Friday, January 21, 2022

Blurb Blitz and Giveaway: Going, Going, Dead (Paranormal Museum Mystery #6) by Kirsten Weiss

Welcome to my stop on the blurb blitz for Going, Going, Dead by Kirsten Weiss. 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 $10 Amazon or Barnes & Noble gift card. Be sure to visit the other stops on the tour for more content. Enjoy!
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Title: Going, Going, Dead
Series: Paranormal Museum Mystery #6
Author: Kirsten Weiss
Publisher: Misterio Press
Publication Date: January 31st 2022
Print Length: 273 pages
Genre: Cozy Mystery
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At an auction, competition can be deadly...

When Maddie attends an estate auction of artifacts from America’s spiritualist era, it’s just another day in the life of a paranormal museum owner…. Until she discovers the body of the murdered auctioneer.

Her mother is convinced the murderer is after a mysterious statuette that once belonged to the town’s Ladies Aid Society. With the holidays approaching, Maddie and friends dive into the mad world of obsessive collectors to find the missing statuette… and a killer.

Maddie tracks her suspects through a secluded gothic estate, in the wineries of Central California, and along the streets of small-town San Benedetto. But this clever criminal is determined to win at all costs. Will the killer use Maddie’s friends as the ultimate weapon against her?

If you love laugh-out-loud mysteries, witty heroines, quirky cats, and a touch of the paranormal, you’ll love Going, Going, Dead, book 6 in the Paranormal Museum mystery series. Read this twisty cozy mystery today!

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EXCERPT:
I stared down at an antique traveling chest, fit for the maiden voyage of the Queen Mary. The trunk’s leather straps lay undone on the hardwood floor. A sticker with a number and barcode had been loosely affixed to the top, and I checked my catalog.

“Whoa,” I said. “This belonged to Houdini.” The famous magician had also been known for exposing spiritualist frauds. Was that why Solomon had acquired the chest?

“Anything connected to Houdini is potentially—” Herb clamped his mouth shut.

“Haunted?”

“No,” he said quickly. “There are no rumors of any hauntings attached to this chest.”

I bit back a smile. He didn’t have to worry about me making a bid. I was all in for Zoltan. “Do you think it’s a magic show chest, or just a traveling chest?” A winsome magician’s assistant could easily fit inside it.

“Traveling,” he said, “definitely.” He reached for the lid.

“I don’t think we’re allowed to touch the items that are for sale.”

“Please.” He rolled his eyes. “You’d be a fool to buy anything without thoroughly examining it first.” Herb lifted the lid.

I’d like to say I had a premonition, a foreboding. But I didn’t even feel a quiver of remorse as I leaned forward, like a rube, to peer inside.

A woman curled in the fetal position stared back at us, her head turned at an awkward angle, her blue eyes blank and very, very dead.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Kirsten Weiss writes laugh-out-loud, page-turning mysteries. Her heroines aren’t perfect, but they’re smart, they struggle, and they succeed. Kirsten writes in a house high on a hill in the Colorado woods and occasionally ventures out for wine and chocolate. Or for a visit to the local pie shop. Kirsten is best known for her Wits’ End, Perfectly Proper Paranormal Museum, and Tea & Tarot cozy mystery books. So if you like funny, action-packed mysteries with complicated heroines, just turn the page…
 
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GIVEAWAY:
Kirsten Weiss will be awarding a $10 Amazon or Barnes & Noble gift card to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter. Good luck!

(All the Ups and Downs is not responsible for this giveaway, its entries, or the prize. Goddess Fish Promotions and the author assume all responsibility for this giveaway.)

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34 comments:

  1. Do you use an outline when you write?

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  2. Thank you for hosting Going, Going, Dead!

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  3. Do you have any advice for new writers?

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  4. Going Going Dead sounds like a great mystery for me to read and I like the cover! Thanks for sharing it with me and have a fantastic weekend!

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  5. The book Going, Going, Dead in the series Paranormal Museum Mystery #6 by author Kirsten Weiss has an attractive cover with lots of interesting details.

    Nancy
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  6. Nice cover. I liked the blurb and excerpt. It sounds like a really interesting book. Thank you for sharing.

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  7. Sounds like a fun read. Thank you for the giveaway. Best of luck with the book.

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  8. Wonderful book cover and the book sounds interesting.

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  9. Going, Going, Dead by Kirsten Weiss sounds like a fun mystery with an auctioning artifacts setting.

    Nancy
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  10. What is the best piece of advice you have received?

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  11. Wow a mystery with such an interesting cover & title!
    Thank you for sharing this with us.

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  12. At approximately what age did you start your first book, and how long after that start was it published?

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  13. The cover of Going, Going, Dead has so many interesting details shown on it.

    Nancy
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  14. Do you think about your next book while writing the current one?

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  15. Going, Going, Dead sounds like a fun and entertaining read.

    Nancy
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  16. How do you select the names of your characters?

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  17. This book sounds like it is packed with fun and quirky characters!

    Nancy
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  18. This sounds like a great read that I would really enjoy.

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  19. If you didn’t write, what would you do for work?

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  20. How long on average does it take you to write a book?

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  21. What do you do when you're stuck?

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