SCONE COLD KILLER by Lena Gregory, blog tour, guest post & giveaway

Scone Cold Killer (All-Day Breakfast Cafe Mystery)
by Lena Gregory

Scone Cold Killer (All-Day Breakfast Cafe Mystery)
Cozy Mystery
1st in Series
Lyrical Underground (January 23, 2018)
Paperback: 192 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1516104659
E-Book ASIN: B06Y52XG4B

For Florida diner owner Gia Morelli, there’s no such thing as too much breakfast—unless it kills you . . .

When Gia Morelli’s marriage falls apart, she knows it’s time to get out of New York. Her husband was a scam artist who swindled half the millionaires in town, and she doesn’t want to be there when they decide to take revenge. On the spur of the moment, she follows her best friend to a small town in Central Florida, where she braves snakes, bears, and giant spiders to open a cheery little diner called the All-Day Breakfast Café. Owning a restaurant has been her lifelong dream, but it turns into a nightmare the morning she opens her dumpster and finds her ex-husband crammed inside. As the suspect du jour, Gia will have to scramble fast to prove her innocence before a killer orders another cup of murder . . .

 

Guest Post

Where to Live?

By

Lena Gregory

I’ve lived most of my life in a small town on the south shore of Eastern Long Island, along with four generations of my family. My grandfather owned a deli in town, where I started working stocking shelves and sweeping floors when I was twelve years old. When I was a little older, I started working the breakfast shift, the inspiration for the All-Day Breakfast Café Mystery series.

I’ve always loved the small-town feel, the way everyone knows everyone, especially the families who have lived here for generation after generation as mine has. When I married a man from the neighboring town, it seemed natural to settle down where we’d grown up and start our family.

Then my husband got a job offer in Florida, and he accepted. We moved down right after my daughter finished kindergarten. I had only ever been to Florida once, when my daughter was three and we spent three days in Disney World, so I had no clue what to expect.

Just like Gia Morelli in Scone Cold Killer, I was in for a few surprises.

I was used to deer crossing signs, since Long Island is home to a large deer population, but the first time I drove my daughter to school and saw a bear crossing sign, I actually turned around and went back to see it again. I thought I was mistaken, but nope, it was a bear crossing sign. Until that moment, I had no clue there were bears in Florida.

Then there were the love bugs, and they were everywhere. And lizards, which I’d never even seen in real life before I moved, and snakes, sometimes poisonous ones.

Aside from the critters, the weather brought a few surprises as well. On the rare occasions Long Island gets tornadoes, they are small F-1s that do very little damage. One night, about six months after we moved to Florida, I had just gotten into bed and turned on the TV, and the weather report came on. A line of damaging storms were coming through. The reporter said if you live on my road, “take cover now,” and I freaked out, to put it mildly, woke my daughter and stuffed her and my dog into the tub, even tried to wrestle a mattress into the tiny bathroom. (That was so not happening.)

Like Gia, whenever I got homesick, I spent a lot of time checking off the positives and negatives of living in Florida and New York.

Because there were also amazing things about living in Florida. The natural springs, with their crystal-clear water, gorgeous blue skies—even in the winter when the skies in New York are permanently gray. And who could complain when everyone in New York was shoveling out from under a foot of snow, and I was laying by the pool?

In the end, my decision was made for me when my husband and I both got job opportunities in New York. We ended up moving back to New York and visiting Florida every year, because we missed it so much.

What about you? Have you ever had a hard time deciding where you wanted to live? Leave a comment and let me know.

 

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Lena Gregory 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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TOUR PARTICIPANTS

January 23 – The Montana Bookaholic – REVIEW

January 24 – Bea’s Book Nook – CHARACTER INTERVIEW

January 24 – Lisa Ks Book Reviews – REVIEW

January 25 – Books a Plenty Book Reviews – REVIEW

January 26 – View from the Birdhouse – REVIEW

January 27 – A Holland Reads – CHARACTER GUEST POST

January 28 – Cozy Up With Kathy – REVIEW, INTERVIEW

January 29 – Ruff Drafts -INTERVIEW

January 30 – Jane Reads – GUEST POST

January 31 – Readeropolis – INTERVIEW

February 1 – Laura’s Interests – REVIEW

February 2 – Babs Book Bistro – GUEST POST

February 2 – The Pulp and Mystery Shelf – INTERVIEW

February 3 – Brooke Blogs – CHARACTER GUEST POST

February 3 – Melina’s Book Blog – REVIEW

February 4 – Sapphyria’s Books – REVIEW

February 5 – Socrates Book Reviews – REVIEW

Comments

  1. Kay Garrett says:

    Thank you for the guest post and for being on the book tour!

    I’d very much love to read “Scone Cold Killer.”

  2. Thank you so much for having me and for sharing the release of Scone Cold Killer!