Interview + Review – A Cajun Christmas Killing by Ellen Byron

 

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A Cajun Christmas Killing: A Cajun Country Mystery
by Ellen Byron

A Cajun Christmas Killing: A Cajun Country Mystery
Cozy Mystery
3rd in Series
Crooked Lane Books (October 10, 2017)
Hardcover: 304 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1683313052
E-Book ASIN: B06XW23LPG

Maggie Crozat is back home in bayou country during the most magical time of the year. In Pelican, Louisiana, Christmastime is a season of giant bonfires on the levee, zydeco carols, and pots of gumbo. Except, this year, the Grinch has come to stay at the family-run Crozat Plantation B&B. When he floods travel websites with vicious reviews, Maggie thinks she’s identified him as rival businessman Donald Baxter. That is, until he’s found stabbed to death at Maggie’s workplace. And Maggie and her loved ones become top suspects.

The Crozats quickly establish alibis, but Maggie’s boyfriend, Detective Bo Durand, remains under suspicion. With Bo sidelined during the investigation, Maggie finds herself forced to work with an unlikely ally: longtime family enemy Rufus Durand. Her sleuthing uncovers more suspects than drummers drumming, and lands her in the crosshairs of the murderer.

The sleigh bells are jingling, and the clock is ticking for Maggie and Rufus, who must catch the killer or it will be the opposite of a Joyeux Noël in A Cajun Christmas Killing, the recipe-stuffed third installment of USA Today bestselling author Ellen Byron’s Cajun Country mysteries.

My Review:
4 out of 5 stars

I absolutely love this series. I’ve grown to really love the Crozat family and some of the other supporting characters in this book.

I love the way Louisiana is described. The detail described in the book allows you to picture everything as if you were there yourself, and since I’ve never been to Louisiana, that just makes the experience that much better for me. I also love the recipes that are included with each book and will be trying them out soon!

The mystery in this one had me stumped. My suspicion kept jumping from one person to the next and ended up being someone I didn’t expect. The mystery was very well written and there were plenty of suspects to choose from.

I’m looking forward to reading more books from this series in the future.

 

Interview with Ellen Byron:

  1. Tell us a little about yourself.
    I’m from New York, went to school in New Orleans, and live in Los Angeles, which is weird because I LOVE the rain and miss it very much. But when I decided to transition from being a playwright to being a television writer, I had to move west. There’s very little TV work in NYC, especially in sitcoms, which was my focus. I wound up working on shows like WINGS and JUST SHOOT ME.
  2.  How long have you been writing?
    Since the early 1980s. My first play was a one-act called GRACELAND that was presented as part of the Actors Theatre of Louisville Shorts Festival in 1982. It was published after that, and I was off and running. In addition to my published plays, I was a freelance magazine writer specializing in entertainment. I wrote a lot of celebrities overcoming obstacles stories for magazines like Redbook.
  3.  Tell us about your books.
    My Cajun Country Mystery series takes place in – wait for it! – Cajun Country. My protagonist, Magnolia “Maggie” Crozat, has returned home to the small, picturesque town of Pelican, Louisiana, after living and working as an artist in New York City. She helps out at her family’s plantation turned B&B, and works as a tour guide at Doucet Plantation, which her mother’s family once owned and donated to the state. For a bucolic little town, there are a lot of murders, and Maggie’s finely tuned visual acuity helps solve them. She meets a hot new detective in town, Bo Durand, and they develop a relationship. Bo has a seven-year-old son with Asperger’s Syndrome who Maggie becomes very close to. Oh, and each book has recipes inspired by Cajun cuisine.

4. Do you have a certain writing process or routine?
I generally create what I call a fluid outline before I start writing a book. This is where I lay out the bones of the story, plus great beats and lines I’ve come up with thinking about it. I call it fluid because it may change – at least chapters might. I’ve found that the story pretty much stays true to my original outline. In terms of writing, I force myself to do it for at least fifteen minutes a day. Of course, I end up writing much longer. But on days when it’s harder – when the muse just doesn’t show up – at least I have the satisfaction of working for those fifteen minutes.

