Author Julie Seedorf

Thursday, February 11, 2016



Did you know that you can get 
GEARED FOR THE GRAVE 
the first book in the Cycle Path Mysteries by author 
Duffy Brown 
for only $1.99?!?!


See?
Only $1.99 for the eBook! 
Wow!


Mackinac Island is a peaceful summer resort town where everyone coasts through the streets on bicycles. But after someone sends a prominent local on her final ride, it’s up to one resourceful visitor to get things running again…
 
Hoping to shift her chances of a promotion in her favor, Evie Bloomfield heads to Mackinac Island to assist her boss’s father. Rudy Randolph has broken his leg and operating his bike shop, Rudy’s Rides, is too much to handle by himself. But Evie’s good turn only leads to more trouble…
 
After Evie’s arrival, wealthy resident Bunny Harrington dies in what looks like a freak bike accident. Upon closer inspection, Bunny’s brakes were tampered with, and now the prime suspect in her murder is also Bunny’s number one enemy: Rudy. So if Evie hopes to stay on her boss’s good side, she’ll need to steer Rudy clear of jail. Now she must quickly solve this mystery so she can put the brakes on the real killer’s plan…

Duffy is so excited about the sale on 
GEARED FOR THE GRAVE 
she decided to have a 
GIVEAWAY!


Here's what Duffy has to say about her book 
and the great prizes she's giving away!

For the next two weeks Feb 8 to Feb 21, Geared for the Grave (eReader version) is discounted from 7.99 to 1.99!!!

Geared is the first book in my Cycle Path mystery series with the second book, Braking for Bodies out in April.

So, here’s a little bit of what’s going on...

Evie Bloomfield is in desperate need of bragging rights for the upcoming Christmas holiday. Her over-achieving brother and sister and even her parents do it right all the time while Evie’s stuck on the bottom run of a design job in Chicago. She seriously needs a raise and a promotion.

So, to get on her boss’ attention Evie does what we all would do...suck up to the boss. She volunteers to leave Chicagoland to help her boss’ dad who owns a bike shop on Mackinac Island and has broken his leg. This sounds like a sold plan until... 

“Bunny?” I called out into the night.
Heart rattling around in my chest, I crept though the bushes. Leaves crunched under foot and I tried to remember to breathe. Maybe Bunny fell asleep and didn’t hear me calling, or maybe she was just enjoying the moonlit view over the lake. Bunny’s eyes were wide open all right, but they weren’t looking at the view. They weren’t looking at anything. They were cold, vacant, dead.

My legs went to jelly and I crumpled to the ground. I’d lived all my life in Chicago and never came across a dead person, yet here I was on Mackinac Island in the middle of freaking nowhere sitting next to a corpse named Bunny. Next time I wanted to impress my parents I’d stay home and buy them theater tickets.

           And to make matter even worse, Dad, who Evie came to help, is now accused of the murder. Just an FYI here...having the boss’ dad accused of murder is no way to get a promotion.

To save her job and help the innocent dad, Evie takes over the failing shop. Can Chicago Evie survive life on an eight-mile chunk of land with no cars, lots of horses, bikes, fudge-eating tourists, the resident sage writing her eulogy and a killer who wants her dead?

Evie's willing to do just about anything to avoid her parent’s look of disappointment so what about you? Did you join the choir to please your parents though you hate show tunes? Take chemistry in high school because your dad’s a science guy?

I’ll give away two totes from the answers and a Crime Scene scarf. I have one and looove it!

Hugs, Duffy Brown


Get your discounted copy of Geared for the Grave:




Check out the cool tote bag and scarf 
Duffy is giving away....

  

All you have to do for a chance to win either one of these great prizes is leave a comment before 11:59 pm today, about what you have done or would do just to please your parents. 
Duffy will choose winners from the comments. 
(Make sure to leave your email so Duffy can contact you)


For those of you who have read 
GEARED FOR THE GRAVE 
I know you're looking forward to 
book two in the series  
BRAKING FOR BODIES


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. That’s not to say she’s gotten rid of all her stress; after all, the upcoming Lilac Festival has everyone in town riding in circles.
 
But things really go downhill when a ferry full of tourists—including Evie’s friend Fiona’s former boss, the editor of a sleazy rag in LA—arrives on the island. No one knows why Peephole Perry came all the way to Mackinac, but things aren’t looking good for Fiona when Peep is found dead. Now Evie has to gear up and get a grip on the truth if she wants to clear her friend’s name...

Your wait is almost over. 
BRAKING FOR BODIES 
releases April 5!
Pre-order your copy now!


Don't forget to leave a comment 
for a chance to win!

     


41 comments:

  1. Such a fun post thank you & fun books to read.

    marypres(AT)gmail(DOT)com

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  2. To please my parents, I went to the college they wanted me to, staying local, rather than going out of state like I wanted to do. becky@craigmay.com

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    1. I did that too and it was a good decision for me. Never regretted it. Thanks for chatting!

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  3. I bought my copy! Thank you! Can't wait to read it. I did join drill team in grade school because my mom made me. In the end I enjoyed it. Love the scarf!
    angelhwk68@yahoo.com

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    1. Thanks Barbara!! I really appreciate the buy. Drill Team sounds like a blast. Wish I’d been on one. The scarf is fun! LOL

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  4. I take my mom to the library (almost every week) to make her happy. I help pick out fabrics or embroidery thread colors for my mom's sewing projects. My mom "helped" me to choose my major in college.
    myrifraf(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Sounds like a great mom...and she is lucky to have you in her life. Thanks for chatting, Jenn. Hugs.

