Wednesday, October 19, 2011

PUMPKIN ROLL by Josi S. Kilpack & A Contest


What could be better than being in New England for Halloween andPumpkin-Roll baking?

Sadie Hoffmiller can’t think of a thing, especially since she’s with her boyfriend, Pete Cunningham. They are babysitting Pete’s three grandsons for a few days while his son and daughter-in-law go to Texas for work-related matters. The town of Jamaica Plain, a suburb of Boston, is decorated for the season and Sadie is in her element baking and cooking for the boys and Pete.

When the boys call the woman across the street a witch, Sadie gets a little curious. They claim even their mother calls her that. Armed with a plate of cookies, Sadie decides to find out more. A newly licensed private investigator, Sadie can’t help herself.

The more she checks, the more mysterious it gets. When the ‘witch’ is attacked in her own home, Sadie puts herself in danger to uncover the truth. An acquaintance from her past may give Sadie more assistance than she wants. The intrigue will keep you guessing what or who is behind all of the mysterious happenings.

PUMPKIN ROLL is the sixth installment in author Josi S. Kilpack’s Culinary Mystery series, but is a stand alone read. There are references to prior events Sadie has encountered, but not so that readers are lost in this new adventure. The series continues to keep readers in suspense, while tempting them with mouth-watering recipes throughout the story.

Sadie is a strong, independent protagonist who can show her soft and vulnerable side while still being believable. The author has also included a number of lovable supporting characters. The book’s New England setting and Halloween theme make it a perfect read for this time of year. However, a Culinary Mystery by Kilpack is always an enjoyable read no matter the season.

ADDED BONUS…..
**In conjunction with the release of PUMPKIN ROLL, the author, Josi S. Kilpack, and the publisher, Shadow Mountain, are sponsoring a contest for a new iPad2. To enter, leave a comment in the comment section of this blog before November 1, 2011. Winners will be announced and notified November 3, 2011.

For additional ways to enter, go to www.josiskilpack.com **

Author Josi S. Kilpack’s website is www.josiskilpack.com

Pumpkin Roll by Josi S. Kilpack, A Culinary Mystery, Shadow Mountain, @2011, ISBN: 9781609087456, Paperback, 368 pages

FTC Full Disclosure - I requested this book as part of a blog tour and it was sent to me by the author in hopes I would review it. However, receiving the complimentary copy did not influence my review.

43 comments:

  1. This is another new to me author, which I love finding!! Pumpkin Roll sounds really great and I look forward to reading it.

    mlawson17 at hotmail dot com

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  2. I think Halloween is the perfect time for a mystery.
    mce1011 AT aol DOT com

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  3. Hoping to finish this book while up at the cabin this weekend. :)

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  4. I think any book by Josi is freaking awesome! Love her. And I love your blog. I'm a new follower.

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  5. I just bought the book and excited to read it as I love this series.

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  6. This is a terrific contest and I am finding a lot of new blogs because of it. Thank you Josi and I look forward to reading Banana Split.

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  7. A spooky book is a fun change-up for Sadie. Looking forward to reading it!

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  8. What a yummy looking cover.
    : )

    Sounds like it will be a good book to read. Thanks for sharing about it.

    Sounds like a great contest!

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  9. A great series, and a very fun contest. :)

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  10. What a great contest! Book sounds awesome too! I'd love to read it.
    lvsgund at gmail.com

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  11. Beautiful website. Hope to win this ipad and I'm also looking forward to reading this series.

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  12. This sounds like a great series! I'm sure I would really enjoy reading this book and the others, too!

    mittens0831 at aol dot com

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  13. This is a perfect release, party, and book for this time of the year!

    Thank you for participating in the contest!

    books4me67 at ymail.com

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  14. Great contest and such a great author. Thanks for the chance:)

    bchild5 at aol dot com

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  15. This sounds like a fun fall book. I love a good mystery. Thanks for the review. (Email in profile.)

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  16. I really like all of Josi's books and I am really excited about this contest!

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  17. This is the best of the series.

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  18. i just love all of her books! she always has me coming back for more :)

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  19. I love this series and have read all six books. I also love this giveaway!!!

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  20. What a fabulous giveaway!!! I would love to win an Ipad2!

    Thanks so much for the very generous giveaway and for the chance!

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  21. What a fabulous giveaway!!! I would love to win an Ipad2!

    Thanks so much for the very generous giveaway and for the chance!

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  22. Love books and would love an IPad 2!

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  23. The pumpkin roll sounds really good (both the dessert and the mystery). I'll check out Josi's series.

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  24. What a great giveaway. Lovely artwork for this cover. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

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  25. I haven't read any of this series, Mason, but I always like to read a seasonal book this time of year (for some reason the urge hits in the fall but not on the big holidays), so I'm going to give it a try -- thanks for calling it to my attention.

    Oh, and I wouldn't mind an iPad, either. ; )

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  26. Love Sadie! Can't wait to read Pumpkin Roll!

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  27. love this series and pumpkin roll was my favorite- it did not disappoint! thanks josi!

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  28. What perfect timing to release this book in the fall when pumpkins are being harvested and kids are going trick or treating. Yum!

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  29. I love this series and I'm looking forward to reading Pumpkin Roll. Thanks for the great stories.

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  30. Curse you, Sadie Hoffmiller. I always lose sleep when I'm hanging out with you. I can't seem to put Josi's books down. LG

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  31. I feel like Sadie is the out going side of me, love her!! Haha I love this book!!

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  32. I am getting excited to read this series! I hope I win!

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  33. Thanks for being part of this! I love this series!!

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  34. I'm excited to get my hands on a copy of this book! :)

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  35. Such an appetizing read!I highly recommended the whole series! Let the cover picture draw you in, stay for a great story!

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  36. Love Josi's series. Pumpkin Roll was great!!!

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  37. I would love to win this book. Thanks!

    sam94son05@sbcglobal.net

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  38. Count me in! Thanks for the chance!

    nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

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