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Thursday, November 9, 2017

GEVBT SPOTLIGHT: Dressed to Kill by Vicki Vass - GUEST POST + GIVEAWAY!

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Today, we're joining a Great Escapes Virtual Book Tour already in progress starring the latest release from author Vicki Vass.  She's the mind behind the Antique Hunters Mystery series and the fifth release, that we happen to be featuring today, tells of a secret plan unraveled at the seams...puns totally intended.  So feast your eyes on today's title in the spotlight...

An Antique Hunters Mystery, Book 5
Vicki Vass
Cozy Mystery
5th in Series
Date of Release - November 1, 2017
Self Published
Number of Pages: 152

About the book...
In 1865, Elizabeth Keckley, Mary Todd Lincoln’s dressmaker, conspired to change the course of the Civil War. Crossing lines between North and South, the band of conspirators wove a plan that remained undiscovered for more than 150 years until Antique Hunter Anne Hillstrom finds one of Keckley’s gowns. She and fellow Antique Hunter CC Muller unravel the mystery that has left a trail of dead bodies, leading to the doorstep of their antique store, Great-Aunt Sybil’s Attic. 
Dressed to Kill is the fifth book in the Antique Hunters Mystery Series. Rooted in history, the series reimagines real-life events blurring the line between fact and fiction.


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Sound good?
I thought so too.
Know what sounds better?
A Guest Post...which I just so happen to have here from none other than, Betsy Buttersworth, a character with interesting connections to Anne Hilstrom, Antique Hunter extraordinaire!


~~~ GUEST POST ~~~

Let’s get this over with. I, Betsy Buttersworth, am not the mean girl that Anne Hillstrom makes me out to be. Sure, I enjoy competing with her at various auctions, estate sales and flea markets but it is all in the friendly air of competition. I appear alongside Anne in the Antique Hunter Mystery series, written by Vicki Vass, a former journalist.

Image result for white gold choker with 2 caret aquamarineI will admit I recently beat Anne in landing a stunning white gold choker with a two-carat aquamarine at an auction. Sssh, don’t tell her, she doesn’t know she was bidding against me. I really don’t know where our competition started. It seems that it has always been that way ever since we were girls attending the same college.

Her best friend, CC, constantly tells me to ease up, but something won’t let me. I find myself taking pleasure in beating Anne. It’s become a game to me, and I hate losing.

Let me update your on my life. I own a chocolate shop which I run and operate directly next to Anne and CC’s antique store. My shop is decorated in my signature color-periwinkle blue. I’ve recently purchased a crystal chandelier which I will hang from the ceiling directly above the cake case.

When not busy at the store, I spend time with my book club. We are currently reading the new antique hunters mystery, Dressed to Kill. I need to discover what happens to Anne and the Elizabeth Keckley dress she discovered at the Treasure House, the resale shop where she volunteers. Is it connected to Mary Todd Lincoln? Keckley was after all her dressmaker. I would ask Anne but she would not divulge information to me so I will have to read their exploits in the book.
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Besides the book club and the chocolate store, I am starting a foundation to help young girls build their self-esteem. We bring in different female leaders to share the experiences in the business world. Some of them are even offering to mentor the girls. I am allowing several of them to work at my store. The idea started when I met Dakota, Anne’s young protégée. This is my way to give back.

I also retain my place on the Frank Lloyd Wright Historical Society. I volunteer once a month, giving tours of his studio and home. This often keeps me quite busy. So, you see it can be challenging to find time to best Anne at her own game of antiquing. I often have to get up very early to beat her to a sale. I plan to do so this week, visiting an antique house in a nearby suburb. I don’t want to say which one in case she is reading this. Please don’t share this information with her.  I trust you to keep my secret. I have my eye on a particular Rookwood vase which is even lovelier than the Phoenix vase I gave Anne during our temporary truce.

Hope to see you antiquing! Thanks for letting me drop by and let’s do it again.


About the author...

With a passion for shopping and antiques, Vicki Vass turned in her reporter’s notebook to chronicle the adventures of Anne and CC, two antique hunters who use their skills to solve a murder case. Vicki has written more than 1,400 stories for the Chicago Tribune as well as other commercial publications including Home & Away, the Lutheran and Woman’s World. Her science fiction novel, The Lexicon, draws on her experience in Sudan while writing about the ongoing civil war for World Relief. She lives in the Chicago area with her husband, writer and musician Brian Tedeschi, son Tony, Australian shepherd Bandit, kittens Terra and Pixel, seven koi and Gary the turtle.



Special thanks to Lori at Great Escapes Virtual Book Tours for the chance to bring this promotion to you.  (THANKS!)  For more information on this title, the author, the series, THIS TOUR, or those on the horizon, feel free to click through the links provided above.  This title is newly available this month, so click on over to Amazon to snag your tree or e copy today!

Be sure to stop by the other sites on the tour for more bookish fun!

November 1 – Books,Dreams,Life – SPOTLIGHT  
November 2 –  Valerie’s Musings – INTERVIEW
November 3 – Books a Plenty Book Reviews – SPOTLIGHT
November 4 – Laura’s Interests – REVIEW, GUEST POST
November 5 – Readeropolis – SPOTLIGHT
November 6 – Brooke Blogs – GUEST POST
November 7 – Bibliophile Reviews –  REVIEW, CHARACTER GUEST POST
November 8 – A Holland Reads – REVIEW, CHARACTER GUEST POST
November 9 – Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers – CHARACTER GUEST POST
November 10 – Cassidy’s Bookshelves – GUEST POST
November 11 – StoreyBook Reviews – SPOTLIGHT
November 12 – Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book – SPOTLIGHT
November 13 – Maureen’s Musings – REVIEW
November 13 – Celticlady’s Reviews – SPOTLIGHT
November 14 – Lisa Ks Book Reviews – REVIEW, INTERVIEW

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1 comment:

diannekc said...

I really like the antique hunter storyline. Sounds like a great read.

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