Sneaky Interviews Rasputin, the Python from Belinda Blake and the Snake in the Grass, An Exotic Pet Sitter Mystery, by Heather Day Gilbert

Sneaky here with one of my strangest interviews yet. Today, I’m speaking with a snake whose current book, Belinda Blake and the Snake in the Grass, is on tour with Escape with Dollycas Into a Good Book.

Hiss there. I mean hello, there, Mr. Snake. What is your name and your author’s name?

My name is Rasputin and my author’s name is Heather Day Gilbert. I’m a ball python.

Oh, gosh. I like balls with catnip, but I’m a little intimidated by you, Rasputin, although I am curious about your books.

What book(s) have you appeared in? Please list them and their genre.

I’m featured in the first Exotic Pet-Sitter series mystery, Belinda Blake and the Snake in the Grass. I’ve been told that even people who hate snakes come to like me in that book.

I wonder if that would work with cats. Please tell us about your series.

The Exotic Pet-Sitter series features amateur sleuth Belinda Blake. She lives in the wealthy town of Greenwich, Connecticut, although she frequently makes trips to her parents’ in Upstate New York (I went there with her once!). I hear she’s going to sit some other exotic pets…Book 2 features a wolf preserve, and Book 3 features homing pigeons!

Oh, my gosh. It would be a challenge interviewing those pets, but I’m up to it if they’re interested.

Back to you. Are you based on a real pet such as your author’s? If so, please give further details.

My author doesn’t have a ball python. She actually didn’t like snakes at all (can you believe that!?), until she researched this book. After watching some YouTube videos of ball python owners, she feels she would be comfortable touching a ball python now. We are a very mild breed, you know. 😉

Hmmm. Your author must be pretty brave. My author works with a librarian who has a pet snake. Maybe you’re right about them being mild. I guess all pets can’t be as purrfect as cats.

Can you share an excerpt from one of your books that features you in an important scene? If so, please include it.

Sure, here you go…I was feeling a little rambunctious that day, though...

“The first time I saw Stone Carrington the fifth, I had a snake wrapped

around my neck.

 Now granted, he acted as if it was something he saw every day, a girl

with unwanted snakeskin accents in her curly blonde hair.

 “Pet-sitting,” I explained, trying to extricate myself from the ball python

I had agreed to “walk” for his owner. “They’re supposedly a relatively

mild breed,” I continued.

 “I should hope so.” He dipped his tennis visor in a fake bow. Unfortunately,

he had emerged from the tennis courts at the exact moment the snake had

started climbing me like a tree. “Stone Carrington. And you are?”

 “Belinda Blake.” I felt the need to over-explain, one of my persistent

habits. “I’m your new tenant. In the carriage house. It’s lovely, by the

way.” The snake had stopped wriggling, so I walked a bit faster toward

my small house. Why had I chosen to walk up the main drive for another

gape at the Carringtons’ mansion?

 Stone gave me a once-over as the snake moved again. I was sure my

ripped jeans, worn Crocs, and gamer T-shirt didn’t impress, but I was

yanked from my self-conscious musings as the python slithered over my

shoulder and disappeared down my shirt. I launched into the dance of

death, jerking about like Elaine from Seinfeld.

“Here, let me help,” Stone said, making an arguably decent attempt to

extricate the wriggling creature from my shirt by wrapping both hands

around its tail.

The snake gave a low hiss and slid down further.”

~ copyright 2019, Belinda Blake and the Snake in the Grass by Heather Day Gilbert

Thanks for sharing that excerpt. It certainly wraps itself around you.

What do you like most about your role in your authors’ books?

I like that Belinda came to like me, and now she visits me in Manhattan just to bring me treats. I love my owner, Reginald, but Belinda is now a close second. She takes time to get to know how exotic pets tick.

Quite a gal, I’d say. I don’t think Alicia would be that daring, but she has solved a few murders, so maybe she might be. I’m not sharing the limelight with any snakes, though. Cats and dogs are one thing, but a snake is a horse of a different color.

Are you a talking pet in your books or just a silent one like I am who just meows occasionally?

