Monday, December 14, 2020

Blurb Blitz and Giveaway: The Entitled (Nicole Graves Mysteries #5) by Nancy Boyarsky

Welcome to my stop on the blurb blitz for The Entitled by Nancy Boyarsky. This blitz was organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. On my stop, I have an excerpt from the book as well as the tour wide giveaway for a chance to win a $20 Amazon or Barnes & Noble gift card. Be sure to follow the rest of the stops on the blitz for more content. Enjoy!
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Title: The Entitled
Series: Nicole Graves Mysteries #5
Author: Nancy Boyarsky
Publisher: Light Messages Publishing
Publication Date: September 29th 2020
Print Length: 246 pages
Genre: Mystery
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A deceptively complicated retrieval throws Nicole into London's criminal underworld.

Travel to London and retrieve Abigail Fletcher, a 17-year-old in a study abroad program at the prestigious King’s College in London. The assignment sounds simple enough.

But Abigail’s return is put on indefinite hold when she’s charged with the murder of her boyfriend, a former student at King’s. Nicole believes Abigail has been framed, but the victim’s tight- knit circle of friends and relatives are most unwilling to talk to an American detective. Further complicating the case, is Abigail’s defiant and uncooperative demeanor.

As evidence stacks up against Abigail, Nicole discovers that she herself has become the next target. Nicole’s first solo case abroad as a private detective has just turned a lot deadlier than she ever anticipated.

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EXCERPT:
“Wait!” she said. “I heard you were a friend of his. I’m looking into his background. Won’t you just answer a few questions?” He paused, looking at her through a crack in the door. 

“I knew him when I was little”—he pronounced it lit-ull— “in primary school. That’s a long time back, innit? He was a year older.” He gave a self-deprecating smile. “I thought he was a good bloke ‘cause he stuck up for me when the bullies were beatin’ on me. But later…"

"Later? What happened then?”

The young man shrugged, closing the door more so he was peeking through a slit.

“Anybody who talks about it…” He shook his head and shut the door.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Nancy Boyarsky is the bestselling author of the award-winning Nicole Graves Mysteries.

Reviews compared The Swap to the mysteries of Mary Higgins Clark and praised Nancy for contributing to the "women-driven mystery field with panache" (Foreword Reviews) as well as for their "hold-onto-the-bar roller coaster" plots (RT Book Reviews). Kirkus had special praise for The Bequest, concluding, "Boyarsky's weightless complications expertly combine menace with bling, making the heroine's adventures both nightmarish and dreamy." Her most recent mystery, The Entitled, fifth in the series, received praise from Foreword Reviews for "vibrant street scenes, swift pacing, and Nicole's steely nerve." It was chosen by Apple Books as one of the most anticipated books of the fall.

Before turning to mysteries, Nancy coauthored Backroom Politics, a New York Times notable book, with her husband, Bill Boyarsky. She has written several textbooks on the justice system as well as articles for publications including the Los Angeles Times, Forbes, and McCall's. She also contributed to political anthologies, including In the Running, about women's political campaigns. In addition to her writing career, she was communications director for political affairs for ARCO.

The first book in the series, The Swap, won a gold medal Erik Hoffer Book Award. In response to the controversial and incendiary themes explored in the third Nicole Graves mystery, Liar Liar, Nancy Boyarsky was invited to present at the American Library Association Annual Conference in 2018 on "Women-Driven Mysteries in a Post #MeToo World."

Each book of the Nicole Graves mystery series can be read as a stand alone.

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GIVEAWAY:
Nancy Boyarsky will be awarding a $20 Amazon or Barnes & Noble gift card to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter. To increase your chance of winning, leave a comment at a different stop on the blitz each day. Good luck!
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60 comments:

  1. Thanks for hosting a stop on our virtual book tour! Happy reading

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  2. Sounds like a great book 😀. Thank you so much for the chance.

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  3. I like the cover. It has very nice artwork.

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  4. This sounds like a very good book.

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  5. The book sounds very exciting! Thanks!

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  6. thanks and congrats on the release

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  7. Interesting summary. Looks like a good read.

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  8. I love mysteries! The cover really fits.

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  9. David HollingsworthDecember 14, 2020 at 9:27 PM

    Sounds like an intriguing mysterious story1

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  10. Interesting book cover and the book sounds interesting.

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  11. Your book sounds like an intricate story that I would enjoy reading!

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  12. The cover is gorgeous! I love the colors.

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  13. I like mysteries and I enjoyed the review.
    Thank you for sharing it.

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  14. Sounds like a good read - DolphinBaby1369@aol.com

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  15. The excerpt is interesting. Thank you for sharing it.

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  16. Sounds like a great read! I love mysteries!

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  17. I liked the blurb. It sounds like a really interesting book. Thank you for sharing.

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  18. A mystery in London! That has to be good.

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  19. Mysteries have always been a favorite of mine!! I know I will love this one!

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  20. What was your best success as a writer?

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  21. What was your best Christmas memory?

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  22. Looks like an interesting book.
    Thanks for the contest. 

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  23. I like the cover love to read it too.

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  24. Do you have a specific writing spot?

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  25. What are some tips for writer's block?

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  26. Do you listen to music when you write?

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  27. looks like a fun one

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  28. What are your writing resolutions?

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  29. Sounds like a great book. Thank you so much for the chance.

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