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Guest Post, Spotlight & Giveaway: KILLER DEADLINE by Lauren Carr

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As part of a blog tour organized by iRead Book Tours, I am honored to have Lauren Carr as my guest as she celebrates the release of her latest book – Killer Deadline.   Enjoy!


How Editors Are Like Hair Stylists 
by Lauren Carr

When you get too old to learn new things, then you’re old. That’s why I am always open to learning new things. I don’t want to be old.

My most recent discovery: Editors are like hair stylists.

Lauren & Muse AdjustedWhen you find a good one, never let him or her go. If forced to choose—keep your editor and divorce your spouse. My mother used to say men are like buses. Another one will come by in ten minutes. Good hair stylists whose touch makes your hair quiver and give in to their every demand—not so frequent.

It’s the same with editors who know just what to fix…

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What does a Mystery Author do when Locked Down? She Starts a New Series!

I’ve learned something about myself during the lock-down. If I ever get arrested, house arrest will not be a viable form of punishment for me. It won’t work. Rather than wallow in misery about my confinement in me home, I’ll embrace the long sought-after solitude.

Finally! Everyone is leaving me alone!”

Then, I’ll start work in a new series.

In case you’ve missed it, I’ve had several new releases in my Chris Matheson Cold Case Mysteries, Thorny Rose Mystery Series, and Lovers in Crime, and now an upcoming new series, Nikki Bryant Cozy Mystery!

An investigative journalist, Nikki Bryant is one of my more fun protagonists. Not only is she the first female lead protagonist, but she’s also the most impulsive. Nikki operates almost solely from her gut. She’s got tremendous instinct but gets into trouble because she is so impulsive.

Ryan Spaulding serves as her anchor. The head of the local crime scene investigators, he’s her connection in law enforcement—and her love interest. At one point in Killer Deadline, Nikki’s mother tells Ryan to keep her out of trouble. He responds, “That’s what defines me.” Basically, Ryan’s job is to keep Nikki out of trouble, and failing that, get her out of trouble.

Killer Deadline is scheduled for release (print and ebook!) on April 23, 2020. But you can pre-order your ebook now! Just click on the link below!

 

“Lauren Carr’s books are never boring, that’s for sure. They entertain, give us a good mystery to dig into, keep the reader guessing, give us a few good laughs and make us eager for the next book. Warning: Lauren Carr’s series are addictive, so be ready to read more than just one book!” – Laura Fabiani, Library of Clean Reads

Book Details:

Book TitleKiller Deadline (A Nikki Bryant Cozy Mystery) by Lauren Carr

Category:  Adult Fiction (18 +),  232 pages

Genre:  Mystery/Cozy Mystery

Publisher:  Acorn Book Services

Release date:   April 23, 2020

Content Rating: G. This is a true cozy mystery. No sex. No on-stage violence. No swearing. Just good clean fun!


“Here we go! Carr is a master storyteller who always offers a plot full of twists and turns, a bit of humor to offset the dark, and a unique cast of characters. In Killer Deadline that cast includes – handsome Ryan, her first love (who is now her step-brother); a mysterious social media friend called Nerdy Guy; Elmo, a super smart dog, a boxer, she rescued who has become asocial media star and has a penchant for cleaning; a TV station full of suspicious employees; and more.

 

“This book is a wonderful read to pick up at the end of a long day. It truly is a “cozy murder mystery.”  I promise, it’ll draw you in right from page one and keep you turning the pages until you reach the very last page. I can’t wait for the second book in this series.” – Marilyn R. Wilson, Olio by Marilyn


Book Description:

Folks in Pine Grove, Pennsylvania, claim that where Nikki Bryant goes,
trouble is not far behind. Her refusal to back down from a challenge has
made Nikki Bryant a top investigative journalist.

When an online friend nudges her to join him in a pact to reconnect with
their first loves, Nikki and her boxer dog Elmo leave the bright lights
of Las Vegas for the charming town of Pine Grove. There, she must face
the biggest challenges in her career and life—the first love she had
left behind and her father’s unsolved murder.

But before she has time to unpack her car, Nikki stumbles upon the dead
body of local news anchor, Ashleigh Addison, her childhood rival. Could
Ashleigh’s death be connected to an explosive news story that she had
teased about airing live? Did that explosive story have anything to do
with the murder of Nikki’s father?

With the clues in her father’s cold case hot again, Nikki intends to
chase down the story of her life until she catches his killer—no matter
what it takes.

Order Your Copy Today!
Meet the Author:Lauren Carr is the international
best-selling author of the Mac Faraday, Lovers in Crime, Chris Matheson
Cold Case, and Thorny Rose Mysteries—over twenty-five titles across
three fast-paced mystery series filled with twists and turns!
Killer Deadline marks Lauren’s first venture into mystery’s purely cozy sub-genre with a female protagonist.

