Festive Mayhem 2 Book Tour and Giveaways

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Publication Date: October 1, 2021
Off-Sale Date: January 31, 2022 (unless extended)
Title: Festive Mayhem 2
Subtitle: Seven Holiday Culinary Cozy Mysteries
Authors: Paige Sleuth, Francelia Belton, Angela Henry, Rhoda Berlin, Carolyn Marie Wilkins, Barbara Howard, Stella Oni
Word Count (includes everything): 53,663
ISBN: 9798201820152
Description:
Seven crime writers of color have teamed up for the second year running to offer you the gift of escape this holiday season. From Thanksgiving to Christmas, Halloween to New Year’s, cozy mystery fans are bound to find a favorite holiday represented in this limited-time collection of exclusive, never-before-published seasonal short stories.

What you’ll find inside:

• “Nefarious New Year” by Paige Sleuth. A suspected poisoning leads Cherry Hills, Washington animal rescue maven Imogene Little to spend New Year’s Eve 1999 tracking down a would-be murderer.
• “The Brotherhood of Tricks and Treats” by Francelia Belton. A young man wants to fit in with his older brothers, but gets in over his head.
• “Cookies, Lies & Homicide” by Angela Henry. When lonely widow Mercy Davenport finds a lost dog, she has no idea searching for its owner will land her in the middle of a murder mystery, putting her in the crosshairs of a killer and on the radar of a grumpy local police detective.
• “Last Bite” by Rhoda Berlin. When Emily introduces her fiancé to her family, Thanksgiving comes to a fateful end.
• “A Praline for Pepe” by Carolyn Marie Wilkins. Carrie McFarland’s psychic powers are tested when a showboat featuring a racist revue brings a handsome stranger, a new cuisine, and a cold-blooded killer to Aaronsville, Indiana in 1921.
• “A Cup of Secrets” by Barbara Howard. Debutante Chelsea Parker’s birthday celebration launched his catering business into an overnight success, but Milo is thrown into the center of a murder investigation before dawn with his business partner and love of his life as the primary suspect.
• “The Jollof Rice and Crayfish Mystery” by Stella Oni. Elizabeth Ojo senses trouble when billionaire businessman Chief Arowolo, his wives and family come to celebrate his 75th birthday in the Mews, and she is not wrong as Chief collapses on the day of his celebration.

Bonus recipes are included for each story!

This anthology is only available for a short time, so grab it now before it’s gone. It would be criminal to miss it!

Festive Mayhem 2 Cozy Mystery Anthology

I’m SO excited to share our brand new holiday anthology is being released on October 1, 2021. It has a culinary theme and includes a recipe for each short story. My contribution is a short spin-off from my Finding Home series, A Cup of Secrets and features Milo and Jules. Of course, Traci is involved with her usual high energy! I’ve enjoyed working with this group of authors and I’m sure you’re going to enjoy reading this collection of short stories. As always, I want to hear from you! Tell me what you think of a Milo and Jules spin-off?

F:ESTIVE MAYHEM 2: Seven crime writers of color have teamed up for the second year running to offer you the gift of escape this holiday season. From Thanksgiving to Christmas, Halloween to New Year’s, cozy mystery fans are bound to find a favorite holiday represented in this limited-time collection of exclusive, never-before-published seasonal short stories.

What you’ll find inside:
“Nefarious New Year” by Paige Sleuth. A suspected poisoning leads Cherry Hills, Washington animal rescue maven Imogene Little to spend New Year’s Eve 1999 tracking down a would-be murderer.
“The Brotherhood of Tricks and Treats” by Francelia Belton. A young man wants to fit in with his older brothers, but gets in over his head.
“Cookies, Lies & Homicide” by Angela Henry. When lonely widow Mercy Davenport finds a lost dog, she has no idea searching for its owner will land her in the middle of a murder mystery, putting her in the crosshairs of a killer and on the radar of a grumpy local police detective.
“Last Bite” by Rhoda Berlin. When Emily introduces her fiancé to her family, Thanksgiving comes to a fateful end.
“A Praline for Pepe” by Carolyn Marie Wilkins. Carrie McFarland’s psychic powers are tested when a showboat featuring a racist revue brings a handsome stranger, a new cuisine, and a cold-blooded killer to Aaronsville, Indiana in 1921.
“A Cup of Secrets” by Barbara Howard. Debutante Chelsea Parker’s birthday celebration launched his catering business into an overnight success, but Milo is thrown into the center of a murder investigation before dawn with his business partner and love of his life as the primary suspect.
“The Jollof Rice and Crayfish Mystery” by Stella Oni. Elizabeth Ojo senses trouble when billionaire businessman Chief Arowolo, his wives and family come to celebrate his 75th birthday in the Mews, and she is not wrong as Chief collapses on the day of his celebration.

