Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Book Tour, Guest Post and Giveaway: Detective Blanchette Mysteries by Marguerite Ashton

Promised Lies
A Detective Blanchette Mystery Book 1
Marguerite Ashton

Mystery, Thriller
Detective Lily Blanchette has a lot on her plate…
Her sister Celine has recently been murdered and her parents are on the brink of divorce. Now she’s lead on a multiple murder

Six months after Lily’s sister’s death, the bodies of two young women are discovered. One look at the way the bodies have been posed and Lily knows her sister’s killer is back.

And she’s determined to get him.

When Lily visits the family of victim Tanya O’Neal, she learns the woman had arranged to meet a man going by the handle CtryGeek23 on the social networking site Scatter.

Lily thinks finding the man behind the account is key to solving the

But CtryGeek23 is very clever, and Lily has her work cut out for her. As she digs around, clues point her to a local brewery where she
discovers the body of another young woman.

The more Lily digs, the more she thinks there is more than one murderer at work, and CtryGeek23 is the mastermind.

But who is he?

And how will they catch him?

As the investigation comes to life, death hits closer to home, and Lily discovers she may not be who she thinks she is at all.

Filled with plot turns, suspense and mystery, Promised Lies will leave you wondering how well anybody knows anyone…

**On sale for .99 cents!**

Her Final Watch
A Detective Blanchett Mystery Book 2
Speaking second-hand truths can be deadly …

Detective Lily Blanchette will stop at nothing to solve a murder. Her current case involves the killing of an undercover cop working to bring down the mob for prostitution and drugs.

But Lily's usual laser-like focus on the case has been disrupted.

Two weeks earlier, she learned she was pregnant by her murderous husband whom she'd killed in self-defense. Unsure whether to keep her baby or place the child of this cruel man up for adoption, Lily keeps the pregnancy a secret from her colleagues.

Under mounting pressure to solve the case, Lily arranges a sit-down with a local mob boss only to find out her suspect is also wanted by them. But before Lily can warn her team, she and her new partner, Jeremiah, are shot at, and another body is found.

When she discovers Jeremiah has a connection with the underworld, she is pulled into a conflict that swirls around the boss's son who's hell-bent on revenge.

To add to the complexity of the situation, Lily learns that her victim
might still be alive if it wasn't for opportunistic Assistant
District Attorney, Ibee Walters, who has a twisted vision of

As Lily gets closer to finding the killer, she unravels ugly secrets
that point to Ibee and Jeremiah - placing Lily's life and her unborn
child in danger.

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Guest Character Post with Morgan Danvers

Hi. I’m Morgan Danvers, Lily’s best friend and partner in Promised Lies—the first book in the Detective Blanchette series. Some may remember me as Chelsey before that silly author had the nerve to kill me off in the other novel, Led by Lies. Well thank goodness, she decided to expand the book and keep me alive this time around. Yes, through fan comments and reviews I got a chance to live!

So here we are, celebrating the release of Her Final Watch. Am I happy that I had to sit this one out? No. However, I’m looking forward to my return in The Parolee, which will be released in 2018.

Back to Lily. We met in the police academy and have been friends ever since, which gives me license to razz her during my post. To cover my butt, I’m going to say, “I love you, Lily,” in advance.

At times, I think Lily doesn’t want to admit she’d be more relaxed if she were like me. She’s so uptight. Always wearing pantsuits and loafers. If I could just get her out of those loafers for one week, and give her a pair of boots that matched one of my flashy outfits, she would be a new woman.

So, let’s see, being Lily's partner is exasperating. But I can probably understand some of the reasons. Her mom is a control freak, and the last thing she wants is to be like her mother. Thank goodness for her dad. He’s cool. I wish I had him for a father.

Anyway, Lily’s all about family and work. She needs stability in her life. That’s where I come along. We balance each other out, during a case and situations in general. We tell each other the truth. Even if the other one doesn’t want to hear it. Like her keeping the pregnancy a secret. She knows she can’t keep it from Sarge much longer.

Of course, in the end, I’ll be there to back her up.
When Marguerite Ashton was in her twenties, she took up acting but realized she preferred to work behind the camera, writing crime fiction. A few years later, she married an IT Geek and settled down with her role as wife, mom, and writer. Five kids later, she founded the Crime Writer’s Panel and began working with former law enforcement investigators to create Criminal Lines Blog, an online library for crime writers who need help with their book

She’s a workaholic who hides in her writer’s attic, plotting out her next book and stalking Pinterest for the next avocado recipe. 

member of Sisters in Crime, Marguerite grew up in Colorado, but is now happily living in Wisconsin and playing as much golf as possible. She can be found on Twitter and Facebook.
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  1. Thank you, Heather, for hosting me on your blog!

  2. These tours are great so thank you for all the hard work you all put into bringing them to us. We have picked up some terrific books thanks to all of you bloggers and the authors as well.

  3. Great cover and I would love to read your book.

  4. Are any of your characters based on you or people that you know?