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Bridal Shop Chaos (Cookie Cutter Cozy Mystery #7) by Karen Cino @karencino #RLFblog #NewRelease #ContemporaryRomance #Cozy

Shopping for a bridal gown turns into a murder mystery in Karen Cino's new contemporary cozy mystery. Will the wedding take place without a hitch?

Karen, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I'm Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here!

Please tell us about Bridal Shop Chaos (Book 7 in the Cookie Cutter Cozy Mystery Series.

Bridal Club Chaos by Karen Cino

Genre Contemporary romance cozy mystery

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG17

A routine trip to a local bridal shop is disrupted when the bridal shop owner gets murdered while Connie and Sara are in the dressing room. As the investigation unwinds, secrets out the owner are discovered, as the list of suspects continue to grow.

Sara Mazza and her boyfriend continue to have problems in their relationship, stemming back to the cruise they had taken the month before.

As Connie's wedding day approaches, will they solve the case and not get themselves in harms way again?

Why did you write this book?

Writing is my passion. Since I moved from Staten Island, New York to the New Jersey Shore. I love the beach, so having my series take place at the Jersey Shore was a blast.

What is your favorite genre to read?

I am a big reader. I love reading Women's Fiction and Cozy Mysteries, but give me a good Stephen King novel and I'm in heaven.

Who is your favorite character from fiction (not including your own)?

I love Stephanie Plum. She's a multi dimensional character, with a definite laugh out loud read.

What are you working on at the moment?

I'm working on a Women's Fiction romance and a new contemporary cozy mystery.

What books will we see from you in coming months?

Moving forward I will be releasing Down at the Shore, book 1 in the Five Beach Road Series.

Where to buy Bridal Shop Chaos

Publisher Mandolay Press

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B097YYVBGR

Karen Cino Social Media

Karen Cino is a multi-published author who has been writing since she was fourteen years old. She started her career by writing poetry, short stories and writing articles for her high school newspaper. After reading Jackie Collin's Lovers and Gamblers and Jacqueline Susann's, Valley of the Dolls, Karen found her niche. Karen loves writing about local places that people can relate to.
Karen loves the summer, loves the beach. Her previous books were written and took place in various locations in Staten Island. Her Cookie Cutter Cozy Mystery Series takes place at the New Jersey Shore.
Karen is a member of Women's Fiction Writers Association and Sisters in Crime and Romance Writers of America.
Karen has two adult children, Michael Giordano, singer, songwriter and producer, and Nicole Giordano who works in Retail Management and is also a photographer. In 2015 Karen moved to the Jersey Shore.
Website http://karencino.com
Blog http://karencinobooks.com
Amazon Author Page https://www.amazon.com/-/e/B008LCG31Y
Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4444484.Karen_Cino
Newsletter http://us8.campaign-archive1.com/home/?u=372e9cad72e3faf1c0a8b9a4e&id=9ac84ba873
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Discover fast fun facts about Stephanie LaVigne, author of Headlines, Deadlines, and Lies @stephunderwater #RLFblog #cozymystery #sweetromanceStephanie, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here! Please tell us about Headlines, Deadlines, and Lies.

Headlines, Deadlines, and Lies by Stephanie LaVigne

Genre Cozy Mystery / Sweet Romance

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG-13

If you like quirky amateur sleuth heroines, intriguing puzzles, and slow-burn romance, then you’ll love Headlines, Deadlines & Lies! A story about friendship, family, and finding your passion, Stephanie Lavigne’s newest book is a genealogical mystery set in a charming beach town along Florida’s Gulf Coast.

Piper Harrington’s life is a blur. Between raising two kids alone and scrambling to keep up at work, she craves a chance to prove her own dreams are valid. When she’s given her lucky break to vie for a feature column at the local paper, she jumps at it…even though it requires telling one teensy, tiny lie.

Scrambling for a topic to keep readers hooked, Piper dives into the world of genealogy…something she knows absolutely nothing about. When her investigation turns up more questions than answers, her findings threaten to open up a Pandora’s box that can’t be closed.

The cut-off is fast approaching, but between a Type-A boss, a distractingly magnetic new crime reporter, and racing between school drop-offs, she discovers that some secrets want to stay buried.

Can Piper uncover the truth and deliver a show-stopping story by the deadline?

Or will her career ambitions end up relegated to the obituaries?

QUICK

Do you write more than one genre? If so, what are they?

I do! I write in both mystery and romance. Then, within each of those genres, I’ve written in sub-genres. For example, in Romance, I’ve written in Sweet, Small Town, Regency, Contemporary Western, and others. I’m really excited to start writing more within the sub-niches of Mystery now as well. My current books are lighthearted stories that are considered Cozy Mystery and Amateur Sleuth. I’m currently working on a quirky Police Procedural which is a ton of fun, too.

