Monday, September 6, 2021

Book Blast and Giveaway: Photo Bombed (Bianca Wallace Mysteries #1) by Daria White

Welcome to my stop on the book blast for Photo Bombed by Daria White. 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 $15 Amazon or Barnes & Noble gift card. Be sure to visit the rest of the stops for more content. Enjoy!
Title: Photo Bombed
Series: Bianca Wallace Mysteries #1
Author: Daria White
Publisher: Crimson Fox Publishing
Publication Date: May 25th 2021
Genre: Cozy Mystery

When a corpse crashes the party, Bianca is on the case.

Bianca Wallace is a work from home mom raising her teenage daughter as a single parent. She’s determined to stand on her own two feet in Edenville, Texas after her bitter divorce. When the town’s wedding of the year stars her friend as the bride, Bianca can’t wait to celebrate the nuptials. Neither she nor the guests expect a corpse! When the police suspect the bride, Bianca’s determined to prove her friend’s innocence.

Lamar Sims, the new police detective in Edenville, is investigating the murder case. Bianca’s “interference” is not helping, but she won’t stop when her friend’s freedom is on the line. He makes it clear he wants her to let the police do their job, so she has to find ways around him.

No one in Edenville is safe until the killer is behind bars. Bianca won’t let Detective Sims dismiss her hunches. They may have to work together before another dead body shows up.

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“Good evening,” a tenor voice said.

Bianca raised her head and acknowledged the man taking a seat across from her. “Good evening.” She folded her fingers on the clothed table.

The man extended his tanned hand. His bright smile made him charming. “I’m Simon.”

“Bianca.” She shook his hand, ignoring his sweaty palm.

His face softened as his tone contained wonder. “Tell me something you love about yourself.”

His question surprised her. “Well… I think I love my creativity. I’m a graphic designer.”

His smile grew bigger. “How long have you been doing that?”

“I’ve been drawing since I was a kid, but I opened my business a few years back.”

“Same here.” Simon ran his fingers through his short, brown hair. He grabbed at the small bowl of nuts on her table, popping a few in his mouth without even taking his baby blue eyes off of her. “I got into photography in high school, but now I travel for the magazine I work for.”

Bianca didn’t mind this conversation so far. “That’s amazing. I know for me, graphic design wasn’t my first choice. I thought about the law, but when I had my daughter…” Her eyes bulged as Simon’s mouth fell open. “Are you all right?”

His spoke as if in disbelief. “You have a child?”

“Yes. She’s a teenager.”

“So you’re…?” He blinked rapidly as if trying to process what she was saying.

“Divorced. Almost three years now.” She tilted her head to the side, trying to read his expression. “Are you alright?”

He ran a hand down the back of his head. “Yes, I just wasn’t planning on dating a woman with children. I never wanted kids of my own.”

Bianca froze momentarily. Not everyone wanted children. She could understand that, but this was the first time she’d heard it out loud and to her face. It never crossed her mind until now that if she got into another relationship, would the man accept her daughter? If he didn’t, it was his loss. Her daughter came in the package deal.

“Thank you for sharing,” she said.

He gave a faint smile and stood to his feet. “I hope you find what you’re looking for.” He extended her hand. “Have a good evening.”

She returned the gesture. “You too.” Bianca returned to her chair as he walked away. She hadn’t expected that. As she adjusted in her cushioned seat, another man approached her table. Chin high and shoulders back. Bianca didn’t know whether to describe him as confident or cocky based off the smolder he gave her. With an earring in one ear and a gold chain hanging around his neck, he took the seat across from her.
Daria started writing as a teenager. Since she loves romance novels, she figured why not write them too? She also writes Christian fiction along with cozy mysteries! Daria graduated with a degree in healthcare management, so writing was not in the cards for her. It’s rare that you won’t catch her reading. Aside from that, she loves Turner Classic Movies, painting, Pilates, the piano, and chocolate.

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  1. Sounds like a great cozy mystery read. I love this single mother becoming an amateur sleuth to help find the truth

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

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  3. Really neat book, was good to learn about it.

  4. Cover looks awesome! Excerpt is intriguing. Great work!

  5. I enjoyed the excerpt. Thank you for the giveaway!

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

  7. Sounds like a great read. Love the cover!

  8. This looks like a great book-thank you

  9. Nothing like a good mystery!
    And with a great cover.
    Thank you for sharing this with us.

  10. Sounds like an interesting cozy mystery.

  11. Love the title draws me in. Best of luck with the book!

  12. Sounds like a good book. I like the cover and excerpt.

  13. I love the artwork on the cover. Thanks for the giveaway!

  14. Cool cover! Sounds like a good book!

  15. Do you prefer writing in the cooler weather months?

  16. Do you carry a notebook with you when you are out to jot down thoughts about the book you're writing?

  17. Sounds like a really interesting book. I look forward to checking it out.

  18. The book sounds like a fun read! I love cozy mysteries.

  19. looks like a fun one

  20. I love cozy mysteries, thanks for sharing.

  21. This mystery sound fun to read and I like the cover.

  22. If you could go anywhere, where would you go/

  23. Have you always wanted to be a writer & what helped you to decide on it?