Tuesday, June 6, 2017

#Samanthapalooza by Diane Vallere, 7-book spotlight & giveaway

WELCOME TO THE #SAMANTHAPALOOZA BY DIANE VALLERE & LORI GREAT ESCAPES


Today, I'm featuring all seven books in the fashionista cozy mysteries, the Samantha Kidd Humorous Mystery Series by Diane Vallere. Enjoy the books and don't forget to enter the giveaway!



To Celebrate the 5-Year Anniversary of the Samantha Kidd Humorous Mystery Series by Diane Vallere, Great Escapes Book Tours is hosting #Samanthapalooza!



Designer Dirty Laundry (Samantha Kidd Mystery Series)
Cozy Mystery
1st in Series
Polyester Press (June 5, 2012)
Paperback: 274 pages
ISBN-13: 978-0984965304
E-Book ASIN: B0088IEQPQ

Meet Samantha Kidd.
Ex-buyer turned trend specialist turns amateur sleuth! She designed her future with couture precision, but finding the fashion director's corpse on day one leaves her hanging by a thread. And when the killer fabricates evidence that puts the cops on her hemline, even a chance run-in with hot shoe designer Nick Taylor can't keep her life from unraveling. She trades high fashion for dirty laundry and reveals a cast of designers out for blood. Now her job, her love life, and her future are put on hold as she tries to expose a diabolical designer before getting marked down for murder.





Buyer, Beware: A Samantha Kidd Humorous Mystery
Cozy Mystery
2nd in Series
Polyester Press (March 5, 2013)
Paperback: 258 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1939197016
E-Book ASIN: B00BPD587G


Samantha Kidd: Bag Lady?
Out-of-work fashion expert turned amateur sleuth Samantha Kidd is strapped. But when the buyer of handbags for a hot new retailer turns up dead and Samantha is recruited for the job, the opportunity comes with a caveat: she's expected to find some answers. With shoe designer Nick Taylor off in Italy, she turns to a sexy stranger for help (with humorous results!). But as the walls close around her like a snug satin lining, Samantha must get a handle on the mystery or risk being caught in the killer's clutches.







The Brim Reaper: A Samantha Kidd Humorous Mystery
Cozy Mystery
3rd in Series
Polyester Press (December 3, 2013)
Paperback: 266 pages
ISBN-13: 978-0984965342
E-Book ASIN: B00H03A1MW

Former fashion buyer Samantha Kidd is in over her head
With no job prospects on the horizon, former fashion buyer Samantha Kidd convinces boyfriend and shoe designer Nick Taylor to give her a job in his showroom, but when a collection of vintage Hollywood costumes comes to town, it brings a hat box full of hype. Close friend Eddie is in charge of the exhibit and calls on Samantha for help, but all too soon hype turns to homicide. Brimming with good intentions, she loops in the cops, but after one too many cloche calls, she's knee-deep in mystery. If she can tear the lid off the investigation, it might mean a feather in her fedora. And if she can't? She might get capped.







Some Like It Haute: A Samantha Kidd Humorous Mystery
Cozy Mystery
4th in Series
Polyester Press (January 6, 2015)
Paperback: 248 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1939197108
E-Book ASIN: B00RME4N6

If you can't stand the heat, get off the runway.
Fashion expert turned amateur sleuth Samantha Kidd is in the hot seat. After agreeing to help her ex-boyfriend’s former girlfriend with a runway show, her post-break-up life turns explosive. She recruits Dante, a smokin’ hot photographer, to turn up the heat on the investigation (and help her get over Nick), but even the third degree won’t expose an angry arsonist. With a crash course in sizzle, Samantha’s curiosity leads her into another inferno, and this time she either faces the fire or gets burned.










Grand Theft Retro: A Samantha Kidd Humorous Mystery 
Cozy Mystery
5th in Series
Polyester Press (May 17, 2016)
Paperback: 228 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1939197269
E-Book ASIN: B01E1UHPV6

Samantha Kidd is about to go retro.
When Samantha Kidd's job at Retrofit Magazine leads her into the fashionable archives of seventies style, she's prepared to report on patchwork velvet and platform shoes, but she never expected to uncover the theft of a major collection of samples from runway shows that took place before disco died. When the guilty party threatens Samantha's family and friends, her priority shift into protection mode. The investigation heats up faster than fondue over sterno, and all too soon Samantha learns that while beat goes on, there's no guarantee that she'll go on with it.










