Saturday, November 10, 2018

A Cold Brew Killing by Lena Gregory | Blog Tour with Guest Post and Giveaway

The Blurb

When an ice cream vendor discovers a frozen stiff, Florida diner owner Gia Morelli has to serve up some just desserts . . .

Gia has become good friends with Trevor, a fun, flirtatious bachelor who owns the ice cream parlor down the street from her popular All-Day Breakfast Café. Trevor has the scoop on all sorts of local attractions and activities. But when he bursts into her diner, trembling and paler than a pint of French Vanilla, she can tell something's very wrong. Trevor points her toward his shop then passes out cold. When Gia runs down to his shop, she discovers a chilling sight — a dead body in the open freezer. But the ice cream man's troubles are just beginning. The police suspect him of this murder a la mode, especially when details of his questionable past surface. Gia believes in her friend and is determined to clear his name and find the real cold-blooded killer before someone else gets put on ice . . .

A Cold Brew Killing by Lena Gregory
Series: All-Day Breakfast Café Mystery, #3
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Publication Date: November 6, 2018
Publisher: Lyrical Press
Paperback: 204 pages
ISBN-10: 1516104676
ISBN-13: 978-1516104673
e-Book File Size: 1522 KB
ASIN: B079R5Y14L
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The Character Guest Post

Gia Morelli

Hi. I’m Gia Morelli. Until recently, I worked in a busy deli in the heart of Manhattan, I was married to the man of my dreams, I enjoyed spending time with my friends, and I was about as clueless as you can get. Due to circumstances beyond my control — aka, my lying, cheating, philandering ex-husband swindled who knows how many people out of millions of dollars, when he wasn’t busy hanging out with one of his numerous girlfriends — I was forced to flee New York.

Thankfully, I have the best friend in the entire world, Savannah Mills. Savannah was my roommate for a while when she lived in New York, before I met Bradley. When Bradley and I moved in together, Savannah returned to her hometown in Florida.

When Bradley was arrested and his victims started harassing me, Savannah urged me to relocate to Florida and live with her. After Bradley’s long line of lovers was paraded through the courtroom, I finally accepted her offer to help me move.

Savannah helped me set up my life long dream, the All-Day Breakfast Cafe. In keeping with the neighborhood architecture, we painted the beautiful, historic, two-story building pale yellow with white trim. Round tables of varying sizes dot the dining room, covered in navy blue cloths. Light-colored, wood chairs with homemade cushions, made by Savannah, surround them. Savannah has always been amazing at anything craft related. A skill I don’t share but admire immensely. 

It fits nicely with the other shops along Main Street in the small, artsy, tourist town of Boggy Creek. Nestled a bit south of Central Florida’s Ocala National Forest, the town is known for its festivals, art and craft shows, and seasonal fairs, and I hoped my breakfast café would be the perfect addition.

And it might have been, if I hadn’t gone out the back door to put the garbage out, after an opening day that could have gone better, to say the least, and found Bradley’s arm hanging out of my dumpster. Unfortunately, the rest of him was found in there too. 

And if that wasn’t enough of a rocky start to my new life in Florida, then the Town Council tried to close down my café because of some kind of zoning error, and I tripped over the council president, Marcia Steers, while walking through the woods with Thor. And now… well, now, one of my new friends is being accused of murder. All in a town where murders never occur, if the statistics Savannah spewed while trying to convince me to move can be believed. 

And if all that isn’t enough, it seems Florida is home to an abundance of wildlife. I’m not talking about cute little squirrels with fluffy tails or kitty cats, either. I’m talking about alligators, snakes — poisonous ones! — and bears.

So, now I spend my days trying to keep my business afloat, while making a list in my head of all the positives and negatives of living in Florida. Someday, I’ll decide if I’m going to stay, but for now, I’m here. And I’d love for everyone to stop into the All-Day Breakfast Café and visit with Savannah and me.

The Author

About Lena Gregory

Lena lives in a small town on the south shore of eastern Long Island with her husband and three children.

When she was growing up, she spent many lazy afternoons on the beach, in the yard, anywhere she could find to curl up with a good book. She loves reading as much now as she did then, but she now enjoys the added pleasure of creating her own stories.

The Giveaway

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