Release Day Review & Giveaway (ENDED)- Teetotaled by Maia Chance

Teetotaled (Discreet Retrieval Agency, #2)Synopsis: After her philandering husband died and left her penniless in Prohibition-era New York, Lola Woodby escaped with her cook to her deceased husband’s secret love nest in Manhattan. Her only comforts were chocolate cake, dime store detective novels, and the occasional highball. But rent came due and Lola and Berta were forced to accept the first job that came their way, leading them to set up shop as private detectives.


Now Lola and Berta are in danger of losing the business they’ve barely gotten off the ground―work is sparse and money is running out. So when a society matron offers them a job, they take it―even if it means sneaking into a slimming and exercise facility until they can steal a diary from Grace Whiddle. But barely a day in, Grace and her diary escape from the facility―and Grace’s future mother-in-law is found murdered on the premises. Lola and Berta are promptly fired. But before they can climb into Lola’s Duesenberg Model A and whiz off the health farm property, they find themselves with a new client and a new charge: to solve the murder of Grace’s future mother-in-law.

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Excerpt and Giveaway (ENDED) – Beauty, Beast, and Belladonna by Maia Chance

Beauty, Beast, and Belladonna by Maia Chance

Beauty, Beast, and Belladonna (Fairy Tale Fatal Mystery, #3)

A Fairy Tale Fatal Mystery, #3

Genre: Cozy Mystery / Historical
My Rating – **** (4 of 5 stars)
Available 2/2/16

Beauty, Beast, and Belladonna is the 3rd book in the Fairy Tale Fatal series, set in 1867. I love cozies and historical fiction, and this story was a wonderful mix of the two. Variety hall actress Ophelia Flax finds herself at a hunting party in France, pretending to be someone she is not, and trying to figure out how to avoid getting herself married to the Compte de Griffe. When an unexpected guest turns up dead after a string of petty thefts, she must try to find both the thief and the killer to get herself out of more than one entanglement. I absolutely loved the colorful characters, the time period, and the setting in this story. I plan on going back soon to read this series from the start!

Today, I’m pleased to share an excerpt and Q&A with the author, as well as a chance to win your own copy of this fun cozy mystery! (US addresses only please!)

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#WAYRW – Beauty, Beast, and Belladonna by Maia Chance

participate, open the book you are currently reading to page 34 (or 34% in your ebook) and answer these three questions.

The Questions are:
1. What’s the name of your current read?

2. Go to page 34 in your book or 34% in your eBook and share a complete sentence. (or two!)

3. Would you like to live in the world that exists within your book? Why or why not?

Now for my answers this week…

2. You may have noticed, but I’ve been on a cozy mystery kick for a while! 🙂
Beauty, Beast, and Belladonna by Maia Chance
Beauty, Beast, and Belladonna (Fairy Tale Fatal Mystery, #3)
Available 2/2/16 ~ I’m reading an advanced copy for an upcoming blog tour…

2. It was snowy, yes, but until the police came and went, she wouldn’t have a chance to break things off with Griffe. How could she simply sit still?

3. It would be fun to visit 1867 for a short time, but I wouldn’t want to stay there!

Now your turn – what are you currently reading?