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Thursday, July 21, 2016

Candidate For Murder by Lauren Carr Guest post & Giveaway

Book Description:

election time in Spencer, Maryland, and the race for mayor is not a
pretty one. In recent years, the small resort town has become divided
between the local year-round residents who have enjoyed their rural way
of life and the city dwellers moving into their mansions, taking over
the town council, and proceeding to turn Deep Creek Lake into a closed
gate community—complete with a host of regulations for everything from
speed limits to clothes lines.

the political parties force-feed two unsavory mayoral nominees on the
town residents, Police Chief David O’Callaghan decides to make a
statement—by nominating Gnarly, Mac Faraday’s German shepherd, to run as
mayor of Spencer!

starts out as a joke turns into a disaster when overnight Gnarly
becomes the front runner—at which point his political enemies take a
page straight out of Politics 101. What do you do when you’re behind in a
race? Dig up dirt on the front runner, of course.

someone is not content to rest with simply embarrassing the front
runner by publicizing his dishonorable discharge from the United States
Army, but to throw in a murder for good measure. With murder on the
ballot, Mac Faraday and the gang—including old friends from past
cases—dive in to clear Gnarly’s name, catch a killer, and save Spencer!

Author's Bio:

Carr is the international best-selling author of the Mac Faraday,
Lovers in Crime, and Thorny Rose Mysteries. The twelfth installment in
the Mac Faraday Mystery series, Candidate for Murder will be released
June 2016.

is a popular speaker who has made appearances at schools, youth groups,
and on author panels at conventions. She lives with her husband, son,
and four dogs (including the real Gnarly) on a mountain in Harpers
Ferry, WV.

Connect with Lauren: Website  ~  Twitter  ~  Facebook

Ten Things About Lauren Carr’s Mac Faraday Mysteries You May Not Know

  1. The Mac Faraday Mysteries take place in Spencer, Maryland, which is a fictional small town located on Deep Creek Lake in western Maryland. Deep Creek Lake is a real resort town, though.
  2. Lauren Carr created the fictional town of Spencer, Maryland, after the Garrett County sheriff expressed concern about the sheriff in the first Mac Faraday mystery, It’s Murder, My Son, being a doofus. Out of respect for the real law enforcement, she made the character a police chief of a fictional small town.
  3. Mac Faraday’s mansion on Spencer Point is based on Lauren’s sister-in-law’s home located on a point of a lake in a resort town in Wisconsin.
  4. The original setting for It’s Murder, My Son, the first Mac Faraday Mystery was Pelican Lake, Wisconsin. Lauren changed the setting to Deep Creek Lake after her sister-in-law was dismayed that the murder took place in her home.
  5. Gnarly was not in the first or even second draft of It’s Murder, My Son. While Mac Faraday had a dog, it was not become an actual character until a much later draft.
  6. Gnarly was inspired by Lauren’s son’s Australian shepherd, which was given to him by a woman during halftime at a football game.
  7. There is a real Gnarly. After the success of the Mac Faraday Mysteries, Lauren got a real German shepherd and named him Gnarly.
  8. The Spencer Inn, located at the top of Spencer Mountain, is modeled after Snow Shoe, which is located in West Virginia.
  9. Archie Monday is a gourmet cook and is fearless when it comes to trying new foods—much like author Lauren Carr.
  10. Most of Gnarly’s misbehaviors are based on real-life incidents involving Lauren’s dogs or dog stories supplied to her by fans. Among those “tricks” is the opening of doors, which the real Gnarly is able to do—even if the doorknob is round!

Tour Schedule:

June 20 - Working Mommy Journal - book spotlight / giveaway

June 20 - My Journey Back - book spotlight / guest post
June 20 - Books for Books - book spotlight / guest post
June 21 - Christy's Cozy Corners - book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
June 21 - fuonlyknew - book spotlight / giveaway
June 22 - Book Crazy Scrapbook Mama - book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
June 22 - Book Reviews Nature Photos - book spotlight / author interview
June 23 - Writers and Authors - book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
June 23 - Rockin' Book Reviews - book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
June 24 - Thoughts in Progress - book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
June 24 - bookmyopia - book spotlight / guest post
June 27 - The Travelogue of a Book Addict - book spotlight / giveaway
June 27 - Nighttime Reading Center - book spotlight
June 28 - Stranded in Chaos - book spotlight / giveaway
June 29 - Stormy Nights Reviewing & Bloggin' - book spotlight
June 29 - The Autistic Gamer - book spotlight
June 30 - Katie's Clean Book Collection - book spotlight / giveaway
June 30 - Tea and A Book - book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
July 1 -     Brooke Blogs - book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
July 1 -     Cheryl's Book Nook - book spotlight / giveaway
July 4 -     Ali - The Dragon Slayer - book spotlight / giveaway
July 4 -     Book and Ink - book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
July 5 -     New Horizon Reviews - book spotlight / author interview
July 6 -     Jaquo Lifestyle Magazine - book spotlight / guest post
July 6 -     Library of Clean Reads - book spotlight / giveaway
July 7 -     T's Stuff - book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
July 8 -     Words And Peace - book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
July 11 -   StoreyBook Reviews - book spotlight / giveaway
July 12 -   Carole's Book Corner - book spotlight / giveaway
July 13 -   Cassidy Salem Reads & Writes - book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
July 14 -   Christa Reads and Writes - book spotlight
July 15 -   Bound 2 Escape - book spotlight
July 18 -   #redhead.with.book - book spotlight / giveaway
July 18 -   Puddletown Reviews - book spotlight
July 19 -   100 Pages A Day - book spotlight / giveaway
July 19 -   A Mama's Corner of the World - book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
July 20 -   Mystery Suspense Reviews - book spotlight / guest post
July 21 -   Heidi's Wanderings - book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
July 22 -   3 Partners in Shopping - book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
July 25 -   Celticlady's Reviews - book spotlight / giveaway
July 26 -   A Soccer Mom's Book Blog - book spotlight / giveaway
July 27 -   Reading Authors - book spotlight / giveaway
July 28 -   Deal Sharing Aunt - book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
July 29 -   Jessica Cassidy - book spotlight / author interview

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  1. Thank you, 3 partners, for inviting me and Gnarly to share these fun facts about Gnarly and the Mac Faraday Mystery series. Here's wishing each one of your followers luck in the giveaway. #Vote4Gnarly and you could win a FREE KINDLE!

  2. Thank you for the chance to win a kindle!! Would love that prize. I am sharing like crazy, I may not have a spot in your entry form for all my shares, but will share ton's. Thank you and I look forward to this series as well.