5/29/16

The Madness of Mercury - Connie di Marco - GIVEAWAY!!!!!!!

on Tour May 7 - June 3

 

Madness of Mercury

Synopsis:

Astrologer Julia Bonatti never thought her chosen profession would bring danger into her life, but her outspoken advice in her newspaper column, AskZodia, makes her the target of San Francisco’s recently-arrived cult leader, Reverend Roy of the Prophet’s Tabernacle. The followers of the power hungry preacher will stop at nothing to quell the voices of those who would stand in his way and Julia’s at the top of his list. She’s willing to bet the charismatic Reverend is a Mercury-ruled individual, and she knows all too well that Mercury wasn’t just the messenger of the gods, he was a trickster and a liar as well.



Book Details:
Genre: Mystery
Published by: Midnight Ink 
Publication Date: June 8, 2016 
Number of Pages: 312 
ISBN: 978-0738749129 
Purchase Links: Amazon Barnes & Noble IndieBound Goodreads

 

Read an excerpt:

As I stood in line at the checkout counter of the bookstore an uncomfortable feeling stole over me. Was I being watched? I turned slowly and surveyed the customers in line behind me. No one looked suspicious. No one turned away suddenly. Just holiday shoppers focused on their own business. When I turned back my eye caught someone standing at a table close by, separated by a metal bar from the line of shoppers. A man, dark hair, black jacket, seemingly immersed in a book he was holding in his hands. No shopping bags in sight. Something about him . . . I mentally shook myself, pushing the thought out of my mind. I was being paranoid. Nerves were getting the better of me.
I paid for my purchase and left. Bundling up against the cold, I retraced my steps and approached the garage entrance. I took the elevator down to the lowest level where I had parked, stepped out and glanced around. In contrast to the crowds of people above on the streets, not a soul was in sight. I felt a frisson of fear. Why was it so deserted? My nerves were just on edge, I decided. I was imagining threats where there were none. I took a deep breath and hurried to my car. I unlocked the door and threw my bags onto the passenger seat. Before I could turn the key in the ignition I glanced in the rearview mirror. A face in a ski mask stared back at me, the eyes bright in the ambient lighting. A gasp caught in my throat. My heart raced as a gloved hand pulled my head back and covered my mouth. I felt the sharp prick of a knife point at my neck. I froze. I couldn’t move. I couldn’t speak.
“Forget about the Prophet. Make sure you keep your big mouth shut or my next visit won’t be so nice,” he growled. He pulled the knife away, let go of my jaw and jumped out of the car.

 

Author Bio:

Connie di MarcoConnie di Marco is the author of the new Zodiac Mystery series from Midnight Ink, featuring San Francisco astrologer Julia Bonatti. Writing as Connie Archer, she is also the author of the national bestselling Soup Lover’s Mysteries from Berkley Prime Crime. Some of her excerpts and recipes can be found in The Cozy Cookbook and The Mystery Writers of America Cookbook. Connie is a member of Mystery Writers of America, International Thriller Writers and Sisters in Crime. She grew up in New England and now lives on the other coast.

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7 comments:

  1. Thanks so much for hosting my stop today!

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    1. Thanks for visiting my Blog.
      This book looks so good.
      I am only sorry that I didn't have time in my schedule to read and review it! It is now on my wish list tho!

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    2. Oh, thank you. I just hope you really enjoy it whenever you can get to it!

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  2. Hi Connie - Amazon wasn't kidding - it's in the mail. Yay! You're going to need a rest after this extensive book tour ;-).

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    1. Hi Sally, definitely! I'd like to sleep for a week, but I have to get busy on the next book. Thanks again for pre-ordering! I'm amazed Amazon is sending it out already, that's exciting! I hope you'll enjoy Julia's adventures!

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  3. I have seen great reviews on this book. It's on my TBR list for sure!

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    1. Hi Cheryl - I'm so happy people seem to really enjoy this book!

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