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  5. What a great deal on the first book in the series! I hope a lot of people take advantage of the price drop and check it out! And now that I'm a parent, I think there's all kinds of things I should have done to please my parents! One that comes to mind are those interminable Sunday drives we would take with my grandmother. Naturally, I would try to read in the car, instead of chatting and enjoying the scenery! Thanks so much!
    JHolden955(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. I think we don’t appreciate our parents till we are one...I know I didn’t. Wish they were around so I could tell them that. Thanks for stopping by. Hugs.

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  6. Thanks, Lisa and Duffy. I love the Braking for Bodies cover! I've previously won a tote, from Duffy, so don't include me in the giveaway. Happy Thursday.

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    1. Hil Patricia. Berkley gives me amazing covers. I love the BFB cover too. We all need to go to Mackinac and hang out. Thanks for chatting. Hugs.

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  7. Thanks for having me, Lisa!!!!!!!! Love chatting with you and the readers.

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  8. I have never moved out of state to make my mom happy. She would be lost without her grandchildren. I just bought the first book in this series. It sounds great. Thank you for the chance!
    moonbay7399@gmail.com

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    1. Hi, Candace. Grandkids are the best ever. You are forbidden to move. LOL
      Thanks for picking up Geared for the Grave. I really appreciate it. Hugs.

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  9. My dad insisted I learn typing and shorthand as there would always be a need for secretaries. I did it, but was glad I moved on from being a secretary (administrative assistant). bobbipad@gmail.com

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  10. I love the preview! In answer to your question; yes.
    I joined the church choir. I soon noticed that I couldn't Carty a tune when the other choir members were always giving me sideways glances. I felt like Barney Fythe (sp) with people edging away from me. I ended up lip synching and slowly dropped out. But,I made my father happy for a few months enen thought i detesting bring on stage in front of everyone.
    Njlinza@yahoo.com

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    1. Yeah, I did a lot of lip synching too but it was to be in choir with my friends. I cannot sing for beans. :-)

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  11. My mom insisted that I do the Miss MI pageant after I got out of the military. I did it and let me tell you going from combat boots to stilettos is not fun!

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    1. Now there’s a story!! You need to write that one. You are amazing!

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  12. I purchased the first book and I already had the second one! I love this scarf and bag! Thanks for the chance! To please my parents I enrolled my son in a school closer to them so they could spend more time with their grandson he stayed with them a few extra days during the week and sometimes spent the week there!

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    1. Thank you for the buys!!! I really appreciate it. The scarf is fun...sure gets attention. LOL. Sounds like an amazing family!!! Lucky you!

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  13. I'm not sure what I ever did to please my parents. Maybe it was staying at home until I got married which was at the age 28 one week less of turning 29. My father was old English and felt there wasn't anything I could do in an apartment that I couldn't do at home. It was frustrating at the time, but I don't regret it. robeader53@yahoo.com

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    1. Hi, Robin. I think the time we spend with our parents when we are older is really special. My daughter moved in for six weeks and I just loved it. We had a great time.

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  14. My parents have passed. My Mother was always after me to visit more. Life interfered. It was such a simple request, I feel terribly guilty now. Appreciate what you have before it's too late.

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    1. Both my parents are gone too and my husband. There are always regrets but I’m sure the good times are there too and we need to remember those. God Bless. Hugs, Duffy

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  15. Never did anything special to please my parents. I did get good grades in school. It's still hard to please my mother because she's mentally ill (but doesn't think she is).
    catbooks72(at)gmail(dot)com

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    1. Hi, Michelle, that is so difficult. I’m so sorry. Nothing worse than mental illness. Hugs, Duffy.

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  16. I was good to them, helpful and since they are both gone now I do feel that i should have done much more. elliotbencan(at)hotmail(dot)com

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    1. I think we all feel that way but the good memories do carry on. Hugs, Duffy.

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  17. I am sorry that I did not do more and feel guilty now since it is too late. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  18. When I was younger my husband and I would spend time at the local bike shop getting the latest styles, accessories, and info on places to travel. I wasn't a daredevil and preferred to bike on flat land slow enough to enjoy the scenery. My husband was more of a daredevil until he had a painful fall. But we have great memories of wonderful biking excursions.
    kat8762@aol.com

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    1. Hi Kathleen. So sorry about your husband’s fall. Nothing between you and the ground. Hope he’s doing okay. Thanks for chatting. Hugs, Duffy

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  19. I have a copy of this book and I could picture Mackinac Island while reading it. I have been there many times and need to go back soon. Great giveaway, great tote and fun scarf.
    diannekc8@gmail.com

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    1. I need to get back too. One of those places you think...Do I really have to leave? Thanks for the buy. I really appreciate it. Hugs.

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  20. I loved Geared for the Grave! I am really looking forward to Braking for Bodies.
    I tried to always be good and not do anything against the rules when I was growing up, to please my parents.
    Nice prizes!

    ElaineE246 at msn dot com

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  21. My parents never pushed me in school to take something I didn't want to. Their feelings were to excel in what I felt I could. And nothing made then prouder than when I graduated from college, something they never did.

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  22. Oh I love this! I would have to hide it from Tabitha!~ LOL As you know I enjoy all you books and cannot wait for the next one.

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  23. Get along with my sister.

    gibsonbk at hiwaay dot net

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  24. When I sent in my comment yesterday something happened and my Google account wound not sign in. But I did want to comment about pleading parents. When, I was growing up in the 50's I just remember wanting to please my parents and not feeling that I had to. I graduated second in my class because I wanted to do well for myself but I knew that it would make them happy and proud of how hard I worked. Until the day that both my parents passed away, I really think they they never felt disappointed in anything I ever did or didn't do and that got me through a lot. Love your books Duffy,
    Happy �� day. Cynthia Blain

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