Pumpkins in Paradise by Kathi Daley – #Review + #Giveaway @kathidaley

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Pumpkins in Paradise
by Kathi Daley


Pumpkins in Paradise (A Tj Jensen Mystery Book 1)
Paperback: 268 pages
Publisher: Henery Press; Second edition (September 6, 2016)



Between volunteering for the annual pumpkin festival and coaching her girls to the state soccer finals, high school teacher Tj Jensen finds her good friend Zachary Collins dead in his favorite chair. When the handsome new deputy closes the case without so much as a “why” or “how,” Tj turns her attention from chili cook-offs and pumpkin carving to complex puzzles, prophetic riddles, and a decades-old secret she seems destined to unravel.

My Thoughts

I read Pumpkins in Paradise by Kathi Daley in order to share my review for this book tour. This is the first book in the TJ Jensen mystery series. Henery Press is re-releasing the first six books in this series today. I absolutely loved this fun cozy mystery.

TJ discovers her friend Zachary dead in his chair~but it seems suspicious to her from the beginning. Some things just don’t add up. TJ tries to solve the mysteries surrounding Zachary’s death. I thoroughly enjoyed this first in a series cozy. The story is well-written and fast-paced. I didn’t want to put it down until I read through to the end. I am so excited that the rest of the series is being re-released today! If you pick up this fun book, you are in for a seasonal cozy that will have you working to figure out whodunit along with TJ. Pumpkins in Paradise by Kathi Daley gets 5 stars from me!

Henery Press is releasing the 1st 6 books in this series on September 6, 2016

Snowmen in Paradise (A Tj Jensen Mystery Book 2)

Winter Carnival comes to Serenity, and with it Tj finds her schedule busier than ever. Not only is her ski and snowboard team heavily involved in demonstrations and local competitions, but her ragtag choir is about to debut in their first live performance. To make matters even more complicated, someone has killed Travis Davidson, a town favorite son, world-class snowboarder, and Olympic hopeful. Tj is determined not to get involved in the subsequent investigation until she learns the prime suspect is Chelsea Hanson, high-school boyfriend Hunter Hanson’s sister.

Although there’s no shortage of Sereninites with a grudge against the hometown hero, even Tj has to admit there’s good cause to suspect Chelsea of the murder. Balancing bridesmaid duties, Winter Carnival obligations, show choir duty, and after-hours investigation, Tj sets out to prove Chelsea innocent.


Bikinis in Paradise (A Tj Jensen Mystery Book 3)

When the Tropical Tan Corporation descends on Maggie’s Hideaway, the lakeside resort where Tj Jensen lives, she must juggle a bikini contest, a BBQ cook-off, a missing model, and a dead chaperone while her father is out of town. Lead Deputy Dylan Caine is on vacation while his sister is visiting, leaving Assistant Deputy Roy Fisher in charge. When Roy asks Tj for her help they find there may be more going on than anyone realized. With Kyle and Jenna’s help, they dig into the lives of those involved, only to find a mystery more complex than anything they could ever have imagined.


Christmas in Paradise (A Tj Jensen Mystery Book 4)

Christmas in Serenity is a magical time of year Tj has always looked forward to with happy anticipation. This year her holiday spirit is marred by the impending arrival of two new men in her life. When one of them ends up dead, Tj must juggle community plays,
Christmas tree cuttings, sleigh rides, and holiday shopping with a complex murder investigation. As the facts begin to unravel, she realizes she may have to risk everything to save someone she loves.




Puppies in Paradise (A Tj Jensen Mystery Book 5)
When a friend of Tj’s is injured in a car accident during a blizzard, Tj takes responsibility for the litter of puppies left behind. Meanwhile, she works with Kyle, Jenna, and the gang to catch the person responsible for the death of a close family friend. When it turns out that the main suspects are also close to the Jensens, Tj must deal with one of the most difficult decisions she’s ever had to make.


Halloween in Paradise (A Tj Jensen Mystery Book 6)

In the midst of the annual Halloween frenzy, Tj finds herself pulled into a series of events at the high school where she works. Not only must she help one of the girls on her team deal with a case of cyberbullying, but she must help a student who has recently suffered a personal tragedy. And as if Tj wasn’t busy enough, in walks Samantha Colton, a reporter for Second Look, a television series that takes a look back at unsolved murders. This time the case is the death of a popular student after the homecoming dance ten years before. To make matters even worse—or maybe more convenient—the graduating class of the victim is in town for their ten-year reunion and all the suspects just happen to have converged on Serenity for the weekend. When Samantha turns up dead, Tj must track down someone who seems willing to kill again to keep their secret.



• TREASURE IN PARADISE (#7) April 2017

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About the Author

Author of the Zoe Donovan cozy Mystery Series, Tj Jensen Paradise Lake Mystery series, Whales and Tails Cozy Mystery Series, Sand and Sea Hawaiian Mysteries, and Seacliff High Teen Cozy Mystery Series.

Come for the murder, stay for the romance.

Kathi lives in the beautiful alpine community of Lake Tahoe with her husband Ken and dog Echo. When she’s not writing she enjoys hanging out on the beach with her children and grandchildren. During the summer she enjoys hiking, kayaking, mountain biking, wakeboarding, and sunset cruises on the lake. During the winter she enjoys cross country skiing, snowshoeing, and curling up by a fire with a good book.

Kathi uses her mountain home as inspiration for her books, all which include appearances by the wildlife she shares her life with.

Visit Kathi Daley:

Blog – http://kathidaleyblog.com
Facebook at Kathi Daley Books, www.facebook.com/kathidaleybooks
Kathi Daley Teen – www.facebook.com/kathidaleyteen
Kathi Daley Books Group Page – https://www.facebook.com/groups/569578823146850/
Kathi Daley Books Birthday Club- get a book on your birthday – https://www.facebook.com/groups/1040638412628912/
Kathi Daley Recipe Exchange – https://www.facebook.com/groups/752806778126428/
Webpage – www.kathidaley.com
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7278377.Kathi_Daley
Twitter at Kathi Daley@kathidaley – https://twitter.com/kathidaley
Tumblr – http://kathidaleybooks.tumblr.com/
Pinterest – http://www.pinterest.com/kathidaley/

Books in the Tj Jensen Mystery Series:

• TREASURE IN PARADISE (#7) April 2017

Barnes and Noble

Books in the Tj Jensen Mystery Series:

• BIKINIS IN PARADISE (#3) link not up yet
• CHRISTMAS IN PARADISE (#4) link not up yet
• TREASURE IN PARADISE (#7) April 2017

Kathi is offering a great giveaway here at Brooke Blogs! One winner can choose either a Kindle of Paperback Copy of any TJ Jensen book – NON US Kindle only.

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Kathi also has some fun Facebook events going on. Visit the Count Down to Paradise Launch Event at https://www.facebook.com/events/848072505336998/. Read Pumpkins in Paradise and check out the fun book club later this month. I’ll be there and I hope you will, too! The book club will take place right here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1408072279209347/

Rating Report
Overall: five-stars


11 comments / Add your comment below

  1. Hi Brooke! I loved your review! This is a great series! Congratulations Kathy on your release day! Thanks for the chance!

  2. HI,Brooke! Thanks for being a part of all the fun Kathi Daley Book Release events!! I would love Pumpkins In Paradise for my choice of the TJ Jensen mysteries. I am very excited about the puzzles, riddles, old secrets and two mysteries in this first book of the series to solve! Thank you!! oh_bother88@hotmail.com

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