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Thursday, August 8, 2013

Guest blog and Giveaway with Elise Sax



Boo!
By Elise Sax

               I write about LOVE. It’s the Matchmaker series, after all, and in the second book MATCHPOINT, my heroine Gladie Burger is still trying find love for the residents of the small town of Cannes, California, and she’s got a couple love interests for herself, which are causing her some difficulties.

               Just as she’s up to her neck in hot, sweaty snugglebunnies with her sexy, six-packed, hunka-hunks, though, I make her real scared. No, not scared about commitment (although she is scared about that) but about really scary stuff.

               MURDER.

               Between you and me, I got scared, writing MATCHPOINT. I wrote the murder scene one night in my dark office, alone with scary music playing. I couldn’t stop writing that night. As my fingers typed on my keyboard, I was transported in my mind to the murder scene. I surprised myself and made poor Dr. Dulur, the town’s dentist, die in a really horrible way, and I put Gladie in a really dangerous situation.

               In the middle of writing the scene, my black Labrador retriever Dolly walked into my dark office, panting and her dog tags jingling, and I screamed like a blond in a Hitchcock movie and jumped five feet into the air. I clutched onto my heart, petted Dolly, and went right back into the scene.

               A few weeks later, I did it again. I can’t really tell you more than that because it’s a romantic mystery, and I don’t want to spoil it for you, but suffice to say there are a couple of these moments in MATCHPOINT.

               And more than a couple sexy, six-packed, hunka-hunks moments!




Matchpoint
The Matchmaker Series, Book Two
Elise Sax

Genre: Comedic romantic mystery

Publisher: Ballantine (Random House)
Paperback Pages: 288

ISBN: 978-0-345-53224-4

Book Description:

Lovably troublesome Gladie Burger runs into sizzling danger and a fiery love triangle in the second installment of Elise Sax’s hilarious and sexy Matchmaker romance series.

“Elise Sax will make you laugh. Her larger-than-life characters jump off the page and make crazy seem like a fun place to hang out.”—New York Times bestselling author Christie Craig

Since joining the family matchmaking business run by her eccentric Grandma Zelda, Gladie is always looking for love. But when an unbearable toothache knocks her out of commission and into the dentist’s chair, she prays only for relief. No such luck. Emerging from an anesthetic haze, Gladie awakes to find that not only is her tooth still throbbing, but her dentist is dead—and the lead suspect in the murder, office receptionist Belinda, just so happens to be Gladie’s first real client. Now it’s up to Gladie to find Belinda a man and keep her from being locked up behind bars.

As if that weren’t enough distraction, two gorgeous men are vying for Gladie’s attention: Spencer, the playboy chief of police, and Holden, Gladie’s secretive, gorgeously muscled neighbor. Still, Gladie’s not complaining about having a helping hand or two when the case leads her to a dangerously bizarre cult. She may have met her match—and if she’s not careful, it could be her last.


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An Affair to Dismember
The Matchmaker Series, Book One
Elise Sax

Genre: Comedic romantic mystery

Publisher: Ballantine (Random House)

ISBN: 978-0345532220

Number of pages: 320
Word Count: About 80,000




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Book Description:

Certain to appeal to fans of Janet Evanovich, Jennifer Crusie, and Katie MacAlister, Elise Sax’s hilarious series debut introduces matchmaker-in-training Gladie Burger, who stumbles into a dangerous quagmire of murder and red-hot romance.

Three months has been Gladie Burger’s limit when it comes to staying in one place. That’s why Gladie is more than a little skeptical when her eccentric Grandma Zelda recruits her to the family’s matchmaking business in the quaint small town of Cannes, California. What’s more, Gladie is also highly unqualified, having a terrible track record with romance. Still, Zelda is convinced that her granddaughter has “the gift.” But when the going gets tough, Gladie wonders if this gift has a return policy.

When Zelda’s neighbor drops dead in his kitchen, Gladie is swept into his bizarre family’s drama. Despite warnings from the (distractingly gorgeous) chief of police to steer clear of his investigation, Gladie is out to prove that her neighbor’s death was murder. It’s not too long before she’s in way over her head—with the hunky police chief, a dysfunctional family full of possible killers, and yet another mysterious and handsome man, whose attentions she’s unable to ignore. Gladie is clearly being pursued—either by true love or by a murderer. Who will catch her first?

Praise for An Affair to Dismember

“Elise Sax’s new Matchmaker series is off to a rousing start! . . . Sax gives the comic mystery genre a new spin. . . . A fun read sure to entertain.”—RT Book Reviews

“Fans of laugh-out-loud romantic suspense will enjoy this new author as she joins the ranks of Janet Evanovich, Katie MacAllister, and Jennifer Crusie.”—Booklist

“Elise Sax will win your heart.”—New York Times bestselling author Jill Shalvis

“In the tradition of Janet Evanovich’s Stephanie Plum series, Elise Sax’s new novel is a funny, sexy ride.”—Valerie Frankel, author of Four of a Kind

“What a fun book! It will leave readers begging for more.”—Kim Gruenenfelder, author of There’s Cake in My Future



 About the Author:

Elise Sax worked as a journalist for fifteen years, mostly in Paris, France. She took a detour from journalism and became a private investigator before trying her hand at writing fiction. She lives in Southern California with her two sons. An Affair to Dismember, the first in the Matchmaker mystery series, is her first novel.



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