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Monday, November 3, 2014

Kicked to the Curb by Joanna Campbell Slan Virtual Book Tour Guest Post and Giveaway

This mystery kept my attention and I genuinely loved the idea of the store and the circle of friends around Cara. This is a well-crafted cozy mystery.
~Author Teresa Trent
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Kicked to the Curb
By Joanna Campbell Slan
  • Series: (Book #2 in the Cara Mia Delgatto Mystery Series)
  • Cozy Mystery 200 pages
 Cara Mia Delgatto’s cup runneth over with worries. Her ex-husband is refusing to pay their son’s college tuition, her evil sister is pulling mean pranks, and her old boyfriend has broken her heart. And that’s just the personal stuff. She’s also concerned about keeping the cash register ringing at The Treasure Chest, her retail store specializing in upcycled, recycled, and repurposed d├ęcor items with a coastal theme. The media event that Cara plans turns nasty when reporter Kathy Simmons threatens to share unsavory details from the shopkeeper’s past. Things get really dicey when Kathy mysteriously disappears. Cara’s other problems seem trivial in comparison to…a murder investigation!

Thank you to the author Joanna Campbell Slan for being with us today;

Books: Bigger Is Better, Sometimes!

By Joanna Campbell Slan

When I was traditionally published, I noticed a trend. Each contract specified that my books should get shorter and shorter. When I started writing cozy mysteries, the word count numbered 85,000 to 90,000. But by the time my most recent contract came, that had been chopped to less than 75,000. The reason? Fewer words means fewer pages and a cheaper book to produce in paper.

Since then I’ve gone out on my own. Because I don’t have to worry about my publisher dictating the word count, my most recent book – Kicked to the Curb—is a whopper at 103,000 words! But my Beta Readers have told me that they love this book. The longer length is perfect for the story I tell.

I realize that not every new book I write will be, or should be, as long as this one. However, I feel good about giving my readers a thick, juicy book to sink their (metaphorical) teeth into. Considering the price is only $3.99, I think that Kicked to the Curb is a real bargain of an e-book.

As an author, I’m happy to give my readers more and more of what they want! There’s never been a better time to be a lover of books.

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About This Author
 National Bestselling and Award-Winning Author Joanna Campbell Slan has penned 26 books, including the popular Kiki Lowenstein Mystery Series (Agatha Award Finalist). Her new series featuring Cara Mia Delgatto is a spin off from those books. Joanna writes about spunky women who get by with a little help from their friends. A crafting junkie, Joanna lives on a nearly deserted island in Florida with her dog, Jax, who is making a career out of stealing women’s lingerie.
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Joanna Campbell Slan is the author of, oh, around twenty-six books. (She’s lost count!) She’s an award-winner, a national bestseller, an Amazon bestseller, and frankly…tired a lot of the time. As the creator of three different mystery series, she rarely remembers the names of real people because she’s juggling so many make-believe people in her head.

She’s offering a special free gift for readers who join her newsletter list. You’ll receive two recipes, two craft tutorials, and an outtake scene from Kicked to the Curb automatically when you send an email to KTTCBonus@JoannaSlan.com Once you’re on her newsletter list, you’ll be notified about free reads, free art, and other special offers.

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Here’s the link to the book: http://tinyurl.com/KickedTTCurb

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