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Tuesday, 2 April 2013

B is for...

The Begonia Bribe 

 The Blurb:

Second in the Garden Society Cozy Mystery series by Alyse Carlson (aka: Hart Johnson) 

Roanoke, Virginia, is home to some of the country’s most exquisite gardens, and it’s Camellia Harris’s job to promote them. But when a pint-sized beauty contest comes to town, someone decides to deliver a final judgment …

A beauty pageant for little girls—the Little Miss Begonia Pageant—has decided to hold their event in a Roanoke park. Camellia is called in to help deal with the botanical details, the cute contestants, and their catty mothers. She soon realizes that the drama onstage is nothing compared to the judges row. There’s jealousy, betrayal, and a love triangle involving local newsman—and known lothario—Telly Stevens. And a mysterious saboteur is trying to stop the pageant from happening at all.

But the drama turns deadly when Stevens is found dead, poisoned by some sort of plant. With a full flowerbed of potential suspects, Cam needs to dig through the evidence to uproot a killer with a deadly green thumb.

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Princess Prattle: This was written by one of my very first 'writerly' friends - Alyse, aka Hart Johnson, aka Tami, aka The Watery Tart (also fondly remembered as Gnargles&Snorkacks). A lady of many names, but usually very little clothing (being a leading spokesperson for Naked World Domination). In all seriousness, though, I've been chatting with Tami since... 2004? 2005? I was her first reader on a fan fiction site, and she did me the same service. We've been friends ever since. 

Book blurbing my way through the challenge on this blog, and limericking my way through the April A-Z over at The Furry Tale Chronicles. Please drop by!


  1. <3 <3 <3 I love you, Tara! Especially that little summary of me at the end. Thank you so much for sharing this today!!!

    1. As if I wouldn't share your book! That would be SCANDALOUS!! Hope it's another bestseller, oh Tarty One! *glomps*

  2. Yay Tara! Yay Tartlette! This is so nice to see.

    1. Yay Jan!! It's always extra special when we promo for our friends, right? :D

  3. YAY!!! So cool - so exciting! Two of my favourite ladies on one page. WOHOO!

  4. Sounds like a good read! I will have to check it out! :)

    Konstanz Silverbow
    A-to-Z April Blogging Challenge Co-host

    1. Thanks for stopping by, Konstanz - and good luck co-hosting the challenge! I am in awe of people like you, I couldn't manage it even if I spent 24/7 in Blogland, I'm far too disorganised!

  5. Your blog name caught my eye on the A to Z list because I, too, am a princess of procrastination. :-)

    I know of Hart because she is extremely active on the ABNA forums, always offering excellent advice to those in need. This is definitely a fun book blurb!

    Best of luck with the A to Z challenge,

    1. I will search you out, my fellow procrastinator - we need to stick together!!

      And yes, Hart (Tami, Alyse et al) is fabulous. *nods firmly*

  6. The book blurbing goes well. Will have to look this book up.