Monday, October 31, 2016

Doggone It by Maggie Toussaint | Blog Tour with Review and Giveaway

The Blurb

Dreamwalker Baxley Powell can’t remember the last time she had such a crappy weekend. A twilight encounter with a ghost dog left her numb and disoriented, her dreamwalker abilities are wiped out, and the sheriff just summoned her to a double homicide.

With no access to the spirit world, Baxley bluffs her way through the crime scene where a movie star’s assistant and a charter boat captain were strung up and bled dry. In a haunted house, no less. Figuring out who killed these people will be a real challenge without her ability to speak to the dead.

Just when Baxley thinks her powers are returning, her dreamwalks malfunction. With the sheriff pushing her to solve the case quickly, Baxley teams up with a dognapping medium to boost her powers.

Suspects include the captain’s good-for-nothing brother, the assistant’s replacement, and, of course, his stalker. All of Sinclair County is on edge, and the media circus isn’t helping. At stake are the movie’s funding, the sheriff’s job, and Baxley’s senses.

Can Baxley safeguard her abilities and solve the case before the killer strikes again?

Haunted houses, lost pirate treasure, conniving in-laws, supernatural baddies, and a determined ghost dog test amateur sleuth Baxley Powell’s mettle in Book Three of Toussaint’s Dreamwalker Series.

Doggone It by Maggie Toussaint
Series: A Dreamwalker Mystery, #3
Genre: Paranormal Mystery
Publisher: Five Star
Publication Date: October 19, 2016
Hardcover: 292 pages
ISBN-10: 143283231X
ISBN-13: 978-1432832315
eBook File Size: 1104 KB


The Review

I just read an amazing book, y'all — Doggone It by Maggie Toussaint. Let me tell you a little about it.

Doggone It is the third book in the Dreamwalker Mystery series starring Baxley Powell, following Book #1 Gone and Done It (reviewed here) and Book #2 Bubba Done It (reviewed here). The books should really be read in order, so that you will understand such things as Baxley's backstory, her history as a Dreamwalker, and even what a Dreamwalker is.  

Baxley's supporting cast from the previous books return in Doggone It, and new characters are introduced, including two dogs, large and small, and a medium. Two sub-plots, concerning Baxley's mother and her daughter Larissa, are compelling.

Even more compelling is the main plot. Wow! Author Maggie Toussaint's words grabbed me at the beginning of Doggone It, and didn't let me go until I read the very last word (which is "time," by the way). I read Doggone It in one sitting, because I couldn't put it down. It's just that good! I cannot wait for Book Four, to learn what is next in store for Baxley.   

When I read about Baxley in Doggone It, I'm reminded of sleuths from two of my other favorite paranormal series. 
  • Like Stacy Justice in Barbra Annino's series, Baxley was reluctant at first to embrace her paranormal abilities. 
  • Like Charley Davidson in Darynda Jones' series, Baxley must keep her extra senses shielded to prevent a sensory overload, except when her powers are needed 
If you are fans of Barbra Annino's Stacy Justice series or Darynda Jones' Charley Davidson series, I think you will really enjoy reading about Baxley Powell in Doggone It, and the other books in Maggie Toussaint's Dreamwalker series. 

I absolutely love Doggone It, and recommend it to fans of paranormal mysteries everywhere! Doggone It has earned our highest rating of Five Kitties. 

Five out of five kitties
 Note:  I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of Doggone It
All opinions shared are 100% my own.

Follow the tour, to read other reviews, plus Author Interviews and Guest Posts!

Click here to read an excerpt of Doggone It on Author Maggie Toussaint's website.

The Author

About Maggie Toussaint

Formerly a contract scientist for the U.S. Army and a freelance reporter, mystery and suspense author Maggie Toussaint has thirteen published books. Her recent mystery releases include Gone and Done It, Bubba Done It, Death, Island Style, and Dime If I Know. Her latest mystery, Doggone It, is Book Three in her Dreamwalker series about a psychic sleuth.

Maggie won the Silver Falchion Award for Best Cozy/Traditional Mystery. Additionally, she won a National Readers’ Choice Award and an EPIC Award for Best Romantic Suspense. She was twice nominated for the Georgia Author of the Year Award and finaled in the Beacon and the Readers’ Crown Contest.

Maggie lives in coastal Georgia, where secrets, heritage, and ancient oaks cast long shadows. 

The Giveaway

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