Tuesday, April 11, 2023

Eat, Drink and Drop Dead by T.C. LoTempio | Blog Tour with Guest Post and Giveaway


Eat, Drink and Drop Dead (A Tiffany Austin Food Blogger Mystery) by T.C. LoTempio

About Eat, Drink and Drop Dead


Eat, Drink and Drop Dead (A Tiffany Austin Food Blogger Mystery)
Cozy Mystery
1st in Series
Setting - Georgia 
Severn House; Main edition (April 4, 2023)
Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 256 pages
ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1448310024
ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1448310029
Digital ASIN ‏ : ‎ B0BKLFX3V5

A former chef gets mixed up in murder when she moves back to her Southern home town in the first Tiffany Austin food blogger mystery - a culinary cozy that will make your brain work and your stomach rumble!

Food critic and blogger Tiffany Austin has the best job in the world: she gets to eat for a living. At least, she hopes she has a job. Her trial period at Southern Style magazine is up - and rumors are swirling that management are making a choice between Tiffany and a rival columnist: the ambitious Jenny Lee Plumm.

Former chef Tiffany knows she has a battle on her hands . . . but she didn't realize it was to the death! When her rival's body is discovered after the two have a very public argument, Tiffany finds herself the prime suspect in a murder investigation. The lead detective might be very hot - but Tiffany's definitely not ready to go down for a crime she didn't commit.

Ably assisted by Hilary, her best friend and partner in (non) crime, and bolstered by the unconditional love of her Siamese cat Lily and Cavalier King Charles puppy Cooper, Tiffany plunges into an investigation of her own. After all, she has a degree from the CIA - the Culinary Institute of America - and she's not afraid to use it. But can she find the real killer before she's served up to the cops on a silver platter?

Eat, Drink and Drop Dead is a great pick for fans of delicious culinary cozies by Joanne Fluke, Lucy Burdette, Krista Davis and Jenn McKinlay - if you like smart, savvy female sleuths, twisty mysteries and delicious food, why not give it a try!

About the Character Guest Post

Hello there!  My name is Hilary Hanson. I’m the BFF of Tiffany Austin, a former assistant head chef who is now a food blogger at the  magazine where I work, Southern Style. Tiffany and I have been friends ever since grammar school, and our friendship deepened when she took up cooking first as a hobby, then as a vocation. Tiffany loves to cook, and I love to eat! It’s a match made in heaven!

What I didn’t expect, though, when my BFF returned to our hometown of Branson, Georgia, was to get involved in solving a murder! Tiffany was in competition with another columnist, Jenny Lee Plumm, for a permanent spot on the magazine, and of course my BFF beat her out, which didn’t sit well with Jenny Lee. And when JL turned up dead, my BFF was tagged as suspect numero uno by the lead detective!

Hey, not every gal can play Bess Marvin to someone's Nancy Drew. I would never have figured Tiff for being such a good detective, but she definitely rose to the occasion! As for me, I’m perfectly content to be second fiddle – just a long as I still get to sample all the delicious dishes Tiffany makes in her spare time!

Oh, and there will be a next time. Tif will definitely need my help to clear  my sister Arleen who gets in a bit of hot water.  See, there’s this pizza contest.....


About T.C. LoTempio

While Toni LoTempio does not commit – or solve – murders in real life, she has no trouble doing it on paper. Her lifelong love of mysteries began early on when she was introduced to her first Nancy Drew mystery at age 10 – The Secret in the Old Attic. 

She and her cat pen the Nick and Nora mystery series originally from Berkley Prime Crime and now with Beyond the Page Publishing. They also write the Cat Rescue series from Crooked Lane and the Pet Shop series, originally published by Midnight Ink and rebranded last year as “Urban Tails Pet Shop Mysteries.” Book six in the Nick and Nora mysteries, A PURR BEFORE DYING, was released this February from Beyond the Page. There is also a new series, Tiffany Austin Food Blogger, coming out in April.

You can cat-ch up with them at ROCCO’s blog, her website, Facebook, and  Twitter.

Purchase Links – AmazonB&NGoogle PlayKobo 

April 5 – Literary Gold – SPOTLIGHT
April 5 – Sapphyria's Book Reviews – SPOTLIGHT
April 6 – Christy's Cozy Corners – AUTHOR GUEST POST
April 7 – Celticlady's Reviews – SPOTLIGHT
April 8 – I'm Into Books – SPOTLIGHT
April 9 – Maureen's Musings – SPOTLIGHT
April 10 – Sneaky the Library Cat's Blog – CHARACTER INTERVIEW
April 11 – Jane Reads – CHARACTER GUEST POST
April 13 – Guatemala Paula Loves to Read – REVIEW
April 14 – Baroness Book Trove – CHARACTER GUEST POST
April 15 – MJB Reviewers – SPOTLIGHT
April 15 – The Book Decoder – REVIEW, AUTHOR INTERVIEW
April 16 – Cozy Up WIth Kathy – REVIEW, AUTHOR INTERVIEW
April 17 – The Mystery of Writing – SPOTLIGHT
April 18 – #BRVL Book Review Virginia Lee – SPOTLIGHT
April 18 – Reading Is My SuperPower – REVIEW

Have you signed up to be a Tour Host?

You can comment as a guest, or with your DisqusFacebookTwitter, or Google account. To register for Disqus, or to post as a guest, click in the Name box under "Sign Up With Disqus."