How do you come up with ideas?

A combination of ways. For my romance books, I generally choose a location first, then a place or person within that location that would be interesting to write about. Then I start filling the story about from there.

For my mysteries, I keep an ongoing list of news headlines and plot ideas that I come up with. I usually start with a character who is in a situation, then I have to figure out what got them into that situation and how they are going to get out of it.

What is the single most important part of writing for you?

Enjoying it, I think is first and foremost. If I hated writing or found it painful, I don’t think it would be the right profession for me. I feel like I’m doing work that I was meant to do. Luckily, that means it doesn’t feel too much like work, even though I work very hard and a lot goes into writing and publishing books.

Second to that rather selfish reason, the most important part of writing for me is knowing that people enjoyed it. At the end of the day, I want to do my part to contribute, and the way I know how to do that is to write something that makes someone else feel good, and maybe provide a few laughs along the way.

When did you write your first book?

I wrote my first full novel length book in college, which thankfully has never left its three-ring binder. I wrote another first book many years later when I decided to leave my career in the film industry. It is also housed in a three-ring binder. I wrote my “real” first novel after I decided to leave my career in photography and do the thing I had been putting off for all those years. I got paid for that book and it never had its own binder. ?

Easy

Coffee or tea? Coffee! (Though I own enough tea that my husband would probably question my answer.)

Sit down dinner or drive through? Sit down dinner. I am the slowest eater on the planet.

Fold laundry immediately or let it sit? Ugh, I wish I could say fold it immediately, but alas, laundry is a herculean effort to stay on top of in my house. Piles of it are folded and sitting as I type this, and will sadly be there still waiting tomorrow.

Unload dishwasher right away or use dishes from it? Dishes are even harder than laundry to stay on top of! But I unload them right away. I read this great book called How To Manage Your Home Without Losing Your Mind and I try to run the dishwasher every night to save my sanity.

Driving for pleasure or avoid driving anywhere? Totally for pleasure! I love driving. I once drove five hours to Key West while I was thinking through something, got out of my car, watched the sunset, then turned around and drove home. (I obviously did not have kids yet, haha.)

Talk or text? Talk. Though I completely abuse the auto-dictate feature on my texts, so both forms of communication have blurred together a bit these days.

Emoji or smilie? (I’m not sure if that’s supposed to be similie or smile, haha, so I’m going to do my best here.) I am very expressive in real life, which causes me to find emojis useful because I don’t think people will understand how emphatic I am in a text. Apparently, my life is me constantly shrugging, smacking my hand against my face, and laughing with one tear.

Where to buy Headlines, Deadlines, and Lies

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Headlines-Deadlines-Lies-Sunshine-State-ebook/dp/B08ZXZDZYY

Stephanie LaVigne’s Social Media

Stephanie LaVigne is a bestselling author of mystery and romance novels. From sailing across the Atlantic to mushing a Canadian dogsled and more, she’s been lucky enough to have all kinds of adventures alongside real-life characters. Her whirlwind of a life keeps her imagination active and her stories flowing. Her books are quirky, relatable, adventurous, and witty. She lives in South Florida surrounded by palm trees, peacocks, a few wild kids, and one wild husband.

Website https://stephanielavigne.com

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/thestephanielavigne

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Amazon Author Page https://www.amazon.com/Stephanie-LaVigne/e/B014DUTKOY

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Read the #Cozy #Mystery Temporarily Employed, a new romantic comedy by Vicki Batman @VickiBatman #SmallTownRomance #Mystery #RLFblogWhen your dream job disappears, your new SUV gets wiped out, and you're desperate for cash, what do you do? Hattie Cook becomes temporarily employed...

Temporarily Employed: A Humorous Romantic Mystery

Hattie Cooks Mystery Book 1

Genre Cozy mystery

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): G

Hattie Cook's dream job is down the toilet and her new SUV violated. Desperate for cash to cover the basic necessities of rent and food, she takes a temporary job at Buy-Rite insurance company where she uncovers an embezzling scam tied to the death of a former employee—the very one she replaced. The last thing she wants is to clash with By-the-Book Detective Wellborn, no matter how much he makes her heart pound.

Allan Charles Wellborn has secretly adored Hattie all his life. He evolved from a pocket protector-wearing geek to a handsome police detective. When the police determine there's more to the death of a former Buy Rite employee, he steps in to lead the investigation. Overly dedicated, always perfect, he puts his job first, even if doing so ultimately hurts the one he loves.

Can the killer be found before Hattie's time is up?

