Monday, February 17, 2014

Teaser Tuesday 207: The Begonia Bribe

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

* Grab your current book or recent read.
* Share a few "teaser" sentences from somewhere in the book.
* BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (Make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away. You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
* Share the title and author so that other participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teaser!



This week's teaser comes from a cozy mystery, The Begonia Bribe, by Alyse Carlson (who also writes as Hart Johnson). This is from early on in the book:


As they passed her, Cam heard an ominous feminine growl from inside. "What is she doing here?"

(Chapter 2)










ABOUT THE BOOK:
Book two in the “Garden Society” series

Roanoke, Virginia, is home to some of the country’s most exquisite gardens, and it’s Camellia Harris’s job to promote them. But when a pint-sized beauty contest comes to town, someone decides to deliver a final judgment …

A beauty pageant for little girls—the Little Miss Begonia Pageant—has decided to hold their event in a Roanoke park. Camellia is called in to help deal with the botanical details, the cute contestants, and their catty mothers. She soon realizes that the drama onstage is nothing compared to the judges row. There’s jealousy, betrayal, and a love triangle involving local newsman—and known lothario—Telly Stevens. And a mysterious saboteur is trying to stop the pageant from happening at all.

But the drama turns deadly when Stevens is found dead, poisoned by some sort of plant. With a full flowerbed of potential suspects, Cam needs to dig through the evidence to uproot a killer with a deadly green thumb.




14 comments:

Vonnie R said...

A growl? Is it a cat?

My TT

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Sounds tempting! Love the cover and the excerpt. Thanks for sharing. Here's MY TUESDAY POST

Sandra Nachlinger said...

Sounds like this would be a fun story. I need to read something light and a cozy mystery sounds like just the thing.
My Teaser is from SINFUL FOLK.

Heather said...

Vonnie: In a matter of speaking, I suppose, LOL. ;)

Thanks, Laurel -- it is a beautiful cover.

Sandra: There are definitely some "fun" characters in this one. :)

kelley jensen said...

sounds like somebody better stay out of her way. kelley—the road goes ever ever on

Heather said...

Kelley: Indeed. ,-)

Alice Audrey said...

Lately The Girl has been watching youtube videos about kiddy pageants. She finds them morbidly fascinating. That kind of growl sounds just like she's described.

Nise' said...

Uh Oh, sounds like its going to get a bit messy.

Yvonne said...

I've been wanting to start this series but haven't gotten around to it. Great teaser!

Heather said...

Alice: Adult or kiddie, pageants are one thing I cannot get into watching. Thankfully, the book's plot was built around a pageant, it did not dwell on that aspect too much.

Heather said...

Nise': It was a definite possibility. ,-D

Heather said...

Thanks, Yvonne! It's an okay series. Book three is out in a couple weeks, on my birthday. :)

Andrea @The Bookish Babes said...

Intriguing teaser! I hope you're liking this book.

Heather said...

Thanks, Andrea-- It was an okay read.