Sunday, May 24, 2020


I'm so happy to be a stop on the book tour for
Book 2 in the Tea and Tarot Mysteries
by Kirsten Weiss

Abigail and Hyperion uncork a murder…

Tea and Tarot room owner Abigail Beanblossom is used to running interference for her socially-awkward former boss, tech billionaire Razzzor. So when he invites her on a stakeout to investigate the sale of counterfeit wine from his latest venture – an upscale winery – she barrels on in. But the two stumble across the corpse of a wine merchant, and new wine in old bottles is now the least of their problems.

Good thing amateur detectives Abigail and her partner, tarot reader Hyperion Night, have a nose for murder. Their investigation takes them from elegant wine cellars to chic tea parties on the California coast. But just as the investigation starts to get its legs, Abigail discovers there’s more than wine at the bottom of this crime…

Hostage to Fortune is book 2 in the Tea and Tarot cozy mystery series. Start reading this hilariously cozy caper today!

Tearoom recipes in the back of the book.



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Winner will be chosen after June 2 at the end of the tour.

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

LKBR:  Thank you for joining us today, Kirsten.

KW: Thanks for inviting me!

LKBR: Please tell us a bit about Hostage to Fortune.

KW: It’s a comic cozy mystery, featuring Abigail Beanblossom and Hyperion Night, two friends and business partners who run a Tea and Tarot room in a small, California beach town. And of course, there’s a murder, which neither can resist sticking their nose into. Abigail is very by-the-book, and Hyperion is an “anything goes” sort of person, so things get pretty wild, pretty fast.

LKBR: What are you plans for this series?

KW: My plan is to keep writing it! I love these two characters. They bounce off each other well and are a delight to write.

LKBR: Are you working on any new projects?

KW: I’m working on book 3 in the Tea and Tarot series, and I don’t have a name for it yet. But it will answer some questions about Brik and about Abigail’s parents.

LKBR: When did you first know you wanted to be a writer?

KW: Since I was a kid. I was a huge fan of Nancy Drew, and when I quickly realized becoming a girl detective wasn’t in the cards, I switched my dream to becoming a mystery writer. But there was a long delay between that realization and actually becoming a writer.

LKBR: Was getting your first book published everything you thought it would be? The feelings? The process?

KW: That’s a good question, because I’m not sure what I thought it would be. I think I thought it would be a lot easier. Once I got published, everything would fall into place. But the book industry has changed quite a bit, so there’s a lot more work on the back-end, after the book is published, than I expected. Fortunately, I enjoy it, even if I’m frequently baffled by it.

LKBR: How did you handle it when changes were made to your first manuscript? I don’t have a thick skin, so I know how I would have felt.

KW: I flinch a bit at every edit! But my editors have the readers’ best interests at heart, and it’s very rare that I’ll disagree with an editorial suggestion.

LKBR: What is your favorite part of being a writer?

KW: I love the creativity. I love being able to create new worlds to escape to. It’s fun!

LKBR: Have you ever read a book that has stayed with you long after reading it?

KW: So many. The Historian, by Elizabeth Kostovo, Harry Potter, anything by Patricia Briggs…

LKBR: Why are reviews, good or bad, so important to authors?

KW: Readers like to see that other people have read the book. It’s called “social proof” – like when you see a line of people outside a restaurant, and then “know” it’s a good restaurant. (Though in honesty, I’m one of those weirdos who thinks the restaurant will be annoyingly crowded, so I avoid those restaurants). But book reviews are still important to readers!

LKBR: On what sites do you recommend readers leave their reviews?

KW: Whatever site they bought the book on, though Goodreads is a great place for reviews too.

LKBR: If you could spend one hour with a reader, what would you want to talk about?

KW: I’d want to talk about the reader – who are they, what do they care about? That’s what makes a fun conversation.

LKBR: Thank you so much, Kirsten for letting us get to know you better!

LW: Thank you, Lisa!

About Kirsten Weiss

Kirsten Weiss has never met a dessert she didn’t like, and her guilty pleasures are watching Ghost Whisperer re-runs and drinking red wine. The latter gives her heartburn, but she drinks it anyway.

Now based in Colorado Springs, CO, she writes genre-blending cozy mystery, supernatural and steampunk suspense, mixing her experiences and imagination to create vivid worlds of fun and enchantment.

If you like funny cozy mysteries, check out her Pie Town, Tea and Tarot , Paranormal Museum and Wits’ End books. If you’re looking for some magic with your mystery, give the Witches of Doyle, Riga Hayworth and Rocky Bridges books a try. And if you like steampunk, the Sensibility Grey series might be for you.

Kirsten sends out original short stories of mystery and magic to her mailing list. If you’d like to get them delivered straight to your inbox, make sure to sign up for her newsletter at

Feel free to follow her on Twitter @KirstenWeiss, on Tumblr at kweiss01, on Pinterest at KirstenWeiss, or on Bookbub, get in touch on Facebook, post a picture of this book to Instagram and tag her @kirstenweissauthor, or send her an email. She’ll answer you personally…which may be a good or a bad thing, depending on your perspective.

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the Doyle Witch and Doyle Cozy mystery novels, 
the Riga Hayworth paranormal mysteries.
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  1. Thank you for the interview with Kirsten Weiss and for being part of the book tour for "HOSTAGE TO FORTUNE".

    Great sounding book that I would love the opportunity to read.
    2clowns at arkansas dot net