Cara Mia Delgatto’s cup runneth over with worries. Her ex-husband is refusing to pay their son’s college tuition, her evil sister is pulling mean pranks, and her old boyfriend has broken her heart. And that’s just the personal stuff. She’s also concerned about keeping the cash register ringing at The Treasure Chest, her retail store specializing in upcycled, recycled, and repurposed décor items with a coastal theme. The media event that Cara plans turns nasty when reporter Kathy Simmons threatens to share unsavory details from the shopkeeper’s past. Things get really dicey when Kathy mysteriously disappears. Cara’s other problems seem trivial in comparison to…a murder investigation!
By Joanna Campbell Slan
Well, I can’t speak for all of us authors, but I do all the things most wives and mothers do. This morning, I picked up the dishes that didn’t make it into the sink last night. Then I ran the dog to the groomer’s. From there I drove to Walmart and bought more laundry detergent, dishwasher detergent, and washcloths. (All of my dishcloths have mysteriously disappeared. I don’t want to point fingers, but I’m wondering if my son’s girlfriend’s pit bull ate them. Just speculating here!) At Walmart, I splurged and bought myself breakfast, a cup of coffee and a sausage burrito. At two bucks and change, it filled my tummy.
Back at the house, I sorted laundry. I taught my husband to use our new washer. He argued with me over the temperature of the wash. I rolled my eyes (secretly) and said, “Yes, dear.” Then I did what I wanted.
Now I’m busy at my computer, churning out blog posts for my upcoming blog tour. I’d like to think I’m being witty, charming, and interesting enough that you’ll just HAVE to buy my new book, Kicked to the Curb. After all, it’s only $3.99 and it’s a whopping 103,000 words long! Plus, it’s getting five-star reviews! Here’s the link: http://tinyurl.com/KickedTTCurb
However, it’s possible you won’t be entirely convinced. So let me seduce you with a couple of free offers. If you’ll send an email to KTTCBonus@JoannaSlan.com I’ll automatically send you two recipes, two craft tutorials, and an outtake scene from Kicked to the Curb. I’ll also add you to my newsletter list. (You can always drop off if you decide that you hate my guts. It’s happened. I don’t know why, but… oh, well.)
If you want to read an excerpt from Kicked to the Curb, you can go here: http://joannaslan.blogspot.com/2014/10/excerpt-from-kicked-to-curb-book-2-in.html
Now I’m off to do more laundry. Sigh. Is this a glamorous life or what? Still, I love what I do. (But the laundry. Ugh.)
About the Author
National Bestselling and Award-Winning Author Joanna Campbell Slan has penned 26 books, including the popular Kiki Lowenstein Mystery Series (Agatha Award Finalist). Her new series featuring Cara Mia Delgatto is a spin off from those books. Joanna writes about spunky women who get by with a little help from their friends. A crafting junkie, Joanna lives on a nearly deserted island in Florida with her dog, Jax, who is making a career out of stealing women’s lingerie.
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