Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Book Blast and Giveaway: Late for Love (The Way Over the Hill Gang #5) by M.K. Scott

Welcome to my stop on the book blast for Late for Love by M.K. Scott. This book blast 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 $40 Amazon or Barnes & Noble gift card. Be sure to visit the other stops on the book blast for more content. Enjoy!
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Title: Late for Love
Series: The Way Over the Hill Gang #5
Author: M.K. Scott
Publisher: Sleeping Dragon Press
Publication Date: December 15th 2020
Genre: Cozy Mystery
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The senior sleuths love a good laugh, but this conundrum is no laughing matter. A missing journalist, an African Grey parrot, and a possible mob connection sound like the beginning of a bad joke. Unfortunately, there is no punchline and no one, aside from the seniors, who would dare to take the case on.

Will their first chance to handle a case on their own prove to be way too much for them to handle, and more importantly, could this first be their last? 

**The eBook is on sale for $0.99 on December 15th only!**

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EXCERPT:
Gus placed his hand on the page. “I got it. We could ask her if there was anyone who wanted to kill her sister.”

The wide grin announced his friend thought this was an obvious question. To some it might be, but not to the parrot party club owners who knew nothing about Lyre’s disappearance. Jake shook his head before replying. “We don’t want direct questions that might make her suspicious. We might try some parrot talk and allow Lorelei to tell us stuff without realizing it.”

“Parrot talk? Are you the bird whisperer now?” Gus inquired with a dismissive sniff.

“No. I do watch television, especially on Saturday mornings when that vet show is on. Parrots tend to pick out their feathers when they are distressed. Sometimes, they’re aggressive. Other times, they won’t eat or talk as much and perform repetitive behavior. Lorelei will immediately tell us she’s not Lyre and her sister isn’t there, possibly hoping that’ll get rid of us. It’s important to listen to how she says it.”

“Got it.” Gus held up a thumb to indicate comprehension. “If she breaks into tears, then maybe she actually cared for her sis.”

“Possibly.” Jake tapped his pen on his friend’s hand to get him to move it, which he did. “I’m more interested in her explanation about her sister. Will she say her sister is dead? She might say her sister is missing. Could be she might say her sister isn’t there, indicating nothing.”

“Don’t forget she could just slam the door in our faces or possibly not open it at all.”

“There is that. I can only work with what I know currently. If we’re able to see the bird, I can make a visual inspection asking if the bird was pulling out its feathers when she got it. I’m not sure how long the bird was alone, but I’m sure it was distressed being locked up without food or water. Then I could mention that sometimes birds are impacted by the owner’s emotions. I might ask if Lyre was afraid of something.”

“I thought the sisters weren’t close,” Gus pointed out.

“Could be,” Jake conceded even though it galled him to do so. It sort of ruined his plan about questioning the sister. “People say stuff like that all the time, especially when they don’t want to talk to the police. Not being close could mean a lot of stuff, too. Maybe they didn’t do lunch or share clothes, but they did have a general idea of what was happening in each other’s lives. Lorelei could be good for supplying a friend’s name or a boyfriend. They might know more.”
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
M. K. Scott is the husband and wife writing team behind The Painted Lady Inn Mysteries and The Talking Dog Detective Agency. Morgan K Wyatt is the general wordsmith, while her husband, Scott, is the grammar hammer and physics specialist. He uses his engineering skills to explain how fast a body falls when pushed over a cliff and various other felonious activities. The Internet and experts in the field provide forensic information, while the recipes and B and B details require a more hands-on approach. Morgan’s daughter, who manages a hotel, provides guest horror stories to fuel the plot lines. The couple’s dog, Chance, is the inspiration behind Jasper, Donna’s dog. Overall, both are fun series to create and read. 

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GIVEAWAY:
M.K. Scott will be awarding a $40 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 book blast each day. Good luck!
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41 comments:

  1. This sounds like a great book.

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  2. This sounds like a really great read- thanks so much for hosting!

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

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  4. looks like a fun one

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  5. This sounds like a very good book.

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  6. This sounds like a great book. I like the cover.

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    1. Dawne Dominique is the cover artist. She's great!

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  8. This parrot lover just adores the book cover.

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  9. Sounds like a great read can't wait to read it 😀

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    1. It is currently on sale for .99 on Amazon. Enjoy.

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  10. Thanks for hosting Late for Love. MK Scott

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  11. The cover art seems appropriate for the book. Good job.

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  12. David HollingsworthDecember 15, 2020 at 8:47 PM

    The cover is playful.

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  13. Cozy Mystery - I really go for that!
    And an amazing cover also.
    Thank you for sharing the review.

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  14. nice book cover and the book sounds interesting.

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  15. I am lookung forward to reading this.

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

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  17. I love cozy mysteries. That is a beautiful bird on the cover.

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  18. This sounds like a great mystery to read.

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  19. Sounds great, sounds like an interesting book.

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  20. Sounds like a great read! Love the cover

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  21. This book sounds great and love that is has senior sleuths!

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  22. I really like the colorful cover of your book. It sounds like a book I'd enjoy reading!

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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