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Friday, July 20, 2012

BOOK CLUB FRIDAY - GUEST AUTHOR KARI LEE TOWNSEND


Back for another visit today is the multi-talented, bestselling, award-winning author Kari Lee Townsend. Kari writes mystery, romantic comedies, and women’s fiction for both adults and young adults under her own name and as Kari Lee Harmon. To learn more about her visit her website.

Kari is offering a copy of Corpse in the Crystal Ball, her latest Fortune Teller Mystery, to one of our readers who posts a comment to the blog this week. Don’t forget to check back Sunday to see if you’re that lucky winner. -- AP

 Sunny’s Style

I had so much fun creating the main character of my Fortune Teller Mystery series, Sunshine Meadows. Sunny is just that ... fun, bright and sunny.

Sunny has short, blond hair and pale green eyes. She’s petite and quirky just like her nickname Tink, short for Tinker Bell. Even though Sunny comes from a family with money, she’s nothing like her doctor and lawyer parents. She is psychic and chooses fortune telling as her profession.

Sunny’s laid back and casual, shopping for her clothes in thrift stores and getting her hair cut for free at cosmetology schools. She’s a natural beauty, more cute than stunning, which is a good thing because she hates the feel of makeup on her face. She loves wearing long flowy skirts, t-shirts and sandals. No fuss no muss.

You gotta love a girl who can eat, and Sunny loves to eat but hates to exercise. Although, the hunky bartender down at Smokey Jo’s, who also moonlights as a personal trainer at Wally’s World Gym, has sparked her interest in Zumba. Not that Detective Grumpy Pants Mitch Stone would notice. He’s too busy arguing with her and driving her crazy.

She’s not a coffee drinker, so when she wants to sit back and relax, she loves a good cup of tea or hot coco, not to mention an ice cold beer on a hot day. All in all, Sunny is a person I would like to hang out with. Hopefully, you will, too  To find out more about Sunny and the rest of the gang, go to www.karileetownsend.com

Psychic Sunshine Meadows makes a dark discovery in the woods…

After clearing her name as the prime suspect in a murder, Sunny Meadows hopes she can finally enjoy some serenity in the idyllic town of Divinity in upstate New York. She’d also like a second chance with Detective Mitch Stone. But when Mitch’s gorgeous ex-girlfriend Isabel Gonzales shows up, Sunny’s not sure she can compete. Then Isabel mysteriously disappears. When the police turn to Sunny for help, her visions lead to the discovery of Isabel’s corpse in the woods. Before she died, Isabel scrawled a message in the dirt implicating Mitch in her murder. Now Sunny must help the man she’s falling in love with as she sets out to find the real killer. But this time Sunny’s clairvoyant abilities might not save her—as what she doesn’t see can hurt her…

Sounds spooktacular, Kari! Thanks for joining us today. Readers, if you’d like a chance to win a copy of Corpse in the Crystal Ball, post a comment. -- AP

12 comments:

Deborah Macgillivray said...

off to buy. Sounds like my kind of book!

Anonymous said...

This sounds like a cute and quirky tale, thanks for such a nice interview and description of the book!
Lynn/MI

Kari Lee Townsend said...

Thanks guys! I'm having a blast writing this series :-)

Dru said...

This was a great read and I can't wait to read the next book.

missminamurray said...

Sounds like a fun book!

Marguerite Lafayette said...

I'm a sucker for this type of read. Thanks for cluing me in to a new author :)

Kathleen Kaska said...

I love the name Sunshine Meadows. How did you ever come up with it, or did Sunshine stroll into your life like characters often do?

Kari Lee Townsend said...

I wanted to create a bright sunny character with a different sounding name. So I thought of Sunshine aka Sunny, and then somethng free spirited like a meadow :-)

Liz V. said...

funny series. glad to see another book avaiable.

Kathy said...

Another series I'll have to add to my reading list. It's a good thing I have the summer off and it's too hot to do anything but read.

traveler said...

What a delightful book which would be ideal summer reading.

petite said...

An special and unique story that is captivating.