Well, I’m not a cat so I don’t meow, and if you opened my cage right now, you might not like me so much… And yes, I do stay silent in my book.

MOL (Meow Out Loud). Stay in your cage, please, Rasputin. I’m sorry, but I’m not big on snakes. I hope you understand.

I’m not too keen on cats either, since they’re warm-blooded. Although I’m guessing you would enjoy my heat mat, so we have that in common. Oh yes, and we both know how to savor a good mouse snack.

Good points. Do you have any new books coming out? Please give dates and details.

Belinda Blake and the Snake in the Grass just released this month, then the second-in-series book, Belinda Blake and the Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing, releases in October 2019. The final book, Belinda Blake and the Birds of a Feather, will release in February 2020. All are from Kensington Books (Lyrical Press).

Pawsome! Thanks for the interview. I’ve gotten to learn some interesting things about snakes and am sharing your author’s blog tour. Best of luck with your book.

Belinda Blake and the Snake in the Grass
(An Exotic Pet-Sitter Mystery)
by Heather Day Gilbert

About the Book

Belinda Blake and the Snake in the Grass (An Exotic Pet-Sitter Mystery)
Cozy Mystery
1st in Series
Lyrical Underground (June 25, 2019)
Paperback: 192 pages
ISBN-10: 1516108841
ISBN-13: 978-1516108848
Digital ASIN: B07HVYQ9XZ

When exotic pet-sitter Belinda Blake moves into a carriage house in tony Greenwich, Connecticut, she’s hoping to find some new clients. Instead she discovers a corpse in the garden—and a knack for solving murders . . .

Pet-sitter Belinda Blake doesn’t rattle easily, but move-in day has been eventful, to say the least. The python in her care tried to slither to freedom—just as she met Stone Carrington V, her landlords’ disarmingly handsome son. With the constrictor back in its cage, she heads out to the garden, only to discover a designer shoe poking out of the boxwood hedge—attached to a woman’s dead body.

The victim, Margo Fenton, was a Carrington family friend, and no one in their circle seems above suspicion. Between client trips to Manhattan and visits to her family in upstate New York, Belinda begins to put the pieces together. But though she’s falling for Stone’s numerous charms, Belinda wonders if she’s cozying up to a killer. And soon, daily contact with a deadly reptile might be the least dangerous part of her life . . .

About the Author

Heather Day Gilbert, an ECPA Christy award finalist and Grace award winner, writes contemporary mysteries and Viking historicals. Her novels feature small towns, family relationships, and women who aren’t afraid to protect those they love. Like Belinda Blake, Heather plays video games, although so far she hasn’t done any exotic pet-sitting or hunted any murderers. Find out more on HeatherDayGilbert.com.

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Spotlight for Whiskers in the Dark, A Mrs. Murphy Mystery, by Rita Mae Brown

Whiskers in the Dark:
A Mrs. Murphy Mystery
by Rita Mae Brown

About the Book


Whiskers in the Dark: A Mrs. Murphy Mystery
Cozy Mystery
28th in Series
Bantam (June 4, 2019)
Hardcover: 288 pages
ISBN-10: 0425287181
ISBN-13: 978-0425287187
Digital ASIN: B07H72MD6Z

Death stalks the Blue Ridge Mountains as a centuries-old mystery resurfaces and murder mars the lead-up to an annual beagle competition, in a thrilling new tale from Rita Mae Brown and her feline co-author Sneaky Pie Brown.

A massive nor’easter has hit northern Virginia, where Mary Minor “Harry” Harristeen joins groundskeeping efforts at the National Beagle Club at Aldie as the date for its springtime Hounds for Heroes veterans’ benefit approaches. Harry’s fellow volunteers, including her oldest friend, Susan Tucker, comprise a spirited group of hunting enthusiasts, some former service members themselves. But things take a sinister turn when, after a routine tree cleanup along the Club’s hunting trails, retired foreign services officer Jason Holzknect is found dead, throat slit from ear to ear. Soon enough, another murder in their midst jolts the preparations, convincing Harry that the killer is familiar with the Club—and must be close by, masked in plain sight.

