Thursday, November 8, 2012
Giveaway & Review ~ Fatal Fortune by Elizabeth Delisi
No one in Cheyenne, North Dakota believes in Lottie Baldwin’s psychic abilities; especially not Harlan Erikson, Lottie’s boyfriend and Chief Deputy in the Sheriff’s Office.
When a friend’s husband disappears, Lottie can’t leave it to Harlan to discover what happened to Harry.
Armed with her courage and her tarot cards, Lottie tries to solve the mystery herself, regardless of who attempts to stop her: Harlan, her friend—or the criminal.
About the Author:
Elizabeth Delisi wanted to be a writer since she was in first grade, and probably would have written in the womb if she could have convinced her mother to swallow a pencil. But life hasn't always gone the way she planned, and on her road to publication she worked as a motel maid, waitress, secretary, administrative aide, substitute teacher, and newspaper reporter.
Elizabeth is a multi-published, award-winning author of romance, mystery and suspense. Her time-travel romance set in ancient Egypt, Lady of the Two Lands, won a Bloody Dagger Award and was a Golden Rose Award nominee. Her romantic suspense novel, Since All is Passing was an EPPIE Award finalist and Bloody Dagger Award finalist. Fatal Fortune was a Word Museum Reviewer’s Choice Masterpiece. Elizabeth's contemporary romance novella The Heart of the Matter is featured in the Valentine's Day-themed anthology Cupid's Capers and was an EPPIE Award finalist. A Carol of Love is part of Holiday Hearts anthology and an EPPIE Award finalist. A Cup of Christmas Charm is part of Holiday Hearts 2 anthology and was also an EPPIE Award finalist.
Elizabeth is an instructor for Writer’s Digest University. She has taught Creative Writing at the community college level, has worked as a copy editor for several small publishers, and edits for individuals. She holds a B.A. in English with a Creative Writing major from St. Leo University.
Elizabeth is currently at work on Deadly Destiny and Perilous Prediction, the sequels to Fatal Fortune, and Knit A Spell, a paranormal romance.
Elizabeth lives in New Hampshire with her husband and feisty parakeet. She enjoys hearing from her readers.
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Author - Elizabeth Delisi
Book Title – Fatal Fortune
Book Genre – Mystery
Book Publisher –
Released - June 2012
Purchase - Amazon
Here's an excerpt:
“I can’t read minds and you know it. I read the cards. And sometimes I get...well…feelings,” Lottie said. “Janet came over to see me this morning. She’s very worried about Harry.”
“I know she is. Unfortunately, there’s nothing the sheriff’s office can do about it until he’s been missing for forty-eight hours, since there’s no reason to suspect foul play.”
Lottie leaned over and grasped Harlan’s hand. “Honey, I have a bad feeling about this. A real bad feeling. Something terrible has happened to Harry. I don’t know what, but it’s serious.”
“You and your feelings,” he snorted, shaking his head. “You know I can’t investigate based on your feelings.”
“Couldn’t you look into it? Just a little? Unofficially? I’m very worried.”
Harlan shifted uneasily in his chair. “I could get in trouble for it. Remember what happened the last time?”
“I remember the Sheriff read you the riot act. But, do you remember that I was right on target when I told you to look for that missing car in the drainage ditch on Route 9 north of town?”
“Yeah. And I’ll bet the Sheriff hasn’t forgotten it, either.”
Harlan was being stubborn; she’d have to try another tack. “No doubt. He doesn’t like me. No one in town does.” She pulled her prettiest pout.
“That’s not true,” Harlan protested on cue. “I like you. A lot.”
I enjoyed Fatal Fortune. It was easy to get lost in the mystery of what happened to Harry.
This was a relatively quick story. The plot was full of who done-it goodness and some simple romance.
I felt bad for Lottie. I can't imagine living in a town full of people that didn't like you. :( I admired her for wanting to take care of her friend though. She went above and beyond for Janet.
I didn't figure out who was behind it until the last second. There were so many possibilities that figuring out who the culprit was took awhile! Being stumped was a nice change of pace for me as usually I'm pretty good at figuring things out fast.
If you like mysteries, you should read this. :D
I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion. I really liked it and wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to others.
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