5. Who has been your favorite character to write so far?
I have to favorite characters to write for, besides Maggie, my protagonist. I love writing Grandmere, because she’s smart and witty, yet has a bit of Maggie Smith from Downtown Abbey in her. Ad I love writing criminal defense lawyer Quentin MacIlhoney. He’s just so good-humored and affable. I wish I could get him in there more!
Least favorite?
It can be hard writing Maggie’s parents, Tug and Ninette. But I’m really excited because I gave them a really fun b-story – that’s TV talk for secondary story or subplot – in the fourth book, MARDI GRAS MURDER. That’ll be out in 2019.

6. Did you always know that you wanted to be an author?
No, I wanted to be an actress! I’m embarrassed to even say that now. I got a theatre degree from Tulane University in New Orleans, then returned to my hometown, NYC, to pursue acting. I did that for about four years, but only landed small roles and voiceover work. I joined Actors Equity Association, and had to give up non-union work. That’s what drove me to writing plays. I was bored. So I wrote a play my friends and I could do. It was chosen for a reading at a theatre company, and I couldn’t be in it and the rewrites needed. So a playwright-journalist-tv writer-novelist was born. But my dad was in advertising – he was a real-life Mad Man – so writing was in the genes. Both of my brothers are also writers.

7. Do you have another job or do you write full time?
I’ve been a full-time writer pretty much ever since I started. The only other thing I ever did was teach playwriting and writing courses.

 

 

 

 

8. Do you have any advice for aspiring authors?
Write! Seriously. I write because I have to more than I want to. I can’t not write. It’s all I want to do. But it’s a tough, erratic life. So really gauge if it’s truly your passion. Then find other writers to hang out with. Start a writers group or join one. If you want to write a particular genre, find the organizations that support it. I belong to local chapters of Mystery Writers of America and Sisters in Crime, and they’ve been phenomenally helpful.

9. What genre do you like to read?
Mysteries! I also like non-fiction. I love Erik Larson’s books. I.e., The Devil in the White City.

10. What do you like to do in your spare time?
Play with my dogs. And I’m craftsy. I needlepoint, make jewelry. I also spend a ridiculous amount of time on Facebook. I go down that wormhole way too often.

11. Are you working on anything right now?
I just turned in the fourth book in my series, MARDI GRAS MURDER, and I’m waiting to see if the publisher wants me to write more Cajun Country Mysteries. I sure hope so! In the meantime, I’m writing a stand-alone mystery inspired by the 1933 disappearance of my grandfather, who was a low-level Jewish mobster.

 

 

 

 

 


About The Author

Body on the Bayou, the second in Ellen’s Cajun Country Mystery series, won the Left Coast Crime Lefty Award for Best Humorous Mystery, and was nominated for a Best Contemporary Novel Agatha Award. Her debut book in the series, Plantation Shudders, made the USA Today Bestsellers list, and was nominated for Agatha, Lefty, and Daphne awards. Ellen is also a recipient of a William F. Deeck-Malice Domestic Grant from the Malice Domestic Convention. Her TV credits include Wings, Still Standing, and Just Shoot Me, as well as network and cable pilots. As a journalist, she’s written over 200 magazine articles for national publications. Her plays, published by Dramatists Play Service, include the popular Graceland and Asleep on the Wind. A native New Yorker and graduate of Tulane University, Ellen lives in the Los Angeles area with her husband, daughter, and the family’s spoiled rescue dogs.

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Release Blitz + Review – Birthquake by BL Berry

Cover Design: Najla Qamber Designs

Release Date: September 21, 2017

Synopsis

WARNING: Highly prone to spontaneous fits of delirium, irrational logic and violent, unpredictable mood swings. This individual has been sober, swollen and hungry for the past nine months, so proceed with caution and handle with care. Anything said during the course of labor and delivery should not be taken seriously. Side effects may last up to eighteen years. Please consult your physician should castration occur. And never forget, this is all your fault.

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My Review:
4 out of  5 stars

I really enjoyed this book!  I haven’t read very many romantic comedies, so this was a nice treat.  Jeff and Henley are absolutely hilarious and are without a doubt perfect for each other.  That is shown from the very beginning.  One of my favorite parts about this book was how the two of them met.  Super cute!

I enjoyed Berry’s humor and laughed a lot while reading this book.  Aside from being funny though, there are (many, many) swoon worthy full-of-feels moments between Jeff and Henley and some serious moments as well.  I also enjoyed the secondary characters Tara and Cameron.  Tara was an amazing best friend to Henley.  Everyone needs a Tara in their life!!

