Thursday, March 29, 2012

Blog Tour: Cruise to Murder by Zoey and Claire Kane

This blog tour is presented by Breezy Reads.
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Welcome to The Wormhole and my day on the tour.
It is my pleasure to feature Zoey and Claire Kane!
Guest post from the authors:
What it’s like to be a mother-daughter, mystery-solving duo

Zoey: Of course we never thought we would be a mystery-solving duo. We have three mysteries under our belts, two published, so we are still new to all of this. We’ve always been great friends and a support to each other, but Claire was so busy with her life. When she was let go from her position at Eye Witness Magazine, she also broke up with her long term boyfriend, Jack, and so we became close again. It was just natural that the two of us would be involved in mysterious circumstances, starting with The Riddles of Hillgate.

Claire: Mom and I are both single and we have similar interests. We are ambitious, love food, enjoy dates (sometimes double), like clothes and shoes. We also have a sense of humor others don’t always understand. Sometimes bizarre happenings will cause us to laugh, but it doesn’t mean we aren’t worried; I think it boils down to a case of nerves. We must be like those who laugh during the worst moments and it would be so embarrassing for me if someone saw me behaving that way. We write true to ourselves, though, and so you get to see all the good, bad and weird about our adventures.

Zoey: We are good for each other in the face of danger. Claire is usually the cool-headed one, making calls on her cell phone to the authorities, while I am the one convincing her to trespass into bad guys’ residences. Then we turn around and have fun telling you the stories of our adventures through our books.

Claire: When we write our adventures, Mom does most of the typing. I come in and fill in scenes, add chapters, change minor things here and there.

Sometimes we will sit side-by-side. She will be on a laptop and I will be at a desk computer. It is a lot of fun typing away. After about an hour, we take a break and read to each other what we have down. It flows together, because we know each other so well and have lived our adventures.

Zoey: Some people might wonder what makes us want encounter danger. It is usually because people are in trouble and someone needs to solve the mystery, before the bad guys gain more control. Trouble seems to also follow us, so we have to roll with the punches.

Our upcoming mystery, Hexes and Xs, came about from an invitation by a friend we met during Cruise to Murder. She asked for our help, so we couldn’t say no.

Claire: That’s right :) Thanks for having us, Beverly. Our new blog shares more about us. We are also holding a $25 gift card giveaway.
Cruise to Murder Blurb:

When The Sunburst, an elite celebrity cruise ship, sets sail to Kinikiwiki Island, trouble follows billionaire Felix Belmont across the high seas. The curiosity of a mother-daughter-duo gets them tangled up in voodoo, murders and an international conspiracy surrounding him. The islanders don't know it, but their lives are all in danger, too... And their only hope is vacationers Zoey and Claire Kane.

You can buy a copy by clicking HERE.

Author bios:
Claire has a Masters in Journalism, was Editor for Eye Witness Magazine and can’t make Irish Rum Cookies to save her life.
Zoey has dabbled in modeling, is a licensed real-estate agent, seeks for treasures (great and small), and is often underestimated.
Together, Zoey and Claire are a mother-daughter, mystery-solving duo. During their downtime, they dream of island men whisking them away.
(Claire and Zoey are also fictional, and their authors are a real life mother and daughter who use their names as pseudonyms. Don't tell them that, though.)