Saturday, October 19, 2013

Bitter Pill by Stacey Kade

Rennie Harlow is having a bad year. She had a handsome husband, a good job, and a renovated condo in Chicago. Now, thanks to one "exotically beautiful" paralegal, she’s divorced, faking her way through a writing career, and living above her hypochondriac mother's garage back in Morrisville, the small town she couldn't leave fast enough at eighteen. On top of all of that, she just found Doc Hallacy, the local pharmacist, dead behind his counter. And the worst part is, he's the third body she’s stumbled across this year.

Jake Bristol has lived in Morrisville his whole life. A former bad boy turned sheriff, he doesn’t believe it’s just Rennie’s luck or timing that’s the problem. He thinks she’s too nosy for her own good. The last thing he needs is her messing around with his murder investigation so that she can freelance for the Morrisville Gazette. But as they both delve deeper into Doc's death, they find that things don't add up. This isn't a robbery gone wrong or the work of a desperate junkie. Someone has a secret they're killing to keep. The only question is—who's next?

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December 18 – Endless Reads – Review & Excerpt

December 19 – A Blue Million Books – Q&A, Guest Post & Excerpt

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January 3 – Jersey Girl Book Reviews – Review, Guest Post & Excerpt

January 6 – Keep Calm and Blog On – Review 

*Anyone who leaves a comment on the tour page will be entered in the giveaway! Three separate winners will receive one of the following: a $20 Amazon gift card, a signed copy of Bitter Pill (US/CA only) or an eBook copy of The Ghost of Goth by Stacey Kade! Anyone who purchases their copy of Bitter Pill before  January 6 and sends their receipt to Samantha (at) ChickLitPlus (dot) com will get 5 bonus entries!*

**The winners are...

Gift Card - Holly Bryan
Bitter Pill- Cathy Lee
The Ghost of Goth - Kaley Stewart 

Please email me to confirm your prize!**

Author Bio:

As a former award-winning corporate copywriter, Stacey Kade has written about everything from backhoe loaders to breast pumps. But she prefers to make things up instead. She's the author of two YA series from Hyperion: The Ghost and the Goth trilogy (The Ghost and the Goth, Queen of the Dead, and Body & Soul) and Project Paper Doll trilogy (The Rules, The Hunt, Book 3 TBD).

Stacey lives in the Chicago suburbs with her husband, Greg, and their two retired racing greyhounds, Tall Walker (Walker) and SheWearsThePants (Pansy).

Connect with Stacey!

Twitter: @staceykade

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  1. Sounds like a tough year, I look forward to watching her rise above

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  2. You've written about breast pumps? LOL...Do you like fiction-writing better? Do you still do any copywriting?

    1. I did indeed! The Ameda breast pump, which was a division of the company I was working for at the time. Then they sold that division to Playtex, I believe. :)

      Yes, I absolutely like fiction writing better. And nope, I haven't done any copywriting in years.

  3. Just read the interview with Stacey over at Samantha March's blog - that was such fun! Stacey sounds like she's got a great sense of humor and is someone who'd be tons of fun to be around! I mean, anyone who "confuses" their own childhood escapades with those of the boys from Stand By Me....come on, that's someone who's a lot of fun ;) Bitter Pill sounds like it has some of that same humor as well, and I'd love to read it. I don't think I realized that Stacey wrote adult fiction as well as YA. And when on earth does she have time to write all of it?? It feels like The Rules only just came out! ...or maybe it's just that I'm so behind and still haven't read it yet ... Anyway, thanks for sharing more about this book and for such a fun interview with Stacey. It was a pleasure to read!

  4. I'd seen this book making the rounds for the tour but didn't pay much attention to it...silly me! It looks pretty interesting. I like mysteries that sound like this one! Thanks for the giveaway.


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