Thursday, December 10, 2015

MURDER FIR CHRISTMAS by Joyce and Jim Lavene_Tour

Murder Fir Christmas by Joyce and Jim Lavene

Murder Fir Christmas
by Joyce and Jim Lavene

Murder Fir Christmas will have you humming carols and ho-ho-ho-ing quicker than the Big Guy’s sled makes it around the world!
~Back Porchervations!!

Masterfully written…filled with intrigue, action, laughter, joy, and a mystical beauty that touched my heart, MURDER FIR CHRISTMAS has beat out every book this year to become my number one favorite book of 2015.
~Lisa K’s Book Reviews

This has mystery, humor and a touch of paranormal that combine to entertain you.

An awesome cozy story! Mystery with just a flake of folklore and a touch of paranormal and a little romance too. These authors have imaginations that are truly off the charts.
~Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book

This book was full of adventure and mystery…
~Community Bookstop

The book was wonderful seeing Bonnie again and the way she handles herself with the Tree Farm and more.
~Bab’s Book Bistro

Murder Fir Christmas was a well-crafted mystery with a spunky heroine, engaging characters and a whodunnit that will keep you on the edge of your seat.
~Moonlight Rendezvous

Right from the beginning, you meet some very interesting characters that let you know that this is not going to be your run-of-the-mill murder mystery.
~Bubble Bath Books

Bonnie is a fantastic new character, and I adored the mystical connection that she has with all animals which earns her a Cherokee name.
~Melissa’s Mochas, Mysteries and Meows

Murder Fir Christmas is a hearty book. It’s filled with well developed, interesting characters, a finely paced mystery, a slow brewing romantic interest, and intrigue in many areas on many levels to keep readers engaged.
~Cozy Up With Kathy

With a puzzling mystery, lots of wildlife, a touch of romance and some paranormal elements, I was hooked from the first chapter and didn’t stop until I read the last page. One of those books you can’t wait to finish and hate to finish at the same time.
~FUONLYKNEW – Laura’s Ramblins and Reviews

I really enjoyed this story.
~3 Partners in Shopping; Nana, Mommy, &; Sissy too!

If the mystery isn’t enough to chill your bones, Joyce and Jim do a great job of bringing back memories of the need to shovel and plow the snow, scraping the windshield as the car warms up, and the dangerous driving. I do not miss it!

(Christmas Tree Valley Mysteries)

Cozy Mystery
New Series
Print Length: 208 pages
Publisher: J. Lavene (December 1, 2015)




Down the mountain from Sweet Pepper, Tennessee is Christmas Tree Valley, a place filled with hundreds of Christmas tree farms where generations of growers have made people’s lives brighter. Yet even here in this quiet, postcard-perfect corner of the world, darkness and murder can still stalk the night.

Federal Wildlife Agent Bonnie Tuttle has always had a special gift with wild animals. It was one of the reasons she decided to train with the wildlife agency. She’s spent the last ten years in Alabama working, but her mother needs her home and she’s back despite all the bad parts of her life she hoped to leave behind.

Her first day home begins with a fire on the island in Sweet Pepper Lake and the death of Harvey Shelton, the wildlife agent she’s supposed to replace. Bonnie manages to rescue dozens of animals from the fire – including a wolf pup that was shot with the same bullet that killed Harvey.

Now she’s hot on the trail of Harvey’s killer and trying to reintegrate the wolf back into the wild even though he seems to want to stay with her. Yet old memories persist in the small community where she grew up, and the killer now seems to believe that she has what he killed Harvey for. All she has to do is figure out what that is before it’s too late.

Christmas Recipes included!

I just love this picture of Joyce and Jim

I just love this picture of Joyce and Jim


About The Authors –

Joyce and Jim Lavene write award-winning, bestselling mystery fiction as themselves, J.J. Cook, and Ellie Grant. They have written and published more than 70 novels for Harlequin, Berkley, Amazon, and Gallery Books along with hundreds of non-fiction articles for national and regional publications. They live in rural North Carolina with their family.


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Tour Participants

December 2 – Back Porchervations – Review 

December 3 – Lisa Ks Book Reviews – Review

December 3 – readalot – Review

December 4 – Community Bookstop – Review

December 4 – Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book – Review

December 5 – Babs Book Bistro – Review

December 6 – Moonlight Rendezvous – Review

December 7 – Bubble Bath Books – Review

December 7 – Mochas, Mysteries and Meows – Review

December 8 – Cozy Up With Kathy – Review

December 9 – fuonlyknew – Review

December 10 – 3 Partners in Shopping, Nana, Mommy,  &, Sissy, Too ! – Review

December 10 – fundinmental – Review

December 11 – Mallory Heart Reviews – Review

December 12 – Shelley’s Book Case – Review

December 13 – Laura’s Interests – Review

December 14 – Jersey Girl Book Reviews – Review

December 14 – Socrates’ Book Reviews – Review

December 15 – View from the Birdhouse – Review

December 15 – Book Babble – Review

Life should be peaceful in the tiny Tennessee Appalachian Mountain communities of Christmas Tree Valley and Sweet Pepper (aren't those adorable names?), but as Bonnie Tuttle moves back to her home town after years as a Federal Wildlife Agent in Alabama, peaceful is not what she encounters. Her first day back, arsonists set a fire on an island in the lake, she must help rescue the island's animals, and she finds a wolf injured by the fire. Then the retiring agent she is replacing is murdered, as is another man; a sudden snowfall blankets the area and makes travel impossible; and the agent's corpse is stolen. Add in her mother's Alzheimer's, her snarky brother's contempt, her fear of snow driving, and Bonnie could be forgiven if she decided to return to Alabama. But in the capable hands of authors Joyce and Jim LaVene, Bonnie won't get more than she can handle, and readers everywhere will be cheering her on. 

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