Where to buy Temporarily Out of Luck

Publisher The Wild Rose Press
Amazon https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00N4J5FDQ

Vicki Batman Social Media

Vicki Batman has sold many romantic comedy works to magazines, several publishers, and most recently, two humorous romantic mysteries. Along the way, she has picked up awards and bestsellers. Avid Jazzerciser. Handbag lover. Mahjong player. Yoga practitioner. Movie fan. Book devourer. Chocaholic. Best Mom ever. And adores Handsome Hubby. Most days begin with her hands set to the keyboard and thinking "What if??"

Website http://vickibatman.blogspot.com/ 

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Coming Soon: A Witch's Quandary by Tena Stetler @tenastetler #RLFblog #Paranormal Romance/MysteryA Broken Engagement leads to the discovery of stolen magic and malice in Tena Stetler’s new paranormal romance/mystery. Someone is being blackmailed. A member of the Witch’s Council is corrupt. Will Dillon and Gale uncover the truth in time?

Tena, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here! Please tell us about A Witch’s Quandary.

A Witch’s Quandary by Tena Stetler

Genre – Paranormal Romance/Mystery

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG13

Gale’s engagement is off because she refuses to leave her thriving business in Ireland to follow Dillon to Scotland. Her family and friends are on the emerald isle. Yet, when Dillon returns with the whole story and asks for her help, she must follow her heart.

Becoming a Solicitor, then partner in the family law firm was never Dillon’s dream. Now it’s his nightmare. Called to Scotland, his father demands he take his rightful place in the firm or be disowned and disinherited. Something is terribly amiss in the firm and family.

During Gale and Dillon’s investigation, they discover the enforcer for the Demon Overlord is also delving into rumors the firm is acting illegally. Magic has been stolen, someone is being blackmailed, and a member of the Witch’s council is corrupt. If Gale and Dillon want a life together in Ireland, they have to unearth secrets threatening to destroy the firm and family in Scotland.

A Witch’s Quandary book trailer – Youtube link for book trailer. https://youtu.be/ne-gsKsaAUg

Coming Soon: A Witch's Quandary by Tena Stetler @tenastetler #RLFblog #Paranormal Romance/Mystery

Where to buy A Witch’s Quandary

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Preorder links

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Ibooks: http://itunes.apple.com/us/book/isbn9781509236930
Barnes and Noble https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/a-witchs-quandary-tena-stetler/1139505155
Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/58105770-a-witch-s-quandary?from_search=true&from_srp=true&qid=jrNqEtBseU&rank=1
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Read the series: A Demons' Witch by Tena Stetler @tenastetler #RLFblog #ParanormalRomance #MysteryEven with magic, Synn discovers finding your place in the world proves more difficult than imagined especially when someone is out for revenge in Tena Stetler’s paranormal romance/mystery. Could she (Synn not Tena) really be descended from the elite Guardians Guild made up of magical creatures formed over a millennium ago?

Tena, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here! Please tell us about your series.

A Magic Redemption in the A Demon’s Witch Series

Read the series: A Demons' Witch by Tena Stetler @tenastetler #RLFblog #ParanormalRomance #MysteryGenre: Paranormal Romance/Mystery

Book heat level PG13:

Synn, a demon, carries extraordinary magic and power, but there is more within her than she dreams. Kidnapped as a child, her captors murdered her family and forced her into training as a warrior assassin. When an assignment goes horribly wrong, she finds herself at the mercy of the friends and family of her intended target. Offering valuable information in exchange for protection, she gains her freedom, but it is not without its challenges.

Gavin Shaughnessy is the publican at his family’s Irish pub. He is certain Synn is meant to be his and isn’t bothered by her past. He must find a way to convince her, their future together is stronger than the dark memories that haunt her dreams.

When her past comes calling for revenge, will their love survive the raging inferno she brings down upon them? Or will the searing path of destruction destroy all they hold dear?

Which book is this in the series?

A Magic Redemption is book five in A Demon’s Witch Series

How many books do you plan for the series?

Well, originally in 2015 I planned three books then along came Caden and Mystic demanding their own story, after that Synn and Gavin had to have their story told. At that point, the series had five. In November of 2020, what a year, Gale and Dillon came on scene from A Magic Redemption and demanded to have their story told. So by summer’s end 2021 here will six, but who know how many more characters have demands I don’t know about yet.

That’s what fun about being a seat-of-the-pants writer (panster). LOL

How many books are completed?

Six

What characters are the main stars in your series?

Bruce and Angie started it out in my debut novel A Demon’s Witch. Since then there are several characters that take center stage.

What is the overall theme in this series?

A Demon’s Witch Series- The adventures of Bruce, Angie and their friends are an entertaining escape from the ordinary world. Be swept away into magical, romantic fantasy adventures with a bit of mystery, you’ll never want to leave. These spicy tales have it all intrigue, humor, thrills, danger and a splash of magic to keep you on the edge of your seat.

