Monday, July 26, 2021

Blurb Blitz and Giveaway: Body Conscious by Ana Diamond

Welcome to my stop on the blurb blitz for Body Conscious by Ana Diamond. 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 $25 Amazon or Barnes & Noble gift card. Be sure to visit the other stops on the blitz for more content. Enjoy!
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Title: Body Conscious
Author: Ana Diamond
Publication Date: July 26th 2021
Print Length: 167 pages
Genre: Romantic Cozy Mystery
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Mortician, Lily Reynolds is used to seeing bodies, but not the type murdered in her own funeral home. As Detective James Rivers zeroes in on her as the town’s number one suspect she must rise above the accusations and rumors to solve the case herself while keeping her attraction to the troubled detective at bay.

James has a past. The last time he let someone into his life she wound up dead. Vowing never to let that happen again he has sworn off dating for good. Until he meets Lily. In his gut he knows she’s not the murderer but pressure to solve the case puts him on the wrong trail while he struggles to keep Lily off the case.

Can she solve the case on her own or will their scandalous romance get in the way of proving her innocence?

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EXCERPT:
“Lily, can you go down and check on the new body? The last thing I need is a decomposing corpse.”

Lily Reynolds sucked in a frustrated breath at her older sister Shanna’s yell from the Reynolds Funeral Home embalming room.

Zachary strikes again.

“All right.”

Her twenty-year-old younger brother, Zachary, often forgot to secure the latch on the refrigerator doors after he pushed the recently deceased into the compartment. It was a critical mistake no one wanted to explain to the dead person’s family. But Lily didn’t understand what was difficult about doing it right the first time. Zachary had been working at the family business for almost five years—same as her. One would think the importance of the simple task would sink into that thick skull.

Now, she had to stop applying lipstick to Mrs. Klein, whose viewing was scheduled to start in one hour, and go downstairs to check on the refrigerator.

She pulled off her latex gloves and made her way down to the basement level where Antonio, their hearse driver, usually pulled in with Zachary in the shotgun seat and their newly acquired client in the back. Upon arrival, the client was inserted into an individual horizontal refrigerator for preservation until it was time for embalming and then a makeover by Lily.

At the bottom of the stairs, she flicked on the fluorescent lights, and didn’t see the black hearse. That meant Zach was with Antonio, probably picking up another client. It had been a busy week at the funeral home—not a complaint. She liked her job. She got to perform a service for the loved one’s family and be creative at the same time.

What’s not to like?
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
When Ana Diamond isn't writing about tough gals finding love in unexpected places, she’s at work by day in the medical field. She writes romantic cozy mystery novels with feisty strong women and alluring men who can’t resist them. Her books are fast paced, entertaining and heartfelt all at once.

Ana is a 2020 Tara Contest Finalist for Body Conscious and 2015 Melody of Love contest finalist. She lives in New York with her husband, two children and two needy but wildly entertaining kitty cats.

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GIVEAWAY:
Ana Diamond will be awarding a $25 Amazon or Barnes & Noble gift card to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter. Good luck!
a Rafflecopter giveaway

54 comments:

  1. Oh. This story sounds really interesting.

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  2. Congratulations on the book release. Sounds like a great book.

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  3. Thank you everyone!

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  4. Sounds like a very good book.

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  5. How long was the writing process?

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    1. Longer than I'd like to admit! :)

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  6. Sounds really good! Looking forward to reading!

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  7. I am looking forward to seeing how she solves this despite the detective.

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

    abfantom at yahoo dot com

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  9. Nice to learn about your book.

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  10. This sounds like a fun and enjoyable book that many readers would like.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  11. Sounds like a great book! I love the cover and the excerpt.

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  12. thank you for a chance to win!

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  13. Thank you for all your kind comments!

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  14. David HollingsworthJuly 26, 2021 at 4:04 PM

    Congratulations on the book!

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  15. Thank you again for hosting!

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  16. This sounds like a great romantic cozy-thanks

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  17. This sounds like a great book.

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  18. Nice book cover and the book sound sinteresting.

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  19. Do you listen to music when you write?

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    1. Only if it has no lyrics. Otherwise, it would be too distracting!

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  20. Love the cover and the excerpt sounds amazing.

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  21. Thanks again everyone!

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  22. I really like a nice romantic mystery and this book looks like one.
    Best of luck with the tour and thank you.

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  23. I love a cozy mystery. Good work.

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

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  25. congratulations. What was your inspiration for this book? I know when I quilt I have at least one something for inspiration.
    quilting dash lady at comcast dot net

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  26. Romantic Cozy Mystery - what a great read!
    Thank you for sharing this.

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  27. Where is your favorite place to write?

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  28. This sounds like a fun read. Love the cover!

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  29. Deff gonna have to read this soon! It’s been stuck in my head and now I have to download it!

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  30. Do you set an alarm so you don't write for too long at a stretch?

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  31. What inspired you in writing this book?
    By the way, I am not able to pin the book cover on Pinterest. Don't know why.
    digicats {at} sbcglobal {dot} net

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  32. I just loved your excerpt and cover.

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  33. "Mortician, Lily Reynolds is used to seeing bodies, but not the type murdered in her own funeral home."

    Oh, fun. We don't get to read many books about morticians.

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  34. Do you ever get writer's block?
    If so how do you get through it?

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  35. how old are your two needy cats? I love cats. we have two 1 1/2 yr old feral kittens. We adopted them when they were six months old. highly entertaining.

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  36. If you weren't an author what would be your other profession?

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  37. Do you usually stick with one genre when writing?

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  38. thank you for being one of our hero's in the medical field. Nurses are so important. I have a close friend who was a nurse and she is not only invaluable when it comes to medical information, but her compassion for everyone is so special

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  39. Where do you get inspiration from to write your books?

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  40. sounds like a fun one

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  41. This sounds like a fun mystery to read. Great cover!

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  42. This sounds like an interesting read. I've always wondered what it would be like to be a mortician.

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  43. Thank you so much! Rec'd my gift card~

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