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Wednesday 26 August 2015

☀ Death by Romance [1] - Anne Kennison

Thank you for joining us on the Virtual Book Tour for Death by Romance, a mystery by (, Anne Kennison, 392 pages).

PREVIEW: Read the first three chapters with Amazon Look Inside.

**Death by Romance is on sale for ONLY 99 pence / cents until 18 September 2015!**

Check out the book's synopsis and the excerpt below.

Author Anne Kennison will be awarding a $20 Amazon/BN gift card to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter during the tour.   Please do take part: comment on our post and follow the tour where you will be able to read other excerpts (☀), and reviews (✍).

Synopsis | Teaser | About the Author | Giveaway & Tour Stops


The murder of Gordon Taylor, prominent businessman and philanthropist, has Detective Ryan Hamlin stumped. No viable suspects, no decent leads. When a chance conversation breaks the case wide open, Detective Hamlin suddenly has a long list of unlikely suspects who, with a "perfectly legal" multimillion dollar investment to protect, must make sure that none of them is convicted or everything will be lost. That's when the deception and finger-pointing begin. The detective is certain he's headed down the path that will lead to the killer, but is he?

Teaser: Excerpt

The coroner stood up and backed away from the car to give Ryan a clear view into the front seat. “Single bullet through the head.”


“Nope. His wallet is in his back pocket. Nearly a thousand bucks in cash.”

“That’s more than the balance in my savings account. Guess I should have been a titan of industry instead of a lowly crime fighter.” Ryan paused, wondering briefly what it would be like to have that much money in his wallet. He shrugged off the thought. “Suicide?”

“Nope. No gun. This snow is going to make the investigation a real bitch, isn’t it?”

“They’re never easy, are they?” Ryan removed his hat and peered into the car. “Jesus, what a mess.” The detective ran his fingers through his hair, set the hat back on his head, and gave the crown a sound tap as if to lodge it firmly in place. He slowly and carefully surveyed the area. Red and blue lights from patrol cars splashed across the snow as men and women in uniform, beneficiaries of the industry of homicide, went about their business. The corpses of those who died mysteriously meant job security for cops, coroners, lab techs.

Ryan was tired of it. He was tired of the death, tired of the greed. Tired of the dark side of humanity. Maybe retirement wasn’t such a bad idea after all.

Ryan reached into his pocket and, with as much thought as he gave breathing, popped the top off the antacid bottle that was always in his pocket, extracted two tablets, tossed them into his mouth, and chewed. He turned his attention back to Sommerville. “Who found the body?”

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About the Author

Anne Kennison’s unique plot twist comes from a fertile imagination honed by 20-plus years as a trusts and estates attorney. Now retired from the practice of law, Anne lives in Richmond, Virginia, with her husband Dale and two Ragdoll cats Grady and Elliott.

When she’s not writing the sequel to Death by Romance, Anne loves to travel, dabble in photography, and spend time with her two adorable granddaughters.

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Giveaway and Tour Stops

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Follow Death by Romance's tour at:

Aug 24: Jbiggarblog
Aug 25: Christine Young
Aug 25: Mythical Books
Aug 26: Harps Romance Book Review
Aug 26: BooksChatter
Aug 27: Blog of author Jacey Holbrand
Aug 28: A Writer's Life
Aug 31: The Blog of C.R. Moss
Sep 1: Romance Readers Club
Sep 2: FictionZeal
Sep 2: Unabridged Andra's
Sep 3: Author B. L. Blair's Blog
Sep 4: Paranormal Romance and Authors That Rock
Sep 4: Shelf Full of Books
Sep 7: Books Direct
Sep 8: CBY Book Club
Sep 9: Read Your Writes Book Reviews
Sep 10: T's Stuff
Sep 11: Undercover Book Reviews
Sep 11: Musings of a Writer
Sep 14: One World Singles Blog
Sep 15: Marlow Kelly History and other Ponderings
Sep 16: Journey of a Bookseller
Sep 17: Archaeolibrarian - I dig good books!
Sep 18: A Fold in the Spine
Sep 18: The Buttontapper


Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thanks for hosting!

Unknown said...

What is your favorite part of the day for writing?

Unknown said...

Hi, Robyn --

My favorite (and most productive) time for writing is in the wee hours of the morning. When I was still practicing law full time, I would write from 4 - 7:30 am. Now that I'm retired, I'm a lot less anxious to get up at 4! Now, I wrote mostly when the spirit and the muse move me.


Unknown said...

Thanks so much for featuring my book!

BooksChatter said...

Hello Anne, thank you for stopping by!

Patrick Siu said...

I have enjoyed learning about the book. Thanks for sharing it.

Unknown said...

Hi, Patrick --

I'm hoping you'll enjoy the book, too.


Unknown said...

LOVE the title & cover! I really enjoyed learning more about the author and her book! Thank you for sharing!

Unknown said...

Hi, Betty --

I love the cover, too. People sometimes ask if those are my legs. I wish!

I hope you'll read and enjoy the book. Let me know how you like it!


Victoria Alexander said...

Great excerpt! Thanks for sharing :)

Unknown said...

Hi, Victoria --

I'm glad you liked the excerpt. I hope you'll read and enjoy the whole book. I'd love to hear what you think of it. It's been described in reviews as a fast-paced, page-turner. I love that!


Unknown said...

Thank you for the post and the giveaway!

Unknown said...

Thank you, Ree, for stopping by!


Valerie said...

Do you write Romance and /or erotica? Nothing like a good who done it. The book sounds very intriguing. Thanks for the preview.

Unknown said...

Hi, Letitia56,

I love a good who done it, too, so I write mysteries. Death by Romance is a murder mystery with a twist I'm 99.99% sure you've never seen before. I hope you'll read the book and let me know what you think by giving it a review on Amazon or Barnes & Noble.