70% DARK INTENTIONS
Bean to Bar Mysteries
Categories: Cozy Mystery / Woman Sleuth / Romance
Publisher: Golden Tip Press ** July 20,2021 ** 260 pages
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I’m delighted to help the author spread the word about this delicious new book – chocolate is always a taste treat – and a mystery to challenge the skills of this chocolatier turned sleuth. I read the first in this series, Grand Openings Can be Murder , which I thoroughly enjoyed, and I remember reading a sample of this one. Maybe in the back of that first book? Truthfully, I can’t recall for sure, but I do recall Felicity’s new employee, Mateo, and his pet octopus. Right away I was intrigued about how the octopus would fit into the story, and I’m looking forward to reading the book to find out.
An Idyllic Chocolate Shop. An island with endangered species. And a murder.
Felicity Koerber’s bean to bar chocolate shop on Galveston’s historic Strand is bringing in plenty of customers – in part due to the notoriety of the recent murder of one of her assistants, which she managed to solve. Things seem to be taking a turn for the better. Her new assistant, Mateo, even gets along with Carmen, the shop’s barista turned pastry chef. Felicity thinks she’s learning to cope with change – right up until one of her friends gets engaged. Everyone’s expecting her to ask Logan, her former bodyguard, to be her plus one. But even the thought of asking out someone else still makes her feel disloyal to her late husband’s memory — so maybe she hasn’t moved on from her husband’s death as much as she thought.
Felicity isn’t planning to contact Logan any time soon. Only, Felicity finds ANOTHER body right outside her shop – making it two murders at Greetings and Felicitations in as many months. That night, Mateo disappears, leaving Felicity to take care of his pet octopus. The police believe that Mateo committed the murder, but Felicity is convinced that, despite the mounting evidence, something more is going on, and Mateo may actually be in trouble.
When Logan assumes that he’s going to help Felicity investigate, she realizes she’s going to have to spend time with him – whether she’s ready to really talk to him or not. Can Felicity find out what happened to Mateo, unmask a killer, and throw an engagement party all at the same time?
PRAISE FOR 70% DARK INTENTIONS:
“Royer has concocted a sweetly dark confection with 70% DARK INTENTIONS, the second serving in her Bean to Bar Mysteries series…You’ll read this yummy treat late into the night.” –Amy Shojai, author of September Day & Shadow pet-centric thrillers.
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Amber Royer writes the CHOCOVERSE comic telenovela-style foodie-inspired space opera series, and the BEAN TO BAR MYSTERIES. She is also the author of STORY LIKE A JOURNALIST: A WORKBOOK FOR NOVELISTS, which boils down her writing knowledge into an actionable plan involving over 100 worksheets to build a comprehensive story plan for your novel. She blogs about creative writing technique and all things chocolate at www.amberroyer.com. She also teaches creative writing for both UT Arlington Continuing Education and Writing Workshops Dallas. If you are very nice to her, she might make you cupcakes.
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2 thoughts on “Book Blitz and Giveaway. 70% Dark Intentions by Amber Royer”
What a hoot these books are! All the right ingredients for fun reading (and stomach grumbling). Thanks for the post!
I loved the first book and can’t wait to read this one and see how Felicity wrangles the octopus. LOL