Sunday, July 10, 2016

ROCCO's guest blogger...TERRIE FARLEY MORAN

Merow!  Welcome my guest blogger this week: Terrie Farley Moran!


Terrie Farley Moran is the best-selling author of the Read 'Em and Eat cozy mysteries series. Well Read, Then Dead, winner of the Agatha Award for Best First Novel 2014, was followed by Caught Read-Handed in 2015 and Read to Death in July 2016.
Terrie’s short mystery fiction has been published in Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine and numerous anthologies. Her short story, “A Killing at the Beausoleil” prequel to the Read ’Em and Eat novels, was nominated for an Agatha Award for Best Short Story. 
She also co-writes Laura Childs’ Scrapbooking Mystery series. Together they have written Parchment and Old Lace (October 2015) and Crepe Factor (October 2016).

Hey Rocco, it is terrific to be visiting again.

Bow languidly raises her paw as a howdy to you. You remember Bow, don’t you? She is the adorable black Maine Coon who allows Miguel, chef in the Read ’Em and Eat, to fawn and fuss over her while he provides tantalizing food and a cozy spot to nap on his patio.

Hooray! Summer is here! Lazy days filled with sunshine, umbrellas anchored in the sand and waves rolling up to the shore. Read to Death, the third book in the Read ’Em and Eat cozy mystery series, is finally available for a relaxing beach read. I’m sure you all remember that the Read ’Em and Eat Café and Bookstore is located on Estero Island with seven miles of white sugar sand beach stretching along the Gulf of Mexico, so if you can’t get to the beach, kick back and pour a glass of sweet tea, while Sassy Cabot and Bridgy Mayfield, owners of the Read ’Em and Eat take you on another adventure. Sea shell collecting and walks on a pier that reaches into the Gulf of Mexico are definitely included.

When the Cool Reads/Warm Climate Book Club began their end-of-season outing at the Edison and Ford Winter Estates, where Thomas Edison and Henry Ford spent their winters a century ago, no one could foresee that before day’s end Bridgy would find the van driver sprawled across the front seat with a pair of scissors stuck in his throat.
Being the first witness on the scene could easily lead to Bridgy being the prime suspect unless the killer is caught quickly, and Sassy intends to make that happen. Her snooping leads her to sneak aboard fishing boats and to visit a wharfie tavern, but information is hard to come by.

In the meantime, what does a girl in crisis need? She needs her mom. Bridgy’s Aunt Ophie steps in to fill the roll temporarily but when Bridgy’s mom arrives, trouble comes with her. First of all, Bridgy’s mom, Emelia, doesn’t get along well with her older sister, Ophie, so at the exact time there should be nothing but family harmony with a focus on helping Bridgy, the sisters can barely be civil.

Not enough family drama for you? Well, Emelia brought a surprise guest with her. Get ready to meet Sassy’s mom who will read your aura and teach you to meditate all while trying to match S assy up with any and every available man. Sassy’s mom’s name? Well, that depends on her mood.


Along with the rest of the Read ’Em and Eat crowd, Sassy, Aunt Ophie and the moms do their best to keep Bridgy surrounded by love and humor until the killer is caught and their normal life of sweet tea, Drunken Raisin Scones and book club meetings can resume uninterrupted.

Merow! Thank you, Terrie!
Folks, Terrie will give away a t-shirt with the cover of Read to Death on it!

To enter, leave a comment on this blog post with your name and email address (entries without email will be disqualified). For extra entries, you can do any or all of the below:


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Winner will be chosen at random using random.org.  Don’t forget to mention all you’ve done in your comment. Good luck!
 Contest ends midnight, July 16!

12 comments:

  1. So happy to be here again, Rocco, thanks for inviting me!

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  2. Good morning Rocco and human cozy lovers! Just received my copy of Read to Death and would love to have a matching t-shirt! Thanks for the opportunity to win. salvatoresmom71@yahoo.com.. ps--Salvatore is the name of my late cat, who unfortunately passed away in the fire that destroyed our home in 2010. We adopted a kitten a month later and named him VitoSalvatore to honor Salvatore's memory...

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    1. So sorry to hear about Salvatore but I love how joyfully you have honored his memory. Good luck in the giveaway.

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  6. HI Rocco, you have such great giveaways. I'm really looking forward to reading "Read to Death", I will be ordering it on Amazon and would love reading the tee shirt while reading the book. Following you Facebook and Twitter and your blog. Also shared on Facebook. I forgot to leave my email:
    diannekc8(at)gmail(dot)com

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  7. HI Rocco, you have such great giveaways. I'm really looking forward to reading "Read to Death", I will be ordering it on Amazon and would love reading the tee shirt while reading the book. Following you Facebook and Twitter and your blog. Also shared on Facebook. I forgot to leave my email:
    diannekc8(at)gmail(dot)com

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  8. Love your blog Rocco. Will be so fun when you write it in PHOENIX!!! Follow on Twitter, Facebook

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  9. Love your blog Rocco. Will be so fun when you write it in PHOENIX!!! Follow on Twitter, Facebook

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  10. Terrie Farley Moran guarantees those who read her books a great time. I've enjoyed all her books and look forward to reading the newest one. I follow on Facebook and shared it on Facebook. robeader53@yahoo.com

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  11. This is such a fun post. I love this series and each book has made me smile.

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