Thursday, December 13, 2018

Love on the Rocks (Cobble Cove Mystery) by Debbie De Louise



Love on the Rocks (Cobble Cove Mystery)
by Debbie De Louise

About the Book

Love on the Rocks (Cobble Cove Mystery)
Cozy Mystery
4th in Series
Solstice Publishing (October 17, 2018)
Paperback: 241 pages
ISBN-10: 1625268505
ISBN-13: 978-1625268501
Digital ASIN: B07JHV9FJC

It’s February in the small town of Cobble Cove. Love is in the air . . . but so is murder!
When Alicia helps plan a Valentine’s Day Party at the Cobble Cove library that also includes a surprise for her newlywed friend, Gilly, things go wrong when a mysterious box of chocolates addressed to the director turns out laced with poison.
Clues Lead to A Dead Suspect
Although Alicia promised John she’ll no longer meddle in crime investigations, she and Gilly set out to find the person threatening Sheila who murdered the courier of the deadly candy. The three people they suspect include the professor from California who’s been romancing Sheila while she assists him with research for his book; the obnoxious patron Rhonda Kleisman who threw coffee at the director after refusing to pay for a damaged book; and a visiting widow staying at Gilly’s inn who’s unnaturally curious about Sheila and earns the nickname of Madame Defarge for her interest in knitting.
New Cat in Town
While Alicia and Gilly are trying to solve this new Cobble Cove mystery, Sneaky is introduced to Gilly’s new kitten, Kittykai, a calico she brought home from her honeymoon in Hawaii. It’s not like at first sight, but the two cats eventually become friends. They also both play a part in foiling the killer’s murder attempts, but will Alicia and Sheila survive unscathed?

About the Author

Debbie De Louise is an award-winning author and a reference librarian at a public library on Long Island. She is a member of Sisters-in-Crime, International Thriller Writers, Long Island Authors Group, and the Cat Writer’s Association. She has a BA in English and an MLS in Library Science from Long Island University. Her novels include the three books of the Cobble Cove mystery series: A Stone’s Throw, Between a Rock and a Hard Place, and Written in Stone. Debbie has also written a romantic comedy novella, When Jack Trumps Ace, a standalone mystery thriller, Reason to Die, and a paranormal romance, Cloudy Rainbow. She lives on Long Island with her husband, Anthony; daughter, Holly; and cat Stripey.

Author Links

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/debbie.delouise.author/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Deblibrarian

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/2750133.Debbie_De_Louise

Amazon Author Page: http://amzn.to/2bIHdaQ

Website/Blog/Newsletter Sign-Up: https://debbiedelouise.com

Sneaky the Library Cat's blog: https://sneakylibrarycat.wordpress.com

Debbie's Character's Chat Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/748912598599469/
Purchase Links: eBook & Kindle Unlimited: mybook.to/cc4
Paperback: mybook.to/cc4pap
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Free Offer from Debbie DeLouise
The characters from Debbie De Louise's Cobble Cove cozy mysteries gather in the Cobble Cove library to celebrate the holidays. Each character receives a gift from the author, and Alicia, the main character, reads some excerpts from the first book, A Stone's Throw, and the new release, Between a Rock and a Hard Place.
It will be free from Thursday, December 13 to Monday, December 17!
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Interview with Debbie De Louise


Do your characters seem to hijack the story or do you feel like you have the reigns of the story?

I think it’s a balance. I don’t create any detailed plots for my books, so I let the characters and the story guide me as I write. Sometimes a character will lead me in a different direction than I planned, but I welcome this because it often adds a twist to the story.



Convince us why you feel your book is a must read.

Love on the Rocks really has something for everyone. There are a few romances in the book (nothing explicit because I write cozy mysteries). There’s a touch of humor and also some drama. The subplots open the door to the next book in the series. I introduce several characters including a kitten, a teenager and her family, and a mysterious professor from California. Some backstory is shown from the previous books, but also some information never before included, and it can certainly be read as a standalone. The mystery is puzzling, and there are red herrings with three major suspects. Sneaky, the library cat, helps thwart the killer along with the new kitten, KittyKai. It’s a fun yet suspenseful read.



Have you written any other books that are not published?

I have two unpublished manuscripts – one for a first book of a new cozy series and one for a thriller. I’m currently querying them to agents in the hope of publishing them with a larger publisher. I’m also completing a gothic type mystery.



Pen or type writer or computer?

Computer. I used to handwrite all my books, but I taught myself to write and edit on the computer. It saves a lot of time, and, since I’m a fast typist, I can think as I type.



Anything you would like to say to your readers and fans?

I appreciate all their support. I love feedback from them. I especially would like to thank those who’ve written reviews. Being a writer is a tough job, and the rewards are slow in coming. However, hearing from fans and knowing that they’re reading your work is gratifying and motivating. I also welcome all readers to join my Facebook character chat group where a character from one of my books or stories hosts each month. The group is located at https://www.facebook.com/groups/748912598599469/.




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TOUR PARTICIPANTS

December 10 – Mallory Heart's Cozies – REVIEW

December 10 – 3 Partners in Shopping, Nana, Mommy, &, Sissy, Too! – SPOTLIGHT

December 11 – Mysteries with Character – AUTHOR INTERVIEW

December 12 – The Pulp and Mystery Shelf – GUEST POST

December 13 – T's Stuff – AUTHOR INTERVIEW

December 14 – My Reading Journeys – CHARACTER GUEST POST

December 15 – Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book – AUTHOR INTERVIEW

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December 17 – Celticlady's Reviews – SPOTLIGHT

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December 19 – Laura's Interests – REVIEW



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3 comments:

  1. Thanks so much for hosting a spot on my book tour and for the great interview. Happy Holidays!

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  2. Thank you for being part of the book tour for "Love on the Rocks" by Debbie De Louise. Enjoyed reding the interview and learning more about the author. I'd love the opportunity to read this great sounding book which is on my TBR list.
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