SPOTLIGHT: DEADLY TRADITIONS By Multiple Authors Plus Giveaway!

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Publication Date: September 27, 2022

Have yourself a DEADLY little Christmas.

Celebrate the holidays with mistletoe, mayhem, and murder. Join your favorite authors as they cozy up by the fire with twelve festive short mysteries that feature treasured holiday traditions. Serve up a slice of fatal fruitcake and deck the halls with danger, because the holiday season has never been so much fun.

This original collection is available for a limited time only, so grab your copy today.

A Pickle in a Pear Tree by Erin Scoggins
Mistletoe and Murder by Dianne Ascroft
O Deadly Night by Estelle Richards
Larceny and Gingerbread Lattes by Justine Maxwell
Have Yourself a Scary Little Christmas by Gayle Leeson


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About Gayle Leeson

Gayle LeesonGayle Leeson is a pseudonym for Gayle Trent. Gayle has also written as Amanda Lee. She is currently writing the Kinsey Falls chick-lit/women’s fiction series, the Down South Cafe cozy mystery series, and the Ghostly Fashionista cozy mystery series. Her book KILLER WEDDING CAKE won the Bronze Medal in the 20th Anniversary IPPY Awards. Gayle lives in Southwest Virginia with her family and enjoys hearing from readers.

About Mollie Cox Bryan

Mollie Cox Bryan writes cozy mysteries with edge. She’s the author of several bestselling mystery series, also writing under the pen name Maggie Blackburn. Her books have been selected as finalists for an Agatha Award and a Daphne du Maurier Award and as a Top 10 Beach Reads by Woman’s World. She has also been short-listed for the Virginia Library People’s Choice Award. She’s also penned a historical fiction: MEMORY OF LIGHT: AN AFTERMATH OF GETTYSBURG. She’s the mother of two nearly perfect daughters, each pursuing careers in music.

About Erin Scoggins

USA Today Bestselling Author Erin Scoggins is a long-time Southerner with a fondness for offbeat humor and fresh fried chicken. After fifteen years in marketing with a Fortune 500 company, she traded her MBA for fictional crime scenes and feisty small-town families. She writes fun, flirty mysteries that are celebrations of food, family, and the killer South.

Visit her at for book news and shenanigans.

About Estelle Richards

Blog Tour Schedule

September 20 – Reading Authors Network – SPOTLIGHT

September 20 – #BRVL Book Review Virginia Lee Blog – SPOTLIGHT

September 20 – Ascroft, eh? – CHARACTER INTERVIEW

September 21 – Island Confidential – SPOTLIGHT

September 21 – Lady Hawkeye – SPOTLIGHT

September 21 – Christy’s Cozy Corners – REVIEW

September 22 – Reading Is My SuperPower – REVIEW

September 22 – Baroness Book Trove – SPOTLIGHT

September 23 – Cozy Up With Kathy – REVIEW, CHARACTER GUEST POST

September 23 – Literary Gold – SPOTLIGHT

September 23 – fundinmental – AUTHOR INTERVIEW

September 24 – Celticlady’s Reviews – SPOTLIGHT

September 24 – Mystery Review Crew – CHARACTER GUEST POST

September 24 – Ruff Drafts – SPOTLIGHT

September 25 – The Mystery Section – GUEST POST


September 26 – Maureen’s Musing – SPOTLIGHT

September 26 – My Reading Journeys – REVIEW  

September 26 – Lisa Ks Book Reviews – AUTHOR INTERVIEW

September 27 – Brooke Blogs – SPOTLIGHT

September 27 – Sapphyria’s Books – REVIEW

September 27 – Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book – SPOTLIGHT

September 28 – Reading, Writing & Stitch-Metic – SPOTLIGHT

September 28 – Novels Alive – REVIEW – SPOTLIGHT

September 29 – I Read What You Write – REVIEW, AUTHOR INTERVIEW

September 29 – My Journey Back – CHARACTER GUEST POST  

September 29 – Novels Alive – REVIEW – SPOTLIGHT

Dayna Linton
Dayna Linton
Dayna is the owner of not only Novels Alive but of Day Agency, a full-service self-publishing agency for independent authors. She has been assisting independent authors to achieve their dreams of becoming published authors for over 15 years. From New York Times and USA Today Bestselling authors to the first-time author to every author in between. Dayna is a self-professed bibliophile. While dancing has always been her first love, reading came as a very, very close second, with gardening coming in as a close third. Dayna is also the divorced mom of four adult children and a very proud grandma. She is also a web designer, social media specialist, book blogger, and reviewer. She's a long-time Disney lover and a Utah Jazz, Utah Utes, and Dallas Cowboys fan. See Dayna's reviews here: Dayna's Reviews


  1. This sounds like an awesome collection of holiday cozy mysteries and I am looking forward to reading all of the stories. Thank you for sharing the authors’ bios and book details


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