Let's do something different for Valentine's Day. Let's laugh with Laura Levine's KILLING CUPID:
When Jaine lands a job writing web copy and brochures for matchmaker Joy Amoroso, she's excited for a chance to help the lovelorn just in time for Valentine's Day - until she realizes what "Dates of Joy" is really all about. Joy is a ruthless taskmaster who screams at her employees for the smallest infractions, pads her website with pictures of professional models posing as clients, and offers up convincing but empty promises of love in exchange for inordinate sums of money. And woe betide anyone who lays a finger on her heavily guarded stash of chocolates. So it's no surprise when the chiselling cupid turns up dead at a Valentine's Day mixer. Aghast to find herself on the cops' suspect list, Jaine sets out to track down the killer. Who could it be? Joy's harried assistants, whose lives she made a living hell? Her younger lover? The handsome hunk of a client with a secret in his past? Or the furious Beverly Hills widow who forked over the last of her savings for a Prince Charming who never materialized? Joy left behind a slew of enemies struck by her deviant arrows, so finding the culprit may prove harder than spotting that elusive caramel praline in a box of chocolates - and Jaine will have to flirt with danger to get to the truth...
Jaine is a freelance writer, best known for Toilet Master's advertising campaign - In a Rush? Call Us! As she snacks on junk food (and adjusts her elastic pants), Jaine stumbles across murder in the pursuit of the holy grail of writing jobs - one that pays! Laura Levine throws every romantic cliche into the mix to deliver a laugh-a-minute adventure with Jaine, her flamboyant neighbor Lance, and her self absorbed cat Prozac. This cozy mystery is too funny to be taken seriously. For those new to the Jaine Austen series, this is a great way to jump into the chaos. Likewise, returning fans will savor the small details that Levine layers in this special treat for Valentine's Day.
I received an ARC from Kensington for review. I am giving away a Kensington prize package to one randomly selected commenter. To enter the giveaway,
1. Leave a comment about Valentine's Day - any funny stories to share? For the first Valentine's Day after my oldest son was born, my husband secured tickets for the musical CATS. Yet I was working in a command center which just initiated 12 hour shifts. Although I worked the day shift, I was so tired. I fell asleep during the first scene and we drove home at Intermission.
2. This giveaway is open to all readers.
3. Comments are open through Saturday, February 15. I'll post the winner on Sunday, February 16.
Kim in Baltimore
Aloha Spirit in Charm City
To learn more about Laura and her books, check out her website at lauralevinemysteries.com - her bio is worth the look!
|One of my top 12 books in 2012|