The intrigue extends to the grounds of Harry’s beloved local church, where the identity of an eighteenth-century skeleton wearing precious pearls remains a mystery. The anonymous woman’s neck had been snapped, and marks on the grave where her body was secreted indicate that someone recently tried to remove it, leading Harry to question how well she really knows those around her.

As always, Harry’s crime-solving cats Mrs. Murphy and Pewter, and Tee Tucker the Corgi share her determination to sniff out the foes among friends, even those long buried. Harry will need her four-legged companions’ help more than ever: a ghostly beagle only they can see may hold the key to the culprit.

About the Author

Rita Mae Brown is the bestselling author of the Sneaky Pie Brown mysteries; the Sister Jane series; the Runnymede novels, including Six of One and Cakewalk; A Nose for Justice and Murder Unleashed; Rubyfruit Jungle; and In Her Day; as well as many other books. An Emmy-nominated screenwriter and a poet, Brown lives in Afton, Virginia, and is a Master of Foxhounds and the huntsman.

Sneaky Pie Brown, a tiger cat born somewhere in Albemarle County, Virginia, was discovered by Rita Mae Brown at her local SPCA. They have collaborated on numerous Mrs. Murphy mysteries—in addition to Sneaky Pie’s Cookbook for Mystery Lovers and Sneaky Pie for President.

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Sneaky Interviews Lucy the Dog from Seeing Red, a Red Herring Mystery, by Dana Dratch

Sneaky here with another pawsome interview of a pet character. Today, it’s my pleasure to chat with a cozy mystery dog whose current book, Seeing Red is on tour with Escape with Dollycas Into a Good Book. Hello, there, Kitty.

What is your name and your author’s name?

Hi, I’m Lucy. Lucy Vlodnachek. I live with my guy, Nick. And we’re staying with his sister, Alex.  He says it’s “temporary,” whatever that means. But Alex has a nice indoor place, with soft chairs and a comfy sofa, so I like it. And her neighborhood has a dog park. Did I mention the dog park?

I believe you did Lucy. I can tell by your wagging tail that you like that dog park.

Oh, and my author’s named Dana Dratch.

Mice to meet you both.

What book(s) have you appeared in? Please list them and their genre.

The first one was Confessions of a Red Herring. That’s when Nick and I first came to live with Alex. And in Seeing Red – that’s the new one — I take long walks with Nick. And with Alex. And with Baba (that’s their grandmother). And Alex takes me to the dog park!

You lucky dog, you.

Are you in a series? If so, please give information about it.

It’s called the Red Herring mysteries from Kensington Books. I don’t know what a “red herring” is, but if it’s anything like bacon, I’m all for it.

I believe “red herring” is a literary term, but we cats do enjoy herring, the fish.

Are you based on a real dog such as your author’s? If so, please give further details.

Alex says I’m “definitely one of a kind.” She loves me!

Aww. How sweet. It’s nice to be loved by your character co-star. I know Alicia loves me, too, as does most of the Cobble Cove library characters.

Can you share an excerpt from one of your books that features you in an important scene? If so, please include it.

Our neighborhood dog park got an agility course. It’s cool. And Alex took me. We had fun. But some of the stuff? Like those moving, shifty things? Yuck! But Alex took me again and I learned how to work it. Here’s what she said:

The next morning, Lucy and I took a new approach to the agility course at the dog park.

I unclipped her leash, and she tore around the  thing at  top speed. She raced up and down the ramps. She whipped through the tunnels. She ran a wide arc, avoiding the entire cluster of weave poles. Twice. And totally ignored the teeter-totter.

When she crossed the finish line, we bounced up and down like a couple of maniacs.

“I’m sorry, but your dog didn’t complete the course,” a woman with a leashed Weimaraner stiffly informed me.

“Sure we did,” I said, as the puppy danced around my feet. “We’re practicing for the freestyle.”

More like Lucy-style. Too bad I couldn’t tackle my life the same way.

Thanks for sharing that pawsome excerpt.

What do you like most about your role in your authors’ books?

