Wednesday, January 24, 2018


I'm so excited to be a stop on the 
blog tour for author
Lena Gregory
and her new book
Book 1 in the All-Day Breakfast Café Mysteries

For Florida diner owner Gia Morelli, there's no such thing as too much breakfast-unless it kills you . . .
When Gia Morelli's marriage falls apart, she knows it's time to get out of New York. Her husband was a scam artist who swindled half the millionaires in town, and she doesn't want to be there when they decide to take revenge. On the spur of the moment, she follows her best friend to a small town in Central Florida, where she braves snakes, bears, and giant spiders to open a cheery little diner called the All-Day Breakfast Cafe. Owning a restaurant has been her lifelong dream, but it turns into a nightmare the morning she opens her dumpster and finds her ex-husband crammed inside. As the suspect du jour, Gia will have to scramble fast to prove her innocence before a killer orders another cup of murder . . .


Winners will be chosen after February 5
at the end of the tour

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USA only

Enter using the Rafflecopter form at the end of this post.

This giveaway is through Great Escape Book Tours, not Lisa Ks Book Reviews.

·  Book Excerpt

Another customer entered.

Since Willow was in the middle of taking an order, Gia turned around and went to seat him. A couple of minutes to cool off might be just what she needed.

“Good morning.” She forced a smile.


The unmistakable New York accent caught her off guard, and she faltered.

“Uh…I mean, um…” She shook her head. She was going to have to get a grip on herself. She couldn’t break out in a cold sweat every time someone from New York walked into her shop. A lot of New Yorkers vacationed in Florida every year, many of them owning homes in both places. “Sorry, I was distracted for a moment. A lot on my mind.” And the tall, muscular stranger from New York just catapulted to the top of the list.

He narrowed his eyes. “No problem.”

“Will anyone be joining you today?”

“Nope. Just me.” After studying her another moment, he smiled, crinkling the corners of his eyes—the darkest green eyes she’d ever seen, their irises surrounded by an even darker ring and framed by thick, black lashes any woman would envy.

“Would you like to sit at the counter, or would you like a table?”

“The counter is fine, thank you.”

She led him to the counter and handed him a menu. “Coffee?”

“Yes, please. Long flight.” He raked a hand through his stylishly disheveled dark hair. “Well, actually, that’s not exactly accurate. The flight wasn’t that long, the delay beforehand was.”

She laughed. “From New York?”

He shot her a charmingly crooked grin. “How’d you guess?”

“Hmm… I can’t imagine what gave it away.” Some of her tension eased. “So, what brings you to Florida?”

“A little business.” He leaned closer and lowered his voice to a husky whisper. “Hopefully, a little pleasure.”



Author Lena Gregory has served up a wonderful first course in her All-Day Breakfast Café Mystery series.

I was hungry for this series the moment I heard about it! I mean, an All-Day Breakfast Café? That’s my kind of place to eat! So, I had very high hopes going into SCONE COLD KILLER. I wasn’t disappointed.

I enjoyed the setting, and could vividly picture the café in my mind. The eclectic cast of characters made for an interesting read. I enjoyed most of them. There is one character that I’m still unsure about, but am withholding judgment until the next book in the series. I look forward to seeing how all the characters grow, and how author Gregory fleshes them out.

An easy, flowing read, I flew through this tale quickly in one setting. The mystery was tight, and well done. I thought I had it figured out, only to find I had missed an important clue, and guessed wrong. So, that made for a surprising ending for me.

SCONE COLD KILLER is story cozy fans are sure to love. And the All-Day Breakfast Café Mysteries will certainly be on your must read list! 


About Lena

Lena Gregory lives in a small town on the south shore of eastern Long Island with her husband and three children. When she was growing up, she spent many lazy afternoons on the beach, in the yard, anywhere she could find to curl up with a good book. She loves reading as much now as she did then, but she now enjoys the added pleasure of creating her own stories. 
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  1. Thanks, Lisa! Happy Wednesday, to you.

  2. Thanks for sharing your post Lisa. I really enjoyed this book too.

  3. Thank you for the review and being part of the book tour for "SCONE COLD KILLER". I'd very much love to read this book.
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  4. I like your comment about judging the character in the next book. Some characters are hard to like or dislike immediately.

  5. This book sounds great. I hope I get a chance to read it.

  6. I really enjoyed the description of the book. Sounds like a great start to a new series.

  7. I'd just love to read this books--it sounds great! legallyblonde1961 at yahoo dot com

  8. Thank you so much for sharing the release of Scone Cold Killer! And thank you for such a lovely review! I'm so happy you enjoyed the story :)

  9. This mystery sounds great. Thanks for the review...