Murder On The Aloha Express ~ Hop on board the blurb blitz and giveaway

Posted: August 23, 2016 in giveaways, Mystery
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Okay. I admit it. There’s no way I wouldn’t stop and pick this book up if I spotted it on a shelf. Look at that fun cover! And it sounds like a fun mystery too.

Take a look! Enjoy the peek inside the book.

And don’t forget to enter the giveaway!

Wait a sec! There’s two giveaways!

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Genre: Mystery



Travel agent Gabby LeClair, a divorced big-city transplant trying to find some aloha spirit in her soul, prides herself on working hard to give the Aloha Lagoon Resort guests a once-in-a-lifetime experience. But that turns out to be more than anyone bargained for when the body of a client is found dead during one of Gabby’s island tours. The victim is a lawyer who’s escorted a small group to Aloha Lagoon for distribution of a deceased billionaire’s estate…but it looks like someone believes the only good lawyer is a dead lawyer. Between the bad press causing her phone to go silent and the police working on “island time,” it’s up to Gabby it find the killer before her business goes belly up. With the help of her good friends, and a hot helicopter pilot with a flirtatious streak, Gabby turns sleuth to figure out just which member of the lawyer’s party had it in for him. But before long it’s clear there’s way more at stake than her livelihood, and if Gabby isn’t careful, she and her friends may find themselves on an island getaway to death.


Enjoy this fun excerpt.

The twang of a steel guitar broke into the post-dinner chatter, followed by drums, and the MC announced the Aloha Lagoon Ahi Fire Dancers. I had to say this was my favorite part of the show, and I turned away from my amateur sleuthing to give my full attention to those muscular young men in their loincloths. It was an intense blend of pounding music and visual conflagration. Anyone who wasn’t mesmerized by it was probably dead asleep.

One who was obviously wide-awake was Nina Wesley who leapt up, ran to the stage, and nearly incinerated herself and one poor dancer by scooting up beside him and shaking her personality at him.

“Oh, man.” TJ rose and headed for the stage.

Her gyrations brought resort security, and between TJ and two security guards, Aunt Nina was carted off the stage and away from the luau, singing at the top of her lungs.

As they passed by our table, she called out, “Rick! Room 270.” She made a phone with her thumb and little finger then blew a kiss.

Rick covered his face with both hands and shook his head.

“You’ve created a monster,” I said softly in his ear.


About the authors:

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Sally J. Smith and Jean Steffens, are partners in crime—crime writing, that is. They live in the Valley of the Sun in Arizona, awesome for eight months out of the year, an inferno the other four. They write bloody murder, flirty romance, and wicked humor all in one package.

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Extra! Extra!

Murder on the Aloha Express will be $0.99 during the tour.

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ADDITIONALLY: (U.S. ONLY) We will also have a giveaway through our Website— —consisting of a beach towel, coffee mug, and signed copy of Murder on the Aloha Express.


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  1. judethomas21 says:

    Great giveaway, thank you.It sounds like a lot of fun.

  2. Mary Preston says:

    It is a fun excerpt.

  3. clojo9372 says:

    Thank you for sharing the excerpt with us! Good luck with the book release and thank you for the giveaway! 😀

  4. Peggy says:

    Do you ever suffer from writer’s block and, if so, how do you overcome it?

    • Hi Peggy,

      Writer’s block. Good question. No we don’t. Since it is the two of us we always know what we are going to write. We write from an outline so we know by chapter by chapter what we are going to write. We plot the book, then plot out the first 3 chapters and so on. That’s how we work. We know the beginning, the middle and the end. That’s how we write so quickly.

  5. Lisa Brown says:

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

  6. Liz says:

    Looks like such a great read

  7. Okay, you know how I love cozies so this series is going on my list of wants! :)

  8. Jill Broussard says:

    Congratulations on your new book! Thankyou for the great giveaway opportunity!

  9. This is a great page. Thanks for the generous post. Hope the book carries you away to the islands, as well as making you laugh. We can all use a good laugh these days. Thanks again.
    Sally J. Smith and Jean Steffens, Authors

  10. kim hansen says:

    Interesting mystery. Cool cover.

  11. How did I miss this. Everything about it talks to me. LOL
    sherry @ fundinmental

  12. Sandra Watts says:

    I love a good cozy mystery. Thanks for hosting!

  13. Victoria says:

    Great excerpt!! Thanks for sharing :)

  14. Laura, thank you for hosting us today. It looks like everyone had a great time. :-)

    Sally & Jean

    • fuonlyknew says:

      The pleasure is all mine! I love sharing and your book looks so fun! Looks like others agree with me:)

  15. diannekc says:

    This book sounds like an entertaining read. Looking forward to reading.