An Affair to Dismember
Book One of the Matchmaker Series
Three months has been Gladie Burger's limit when it comes to staying in one place: She's always been a temp agency kind of girl, ever ready to move on. That's why Gladie is more than a little skeptical when her eccentric Grandma Zelda recruits her to the family business in the quaint small town of Cannes, California. Gladie is also highly unqualified: Her beloved grandmother's business is matchmaking, and Gladie has a terrible track record with romance. Still, despite evidence to the contrary, 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?
Book Two of the Matchmaker Series
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.
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 toGladie to find Belinda a manand 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.
********* INTERVIEW *********
United By Books is pleased to have Elise Sax on the blog today so we can learn more about her amazing books........
1 ~ Can you please share with us a little about yourself?
I write funny, romantic mysteries. I live in San Diego with my two sons, but right now I’m traveling through Europe with my boys for the ENTIRE summer (The decision to do this was done in a moment of insanity, obviously).
2 ~ Please tell us a little about your newest release ?
MATCHPOINT is the second book in my Matchmaker series. In it, Gladie Burger is still a matchmaker in training, but as she tries to match someone, she becomes a murder suspect in the death of the local dentist. Meanwhile, she has two hottie love interests, but it’s hard to get time for love, when you’re running from a maniacal killer.
3~ Would you like to share an excerpt with us today?
4~ What's in store next for your readers?
The third book in the series comes out in February. Right now, I’m writing a young adult series, which will make people cry (in a good way).
5~ What's the weirdest thing you've ever done in the name of research?
Ask weightlifters what they mean when they say, “beat the cheeks.”
6~ What are some of your favorite kinds of stories to read?
I love to read EVERYTHING.
7~ What is something people would be surprised to know about you?
8~ Do you sing and dance around the house while picking up?
Yes! How did you know? Are you spying on me?
9~ Describe yourself in three words?
Curly. Hungry. Happy.
10~ What is the most embarrassing thing you got caught doing?
The list is so long. The main character of the Matchmaker series, Gladie, is similar to me. We can do embarrassing all day long, and we usually do.
11~ How did you celebrate the sale of your first book?
I screamed a LOT. And then I bought a coffee maker.
12~ What are the scenes that are the hardest for you to write?
Sex scenes. It’s hard to convey the emotion without sounding cheesy.
13~ Is there anything special you would like to say to your readers while we have you here today?
Yes! Thank you so much for reading MATCHPOINT. I hope you laugh and have a lot of fun reading it.
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 is her first novel.
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Literal Hotties Naughty Book Reviews
Why I Can't Stop Reading
KT Book Reviews
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8/06- Wicked Reading by Tawania
8/08- Offbeat Vagabond
8/11-Mad Hatter Reads
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8/15- United by Books
8/16- A Tiffy-Fit's Reading Corner
8/19- Underworld Love Addiction
8/20- You Gotta Read Reviews
8/21- Book Monster Reviews
8/24- Kelly P's Blog
8/27- Why I Can't Stop Reading
8/29- Literal Addiction
8/30- Salacious Reads
8/31- Queen of All She Reads
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******** GIVEAWAY *********
Elise is giving away the following prizes at the end of her tour:
GRAND PRIZE: $50.00 Amazon gift card
2nd Prize: $10.00 Amazon gift card
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