When stuff happens, I’m always right there. In the middle of it. Nick says I’m “big trouble on little feet.”

In this one, I ate something I shouldn’t have. Alex called it “evidence.” Evidence isn’t as good as bacon and eggs.

Something tells me you really enjoy eating, Lucy. I don’t blame you. I love the special treats the library people sneak me from the snack room.

Are you a talking dog in your books or just a silent one who just barks occasionally?

Alex and Nick have gotten pretty good at figuring out what I’m trying to tell them. Baba too. (And she gives me treats when she thinks no one’s looking.) And I made a new friend. His name is “Marty.” He likes to play ball, and he’s helping me learn stuff.

I find that human characters can take a bit of time learning pet character language, but they eventually figure it out.

What advice would you give other dog characters?

Don’t eat evidence. Or socks. Stick with bacon. It’s safer. And delicious.

Purrfect advice for a dog to give.

Do you have any new books coming out? Please give dates and details.

Seeing Red is just out. Like right now. And I’m on the cover! And I’m seeing my picture everywhere. So it’s good. Somebody disappears, and Alex is trying to find them. And there are spies. And stolen art. And doughnuts!

The next book is called Red Hot. And that comes out in May of 2020. There’s a lot of me in that one, too. We’ll get into some scrapes. But I’ll be there to protect everybody!

Those sound very interesting. I wish you and Dana luck with them. I’ve included more information about your new release and blog tour below. Thanks for the tail-wagging interview today.

Seeing Red
(A Red Herring Mystery)
by Dana Dratch

About the Book


Seeing Red (A Red Herring Mystery)
Cozy Mystery
2nd in Series
Kensington (May 28, 2019)
Mass Market Paperback: 368 pages
ISBN-10: 1496716582
ISBN-13: 978-1496716583
Digital ASIN: B07H1VFL64

If it wasn’t for art thieves, spies and killers, Alex Vlodnachek’s life would be bliss.

Her freelance career is catching fire. Her relationship with B&B owner Ian Sterling is flirty and fun. She’s even attending a glittering cocktail party at his sprawling Victorian inn.

But, to this ex-reporter, something seems “off.” And it’s not the canapés. When Ian’s father vanishes, the enigmatic innkeeper asks for her discretion. And her assistance.

Meanwhile, Alex is having the opposite problem at her tiny bungalow: People keep piling in uninvited. Including a mysterious intruder found sleeping in her kitchen. Her grandmother, Baba, who shows up “to help”—with Alex’s own mother hot on her heels.

When the intrepid redhead discovers a body in the B&B’s basement and a “reproduction” Renoir in the library, she begins to suspect that Ian is more than just a simple hotel owner.

With editor pal Trip, brother Nick, and rescue-pup Lucy riding shotgun, Alex scrambles to stay one step ahead of disaster—and some very nasty characters.

Can she find the missing man before it’s too late? Or will Alex be the next one to disappear?

About the Author

Dana Dratch is a personal finance writer and the author of CONFESSIONS OF A RED HERRING and SEEING RED. She’s currently working on the third Alex Vlodnachek mystery adventure, RED HOT. Get updates at ConfessionsofaRedHerring.com.

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Sneaky Interviews George from The Body in the Wetlands, A Jazzi Sanders Mystery, by Judi Lynn

Sneaky here with another pawsome interview of a pet character. Today, it’s my pleasure to chat with a cozy mystery dog whose current book, The Body in the Wetlands is on tour with Escape with Dollycas Into a Good Book. Hello, there, Pug. I mean Pup. What is your name and your author’s name?

I’m Ansel’s pug, George, and my author is Judi Lynn.

It’s a pleasure to meet you. What book(s) have you appeared in? Please list them and their genre.

I’ve been in The Body in the Attic, book one, and now The Body in the Wetlands, cozy mystery number two.  At the end of September, I’ll be in The Body in the Gravel.

Lots of bodies in your titles. That’s cool. Bodies are good in murder mysteries. In my Cobble Cove series, there are lots of rocks and stones (and murders, of claws)– A Stone’s Throw, Between a Rock and a Hard Place, Written in Stone, and Love on the Rocks. I have four books, so I’m a bit ahead of you George. I’m hoping Debbie will start Number 5 soon.

