Home life is no more natural to us than a cage is natural to a cockatoo. – George Bernard Shaw
If you have followed this blog for any length of time you will know that despite my admittedly crusty exterior I am a huge sucker for love stories, with a lot of heat. However, my all time favourite author does not pen erotica or anything remotely similar she writes contemporary humorous fiction and her latest release is a cozy mystery series. One would think it far out of my wheel house, to date there has not been a throbbing member in sight unless one of her characters has been unfortunate enough to whack their thumb with a hammer. She makes up for this with incredible, truly awe inspiring characterization and the wackiest plot lines ever!
In my personal reading world her characters are my closest friends, practically family, and this is coming from someone who snorts at the term “book boyfriend“. I should probably take this opportunity to introduce you to the Erica Bloom I know and love. You might know her by the unfortunate moniker of “Boobsie Bloom”, you have to admit it is rather catchy and if you knew what happened at The Raspberry Social you would understand. Is it reason to avoid coming home? Not really. But I have been known to avoid my Grandmother for months at a time because I know I am going to hear about my weight!
SYNOPSIS – When Erica was a teenager, she fell prey to a practical joke that left her near-naked in Otter Lake’s annual Raspberry Social. The incident was humiliating, but it wasn’t like anyone got killed-until now. Those who were behind that long-ago prank are starting to turn up dead, and Erica’s appearance in town makes her a prime suspect. To make matters worse, the town sheriff just happens to be Erica’s old nemesis, Grady Forrester…who also happens to be hotter than ever. Can Erica find a way to dig up the truth-before someone digs her grave?
Otter Lake is a small town like no other, yet one that every reader knows and loves. With her mother’s business struggling Erica is forced to return to the scene of the crime only to literally trip over a body. This in and of itself would be upsetting but not particularly catastrophic unless they (the corpse) were tied to that prank that drove her away in the first place.
With her bestie at her side, determined to solve the crime and avoid a trip to the big house in the process, the reader is treated to a literary adventure like no other but one that will have you wiping tears of mirth from your eyes and wishing you knew people the likes of Freddie, Summer, Grady, Rhonda, Kit Kat and Tweety.
Regardless of whether reading about heaving bosoms has become stale, trust me when I say read Skinny Dipping With Murder now. You won’t regret it. The only issue you may encounter is the interminable wait until August when Pumpkin Picking With Murder comes out.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Auralee is represented by Natalie Lakosil, Bradford Literary Agency.