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Tuesday, November 2, 2021

Swipe Right for Murder by Polly Harris - Book Tour - Book Sale - Guest Post - Giveaway - Enter Daily!

Hey, lovelies!!  It gives me great pleasure today to host Polly Harris and her new book, “Swipe Right for Murder,” here on FAB!!  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 $10 Amazon or Barnes and Noble Gift Card!!  Also, come back daily to interact with Polly and to increase your chances of winning!!

This eBook is on SALE for ONLY $0.99 during the book tour!!  See below for more details.

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

Swipe Right for Murder

by Polly Harris


GENRE:  New Adult Thriller




After a devastating heartbreak and a string of short-lived, failed relationships, college student Georgie Itoyama has now decided to approach dating in the same way that she approaches everything else: methodically, logically, and efficiently.

Georgie downloads countless dating apps, determined to find the love of her life as easily as she orders jeans online. And while her love-at-first-sight aspirations don’t exactly come true, she does find someone she likes. Quite a lot.

There’s only one problem. Girls are going missing at Georgie’s university, and all the signs are pointing to . . . him?

But that’s ridiculous. What are the chances that she’s dating an actual serial killer?

Then she matches with Nate. Mysterious, intelligent, and oddly fixated on solving the local disappearances. As Georgie’s relationships deepen with each of her guys, she unwittingly finds herself caught up in the mess that is murder, intrigue, and the nightmare of online dating.



“They found her body in a ditch. She’d been there for a couple days or so.” Shannon almost drops her precariously tall pile of books upon delivering this news to me. She shakes her head and starts shelving.

“That’s awful,” I say from a few shelves away where I’m trying to alphabetize the children’s section. Kids are not very good at putting books back from where they found them.

I’d heard the news this morning back at the dorms. I’d been in the bathroom doing my makeup with a few of the other girls on my hall, when the RA had come in and told us about it. Gossip spreads like wildfire at a small school, especially when it involves murder. I’d had a surprisingly numb reaction to it. Much like my reaction now. I keep expecting it to hit me. For me to feel sad, upset, afraid—anything. I actually only feel relief. Horrifyingly enough.

Relief that it wasn’t me who found her. That someone else gets to carry that trauma and not me.

“That’s your school, isn’t it?” Shannon asks.

“Yeah.” I think back to finding Whitney in the stairwell. The image is strangely void in my mind—I remember walking down the stairs, discussing bacon flavored cupcakes with Olivia, I remember the heels of my sneakers squeaking against the linoleum. And then it’s blank. I do remember the feeling though. The denial. The blood rushing in my eardrums, my heartrate accelerating before I even understood why.

“So creepy,” Shannon comments, almost to herself.

With a jolt, I remember what Miles had said at the froyo place a few nights ago. How some girl from Altmar had gone missing. He didn’t mention a name, probably didn’t know it, but I have the feeling it’s this same girl.

A part of me wants to think like Amelia did when Miles first mentioned it. This girl was probably caught up in the wrong crowd. She probably knew some nasty people, was maybe even involved in something illegal. Anything to curb the nagging fear that’s rising up inside of me. The fear that this could happen to anyone. That I could be next.

But I think back to Shannon’s ramblings from a few minutes ago. She’d been such a sweetheart. Her parents said she never partied, never did drugs, was a perfect student. Who would murder such a girl? This perfect, sweet girl.

But none of us are actually as good as we seem, I think.



Tell Us About Your Book Cover

I’m absolutely in love with my book cover, so I thought I’d talk a bit about how it came to be!

I’ve had so many compliments on the cover, and I’ve already recommended my designer to a few author friends who wanted something similar (her username is mitxeran on Fiverr, by the way).

I’m completely obsessed with the illustration-style book covers that are trendy right now. I think they are the cutest thing, and I knew I wanted something similar. The tough thing was meshing that cute, romantic style with thriller. I knew I wanted illustration, but I also knew I wanted it to convey the book in the best way possible—including all the creepy elements that come with it. I mean, the story is about a girl dating a potential serial killer, after all.

I had the hardest time finding a designer who could pull it off. There are tons of rom-com book designers out there, and tons of thriller book designers. But I wanted something in the middle, which felt hard to achieve. 

Most of mitxeran’s previous designs were romance and contemporary books, but she was still willing to take on the challenge.

We went through a few different versions, including different illustrations, different colors, and different fonts. I always knew a phone had to be front and center somewhere on the cover. We started with a version where we saw more of the main character (Georgie) and less of the phone, but eventually settled with the phone screen as the focal point. It was actually my designer’s idea to come up with the two-faced dating app profile and the suggested right swipe icon. I think that and the muted colors really convey the murder mystery angle, while still keeping it light and very tongue-and-cheek. 

I’m so happy with how it turned out, and I feel like it really exemplifies the story. I hope it translates to readers as well! And if you’re an author in need of a great designer, now you know where to go!



Polly Harris is the author of six YA novels and runs her own editorial company where she works on books just like this one. When Polly isn’t writing or editing, she can be found cuddling her cat (professionally known as her editorial assistant), crafting, or swiping through dating apps.













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  1. Polly ~ Good morning!! Welcome to FAB!! It is great to have you here!! Congrats on your intriguing new book and good luck on the book tour!! :)

  2. Before you started writing this story, did you know how it was going to end and who the killer was?

  3. The book sounds good and I love the cover.

  4. Thanks for the great excerpt! I'm putting this book on my reading list. It sounds very interesting.