Book reviewers and readers alike
rave about how Lauren Carr’s seamlessly crosses genres to include
mystery, suspense, crime fiction, police procedurals, romance, and
humor.

A popular speaker, Lauren is also the owner of Acorn Book Service, the umbrella under which falls iRead Book Tours. She lives with her husband and two spoiled rotten German
Shepherds on a mountain in Harpers Ferry, WV.

Connect with the author: Website  ~  Twitter  ~  Facebook  ~  Instagram ~ Pinterest


 

 

Blog Tour: Killer Deadline by Lauren Carr

My Fictional Oasis

Publication: April 23, 2020 by Acorn Book Services

Page Count: 232

Format: eARC, Paperback

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Goodreads Synopsis: Folks in Pine Grove, Pennsylvania, claim that where Nikki Bryant goes, trouble is not far behind. Her refusal to back down from a challenge has made Nikki Bryant a top investigative journalist.

When an online friend nudges her to join him in a pact to reconnect with their first loves, Nikki and her boxer dog Elmo leave the bright lights of Las Vegas for the charming town of Pine Grove. There, she must face the biggest challenges in her career and life—the first love she had left behind and her father’s unsolved murder.

But before she has time to unpack her car, Nikki stumbles upon the dead body of local news anchor, Ashleigh Addison, her childhood rival. Could Ashleigh’s death be connected to an explosive news story that she…

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Book Review: Murder by Perfection by Lauren Carr @TheMysteryLadie @BooksbyAcorn @iReadBookTours

Buried Under Books

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Title: Murder by Perfection
Series: Thorny Rose Mystery Series #3
Author: Lauren Carr
Narrator: Mike Alger
Publication Date: May 31, 2018

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Purchase Links:
Audible // iTunes // Amazon

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Murder by Perfection
Thorny Rose Mystery Series #3
Lauren Carr
Narrated by Mike Alger
Acorn Book Services, May 2018
Downloaded Unabridged Audiobook

From the author—

Beware: Perfection has a dark side!

Frustrated with their busy schedules, Murphy Thornton and Jessica Faraday attempt to find togetherness by scheduling a weekly date night. The last thing Jessica Faraday expected for her date night was to take a couple’s gourmet cooking course at the Stepford Kitchen Studio, owned by Chef Natalie Stepford―the model of perfection in looks, home, and business.

When Natalie ends up dead and Murphy goes missing, the Thorny Rose detectives must peel back the layers of Natalie Stepford’s life to discover that the pursuit of perfection can be deadly.

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Killer Deadline

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Book Details:Book TitleKiller Deadline(A Nikki Bryant Cozy Mystery) by Lauren Carr
Category:  Adult Fiction (18 +),  232 pages
Genre:  Mystery/Cozy Mystery
Publisher:  Acorn Book Services
Release date:   April 23, 2020
Content Rating: G. This is a true cozy mystery. No sex. No on-stage violence. No swearing. Just good clean fun!

Book Description:

Folks in Pine Grove, Pennsylvania, claim that where Nikki Bryant goes, trouble is not far behind. Her refusal to back down from a challenge has made Nikki Bryant a top investigative journalist.

When an online friend nudges her to join him in a pact to reconnect with their first loves, Nikki and her boxer dog Elmo leave the bright lights of Las Vegas for the charming town of Pine Grove. There, she must face the biggest challenges in her career and life—the first love she had left behind and…

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What’s Up with the Dog? @TheMysteryLadie

Buried Under Books

Lauren Carr is the international best-selling author of the Mac Faraday, Lovers in Crime, Chris Matheson Cold Case, and Thorny Rose Mysteries—over twenty-five titles across three fast-paced mystery series filled with twists and turns!

Killer Deadline marks Lauren’s first venture into mystery’s purely cozy sub-genre with a female protagonist. 

Book reviewers and readers alike rave about how Lauren Carr’s seamlessly crosses genres to include mystery, suspense, crime fiction, police procedurals, romance, and humor.

A popular speaker, Lauren is also the owner of Acorn Book Service, the umbrella under which falls iRead Book Tours. She lives with her husband and two spoiled rotten German Shepherds on a mountain in Harpers Ferry, WV.

Connect with the author: Website  ~  Twitter  ~  Facebook  ~  Instagram ~ Pinterest

I’ll admit it. When I started out my writing career, I envisioned writing humor or thought-provoking pieces about life. Maybe, if I was really…

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Audiobook Tour-The Thorny Rose Mysteries by Lauren Carr + Giveaway

Rosepoint Publishing

Thank you, Lauren, for my review copy of Murder by Perfection, the third in The Thorny Rose Mystery Series by Lauren Carr. 

I’m thrilled to be part of the audiobook tour for iRead Book Tours.  Murder by Perfection is my first experience with the author and this series. I’ll be spotlighting and reviewing Book 4 in June.

