book orders would come that day. Book order day was the best day of the month! (Thanks for the tote you have already sent me.)


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