Unconventional or not, Jeff and Henley’s story was perfect for them and I wouldn’t ask for anything else.

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BL Berry grew up telling lies. Eventually, those lies turned into elaborate stories and when she grew older she started writing them down. When she’s not hiding behind her computer writing, you can find her spending time with her family or catching up on her favorite TV shows. Rumor has it she’ll sleep when she’s dead.

Residing outside of Kansas City, she lives with her husband, two children and black pug. Each day her family thanks the makers of e-Readers, because without which they would be living amongst stacks and stacks of romance novels. Conversely, each day B.L. Berry thanks the makers of e-Readers for hiding her book-hoarding tendencies.

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Cat Got Your Secrets by Julie Chase – Review, Interview, and Giveaway!

Cat Got Your Secrets: A Kitty Couture Mystery
by Julie Chase

Cat Got Your Secrets: A Kitty Couture Mystery
Cozy Mystery
3rd in Series
Crooked Lane Books (September 12, 2017)
Hardcover: 320 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1683312833
E-Book ASIN: B06XVWR8Q9

Lacy Marie Crocker has settled into a comfortable groove back home in New Orleans, and with Valentine’s Day right around the corner, she’s busier than ever running a thriving pet boutique, helping her mother organize the upcoming National Pet Pageant, and untangling her complicated love life. But when delivering a king-sized order of dreidel-shaped doggy biscuits for a Saint Berdoodle’s bark-mitzvah, Lacy stumbles into yet another murder scene—and the last person to see the victim alive was her own father.

It’s up to Lacy to clear her dad’s name from the suspect list before Detective Jack Oliver has to cage him for good. But just when she starts pawing at the truth, she receives a threatening letter from a mysterious blackmailer bent on silencing her with her own secrets. And Lacy’s not the only one with bones in her closet.

My Review:
3 out of 5 stars

The mystery in this book starts right from the beginning and intertwines with a storyline from the previous book. I had my suspicions about who the killer was but ended up being wrong. The killer turned out to be someone I didn’t suspect at all and I love being stumped so that was fun. What’s the point in a mystery if you’re able to figure out who the killer is yourself, right? It’s not supposed to be easy to figure out. 🙂

I liked getting to see more from secondary characters like Scarlet and Imogene. Penelope and Spot provided a lot of laughs during this book. I can picture my cat doing silly things like riding around on a Roomba so that provided a lot of entertainment value.

It’s been a while since I read the second book in this series, and while I enjoyed that one, I didn’t seem to like this one quite as much. I found Lacy to be a little more immature and dramatic in this book. She comes across a lot younger than she actually is. It also bothered me a little that she didn’t seem all that concerned with the death threats that she received. I did like that we got a little more information about Lacy’s past in this book and that we got to see her repair her strained relationship with her mother.

*I received a copy of this book via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

 

Interview with author Julie Chase:

