Saturday, April 12, 2014

Dyed and Gone by Beth Yarnall Guest Post, $50 Giveaway and Excerpt

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Dyed and Gone
by Beth Yarnall

Book is on sale for just 99 cents through the 12th!

Well written and I love how captivated you were from the beginning.
~Shelley’s Book Case
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Dyed and Gone
(Azalea March Mystery)

New Cozy Series
Publisher: Entangled: Select (March 25, 2014)
Paperback: 304 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1622661237
E-Book File Size: 1313 KB

Hairstylist Azalea March is looking forward to a wild weekend in Las Vegas with her friends. Oh, sure, they’re supposed to be there on business, attending the biggest hair show on the west coast, but that doesn’t mean they can’t have a little fun. But fun quickly turns to drama. On the first morning of the show, Dhane, the biggest celeb of the hair-styling world, is found dead. As it urns out Azalea’s friend, Vivian, not only knew Dhane, but the tale she weaves of how they met is faker than a showgirl’s uh… assets. When Vivian confesses to the murder and is arrested, Azalea knows there’s no way she could have done it and suspects Vivian may be trying to protect someone. But who?
Azalea now has to convince Alex, the sexy detective from her past, to help her prove Vivian’s innocence and comb through clues more twisted than a spiral perm. But the truth is stranger than anything found on the Las Vegas Strip, and proving Vivian’s innocence turns out to be more difficult than transforming a brunette into a blonde.

My past slammed into me like a rake handle to the
face, all six-foot-some-odd inches of what-ifs, recriminations, and
abs so tight you could bounce a quarter off them.
“’Cause this day hasn’t sucked enough,” I muttered, peeling
his fingers off my arms.
“Join the club,” Alex replied. “This day hasn’t exactly been
beer and nachos for me either.”
Detective Alex Craig and I had had a very intense, but way too
brief, attempt at a relationship. At least I’d thought it was intense.
I’d been harboring a little crush on him since I’d first met him a few
years ago, but it wasn’t until James’s party when Alex had finally
noticed me. We’d gone out fairly steadily until a few weeks ago
when all of a sudden he started canceling and postponing dates or
running out in the middle of them when he actually did show up.
On our last doomed date, I’d answered the door to his
retreating back and a quickly dashed off, “Sorry, gotta go, I’ll call
you!” as he jogged back to his car. I’d considered it a sign. A power
greater than us was clearly at work here, and we obviously weren’t
meant to be.
I just wished he wasn’t so darned cute. Or such a good kisser.
92 Dyed and Gone
“What are you doing here?” Don’t do it. Don’t look up into
those pale baby blues. Don’t…ah, damn.
“I’m here for Vivian.” He crossed his arms over his chest,
which made his shoulders double in width. “Why were you lurking
in the shadows?”
“I wasn’t lurking.”
“Then what were you doing?”
I held up a finger. “Wait for it…”
He looked at me like I’d sniffed too much perm solution and
was still riding the high.
“Huh. That’s so strange,” I said after a few moments of his
phone not ringing and calling him away.
“I’d say the only thing strange here is you.”
“You know I didn’t even recognize you arriving. I’m so used

to you leaving.”
About This Author
Best selling author, Beth Yarnall, writes romantic suspense, mysteries and the occasional hilarious tweet. A storyteller since her playground days, Beth remembers her friends asking her to make up stories of how the person ‘died’ in the slumber party game Light as a Feather, Stiff as a Board, so it’s little wonder she prefers writing stories in which people meet unfortunate ends. In middle school she discovered romance novels, which inspired her to write a spoof of soap operas for the school’s newspaper. She hasn’t stopped writing since.
For a number of years, Beth made her living as a hairstylist and makeup artist and co-owned a salon. Somehow hairstylists and salons always seem to find their way into her stories. Beth lives in Orange County, California with her husband, two sons, and their rescue dog where she is hard at work on her next novel.
Author Links
Twitter: @BethYarnell
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Guest Post:
Quirky Facts About Las Vegas

My novel Dyed and Gone is set in Las Vegas where anything can and does happen. But did you know about these quirky facts about Sin City?

1)     There’s a service that will come to wherever you are and administer a hangover cure of IV fluids and vitamins.
2)     There is a ‘heavy equipment playground’ where you can drive bulldozers and earthmoving equipment for fun.
3)     There is a secret city under Las Vegas that is inhabited by nearly 1000 people in a massive tunnel system that runs underneath the famous strip.
4)     In 1992, a man named Archie Karas went to Vegas, turned $50 into $40,000,000, and then promptly lost every penny.
5)     Most of the Las Vegas Strip and nearly all of the top casinos are not actually in Las Vegas.
6)     Most casinos in Las Vegas will cash in chips from a different casino.
7)     Customers weighing over 350 pounds eat for free at the Heart Attack Grill  in Las Vegas. And one customer actually had a heart attack while eating a Triple Bypass Burger at the Heart Attack Grill.
8)     On average, around 10,000 people get married in Las Vegas every month (including two of the characters in Dyed and Gone!).

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  1. I look forward to reading your books. I have a lot of catching up to do.

  2. sounds like a great book! Thanks for the giveaway.