Wednesday 12 April 2017

Book Blast & Giveaway - Occult and Battery by Lena Gregory

Occult and Battery
Author: Lena Gregory
Publisher: Berkley
Pages: 304
Genre: Cozy Mystery

Book Description:
A murder mystery weekend becomes a little too real in the latest Bay Island Psychic Mystery from the author of Death at First Sight—

Cass Donovan uses her skills as a former psychiatrist to get away with pretending to be psychic, but she’s not about to let anyone get away with murder...

The outlook is not so good for Cass’s psychic shop, Mystical Musings. With winter winds discouraging tourists from riding the ferry from Long Island to Bay Island, Cass hopes to draw in more customers by hosting a murder mystery weekend, complete with a séance, in a supposedly haunted mansion.

But Cass begins to lose her spirit when her ex-husband shows up, along with his fiancée—Cass’s ex-best friend. Then, after one of the guests is found dead, a blizzard blows in, trapping everyone inside with a murderer. Now Cass must divine who did the deed before her reputation and her livelihood fade away.

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“Stop the car!”

Bee Maxwell slammed on the brakes, skidding to a stop on the sand-covered shoulder. Without loosening his white-knuckled grip on the steering wheel, he turned a glare on Cass. “Are you crazy?
What’s the matter?”

Cass released her hold on the dashboard and shot him a grin. “We’re here.”

A hand the size of a baseball mitt fluttered to Bee’s chest, with all the drama of a true diva. “You nearly gave me a heart attack because we’ve arrived at our secret destination?” Gritting his teeth, he shifted gently into park. No way would he jam the shifter into gear, even though she could tell he badly wanted to. The black Trans Am was his baby, always to be treated tenderly. Cass, on the other hand, was a different story. Bee looked about ready to throttle her. “Wouldn’t it have been easier to just tell me where we were going?”

Stephanie Lawrence poked her head between the seats to stare at Cass. “Not that I want to agree with Bee, but really, Cass, you could have just told him where to go. Then maybe this maniac wouldn’t have nearly put us through the windshield.”

She shrugged. “I didn’t think he’d agree to take me if I told him where we were going.”

Bee waved a hand in dismissal and glanced out the window, as if realizing for the first time where they were.

The old, supposedly haunted Madison Estate perched in the center of the highest ground on the island, amid dried-up beach grass, trees long since devoid of leaves, and garbage from whatever kids were brave—or stupid—enough to ignore their parents’ warnings. Thick, grey clouds gathered overhead, lending credence to the haunted stories Cass had heard since childhood.

A dainty shiver ran through Bee’s bulky frame. “Well, if your destination has anything to do with that house, you can just count me out.”

“But it’s perfect.” She opened the door and shot him a quick grin over her shoulder.

“Hey. Where are you going?”

Ignoring Bee’s protests, Cass climbed from the car. She closed the door behind her, effectively cutting off any further arguments. Bee happened to be deathly afraid of ghosts. Not that he believed in them.

About the Author
Lena Gregory lives in a small town on the south shore of eastern Long Island with her husband and three children. When she was growing up, she spent many lazy afternoons on the beach, in the yard, anywhere she could find to curl up with a good book. She loves reading as much now as she did then, but she now enjoys the added pleasure of creating her own stories.

Her latest book is the cozy mystery, Occult and Battery.

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Terms & Conditions:
•    By entering the giveaway, you are confirming you are at least 18 years old.
•    One winner will be chosen via Rafflecopter to receive a $25 Amazon Gift Card.
•    This giveaway ends midnight April 31.

Good luck everyone!


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  1. One of my sisters love mystery books. She would enjoy this read. Thanks for the opportunity at winning this giveaway.

  2. The book description and excerpt sounds intriguing. Thanks for sharing. Love the cover too.

  3. Oh sure, murder weekends are allmfun and games until someone gets murdered.

  4. Thank you so much for sharing the release of Occult and Battery!

  5. How hard was it to come up with this perfect title?

    1. My editor actually came up with the title. I do love it, though!

  6. what type of research do you do to learn about the occult?

    1. I've always loved anything paranormal, and I research everything I write, including a trip to a real psychic, who was amazing.

  7. I love murder mysteries and I enjoyed the excerpt--thanks!

  8. Sounds great. Enjoyed the excerpt.

  9. Nothing came up for that search when trying to find @booksrelove1

  10. This book sounds awesome! Very cute title!

  11. Hi Lena! I love mysteries! I think Occult and Battery sounds like a really good book!

    1. Thank you! If you decide to read it, I hope you enjoy it :)

  12. Thank you for hosting this giveaway :)

  13. I'm still getting this message Sorry, that page doesn’t exist! for the link to follow @booksrelove1.

  14. I love books that are so suspenseful. I can't wait to read this.

  15. Do you write anyother genre than mystery?

  16. I've received the same message the entire giveaway when trying to follow @booksrelove1 on Twitter: Sorry, that page doesn’t exist! I've even gone to Twitter and tried to find it but couldn't.

  17. I liked both the book description, and the book excerpt. I am looking forward to reading this story.