Author Julie Seedorf

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

A WATERY DEATH
Blog Tour
and
Giveaway!


I'm so happy to be a stop on 
authors Joyce & Jim Lavene's blog tour for
A WATERY DEATH
Book 7 in the Missing Pieces Mystery series


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. Whispers of unusual sea creatures surround Lucky’s death. It isn’t the first time that mermaids have been seen in Duck, but it’s the first time one of them has been accused of murder. Mayor Dae O’Donnell has her hands full with setting up the parade, convincing her friend Trudy she shouldn’t call off her wedding, and getting her shop, Missing Pieces, ready for the summer crowd. Dae doesn’t ask to be involved in Lucky’s death, but she can’t ignore it. If someone from the sea isn’t his killer, who is? And will he or she strike again to lay the blame on the town’s watery visitors?

Available now!


MY REVIEW

For those of you who haven’t read this series, you’d be doing yourself a favor to do so. I only follow a handful of cozy series that have any sort of a paranormal feel to them. Or as I like to call them…Paracozies. Out of the ones I do follow, most of them are by Joyce & Jim Lavene. These authors have a wonderful flare for making the paranormal feel like every day, common place occurrences.

Every trip I take to Duck, North Carolina, courtesy of the Lavene’s Missing Pieces Mystery series, is better than the trip before. But this visit was truly enchanting and adventurous. After all, what could be more exciting than a mermaid and a ship’s captain who is just like every romantic hero from a high seas adventure story. Perhaps a mermaid killing that sexy sea captain? Honestly, there was so intrigue in this book, I found myself literally holding my breath.

In my opinion, A WATERY DEATH is the best installment in this series to date. As far as creating a must read story, the Lavene’s raise the bar on themselves with every new book they write.

A WATERY DEATH is a fun summer read for die hard fans of the Missing Pieces Mystery series and to new comers alike. And don’t worry new readers, you won’t feel lost starting the series with this book, but once you’re done reading, it will make you want to go back and start the series from the beginning.  




A Mermaid Quiz
from Joyce & Jim Lavene

Here’s a quiz about mermaids, like Lilly and Tovi in our new Missing Pieces mystery, A Watery Death!

 Mermaids have been seen down through the centuries by sailors and others. 

Take the quiz and get two points for every correct answer. 

If you get the most points, you win a print copy of 
A WATERY DEATH, 
a cozy mystery with mermaids!  
(In the case of a tie, a winner will be picked by random draw.) 
Please leave your answers in the comments section.

Here we go. Good Luck! 

1. Name a movie with a mermaid in it?

2. Name a book with a mermaid in it?

3. What popular Florida Attraction boasts live mermaids?

4. What well-known company uses a mermaid as its logo?

5. What European town plays host to a famous statue of a mermaid?

6. What marine animal was frequently mistaken for a mermaid by sailors?

7. Name a famous merman?

8. When was the last famous sighting of a mermaid?

Note from Lisa: Comments that do not have quiz answers in them will be posted today, Tuesday 8.

Comments that do have quiz answers in them, will be posted tomorrow, Wednesday 9, after a winner has been drawn.

Answers must be left before 11:59 pm EST Tuesday night or they will not be counted.
(Don't worry that you can't see your comment, I'll be able to see it.
 And as I said above, it will be posted tomorrow.) 

The Authors
Joyce and Jim Lavene write award-winning, best-selling mystery and urban fantasy fiction as themselves, J.J. Cook, and Ellie Grant. They have written and published more than 70 novels for Harlequin, Penguin, Amazon, and Simon and Schuster 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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SOLUTIONS!

1. Drape Expectations

2. Fatal Reservations

3. The Royal Assassin

4. Suspicion at Seven

5. Macaroni and Freezer

19 comments:

  1. Happy Tuesday, Lisa! And thanks for having us here today on your blog! We're so excited to be here!

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    1. I'm always excited to have you both here! Loved A WATERY DEATH!

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  2. Congrats on the new release to those two awesome writers!

    1. Splash
    2. Forgive my Fins
    3. Disney World?? Does Ariel count!!??
    4. Chicken of the Sea
    5. Copenhagen. My friend took her kids there!
    6. Manatee
    7. Aquaman
    8. No idea!!

    Thanks!
    JHolden955(at)gmail(dot)com

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  3. Okay so my answers are "Mermaids"', "Between the Sea &Sky" by Dolamore, Weeki Wachee Springs, Starbucks, Copenhagen, Manatee, Triton, and February 2012 in Zimnanwe. thanks for the chance.

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  4. The movie with a mermaid- splash. Starbucks uses a mermaid. The book Sleeping with the fishes by Maryjanice Davidson has a mermaid in it.
    Moonbay7399@gmail.com

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  5. Candace W, Jeannie D, and JHolden, your comments came through. Thank you!

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  6. 1. Name a movie with a mermaid in it? The Little Mermaid and Mermaids

    2. Name a book with a mermaid in it? The Little Mermaid and 232 more at B&N

    3. What popular Florida Attraction boasts live mermaids? Weeki Watchie also Silverton Casino in Las Vegas

    4. What well-known company uses a mermaid as its logo? Starbucks use the mermaid as their logo - although Starbucks actually officially call it by it's proper name - a Siren, not a mermaid.

    5. What European town plays host to a famous statue of a mermaid? Copenhagen Denmark

    6. What marine animal was frequently mistaken for a mermaid by sailors? A Manatee

    7. Name a famous merman? Triton, son of Poseidon and Amphitrite

    8. When was the last famous sighting of a mermaid? There have been two notable sightings of mermaids in recent years. In 2012 a group of workers in Zimbabwe refused to work on two different reservoirs because they said that the mermaid creatures were forcing them away from the sites and wouldn't leave them alone. Another incident happened on a Sri Lankan beach, where there was supposedly a corpse of a mermaid discovered washed onto shore.

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  7. Thanks, Lisa! Loved your review! I loved A Watery Death, too.

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    1. Hi Pat. Thanks! It's a great series and A WATERY DEATH is the best so far!

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  8. kmt1976 you comment came through. Thank you!

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  9. Joyce and Jim Lavene always have great books. All the series they write will keep the reader's attention. Answers for the quiz are as follows:
    1. Splash with Darryl Hannah
    2. The Rising by Terra Harmony
    3. Weeki Wachee
    4. Starbucks
    5. Warsaw
    6. Manatee
    7. Triton
    8. Corpse of mermaid on beach of Sri Lanka in 2012.

    Hope I'm lucky.

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  10. Robin Coxon, your comment came through. Thank you!

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  11. Not sure of some but it was fun trying for a book that I really would love to win. Thank you.

    1. The Little Mermaid
    2. The Mermaids and the Mermaid and Mermen
    3. Weeki Wachee Spring
    4. Starbucks
    5. Copenhagen
    6. The Manatee
    7. Triton
    8. Deersun Mermaid

    Thank you.
    Cynthia B.

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  12. Cynthia B, your comment came through. Thank you!

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  13. 1, Splash
    2, Forgive My Fins and A Watery Grave
    3, Weeki Wachee Springs
    4. Starbucks
    5. Copenhagen, Denmark
    6, Manatee
    7. Triton, son of Poseidon and Amphitrite
    8. Kiryat Yam in Israel in 2009

    ElaineE246 at msn dot com

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  14. I like the way you did this. No cheating!

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  15. Elaine Klingbeil, your comment came through. Thank you!

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