  1. Tell us a little about yourself. I am Julie Anne Lindsey, writing as Julie Chase. I’m a full-time author and mother to three awesome kids ages 14, 11 and 9. We live in small town Ohio and have a great time here. When I’m not with my family, you’ll find me at my desk writing or somewhere quiet with my nose in a book.
  2. How long have you been writing? I started writing in 2010 with absolutely no idea how to do it. I just opened a search engine and typed “How to write a book.” I’ve been working on that ever since.
  3. Tell us about your books. The Kitty Couture Mysteries are a cozy mystery series set in New Orleans’s beautiful Garden District. My heroine, Lacy Marie Crocker, is from one of the district’s wealthiest families, though she’s determined to live life her way, on her own dime, much to her socialite mother’s dismay. Lacy has a fashion degree, but she uses it to make custom clothing and costume for pets. She’s got a heart of gold. A quick wit and charm that I can only aspire to, and a family almost as whacky as mine. In each of my Kitty Couture stories, Lacy is faced with a murder that needs solving to clear her name or a loved one’s name, and she does it in the most fantastic ways.
  4. Do you have a certain writing process or routine?  Yes! I’m dedicated outliner. I found that pantsing and “winging it” was fun but impractical with three busy kids and a life, so once I got serious about publication, I set up an action plan to finish novels. Good ones. Now, I spend about two weeks perfecting the story in outline format, then I begin writing one chapter a day until the novel is finished – about 28 writing days later. I reread the finished project with a critical eye, do some light cleanup, then the completed work goes to my editor/agent or wherever it was meant to go. The process streamlines an otherwise messy process and keeps me moving forward. I love it!
  5. Did you always know that you wanted to be an author?No. Until that fateful google search in 2010, I had no idea that anyone who wanted to be published could be. I thought authors needed a certain degree or a job with a publishing house. Honestly, I’d never given authoring much thought. My degree in psychology. I’d originally planned to work with young girls and women as a counselor. You know what they say about the plans we make….
  6. Do you have another job or do you write full time?I’m thrilled to say writing has become my full-time job. I write about 60 hours a week.
  7. Do you have any advice for aspiring authors? Yes. Keep going. No one will do it for you, and you can’t afford to listen to the naysayers. If you’re truly a writer, then you will write. I swear writers should get their own diagnosis because I’ve never met a writer who could stop once he or she started. So, keep going. You never know when you’ll write the thing that changes your life.
  8. What genre do you like to read? I read cozy mystery, romantic suspense, YA and psychological thrillers mostly, but I also read contemporary romance and poetry. I just love the written word however I can get it.
  9. What do you like to do in your spare time? I have three busy, too-young-to-drive kids and a sixty hour a week job. I really don’t have any free time right now. Though, I do enjoy sneaking in a lunch with friends.
  10. Are you working on anything right now? Yes. I’m starting a new secret series that’s still under wraps, and I’ve just completed my fifth manuscript for Harlequin Intrigue. Book one, Federal Agent Under Fire, will release in April 2018, written as myself, Julie Anne Lindsey.

Thank you so much for inviting me over to be part of your blog today! This was so much fun!

About The Author

Julie Chase is a mystery-loving pet enthusiast who hopes to make readers smile. She lives in rural Ohio with her husband and three spunky children. Julie is a member of the International Thriller Writers, Romance Writers of America, and Sisters in Crime. She is represented by Jill Marsal of Marsal Lyon Literary Agency.Julie also writes as Julie Anne Lindsey. Learn more about Julie Anne Lindsey here.

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Release Blitz – This is Beautiful by Kennedy Fox

Title: Checkmate: This is Beautiful
Series: Checkmate Duet Series (Logan & Kayla, #2)
Author: Kennedy Fox
Designer & Photographer: Sara Eirew
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Trope: Second-Chance Romance
Release Date: September 19, 2017
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The anticipated conclusion of the Logan & Kayla saga in the Checkmate Duet Series from duo of romance authors under the USA Today bestselling author pseudonym, Kennedy Fox!

This second-chance romance will have you gasping and cheering this two on from the first to the last page! Are you ready to play the final game?

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Kayla Sinclair is a saint and real life Angel.
She wears her heart on her sleeve and inspires me to be a better person.
Rescuing dogs, feeding the homeless, volunteering at the local food pantry are just a few of the ways she gives back to others, although no one has ever been there for her.
Falling for her was inevitable, losing her will destroy me.

Letting someone in didn’t come easy, but she made me want to try for the first time in years.
Her bubbling personality and kind spirit make it impossible to forget a girl like her.
But when tragedy strikes and she loses all memory that our relationship ever existed, my worst nightmare comes to life.

I’ll do anything to remind her of the love we shared. I know it’ll be an uphill battle, but I won’t walk away without a fight. Whoever said all is fair in love and war never played by my rules.

Checkmate, Angel.

*Recommend for ages 18+ due to sexual content and adult language.*

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Guest Post – Body on Baker Street by Vicki Delany

Body on Baker Street: A Sherlock Holmes Bookshop Mystery
by Vicki Delany


Body on Baker Street: A Sherlock Holmes Bookshop Mystery
Cozy Mystery
2nd in Series
Crooked Lane Books (September 12, 2017)
Hardcover: 304 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1683312994
E-Book ASIN: B06XW3K7F5

Gemma Doyle and Jayne Wilson are busy managing the Sherlock Holmes Bookshop and Emporium on Baker Street and adjoining Mrs. Hudson’s Tea Room in anticipation of the store’s upcoming book signing with the illustrious Renalta Van Markoff, author of the controversial Hudson and Holmes mystery series. But during the author Q&A session, dedicated Sherlockian Donald Morris verbally attacks Renalta and her series for disgracing Sherlock’s legacy, only to be publicly humiliated when the author triumphantly lashes back and gains the upper hand. That is until Renalta collapses on the table―dead.

