|Author Tracy Weber|
As an added bonus during the tour, the author is giving away 1 autographed copy of MURDER STRIKES A POSE to a lucky visitor at each of the blog stops. Please see the end of the post for the giveaway details.
A part of the tour I’ll share my thoughts on the book, tell you a bit about the author, tell you other sites that will be participating in the tour and tell you how to enter to win the autographed copy. Now here are my thoughts on this fun debut in this bubbly new series.
MURDER STRIKES A POSE by Tracy Weber
Kate is trying to keep her yoga studio afloat and doesn’t have time for her best friend’s matchmaking attempts. To make matters worse, a homeless alcoholic named George and his sidekick, Bella, start selling newspapers outside her studio. It wouldn’t be so bad, but Bella is a German shepherd the size of a small horse and makes a ruckus every time another dog comes within sight.
Kate, using her best Zen-like approach, tries to convince them to move to another spot. But after a couple of attempts, the three strike up an unlikely friendship. Kate discovers there’s more to George than first appears.
When Kate finds George murdered, the police dismiss it as a drug-related street crime. However, Kate knows George wasn’t into drugs and is determined to find his killer. She also has to find someone to adopt Bella before her intimidating ways get the lovable dog in real trouble with the authorities.
As Kate tries to maintain her calm amid the chaos, the killer is closer to making her Corpse Pose a permanent move.
Author Tracy Weber combines murder, mayhem, humor, romance and understanding for a well-balanced cozy murder mystery. The story moves at a steady pace and holds your attention from beginning to end. The story will have you laughing while trying to guess who the killer really is.
The characters are well-developed and likable. The interaction of Kate and her friends draws the reader in. Weber’s eye for detail places the reader in the Seattle setting and brings the story to life. The antics of Bella will tug on the heartstrings of animal lovers. The author’s attention to details shines through in her knowledge of yoga and dogs.
MURDER STRIKES A POSE is an intriguing debut for a fascinating new series that will delight mystery readers. Combining calming techniques, dog-related frolics, mystery and laughs; Weber has crafted a story that is hard to put down.
Murder Strikes A Pose by Tracy Weber, A Downward Dog Mystery, Midnight Ink, @2014, ISBN: 978-0738739687, Paperback, 288 Pages
FTC Full Disclosure - This book was sent to me as part of the author’s virtual blog tour in hopes I would review it. However, receiving the complimentary copy did not influence my review.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Tracy Weber is a certified yoga teacher and the founder of Whole Life Yoga, an award-winning yoga studio in Seattle, where she currently lives with her husband and German shepherd.
Weber is a member of the Pacific Northwest Writers Association, Dog Writers Association of America, and Sisters in Crime. She loves sharing her passion for yoga and animals in any form possible.
For more information on Weber, visit her online at TracyWeberAuthor.com and WholeLifeYoga.com. You can also connect with her on Facebook, Twitter and Goodreads.
The author’s tour begins today (January 2) and runs through
January 15. The author will give away 1 autographed book at each stop. For more information, check out her tour page. Here’s a list of the blogs participating in the tour and more chances to win a copy of MURDER STRIKES A POSE.
January 3 - Books-n-Kisses - Review, Guest Post
January 4 - readalot- Review, Giveaway
January 5 – Auntiemwrites's Weblog
January 7 - Mochas, Mysteries and More - Interview, Review, Giveaway
January 8 - dru's book musing - Guest Post, Giveaway
January 9 - Chloe Gets A Clue - Interview, Giveaway
January 10 - Read Your Writes Book Reviews - Review, Giveaway
January 11 - rantin' ravin' and reading - Review, Guest Post, Giveaway
January 15 – Killer Characters – Guest Post
This giveaway is for one autographed copy of MURDER STRIKES A POSE and is open to residents of the U.S. only.
To enter this giveaway, please send me an e-mail ( firstname.lastname@example.org) with the subject line, “Win Murder Strikes a Pose.” Your message should include your name and mailing address. The deadline to enter this giveaway for a chance to win an autographed copy of MURDER STRIKES A POSE is 8 p.m. (EST) on Thursday, Jan. 9.
Thanks everyone for stopping by today. Are you into yoga or would you like to give it a try? What are your thoughts on German shepherds?