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Tuesday, November 1, 2016

The Devil's Flood by Pearl R. Meaker - Book Tour - Guest Post - Giveaway - Enter Daily!

Hi lovelies! It gives me great pleasure today to host Pearl R. Meaker and her new book, “The Devil’s Flood”!  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 $25 Amazon or Barnes & Noble Gift Card.  Also, come back daily to interact with Pearl and to increase your chances of winning! 

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

by Pearl R. Meaker


GENRE: Cozy Mystery



Can a house vanish without a trace? What is the "super booze" that's available at clandestine drinking parties in Golden County? When mummified bodies show up at an archeological dig and a young man gets shot in a duel at a party, can Emory and Madison find the answers in the midst of a flood year?



Five Reasons You Should Read The Devil’s Flood

Picture a carnival barker . . .
Come one, come all!

That’s right folks, gather ‘round and I’ll make you wonder why you haven’t already read the book of the season, The Devil’s Flood!

Yes, The Devil’s Flood, ladies and gentlemen, lads and lasses.

It has mystery and history and things that are historious and things that are mysterious.

What, kid? There ain’t no such word as historious? Well there ought to be.

This wondrous book - is wondrous OK kid? This wondrous book has got it all, folks. We got treasure. We got mummies and murder and mud. Lakes that shrink and a house that plumb disappeared.

Yes, my friends. A whole entire house …


Was it aliens?

Bad witches or some other magical Whosie Whatsits?

Maybe it just slipped into some alternative universe!

My friends, you’ll just have to read it to find out!

And it ain’t all mysteries of histories. No siree! There’s plenty goin’ on in the current century. You bet there is.

Videos on cell phones. Crutches that you don’t tuck under your pits. Strained relationships. Secret wild parties with a booze that has a dangerous kick.

Is it spiked with some new drug?

You’ll have to read The Devil’s Flood to find out, folks, when forensic science proves what it is.

And that still ain’t all, not by a long shot, folks!

We got hidden tunnels.

We got storms and rain and rivers risin’.

We got record books and diaries. Toys and money. And windows that look like mirrors.

And an explosion!

Yep, kid, an explosion. That should make you happy. You young’uns always like it when things blow up.

Now gentlemen and ladies, gals and guys, we got all of this in a book that ain’t even an adventure book. No siree! ‘Tain’t even on of them thriller books.

It’s one of them cozy mystery books!

So line yourselves up at the table yonder and buy yourself a copy of The Devil’s Flood afore they all disappear …

like that house in the story.

And y’all remember,

Sometimes the past won’t stay in the past.



No one ever found out what happened to Melvin Sutton. Like the house that had been provided to the Sutton family by the man he sharecropped for, Melvin had disappeared. What remained wasa legend and a lake bearing his name … and a very angry young descendent.

“What was that?”

The cry brought me out of my reverie to see Ronnie McLaren leap to her feet.

A second later we all felt a tremor.

Jumping up, we all clumped together as if that would help against … whatever was happening.

“Look!” Nancy pointed toward the shoreline a few yards away from the pavilion. She then started clicking away at it with her Canon. The water’s edge twitched.

I’d never seen water twitch like that. It did it again …

… And then it started to slide away from the shore. With an explosive roar and a huge plume of spray, the water ripped through the levee a hundred or more yards due south of where we stood.

Within moments the water’s edge was ten feet lower and twenty feet further away.



Slightly quirky, always creative, Pearl R. Meaker has been an artist, singer and craftsperson her whole life. Although she's always had stories in her head, they didn't come out to play with others until the advent of home computers with their ease of making corrections and moving bits around.

After several years of writing fanfiction in the world of Tolkien's Middle-Earth, she took a couple of writing courses and dove into writing original works of fiction, and The Emory Crawford Mysteries were born.

When not playing with story ideas you can find Pearl playing with yarn either knitting or crocheting, doing other arts and crafts, bird watching and photographing nature, playing bluegrass fiddle (her husband plays banjo) or relaxing with her hubby on the sofa watching mystery shows on Netflix.
Oh - and reading all sorts of books, but especially cozy and other types of mysteries!

The books in The Emory Crawford Mysteries Series are reminiscent of Agatha Christie's Miss Marple mysteries, which is why Pearl has chosen to characterize her stories as "murder genteel."











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Pearl R. Meaker will award a randomly drawn commenter a $25 Amazon/BN GC.

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  1. Congrats on the tour, the book looks great and thanks for the chance to win :)

    1. Hi Lisa!

      Thank you for the well wishes and for saying my book looks great. :-)
      You're very welcome, the drawing makes it more fun. :-)

  2. I just love the excerpt and would love to read your book.

    1. Hi Bridgett,

      Thank you! :-) I hope you'll give it a read and that you enjoy it. :-)

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  4. Thank you, Ally, for hosting me today. :-)

  5. Hi Peggy :-)

    I usually hesitate to answer this sort of question in case any of my author friends come to visit the blog and I didn't name them. But I'll preface it with - I have more favorite authors than I can remember and these will just be a few who come to mind.

    Then there's the problem of my not being an analytical reader. I often have a lot of trouble pinpointing what I like about someone's work. I read to enjoy the story they are telling. If they tell their story well - pull me into the story so that I feel like I'm there instead of in my chaise - and if the characters appeal to me, I like that author's works.

    So here's a few authors that come to mind.

    Agatha Christie, Isaac Asimov (older works), J.R.R.Tolkien, Molly MacRae, J.R.Ripley, Sue Ann Jaffarian (Granny Apples & Odelia Grey), Lynn Cahoon, Simon Brett (Mrs. Pargeter books), Yuan Jur (fantasy/paranormal/time travel), Kelley Armstrong.

    And there are many, many others. :-)

  6. Enjoyed the excerpt, sounds terrific

    1. HI Eva! Glad you enjoyed it and thank you for saying it sounds terrific. :-)

  7. This sounds like a great book, I love a good mystery :)

    1. Thank you, Victoria! 😊 I love good mysteries too! 😉 😀

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  9. I really enjoyed reading the guest post, thank you!