Monday, November 14, 2022

Book Blast and Giveaway: Body Snatched (Body Conscious #2) by Ana Diamond

Welcome to my stop on the book blast for Body Snatched by Ana Diamond. This book blast was organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. On my stop, I have an excerpt from the book as well as a giveaway for a chance to win a $25 Amazon or Barnes & Noble gift card. Be sure to visit the other stops on the book blast for more content. Enjoy!
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Title: Body Snatched
Series: Body Conscious #2
Author: Ana Diamond
Publication Date: November 14th 2022
Print Length: 210 pages
Genre: Cozy Mystery
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What’s worse than losing a body from a funeral home? Losing two. But mortician and amatuer sleuth, Lily Reynolds has a hunch. The new visitor in town, Rick Drakon, may have charmed his way into her life but she’s not fooled by his smooth talking ways. Problem is, Rick is a long-time friend of Lily’s new husband, Detective James Rivers. While James is busy convincing her to look elsewhere, Lily embarks on a dangerous path toward uncovering the truth. Will this case come between the couple or will Lily find herself closer to evil than ever before?

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EXCERPT:
She sprinted toward the ambulance with James inside. Her heart leaped into her throat. She didn’t want to alarm the others, but she didn’t really know if he was going to make it. Antonio had not. And what would she do if he didn’t? Images of her life with James flashed before her eyes.

From the moment when she’d first laid eyes on his silky black hair and tattooed biceps in the basement of her funeral home to their wedding day when he told her they would be together forever, this could not be the end. She would not want to go on. Tears flooded her eyes, clouding her vision as she ran toward the ambulance James had been loaded into. Yanking the back door open wide, she propelled herself inside.

His eyes were closed but his body had been hooked up to monitors that beeped incessantly. Intravenous fluids ran down the tubing and into James’s arms. And there was blood—lots of blood on the floor of the truck and on the linens of the stretcher. She willed herself into tunnel vision to avoid seeing nothing but red. The paramedics sat on opposite sides of the ambulance monitoring the machines hooked up to him.

She stood at the foot of the stretcher watching for any movement. Was he unconscious? Had he slipped into a coma? Was he only minutes from death? She’d stopped breathing altogether until she touched his leg and his eyes popped open.

“You know, this is the first time I’ve ever been shot.” His eyes sparkled with mischief.

She released the air from her lungs and chuckled at him. Her heart could beat again. “Congratulations. I’ll tell you what you’ve won later. Now work on not dying.”

He smiled and laid his head back on the pillow. “Yes, ma’am.”
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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!

(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 over this giveaway.)

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51 comments:

  1. Good book for Fall reading.
    Thanks for the contest.

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  2. Do you have a cover vision in mind when beginning a novel or do you wait until you are done to come up with a cover design?

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    1. Good question. I usually wait until I'm done because I want to make sure the cover captures all the elements of the story.

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  3. Really nice cover and excerpt, looking forward to reading this!

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  4. Happy Book Birthday, Ana! I enjoyed the excerpt and your Body Snatched sounds like an excellent book for me to enjoy and I like the cover! Good luck with your book and the blast!

    Thanks for sharing it with me and have a spectacular week!

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  5. You had me at 2 bodies lost from a funeral home. Good work

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

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  7. This book sounds great.

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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. Inviting story line. Congrats on your tour. Cover is nice too.

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  10. The book sounds like an intriguing read. Great cover!

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  11. What author do you most admire?

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  12. Really nice cover and excerpt, looking forward to reading this!

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  13. Do you prefer the weather the way it is now?

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

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  15. What did you want to be when you grew up?

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  16. What is your favorite book of all time?

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  17. What is your favorite book of all time?

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  18. What was your favourite subject in school?

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  19. Do you like this weather?

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  20. Have you started another book yet?

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  21. This one sounds like a spooky book for late night reading!

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  22. looks like a fun one

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  23. Sounds good I love a good mystery thanks for sharing.

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  24. What do you do when you're not writing?

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  25. LAST DAY
    Thanks for the contest.

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  26. What is your favorite holiday tradition?

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  27. I loved the excerpt. Thanks so much for the giveaway.

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  28. Happy Friday!

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  29. Its cold outside and I need a good book like this one to read

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