Pearls Gone Wild: A Samantha Kidd Humorous Mystery
Cozy Mystery
6th in Series
Polyester Press; 6 edition (December 31, 2016)
Paperback: 218 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1939197283
E-Book ASIN: B01MD0U8XS

Amateur sleuth Samantha Kidd’s life is finally on track. It’s her normally cultured friend Cat whose life has lost its luster: eight months pregnant and abandoned by her husband the week before Christmas. She ropes Samantha into helping at her boutique, but a string of jewelry thefts threatens her business. And when Cat’s husband is found strangled with pearls inside the shop, the last thing she’s concerned with is profit. Samantha tries to get a bead on the killer, but when the suspects all clam up, she’s left tangled in knots. Add in an unexpected proposal, a flirtatious friend, and a brand new detective, and this is bound to be Samantha’s wildest adventure yet.





Cement Stilettos: A Samantha Kidd Humorous Mystery
Cozy Mystery
7th in Series
Polyester Press (June 13, 2017)
Print Length: 255 pages
ASIN: B06ZY1B1TR 


Forget the cannoli. Take the shoes!
When newly engaged amateur sleuth Samantha Kidd discovers the body of a mafia princess dead in fiancé and shoe designer Nick Taylor’s showroom, her questions are so numerous she’d need a bookie to keep track. The victim’s ties to local organized crime are unexpected. Nick’s apparent vow of silence makes Samantha question the vows in their future, and despite past promises, all bets are off. Wise guys and leopard ladies keep her busier than a consigliere during tax season, and if she can’t keep her head above water, she’ll end up sleeping with the fishes.




About The Author

I’m a former fashion buyer turned mystery writer, trading fashion accessories for accessories to murder. I was bit by the mystery bug as a kid reading Trixie Belden, Connie Blair, and The Three Investigators. Now I’m writing three series: the Style & Error Mysteries, the Mad for Mod Mysteries, and the Material Witness Mysteries.

The Costume Shop mysteries debuted with A DISGUISE TO DIE FOR, which introduces Margo Tamblyn, costume shop owner, who helps solve a murder after one of her clients is found dead at his own costume party (dressed as Sherlock!). MASKING FOR TROUBLE, the second in the series was released last October and DRESSED TO CONFESS will be out in August 2017.

The Material Witness mysteries feature Polyester Monroe, who inherits the fabric shop where she was born. Books include SUEDE TO REST and CRUSHED VELVET. The third, SILK STALKINGS, was just released.
The Style & Error Series features former fashion buyer turned amateur sleuth Samantha Kidd. Books in that series include DESIGNER DIRTY LAUNDRYBUYER, BEWARETHE BRIM REAPERSOME LIKE IT HAUTEGRAND THEFT RETRO, and PEARLS GONE WILD. (A short story, “Just Kidding ,” tells the story of how Samantha first met shoe designer Nick Taylor).
The Madison Night Mysteries feature a modern day interior decorator who specializes in midcentury design (studying Doris Day movies to get the look right). Books are PILLOW STALKTHAT TOUCH OF INK, and WITH VICS YOU GET EGGROLL. A prequel novella, “Midnight Ice,” can be found in OTHER PEOPLE’S BAGGAGE.


Connect with author Diane Vallere via her Website, Facebook page, Twitter, and Goodreads.

Purchase Links

DESIGNER DIRTY LAUNDRY
BUYER, BEWARE
THE BRIM REAPER
SOME LIKE IT HAUTE
GRAND THEFT RETRO
PEARLS GONE WILD
CEMENT STILETTOS 

(A short story, “Just Kidding ,” tells the story of how Samantha first met shoe designer Nick Taylor).


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June 5

Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book – DESIGNER DIRTY LAUNDRY – REVIEW
Bookworm Cafe – DESIGNER DIRTY LAUNDRY – SPOTLIGHT  
Book Babble - DESIGNER DIRTY LAUNDRY – SPOTLIGHT  
Celticlady's Reviews - DESIGNER DIRTY LAUNDRY – SPOTLIGHT  
Reading Authors - DESIGNER DIRTY LAUNDRY REVIEW / SPOTLIGHT BOOKS 2-7
Laura's Interests - DESIGNER DIRTY LAUNDRY - REVIEW
Sapphyria's Book Reviews - DESIGNER DIRTY LAUNDRY -  REVIEW
Readsalot - CEMENT STILETTOS SPOTLIGHT
Brooke Blogs - DESIGNER DIRTY LAUNDRY/BUYER BEWARE – SPOTLIGHT


June 6

Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book – BUYER BEWARE – SPOTLIGHT
Bookworm Cafe – BUYER BEWARE – SPOTLIGHT
Book Babble - BUYER BEWARE REVIEW
Celticlady's Reviews - BUYER BEWARE – SPOTLIGHT
Nadaness In Motion – ALL BOOKS – SPOTLIGHT
Jane Reads - DESIGNER DIRTY LAUNDRY - REVIEW
Sapphyria's Book Reviews - BUYER BEWARE REVIEW OR SPOTLIGHT
Cozy Up With Kathy - CEMENT STILETTOS - SPOTLIGHT
Brooke Blogs - THE BRIM REAPER/SOME LIKE IT HAUTE/GRAND THEFT RETRO – SPOTLIGHT

