Thursday, November 14, 2013

Murderous Matrimony Book Tour with Joyce & Jim Lavene

I’m a Coffee Girl 
By Jessie Morton of the Ren Faire Mysteries 

I’m a coffee girl. I don’t know how people get through the day without a good, hot, strong, cup of coffee. I love Renaissance Faire Village, but I couldn’t live here if there was no coffee. 
Lucky for me there are two coffee shops. The closest to me is the Monastery Bakery. That’s where the members of the Brotherhood of the Sheaf work. They make excellent coffee and breads. My usual breakfast is a nice mocha and a cinnamon roll. Yum! 
Sir Latte’s Beanery makes good coffee too, but they’re a longer walk from where I live in the Dungeon with my fiancée, Bailiff Chase Manhattan. Sometimes I stop in there later in the day for a pick-me-up.  
The Village is great place to live and work—if you’re crazy or a craftsperson. The crazy residents of the Village are the madmen, and the goatherds. Maybe the knights at the Field of Honor too, come to think of it. Who would want to joust six times a day? 
It’s great for people who make crafts like Mary Shift, our Gullah basket weaver, and her husband, Roger Trent, who makes beautiful glass items. We have about ten-thousand people a day who pass through our Main Gate. Sales are good! 
I hope the Village is going to be a good place for a wedding too. I’m getting married here in less than two weeks. I’ve seen plenty of beautiful Renaissance weddings, don’t get me wrong. I have a few doubts about my own, but as long as I’m marrying Chase, it can’t be too bad, right? 
At least that’s what I’m telling myself.  
I hope there’s enough coffee to get me going on my wedding day. Maybe that’s the answer to the blue ghost who’s ruining my love life, and my future in-laws who hate me. 
Wait. I don’t think even coffee can take care of those problems. 
I’ll let you know how it goes.

Murderous Matrimony
(Renaissance Faire Mystery)
6th Book In Series, E-Book
Release Date: November 15, 2013
Available For Pre-Order Soon


In less than two short weeks, Jessie Morton will marry Chase Manhattan at Renaissance Faire Village and Marketplace. But so much can go wrong in that short time. A man is murdered in Jessie’s new Arts and Crafts Museum and her assistant is being scrutinized for the deed. Chase’s brother and parents have arrived and are still against their marriage. Wanda’s ghost is busy making Jessie’s life miserable. The Ren Faire wedding of her dreams may never take place. Can Jessie talk Chase into eloping before it’s too late?

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 60 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.

Visit them at

Twitter: @authorjlavene

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Sue said...

I find it just amazing that a married couple can write such fun books together. I think writing is hard enough without having to do it with my husband.

Unknown said...

I enjoyed reading the post. I look forward to reading the book. It sounds both fun and interesting; just the thing for a chilly winter day. Thanks for sharing with us

Michelle F. said...

I've read other books by them, but haven't read any in this series.

Unknown said...

Enjoyed the review. Book sounds fantastic. Looking forward to reading it. Thank you for the chance to enter this giveaway.
Barbara Thompson

Erika Marie said...

This book looks awesome! I can't wait to read it especially when it was written by them together :)

Bea said...

This looks really interesting. I always enjoy my visits to the local Ren Faire. I'd like to read this one.

Lark @ The Bookwyrm's Hoard said...

I've always wanted to attend a RenFaire. The closest I've ever gotten is the smallish one outside the walls of Warwick Castle (in England), but that was a lot of fun. Reading the book is great; it lets me visit a RenFaire vicariously! (I'll be hosting a guest post for the tour on Wednesday, if you want to stop by...)

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