Donald insists he didn’t do it and pleads to his friends to clear his name. Fortunately, Gemma and Jayne have no shortage of suspects between author’s bullied personal assistant, her frustrated publicist, the hapless publisher, a handsome rare book dealer, an obsessively rabid fan, and a world of other Sherlock enthusiasts with strong objections to Renalta’s depiction of the Great Detective. It’s up to the shrewd sleuthing duo to eliminate the impossible and deduce the truth before the West London police arrest an innocent man in Body on Baker Street, the second Sherlock Homes Bookshop mystery perfect for fans of Miranda James and Kate Carlisle.

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By Vicki Delany

September 2017

I have written (so far) twenty-five novels.  I’ve written historical fiction (The Klondike Gold Rush books) modern Gothic thrillers (More than Sorrow) psychological suspense (Burden of Memory), police procedurals (the constable Molly Smith series) books for adult literacy (White Sand Blues) and cozies (The Year Round Christmas series, and the Lighthouse Library series by Eva Gates). I like to shake things up a bit and switch sub-genres, styles and moods.

These days I’m pretty much just writing cozies and I’m enjoying them very much.

My newest book is the second in the Sherlock Holmes bookshop series, Body on Baker Street from Crooked Lane Books. (Following Elementary, She Read)

As you can tell by the cover and the title, it’s firmly in the cozy camp and is about a woman who owns The Sherlock Holmes Bookshop and Emporium in the Cape Cod town of West London, located at 222 Baker Street. The business next door is Mrs. Hudson’s Tea Room, at 220 Baker Street.

The main character, Gemma Doyle, bears an intellectual resemblance to the Great Detective himself. Her side-kick Jayne Wilson is ever-confused but always loyal.

Sounds a bit silly? Sure it does. And it’s supposed to be. It’s nothing but fun, and what’s wrong with that?

I’ve come to realize that cozy mysteries are about real people living real lives (except for that pesky murder bit), although writ large. Everything is exaggerated. The nosy neighbour is nosier, the ditzy friend is ditzier, the mean girl is meaner. And the handsome man is, well, handsomer.  Even better if there are two of them.

After putting in my time writing police procedurals and psychological thrillers, I’m having a lot of fun writing cozies.  Keep it light, keep it funny, and have a good time with it.

Cozy mysteries are not trying to make an important statement about the human condition, or hoping to change the world. A cozy mystery tells a story that attempts to be entertaining, that’s about people much like us (or like us if we were prettier, or smarter, or younger!) and our friends and family.

So pull up a pull up a comfortable arm chair or get out your deck chair. Light a fire in the fireplace, or slap on that sunscreen, pour yourself a mug of hot tea or something icy and enjoy  the adventures of Gemma and Jayne as they try to find out why on earth someone would want to kill a visiting author in the Sherlock Holmes Bookshop and Emporium .

 

Vicki Delany is one of Canada’s most prolific and varied crime writers and a national bestseller in the U.S. She has written more than twenty-five books: clever cozies to Gothic thrillers to gritty police procedurals, to historical fiction and novellas for adult literacy. Under the name of Eva Gates, she writes the Lighthouse Library cozy series for Penguin Random House. Her latest book is Body on Baker Street, the second in the Sherlock Holmes Bookshop series from Crooked Lane.

Vicki is the past president of the Crime Writers of Canada. Her work has been nominated for the Derringer, the Bony Blithe, the Ontario Library Association Golden Oak, and the Arthur Ellis Awards.