Murder by Perfection by Lauren Carr

Book Details:

Series: Thorny Rose Mystery Series (Volume 3)
Print Length:  Adult fiction, 322 pages

Genre:  Murder Mystery
Publisher:  Acorn Book Services

Release date:  May 31, 2018
Running Time: 8 hours and 32 minutes
Content Rating: PG (mild violence and sexual suggestion) 

Book Blurb:

Beware: Perfection has a dark side! Frustrated with their busy schedules, Murphy Thornton and Jessica Faraday attempt to find togetherness by scheduling a weekly date night.

The last thing Jessica Faraday expected for her date night was to take a
couple’s gourmet…

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Killer Deadline by Lauren Carr

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“Lauren Carr’s books are never boring, that’s for sure. They entertain,

give us a good mystery to dig into, keep the reader guessing, give us a

few good laughs and make us eager for the next book. Warning: Lauren

Carr’s series are addictive, so be ready to read more than just one

book!” – Laura Fabiani, Library of Clean Reads

Join us for this tour from April 20to May 22, 2020!

Book Details:

Book TitleKiller Deadline(A Nikki Bryant Cozy Mystery) by Lauren Carr

Category:  Adult Fiction (18 +),  232 pages

Genre:  Mystery/Cozy Mystery

Publisher:  Acorn Book Services

Release date:   April 23, 2020

Content Rating: G. This is a true cozy mystery. No sex. No on-stage violence. No swearing. Just good clean fun!


“Here we go! Carr is a master storyteller who always offers a plot full

of twists and turns, a…

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Nutcracker Conspiracy

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KILL AND RUN by Lauren Carr

Book Details:

Book Title: Kill and Run by Lauren Carr

Series: Thorny Rose Mystery Series (Volume 1)

Category: Adult fiction, 422 pages

Genre: Murder Mystery

Publisher: Acorn Book Services

Release date: September, 2015

Content Rating: PG (mild violence and sexual suggestion)


“The plot was well thought out and there were no loose ends at the end. The story was fast paced to keep my attention easily. The book is a treat to a reader who loves a mix of genres in their reads. It has the right amount of romance, mystery, action and thrill to keep me satisfied from the start to the end.” -Reviewer: The Travelogue of a Book Addict

“I love how Carr writes. She has such great characters, and there is always something happen. There is always some kind of fire fight going on, and the way she connects things is just fantastic.” -Reviewer: Paij…

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The Nutcracker Conspiracy by Lauren Carr

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Guest Post:

What Writing Murder Mysteries Taught Me about Life

By Lauren Carr

A few years ago, I was on a radio program. During the interview, the topic of my husband came up. The lead host, a long-time fan, announced the interesting fact that my husband of thirty years has never read any of my best-selling murder mysteries. After having twenty-seven novels published, my husband has yet to read a single one.

New to the show, the other host, who hadn’t had a chance to read any of my books, was shocked—as many people are.

“It’s okay,” I said with a shrug. “It used to bother me, but it doesn’t anymore. My husband reads non-fiction and is supportive of my writing in every other way. He doesn’t have to read my books.”

I was surprised when across the table, this co-host sighed with relief. “Me, too. I don’t like reading…

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Book Review: A Fine Year for Murder by Lauren Carr @TheMysteryLadie @BooksbyAcorn @iReadBookTours

Buried Under Books

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Title: A Fine Year for Murder
Series: Thorny Rose Mystery Series #2
Author: Lauren Carr
Narrator: C.J. McAllister
Publication Date: February 6, 2017

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Purchase Links:
Audible // iTunes // Amazon

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A Fine Year for Murder
Thorny Rose Mystery Series #2
Lauren Carr
Narrated by C.J. McAllister
Acorn Book Services, February 2017
Downloaded Unabridged Audiobook

From the author—

After ten months of marital bliss, Jessica Faraday and Murphy Thornton are still discovering and adjusting to their life together. Settled in their new home, everything appears to be perfect … except in the middle of the night when, in the darkest shadows of her subconscious, a deep secret from Jessica’s past creeps to the surface to make her strike out at Murphy.

When investigative journalist Dallas Walker tells the couple about her latest case, known as the Pine Bridge Massacre, they realize Jessica may have witnessed the murder of…

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Killer Deadline Guest Post and Spotlight

Lamon Reviews

Hello friends!

Today we are happy to have a guest post by author Lauren Carr for her latest book Killer Deadline. I hope you enjoy today’s post. Don’t forget you can enter the special giveaway at the bottom of the post!

What’s So Funny About Murder?

By Lauren Carr

Warning: Before you declare me morbid and warped, let me explain. No, I do not believe murder is funny, but, I do have a firm belief that laughter is a great reliever of stress and when used correctly in a murder mystery, can make for an entertaining read.

They say that often we do not choose who we become, but rather, who we become chooses us. I don’t know who they are and, that being the case, I’m not sure if they speak with any authority. But, in my case, there appears to be some truth in that.

I did not…

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