June 7

Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book – THE BRIM REAPER – SPOTLIGHT
Bookworm Cafe – THE BRIM REAPER – SPOTLIGHT
Book Babble - THE BRIM REAPER – SPOTLIGHT
Back Porchervations – DESIGNER DIRTY LAUNDRY – REVIEW
Jane Reads - BUYER BEWARE – REVIEW
StoreyBook Reviews - DESIGNER DIRTY LAUNDRY/ BUYER BEWARE - SPOTLIGHT
Sapphyria's Book Reviews - THE BRIM REAPER - SPOTLIGHT
The Pulp and Mystery Shelf - ALL BOOKS - SPOTLIGHT
Celebrating Authors – THE BRIM REAPER - SPOTLIGHT
Blogger Nicole Reviews – CEMENT STILETTOS – SPOTLIGHT

JUNE 8

Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book – SOME LIKE IT HAUTE – SPOTLIGHT
Bookworm Cafe– SOME LIKE IT HAUTE – SPOTLIGHT
Book Babble - SOME LIKE IT HAUTE – SPOTLIGHT
Celticlady's Reviews - SOME LIKE IT HAUTE – SPOTLIGHT
Sapphyria's Book Reviews - SOME LIKE IT HAUTE – SPOTLIGHT
My Reading Journeys – DESIGNER DIRTY LAUNDRY - REVIEW
Laura's Interests - BUYER BEWARE – REVIEW
Jane Reads – THE BRIM REAPER – REVIEW
StoreyBook Reviews - THE BRIM REAPER/ SOME LIKE IT HAUTE -  SPOTLIGHT
Bibliophile Reviews - DESIGNER DIRTY LAUNDRY – REVIEW

June 9

Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book – GRAND THEFT RETRO – SPOTLIGHT
Bookworm Cafe– GRAND THEFT RETRO – SPOTLIGHT
Book Babble - GRAND THEFT RETRO – SPOTLIGHT
Celticlady's Reviews - GRAND THEFT RETRO – SPOTLIGHT
Sapphyria's Book Reviews - GRAND THEFT RETRO – SPOTLIGHT
Laura's Interests - GRAND THEFT RETRO – SPOTLIGHT
Jane Reads – SOME LIKE IT HAUTE - REVIEW
StoreyBook Reviews - GRAND THEFT RETRO/ PEARLS GONE WILD - SPOTLIGHT
Readeropolis - DESIGNER DIRTY LAUNDRY/BUYER BEWARE/ THE BRIM REAPER - SPOTLIGHT
Island Confidential - CEMENT STILETTOS – SPOTLIGHT
Brooke Blogs - PEARLS GONE WILD/ CEMENT STILETTOS – SPOTLIGHT

June 10

Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book – PEARLS GONE WILD - SPOTLIGHT
Bookworm Cafe– PEARLS GONE WILD - SPOTLIGHT
Book Babble - PEARLS GONE WILD - SPOTLIGHT
Celticlady's Reviews - PEARLS GONE WILD – SPOTLIGHT
Sapphyria's Book Reviews- PEARLS GONE WILD – SPOTLIGHT
Laura's Interests - PEARLS GONE WILD - SPOTLIGHT
Jane Reads – GRAND THEFT RETRO - REVIEW
StoreyBook Reviews – CEMENT STILETTOS – SPOTLIGHT
Bibliophile Reviews - BUYER BEWARE - REVIEW
Readeropolis - SOME LIKE IT HAUTE/ GRAND THEFT RETRO/PEARLS GONE WILD/CEMENT STILETTOS SPOTLIGHT

 June 11

Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book – CEMENT STILETTOS - SPOTLIGHT
Bookworm Cafe– CEMENT STILETTOS - SPOTLIGHT
Book Babble - CEMENT STILETTOS - SPOTLIGHT
Celticlady's Reviews - CEMENT STILETTOS – SPOTLIGHT
Sapphyria's Book Reviews- CEMENT STILETTOS – SPOTLIGHT
Laura's Interests - CEMENT STILETTOS - SPOTLIGHT
Jane Reads – PEARLS GONE WILD - REVIEW
Varietats2010 - DESIGNER DIRTY LAUNDRY - REVIEW

June 12

Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book – SPOTLIGHT ALL BOOKS
Jane Reads – CEMENT STILETTOS – REVIEW
Carstairs Considers - DESIGNER DIRTY LAUNDRY - REVIEW
Socrates' Book Reviews - CEMENT STILETTOS - SPOTLIGHT
Books,Dreams,Life – SPOTLIGHT ALL BOOKS