Are you in a series? If so, please give information about it.

I’m in the Jazzi Zanders series.  My human, Ansel, is a contractor who works with Jazzi and her cousin, Jerod, on flipping houses.  I go everywhere with Ansel.  He’s happier when I’m around.  House flipping doesn’t interest me much, though, so I mostly curl in the dog bed he takes places for me and occasionally I open an eye to supervise.  I always wake up for our lunch break, though. 

Don’t blame you on that. I prefer my sunny window in the Cobble Cove library and all the treats the library works and patrons slip me.

Are you based on a real dog such as your author’s? If so, please give further details.

My author’s daughter, who lives in Florida, had a pug like me—Bill.  Bill was a bit spoiled, though.  We have a lot in common.  Neither of us are fond of walks, and we don’t like stairs.  That’s why Ansel always carries me up and down them.  Oh, and we both like beer.

Beer? Hmmm, the only drink besides water that I indulge in is milk, but I do get high on catnip occasionally.

Can you share an excerpt from one of your books that features you in an important scene? If so, please include it.

I was depressed when my author wrote this scene.  Ansel has to go back to his family’s dairy farm to help them fix the house and barn roof.  He takes me with him, but neither of us wants to be there.  I don’t like his dad and oldest brother.  I want to go home, to be with Jazzi and our friends. After working on the farm all day, Ansel calls Jazzi at the end of the night.

I hate this.”  Ansel sounded upset.

            “Just get your family in good shape and come home.”

            “Home.”  His voice lingered on the word.  “George doesn’t like it here either.”

            “Tell your brothers to sneak him treats.”

            “That’s the thing.  They have.  He won’t eat them.”

            She didn’t believe it.  George had never met a food he didn’t like.  “You’ve got to be kidding.  George eats everything.  What are they giving him—broccoli?”

            “We’re in farm country.  Bits of steak.  Chicken.”

            Jazzi was concerned.  “Is George feeling all right?  Is he sick?”

            “He misses you … and home.”

            “Holy crap. I thought George would eat in spite of anything.” 

            Ansel sounded downright gloomy.  “Well, I’d better go upstairs to bed.  They put me in my old room.  No happy memories there.”

That’s a good scene. When you’re a pet character, you have to be able to act happy as well as sad.

What do you like most about your role in your authors’ books?

They show how much Ansel and Jazzi love me. And I love them back.

That’s important, too. I know Alicia, Laura, and most of the library people adore me. Donald acts like he doesn’t, but I know he has a soft spot for me.

Are you a talking pet in your books or just a silent one like I am who just meows occasionally?

I’m silent, even though I live with two cats, who cause a lot more trouble than I do, especially Inky. 

Is Inky black? My author’s kitten, Harry, is black. Maybe I can chat with Inky one day.

What advice would you give other dog characters?

Just be there for your human. I’ve helped Ansel through some tough times.  He needs me.

Purrfect advice.

Are you and/or your author on social media? If so, please list your links.

My author stays active on a lot of things: 

BookBub:  https://www.bookbub.com/authors/judi-lynn

Webpage:  https://www.judithpostswritingmusings.com/

Blog:  https://writingmusings.com/

Goodreads:  https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6308736.Judi_Lynn

Author Facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/JudiLynnwrites/?eid=ARBwkRIH9ZQ-90PqWPSs65rA9UzCimxcrgJ9gYIbf9DuBLNmGN1fTOWrl8JRF4hbF1mR-Cj-ioYvcpTN

Twitter:  @judypost

Anything else you’d like your readers to know?

I’m on the cover of The Body in the Attic.

Pawsome. It was great speaking with you George, and I’ll share;your author’s blog tour below. Best tail wags to you and Judi on your new release.

