Wednesday, November 7, 2018

🍦 Character Interview & Giveaway ~ A COLD BREW KILLING by Lena Gregory 🍦

A Cold Brew Killing (All-Day Breakfast Café, #3)
by: Lena Gregory
Series: All-Day Breakfast Café Mystery
Genre: Cozy Mystery
Release Date: November 6, 2018
Publisher: Lyrical Underground
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When an ice cream vendor discovers a frozen stiff, Florida diner owner Gia Morelli has to serve up some just desserts...

Gia has become good friends with Trevor, a fun, flirtatious bachelor who owns the ice cream parlor down the street from her popular All-Day Breakfast Café. Trevor has the scoop on all sorts of local attractions and activities. But when he bursts into her diner, trembling and paler than a pint of French Vanilla, she can tell something's very wrong. Trevor points her toward his shop then passes out cold. When Gia runs down to his shop, she discovers a chilling sight—a dead body in the open freezer. But the ice cream man's troubles are just beginning. The police suspect him of this murder a la mode, especially when details of his questionable past surface. Gia believes in her friend and is determined to clear his name and find the real cold-blooded killer before someone else gets put on ice...

Hi Gia. Welcome back to Read Your Writes Book Reviews.
Thank you so much.

A lot of things have happened, since you’ve moved from Manhattan to Boggy Creek, Florida. How are you adjusting?
I think I’m adjusting fairly well, all things considered. I still miss things about New York, like autumn, but I’m getting used to things in Florida I never thought I’d be able to live with. As long as I have my bear spray at the ready, I’m even able to cross my yard now. The people of Boggy Creek have really made me feel like I’m home, and my café has become more popular. I even feel like I have a family of sorts now.

That’s good. Why do you feel the need to put on your sleuthing hat and investigate murders?
I think mostly because they involve someone I care about. I’m not sure I’d investigate any murder, and I don’t consider myself particularly adventurous, but I can never turn my back when a friend needs me. Somehow, lately, that seems to land me smack in the middle of murder investigations.

How are things going with you and Hunter Quinn and is your sleuthing an obstacle in your relationship?
Sadly, things are going slower than I’d hoped. Between Hunt’s new position as acting Captain and me trying to get my café running and increase business, neither of us has much time to develop a relationship. Throw in my amateur sleuthing, and everything goes downhill from there. Hunt seems to think the investigating should be left to the police, which I’d be happy to do if said investigations didn’t involve close friends of mine.

In A Cold Brew Killing, your friend Trevor (who I think has a crush on you) is accused of murder. What surprised you most about him and all the events circulating around the story?
Do you really think Trevor has a crush on me?

I do.
Hmm…I hadn’t really thought about him that way, though we did try one date early on. I think we make better friends. What surprised me most about Trevor? Pretty much everything, if I’m being honest. I’ve always thought of Trevor as kind of innocent, you know? A little goofy and clumsy but a genuinely sweet guy. Finding out where he lives, what skeletons have been buried in his closet, and how his past has influenced his life all came as a shock. But seeing him outright defy Hunt during routine questioning was probably the biggest shock of all.

When you aren’t investigating murders, what do you like to do?
I enjoy kayaking with Trevor through the mangroves. It’s so peaceful and relaxing. I never expected to enjoy the Florida wildlife so much, from the relative safety of my kayak, of course. I also love spending time with Thor, Savannah, and Hunt, whenever we can manage it.

What do you think about your creator Lena Gregory?
That’s a great question! Overall, we get along great, but she can be a bit stubborn. Sometimes, no matter how much I try to tell her what direction my story should head, she has her own ideas. She knows I’m always going to get my way in the end, so I don’t know why she even bothers trying. Just between us, I think she wants to feel like she’s in charge, even though we both know better.

Lol. What’s next for you?
I’ve pretty much decided Boggy Creek is now home. The people here are amazing, and I consider many of them family now. It would break my heart to leave. I’d love to see my café really take off, and I’m considering hiring another waitress, at least part time. And it seems I have a wedding to help plan.

Gia, thank you so much for your time.
Thank you! It’s always a pleasure to visit with you.

Purchase A Cold Brew Killing from:

The All-Day Breakfast Café Series:

Scone Cold Killer ~ Review
Murder Made to Order ~ Review

Lena lives in a small town on the south shore of eastern Long Island with her husband and three children.

When she was growing up, she spent many lazy afternoons on the beach, in the yard, anywhere she could find to curl up with a good book. She loves reading as much now as she did then, but she now enjoys the added pleasure of creating her own stories.

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  1. Thank you for the information on "A COLD BREW KILLING" by Lena Gregory and for being part of the book tour. Really enjoyed reading the interview with Gia and hearing her take on things. Love this author's books and can't wait for the opportunity to read this one. It's definitely on my TBR list.
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    1. Thank you so much, Kay!! I hope you enjoy it. :)

  2. Mysteries & Thrillers are one of my favorite genres!!

    1. Mine too! Ever since I started reading Nancy Drew back in the day. :)

  3. I like cozy mysteries..this sounds like a good one!

  4. Hi ladies.

    Thank you so much for stopping by. I really like this series. In fact, I love all of Lena's books. I haven't read this one yet, but it is on my to read list. I know it's going to be good, just like the others in this series.

    1. Thank you so much, Kim! And thank you for sharing the release of A Cold Brew Killing. I hope you enjoy it!! :)

    2. Lena, I LOVE your books. I'm sure I will totally enjoy this one.

  5. Great interview. Oh those authors sometimes they can't take a hint!


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