Thursday, November 7, 2013

On Tour With Relative Danger by June Shaw and a Giveaway

I’m delighted to be participating in author June Shaw’s Great Escapes Virtual Book Tour for her fun new release, RELATIVE DANGER, the first installment in her Cealie Gunther Mystery series.

As part of the tour I’ll share my thoughts on this intriguing book, tell you a bit about the author, share the links to the other blogs participating in the tour, and give you the details to a giveaway of this book.

First here’s a brief synopsis of RELATIVE DANGER:

       This is book one in a trilogy featuring widowed Cealie Gunther, who “thinks” she wants to avoid her hunky lover Gil Thurman, but he opens Cajun restaurants wherever she travels — and she is so bad at avoiding tempting dishes and men.
       Spunky widowed Cealie Gunther is a woman of a certain age whose zeal for adventure keeps her in the thick of things—like trouble. She pops up in town early to watch her motherless granddaughter Kat graduate, only to discover that because of a death—accidental—or murder?—graduation might not take place.
       Determined to find the truth, Cealie snags a job as a substitute teacher, exposing much violence, lurking menace and more disturbing questions than answers. The only thing certain is that a killer has decided she and her grandchild need to be expelled—permanently.


RELATIVE DANGER UNTREED READS COVERCealie Gunther isn’t your usual protagonist and that makes her all the more fun to follow.

Author June Shaw has created well-developed, realistic characters that are likable. This is a cozy murder mystery that is based in family and the desire to protect loved ones with all the zany things that happen along the way.

Cealie Gunther is looking forward to her granddaughter Kat’s graduation. But Kat isn’t graduating because her favorite teacher is being accused of murder. Cealie decides to take a substitute teaching job at the school to find out what’s going on.

The closer Cealie gets to finding the killer, the more danger she and Kat face. Not sure who to trust, Cealie tackles the investigation on her own and in her own unique way.

Shaw has crafted a well-blended plot that’ll keep you guessing until the end. Woven among the twists and turns of suspense, Shaw adds romance and a good dose of humor to keep the story flowing at a steady pace.

RELATIVE DANGER features a grandmother amateur sleuth that will keep you on your toes and laughing as you try to solve this fascinating cozy murder mystery.

Relative Danger by June Shaw, A Cealie Gunther Mystery, Untreed Publishing, @2013, ASIN: B00E3DD3BI, Kindle Edition, 407KB, 256 Pages 

FTC Full Disclosure – A digital copy of this book was sent to me by the publisher as part of the author’s virtual blog in hopes I would review it. However, receiving the complimentary copy did not influence my review.


June Shaw serves her third term as Louisiana’s representative on the board of Mystery Writers of America’s Southwest Chapter. For Romance Writers of America’s South Louisiana Chapter, she is the Published Author Liaison.

She’s written for numerous periodicals and created highly-praised novels, including this first in her cozy mystery series, which Deadly Ink nominated for Best Mystery of the Year.

For more on June and her writing, visit her website and connect with her on Facebook.

RELATIVE DANGER can be purchased at these sites:
Amazon, B&N, and Book World.


October 23 - readalot – Review, Giveaway
October 24 - Chloe Gets A Clue – Interview
October 25 - rantin' ravin' and reading – Interview, Review, Giveaway
October 27 - Cozy Up With Kathy – Interview, Giveaway
October 28 - Turning the Pages – Review
October 29 - Shelley's Book Case – Review, Giveaway
October 30 - StoreyBook Reviews – Review
October 31 - Dru's Book Musings – Guest Post, Giveaway
November 2 - Rose & Beps Blog – Guest Post
November 4 - Kaisy Daisy's Corner – Review, Giveaway
November 5 - Socrates' Book Review Blog – Review, Guest Post, Giveaway
November 6 - Traveling With T – Interview, Giveaway
November 8 - Melina's Book Blog - Interview, Review

This giveaway is for one eBook copy of RELATIVE DANGER. The giveaway is open internationally.

To enter, just send me an e-mail ( with the subject line, “Win Relative Danger.” Your message should include your name, the email address you’d like the eBook sent to, and the format you’d like the book in. The deadline to enter this giveaway for an eBook copy of RELATIVE DANGER is 8 p.m. (EST) on Thursday, Nov. 14.

Thanks so much for stopping by today. Do you like the protagonist you read about to be near your own age or does their age matter? 

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  1. Mason - First, thank you so very much for helping to support the charity anthology. I truly appreciate it!!

    Now, on to today's post. I'm always happy to see characters who aren't - er - twenty anymore take the lead in novels. And this one sounds like a solid context for a story - especially with great Cajun food. Thanks for sharing.

  2. A story about a spunky grandmother is right up my alley. This one sounds like a winner! Looking forward to reading the Cealie Gunther trilogy.

  3. The age doesn't matter. I think this book sounds fantastic. A great book to read
    Barbara Thompson


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