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September 14 – Book Club Librarian – REVIEW

September 15 – Reading Is My SuperPower – REVIEW

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September 17 – Mystery Thrillers and Romantic Suspense Reviews – SPOTLIGHT

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September 19 – Queen of All She Reads – REVIEW

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September 24 – Cozy Up With Kathy – REVIEW, CHARACTER GUEST POST

September 24 – A Cozy Experience – REVIEW

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Giveaway – Kitty Hawk and the Curse of the Yukon Gold

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Kitty Hawk and the Curse of the Yukon Gold is the thrilling first installment in a new young adult series of adventure mystery stories by Iain Reading. This first book of the Kitty Hawk Flying Detective Agency Series introduces Kitty Hawk, an intrepid teenage pilot with her own De Havilland Beaver seaplane and a nose for mystery and intrigue. A cross between Amelia Earhart, Nancy Drew and Pippi Longstocking, Kitty is a quirky young heroine with boundless curiosity and a knack for getting herself into all kinds of precarious situations. 

After leaving her home in the western Canadian fishing village of Tofino to spend the summer in Alaska studying humpback whales, Kitty finds herself caught up in an unforgettable adventure involving stolen gold, devious criminals, ghostly shipwrecks, and bone-chilling curses. Kitty’s adventure begins with the lingering mystery of a sunken ship called the Clara Nevada. As the plot continues to unfold, this spirited story will have readers anxiously following every twist and turn as they are swept along through the history of the Klondike Gold Rush to a suspenseful final climatic chase across the rugged terrain of Canada’s Yukon.

Kitty Hawk and the Curse of the Yukon Gold is a perfect book to fire the imagination of readers of all ages. Filled with fascinating and highly Google-able locations and history this book will inspire anyone to learn and experience more for themselves. 

There are currently five books in the Kitty Hawk Flying Detective Agency Series: Kitty Hawk and the Curse of the Yukon Gold (book 1), Kitty Hawk and the Hunt for Hemingway’s Ghost (book 2), Kitty Hawk and the Icelandic Intrigue (book 3), and Kitty Hawk and the Tragedy of the RMS Titanic (book 4), and Kitty Hawk and the Mystery of the Masterpieces (book 5).

“In the Kitty Hawk Flying Detective Agency Series the heroine finds herself in a new geographic location in each book. The series will eventually have a total of 13 books in it (maybe more) and her flight around the world will be completed in the end,” says Iain. “The books are sequential but one could definitely read any of the later ones before reading the earlier ones.”

For more information, go to http://www.kittyhawkworld.com/
Check out the book trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AxboPL0ge3Q

About the Author:
Iain Reading is passionate about Root Beer, music, and writing. He is Canadian, but currently resides in the Netherlands working for the United Nations.
Iain is the author of the Kitty Hawk Flying Detective Agency Series, The Wizards of Waterfire Series, and the dragon of the month club. To learn more, go to http://www.amazon.com/Iain-Reading/e/B00B0NGI6Q/
Readers can connect with Iain on Facebook, Twitter, and Goodreads.

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Cover Reveal – #HookUp by Cambria Hebert

#HookUp
Cambria Hebert
Publication date: October 1st 2017
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance

Your #HookUp for all things #Hashtag.Missing your favorite #family?
This is your exclusive invitation back into their world.
#HookUp is an explosion of the award-winning #Hashtag series by Cambria Hebert and makes the perfect collector’s item and addition to the series.
It’s a coloring book, but not just any coloring book.
#HookUp includes coloring pages that will rock your world, a #Hashtag-themed word search, recipes from your favorite characters, and…
Are you ready?
Bonus scenes!
Four bonus scenes total—two of which are brand new!
Find out what your favorite gang is up to these days.
So what are you waiting for?
Get the #HookUp!

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Author Bio:

Cambria Hebert is an award winning, bestselling novelist of more than twenty books. She went to college for a bachelor’s degree, couldn’t pick a major, and ended up with a degree in cosmetology. So rest assured her characters will always have good hair.

Besides writing, Cambria loves a caramel latte, staying up late, sleeping in, and watching movies. She considers math human torture and has an irrational fear of chickens (yes, chickens). You can often find her running on the treadmill (she’d rather be eating a donut), painting her toenails (because she bites her fingernails), or walking her chorkie (the real boss of the house).

Cambria has written within the young adult and new adult genres, penning many paranormal and contemporary titles. Her favorite genre to read and write is romantic suspense. A few of her most recognized titles are: The Hashtag Series, Text, Torch, and Tattoo.

Cambria Hebert owns and operates Cambria Hebert Books, LLC.

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