Monday, May 17, 2021

Blurb Blitz and Giveaway: Moonshine, Magic, and Murder (Manitoba Tea and Tarot Mysteries #3) by January Bain

Welcome to my stop on the blurb blitz for Moonshine, Magic, and Murder by January Bain. This blitz was organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. On my stop, I have an excerpt from the book. There's also the tour wide giveaway for a chance to win a $50 Amazon gift card. Be sure to visit the other stops on the blitz for more content. Enjoy!
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Title: Moonshine, Magic, and Murder
Series: Manitoba Tea and Tarot Mysteries #3
Author: January Bain
Publication Date: May 4th 2021
Print Length: 245 pages
Genre: Paranormal Cozy Mystery
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Charm McCall has a proven track record for solving small-town mysteries, but can she figure out how to deal with a life event that threatens to harm the McCall clan…

Charm McCall is once more on the hunt to figure out why her cat has been seeing a ghost, why she’s been shown a treasure map by, gulp, a dead guy and why her Auntie T.J. has suddenly disappeared, bagpipes and all. That would be more than enough, but with the upcoming Sadie Hawkins dance and its accompanying promise bags to create and spell, to help her fellow Goddesses get their dearest wishes fulfilled, she’s about run off her feet. Not to mention that now it’s legal to sell marijuana in Canada, orders for pot brownies are spilling in and threatening to crash her online store.

Charm discovers she needs all the help she can get to deal with the arrival of her mother and the beyond painful host of problems that creates for her family, find her Auntie T.J. to save her hiney and discover who the real murderer is. That is, if she wants her romance with Snowy Lake’s sexy Mountie, Ace Collins, to have any hope of deepening…

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EXCERPT:
The blast of the police sirens firing off must have been droned out by the moaning of the pipes, because suddenly there was Constable Ace Collins standing at my side. We’d even missed the flashing lights atop the Royal Canadian Mounted Police SUV.

But my oh my, he was looking handsome this morning, all six-foot-plus, broad-shouldered, narrow-hipped, Stetson-wearing Mountie that he was. He touched his large fingers to his fine hat and nodded at me before turning a steely-eyed glance at Sergei McCausland. Even the bagpipes had silenced with his arrival. Auntie T.J. stood quiet with her fingers poised over the chanter holes in case she needed to punctuate her point yet again. I shook my head at her in an exaggerated motion, a finger to my lips.

“Are you threatening Miss McCall?” he asked. He must have picked up on the recipe-stealing man’s last comment. The Bowl-a-ram-a wasn’t the sure-fire business plan that Sergei had dreamed of, I suspected, which was probably why he’d gone into manufacturing moonshine. That tempered my thoughts. Business was hard won in a small town, and it was good that he offered people entertainment during the endless months of a typical long and freezing Canadian winter. But still, using my auntie’s recipe sucked. She’d spent years fine-tuning it to what she thought her hero from the TV show Justified’s Mags Bennett moonshine tasted like, and she was rightly proud of it. I’d enjoyed it on a few occasions myself…when I didn’t have to work the following morning.

“No, of course not. I was just wanting a bit of peace, for heaven’s sake. That woman’s been doing this for three days running. She’s trying to ruin my business. You have to do something, Constable, or so help me I will go over your head and speak to Winn Duffy. I know you’re too fond of the McCall family by half.”

Oooh. That last comment was uncalled for. Ace Collins was a man of complete integrity. A straight shooter. A man of conviction. I backed up a couple of steps in the dead silence while the two men glared at each other, then I backed up a bit farther.

A surge of anger forced its way through me. Who did this guy think he was? Casting aspersions on Ace and my family like that? A streetlamp popped nearby, blowing up and showering sparks in the nearby vicinity, which included the three of us. We all ran for cover, well, except for the Mountie, who gave me a look, shaking his head with a steely look on his handsome mug. He flicked a smoldering spark from his sleeve and strolled over to join me standing on the sidewalk in front of the café. Auntie T.J. and Sergei had vanished like vampires at sunrise.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
January Bain has wished on every falling star, every blown-out birthday candle, and every coin thrown in a fountain to be a storyteller. To share the tales of high adventure, mysteries, and full-blown thrillers she has dreamed of all her life. The story you now have in your hands is the compilation of a lot of things manifesting itself for this special series. Hundreds of hours spent researching the unusual and the mundane have come together to create books that features strong women who live life to the fullest, wild adventures full of twists and unforeseen turns, and hot complicated men who aren’t afraid to take risks. She can only hope her stories will capture your imagination.

