Thursday, February 1, 2018

Vangie Vale and the Strangled Strudel by R. L. Syme | Blog Tour Interview and Giveaway

Vangie Vale And The Strangled Strudel by R.L. Syme
Series: A Matchbaker Mystery, #3
Genre: Cozy Mystery, Culinary Mystery 
Publication Date: January 4, 2018
Publisher: Hummingbird Books
Paperback: 336 pages
ISBN-10: 1983480991
ISBN-13: 978-1983480997
e-Book File Size: 4841 KB
ASIN: B077GK124B
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The Blurb

Just when Vangie Vale’s life was getting back to normal…

After a murder that rocked her little Rocky Mountain tourist town, she found herself in the middle of another murder… as the chief suspect.

Vangie stood shocked on the side of the curb as the sheriff stretched yellow crime scene tape around the front of her new bakery. Wouldn’t this make a lovely headline in next week’s paper: Local Baker Kills Parishioner With Pudding. Vangie’s road back to good graces as a part-time pastor was bumpy enough already. This would be a road block. Can’t have that.

Don’t miss a moment of Vangie’s new adventure.

RECIPE INCLUDED: The Strangled Strudel

This book is SO good, y'all — Five Kitties! For my review, click here.

The Character Interview

with Vangie Vale

(Becca's fan group came up with these questions for Vangie. Thanks, y'all!)

• Do you want to stay in Montana forever?
Great question. I’ve been thinking about this a lot lately. Just passed my year-and-a-half mark on my Montana journey and I do love it here. It’s so cold, though. I would have to do regular beach trips to make up for January and February, probably. But Montana is just unreal beautiful. It’s hard to leave a place that’s so gorgeous.

• How do you feel about the terrible parking lots in January?
Boy, girl, you are not kidding about this. I had no idea. But it ices over and you can’t walk in the parking lots. It’s crazy. Thankfully, the Tank can drive on the ice, and I’ve learned to put the chains on when it’s really icy. But I do hate walking in them.

• Do you like goats?
Goats are adorable. I especially love the videos of goats in pajamas. They seem to always be jumping sideways. It’s cute. Like they’re permanently disoriented. But in a cute way.

• When did you know you wanted to go to Seminary?
I had a friend who died when I was in college, and I’d already lost my mom and my grandma, and I saw people trying to go through their grief alone, without God. And I swear, it was like watching someone slowly drowning in oxygen. I just wanted to find a way to talk to people about life and hope and truth, in a way that made sense to me.

• Did your rebellious nature get you into trouble in Seminary?
Oddly, no. It helps to go to a more liberal Seminary than you are liberal. That way, I was always the most conservative person in the room. I’d much prefer that to being the most liberal person in the room. But I also went to a Seminary where critical thinking was encouraged, so when I did have questions, they were answered. But there was always a commitment to who God was, underneath everyone’s questions. And answers. I appreciated that.

• What are three things on your bucket list?
I’m going to struggle to whittle it down to three. So I’ll just focus on the next three that I really want to do.

First, I really want to go to Canada. I’ve never been before, and we’re only a few hours away, here. But in all the time I’ve been in Montana, I still haven’t been. 

Second, I’d love to own an animal. A pet of some kind. I may have to start with a fish or something. But I could never have pets as a kid. My mom thought they were unsanitary. So I’ve never owned a pet of my own. I’d really like to.

And third, I want to travel to all the continents. Yes, even Antarctica. So far, I’ve done Europe, North America, and South America. I’d like to do Asia and Africa in the next few years. And then maybe I’ll tackle Australia… and Antarctica… ☺

• What is your go-to dinner?
Definitely grilled cheese. Whether it’s me cooking, or Derek, I always go to the grilled cheese, of some kind.

The Author

About R.L. Syme

Rebecca Syme is a USA Today best-selling author of cozy mystery and small town romance. She writes cozy culinary mysteries as R.L. Syme and small-town romance as Becca Boyd. She is a writer of amateur sleuths worth loving and villains worth hating. She is the USA Today bestselling author of the Line of Fire series of sweet romances and part of the Chick Tales series set in Somewhere, TX. 

Becca calls the mountains of Montana her home and draws inspiration from the beautiful vistas and heartwarming people. A foodie and a baker herself, Becca grew up reading Nancy Drew mysteries passed on by her grandmother. 

A Tweeter and Pinner of things. Lover of fancy cheese, binge-watching, strawberries, and hope. You can find her on Twitter talking #fancycheese or #Chopped, and on Facebook with her fans in Becca Nation.

The Giveaway

The Tour Participants

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

January 30 – A Blue Million Books – CHARACTER INTERVIEW

January 30 – Lisa Ks Book Reviews – REVIEW

January 31 – The Pulp and Mystery Shelf – INTERVIEW

February 1 – Valerie's Musings - REVIEW, GUEST POST

February 1 – Jane Reads - CHARACTER INTERVIEW

February 1 – Queen of All She Reads – GUEST POST

February 2 – The Montana Bookaholic – REVIEW

February 3 – Books a Plenty Book Reviews – REVIEW

February 3 – StoreyBook Reviews – GUEST POST

February 4 –A Holland Reads – SPOTLIGHT

February 5 – A Chick Who Reads – REVIEW

February 6 – Laura's Interests - REVIEW, CHARACTER GUEST POST

February 7 – Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book – REVIEW, GUEST POST

February 8 – My Reading Journeys - CHARACTER GUEST POST

February 9 – Island Confidential – CHARACTER INTERVIEW

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