The Body in the Wetlands
(A Jazzi Zanders Mystery)
by Judi Lynn

About the Book


The Body in the Wetlands (A Jazzi Zanders Mystery)
Cozy Mystery
2nd in Series
Lyrical Underground (April 23, 2019)
Paperback: 208 pages
ISBN-10: 151610840X
ISBN-13: 978-1516108404
Digital ASIN: B07FZN7CVT

High summer in River Bluffs, Indiana, is always sweltering and sweet. But the heat is really on when a decidedly dead body turns up in the neighborhood.

When established house flippers Jazzi Zanders and her cousin Jerod donate a week’s worth of remodeling work to Jazzi’s sister Olivia, they’re expecting nothing more than back-breaking roofing work and cold beers at the end of each long, hot day. With Jazzi’s live-in boyfriend and partner Ansel on the team, it promises to be a quick break before starting their next big project—until Leo, an elderly neighbor of Olivia’s, unexpectedly goes missing . . .

When the friendly senior’s dog tugs Jazzi and the guys toward the wetlands beyond Olivia’s neighborhood, they stumble across a decomposing corpse—and a lot of questions. With Jazzi’s pal Detective Gaff along to investigate, Jazzi finds her hands full of a whole new mystery instead of the usual hammer and nails. And this time it will take some sophisticated sleuthing to track down the culprit of the deadly crime—before the killer turns on her next . . .

About the Author

Judi Lynn received a Master’s Degree from Indiana University as an elementary school teacher after attending the IPFW campus. She taught 1st, 2nd, and 4th grades for six years before having her two daughters. She loves gardening, cooking and trying new recipes.

Readers can visit her website at www.judithpostswritingmusings.com and her blog writingmusings.com.

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Sneaky Interviews Isenbale from Magickal Mystery Lore, An Abracadabra Mystery, by Sharon Pape

Sneaky here with another pawsome interview of a pet character. Today, it’s my pleasure to chat with a cozy mystery cat whose current book, Magickal Mystery Lore is on tour with Escape with Dollycas Into a Good Book. Hello, there, Kitty. What is your name and your author’s name?

My name is Isenbale, a perfect and dignified name for a Maine Coon familiar, thanks to my author, Sharon Pape.

Mice to meet you, Isenbale. That is quite a distinctive name.

What book(s) have you appeared in? Please list them and their genre.

I have been in each of the Abracadabra books thus far, including the one that debuted on April sixteenth. I’m pleased to say that these are all cozy mysteries: Magick & Mayhem, That Olde White Magick, Magick Run Amok, and Magickal Mystery Lore.

Pawsome. I’m a cozy mystery cat myself.

Are you in a series? If so, please give information about it.

As you have no doubt surmised, these books are part of a series known as The Abracadabra Mysteries. Kailyn Wilde is a sorceress of ancient lineage, whose family emigrated to America in the seventeenth century. Over the years, a quaint, touristy town sprang up around their magick shop in Upstate New York. The shop is known for its health and beauty aids that work like magick. In the past year, Kailyn has discovered she also has a knack for solving murder cases. When she enlists the help of her cat familiar, Sashkatu (who isn’t half the cat I am), her psychic aunt Tilly, boyfriend/ journalist, Travis, and Merlin – yes that Merlin, the bad guys don’t stand a chance. Although I haven’t had a role in Kailyn’s crime fighting, I play an important cameo role in the Wilde family as Tilly’s loyal familiar.

Wow, Meow. That sounds great.

Are you based on a real animal such as your author’s? If so, please give further details.

I am not based on any other cat. I am unique and born of the stuff of dreams.

I see. What fun.

What do you like most about your role in your author’s books?

I love being Tilly’s familiar for several reasons. I’m one degree removed from the central action and dangers of Kailyn’s life. My Tilly is a master pastry chef. There are always goodies around and the magnificent smells of more things baking. What’s more, ever since Merlin crash landed in the magick shop, he’s been living here in Tilly’s house with me. Merlin is to cats as Elvis and the Beatles were to teeny boppers. Like all felines, I simply can’t get enough of him, despite the incident when he accidentally turned me into a bird and forgot how to change me back!

Did someone say “bird?” You’re  making me hungry with all that talk of bakery goodies and then you have to mention a bird – MOL (meow out loud).

Are you a talking cat in your books or just a silent one like I am who just meows occasionally?