Bonus recipes are included for each story!

This anthology is only available for a short time, so grab it now before it’s gone. It would be criminal to miss it!

(Available in ebook format only.)

Book Tour & Giveaway: Finding Home Mystery Seres by Barbara Howard

Musings From An Addicted Reader

Final Harvest
Finding Home Book 1
by Barbara Howard
Genre: Mystery
Traci Simmons has been fired from another job and must decide if it’s time to give up her home and start fresh in another town. But, when her elderly neighbor dies mysteriously, she is pulled into leading a crusade to save the neighbor’s urban farm and find the killer. Through her new and unexpected relationship with these invisible people, Traci faces her own insecurities to learn what home really means.
Backdrop: Homelessness, anxiety, food insecurity, gentrification.
**Only .99 cents!!**
Charlotte’s Revenge
Finding Home Book 2
This is a continuation of the story of Traci Simmons. Her relationship with Officer Randall Wells unfolds and they embark on a new life together. As things get serious, someone from their past designs a scheme to ruin both of their lives…

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Books, Ramblings, and Tea

Final Harvest
Finding Home Book 1
by Barbara Howard
Genre: Mystery
Traci Simmons has been fired from another job and must decide if it’s time to give up her home and start fresh in another town. But, when her elderly neighbor dies mysteriously, she is pulled into leading a crusade to save the neighbor’s urban farm and find the killer. Through her new and unexpected relationship with these invisible people, Traci faces her own insecurities to learn what home really means.
Backdrop: Homelessness, anxiety, food insecurity, gentrification.
**Only .99 cents!!**
Charlotte’s Revenge
Finding Home Book 2
This is a continuation of the story of Traci Simmons. Her relationship with Officer Randall Wells unfolds and they embark on a new life together. As things get serious, someone from their past designs a scheme to ruin both of their lives…

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5 Questions with Barbara Howard

I Read What You Write!

Traci Simmons must decide if it’s time to give up her home and start fresh in another town — Final Harvest (Finding Home) by @BarbaraHoward

What inspired the idea for your book?  
I was inspired by my observations and the people in the different cities and towns where I have lived. I wanted to write a series that lands between standard mystery (without the blood and grime) and the cozy mystery (without the sugary sweetness). The theme involves homelessness and coping with anxiety and how much strength it takes for some people to achieve what others may consider simple milestones in life. So that required well-developed characters and a strong setting because that’s what I look for when I read a book. 

What was the most surprising thing you learned in writing this book? 
I received reader feedback that the story touched them at a very emotional level…

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Final Harvest, A Finding Home Mystery, by Barbara Howard

Ruff Drafts

Final Harvest (Finding Home)
by Barbara Howard

About Final Harvest

Final Harvest (Finding Home)
Cozy Mystery
1st in Series
Publisher: Independently Published (August 1, 2020)
Paperback: 164 pages
ISBN-13: 979-8655968134
Digital ASIN: B08BKZ58YF

Traci Simmons has been fired from another job and must decide if it’s time to give up her home and start fresh in another town. But, when her elderly neighbor dies mysteriously, she is pulled into leading a crusade to save the neighbor’s urban farm and find the killer. Through her new and unexpected relationship with these invisible people, Traci faces her own insecurities to learn what home really means.

About Barbara Howard

Barbara Howard is a “not-so-cozy” mystery and YA author of a dozen books, including her most recent trilogy, Finding Home Mystery Series; Final Harvest, Charlotte’s Revenge, and Milo’s Journey. She is a first-generation tech geek turned master gardener with a passion for fresh air…

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