Please list the series titles below, in any order you prefer.

A Demon’s Witch
A Warlock’s Secrets
A Vampire’s Unlikely Alliance
An Angel’s Unintentional Entanglement
A Magic Redemption
A Witch’s Quandary (Release end of summer 2021)

What did you like best about writing this series?

The fun, adventure and mystery in each one of them. Where the hero and heroine in each one are different, as is the setting and plot. The other characters from the prior books make appearances to stir the pot.

What other books (not in this series, have you written?)

Charm Me
Charm Me Again – its been contracted to be made into a video game)
Mystic Maples
A Witch’s Journey
A Witch’s Holiday Wedding
Hidden Gypsy Magic
Chocolate Raspberry Magic

Where can we find links for all your books?

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Tena-Stetler/e/B014E0PEPM

https://www.TenaStetler.com/books

Where to buy A Magic Redemption

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Magic-Redemption-Demons-Witch-Book-ebook/dp/B07JVN4DYD/
Amazon UK https://www.amazon.co.uk/Magic-Redemption-Demons-Witch-Book-ebook/dp/B07JVN4DYD/
Amazon AU https://www.amazon.com.au/Magic-Redemption-Demons-Witch-Book-ebook/dp/B07JVN4DYD/
Amazon CA https://www.amazon.ca/Magic-Redemption-Demons-Witch-Book-ebook/dp/B07JVN4DYD/
Barnes and Noble https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/a-magic-redemption-tena-stetler/1129775529?ean=2940161920992
iBooks https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/a-magic-redemption/id1439079582?mt=11
Kobo https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/a-magic-redemption
Universal link – https://books2read.com/u/4NQ0DN

Where to buy Chocolate Raspberry Magic

Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Chocolate-Raspberry-Magic-One-Scoop-ebook/dp/B08XTJ2F71/

Barnes and Noble https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/chocolate-raspberry-magic-tena-stetler/1138919383?ean=2940162596608

iBooks https://books.apple.com/us/book/chocolate-raspberry-magic/id1556167216

Tena Stetler Social Media

Tena Stetler is a best-selling author of award winning paranormal romance with an over-active imagination. She wrote her first vampire romance as a tween, to the chagrin of her mother and the delight of her friends. Colorado is home; shared with her husband, a brilliant Chow Chow, a spoiled parrot and a forty-five-year-old box turtle. When she’s not writing, her time is spent kayaking, camping, hiking, biking or just relaxing in the great Colorado outdoors. Her books tell tales of magical kick-ass women and mystical alpha males that dare to love them. Travel, adventure and a bit of mystery flourish in her books along with a few companion animals to round out the tales
Website https://www.tenastetler.com
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Do It Write: Where Karen Cino writes @karencino #RLFblog #CozyMystery #RomanceA long-awaited vacation turns into an unsolved murder in Karen Cino’s new Cozy Mystery Romance, Cruise Ship Chaos. Getting close to the killer puts their own lives in danger. Will they be able to solve the case before they become the next victims?

Karen, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here! Before we talk about your office, please tell us about your latest book.

Cruise Ship Chaos by Karen Cino

Genre Cozy Mystery Romance

Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG 17

Connie and Sara go on a cruise with their detective boyfriends. This is the first time Connie is on a cruise. Even though she was reluctant at first, she quickly settles into their suite. This trip was about relaxing and not worrying about solving murders. However, as Connie and Brett are making their way to their room, the elevator door open to a staged dead body. Once again, the women are on the case. Will they be able to solve the case before they become the next victims?

Where to buy Cruise Ship Chaos

Publisher Mandolay Press
Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08KHLC78H

Karen Cino Social Media

Karen Cino is a multi-published author who has been writing since she was fourteen years old. She started her career by writing poetry, short stories and writing articles for her high school newspaper. After reading Jackie Collin’s Lovers and Gamblers and Jacqueline Susann’s, Valley of the Dolls, Karen found her niche. Karen loves writing about local places that people can relate to.
Karen loves the summer, loves the beach. Her previous books were written and took place in various locations in Staten Island. Her Cookie Cutter Cozy Mystery Series takes place at the New Jersey Shore.
Karen is a member of Women’s Fiction Writers Association and Sisters in Crime and Romance Writers of America.
Karen has two adult children, Michael Giordano, singer, songwriter and producer, and Nicole Giordano who works in Retail Management and is also a photographer. In 2015 Karen moved to the Jersey Shore.
Website: http://karencino.com
Blog: http://karencinobooks.com
Amazon Author Page: https://www.amazon.com/-/e/B008LCG31Y
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4444484.Karen_Cino
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