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Saturday, July 7, 2018

GEVBT Book Spotlight on... BAMBOOZLED by Barbara Barrett!

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Today, we're joining a Great Escapes Virtual Book Tour already in progress to help shine a light on a Cozy Mystery series from author Barbara Barrett.  It's the second title in the Mah Jongg Mystery series and just reached publication this past April, so it's ready and waiting for you to devour!  Need a little more to tempt you?  Wish granted!  Ready, set, read...

by
Barbara Barrett
 Cozy Mysteries; 2nd in Series
Self Published (April 3, 2018)
Paperback: 272 pages 
ISBN-13: 978-1948532037
Digital ASIN: B07C9CLL4R


About the book...
Essential oils distributor Dorcas Wiley is the boss everyone loves to hate. So when she turns up dead, killed by her own trophy, disgruntled saleswoman Cathy Broderick is the obvious suspect in her murder. Despite opportunity, motive and incriminating evidence, Cathy declares her innocence and enlists her mah jongg pals—Sydney Bonner and her cronies Marianne, Micki and Kat—to help save her from the death penalty.

Hot off a recent and nearly deadly investigation, the women are cautious about putting themselves in peril again. Syd’s spouse isn’t thrilled about another mystery in their lives, either, but he can’t resist the plea of Cathy’s husband. Soon, Syd is leading the way as they tangle with grumpy salespeople, the victim’s estranged husband and boyfriend, a mysterious housekeeper, a litigious customer, an annoyed sheriff and Cathy’s own arrogant lawyer.

The women have their own issues to deal with in their central Florida town of Serendipity Springs. Kat faces a health challenge, Micki fields a mysterious inquiry from her ex, Marianne has a chaotic anniversary and Syd wrestles with her husband over who’s really in charge. But nothing puts everyday life into perspective like the moment when their investigation brings them face to face with danger.



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About the author...

Barbara Barrett started reading mysteries when she was pregnant with her first child to keep her mind off things like her changing body and food cravings. When she’d devoured as many Agatha Christies as she could find, she branched out to English village cozies and Ellery Queen.

Later, to avoid a midlife crisis, she began writing fiction at night when she wasn’t at her day job as a human resources analyst for Iowa State Government. After releasing eleven full-length romance novels and one novella, she returned to the cozy mystery genre, using one of her retirement pastimes, the game of mah jongg, as her inspiration. Not only has it been a great social outlet, it has also helped keep her mind active when not writing.

Bamboozled, the second book in her “Mah Jongg Mystery” series, features four friends who play mah jongg together and share otherwise in each other’s lives. None of the four is based on an actual person. Each is an amalgamation of several mah jongg friends with a lot of Barbara’s imagination thrown in for good measure. The four will continue to appear in future books in the series.
Anticipating the day when she would write her first mystery, she has been a member of the Mystery/Romantic Suspense chapter of Romance Writers of America for over a decade. She credits them with helping her hone her craft.

Barbara is married to the man she met her senior year of college. They have two grown children and eight grandchildren.

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TOUR PARTICIPANTS

June 28
Valerie’s Musings – REVIEW, AUTHOR INTERVIEW
Babs Book Bistro – SPOTLIGHT, GIVEAWAY

June 29
The Power of Words – REVIEW

June 30
A Blue Million Books – AUTHOR INTERVIEW
FUONLYKNEW – SPOTLIGHT, GIVEAWAY
The Book Diva’s Reads – SPOTLIGHT, GIVEAWAY

July 1
A Wytch’s Book Review Blog – REVIEW, CHARACTER INTERVIEW
cherylbbookblog – REVIEW, GIVEAWAY
A Holland Reads – SPOTLIGHT

July 2
Ruff Drafts – GUEST POST

July 3
Teresa Trent Author Blog – CHARACTER GUEST POST, GIVEAWAY

July 4
Varietats – REVIEW, GUEST POST

July 5 
Mysteries with Character – GUEST POST
Island Confidential – AUTHOR INTERVIEW

July 6
StoreyBook Reviews – GUEST POST
Fiction Obsession – REVIEW

July 7
Books a Plenty Book Reviews – REVIEW, GIVEAWAY

July 8
Cozy Up With Kathy – REVIEW
Lisa Ks Book Review – AUTHOR INTERVIEW


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Special thanks to Lori at Great Escapes Virtual Book Tours for the chance to bring this tour to you.  (THANKS!)  For more information on this title, the author, this tour, or those on the horizon, feel free to click through the links provided above.  This title is available now, so click on over to your favorite online retailer ot snag your copy today!

Until next time, remember...if it looks good, READ IT!



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