Thursday, October 11, 2012

Duffy Brown Iced Chiffon Blog Tour with a Giveaway, Guest Post and Review

I am so excited to have Duffy Brown here with a Guest Post on Paranormal and Romantic Suspense Reviews.

Duffy Brown is currently touring to promote her new release Iced Chiffon.

For more information about the book, please visit

Thank you Duffy for letting me join your blog tour with a Giveaway, Guest Post and Review.

Please take it away, Duffy!

Ghosts … Help or not so much?

Now that it’s getting to be Halloween I thought I’d ask this question because I happen to live in a haunted house and, no, I have not been smoking anything.

We have slamming cabinets, doors closing, books sliding, things moved, voices when no one’s there. It’s been so bad a few times I went to the top of the stairs and yelled, “Who’s there?” I think my kitchen has a Julia Childs’ ghost.

My daughter’s room is the worse in the house with lights and cool spots. I think she’s got a You’re really going to wear that to school ghost.

My middle daughter went to art school in Savannah, the most haunted city in the USA, and stayed in a really old apartment building. One day she could not find her drafting pencil, looked everywhere and finally found it in the bottom of an old art box she hadn’t opened for months. From then on her pencil always went missing and she always found it in that very place. She had an artsy-fartsy ghost.

Ask anyone who lives in Savannah and they have a ghost story to share. (Guess that’s why I set Iced Chiffon there. No ghosts…lots of bodies.) When we stay at this B&B the ghosts love to play with our cell phone and alarm clock. The owner of the Pirate House…that makes the best pecan chicken on Earth…took me on a tour of his restaurant…the oldest building in Savannah. RL Stevenson wrote Treasure Island there. The inn where the map was found was taken from what the Pirate House looks like. The help had some great ghost stories to tell. One involved blueberry pie flying across the room. Obviously a snooty baker ghost.

Has anyone ever messed with a ouija board or been to a séance? Maybe a psychic? When I was first married we went to this restaurant and the waitress dabbled in palm reading. Said I’d have 4 kids and be a writer…the only thing I was writing at the time was checks. Very strange how she knew. The ghosts she channeled were probably Hemmingway and the Old Lady who lived in a shoe.

Soooo, does anyone have ghosts in their house? Stories to share? A hindrance or a help? A relative? Previous occupant?

I’ll give away three Iced Chiffon totes from the reponses. Happy Haunting!

Giveaway Rules

If you’d like to enter this giveaway please leave a comment answering Duffy's question(s), thanks!

This giveaway is only open to the US and Canada please (prizes are being sent by the author)!

I've finished "Iced Chiffon" the 1st book in her Consignment Shop series by Duffy Brown.

Product Description

There’s always something to gossip about in Savannah, Georgia, and Reagan Summerside always seems to be in the middle of it. She’s busy enough running her consignment shop, The Prissy Fox, with her vivacious Auntie KiKi, but now the gossip — and the sales — are about to pick up after a gruesome discovery …

Reagan’s messy divorce has left her with nothing but a run-down Victorian and a bunch of designer clothes. Strapped for cash, Reagan makes use of the two things she has left, turning the first floor of her home into a consignment shop and filling it with the remnants of her rich-wife wardrobe.

Thanks to his cunning lawyer Walker Boone, her ex got everything else, including the Lexus — not to mention a young blond cupcake. When Reagan finds the cupcake dead in the Lexus, she’s determined to beat Boone to finding the murderer. As it turns out, the gossip fiends flooding Reagan’s shop will give her a lot more than just their unwanted clothes — they have information more precious than a vintage Louis Vuitton.

About the Author

Duffy Brown loves anything with a mystery. While other girls dreamed of dating Brad Pitt, Duffy longed to take Sherlock Holmes to the prom. She has two cats, Spooky and Dr. Watson, and works at a consignment shop when she’s not busy conjuring up who-done-it stories. 

Product Details
Reading level: Ages 18 and up
Mass Market Paperback: 304 pages
Publisher: Berkley; Original edition (October 2, 2012)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0425251608
ISBN-13: 978-0425251607

My Review:

Reagan Summerside is in the middle of a messy divorce and the only thing she got out of it is her Victorian house Cherryhill. She is in desperate need of money to pay off the bills so she has decided to convert her side of the Victorian house into a consignment shop called Prissy Fox.

When she borrows her ex's Lexus to deliver a water fountain she finds the dead body of his new girlfriend in the trunk. Now Hollis (her ex) is the major suspect and has decided to sell Cherryhill to pay his attorney Walker Boone. Reagan decides to find out who the killer is to keep Walker's bill down to the bare minimum.

This was a very funny cozy with some quirky and hilarious characters for ex: Elsie and AnnieFritz, and Reagan's Aunt Kiki. Bruce Willis the dog stole the show and I can't wait to read the next book in the series!

The south was a great setting and it made me hungry for cakes every time I read about the food.  Yum!


Thanks Duffy for sending me an ARC of your book to review, greatly appreciated!


Duffy Brown said...

Thanks for having me at paranormal romantic suspense reviews and thanks for the great review on Iced Chiffon.

No ghosts yet in the series but you never know when one is going to crop up esp in Savannah!

Hugs, Duffy

Diane said...

NO ghosts though I remember in the first house we lived, I had an elderly neighbor. We became friends and I tried to help him out around the house. He lived to 96 years of age and still lived on his own. After he passed I was sure some days I could feel him sitting at my kitchen table having a cup of tea.

diane dot sadler at gmail dot com

Duffy Brown said...

Diane, that is amazing. My aunt died at our house and one day out of the clear blue I just knew she was there. I felt this chill on a hot summer day.
Yeah, I believe in ghost big time.
Thanks for sharing this great story.
Hugs, Duffy

Na said...

There are no ghosts in the house. I think I'm sorry to say! I wouldn't mind a friendly ghost but a scary one might make me want to move. My mom told me she saw a ghost once dressed in old-fashioned clothes. She's always had keener senses than me so there might be one. She hasn't seen the ghost for a long time so it may have taken leave.


Karen C said...

There aren't any ghosts in my house and don't know of anyone who has had a ghostly experience. Savannah is one of the places I want to visit so I can visit places such as you described.
k dot cherubino2011 at gmail dot com

Duffy Brown said...

I definitely think some are more tuned into the ghost thing than others. I'm not but my kids are. They won't stay in my house alone...and here I am alone all the time. I think I'm not tuned in or I'd have to sell.

If you get to Savannah go on one of the ghost tours, they are great and tell you so much about the history of Savannah and all the legends and gossip. LOL

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