If you are looking for January Bain, you can find her hard at work every morning without fail in her office with her furry baby, Ling Ling. And, of course, she’s married to the most romantic man! Who once famously remarked to her inquiry about buying fresh flowers for their home every week, “Give me one good reason why not?” Leaving her speechless and knocking her head against the proverbial wall for being so darn foolish. She loves flowers.

If you wish to connect in the virtual world she is easily found on Facebook. Oh, and she loves to talk books…

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GIVEAWAY:
January Bain will be awarding a $50 Amazon 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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64 comments:

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

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  2. Love the cover! makes me smile...

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  3. This sounds like an interesting book and I also like the cover.

    abfantom at yahoo dot com

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  4. Good Morning! Thanks for hosting my book on tour! And thanks everyone for their kind comments on the book! Wishing you all a lovely day! I'll be back later if anyone has any questions? Hugs, January

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  5. Paranormal Cozy Mystery - oh this is fantastic reading!
    Thank you for sharing the review.

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  6. How long was the writing process?

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    1. Thanks for the question Deborah: the book took about 3 to 4 months to write, an average time for me. Hugs, January

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  7. This sounds like a very good book.

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  8. this sounds like a great book!

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  9. David HollingsworthMay 17, 2021 at 5:37 PM

    This looks like a fun and comforting read!

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  10. The cover of your book is very engaging.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  11. These books sound like a lot of fun! I love the cover art!

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  12. Cover art looks great! Looking forward to reading more the mystery of the dead guy, the disappearance of Auntie T.J. and the possibly budding relationship between Charm and Ace.

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  13. This sounds like a wonderful read.

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  14. The cover looks great.

    cranky30 at hotmail dot com

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  15. Loving this cover! So want to read!

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  16. This is a eye catching cute cover and sounds like a fun read.

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  17. Cute book cover and the book sounds interesting.

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  18. i really love the cover. i is incredible.

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  19. I like the cover! The design and colors are great!

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  20. I am captivated by the cover. Must read!

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  21. I enjoyed reading about January in this book review post.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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

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  23. Looks like a great read! Love the cover!

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  24. Your furry baby Ling Ling- what breed is he/she? I have a cat named Fred.

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  25. Cute cover! Reminds me of Bewitched.

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

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  27. I think I am getting in a rut reading the same authors.
    Time to expand.

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  28. How many books does January Bain read a year?

    cranky30 at hotmail dot com

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  29. I love the cover, definently one I would pick up.

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  30. Thank you. I really like the blurb

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  31. reminds me of ''Bewitched''the movie!😄

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  32. Hello! You have a beautiful book thank you so much for sharing! Have a lovely day!

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  33. I admire your skills in writing.
    I have difficulty writing just about anything.

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  34. This sounds like a neat series. The characters sound quirky and charming!

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  35. I like the cover of the book.

    cranky30 at hotmail dot com

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  36. sounds like a fun one

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  37. Thanks for the giveaway.

    cranky30 at hotmail dot com

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  38. I can see how the same people win your giveaways all the time. They comment excessively with 1 or 2 words of nonsense. "Great Excerpt" "Looks Good". I guess I'll start doing that also, since the comments are where they are winning in numbers!

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    1. Sorry, Audrey. I am not in charge of the giveaways for these tours. They are tour wide meaning whomever organizes them (in this case, Goddess Fish Promotions) are the ones who put the giveaways together and pick winners. I just post what I am given. To be honest, I don't think they bother checking the comments. The only ones who see them ore myself and the author if they author checks out my post.

      I know it's no consolation, but I enter tons of giveaways...even the low entry ones, and I never win even though I enter every day. I don't get how the same people win.

      Please don't shoot the messenger though =( I have no control over it.

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    2. Some advice i can give not sure if i can be of any help. Is it doesnt matter what you comment. They dont choose winners based off of comments.what ihave read up on is Most bloggers,authors,or even sweepstakes pages use random generator websites that pick the winners randomly. You just gotta keep entering and your day will come. Good luck to all

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  39. I love a good mystery and the cover is cute.

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  40. I love mysteries. Cute cover!

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  41. I love cozy mysteries and I really like the book cover!

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  42. I am always looking for good new mysteries. This sounds great!

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  43. I like the title of the book.

    cranky30 at hotmail dot com

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  44. Sounds like a great read.and love the cover grabs your attention. I need a good read right now

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