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Thursday, October 26, 2017

The Precious Pachyderm by Karen Christino - Blurb Blitz - Giveaway - Enter Daily!


Hi lovelies! It gives me great pleasure today to host Karen Christino and her new book, “The Precious Pachyderm”!  For other stops on her Goddess Fish Promotions Book Tour, please click on the banner above or any of the images in this post.

Be sure to make it to the end of this post to enter to win a $15 Amazon or Barnes and Noble Gift Card!!  Also, come back daily to interact with Karen and to increase your chances of winning!

Thanks for stopping by!  Wishing you lots of luck in this fabulous giveaway!


The Precious Pachyderm
by Karen Christino

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GENRE: Cozy Mystery

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BLURB:

Manhattan, 1926. A wealthy businessman found dead. A priceless elephant figurine from an extravagant Indian prince gone missing. And famous astrologer Evangeline Adams is a primary suspect.  To save their jobs, Adams’ assistants Mary Adler and Clara Cosentino investigate the astrologer’s classy clients, oddball employees and offbeat associates to help discover who really committed the crime.  And Evangeline solves her first case with the help of astrology in this funny, fast-paced whodunit.

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EXCERPT TWO:

“And the story of this jewel comes from some of the scriptures of India going back over a thousand years. And it’s a myth, of course, it’s a legend, told in visual terms that would be memorable to the listener. There was a devout man who worshipped the Sun, and the Sun god appeared to him one day as he was praying at the beach. But he couldn’t see him for all his brilliance. So the god took a jewel off of his neck, which was the source of his outward splendor, and placed it on the man in honor of his devotion. No one recognized the man as he walked home, as the magnificence of the enormous ruby gave him an aura of vibrancy and blinded everyone around him. It was said that the jewel would bring protection to the land and prosperity to its people. And it was soon magically producing eight bags of gold a day. Lord Krishna suggested that the man share it with his fellows, and give the jewel to their ruler. But he would have none of it. The man’s brother wore it one day and was killed in a freak accident. I think he fell from a tree and was strangled by the necklace, just like that!” Evangeline snapped her fingers. “What a disturbing image. And, as you might suspect, the bad luck didn’t end there, and the man was eventually murdered and the jewel stolen. And after the thief made off with the ruby, and Krishna left the earth, the city no longer had protection, and was submerged into the sea. Quite a tale!”

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AUTHOR BIO:


Karen Christino is an astrologer and author.  She was a consulting astrologer for over 20 years, and wrote horoscope columns for Glamour, Cosmopolitan and Modern Bride magazines, among many others.  Karen has also written six books on astrology, three of which feature the famous American astrologer Evangeline Adams.

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GIVEAWAY INFO:

Karen will be awarding a $15 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn winner via Rafflecopter during the tour.


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This contest is sponsored by a third party. Fabulous and Brunette is a registered host of Goddess Fish Promotions.  Prizes are given away by the sponsors and not Fabulous and Brunette. The featured author and Goddess Fish Promotions are solely responsible for the giveaway prize.

24 comments:

  1. Karen ~ It is great to have you here! Congrats on your new book and good luck on the book tour! :)

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    1. Thanks so much Ally and thanks for hosting on your lovely site!

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

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    1. Thank you, Lisa, and good luck on the giveaway!

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  3. Congrats on the tour and thank you for the excerpt and giveaway

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    1. Thanks, James! This excerpt is on the more serious side of the book, the speaker is Evangeline Adams, an astrologer who's the sleuth in the mystery. I tried to communicate Evangeline's eccentricity and how she's able to conceptualize things, which eventually enables her to solve the murder.

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  4. Shared on G+ to help spread the word, good luck with the book tour!

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  5. Have a terrific weekend! Thanks again for the chance to win.

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  6. Thank you, James, and good luck on the giveaway!

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  7. Sunday Blessings to you and thank you again for all you do bringing us great giveaways.

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  8. Happy Monday and hope this day and the rest of the week are awesome for you. Thanks again for the giveaway.

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  9. Thanks, James, and hope you have a good week for reading!

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  10. Happy Halloween! Have a fun one and thank you for the giveaway.

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  11. Thanks again, James! Astrology somehow fits with Halloween, even though it's not the most typical association.

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  12. Good Morning! Stopping by to thank you again for the chance at winning.

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    1. Thank you, James, I see you are upping your chances! :-p

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  13. I love a good whodunit mystery, I normally never get it right! haha!

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    1. I generally don't, either. So far no one has guessed who committed the crime in my book except my sister! Maybe she knows me too well.

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  14. Where did you get your ideas for this book-- characters, plot, and setting?

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  15. I wrote a biography of the astrologer Evangeline Adams, who lived in New York City in the 1920s, and I wanted to use her and that time and place since I'd researched it already and liked writing about that time. The plot was inspired by her real collection of elephant figurines. There's more on my website, which will link to my name above.

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