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Great Escapes Book Tour

November 15, 2021

Join my Great Escapes Book Tour to celebrate the release of STYLED FOR MURDER with excerpts, reviews, giveaways, interviews and recipes. 

Great Escapes Book Tour

Nov. 15 – 24 Great Escapes Book Tour
Visit as many sites as you can for a chance to win my ebook box sets. Please support my hosts by leaving comments!

November 15 – I’m All About Books – SPOTLIGHT
November 15 – My Journey Back – RECIPE POST
November 16 – Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book – REVIEW, INTERVIEW
November 17 – Novels Alive – “Origins of Bone China” GUEST POST
November 17 – Sapphyria’s Book Reviews – SPOTLIGHT
November 18 – Christy’s Cozy Corners – AUTHOR INTERVIEW
November 19 – Brooke Blogs – SPOTLIGHT
November 20 – Books a Plenty Book Reviews – REVIEW, GUEST POST
November 20 – FUONLYKNEW – SPOTLIGHT
November 21 – Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers – GUEST POST
November 22 – Literary Gold – CHARACTER GUEST POST
November 23 – Mysteries with Character – REVIEW
November 24 – BookishKelly2020 – SPOTLIGHT
November 24 – Celticlady’s Reviews – SPOTLIGHT

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Home Renovations Can Be Murder

November 14, 2021

Nearly everyone who has done a home renovation has a tale of woe. It seems nothing can ever go smoothly or finish on time. Hiccups occur along the way that obstruct progress. Meanwhile, homeowners suffer the inconvenience of their bathroom or kitchen being out of order.

Home Remodels Can Be Murder

We had our bathrooms and kitchen done in our old house where we lived for forty years. I remember the disruption to our lives and the aggravation of dealing with a job manager who had poor communication skills. He would fail to respond to calls or texts, plus he would tell us someone was coming to do the work when nobody showed up. We stayed home for days waiting for plumbers, electricians, tile people, etc. My blood boiled and my helpless rage surged. Things were a mess. How would our house ever be put back together again?

Here’s where the seeds of my latest story were born. I could murder off the foreman in a book. Certainly, he deserved to be fired at the very least, but my solution would be more permanent. I began reading about renovation scams to fuel the story. When a critique partner suggested copper thefts as another angle, I was off to the races! Except this time, it was hairstylist Marla Vail’s mother, Anita, who had the remodeling woes.

When our jobs were done, we were highly satisfied with the results. It could have been an easier process, but things turned out all right. Not so for Marla, whose investigation is about to begin in STYLED FOR MURDER, a Bad Hair Day cozy mystery.

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Hours later during a break at the salon, Marla headed into the back storeroom to grab a cup of coffee and to do more research on the case. She’d decided to reach out to the company’s customers via social media. For this purpose, she signed into her neighborhood app. A quick search found someone who had asked for recommendations on bathroom remodels. 

This request had garnered a number of responses including several mentions of Amaze Design Center. She sent off a series of private messages to the commentators of those posts. 

By the end of the workday on Friday, she had a load of replies. People were descriptive in their tales of woe. 

“The company cuts corners by sending unlicensed workers to do their electrical work. I almost had a fire in my kitchen due to improper wiring behind our oven.” 

“This company doesn’t provide the products they promise. I’d ordered sliding glass doors for my shower. The installers came and put on a fixed door instead. When I said it was wrong, the foreman tried to convince me this type of door was the popular choice. I insisted they change it to the ones specified in the blueprints.”

“The mirror guys were awful. They didn’t remove the label. We have a smear now because we had to scrub it off.” 

These all happened to us. Have you done any renovations in your place? What did you like or dislike about the process? Were you happy with the results?

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STYLED FOR MURDER by Nancy J. Cohen
A Bad Hair Day Mystery

When hairstylist and savvy sleuth, Marla Vail, gets a frantic call from her mother that there’s a dead body in her shower, Marla realizes this wasn’t part of the home renovation plans. The victim turns out to be the project manager, who had an untrustworthy reputation in town. Disgruntled customers, unpaid suppliers, and the design company’s staff are among the suspects, but Marla is more concerned about her stepfather’s connection to the victim. Can she flush out the clues and nail the killer before he strikes again? Recipes Included!

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Styled for Murder Book Tour Schedule

November 12, 2021

Join my virtual Book Tour to celebrate the release of STYLED FOR MURDER with excerpts, reviews, recipes, interviews and giveaways. 

Great Escapes Book Tour

Nov. 15 – 24 Great Escapes Book Tour
Visit as many sites as you can for a chance to win my ebook box sets. Comments welcome!

