Monday, February 24, 2020

Blurb Blitz and Giveaway: Sleuth on Safari (A Traveler Cozy Mystery #1) by A.R. Kennedy

Welcome to my stop on the blurb blitz for Sleuth on Safari by A.R. Kennedy. This blitz was organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. On my stop, I have an excerpt for you as well as the tour wide giveaway for a chance to win a $25 Amazon or Barnes & Noble gift card. Be sure to follow the rest of the blitz for more excerpts and reviews. Enjoy!
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Title: Sleuth on Safari
Series: A Traveler Cozy Mystery #1
Author: A.R. Kennedy
Publication Date: March 24th 2020
Genre: Cozy Mystery
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Naomi and her estranged sister are off on a trip of a lifetime—an African safari, a bucket list trip for Naomi on which she got a last-minute deal. Naomi thinks traveling with her sister will be the worst part of her African safari until she finds one of their fellow travelers, the unlikable Dr. Higgins, dead. She gets more adventure than she bargained for when she starts investigating what she thinks is murder but the luxury lodge says was a tragic accident. She only has a few vacation days, and a few game drives, to find the killer.

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EXCERPT:
Something red on the walkway, about fifteen feet away from me, toward his room, caught my eye.

I slowly walked toward it. From a few feet away, it looked like a blob, something spilled. As I stood over it, it looked like a paw print. Like the ones my childhood dog, Molly, would leave in the kitchen after playing in the mud. But it was red.

I looked to my left, down the walkway, toward the fifth cabin, Dr. Higgins’ cabin. “Dr. Higgins, you there?” I shouted. There was no answer. I hesitated but then stepped off the walkway. Slowly, I walked toward his suite, listening intently for any sound. I stood at his door, which was ajar. “Dr. Higgins? It’s Naomi from next door. Everything okay?”

With each step, I saw more red. Maybe he had spilled some wine. He liked the red wine. Not as much as Jack liked his beer but it was his drink of choice for the trip so far. He was still at dinner when Charlotte and I left last night. Maybe he came back to his room and had a few more glasses. And somehow spilled it everywhere outside his room.

Standing at the door, I yelled in, “Dr. Higgins? It’s Naomi. I’m going to come in, okay?”

No response. No refusal but no permission either. I went in anyway.

Seated in the sitting area’s plush chair, facing the window and the beautiful landscape, was Dr. Higgins. His head was hanging back. His hand was hanging down by his side, a broken wineglass on the floor next to it. There was even more red everywhere inside the room too. Maybe he’d had a late night after all.

I poked him on his shoulder and prepared for him to yell at me for entering his room unauthorized.

Still no response.

“Dr. Higgins, it’s time for our morning drive.” I tapped him again. “You’re late,” I added, just to annoy him.

Still nothing.

I walked around him to face him head on.

And I screamed.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

A R Kennedy lives in Long Beach, New York, with her two pups. She works hard to put food on the floor for them. As her favorite T-shirt says, ‘I work so my dog can have a better life'. She’s an avid traveler. But don’t worry. While she’s away, her parents dote on their grand-puppies even more than she does. Her writing is a combination of her love of travel, animals, and the journey we all take to find ourselves.

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GIVEAWAY:
A. R. Kennedy will be awarding a $25 Amazon or Barnes & Noble gift card to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter after the tour. To increase your chance of winning, leave a comment at a different stop participating in the blurb blitz each day. Good luck!
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112 comments:

  1. I really love the cover and think the book sounds good.

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    1. Thank you! Check out my amazon page for book 2’s cover.

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    1. It’s an adventurous book! (By an adventurous writer) :)

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  4. I appreciate getting to hear about  a book new to me. Thanks for sharing and thanks for the giveaway.

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  5. Love this of book. Sounds like a wonderful adventureous mystery.

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  6. Thanks for the giveaway; I like the excerpt. :)

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    1. Good luck with the giveaway! I’m glad you enjoyed the excerpt.

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  7. I like the cover. It has great colors and graphics.

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  8. I like mystery books and the setting of an African safari sounds interesting. The cover is very appealing and makes me want to read the book to see what happens.

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  9. Sounds like a great book. I like the cover.

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  10. Thanks for the giveaway! I love this blog!

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  11. I am so excited to read this book!

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  12. This book sounds great! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  13. Looks awesome, nice blurb. Cheers.

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  14. Nice book cover and the book sounds interesting.

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  15. Even more than the exotic setting, I like that the biggest constraint on the murder investigation is the number of available vacation days.

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  16. Thanks for the giveaway! The cover really caught my eye.

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  17. The book sounds like a great read.

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  18. I liked both the excerpt, and the book cover.

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  19. I LOVE THE COVER AND EXCERPT CANNOT WAIIT TO READ THIS

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  20. It sounds like a page turner! Thanks for sharing it.

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  21. Sounds really good! Seeing I'm from South Africa it appeals to me.

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  22. Such a cool cover! And I love the location - haven't read many stories set in South Africa

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    1. South Africa is an amazing destination.
      I love the cover too.

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  23. Mysteries are my favorite genre. This looks like a good one.

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  24. This has the perfect cover for a safari read. I love cozy mysteries

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  25. This cover is awesome! Im really excited to read this.

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  26. I love a good mystery and this sounds like a fantastic read.

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  27. I love the cover and I am so excited to read this book!

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  28. Really like the cover.. great pic.. good choice...

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  29. Sounds like a great read, thanks for sharing!

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  30. What a great title!

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    1. Thank you! It was the original title I thought of and it stuck! (It's rare that my working title became the official title.)

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  31. happy friday hope ypu have good weekend

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  32. Happy weekend!

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  33. Love the cover makes me want to visit there.

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  34. Enjoy your Saturday!

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  35. Happy Sunday!

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  36. I LOVE THE COVER AND THE EXCERPT IS AMAZNG

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  37. Happy Monday!

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  38. Here's to Tuesday!

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  39. Here's to a winning Wednesday!

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  40. HAPPY THURSDAY WHAT IS YOUR BOOK GOALS

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    1. For this series, my goal is to have the reader feel like they are traveling with Naomi. And hopefully inspire their own travels!

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  41. Sounds great! Thanks for sharing!

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  42. What a terrific day!

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  43. what is your favorite part of book writing and why

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  44. I am attracted by the cover and title. Sounds like a fantastic book!

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  45. Happy, happy Friday!

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  46. happy saturday thanks for hosting

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  47. Happy Saturday!

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  48. i am hoping to see more books from you.

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  49. Happy Sunday Funday!

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  50. Sounds like a great read and I like the cover too.

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  51. happy monday whose your fave author

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  52. Happy terrific day!

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  53. happy wednesday i hope you are doing good

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  54. Wonderful Wednesday!

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  55. Here's to a sunny Saturday!

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  56. happy sunday thanks for hosting and i hope your week is good

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  57. happy sunday thanks for hosting and i hope your week is good

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  58. Enjoy your Sunday!

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  59. happy monday thank you for hosting this

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  60. How long does it take to actually write a novel/book?

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  61. Happy Monday!

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  62. The cover art is pretty. I like the fact that this is not the typical cozy mystery setting. How exotic! Thanks for sharing. Best wishes to the author on the new release.

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  63. I like the cover of the book it seems interesting.

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  64. My daughter would enjoy this book

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  65. Sounds like a good book. Can't wait to check it out.

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  66. looks like a fun one

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  67. Thank you for hosting this giveaway. Brings back happy memories of a safari trip I took to Africa almost 10 years ago. Rosanne rosans4comcast.net

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  68. I'm a dog lover. I love the term grandpuppies, too.

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