I am like you, Sneaky, I keep my thoughts to myself, except for the occasional and perfectly timed meow.

That’s the best way to be.

What advice would you give other cat characters?

Be observant and always have a hidey hole close by in case danger comes calling, whether it be a cranky child or a killer. If a lap is available, make use of it. If a sunny ledge is also an option, remember that the lap belongs to someone with opposable thumbs who can cook or order takeout. And don’t let anyone turn you into anything else. As a cat, you are already at the top of the animal kingdom!

Purrfect advice.

Do you have any new books coming out? Please give dates and details.

As a matter of fact, I do. Magickal Mystery Lore came out April 16th and we had a wonderful Facebook Release Party on that date with six fabulous cozy authors, including your author, Sneaky! There were giveaways and lots of fun!

I heard about that. I love Facebook parties and have hosted a few myself.

Well, Isenbale, it’s been a pleasure having you here. Best whiskers to you and your author on your new mystery. I’m sharing the blog tour below.

Magickal Mystery Lore
(An Abracadabra Mystery)
by Sharon Pape

About the Book


Magickal Mystery Lore (An Abracadabra Mystery)
Paranormal Cozy Mystery
4th in Series
Lyrical Underground (April 16, 2019)
Pages: 317 (including a sneak peek into book 5)
ASIN: B07FS2GCW3

This spells trouble . . .

The New Camel Day Fair is a fun-filled event for residents of this upstate New York town. Kailyn Wilde, a modern-day witch of ancient lineage, leaves her potion shop, Abracadabra—and her feline familiar, Sashkatu—to attend with her fortune-telling Aunt Tilly. Joining them is legendary wizard Merlin, who’s discovering new pleasures of time-traveling to the modern world, including curly fries and kettle corn—but the appeal of the Tilt-a-Wheel is beyond his mystical imagination.

The real wild ride begins later, when neighboring sweet shop owner Lolly rushes into Abracadabra with news about a dead body. The victim has one of Lolly’s fudge knives stuck in her back, but in spite of the sticky evidence, Lolly is only one of several suspects with ample motive and opportunity. Meanwhile, Merlin’s research into old family scrolls and electromagnetic ley lines is causing some unusual mix-ups. As the two investigations collide, Kailyn will have to do everything in her power to prevent disaster…

About the Author

Sharon Pape describes her writing career as having two stages. Back in the dark ages, before computers were in every household, she had three paranormal books published. The first one was condensed by Redbook Magazine, the first paperback original they had ever condensed. Around the same time, Redbook published her first short story.

Then life brought her an unexpected challenge that went by the name of breast cancer. When her treatment was over, she became a volunteer for the American Cancer Society’s Reach to Recovery Program and went on to be the program’s coordinator for Nassau and Suffolk Counties on Long Island. Several years later, with the help of her surgical oncologist and two other survivors, she started her own not-for-profit organization to provide information and peer support to newly diagnosed breast cancer patients.

Once the organization was running smoothly and didn’t require as much of her time, she returned to her first love – writing. During this second stage of her career, she’s been writing cozy mysteries with a paranormal twist and a splash of humor.

Author Links

Website – http://sharonpape.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sharon.pape.94

Twitter: https://twitter.com/sbpape

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/641079.Sharon_Pape

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April 15 – FUONLYKNEW – SPOTLIGHT

April 16 – Books Direct – SPOTLIGHT

April 17 – Babs Book Bistro – GUEST POST

April 18 – Valerie’s Musings – REVIEW

April 19 – My Reading Journeys – SPOTLIGHT

April 19 – Cozy Up With Kathy – REVIEW

April 20 – MJB Reviewers – REVIEW

April 21 – Bibliophile Reviews – REVIEW

April 22 – Nadaness In Motion – AUTHOR INTERVIEW

April 23 – Laura’s Interests – REVIEW

April 23 – Sneaky the library cat’s blog – CHARACTER INTERVIEW

April 24 – The Book’s the Thing – REVIEW

April 24 – Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book – REVIEW

April 25 – Baroness’ Book Trove – REVIEW

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