November 15 – I’m All About Books – SPOTLIGHT
November 15 – My Journey Back – RECIPE POST
November 16 – Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book – REVIEW, INTERVIEW
November 17 – Novels Alive – “Origins of Bone China” GUEST POST
November 17 – Sapphyria’s Book Reviews – SPOTLIGHT
November 18 – Christy’s Cozy Corners – AUTHOR INTERVIEW
November 19 – Brooke Blogs – SPOTLIGHT
November 20 – Books a Plenty Book Reviews – “Edible Gold” GUEST POST, REVIEW
November 20 – FUONLYKNEW – SPOTLIGHT
November 21 – Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers – “Is Garlic Good for You?” GUEST POST
November 22 – Literary Gold – CHARACTER GUEST POST
November 23 – Mysteries with Character – REVIEW
November 24 – BookishKelly2020 – SPOTLIGHT
November 24 – Celticlady’s Reviews – SPOTLIGHT

ADDITIONAL SITES

Tuesday, Nov. 2, Donovan’s Bookshelf – Book Review

Wednesday, Nov. 3 – Socrates Book Reviews – Book Review

Friday, Nov. 12Killer Crafts & Crafty Killers“The Case of the Cheesy Hash Browns” Guest Post

Friday, Nov. 12 – Buried Under Books – First Line Fridays

Sunday, Nov. 14 – Cozy Up With Kathy Spotlight 

Monday, Nov. 15 – The Book Diva’s Reads Spotlight & Excerpt

Monday, Nov. 15 – Christa Reads and Writes – Book Review

Tuesday, Nov. 16 – Carla Loves To Read – Book Review

Tuesday, Nov. 16 – Storeybook Reviews“Book Research Can Save Lives” Guest Post

Tuesday, Nov. 16, 7:00 – 8:30 pm EST, Book Launch Party for STYLED FOR MURDER

Wednesday, Nov. 17 – Fundinmental – Book Review

Wednesday, Nov. 17Dru’s Book Musings “A Day in The Life of Marla Vail” Guest Post

Monday, Nov. 22 – Woman’s World Magazine
STYLED FOR MURDER was mentioned in Woman’s World Magazine in the Book Club section on page 8 in the Nov. 29th issue!

Tuesday, Nov. 23, Cinnamon and Sugar and a Little Bit of Murder, “Peach Cobbler” Guest Post with Recipe & Ebook Giveaway

Dec. 1 – The Big Thrill – Author Interview

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Permed to Death, #1 in the Bad Hair Day Mysteries, is on sale for 99 cents for a limited time only! Great gift to send to a friend!

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Timetable for Upcoming Events

November 11, 2021

November is my birthday month, and we have a lot to celebrate! Here’s a rundown of upcoming events. More detailed posts will follow in the next few days.

Upcoming Events

Nov. 12 – 24 Virtual Book Tour https://nancyjcohen.com/appearances

Nov. 16 Book Launch Party 7:00 – 8:30 pm EST https://www.facebook.com/NewReleaseParty

Nov. 16STYLED FOR MURDER Release Date https://books2read.com/StyledforMurder

Nov. 16 – 30 “Permed to Death” (book #1 in my series) on sale for 99 cents https://books2read.com/PermedtoDeath

Thanksgiving Weekend – Happy Birthday to me and Happy Thanksgiving to you!

Happy Birthday  Happy Thanksgiving

GIVEAWAY

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Styled for Murder Book Trailer

November 10, 2021

Watch this fun and enticing Book Trailer for STYLED FOR MURDER, a Bad Hair Day cozy mystery coming on Nov. 16th!

When hairstylist and savvy sleuth, Marla Vail, gets a frantic call from her mother that there’s a dead body in her shower, Marla realizes this wasn’t part of the home renovation plans. The victim turns out to be the project manager, who had an untrustworthy reputation in town. Disgruntled customers, unpaid suppliers, and the design company’s staff are among the suspects, but Marla is more concerned about her stepfather’s connection to the victim. Can she flush out the clues and nail the killer before he strikes again? Recipes Included!

Share the book trailer with your friends – https://youtu.be/yT95QwTzT58

Order Your Book Here:

Amazon – https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09DYN9YG6
Apple Books – https://books.apple.com/us/book/id1583387985
BN – https://bit.ly/3jF7Uz7
Kobo – https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/styled-for-murder
Google Play https://bit.ly/3m2bJiJ
Books2Read – https://books2read.com/StyledforMurder

Watch the Book Trailer for STYLED FOR MURDER, a Bad Hair Day #cozymystery #booktrailer Click To Tweet

Want to learn how to Create Your Own Book Trailer?  Go here: https://nancyjcohen.com/create-your-own-book-trailer/

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