Monday, October 23, 2017

Blurb Blitz: The Precious Pachyderm by Karen Christino



The Precious Pachyderm
by Karen Christino

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GENRE: Cozy Mystery

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BLURB:

Manhattan, 1926. A wealthy businessman found dead. A priceless elephant figurine from an extravagant Indian prince gone missing. And famous astrologer Evangeline Adams is a primary suspect.  To save their jobs, Adams’ assistants Mary Adler and Clara Cosentino investigate the astrologer’s classy clients, oddball employees and offbeat associates to help discover who really committed the crime.  And Evangeline solves her first case with the help of astrology in this funny, fast-paced whodunit.

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Excerpt Two:

“And the story of this jewel comes from some of the scriptures of India going back over a thousand years. And it’s a myth, of course, it’s a legend, told in visual terms that would be memorable to the listener. There was a devout man who worshipped the Sun, and the Sun god appeared to him one day as he was praying at the beach. But he couldn’t see him for all his brilliance. So the god took a jewel off of his neck, which was the source of his outward splendor, and placed it on the man in honor of his devotion. No one recognized the man as he walked home, as the magnificence of the enormous ruby gave him an aura of vibrancy and blinded everyone around him. It was said that the jewel would bring protection to the land and prosperity to its people. And it was soon magically producing eight bags of gold a day. Lord Krishna suggested that the man share it with his fellows, and give the jewel to their ruler. But he would have none of it. The man’s brother wore it one day and was killed in a freak accident. I think he fell from a tree and was strangled by the necklace, just like that!” Evangeline snapped her fingers. “What a disturbing image. And, as you might suspect, the bad luck didn’t end there, and the man was eventually murdered and the jewel stolen. And after the thief made off with the ruby, and Krishna left the earth, the city no longer had protection, and was submerged into the sea. Quite a tale!”


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AUTHOR Bio and Links:


Karen Christino is an astrologer and author.  She was a consulting astrologer for over 20 years, and wrote horoscope columns for Glamour, Cosmopolitan and Modern Bride magazines, among many others.  Karen has also written six books on astrology, three of which feature the famous American astrologer Evangeline Adams.


About The Precious Pachyderm with reviews and links to buy:  http://karenchristino.com/books/the-precious-pachyderm/




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GIVEAWAY INFORMATION

Karen Christino will be awarding a $15 Amazon/BN GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.






Follow the tour here: http://goddessfishpromotions.blogspot.com/2017/10/blurb-blitz-precious-pachyderm-by-karen.html

25 comments:

  1. congrats on the tour and thanks for the chance to win :)

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  2. Thanks to Teresa for hosting the first stop on my blog tour! The book excerpt is a speech by Evangeline Adams, the sleuth in the story, who's an astrologer in New York City (based on the famous real-life astrologer).

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    1. You are very welcome. Best wishes to you and your book!! It sounds great.

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  3. Is this book available on Kindle? Sounds very unusual.

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  4. Happy Monday, great post! Thanks for sharing :)

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  5. Thanks for the giveaway; I like the excerpt and the cover. :)

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    1. Thanks so much, Cali! I thought the cover was cute and conveyed the humorous side of the book.

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    1. Thanks, Rita -- perhaps you'll be induced to enter the giveaway or buy a copy! :-)

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  7. What is your favorite book of all time. Thanks for the giveaway. I hope that I win. Bernie W BWallace1980(at)hotmail(d0t)com

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    1. Hi Joseph, One of my favorites is E.M. Forster's Howard's End, which to me captures the metaphysical world in that things sometimes work out other than the way we planned, there are larger forces at work. Forster also wrote a book about the time he spent in India which was very helpful background information for my book. Good luck on the giveaway!

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  8. Thank you so much for your feedback!

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  9. Great excerpt, and the book looks like a lot of crazy fun. Looking forward to reading it.

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  10. Thanks, Kate, I hope you enjoy it! -- Karen

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  11. Congrats on the new book and good luck on the book tour!

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  12. I really enjoyed reading the entire post today. This is a new author for me so thank you for the reveal!

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  13. Congrats on the book tour and thanks so much for sharing an excerpt!

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    1. Thanks for your thoughts Bea, and glad to hear you enjoyed the excerpt!!

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