Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Tax Cut by Michele Lynn Seigfried

“I saw him,” she said. “He handed an envelope filled with money to the tooth fairy.”
      The ramblings of eighty-nine-year-old woman with dementia.  The government employees are used to her regular phone calls and dismiss the crazy old lady; but the new municipal clerk, Chelsey Alton, isn’t so sure the woman is off her rocker.  Something’s amiss in the Village of Coral Beach, a small, New Jersey shore town community, and Chelsey’s determined to find out what it is.
     The former clerk of Coral Beach, Vinny Buttiglieri was murdered and dead bodies keep popping up all over town.  Between being a single mom to a temper tantrum throwing two-year-old, bosses who humiliate her in public, the dead bodies, and a man named Mike Nero that is stalking her, she has her hands quite full!
     Chelsey recruits her good friend, Bonnie, a voluptuous woman with an off-color sense of humor, to assist her on a few recon missions. The deeper they dig, the more they put themselves in danger, becoming entangled with sinister mobsters, criminal activity, and government corruption.
     Not everything is as it seems. Chelsey thinks she’s doing the right thing, trying to uncover the truth and protect herself at the same time, but can she save herself when she becomes entrenched too deep in this Jersey shore mystery?

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June 24 – Two Children and a Migraine –  Excerpt

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June 25 – Notes From a Rumbly Cottage – Review

June 30 – The Book Tart – Guest Post & Excerpt

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July 2 – Samantha March – Q&A & Excerpt

July 7 – Book Suburbia – Excerpt

July 8 – Traveling With T -  Excerpt

July 9 – Ski-Wee’s Book Blog – Review

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July 10 – Ski-Wee’s Book Blog –  Guest Post

July 11 – Jersey Girl Book Reviews – Review, Guest Post & Excerpt

**Everyone who leaves a comment on the tour page will be entered to win a $20 Amazon gift card! Anyone who purchases a copy of Tax Cut by July 14 and sends their receipt to Samantha (at) ChickLitPlus.com will receive 10 bonus entries!**

**The winner is Tina B! Please email me to confirm your prize!**

Author Bio:

Michele Lynn Seigfried is an award-winning novelist, children’s book author/illustrator and public speaker who was born and raised in New Jersey. In her mystery novels, she draws from her personal expertise in the area of municipal government, in which she has served for over 16 years in two different municipalities. She holds a B.A. in communication from the College of New Jersey with a minor in art. She obtained the Master Municipal Clerk certification from the International Institute of Municipal Clerks in 2010. She also holds the Registered Municipal Clerk certification and Certified Municipal Registrar Certifications from the State of New Jersey.  In combining her love of writing with art, Michele began writing and illustrating children’s picture books in 2013.

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  1. This book looks good! I'd love to read it! :)

    1. Thanks! I hope you enjoy it! Good luck on winning the gift card!

  2. I, too, am a born and raised Jersey Girl! Is Coral Beach based on a real NJ town? I did the shore thing in Belmar for a few summers in the good old college days--at Rutgers.

    1. Hi Cathy! I think of Coral Beach as a cross between LBI and Point Pleasant. I wanted it to be a fake town, wouldn't want to say anything bad about any town at the shore, because I love the shore!! Location-wise, I picture a barrier island north of Point Pleasant and south of Sea Bright. Oh yes, I did the Belmar thing many times as well - I was TCNJ, so we had the Bar A reunions too! Fun times! Thanks for reading the book!

    2. Now that I live near the beach in NC, I can list many things I miss about the Jersey Shore. My mom--who lived in Egg Harbor Township for many years--laments that the beaches here don't "taste" like the shore. There's no salt residue on your tongue and your skin. Thanks for sharing your view of where Coral Beach lies.

  3. Thank you for the opportunity to win $20 Amazon gc. Also I like the absurd details that are in this book, such as the tooth fairy and the friend named Bonnie who is not the traditional person portrayed in novels nowadays.

    1. You're welcome! Thanks for reading the book! I'm glad you enjoyed it. I love creating quirky characters, they are fun to write!

  4. Sounds like a great read and it has been a great tour! Mrsmommybooknerdsbookreviews@gmail.com

    1. Thank you so much! I'm so glad you have been following along with the book tour! :)

  5. This looks like a great book! fandommonthly@gmail.com

  6. Always ready for a good mystery! Thanks for.this giveaway!


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