Wednesday, January 13, 2021

Book Blast and Giveaway: Without a Head (Dying to Be Beautiful #1) by M. Glenda Rosen

Welcome to my stop on the book blast for Without a Head by M. Glenda Rosen. 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 $30 Amazon gift card. Be sure to visit the other blogs participating in the book blast for more content. Enjoy!
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Title: Without a Head
Series: Dying to Be Beautiful #1
Author: M. Glenda Rosen
Publisher: Level Best Books
Publication Date: December 18th 2020
Print Length: 168 pages
Genre: Mystery
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Jenna Preston is used to investigating cheating spouses, fraud, and even a murder or two in her role as a private investigator. But she’s never consulted on a case quite like the one at Darcy’s Salon in East Hampton. A killer has struck and left behind a woman’s head in the upscale salon’s shampoo sink. 

As Jenna struggles to make sense of the what’s happened, she comes up against entitled and badly behaved beach dwellers, greedy parties with motives all their own, and the billion dollar beauty industry. With her loyal dog Watson at her side, Jenna pieces together clues and tracks down a killer who claims victims that are dying to be beautiful.

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EXCERPT:
Saturday, as always, was an exceptionally busy day, “in season” at Darcy’s Salon, which is why she had gotten there so early. She always wanted the salon looking perfect, ready for stylists and clients, who this day had appointments beginning at 7 am.

Located off the main avenue of this posh resort at the East End of Long Island, less than ninety miles from Manhattan, the salon was known for catering to the rich and famous, as well as some of wanna-be customers, primping for weekend parties and fundraising events. 

The salon was truly beautiful with warm color tones and soft matching leather client chairs facing gold (well, fake gold), trimmed mirrors. There was a reception area with the latest issues of fashion magazines from Paris and Rome, and a few of the more popular Hampton rags, like Dan’s Papers were spread out on a marble table, next to it a coffee machine offering gourmet flavored coffee and teas. 

Most of the women who came to Darcy’s Salon had plenty of money, some from their own success, although others were arm candy for much older, wealthy men. Sometimes one of them would joke (maybe not) that they were “Dying To Be Beautiful” like some of the famous models and celebrities, many of who summered in The Hamptons.

“Jenna, you’ve seen how difficult and fussy they can be, and their egos—they’re constantly seeking confirmation of how beautiful they look. They want to come to a high-end salon, expecting to be treated like royalty. And believe me, we do.”
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Marcia Rosen (aka M. Glenda Rosen) is author of ten books including The Senior Sleuths and Dying To Be Beautiful Mystery Series and The Gourmet Gangster, Mysteries and Menus (with her son Jory Rosen). She is also author of The Woman’s Business Therapist and award-winning My Memoir Workbook. Marcia was owner of a successful national marketing and public relations agency, received numerous awards for her work on behalf of business and professional women and has given many presentations, now as Zoom Events, such as: Encouraging the Writer Within You, Writing A Mystery...Not A Mystery, Book Marketing with Zoom and Podcasts, Writing From Your Soul, Memoir Writing, and The Senior Sleuths, & Dying To Be Beautiful Mysteries. Member of Sisters In Crime, Southwest Writers, Central Coast Writers and Public Safety Writers Association. Board Member, 2021, National Association of Independent Writers and Editors.

Sample of Scheduled Zoom Programs: The National Steinbeck Center (6 week program on About Being an Author), Shelter Island Library, an hour marketing presentation. Public Safety Writer's Association Encouraging the Writer Within You, Central Coast Writers “About Being an Author,” Podcast Marketing for Southwest Writers, Murder on The Beach bookstore, Memoir Writing Sessions, Shelter Island and Westhampton Beach Library, “Writing Mysteries…Not A Mystery,” and other venues and topics for 2021.

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GIVEAWAY:
M. Glenda Rosen will be awarding a $30 Amazon gift card to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter. To increase your chance of winning, leave a comment at a different blog participating in the book blast each day. Good luck!
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37 comments:

  1. This sounds like a great mystery.

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  2. This sounds like it will be a great read!

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  3. Thanks very much for featuring me on your blog and the very nice comments from your readers. Next in series in "Fashion Queen,"due out in spring.M.Rosen

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  4. thanks this sounds like an interesting book

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  5. Fantastic sounding book, Marcia! I am looking forward to reading it!

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  6. Sounds like a good read.

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  7. What a cute cover, I too investigate cheating spouse. :(

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  8. sounds like a fun one

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

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  10. I love the cover and think the book sounds great.

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  11. abfantom@Yahoo.comJanuary 13, 2021 at 4:47 PM

    I like the cover. It has very nice artwork.

    abfantom at yahoo dot com

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

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  13. Striking cover! Looking forward to reading.

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  14. I love PI mysteries, thanks for sharing.

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  15. I so enjoy a good mystery.
    This one's for me!
    Thank you for sharing the review.

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  16. Sounds like a wonderful mystery. Cheers .

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  17. It sounds like a really interesting book. Thank you for sharing.

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

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  19. Love the art of the cover.. makes me smile.. great pic...

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  20. I enjoyed the excerpt! Cute cover!

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  21. Nice book cover and the book sounds interesting.

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  22. What was your most exciting writing moment?

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  23. I am a big fan of M. Glenda Rosen. I thinks she's really talented.

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

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  25. I love that cover - so intriguing.

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  26. This book sounds really good and I enjoy reading mysteries.

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  27. I love reading a good mystery!

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  28. LAST DAY
    Thanks for the contest.

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